Download E-books Friendship and Love, Ethnics and Politics: Studies in Medieval and Early Modern History PDF

By Eva Osterberg

This present day, friendship, love and sexuality are as a rule seen as inner most, own and casual relatives. within the medieval and early glossy interval, similar to in precedent days, this was once diversified. The classical philosophy of friendship (Aristotle) incorporated either friendship and love within the thought of philia. It was once additionally associated with a controversy in regards to the virtues had to develop into a good member of the town kingdom. therefore, shut relatives weren't simply considered an issue of friendly gatherings in privateness, yet simply as a lot an issue of ethics and politics. What, then, occurred to the classical principles of shut kinfolk once they have been transmitted to philosophers, clerical and monastic thinkers, country officers or other folks within the medieval and early smooth interval? To what quantity did friendship go beyond the differences among deepest and public that then existed? How have been shut kin formed in perform? Did dialogues with shut acquaintances aid to give a contribution to the method of subject-formation within the Renaissance and Enlightenment? To what measure did associations of strength or person thinkers locate it essential to warning opposed to friendship or love and sexuality? those are the various questions raised within the ebook, at the foundation of alternative ecu resources. The discussions comment on adjustments within the differences among inner most and public, in subject-formation and felony practices, in addition to the various cultural, existential and moral value of shut family in heritage.

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Download E-books Valley of Dry Bones (Medieval Mysteries) PDF

By Priscilla Royal

In the past due summer time of 1274, King Edward has eventually been anointed England’s ruler, and his queen contemplates a pilgrimage in gratitude for his or her secure go back from Outremer, a trip that may comprise a remain at Tyndal Priory. Envoys are despatched to verify that every thing could be compatible for the king’s spouse, and Prioress Eleanor nervously awaits them, understanding that regal visits carry alongside fee and honor. the fee is better than anticipated, despite the fact that, whilst dying arrives because the unforeseen emissary. one of many courtiers is murdered close to the hut the place Brother Thomas now lives as a hermit. each one member of the occasion has cause to hate the lifeless guy, together with Crowner Ralf’s eldest brother, Sir Fulke, and the prioress’s nemesis, the fellow in black. quickly Eleanor is embroiled within the harmful international of energy video games, either secular and non secular. certainly, England’s destiny below a brand new king may perhaps supply wish and reduction, yet skeletons from the previous can get back to sensible these within the biblical valley of dry bones. Which had reason adequate to kill?

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Download E-books The New Cambridge Medieval History (Volume 1: c.500-c.700) PDF

The 1st quantity of the recent Cambridge Medieval heritage covers the transitional interval among the later Roman international and the early center a while, c. 500 to c. seven-hundred. This was once an period of constructing awareness and profound switch in Europe, Byzantium and the Arab international, an period during which the principles of medieval society have been laid and to which a lot of our glossy myths of nationwide and spiritual identification may be traced. This booklet bargains a complete local survey of the 6th and 7th centuries, from eire within the west to the increase of Islam within the heart East, and from Scandinavia within the north to the Mediterranean south. It explores the major subject matters pinning jointly the background of this era, from kingship, alternate and the church, to artwork, structure and schooling. It represents either a useful conspectus of present scholarship and knowledgeable creation to the interval.

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Download E-books The History and Topography of Ireland PDF

By Gerald of Wales

Gerald of Wales was once one of the so much dynamic and engaging churchmen of the 12th century. A member of 1 of the prime Norman households fascinated about the invasion of eire, he first visited there in 1183 and later lower back within the entourage of Henry II. The ensuing Topographia Hiberniae is a unprecedented account of his travels.

Here he describes landscapes, fish, birds and animals; recounts the background of Ireland's rulers; and tells fantastical tales of magic wells and lethal whirlpools, unknown creatures and evil spirits. Written from the viewpoint of an invader and reformer, this paintings has been rightly criticized for its portrait of a primitive land, but it's also probably the most vital resources for what's identified of eire in the course of the center a long time.

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Download E-books The Aebeling (The Casere Book 1) PDF

By Michael O'Neill

Seriously clichéd millionaire playboy significant Connor MacLeod, is still no traditional 40 12 months previous millionaire playboy. A hugely adorned military officer (some even name him a hero),  a international champion sportsman, a student with levels in technological know-how, engineering, and heritage, he has lived his twenty 5 years of public existence at complete throttle. Frenemies extra often describe him as reckless, irresponsible and certainly suicidal, yet he has confirmed to be the proverbial unstoppable strength, to date.
But all good stuff needs to come to an end.
Conn has "inherited" a style of passing from this size (21st Century Earth) to a different; one who he has decided to be much like ninth Century Europe (although it truly is certainly no longer ninth Century Europe!).
As he step from this global to a different, has he eventually bitten off greater than he can chew.
Author Bio: Michael O'Neill is a highschool instructor from Australia, who has had a lifestyles lengthy fascination with the area of technological know-how myth -- ranging from his creation to the style by way of J.R.R. Tolkien's books. His favourite books stay the Belgariad sequence written by way of David Eddings. determining to absorb the mantle himself, he begun writing his personal publication -- one quantity that has became an epic sequence. 3 of the 4 chapters are actually written; the ultimate bankruptcy is due in 2016.
Keywords: myth, Epic, Medieval, darkish a long time, event, technological know-how Fiction 

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Download E-books The Gargoyles of Notre-Dame: Medievalism and the Monsters of Modernity PDF

By Michael Camille

Most of the seven million those who stopover at the cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris every year most likely do not understand that the mythical gargoyles decorating this medieval masterpiece weren't built until eventually the 19th century. the 1st entire background of those world-famous monsters, The Gargoyles of Notre-Dame argues that they reworked the long-lasting thirteenth-century cathedral right into a glossy monument.

