Life in a Medieval City

By Frances Gies, Joseph Gies

"Some specific books i discovered necessary for A video game of Thrones and its sequels deserve mention... Life in a Medieval Castle and Life in a Medieval City, either by way of Joseph and Frances Gies." —George R.R. Martin, writer of the sequence A music of Ice and Fire

Medieval heritage comes alive in Frances and Joseph Gies’s lifestyles in a Medieval urban, used as a examine source by means of George R. R. Martin in developing the area of A video game of Thrones.

Reissued for the 1st time in many years, existence in a Medieval urban is the vintage account of the 12 months 1250 within the urban of Troyes, in modern day France. Acclaimed historians Frances and Joseph Gies specialize in a excessive element of medieval civilization—before conflict and the Black dying ravaged Europe—providing a desirable window into the sophistication of a interval we too usually brush aside as backward.

Urban existence within the center a long time revolved round the domestic, frequently a mixed-use living for burghers with a shop or workshop at the flooring ground and residing quarters upstairs. A built economic climate, targeting textiles, farming, and fiscal companies, should be present in the city middle, the place craftsmen competed for company whereas adhering to the guilds’ codes of behavior. there have been colleges for the kids, even though simply boys may attend and the teachings have been taught in Latin by way of a clergyman. The church was once a hub of either spiritual and civic lifestyles; providers have been energetic and choked with track, and baptisms and different targeted events introduced buddies jointly to rejoice. The weddings of wealthier townsfolk have been lavish affairs packed with track and dance and consuming which may occasionally final for weeks.

“An excellently written account of what's recognized of the lifetime of medieval burghers.”—Library Journal

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The Lady and the Unicorn: A Novel

By Tracy Chevalier

A journey de strength of historical past and mind's eye, The woman and the Unicorn is Tracy Chevalier’s resolution to the secret in the back of one of many paintings world’s nice masterpieces—a set of bewitching medieval tapestries that hangs this day within the Cluny Museum in Paris. they seem to painting the seduction of a unicorn, however the tale at the back of their making is unknown—until now.

Paris, 1490.  A smart French nobleman commissions six lavish tapestries celebrating his emerging prestige at court docket. He hires the charismatic, boastful, sublimely gifted Nicolas des Innocents to layout them. Nicolas creates havoc one of the ladies within the house—mother and daughter, servant, and lady-in-waiting—before taking his designs north to the Brussels workshop the place the tapestries are to be woven. There, grasp weaver Georges de los angeles Chapelle dangers every thing he has to complete the tapestries—his most interesting, most complex work—on time for his exacting French shopper. the implications swap all their lives—lives which have been captured within the tapestries, when you recognize the place to look.

In The woman and the Unicorn, Tracy Chevalier weaves truth and fiction right into a attractive, undying, and exciting literary tapestry—an outstanding tale exquisitely told.

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The Paschal Song and Hymns (Society of Biblical Literature: Writings from the Greco-Roman World, Volume 35)

By Sedulius

This can be the 1st whole English translation of the poetic works of Sedulius, a Christian Latin poet of overdue antiquity whose biblical epic and hymns have been significantly renowned through the heart a while and the early glossy interval. The advent locations the poet and his works into his old and literary contexts, through the Latin textual content of Sedulius s poetic works with English translation on dealing with pages. Notes on linguistic and ancient issues are designed to assist the reader with very little Latin and just some familiarity with Sedulius s classical and biblical resources. Appendices offer texts and translations of incidental comparable fabrics, together with Sedulius s dedicatory letters; biographical notices, subscriptions, and laudatory poems linked to Sedulius s works within the manuscript culture; and consultant excerpts from Sedulius s personal prose paraphrase of the Paschale Carmen. the amount encompasses a bibliography and index.

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Crime and Justice in Late Medieval Italy

By Trevor Dean

During this very important examine, Trevor Dean examines the heritage of crime and felony justice in Italy from the mid-thirteenth to the top of the 15th century. The booklet includes reports of the main common sorts of prosecuted crime reminiscent of violence, robbery and insult, besides the not often prosecuted sorcery and intercourse crimes. Drawing on a various and leading edge diversity of assets, together with laws, felony reviews, prosecutions, chronicles and works of fiction, Dean demonstrates how wisdom of the background of legal justice can remove darkness from our wider knowing of the center a long time. matters and tools of legal justice mirrored the constitution and operation of country strength; they have been a necessary aspect within the evolution of towns and so they supplied uncooked fabric for fictions. additionally, the examine of judicial files presents perception right into a wide variety of social occasions, from family violence to the oppression of ethnic minorities.

