Download E-books La estirpe de Leonor de Aquitania: Mujeres y poder en los siglos XII y XIII PDF

By Ana Rodríguez López

Contrariamente a lo suele pensarse, las mujeres desempeñaron un papel muy importante en las sociedades medievales. En muchas ocasiones se convirtieron en centro de complejas redes sociales y en protagonistas de los acontecimientos políticos de una época marcada por los angeles violencia pero también por los vínculos personales y espirituales. l. a. estirpe de Leonor es una indagación rigurosa y apasionante sobre cómo esas mujeres transitaron a través de un mundo dominado por unas relaciones feudales que parecían confinarlas a los espacios domésticos. A partir de l. a. ambitious personalidad de Leonor de Aquitania (1124-1204) este libro traza un fresco del universo femenino que antecedió, sucedió y fue contemporáneo de esta gran mujer, que fue reina de Inglaterra y de Francia y que acompañó a los ejércitos dela Segunda Cruzada. los angeles regulación de los vínculos de parentesco, las presiones eclesiásticas o los angeles capacidad de administrar recursos dibujaron el escenario en que actuó una amplia galería de mujeres a las que este libro da vida en una visión fascinante de un tiempo en que son reconocibles rasgos y pautas que han llegado hasta épocas recientes.

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Download E-books The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Global Medieval Life and Culture, Volumes 1-3 PDF

By Joyce Salisbury, Nancy Sullivan

The interval we all know because the center a while, approximately the years 400-1400, observed the formation of rules and associations that mark glossy societies. advancements as disparate because the origin of Islam and the emergence of the center type happened in this pivotal millennium. even supposing ancient examine of the center a long time has commonly interested in Western Europe, glossy historians realize the complicated international nature of this period. For all significant global areas, this three-volume paintings bargains in-depth essays on large topics, brief entries on particular subject matters, and thoroughly chosen fundamental files to assist readers extra absolutely comprehend this severely very important period.

Edited via Joyce Salisbury, who's normal editor of the award-winning Greenwood Encyclopedia of day-by-day Life, and written through Professor Salisbury and a sequence of favourite historians with nearby services, Greenwood Encyclopedia of worldwide Medieval lifestyles and Culture contains 3 volumes overlaying the subsequent parts of the globe:

Volume 1:Europe and the Americas

Volume 2: Islam and Africa

Volume three: Asia and Oceania

Each neighborhood part contains seven in-depth essays protecting the next vast themes and concluding with bibliographies of vital and present details assets: old assessment of the quarter, faith, financial system, the humanities, Society, technology and expertise, and worldwide Ties. the worldwide Ties essays hint the political, social, financial, non secular, technological, or advertisement connections that existed among the zone below dialogue and the other international areas throughout the heart a long time. every one nearby part additionally features a sequence of short entries overlaying humans, occasions, advancements, and ideas pointed out within the in-depth essays.

Examples of access themes comprise the next: Berbers, Emperor Harsha, Ethiopian Christianity, Flowery war, Footbinding, Hildegard of Bingen, Jainism, Jihad, Maya cave in, Neo-Confucianism, Romanesque, and Sharia.

A sequence of sidebars in each one part will offer lists, graphs, charts, and different necessary facts with regards to the zone. every one part can also be illustrated and should comprise a range of fascinating fundamental records that extra illustrate the most topics addressed within the in-depth essays. Cross-references in the sections and an in depth topic index also will support readers entry details within the essays and brief entries.

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Download E-books Latin Sermon Collections from Later Medieval England: Orthodox Preaching in the Age of Wyclif (Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature) PDF

By Siegfried Wenzel

Just about all sermons have been written in Latin until eventually the Reformation. This scholarly learn describes and analyzes such collections of Latin sermons from the golden age of medieval preaching in England--the fourteenth and 15th centuries. Basing his reviews at the extant manuscripts, Siegfried Wenzel analyzes their sermons and events. He covers some of the broader past due medieval debates on preaching, in addition to the attitudes of orthodox preachers to Lollardy.

