Bridges, Law and Power in Medieval England, 700-1400

By Alan Cooper

From the time of Alfred the nice till past the top of the center a long time, bridges have been very important to the rulers and folks of britain, yet they have been pricey and tough to keep up. Who then used to be answerable for their maintenance? the reply to this question alterations over the centuries, and how within which it adjustments unearths a lot approximately legislation and tool in medieval England. the advance of legislations about the upkeep of bridges didn't stick to a simple line: felony principles constructed via the Anglo-Saxons, which had made the 1st age of bridge development attainable, have been rejected by means of the Normans, and royal legal professionals of the 13th and fourteenth centuries needed to locate new ideas to the matter. The destiny of recognized bridges, specifically London Bridge, indicates the way the religious, ancient and entrepreneurial mind's eye used to be pressed into provider to discover strategies; the destiny of humbler bridges indicates the urgency with which this challenge was once debated around the kingdom. by way of targeting this element of sensible governance and tracing it during the process the center a long time, a lot is proven in regards to the boundaries of royal strength and the creativity of the medieval criminal brain. ALAN COOPER is Assistant Professor of historical past at Colgate collage.

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By Alan Cooper

From the time of Alfred the nice till past the top of the center a long time, bridges have been very important to the rulers and folks of britain, yet they have been pricey and tough to keep up. Who then used to be answerable for their maintenance? the reply to this question alterations over the centuries, and how within which it adjustments unearths a lot approximately legislation and tool in medieval England. the advance of legislations about the upkeep of bridges didn't stick to a simple line: felony principles constructed via the Anglo-Saxons, which had made the 1st age of bridge development attainable, have been rejected by means of the Normans, and royal legal professionals of the 13th and fourteenth centuries needed to locate new ideas to the matter. The destiny of recognized bridges, specifically London Bridge, indicates the way the religious, ancient and entrepreneurial mind's eye used to be pressed into provider to discover strategies; the destiny of humbler bridges indicates the urgency with which this challenge was once debated around the kingdom. by way of targeting this element of sensible governance and tracing it during the process the center a long time, a lot is proven in regards to the boundaries of royal strength and the creativity of the medieval criminal brain. ALAN COOPER is Assistant Professor of historical past at Colgate collage.

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Lust for Liberty: The Politics of Social Revolt in Medieval Europe, 1200-1425: Italy, France and Flanders

By Samuel K. Cohn Jr.

Lust for Liberty demanding situations long-standing perspectives of renowned medieval revolts. evaluating rebellions in northern and southern Europe over centuries, Samuel Cohn analyzes their factors and types, their management, the position of girls, and the suppression or luck of those revolts.

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By Samuel K. Cohn Jr.

Lust for Liberty demanding situations long-standing perspectives of renowned medieval revolts. evaluating rebellions in northern and southern Europe over centuries, Samuel Cohn analyzes their factors and types, their management, the position of girls, and the suppression or luck of those revolts.

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The Knight and the Blast Furnace: A History of the Metallurgy of Armour in the Middle Ages & the Early Modern Period (History of Warfare, Volume 12)

By Alan Williams

The go well with of armour distinguishes the ecu heart a long time & Renaissance from all different classes and cultures. not like versatile defences, well known far and wide else on the earth, the inflexible, articulated, exoskeleton of a "suit of armour" was once a extra extravagant and not more adaptable technique of own security. It required higher metallurgical assets to make, yet provided much better defense opposed to on hand guns. This publication tells the tale from its invention in 14th century Lombardy, which relied on the creation of the required metal, until eventually its eventual decline within the seventeenth century, largely as a result of improvement of one other army expertise, the gun. The metallurgy of six hundred armours has been analysed, and their possible effectiveness in conflict is classified by way of mechanical assessments.

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By Alan Williams

The go well with of armour distinguishes the ecu heart a long time & Renaissance from all different classes and cultures. not like versatile defences, well known far and wide else on the earth, the inflexible, articulated, exoskeleton of a "suit of armour" was once a extra extravagant and not more adaptable technique of own security. It required higher metallurgical assets to make, yet provided much better defense opposed to on hand guns. This publication tells the tale from its invention in 14th century Lombardy, which relied on the creation of the required metal, until eventually its eventual decline within the seventeenth century, largely as a result of improvement of one other army expertise, the gun. The metallurgy of six hundred armours has been analysed, and their possible effectiveness in conflict is classified by way of mechanical assessments.