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A Companion to Alexander Literature in the Middle Ages (Brill's Companions to the Christian Tradition, Vol.29)

By Z. David Zuwiyya

By no means prior to has there seemed in English this sort of selection of essays relating Alexander the Great's legacy in international literature. From Greek and Latin works of the Classical interval via Medieval texts in Syriac, Persian, Coptic, Arabic, Ethiopic and Hebrew, to boot the ecu languages, the fourteen chapters hide the gamut of Alexander literary reviews as compiled by means of a number of the most desirable students in each one box, bringing the reader up to date on every thing Alexander. those specialists proportion their effects after years of research within the box, and, in doing so, element the reader towards the essence of every of the myriad of Alexander romances, whereas whilst together with copious notes and bibliography to arrange the reader for their personal Alexander journey.Contributors contain: Richard Stoneman, Saskia Dönitz, Daniel Selden, Josef Wiesehöfer, David Ashurst, Laurence Harf-Lancner, Danielle Buschinger, Juan Pedro Monferrer Sala, Roberta Morosini, Maura Lafferty, Peter Kotar, David Zuwiyya

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The Dancing Plague: The Strange, True Story of an Extraordinary Illness

By John Waller

A gripping story of 1 of history's such a lot extraordinary occasions, and what it unearths in regards to the unusual probabilities of human nature

In the searing July warmth of 1518, Frau Troffea stepped into the streets of Strasbourg and commenced to bounce. Bathed in sweat, she persisted to bounce. conquer with exhaustion, she stopped, after which resumed her solitary jig a couple of hours later. Over the following months, approximately 400 humans succumbed to a similar agonizing compulsion. At its height, the epidemic claimed the lives of fifteen males, girls, and youngsters an afternoon. probably a hundred humans danced to their deaths in a single of the main extraordinary and terrifying plagues in history.

John Waller compellingly conjures up the points of interest, sounds, and aromas; the illnesses and hardships; the fervent supernaturalism and the determined hedonism of the past due medieval international. in keeping with new proof, he explains why the plague happened and the way it got here to an finish. In doing so, he sheds gentle at the strangest features of the human brain and on our personal susceptibility to mass hysteria.

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Poetry and Philosophy in the Middle Ages: A Festschrift for Peter Dronke (Mittellateinische Studien Und Texte) (Studies and Sources in Islamic Art and Architecture)

A suite of essays written by way of students, acquaintances and co-workers of Professor Peter Dronke, to honour him on his retirement.
The essays handle the query of the connection among poetry and philosophy within the heart a long time. participants contain Walter Berschin, Charles Burnett, Stephen Gersh, Michael Herren, Edouard Jeauneau, David Luscombe, Paul Gerhardt Schmidt, Joe Trapp, Jill Mann, Claudio Orlandi and John Marenbon.
It is a vital assortment for either philosophical and literary experts; students, graduate scholars and under-graduates in Medieval Literature and in Medieval Philosophy.

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Medieval Science, Technology, and Medicine: An Encyclopedia (Routledge Encyclopedias of the Middle Ages)

Medieval technology, expertise, and Medicine information the total scope of clinical wisdom within the medieval interval in additional than three hundred A to Z entries. This source discusses the study, program of information, cultural and know-how exchanges, experimentation, and achievements within the many disciplines on the topic of technology and expertise. insurance comprises innovations, discoveries, ideas, locations and fields of research, areas, and critical individuals to varied fields of technological know-how. There also are entries on South-Central and East Asian technology. This reference paintings offers an exam of medieval medical culture in addition to an appreciation for the connection among medieval technological know-how and the traditions it supplanted and people who changed it.

For a whole record of entries, participants, and extra, stopover at the Routledge Encyclopedias of the center Ages site.

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The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child, Volume 2: The Middle Ages: Tests and Answer Key (Story of the World)

By Susan Wise Bauer, Elizabeth Rountree

[b]History has been taught in an uneventful method for a lot too lengthy. a topic as relocating and strong as humanity's prior might be inviting, and whilst it truly is instructed good, it really is. Susan clever Bauer succeeds in telling the fascinating tale of background along with her best-selling heritage sequence. mom and dad and younger readers have fallen in love together with her narrative background, The tale of the World, and its accompanying job e-book. Now lecturers and residential educators can make the most of a brand new and worthy studying instrument: the checks and resolution Key package.

integrated are forty two exams: one for every bankruptcy of The tale of the World. ideal for comparing comprehension and retention. The narrative layout of The tale of the World is helping youngsters consider the well-known humans, areas, and occasions in historical past. those exams give you an ideal way to ensure that your baby is soaking up the $64000 occasions from international heritage. a mixture of a number of selection, matching, fill-in-the-blank, and brief writing samples let you review your child's retention and comprehension of key occasions in The tale of the World. The exams package deal includes a solution key for all tests.

those easy-to-use assessments and solution keys, effectively utilized by 1000's of oldsters and lecturers, offer an target strategy for measuring retention of key evidence, figures, and occasions from background. a mixture of sequencing, matching, short-answer, and essay-style questions provides scholars an opportunity to teach what they've discovered. Used with The tale of the World textual content booklet and job ebook (sold separately), the try out and resolution Key offers educators a whole background curriculum for his or her simple tuition scholars.

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The Medieval Anarchy: History in an Hour

By Kaye Jones

Love background? comprehend your stuff with background in an Hour.

Nicknamed ‘The Anarchy' for its extraordinary degrees of chaos and disease, the succession drawback that the demise of King Henry I in 1135 ended in England's first civil war.

‘The Medieval Anarchy: heritage in an Hour’ smartly covers all of the significant proof and occasions supplying you with a transparent and simple evaluate of the plots and violence that ensued in the course of the the nineteen-year clash. ‘The Medieval Anarchy: background in an Hour’ is engagingly written and obtainable for all heritage lovers.

This, in an hour, is the tale of ‘The Medieval Anarchy’ during the personalities, context, occasions and aftermath of England's first, and sometimes forgotten, civil war.

Love your background? know about the realm with historical past in an Hour…

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