Intellectual Life in the Middle Ages: Essays Presented to Margaret Gibson

The range of expertise to be had to medieval students and the energy of medieval notion are either mirrored during this selection of unique essays via uncommon historians. highbrow lifestyles within the heart a while is gifted to Margaret Gibson, whose personal paintings has ranged from Boethius to Lanfranc and to the research of the Bible within the center a while.

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The range of expertise to be had to medieval students and the energy of medieval notion are either mirrored during this selection of unique essays via uncommon historians. highbrow lifestyles within the heart a while is gifted to Margaret Gibson, whose personal paintings has ranged from Boethius to Lanfranc and to the research of the Bible within the center a while.

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Knight: The Medieval Warrior's (Unofficial) Manual

By Michael Prestwich

An insider’s advisor: easy methods to develop into a knight, wield a sword, subscribe to a campaign, and make your fortune.

The knight is the very best warrior of the center a long time. totally armored and fixed on an impressive charger, he turns out invincible. Honor and glory look ahead to him as, guided via the chivalric code, he fights with lance and sword.

This rigorously researched but wonderful booklet offers the entire crucial info you want to develop into a winning knight within the later heart a while, throughout the interval of the Hundred Years’ battle. if you pass on a campaign? Which order of chivalry may you think about becoming a member of? what's required should you battle through the rite of knighthood?

listed below are the solutions to those and plenty of extra questions plus useful suggestion on subject matters akin to gear, struggling with tools, and the conventions of war. however the knightly lifestyles isn't all battles and sieges: there also are tournaments and jousts to take pleasure in and the area of courtly love.

in response to modern lives and outlines, this book―written through a number one medieval historian―paints a brilliant photograph of what it used to be wish to be a medieval knight. ninety illustrations, 30 in colour

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By Michael Prestwich

An insider’s advisor: easy methods to develop into a knight, wield a sword, subscribe to a campaign, and make your fortune.

The knight is the very best warrior of the center a long time. totally armored and fixed on an impressive charger, he turns out invincible. Honor and glory look ahead to him as, guided via the chivalric code, he fights with lance and sword.

This rigorously researched but wonderful booklet offers the entire crucial info you want to develop into a winning knight within the later heart a while, throughout the interval of the Hundred Years’ battle. if you pass on a campaign? Which order of chivalry may you think about becoming a member of? what's required should you battle through the rite of knighthood?

listed below are the solutions to those and plenty of extra questions plus useful suggestion on subject matters akin to gear, struggling with tools, and the conventions of war. however the knightly lifestyles isn't all battles and sieges: there also are tournaments and jousts to take pleasure in and the area of courtly love.

in response to modern lives and outlines, this book―written through a number one medieval historian―paints a brilliant photograph of what it used to be wish to be a medieval knight. ninety illustrations, 30 in colour

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The Knight in History (Medieval Life)

By Frances Gies

A magisterial heritage of the origins, fact, and legend of the knight

Born out of the chaos of the early heart a long time, the armored and hugely cellular knight revolutionized battle and speedy grew to become a mythic determine in historical past. From the Knights Templars and English knighthood to the crusades and chivalry, The Knight in History, through acclaimed medievalist Frances Gies, bestselling coauthor of Life in a Medieval Castle, paints a amazing actual photograph of knighthood—exploring the knight’s earliest visual appeal as an agent of lawless violence, his reemergence as a dynamic social entity, his eventual disappearance from the ecu degree, and his transformation into Western culture’s so much iconic hero.

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By Frances Gies

A magisterial heritage of the origins, fact, and legend of the knight

Born out of the chaos of the early heart a long time, the armored and hugely cellular knight revolutionized battle and speedy grew to become a mythic determine in historical past. From the Knights Templars and English knighthood to the crusades and chivalry, The Knight in History, through acclaimed medievalist Frances Gies, bestselling coauthor of Life in a Medieval Castle, paints a amazing actual photograph of knighthood—exploring the knight’s earliest visual appeal as an agent of lawless violence, his reemergence as a dynamic social entity, his eventual disappearance from the ecu degree, and his transformation into Western culture’s so much iconic hero.

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A New History of Western Philosophy: Volume 2: Medieval Philosophy

By Anthony Kenny

Sir Anthony Kenny right here keeps his attention-grabbing account of the background of philosophy, targeting the thousand-year-long medieval interval. this is often the second one quantity of a four-book set during which Kenny will spread a magisterial new historical past of Western philosophy, the 1st significant single-author heritage of philosophy to seem in decades.

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By Anthony Kenny

Sir Anthony Kenny right here keeps his attention-grabbing account of the background of philosophy, targeting the thousand-year-long medieval interval. this is often the second one quantity of a four-book set during which Kenny will spread a magisterial new historical past of Western philosophy, the 1st significant single-author heritage of philosophy to seem in decades.

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Fictions of Identity in Medieval France (Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature)

By Donald Maddox

During this research of vernacular French narrative from the 12th century during the later heart a long time, Donald Maddox considers the development of id in a variety of fictions. He makes a speciality of the most important encounters, frequent in medieval literature, within which characters are expert approximately basic features in their personal conditions and selfhood. The learn bargains many new views at the poetic and cultural implications of identification as an imaginary build throughout the lengthy formative interval of French literature.