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German Knighthood 1050-1300 (Oxford University Press Academic Monograph Reprints)

By Benjamin Arnold

It is a thorough and unique research of German knighthood as a category in its medieval heyday. Arnold attracts on a wealthy array of descriptive aspect from the lives of person knights, their households, and numerous teams to ascertain knightly customs and practices, the influence of knighthood within the political global of the German Empire, and the curious prestige of such a lot knights as without delay noble and unfree. those unfree knights, argues Arnold, have been mainly expert warriors in an empire the place violence for political ends prevailed--a harsh fact that dictated the constitution and improvement in their classification.

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By Benjamin Arnold

It is a thorough and unique research of German knighthood as a category in its medieval heyday. Arnold attracts on a wealthy array of descriptive aspect from the lives of person knights, their households, and numerous teams to ascertain knightly customs and practices, the influence of knighthood within the political global of the German Empire, and the curious prestige of such a lot knights as without delay noble and unfree. those unfree knights, argues Arnold, have been mainly expert warriors in an empire the place violence for political ends prevailed--a harsh fact that dictated the constitution and improvement in their classification.

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Regna and Gentes: The Relationship Between Late Antique and Early Medieval Peoples and Kingdoms in the Transformation of the Roman World

Within the study on "The transformation of the Roman world" fairly little recognition has been paid to the transformation of early medieval peoples and the improvement in their groups into kingdoms, and we lack a comparative learn in this topic. the purpose of this quantity is, for that reason, to ascertain the connection among gens and regnum through systematically evaluating the "Germanic" and non-Germanic successor states of the Roman Empire, a query that results in very important effects concerning the position of ethnic strategies and of political advancements within the formation of the hot kingdoms.

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Within the study on "The transformation of the Roman world" fairly little recognition has been paid to the transformation of early medieval peoples and the improvement in their groups into kingdoms, and we lack a comparative learn in this topic. the purpose of this quantity is, for that reason, to ascertain the connection among gens and regnum through systematically evaluating the "Germanic" and non-Germanic successor states of the Roman Empire, a query that results in very important effects concerning the position of ethnic strategies and of political advancements within the formation of the hot kingdoms.

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The Bones of a King: Richard III Rediscovered

By Maev Kennedy

The dramatic tale of Richard III, England's final medieval king, captured the world's consciousness while an archaeological staff led by way of the college of Leicester pointed out his is still in February 2013. The Bones of a King provides the authentic behind-the-scenes tale of the gray Friars dig from the workforce of experts who found and pointed out his remains

  • The such a lot vast and authoritative publication written for non-specialists by way of the professional crew who chanced on and analysed the continues to be of Richard III
  • Features greater than forty illustrations, maps and photographs
  • Builds an expansive view of Richard's lifestyles, loss of life and burial, in addition to money owed of the therapy of his physique sooner than burial, and his legacy within the public mind's eye from the time of his loss of life to the present
  • Explains the clinical proof at the back of his id, together with DNA retrieval and sequencing, soil samples, his wounds and his scoliosis, and what they exhibit approximately his lifestyles, his health and wellbeing or even the nutrients he ate
  • A behind-the-scenes examine probably the most intriguing historic discoveries of our time

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By Maev Kennedy

The dramatic tale of Richard III, England's final medieval king, captured the world's consciousness while an archaeological staff led by way of the college of Leicester pointed out his is still in February 2013. The Bones of a King provides the authentic behind-the-scenes tale of the gray Friars dig from the workforce of experts who found and pointed out his remains

  • The such a lot vast and authoritative publication written for non-specialists by way of the professional crew who chanced on and analysed the continues to be of Richard III
  • Features greater than forty illustrations, maps and photographs
  • Builds an expansive view of Richard's lifestyles, loss of life and burial, in addition to money owed of the therapy of his physique sooner than burial, and his legacy within the public mind's eye from the time of his loss of life to the present
  • Explains the clinical proof at the back of his id, together with DNA retrieval and sequencing, soil samples, his wounds and his scoliosis, and what they exhibit approximately his lifestyles, his health and wellbeing or even the nutrients he ate
  • A behind-the-scenes examine probably the most intriguing historic discoveries of our time

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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 by means of the knights of the Fourth campaign. Amid the carnage and confusion, one Baudolino saves a historian and excessive court docket respectable from sure demise 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. whilst nonetheless a boy he meets a international commander within the woods, captivating him together with his speedy wit and full of life brain. The commander-who proves to be Emperor Frederick Barbarossa-adopts Baudolino and sends him to the collage in Paris, the place he makes a couple of fearless, adventurous friends.

