Category: Medieval

Download E-books A Companion to Guillaume de Machaut (Brill's Companions to the Christian Tradition) PDF

Delivering the 1st entire examine of Guillaume de Machaut s great corpus of textual content and track, the 18 essays during this assortment discover the writer s engagement with the moral, political, and aesthetic issues of his time. construction on interdisciplinary curiosity in Machaut, this assortment broadens dialogue of his paintings by way of exploring overlapping pursuits in his poetry and song; addressing lesser-studied writings; supplying clean views on lyric, authorial voice, and function; and fascinating extra significantly along with his reception by means of medieval bookmakers, smooth editors, and the track undefined. the result's a promising map for destiny learn within the box that may be of curiosity to scholars and experts alike."

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Download E-books The State of Speech: Rhetoric and Political Thought in Ancient Rome PDF

By Joy Connolly

Rhetorical idea, the center of Roman schooling, taught principles of public talking which are nonetheless influential at the present time. yet Roman rhetoric has lengthy been considered as having little very important to claim approximately political principles. The nation of Speech provides a forceful problem to this view. the 1st e-book to learn Roman rhetorical writing as a style of political concept, it makes a speciality of Rome's maximum practitioner and theorist of public speech, Cicero. via new readings of his dialogues and treatises, pleasure Connolly exhibits how Cicero's therapy of the Greek rhetorical tradition's important questions is formed through his excellent of the republic and the citizen. Rhetoric, Connolly argues, sheds new mild on Cicero's private political preoccupations: the formation of person and communal id, the communicative position of the physique, and the "unmanly" points of politics, specifically civility and compromise.

Transcending conventional traces among rhetorical and political idea, The nation of Speech is an immense contribution to the present debate over the function of public speech in Roman politics. rather than a traditional, top-down version of strength, it sketches a dynamic version of authority and consent enacted via oratorical functionality and examines how oratory modeled an ethics of citizenship for the hundreds in addition to the elite. It explains how imperial Roman rhetoricians reshaped Cicero's perfect republican citizen to satisfy the recent political stipulations of autocracy, and defends Ciceronian suggestion as a source for modern democracy.

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Download E-books Arab Historians of the Crusades (Routledge Revivals) PDF

The recapture of Jerusalem, the siege of acre, the autumn of Tripoli, the impression in Baghdad of occasions in Syria; those and different happenings have been faithfully recorded by way of Arab historians throughout the centuries of the Crusades. First released in English in 1969, this book presents 'the different facet' of the Holy warfare, offering the first English translation of latest Arab accounts of the combating among Muslim and Christian. 

Extracts are drawn from seventeen various authors encompassing a large number of sources:

  • The common histories of the Muslim global,
  • The chronicles of towns, areas and their dynasties
  • Contemporary biographies and files of famous deeds. 

Overall, this ebook provides a sweeping and stimulating view of the Crusades noticeable via Arab eyes.

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Download E-books New Documents Illustrating Early Christianity, Volume 5 (V.1-5 v. 5) PDF

By S.P. Swinn

This quantity presents a synthesis of the linguistic value of the fabric handled within the first 4 volumes of the sequence, during which 1000's of Greek inscriptions and papyri have been mentioned. the themes addressed the following comprise no matter if there has been a separate Greek-Jewish dialect of the "koine", even if the emphasis given in a few New testomony grammars to its semitic positive factors is justified, and the adequacy for present learn of Moulton and Milligan's "The Vocabulary of the Greek testomony" and different lexicographical works. using names as an relief to social background is roofed in a close research of the inscription of a fishing cartel at Ephesus, and there are cumulative indexes via S.P. Swinn for the 1st 5 volumes of the sequence.

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Download E-books Causality and Scientific Explanation, Vol. 1: Medieval and Early Classical Science PDF

By William A. Wallace

William Wallace brings a superb intelligence and years of mirrored image to teach how the concept that of causal rationalization can give a contribution to the cumulative progress of information in technology.

Wallace's strategy is old in addition to analytical, and is composed in a cautious and hugely unique learn of the way the hunt for motives has supplied a paradigm of medical procedure from its origins within the center a long time as much as the current day.

The first of 2 volumes poses the modern query and strains its foundation again to the 'Posterior Analytics' of Aristotle. the writer then concentrates on medieval technological know-how to record the impression of the 'Analytics' on the universities of Oxford, Paris, and Padua from the thirteenth to the sixteenth centuries, comparing within the procedure the rival claims of historians of technological know-how as to the significance of those facilities for the genesis of the experimental procedure.

The quantity concludes with a learn of the founders of contemporary technological know-how from William Gilbert to Isaac Newton, displaying the superb use they made up of causal options of their personal now classical contributions.

