Download E-books Europe's Inner Demons: The Demonization of Christians in Medieval Christendom PDF

By Norman Cohn

Europe's internal Demons is an interesting background of the irrational have to think witches and an research of ways these fantasies made the persecutions of the center a long time attainable. moreover, Norman Cohn's discovery that a few influential resources on eu witch trials have been forgeries has revolutionized the sphere of witchcraft, making this essentially the most crucial books ever written at the subject.

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Download E-books The Book of Memory: A Study of Memory in Medieval Culture (Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature) PDF

Mary Carruthers's vintage learn of the educational and makes use of of reminiscence for quite a few reasons in ecu cultures throughout the center a while has essentially replaced the way in which students comprehend medieval tradition. This totally revised and up to date moment version considers afresh the entire fabric and conclusions of the 1st. whereas responding to new instructions in study encouraged through the unique, this re-creation devotes even more awareness to the function of informed reminiscence in composition, even if of literature, track, structure, or manuscript books. the hot version will reignite the controversy on reminiscence in medieval experiences and, just like the first, could be crucial studying for students of background, song, the humanities and literature, in addition to these drawn to problems with orality and literacy (anthropology), within the operating and layout of reminiscence (both neuropsychology and synthetic memory), and within the disciplines of meditation (religion).

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Download E-books Medieval Swordsmanship: Illustrated Methods And Techniques PDF

By John Clements

From the writer of Renaissance Swordsmanship comes the main accomplished and traditionally actual view ever of the misplaced battling arts of Medieval knights, warriors and men-at-arms. in accordance with years of in depth education and study within the use of eu swords, it comprises powerful scuffling with thoughts for the sword, sword & protect, long-sword, great-sword, pole-arm and extra. And with greater than two hundred illustrations and infrequent historic records, it's a scholarly reference in addition to a hands-on education consultant for martial artists of all degrees.

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Download E-books Medieval Warfare: A History PDF

By Maurice Keen

The medieval interval was once a novel epoch in army history--an age profoundly inspired by means of martial beliefs, whose very constitution of society used to be prepared for warfare, and whose leaders have been by means of necessity warriors. Now, the richly illustrated Medieval Warfare illuminates this period, reading over 700 years of eu clash, from the time of Charlemagne to the top of the center a while (1500). Twelve students research medieval battle in sections. the 1st part explores the adventure of battle chronologically, with essays at the Viking age, at the wars and growth of the 11th and 12th centuries, at the Crusades, and at the nice Hundred Years conflict among England and France. the second one part strains advancements within the artwork of battle: fortification and siege craft, the function of armored cavalrymen, using mercenary forces, the beginning of gunpowder artillery, and the recent abilities in navigation and shipbuilding.

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Download E-books Medieval Practices of Space PDF

In keeping with a convention held in 1997 via the Centre for Medieval reports, those ten essays discover the ordering, manipulation, functionality and which means of area within the medieval interval. those experiences specialize in varied methods to dividing area through cartographers, artists, architects, writers and historians, and when it comes to functionality and practicalities, by way of gender and social prestige or classification. contains essays on Paris, Marseille, Italian towns, monasticism and using house in functionality and staging.

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Download E-books Medieval Clothing and Textiles, Volume 2 PDF

By Robin Netherton, Gale R. Owen-Crocker

Old gown and textiles, continuously a subject matter of renowned curiosity, has in recent times turn into an educational topic in its personal correct, transcending conventional style barriers. This annual magazine contains in-depth stories from a number of disciplines in addition to cross-genre scholarship, representing such fields as social historical past, economics, background of strategies and expertise, artwork background, archaeology, literature, and language. The contents disguise a vast geographical scope and a number of sessions from the early heart a while to the Renaissance. Papers during this most up-to-date quantity talk about garments descriptions in an early Irish poem with regards to archaeological unearths; the Latin inscription embroidered at the Bayeux Tapestry; clothmaking in twelfth-century French romances; medieval Paris as a global cloth industry; the price of sartorial extra in England as attested via sumptuary legislation and satire; cloth cleansing concepts at a German convent within the 15th century; using jewelled animal pelts as model add-ons within the Renaissance; and the social importance of the embroidered jacket in early smooth England. additionally incorporated are reports of modern books on gown and cloth issues. ROBIN NETHERTON's examine makes a speciality of medieval Western ecu garments and its interpretation via artists and historians; GALE R. OWEN-CROCKER is Professor of Anglo-Saxon tradition, The collage of Manchester. Her newest books are costume in Anglo-Saxon England (2004), and King Harold II and the Bayeux Tapestry (2005). members: Niamh Whitfield, Gale R. Owen-Crocker, Monica L. Wright, Sharon Farmer, Margaret Rose Jaster, Drea Leed, Tawny Sherrill, Danielle Nunn-Weinberg