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

With magnificent digressions, outrageous methods, notable feeling, and vicarious reflections on our postmodern age, this can be Eco the storyteller at his terrific best.

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By Umberto Eco

It is April 1204, and Constantinople, the luxurious capital of the Byzantine Empire, is being sacked and burned by means of the knights of the Fourth campaign. Amid the carnage and confusion, one Baudolino saves a historian and excessive court docket respectable from sure demise 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. whilst nonetheless a boy he meets a international commander within the woods, captivating him together with his speedy wit and full of life brain. The commander-who proves to be Emperor Frederick Barbarossa-adopts Baudolino and sends him to the collage in Paris, the place he makes a couple of fearless, adventurous friends.

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

With magnificent digressions, outrageous methods, notable feeling, and vicarious reflections on our postmodern age, this can be Eco the storyteller at his terrific best.

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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 booklet concentrates at the 250 years among the overdue eleventh and early 14th centuries and experiences key elements of the rationalistic culture: arithmetic, and the wider present represented through a literary schooling. the ultimate part considers ascetic monasticism, a significantly non-rationalistic tradition.

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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 booklet concentrates at the 250 years among the overdue eleventh and early 14th centuries and experiences key elements of the rationalistic culture: arithmetic, and the wider present represented through a literary schooling. the ultimate part considers ascetic monasticism, a significantly non-rationalistic tradition.

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Il nome della rosa: Nuova edizione (Narratori italiani)

By Umberto Eco

“Il libro più intelligente
– ma anche il più divertente –
di questi ultimi anni.”
Lars Gustafsson, Der Spiegel

“Il libro è così ricco
che permette tutti i livelli di lettura…
Eco, ancora bravo!”
Robert Maggiori, Libération
“Brio e ironia. Eco è andato a scuola
dai migliori modelli.”
Richard Ellmann, the hot York assessment of Books

“Precisamente il genere di libro che,
se fossi un milionario,
comanderei su misura.”
Punch

“Quando Baskerville e Adso
entrarono nella stanza murata allo scoccare
della mezzanotte e all’ultima parola del capitolo,
ho sentito, anche se è fuori moda,
un caratteristico sobbalzo al cuore.”
Nicholas Shrimpton, The Sunday Times
“È riuscito a scrivere un libro
che si legge tutto d’un fiato,
accattivante, comico, inatteso…”
Mario Fusco, Le Monde

“È un tipo di libro che ci trasforma,
che sostituisce l. a. nostra realtà con los angeles sua…
ci presenta un mondo nuovo nella tradizione
di Rabelais, Cervantes, Sterne, Melville,
Dostoevskij, lo stesso Joyce e García Márquez.”
Kenneth Atchity, l. a. Times

“Mi rallegro
e tutto il mondo delle lettere si rallegrerà con me,
che si possa diventare top seller
contro i pronostici cibernetici,
e che un’opera di letteratura genuina
possa soppiantare il ciarpame…
L’alta qualità e il successo non si escludono a vicenda.”
Anthony Burgess, The Observer

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By Umberto Eco

“Il libro più intelligente
– ma anche il più divertente –
di questi ultimi anni.”
Lars Gustafsson, Der Spiegel

“Il libro è così ricco
che permette tutti i livelli di lettura…
Eco, ancora bravo!”
Robert Maggiori, Libération
“Brio e ironia. Eco è andato a scuola
dai migliori modelli.”
Richard Ellmann, the hot York assessment of Books

“Precisamente il genere di libro che,
se fossi un milionario,
comanderei su misura.”
Punch

“Quando Baskerville e Adso
entrarono nella stanza murata allo scoccare
della mezzanotte e all’ultima parola del capitolo,
ho sentito, anche se è fuori moda,
un caratteristico sobbalzo al cuore.”
Nicholas Shrimpton, The Sunday Times
“È riuscito a scrivere un libro
che si legge tutto d’un fiato,
accattivante, comico, inatteso…”
Mario Fusco, Le Monde