Michael Camille starts his long-awaited research by means of recounting architect Eugène Viollet-le-Duc’s formidable recovery of the constitution from 1843 to 1864, while the gargoyles have been designed, sculpted through the little-known Victor Pyanet, and put in. those gargoyles, Camille contends, weren't mere avatars of the center a while, yet relatively clean creations—symbolizing an imagined past—whose modernity lay accurately of their nostalgia. He is going directly to map the severe reception and many-layered afterlives of those chimeras, particularly within the works of such artists and writers as Charles Méryon, Victor Hugo, and photographer Henri Le Secq. Tracing their eventual evolution into icons of excessive kitsch, Camille finally locates the gargoyles’ position within the twentieth-century mind's eye, exploring interpretations by means of every person from Winslow Homer to the Walt Disney Company.

Lavishly illustrated with greater than 300 photographs of its huge but whimsical topics, The Gargoyles of Notre-Dame is a must-read for historians of paintings and structure and someone whose mind's eye has been sparked by means of the cute monsters watching out over Paris from one of many world’s most famous vantage points.

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Download E-books Introduction to Medieval Europe, 300-1550: Age of Discretion PDF

By Wim Blockmans, Peter Hoppenbrouwers

Surveying the years among three hundred and 1550, this remarkable textbook brings a protracted, advanced and sundry interval of eu historical past vividly to life.

Covering topics as assorted as barbarian migrations, the expansion of towns, kingship, non secular reform, the Crusades, trade, the Black demise, and the highbrow and cultural lifetime of the center a long time, it explores the using forces at the back of the formation of medieval society and the instructions within which it constructed and changed.

This inspiring textbook:
<UL> * presents a transparent and stimulating survey of medieval historical past over greater than one thousand years
* covers all of the major matters and issues inside a transparent interpretive framework
* comprises illustrated, targeted case stories in each one bankruptcy to help studying, protecting issues corresponding to Roman legislations, structure, taxation, advances in drugs, the indulgence exchange within the Church and a merchant’s manual
* provides huge geographical insurance and is richly illustrated with over 100 photographs, engravings, maps, tables and figures
* is written through leaders of their box with the main updated study and reading.
Taking an international that, through glossy criteria, used to be technologically underdeveloped, negative, unjust, violent, and ruled through figures of virtually legendary proportions corresponding to Saint Augustine, Thomas Aquinas and Joan of Arc, Wim Blockmanns and Peter Hoppenbrouwers have produced a textbook that are meant to, surely, take its rightful position at the examining checklist of any pupil of ecu historical past

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Download E-books The Worlds of Medieval Europe PDF

By Clifford R. Backman

The Worlds of Medieval Europe updates and revises conventional textbook representations of the center a long time through balancing the normal concentrate on political views, specifically these of northern Europe, with both distinct consciousness to medieval society because it constructed within the Mediterranean. the result's a nuanced portrayal of a multifarious western global that used to be sharply divided among its northern and southern features. through additionally integrating the histories of the Islamic and Byzantine international into the most narrative, the textual content brings new lifestyles to the continuum of interaction--social, cultural, and highbrow, in addition to commercial--that existed between all 3 societies. additionally, it describes ways that the medieval Latin West tried to appreciate the unified and rational constitution of the human cosmos, which they believed existed underneath the observable variety and ailment of the realm. This attempt to re-create a human ordering of "unity via diversity" presents a necessary key to knowing medieval Europe and the ways that it looked and reacted to the worlds round it. The Worlds of Medieval Europe is a perfect textual content for undergraduate classes in medieval background, Western civilization, the heritage of Christianity, and Muslim-Christian family members. It additionally serves as a very good complement for classes at the historical past of a particular kingdom within the medieval interval, the historical past of medieval paintings, or the heritage of the eu economic climate.

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Download E-books York Mystery Plays: A Selection in Modern Spelling (Oxford World's Classics) PDF

The York Corpus Christi cycle is the oldest and best-known of the English secret cycles, and its intensity and scope are mirrored within the choice of twenty-two pageants provided during this quantity. incorporated are performs at the construction, the autumn of guy, the Incarnation, ardour, and Resurrection of Christ, and the final Judgement. the eagerness series has been elevated via six of the 8 performs as a rule attributed to the good poetic dramatist referred to as the York realist; this is often the single variation of those works to be had in paperback, and the one quantity to provide sleek spelling all through. together with distinct notes and a basic advent, this is often the precise resource for college kids of medieval song, drama, and literature in addition to actors engaging in revivals of those recognized plays.

About the sequence: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made on hand the broadest spectrum of literature from worldwide. each one cheap quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, delivering the main exact textual content plus a wealth of different beneficial beneficial properties, together with specialist introductions through best specialists, voluminous notes to elucidate the textual content, updated bibliographies for extra research, and masses more.

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