From Memory to Written Record: England 1066 - 1307

This seminal paintings of scholarship, which strains the improvement of literacy in medieval England, is now totally up to date in a 3rd edition.

  • This publication serves as an creation to medieval books and records for graduate scholars through the world
  • Features a very re-written first bankruptcy, ‘Memories and Myths of the Norman Conquest', and a brand new postscript by way of the writer reflecting at the reception to the unique booklet and discussing contemporary scholarship on medieval literacy
  • Includes a revised advisor to extra interpreting and a revision of the plates which illustrate medieval manuscripts in detail

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Food, Drink and Identity: Cooking, Eating and Drinking in Europe since the Middle Ages

Food and drink have supplied interesting insights into cultural styles in purchaser societies. there's an intimate dating among meals and id yet strategies of identification formation via foodstuff are faraway from transparent. This publication provides a brand new standpoint to the present physique of scholarship via addressing pivotal questions: is nutrients crucial or marginal to identification building? Does nutrients both subject for all group(ing)s? Why could, in people's adventure, meals develop into specially very important at one second, or, to the contrary, lose its significance?

The starting place of meals conduct is usually interrogated. participants examine how, whilst, why and by way of whom cooking, consuming and ingesting have been used as a method of contrast. top historians and sociologists examine thoughts of authenticity, adjustment, invention and import, in addition to meals symptoms and codes, and why they've been accredited or rejected. They study quite a lot of classes and issues: the aged, alcohol and id in Early sleek Europe; foodstuff riots and nationwide identification; noble households, consuming and ingesting in eighteenth-century Spain; intake and the operating category within the 19th century; commensality; the that means of Champagne in Belle-Epoque France; the narrative of nutrients in Norway; wine and bread in French Algeria; nutrition and id in post-war Germany.

This exciting booklet brings jointly new, comparative insights and learn that permit a greater knowing of methods of integration and segregation, the function of foodstuff within the development of identification, and the connection among previous and new meals habits.

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Reason and Society in the Middle Ages

By Alexander Murray

The center a long time are remembered as an age of religion; yet they have been additionally an age of cause. This e-book concentrates at the 250 years among the past due eleventh and early 14th centuries and reports key elements of the rationalistic culture: arithmetic, and the wider present represented by way of a literary schooling. the ultimate part considers ascetic monasticism, a significantly non-rationalistic tradition.

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Everyday Life in Medieval England

By Christopher Dyer

Everyday lifestyles in Medieval England captures the daily event of individuals within the center a while - the homes and settlements during which they lived, the nutrition they ate, their getting and spending - and their social relationships. the image that emerges is of serious kind, of continuous switch, of stream and of firm. many folks have been downtrodden and miserably negative, yet they struggled opposed to their conditions, resisting oppressive gurus, to construct their very own lifestyle and to enhance their fabric stipulations. the normal women and men of the center a long time look all through. daily life in Medieval England is an exceptional contribution to either nationwide and native history.

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Baudolino

By Umberto Eco

It is April 1204, and Constantinople, the luxurious capital of the Byzantine Empire, is being sacked and burned through the knights of the Fourth campaign. Amid the carnage and confusion, one Baudolino saves a historian and excessive courtroom respectable from yes dying by the hands of the crusading warriors and proceeds to inform his personal fantastical story.

Born an easy peasant in northern Italy, Baudolino has significant gifts-a expertise for studying languages and a ability in telling lies. while nonetheless a boy he meets a overseas commander within the woods, fascinating him along with his fast wit and full of life brain. The commander-who proves to be Emperor Frederick Barbarossa-adopts Baudolino and sends him to the college in Paris, the place he makes a couple of fearless, adventurous friends.

Spurred on via myths and their very own reveries, this merry band units out looking for Prester John, a mythical priest-king stated to rule over an unlimited nation within the East-a phantasmagorical land of odd creatures with eyes on their shoulders and mouths on their stomachs, of eunuchs, unicorns, and beautiful maidens.

With brilliant digressions, outrageous tips, outstanding feeling, and vicarious reflections on our postmodern age, this is often Eco the storyteller at his exceptional best.