“È un tipo di libro che ci trasforma,
che sostituisce l. a. nostra realtà con los angeles sua…
ci presenta un mondo nuovo nella tradizione
di Rabelais, Cervantes, Sterne, Melville,
Dostoevskij, lo stesso Joyce e García Márquez.”
Kenneth Atchity, l. a. Times

“Mi rallegro
e tutto il mondo delle lettere si rallegrerà con me,
che si possa diventare top seller
contro i pronostici cibernetici,
e che un’opera di letteratura genuina
possa soppiantare il ciarpame…
L’alta qualità e il successo non si escludono a vicenda.”
Anthony Burgess, The Observer

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The War on Heresy: Faith and Power in Medieval Europe

By R. I. Moore

The nice conflict on heresy obsessed medieval Europe within the centuries after the 1st millennium. R. I. Moore's shiny narrative makes a speciality of the causes and anxieties of these who declared and carried out the battle: what have been the ideals and practices they observed as heretical? How may perhaps such ideals have arisen? And why have been they one of these threat?In western Europe at advert one thousand heresy had slightly been heard of. but inside of a number of generations accusations had turn into ordinary and associations have been being organize to spot and suppress ideals and practices visible as departures from precise faith. Fears of heresy encouraged passions that moulded ecu society for the remainder of the center a long time and led to a sequence of persecutions that left an indelible mark on its historical past and tradition. renowned money owed of occasions - such a lot significantly of the Albigensian campaign led by means of Europe opposed to itself - have assumed the threats posed by means of the heretical hobbies have been purely too actual. a few students against this have attempted to teach that reviews of heresy have been exaggerated or perhaps fabricated: but when they're right why was once the warfare on heresy introduced in any respect? And why used to be it carried out with such pitiless ferocity? to discover the solutions to those and different questions R. I. Moore returns to the proof of the time. His research types the foundation for an account as profound because it is startlingly original.

About the Author:

Robert Ian Moore, most typically referred to as R. I. Moore, is Professor Emeritus of background at Newcastle collage. He focuses on medieval background, has written numerous influential works near to heresy, and has obtained a number of awards, together with being named a Fellow of the Royal ancient Society.

Moore used to be born in Enniskillen, Northern eire. He bought his Bachelor of Arts measure from Merton university at Oxford collage in 1962, and his Masters from Oxford in 1966. From 1964–1994 he taught Medieval heritage on the collage of Sheffield, then relocating to the Newcastle college, the place he remained until eventually 2003. He was once a traveling professor on the collage of Chicago in 1989, and the collage of California at Berkeley in 2004.

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By R. I. Moore

The nice conflict on heresy obsessed medieval Europe within the centuries after the 1st millennium. R. I. Moore's shiny narrative makes a speciality of the causes and anxieties of these who declared and carried out the battle: what have been the ideals and practices they observed as heretical? How may perhaps such ideals have arisen? And why have been they one of these threat?In western Europe at advert one thousand heresy had slightly been heard of. but inside of a number of generations accusations had turn into ordinary and associations have been being organize to spot and suppress ideals and practices visible as departures from precise faith. Fears of heresy encouraged passions that moulded ecu society for the remainder of the center a long time and led to a sequence of persecutions that left an indelible mark on its historical past and tradition. renowned money owed of occasions - such a lot significantly of the Albigensian campaign led by means of Europe opposed to itself - have assumed the threats posed by means of the heretical hobbies have been purely too actual. a few students against this have attempted to teach that reviews of heresy have been exaggerated or perhaps fabricated: but when they're right why was once the warfare on heresy introduced in any respect? And why used to be it carried out with such pitiless ferocity? to discover the solutions to those and different questions R. I. Moore returns to the proof of the time. His research types the foundation for an account as profound because it is startlingly original.

About the Author:

Robert Ian Moore, most typically referred to as R. I. Moore, is Professor Emeritus of background at Newcastle collage. He focuses on medieval background, has written numerous influential works near to heresy, and has obtained a number of awards, together with being named a Fellow of the Royal ancient Society.

Moore used to be born in Enniskillen, Northern eire. He bought his Bachelor of Arts measure from Merton university at Oxford collage in 1962, and his Masters from Oxford in 1966. From 1964–1994 he taught Medieval heritage on the collage of Sheffield, then relocating to the Newcastle college, the place he remained until eventually 2003. He was once a traveling professor on the collage of Chicago in 1989, and the collage of California at Berkeley in 2004.

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