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By Donald Maddox

During this research of vernacular French narrative from the 12th century during the later heart a long time, Donald Maddox considers the development of id in a variety of fictions. He makes a speciality of the most important encounters, frequent in medieval literature, within which characters are expert approximately basic features in their personal conditions and selfhood. The learn bargains many new views at the poetic and cultural implications of identification as an imaginary build throughout the lengthy formative interval of French literature.

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History and Folklore in a Medieval Jewish Chronicle:The Family Chronicle of Ahima'az ben Paltiel (Studies in Jewish History and Culture)

By Robert Bonfil

Composed in Hebrew in Capua, Italy in 1054, the kin chronicle of Ahima'az is still probably the most vital historic resources of medieval Jewish existence, folklore, tradition, and mentalités in Western Europe, specifically within the so-called Ashkenazi region. As such, it offers a wealthy source to students of medieval historical past, cultural stories, gender reviews, and anthropology. during this publication Robert Bonfil offers an in depth ancient creation and new English translation of the chronicle. Readers an expert in Hebrew also will tremendously enjoy the new, vocalized serious version of the Hebrew textual content, skillfully organize in entrance of the interpretation.

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By Robert Bonfil

Composed in Hebrew in Capua, Italy in 1054, the kin chronicle of Ahima'az is still probably the most vital historic resources of medieval Jewish existence, folklore, tradition, and mentalités in Western Europe, specifically within the so-called Ashkenazi region. As such, it offers a wealthy source to students of medieval historical past, cultural stories, gender reviews, and anthropology. during this publication Robert Bonfil offers an in depth ancient creation and new English translation of the chronicle. Readers an expert in Hebrew also will tremendously enjoy the new, vocalized serious version of the Hebrew textual content, skillfully organize in entrance of the interpretation.

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The Archaeology of Medieval Bookbinding

By J.A. Szirmai

Some time past, reviews of the heritage of bookbinding have been in general interested by the outside ornament. This ebook focuses awareness totally on the actual elements of the binding and its development rules. it's an multiplied model of a sequence of lectures brought by means of the writer whereas vacationing Professor on the college of Amsterdam in 1987, supplemented with the result of ten years of in depth learn in significant libraries at the Continent, the uk and the united states. It surveys the evolution of binding buildings from the creation of the codex thousand years in the past to the shut of the center a while. half I experiences the scanty actual facts from the Mediterranean history, the early Coptic, Islamic and Ethiopian binding buildings and their interrelation with these of the Byzantine realm. half II is dedicated to a close research of Western binding concepts, distinguishing the carolingian, romanesque and gothic wooden-board bindings because the major typological entities; their constitution and serve as is in comparison with these of up to date limp bindings. The ebook is illustrated with over 2 hundred drawings and pictures and encompasses a finished bibliography.

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By J.A. Szirmai

Some time past, reviews of the heritage of bookbinding have been in general interested by the outside ornament. This ebook focuses awareness totally on the actual elements of the binding and its development rules. it's an multiplied model of a sequence of lectures brought by means of the writer whereas vacationing Professor on the college of Amsterdam in 1987, supplemented with the result of ten years of in depth learn in significant libraries at the Continent, the uk and the united states. It surveys the evolution of binding buildings from the creation of the codex thousand years in the past to the shut of the center a while. half I experiences the scanty actual facts from the Mediterranean history, the early Coptic, Islamic and Ethiopian binding buildings and their interrelation with these of the Byzantine realm. half II is dedicated to a close research of Western binding concepts, distinguishing the carolingian, romanesque and gothic wooden-board bindings because the major typological entities; their constitution and serve as is in comparison with these of up to date limp bindings. The ebook is illustrated with over 2 hundred drawings and pictures and encompasses a finished bibliography.

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Encyclopedia of Society and Culture in the Medieval World (4 Volume Set)

By Pam J Crabtree

From the autumn of Rome to the eu Renaissance, and together with western and non-western cultures and civilizations, this encyclopedia provides complete insurance of the medieval international. Entries are subsidized up by means of fundamental resource files, in addition to quite a few pictures and maps, a thesaurus, chronology and counsel on extra interpreting.

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By Pam J Crabtree

From the autumn of Rome to the eu Renaissance, and together with western and non-western cultures and civilizations, this encyclopedia provides complete insurance of the medieval international. Entries are subsidized up by means of fundamental resource files, in addition to quite a few pictures and maps, a thesaurus, chronology and counsel on extra interpreting.

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To Have and to Hold: Marrying and its Documentation in Western Christendom, 400-1600

This quantity analyzes how, why, and while pre-modern Europeans documented their marriages - via estate settlements, prenuptial contracts, court docket testimony, church weddings, and extra. The authors ponder either the functionality of documentation within the strategy of marrying and what the surviving records say approximately pre-modern marriage. After interpreting the rules of Western marriage set via Roman legislation and Patristic theology, the chapters supply bright case reports of marital files and practices in medieval France, England, Iceland, and eire, and in Renaissance Florence, Douai, and Geneva.

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This quantity analyzes how, why, and while pre-modern Europeans documented their marriages - via estate settlements, prenuptial contracts, court docket testimony, church weddings, and extra. The authors ponder either the functionality of documentation within the strategy of marrying and what the surviving records say approximately pre-modern marriage. After interpreting the rules of Western marriage set via Roman legislation and Patristic theology, the chapters supply bright case reports of marital files and practices in medieval France, England, Iceland, and eire, and in Renaissance Florence, Douai, and Geneva.

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