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Hafted Weapons in Medieval and Renaissance Europe: The Evolution of European Staff Weapons between 1200 and 1650 (History of Warfare, Volume 31)

By John Waldman

The advance handled during this quantity of a number of employees guns within the Medieval and Renaissance classes in Europe is of value, because the repeated luck in their use triggered sizeable political adjustments. Their typology, use, and smithing ideas in addition to correlations with modern creative renditions, are mentioned in nice element. Surviving specimens from museums and collections during the Western Hemisphere are used. Conservation concerns also are handled. The e-book is seriously illustrated with black and white, colour pictures and drawings and has a foreword by way of Walther Karcheski, leader Curator of hands and Armor of the Frazier old palms Museum.

it really is meant as a reference for ancient students, artists, museum curators, inner most creditors and the artwork industry, and is a well timed explanation of the character of those palms.

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Rhetorics of Bodily Disease and Health in Medieval and Early Modern England (Literary and Scientific Cultures of Early Modernity)

By Jennifer C. Vaught

Susan Sontag in "Illness as Metaphor and AIDS and Its Metaphors" issues to the important connection among metaphors and physically health problems, and although her analyses offers regularly with glossy literary works. This choice of essays examines the sizeable volume to which rhetorical figures with regards to illness and well-being - metaphor, simile, pun, analogy, image, personification, allegory, oxymoron, and metonymy - tell medieval and early smooth literature, faith, technological know-how, and medication in England and its surrounding ecu context. in line with the severe pattern during the last decade to foreground the problem of the physique and the sentiments, those essays music the improvement of sustained, nuanced rhetorics of physically ailment and health-physical, emotional, and non secular. The individuals to this assortment method their exciting topics from quite a lot of well timed, theoretical, and interdisciplinary views, together with the philosophy of language, semiotics, and linguistics; ecology; women's and gender experiences; faith; and, the historical past of medication. The essays specialise in works by means of Dante, Chaucer, Spenser, Shakespeare, Donne, and Milton between others; the genres of epic, lyric, satire, drama, and the sermon; and cultural background artifacts resembling medieval anatomies, the mathematics of plague accounts of mortality, meteorology, and clinical publications for fit regimens.

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Medieval Iberia: Changing Societies and Cultures in Contact and Transition (Monografías A) (Monografías A)

Medieval Iberia was once wealthy in sociolinguistic and cultural variety. This quantity explores the tradition, heritage, literature and language of the Peninsula in an try and comprehend its cultural-political complexity and its legacy. significant issues comprise the illustration of minority teams locally; the problem of social touch that can carry mutual absorption of impact or clash; the results of linguistic interplay and improvement; and the dissemination of cultural and clinical wisdom inside of and past the borders of the Peninsula. smooth interpretations of Medieval Iberia are neither static nor definitive during this kaleidoscopic box of research.

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Late Antique and Medieval Art of the Mediterranean World (Blackwell Anthologies in Art History)

By Eva R. Hoffman

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

  • A finished anthology providing a brand new method of the visible arts categorised as Early Christian-Byzantine
  • Comprised of essays from specialists within the box that combine the more recent, historiographical learn into 'the canon' of demonstrated scholarship
  • Exposes the ancient, geographical and cultural continuities and interactions within the visible arts of the overdue vintage and medieval Mediterranean world
  • Covers an in depth diversity of issues, together with the impact that converging cultures in past due antiquity had on artwork, the cultural identities that may be saw by means of taking a look at distinction of culture in visible artwork, and the variance of illuminations in holy books

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The Jews of Medieval Western Christendom, 1000-1500 (Cambridge Medieval Textbooks)

By Robert Chazan

Among the years advert one thousand and 1500, western Christendom absorbed by way of conquest and attracted via immigration increasingly more Jews. This neighborhood used to be to make a worthwhile contribution to speedily constructing ecu civilisation yet was once additionally to endure a few poor setbacks, culminating in a chain of expulsions from the extra complicated westerly components of Europe. even as, full of life new branches of worldwide Jewry emerged and a wealthy new Jewish cultural legacy was once created. during this very important historic synthesis, Robert Chazan discusses the Jewish adventure over a 500 yr interval around the complete continent of Europe. in addition to being the tale of medieval Jewry, the booklet at the same time illuminates very important elements of majority lifestyles in Europe in this interval. This publication is key studying for all scholars of medieval Jewish heritage and a tremendous reference for any student of medieval Europe.

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