Download E-books The History of England Volume 1: Foundation PDF

By Peter Ackroyd

Having written captivating biographies of London and of its nice river, the Thames, Peter Ackroyd now turns to England itself. this primary quantity of six takes us from the time that England was once first settled, greater than 15,000 years in the past, to the loss of life in 1509 of the 1st Tudor monarch, Henry VII. In it, Ackroyd takes us from Neolithic England, which we will in basic terms see within the such a lot tantalising glimpses -- a stirrup present in a grave, a few seeds on the backside of a bowl -- to the lengthy interval of Roman rule; from the darkish a long time while England used to be invaded by way of a ceaseless tide of Angles, Saxons and Jutes, to the dual glories of medieval England -- its nice church buildings and monasteries and its universal legislation. along with his amazing ability for evoking time and position, he tells the popular tale of king succeeding king in wealthy prose, with profound perception and a few striking information. The nutrients we ate, the garments we wore, the punishments we continued, even the jokes we instructed are all came across the following, too.

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Download E-books The Vocabulary of Intellectual Life in the Middle Ages (Civicima) PDF

The Latin vocabulary of highbrow existence within the heart a long time has been the point of interest of the CIVICIMA-series: 9 volumes of conference-proceedings, monographs and collective works. The sequence has proved convincingly that analyses of the verbal expressions of medieval highbrow lifestyles and their particular meanings is a invaluable and worthwhile job, which sharpens and deepens our knowing of schooling and studying within the medieval global. With this 10th quantity the sequence has been dropped at a end. It serves as a guide, a pragmatic device for locating details and fabric a few enormous variety of keywords, which were categorized in 4 different types of technical vocabulary--terms that built really good meanings within the context of medieval schooling and studying. the 1st classification comprises the vocabulary of faculties and universities (for example, schola, magister, universitas, etc.); the second one the vocabulary of the ebook and booklet construction (for example, armarium, pecia, scriptorium, etc.); the 3rd treats the vocabulary of teaching-methods, tools and items of highbrow lifestyles (for example, concordantia, disputatio, glossa, etc.); the fourth the names of the disciplines, their academics and scholars (for example, artes liberales, canonista, decretista, theologia, etc.). phrases from those 4 different types are handled, both separately or in teams coherent with appreciate to content material, in brief and uniform articles. Their medieval meanings are defined, including their origins, their classical meanings, their semantic improvement, and the old or nearby variations in which means.

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Download E-books Women's Power in Late Medieval Romance (Studies in Medieval Romance) PDF

By Amy N. Vines

The cultural and social strength of girls within the center a long time could be demanding to track, with facts for it scarce. This e-book argues that medieval romances supply a important, yet under-explored, resource for and examples of such authority. by way of reassessing the impression exerted through woman characters, in a spectrum that incorporates either highbrow and chivalric relief and, in certain cases, patronage, it considers how they functioned as versions of cultural, highbrow, and social authority in medieval literary texts. as well as examples set by way of the relatives connections, socio-political networks, and textual groups during which they lived, this examine argues that ladies additionally discovered equipment of impact from the books they learn. In texts like Troilus and Criseyde and Partonope of Blois, the feminine reader encounters an particular demonstration of ways a woman`s highbrow and fiscal assets can be utilized. The literary representations of women's cultural energy divulge a continuum of impression from non-material results to fabric sway within the medieval patronage process, a power usually unacknowledged in strictly old and extra-literary assets. Amy N. Vines is Assistant Professor within the division of English, collage of North Carolina-Greensboro.

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Download E-books A World Lit Only by Fire: The Medieval Mind and the Renaissance: Portrait of an Age PDF

By William Manchester

From stories of chivalrous knights to the barbarity of trial by way of ordeal, no period has been a better resource of awe, horror, and sweetness than the center a long time. In handsomely crafted prose, and with the grace and authority of his impressive reward for narrative heritage, William Manchester leads us from a civilization tottering on the point of cave in to the grandeur of its rebirth-the dense explosion of strength that spawned a few of history's maximum poets, philosophers, painters, adventurers, and reformers, in addition to a few of its so much wonderful villains- the Renaissance.