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Category: Medieval

Download E-books The Performance of Self: Ritual, Clothing, and Identity During the Hundred Years War (The Middle Ages Series) PDF

By Susan Crane

Medieval courtiers outlined themselves in ceremonies and rituals. Tournaments, Maying, interludes, charivaris, and protecting invited the English and French the Aristocracy to claim their identities in gesture and gown in addition to in speech. those occasions presumed that functionality makes a self, not like the trendy trust that identification precedes social functionality and, certainly, that functionality falsifies the real, internal self. Susan Crane resists the longstanding convictions that medieval rituals have been trivial affairs, and that private id remained unarticulated until eventually a later period.

Focusing on England and France throughout the Hundred Years battle, Crane attracts on cloth wardrobe money owed, manuscript illuminations, chronicles, archaeological facts, and literature to recuperate the fabric in addition to the verbal buildings of id. She seeks intersections among theories of perform and function that designate how appearances and language attach while courtiers gown as wild males to break a marriage ceremonial dinner, while knights select crests and badges to complement their coats of palms, and whilst Joan of Arc cross-dresses for the courtroom of inquisition after her capture.

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Download E-books Writing War: Medieval Literary Responses to Warfare PDF

Warfare is a strong and enduring literary topos, a repeated subject in either secular and spiritual literary genres of the center a while. the assumption and perform of conflict is critical to a couple of the main dominant issues within the medieval interval - in addition to to chivalry, to faith, to rules of nationhood, to techniques of gender, the physique and the psyche. This e-book considers the diversity of responses to battle and wrestle in medieval literature, starting with a attention of perfect army perform and the reception of Vegetius, contrasted with Christine de Pisan's treatise on struggle. the gathering then turns to chronicling battle, fairly in France, Germany and Scotland, and in addition covers the fictions of conflict, as provided in English Arthurian narratives, Chaucer, Malory, and pastoral poetry. It concludes with an exam of attitudes to ladies in war. members: MARIANNE AILES, CHRISTOPHER ALLMAND, GEORGES LE BRUSQUE, HELEN COOPER, HARRY JACKSON, ANDREW LYNCH, SIMON MEECHAM-JONES, CORINNE SAUNDERS, FRANCOISE LE SAUX, THEA SUMMERFIELD, NEIL E. THOMAS, KEVIN S. WHETTER. CORINNE SAUNDERS and NEIL THOMAS are within the division of English experiences, college of Durham; FRANCOISE LE SAUX is within the division of French on the college of interpreting.

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Download E-books Philostratus: Life of Apollonius of Tyana, Vol. 1: Books 1-4 (Loeb Classical Library, No. 16) PDF

This biography of a first-century CE holy guy has develop into essentially the most commonly mentioned literary works of later antiquity. With an interesting sort, Philostratus portrays a charismatic instructor and non secular reformer from Tyana in Cappadocia (modern important Turkey) who travels around the identified global, from the Atlantic to the Ganges. His miracles, which come with outstanding therapies and mysterious disappearances, with his obvious overcome dying, prompted pagans to make Apollonius a rival to Jesus of Nazareth.

In a brand new three-volume Loeb Classical Library variation of Philostratus's third-century paintings, Christopher Jones presents a freshly edited Greek textual content and a fashionable translation with complete explanatory notes. Apollonius of Tyana is through a ways the longest biography that survives from antiquity. Jones in his advent asks how some distance it really is historical past and the way a long way fiction, and discusses its survival from past due Antiquity to trendy times.

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Download E-books Wicked Highland Wishes (Highlander Vows: Entangled Hearts) (Volume 2) PDF

By Julie Johnstone

Wish tempted them. Honor forbade them. Love ensnared them. mythical warrior Lachlan MacLeod hasn't ever encountered whatever or someone he couldn't triumph over. but if his more youthful brother confesses his love for Bridgette MacLean—the purely girl Lachlan has ever wanted—Lachlan turns clear of the gorgeous Scottish lass, vowing to be not more than her pal. but his want for Bridgette enslaves him and should good turn out to be the only factor he can't defeat. Fiercely self sufficient Bridgette longs to be taken care of as an equivalent to the boys. She continuously imagined nice battles in her destiny, no longer nice love. Then Lachlan observed her as nobody ever had and captured her middle, awakening new cravings within her with out knowing it. but if Lachlan’s more youthful brother suffers a grave harm whereas saving her existence, she feels not able to disclaim his plea for her middle. although, it really is most unlikely to provide what belongs to a different… Torn among their very own wish and their loyalties, Bridgette and Lachlan needs to locate the braveness to know the fervour looking forward to them and face the soreness their selection will reason. but whilst they confront their destiny and love ultimately turns out inside of their seize, a struggle for the Scottish throne divides the Highland clans and Bridgette turns into a pawn in a political online game that threatens to rip her and Lachlan aside perpetually.

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