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Download E-books Furta Sacra: Thefts of Relics in the Central Middle Ages PDF

Download E-books Furta Sacra: Thefts of Relics in the Central Middle Ages PDF

By Patrick J. Geary

To receive sacred relics, medieval priests plundered tombs, avaricious retailers raided church buildings, and relic-mongers scoured the Roman catacombs. In a revised version of Furta Sacra, Patrick Geary considers the social and cultural context for those acts, asking how the relics have been perceived and why the thefts met with the approval of medieval Christians.

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Download E-books Cartography in Antiquity and the Middle Ages: Fresh Perspectives, New Methods (Technology and Change in History) PDF

Download E-books Cartography in Antiquity and the Middle Ages: Fresh Perspectives, New Methods (Technology and Change in History) PDF

In scope, this e-book fits "The heritage of Cartography," vol. 1 (1987) edited by way of Brian Harley and David Woodward. Now, two decades after the looks of that seminal paintings, classicists and medievalists from Europe and North the US spotlight, distill and consider the remarkably efficient development made due to the fact in lots of diverse parts of the research of maps. The interplay among specialists on antiquity and at the center a while obvious within the 13 contributions deals a consultant to the long run and illustrates shut relationships within the evolving perform of cartography over the 1st millennium and a 1/2 the Christian period. individuals are Emily Albu, Raymond Clemens, Lucy Donkin, Evelyn Edson, Tom Elliott, Patrick Gauthier Dalche, Benjamin Kedar, Maja Kominko, Natalia Lozovsky, Yossef Rapoport, Emilie Savage-Smith, Camille Serchuk, Richard Talbert, and Jennifer Trimble."

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Download E-books Mysterious Mistress: The Life & Legend of Jane Shore PDF

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By Margaret Crosland

Jane Shore frequently will get only a byline in heritage. we all know her identify, and that she used to be the mistress of a king. yet who was once this girl caputred for the level through Shakespeare in 'Richard III', fictionalised by means of Jean Plaidy and others? the place did she come from? and the way was once it that having been mistress to the main strong guy within the land, she ended her years in criminal and poverty? Jane Shore was once born right into a relations of retailers and used to be married early, to William Shore. Having already tried to get her marriage annulled - mentioning William's impotence - as soon as she grew to become concerned with Edward IV it used to be inevitable that her marriage used to be dissolved. She is related to were a benign impact - 'where males have been out of favour, she might carry them in his grace' wrote Thomas extra - even intervening to save lots of Eton university and King's collage from destruction. while the king died, her place grew to become very weak. Sorcery, treason, penance, imprisonment, poverty, break out and execution have been key components within the remainder of Jane's lifestyles. Margaret Crosland attracts on literary, old and creative resources to discover Jane's lifestyles either earlier than and after Edward's dying.

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Download E-books Thief Eyes PDF

Download E-books Thief Eyes PDF

By Janni Lee Simner

The most recent YA myth publication from Bones of Faerie writer Janni Lee Simner!

After her mom mysteriously disappears, sixteen-year-old Haley convinces her father to take her to Iceland, the place her mom was once final visible. There, amidst the traditional fissures and crevices of that volcanic island, Haley meets wonderful Ari, a boy with a deadly facet who appoints himself her protector.

When Haley selections up a silver coin that entangles her in a spell solid by way of her ancestor Hallgerd, she discovers that Hallgerd's spell and her mother's disappearance are hooked up to a series of occasions which can unharness terrifying powers and devour the area. Haley needs to have the ability to comprise the transforming into fires of the spell—and her turning out to be allure to Ari.

Janni Lee Simner brings the fierce romance and violent passions of Iceland's medieval sagas into this twenty-first-century novel, with spellbinding results.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Download E-books Ethics and Eventfulness in Middle English Literature (The New Middle Ages) PDF

Download E-books Ethics and Eventfulness in Middle English Literature (The New Middle Ages) PDF

By J. Allan Mitchell

Medieval writers have been serious about fortune and misfortune, but the serious difficulties raised by means of such explorations haven't been properly theorized. Allan Mitchell invitations us to contemplate those contingencies when it comes to an “ethics of the event.”