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Download E-books Reading Medieval Latin PDF

Interpreting Medieval Latin is an anthology of Medieval Latin texts, prepared chronologically and thematically with introductions, commentaries and a vocabulary of nonclassical phrases and meanings. it's a language textbook, designed to introduce scholars with 12 months or extra of Latin to the Latin writing and tradition of the interval A.D. 550-1200. it's the purely systematic advent for college students to every kind of Medieval Latin writing.

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Download E-books Constructing Medieval Sexuality (Medieval Cultures) PDF

This assortment is the 1st to be committed completely to medieval sexuality trained by way of present theories of sexuality and gender. It brings jointly essays from a variety of disciplinary views to contemplate how the center a long time outlined, regulated, and represented sexual practices and desires.

Always contemplating sexuality with regards to gender, the gender, the physique, and indentity, the essays discover medieval sexuality as a old development produced via and embedded within the cultures and associations of that interval. themes comprise the medieval realizing of sodomy, the ancient development of heterosexuality, and the intersections of sexuality with race, gender, and religion.

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Download E-books Captivity and Imprisonment in Medieval Europe, 1000-1300 (Medieval Culture and Society) PDF

By Jean Dunbabin

Medieval imprisonment was once no longer often punitive. in its place, it used to be meant as a mode of coercion, to exort ransom or revenge from a fellow aristocrat, to self-discipline participants of a loved ones or to take away a perilous opponent. additionally, as Dunbabin's attention-grabbing learn makes transparent, varieties of captivity may possibly differ to a unprecedented degree

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Download E-books Late Antique and Medieval Art of the Mediterranean World (Blackwell Anthologies in Art History) PDF

By Eva R. Hoffman

Late vintage and Medieval artwork of the Mediterranean World is a much-needed educating anthology that rethinks and broadens the scope of the stale and proscribing classifications used for Early Christian-Byzantine visible arts.

  • A accomplished anthology supplying a brand new method of the visible arts categorized as Early Christian-Byzantine
  • Comprised of essays from specialists within the box that combine the more moderen, historiographical study into 'the canon' of tested scholarship
  • Exposes the ancient, geographical and cultural continuities and interactions within the visible arts of the past due vintage and medieval Mediterranean world
  • Covers an intensive variety of subject matters, together with the influence that converging cultures in overdue antiquity had on paintings, the cultural identities that may be saw by way of taking a look at distinction of culture in visible paintings, and the variance of illuminations in holy books

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Download E-books Medieval Violence: Physical Brutality in Northern France, 1270-1330 (Oxford Historical Monographs) PDF

By Hannah Skoda

Medieval Violence offers an in depth research of the perform of medieval brutality, concentrating on a thriving zone of northern France within the overdue 13th and early fourteenth centuries. It examines how violence was once conceptualised during this interval, and makes use of this framework to enquire road violence, tavern brawls, city rebellions, pupil misbehaviour, and household violence. The interactions among those a number of varieties of violence are tested so that it will exhibit the complicated and communicative nature of medieval brutality. what's usually pushed aside as dysfunctional behaviour is proven to were hugely strategic and socially vital. Violence used to be a functionality, based upon the areas within which it happened. certainly, brutality used to be contingent upon social and cultural buildings. while, the typical stereotype of the thoughtlessly brutal heart a while is challenged, as attitudes in the direction of violence are published to were advanced, afflicted, and ambivalent. even if violence might functionality successfully as a sort of conversation that may order and harmonise society, or even if it unavoidably degenerated into chaotic disease the place which means used to be multivalent and incomprehensible, remained an issue of ongoing debate in a number of contexts. utilizing numerous resource fabric, together with felony files, renowned literature, and sermons, Hannah Skoda explores stories of, and attitudes in the direction of, violence, and highlights profound modern ambiguity relating its nature and legitimacy.

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