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Download E-books The Legitimacy of the Middle Ages: On the Unwritten History of Theory (Post-Contemporary Interventions) PDF

This selection of essays argues that any legitimate thought of the trendy should—indeed must—reckon with the medieval. delivering a much-needed correction to theorists resembling Hans Blumenberg, who in his Legitimacy of the trendy Age describes the “modern age” as an entire departure from the center a long time, those essays forcefully express that thinkers from Adorno to Žižek have time and again drawn from medieval resources to theorize modernity. To disregard the medieval, or to its persevered influence on modern proposal, is to overlook the obligations of periodization.

In The Legitimacy of the center Ages, modernists and medievalists, in addition to students focusing on eighteenth-, nineteenth-, and twentieth-century comparative literature, supply a brand new background of thought and philosophy via essays on secularization and periodization, Marx’s (medieval) concept of commodity fetishism, Heidegger’s scholasticism, and Adorno’s nominalist aesthetics. One essay illustrates the workings of medieval mysticism within the writing of Freud’s most renowned sufferer, Daniel Paul Schreber, writer of Memoirs of My apprehensive Illness (1903). one other seems at Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri’s Empire, a theoretical synthesis whose conscientious medievalism used to be the topic of a lot polemic within the post-9/11 period, a time during which premodernity itself used to be perceived as a danger to western values. the gathering concludes with an afterword via Fredric Jameson, a theorist of postmodernism who has engaged with the medieval all through his career.

Contributors: Charles D. Blanton, Andrew Cole, Kathleen Davis, Michael Hardt, Bruce Holsinger, Fredric Jameson, Ethan Knapp, Erin Labbie, Jed Rasula, D. Vance Smith, Michael Uebel

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

By Susan Wise Bauer, Elizabeth Rountree

[b]History has been taught in an uneventful means for a lot too lengthy. a subject matter as relocating and strong as humanity's prior can be inviting, and while it really is informed good, it truly is. Susan clever Bauer succeeds in telling the pleasing tale of background together with her best-selling background sequence. mom and dad and younger readers have fallen in love together with her narrative background, The tale of the World, and its accompanying task publication. Now academics and residential educators can benefit from a brand new and worthy studying device: the checks and resolution Key package.

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

those easy-to-use checks and resolution keys, effectively utilized by thousands of folks and lecturers, offer an goal procedure for measuring retention of key proof, figures, and occasions from background. a mixture of sequencing, matching, short-answer, and essay-style questions supplies scholars an opportunity to teach what they've realized. Used with The tale of the World textual content booklet and task ebook (sold separately), the attempt and resolution Key offers educators an entire historical past curriculum for his or her basic college scholars.

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Download E-books The Poet's Tale: Chaucer and the year that made The Canterbury Tales PDF

As the yr 1386 begun, Geoffrey Chaucer was once a middle-aged bureaucrat and someday poet, residing in London and having fun with the perks that got here together with his shut connections to its booming wool alternate. while it ended, he used to be jobless, homeless, out of favour along with his buddies and dwelling in exile.

Such a reversal may have spelled the top of his occupation; yet as a substitute, on the loneliest time of his existence, Chaucer made the progressive determination to 'maken vertu of necessitee' and hold writing. the end result - The Canterbury Tales - used to be a notably new kind of poetry that might make his popularity, convey him to a countrywide viewers, and defend his paintings for posterity.

In The Poet's Tale, Paul Strohm brings Chaucer's international to shiny lifestyles, from the streets and taverns of crowded medieval London to rural seclusion in Kent, and divulges this significant 12 months as a turning aspect within the fortunes of England's most crucial poet.

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