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Download E-books The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child, Volume 2: The Middle Ages: From the Fall of Rome to the Rise of the Renaissance (2nd Revised Edition) PDF

Download E-books The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child, Volume 2: The Middle Ages: From the Fall of Rome to the Rise of the Renaissance (2nd Revised Edition) PDF

By Susan Wise Bauer

This moment booklet within the four-volume narrative background sequence for ordinary scholars will rework your research of background. The tale of the World has received awards from a number of homeschooling magazines and readers' polls—over 150,000 copies of the sequence in print!

Now greater than ever, different cultures are affecting our daily lives—and our kids have to find out about the opposite nations of the realm and their historical past. Susan clever Bauer has supplied an enthralling advisor to the historical past of different lands. Written in an attractive, user-friendly demeanour, this revised variation of The tale of the area: heritage for the Classical baby, quantity 2: the center Ages weaves global background right into a tale e-book layout. Who chanced on chocolate? What occurred to the large Fovor of the amazing Blows? Why did the Ottoman Turks drag their conflict ships throughout dry land?

The tale of the World covers the sweep of human historical past from precedent days until eventually the current. Africa, China, Europe, the Americas—find out what occurred all over the global in long-ago instances. Designed as a read-aloud undertaking for fogeys and kids to percentage jointly, The tale of the World contains every one continent and significant humans workforce. Volume 2: the center Ages, is the second one of a four-volume sequence and covers the main historic occasions within the years four hundred to 1600 CE, in addition to together with maps, illustrations, and stories from each one culture.

Each Story of the World quantity offers an entire yr of heritage learn while mixed with the task publication, Audiobook, and Tests—each on hand individually to accompany each one quantity of The Story of the World textual content booklet. Volume 2 Grade advice: Grades 1-6.

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Download E-books Handbook of Medieval Studies: Terms Methods Trends PDF

Download E-books Handbook of Medieval Studies: Terms Methods Trends PDF

By Albrecht Classen

This interdisciplinary instruction manual presents huge information regarding study in medieval reports and its most crucial effects during the last many years. The instruction manual is a reference paintings which allows the readers to fast and purposely achieve perception into the $64000 examine discussions and to notify themselves in regards to the present prestige of analysis within the box. The guide contains 4 components. the 1st, huge part bargains articles on all the major disciplines and discussions of the sphere. the second one part offers articles at the key thoughts of contemporary medieval reports and the debates therein. The 3rd part is a lexicon of an important textual content genres of the center a while. The fourth part presents a world bio-bibliographical lexicon of the main well-liked medievalists in all disciplines. A complete bibliography rounds off the compendium. the result's a reference paintings which exhaustively files the present prestige of study in medieval stories and brings the disciplines and specialists of the sector jointly.

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Download E-books Les Métamorphoses du Graal PDF

Download E-books Les Métamorphoses du Graal PDF

Au même titre que l. a. légende de Tristan et Iseut, le mythe du Graal - mystérieux récipient pourvoyeur de puissance et d'immortalité - a irrigué l'imaginaire des auteurs médiévaux. Cette anthologie fait los angeles lumière sur un objet dont l. a. quête a lancé les chevaliers arthuriens sur les routes et nourri les plus fabuleux récits. Elle retrace l'histoire du Graal dans l. a. littérature du Moyen Age, depuis sa première apparition sous les yeux éblouis de Perceval dans Le Conte du Graal de Chrétien de Troyes jusqu'à sa montée aux cieux dans Lo Queste del Saint Graal. Du XIIe au XVe siècle, le Graal se perd, se retrouve, se transforme, se christianise - de uncomplicated écuelle il devient vase, puis adopte sa forme définitive, celle d'un calice ayant servi, peut-être, à recueillir le sang du Christ en croix. Symbole de l. a. recherche de l'idéal et de l'élan vers le chic, los angeles quête du Graal incarne le voyage de l'âme désireuse d'abreuver sa soif de sens, de beauté, et de spiritualité. los angeles fascination exercée par le Graal au Moyen Age, l'engouement qu'il suscite de nos jours encore - que l'on songe par exemple au Da Vinci Code de Dan Brown, ou aux motion pictures de Terry Gilliam (Sacré Graal ; Fisher King) - témoignent de l. a. strength de son symbolisme. Tout à l. a. fois "lumière, musique, parfum et nourriture" comme l'écrit Julien Gracq, le Graal apparaît, à travers los angeles quarantaine d'extraits d'oeuvres médiévales en prose en vers rassemblées dans cette anthologie, comme une resource inépuisable d'émerveillement.

