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Download E-books The Book of the Knight of the Tower: Manners for Young Medieval Women (Studies in Arthurian and Court) PDF

By Rebecca Barnhouse

In 1372 a French knight compiled a publication of reports to coach his 3 daughters how one can be strong other halves and stable Christians. right here those stories are retold and interspersed with observation approximately lifestyles within the overdue heart Ages--what humans wore, how they prayed, what they was hoping for during this existence and the subsequent. The knight's tales diversity from the shockingly bawdy to the deeply pious. They comprise devils and miracles, stylish girls and haughty knights, lecherous priests and disobedient wives--all instructed to aid the knight's daughters stay away from what he calls blame, disgrace, and defame.

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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 means 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 outstanding reward for narrative historical past, William Manchester leads us from a civilization tottering on the point of cave in to the grandeur of its rebirth-the dense explosion of power that spawned a few of history's maximum poets, philosophers, painters, adventurers, and reformers, in addition to a few of its such a lot unbelievable villains- the Renaissance.

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Download E-books Life in a Medieval Castle (P.S. (Paperback)) PDF

By Joseph Gies, Frances Gies

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

Medieval heritage comes alive in Joseph and Frances Gies's Life in a Medieval Castle, used as a examine source by way of George R. R. Martin in growing the realm of A online game of Thrones.

Newly reissued for the 1st time in many years, Life in a Medieval Castle is the bestselling vintage that has brought numerous readers to the wonders of the center a while. targeting a fortress known as Chepstow at the border among England and Wales, acclaimed Medievalists Joseph and Frances Gies supply a fantastic portrait of what daily lifestyles was once really like in the course of the period, and of the foremost position the citadel performed. The Gieses write eloquently in regards to the many of us whose lives revolved round the citadel, from the lord and woman to the commoners of the encircling village. we find what lords and serfs alike might have worn, eaten, and performed for relaxation; the songs sung; and the codes of sexual behavior that maintained order. We research of the basic function of honor in medieval tradition, the initiation technique undertaken by means of knights, and the way castles tried to maintain the consistent threats of outdoor violence at bay.

Exhaustively researched and as enticing as any novel, Life in a Medieval Castle is the definitive textual content for someone wishing to benefit extra approximately this attention-grabbing era.

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

The 1st quantity of the hot Cambridge Medieval historical past covers the transitional interval among the later Roman global and the early heart a while, c. 500 to c. seven-hundred. This was once an period of constructing awareness and profound swap in Europe, Byzantium and the Arab international, an period within which the principles of medieval society have been laid and to which a lot of our glossy myths of nationwide and spiritual id could be traced. This e-book bargains a finished neighborhood 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 main subject matters pinning jointly the background of this era, from kingship, alternate and the church, to paintings, structure and schooling. It represents either a useful conspectus of present scholarship and a professional advent to the interval.

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

The 1st quantity of the hot Cambridge Medieval background covers the transitional interval among the later Roman international and the early heart a long time, c. 500 to c. seven-hundred. This used to be an period of constructing attention and profound swap 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 sleek myths of nationwide and spiritual id could be traced. This publication deals a finished 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 foremost subject matters pinning jointly the historical past of this era, from kingship, alternate and the church, to paintings, structure and schooling. It represents either a useful conspectus of present scholarship and a professional advent to the interval.

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Download E-books Rhetorics of Bodily Disease and Health in Medieval and Early Modern England (Literary and Scientific Cultures of Early Modernity) PDF

By Jennifer C. Vaught

Susan Sontag in "Illness as Metaphor and AIDS and Its Metaphors" issues to the very important connection among metaphors and physically health problems, and although her analyses bargains quite often with smooth literary works. This choice of essays examines the huge volume to which rhetorical figures concerning disease and wellbeing and fitness - metaphor, simile, pun, analogy, image, personification, allegory, oxymoron, and metonymy - tell medieval and early glossy literature, faith, technological know-how, and medication in England and its surrounding ecu context. in line with the serious pattern during the last decade to foreground the problem of the physique and the feelings, those essays tune the advance of sustained, nuanced rhetorics of physically affliction and health-physical, emotional, and non secular. The participants to this assortment procedure their interesting topics from a variety of well timed, theoretical, and interdisciplinary views, together with the philosophy of language, semiotics, and linguistics; ecology; women's and gender reports; faith; and, the background of drugs. The essays specialize in works by way of Dante, Chaucer, Spenser, Shakespeare, Donne, and Milton between others; the genres of epic, lyric, satire, drama, and the sermon; and cultural heritage artifacts corresponding to medieval anatomies, the mathematics of plague money owed of mortality, meteorology, and scientific publications for fit regimens.

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Download E-books Medieval Religion: New Approaches (Rewriting Histories) PDF

Constance Hoffman Berman offers an critical choice of the main influential and revisionist paintings to be performed on faith within the center a while within the final decades.

Bringing jointly an authoritative checklist of students from round the world, this e-book is a comprehensive compilation of an important paintings during this box. Medieval faith provides a important provider for all those that research the center a while, church historical past or religion.

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Download E-books Feudal Society (Routledge Classics) PDF

By Marc Bloch

Marc Bloch stated that his target in writing Feudal Society was once to move past the technical examine a medievalist would routinely write and ‘dismantle a social structure.’ during this remarkable and huge paintings, which has brought generations of scholars and historians to the feudal interval, Bloch treats feudalism as residing, respiring strength in Western Europe from the 9th to the 13th century. At its middle lies a magisterial account of kinfolk of lord and vassal, and the origins of the character of the fief, delivered to lifestyles via compelling debts of the the Aristocracy, knighthood and chivalry, relations family, political and criminal associations, and the church. For Bloch background was once a technique of consistent circulation and evolution and he describes in the course of the sluggish technique through which feudal societies changed into what may develop into country states. A travel de strength of historic writing, Feudal Society is key interpreting for a person attracted to either Western Europe’s earlier and present.

With a brand new foreword through Geoffrey Koziol

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Download E-books L'Europe est-elle née au Moyen Age ? PDF

By Jacques Le Goff

L’Europe contemporaine est une longue histoire qui start avant los angeles venue du christianisme, et se proceed avec son reflux. À l’oeil qui sait voir apparaissent des strains, strates successives de nombreuses mutations, depuis les ruines de l’Empire romain jusqu’aux découvertes du XVIe siècle. L’historien les met au jour, les discover, pour montrer combien l'Europe contemporaine hérite, emprunte, reprend bien des caractères de cette «Europe» médiévale qui n'est pas tout à fait l. a. nôtre, mais représente un second very important dans sa structure : unité potentielle et diversité fondamentale, métissage des populations, divisions et oppositions Ouest-Est/Sud-Nord, primat unificateur de los angeles tradition. De l’échec carolingien à los angeles «belle» Europe des villes et des universités, Jacques Le Goff nous entraîne dans un excessive voyage à rebours, dans l’espoir que, comprenant mieux leur provenance, les Européens construisent mieux leur avenir.Jacques Le GoffSpécialiste internationalement renommé du Moyen Âge, héritier de l’École des Annales, il est directeur d’études honoraire à l’École des hautes études en sciences sociales. Il est l’auteur, au Seuil, de Les Intellectuels au Moyen Âge (1967), l. a. Vieille Europe et los angeles nôtre (1994), Héros et Merveilles du Moyen Âge (2005), Le Moyen Âge expliqué aux enfants (2006), et L’Europe expliquée aux jeunes (2007).

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