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Download E-books The History of England Volume 1: Foundation PDF

Download E-books The History of England Volume 1: Foundation PDF

By Peter Ackroyd

Having written spell binding biographies of London and of its nice river, the Thames, Peter Ackroyd now turns to England itself. this primary quantity of six takes us from the time that England used to be first settled, greater than 15,000 years in the past, to the demise in 1509 of the 1st Tudor monarch, Henry VII. In it, Ackroyd takes us from Neolithic England, which we will in simple terms see within the so much tantalising glimpses -- a stirrup present in a grave, a few seeds on the backside of a bowl -- to the lengthy interval of Roman rule; from the darkish a long time while England was once invaded by way of a ceaseless tide of Angles, Saxons and Jutes, to the dual glories of medieval England -- its nice church buildings and monasteries and its universal legislation. together with his remarkable ability for evoking time and position, he tells the wide-spread tale of king succeeding king in wealthy prose, with profound perception and a few impressive info. The nutrition we ate, the garments we wore, the punishments we continued, even the jokes we instructed are all came across the following, too.

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Download E-books A Medieval Family: The Pastons of Fifteenth-Century England PDF

Download E-books A Medieval Family: The Pastons of Fifteenth-Century England PDF

By Frances Gies, Joseph Gies

The Pastons family members of Norfolk, England, has lengthy been recognized to medieval students for its huge selection of own correspondence, which has survived 5 centuries. Revealing a wealth of data approximately manners, morals, way of life, and attitudes of the overdue center a while, the letters additionally inform the tale of 3 generations of the fifteenth-century Paston kinfolk that treads like a historic novel jam-packed with memorable characters: Margaret Paston, the indomitable spouse and mom who fought the family's battles; her husband, John Paston I, difficult, hardheaded, and three times restricted to Fleet legal yet by no means yielding to his enemies; daughter Margery, who scandalized friends and family via falling in love with the Paston bailiff, Richard Calle; lighthearted, chivalric Sir John; and joyful, good John III, who opposed to all odds succeeded in marrying for romance.

A Medieval Family lines the Pastons historical past from 1420, during the stormy Wars of the Roses, to the early 1500s. The family's tale, extracted from their letters and papers and advised mostly of their personal phrases, indicates a facet of heritage hardly printed: the lives and fortunes no longer of kings and queens yet of normal middle-class individuals with difficulties, tragedies, and moments of happiness.

Praise for Frances and Joseph Gies

Cathedral, Forge and Waterwheel

"The authors...demonstrate not just their outstanding well-informed and articulate mastery of technical aspect but additionally their command of the historiographical matters that proceed to liven up this box of study."
--Historical

"In their most recent medieval examine, the Gieses discover the parable that the center a while have been unconcerned with the empirical and reveal that the Renaissance itself was once the end result of sluggish growth revamped the former thousand years...A mine of information."
--Kirkus Review

Life in a Medieval Village

What marks {Life in a Medieval Village} is its lucidity and the vividness of its ingenious reconstruction of the past--the aspect of its images of peasant houses, peasant vitamin, parish politics, and peasant religion."
--New York overview of Books

"Extremely targeted examine takes up in flip nutrition, garments, farm instruments, marriage customized, prayer, games--in brief, all a possibility threads within the textile of village life...The basic and logical association of the material--together with the full of life illustrations taken from manuscript illumination, woodcuts, tapestry--makes Life in a Medieval Village a superb advent to the historical past of this period."
--Los Angeles Times

Women within the heart Ages

"A trustworthy survey of the genuine and sundry roles performed through girls within the medieval period...Highly recommended."
--Choice

Life in a Medieval Castle

"Joseph and Frances Gies supply a booklet that is helping set the list straight--and retains the romance too...The authors let medieval guy and ladies to talk for themselves via decisions from prior journals, songs, even account books."
--Time

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