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Download E-books Marriage and the Family in the Middle Ages PDF

By Frances Gies, Joseph Gies

A compelling, lucid, and hugely readable chronicle of medieval lifestyles written via the authors of the bestselling Life in a Medieval Castle and Life in a Medieval City

Historians have just recently woke up to the significance of the relations, the fundamental social unit all through human heritage. This e-book lines the improvement of marriage and the family members from the center a while to the early sleek period. It describes how the Roman and barbarian cultural streams merged less than the effect of the Christian church to forge new suggestions, customs, legislation, and practices. Century by way of century it follows the advance -- occasionally slow, at different occasions progressive -- of important parts within the heritage of the family:

  • The uncomplicated features of the family members as construction unit, in addition to its spiritual, social, judicial, and academic roles.
  • The shift of marriage from deepest association among households to public rite among contributors, and the changes in dowry, bride-price, and counter-dowry.
  • The improvement of consanguinity principles and incest taboos in church legislations and lay custom.
  • The peasant family members in its various situation of being loose or unfree, negative, middling, or rich.
  • The aristocratic property, the matter of the more youthful son, and the disinheritance of daughters.
  • The Black dying and its long term results at the family.
  • Sex attitudes and customs: the results of diversifications in age of fellows and ladies at marriage.
  • The altering actual atmosphere of noble, peasant, and concrete families.
  • Arrangements by way of households for outdated age and retirement.

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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 suits "The heritage of Cartography," vol. 1 (1987) edited via Brian Harley and David Woodward. Now, two decades after the looks of that seminal paintings, classicists and medievalists from Europe and North the USA spotlight, distill and ponder the remarkably effective growth made due to the fact in lots of varied parts of the research of maps. The interplay among specialists on antiquity and at the heart a while obtrusive within the 13 contributions bargains a advisor to the longer term and illustrates shut relationships within the evolving perform of cartography over the 1st millennium and a half 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 Medieval Civilization 400 - 1500 PDF

By Jacques Le Goff

This 1000 12 months background of the civilization of western Europe has already been famous in France as a scholarly contribution of the top order and as a favored vintage. Jacques Le Goff has written a booklet in an effort to not just be learn by means of generations of scholars and historians, yet as a way to satisfaction and tell all these attracted to the heritage of medieval Europe.

Part one, ancient Evolution , is a story account of the whole interval, from the barbarian payment of Roman Europe within the 5th, 6th and 7th centuries to the war-torn crises of Christian Europe within the fourteenth and 15th centuries.

Part , Medieval Civilization , is analytical, fascinated by the origins of early medieval rules of tradition and faith, the limitations of time and house in a pre-industrial global and the reconstruction of the lives and sensibilities of the folk in this lengthy interval. Medieval Civilization combines the narrative and descriptive strength attribute of Anglo-Saxon scholarship with the sensitivity and perception of the French historic culture.

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Download E-books The War on Heresy: Faith and Power in Medieval Europe PDF

By R. I. Moore

The good battle on heresy obsessed medieval Europe within the centuries after the 1st millennium. R. I. Moore's bright narrative specializes in the reasons and anxieties of these who declared and performed the warfare: what have been the ideals and practices they observed as heretical? How may perhaps such ideals have arisen? And why have been they any such threat?In western Europe at advert one thousand heresy had slightly been heard of. but inside of a couple of generations accusations had turn into regular and associations have been being manage to spot and suppress ideals and practices obvious as departures from actual faith. Fears of heresy encouraged passions that moulded eu society for the remainder of the center a long time and ended in a chain of persecutions that left an indelible mark on its historical past and tradition. well known debts of occasions - so much particularly of the Albigensian campaign led by way of Europe opposed to itself - have assumed the threats posed through the heretical routine have been simply too genuine. a few students in contrast have attempted to teach that experiences of heresy have been exaggerated or perhaps fabricated: but when they're right why used to be the conflict on heresy introduced in any respect? And why was once 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 root for an account as profound because it is startlingly original.

About the Author:

Robert Ian Moore, most ordinarily referred to as R. I. Moore, is Professor Emeritus of background at Newcastle college. He focuses on medieval background, has written a number of influential works with regards to heresy, and has acquired a number of awards, together with being named a Fellow of the Royal old Society.

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

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Download E-books Science Translated: Latin and Vernacular Translations of Scientific Treatises in Medieval Europe (Mediaevalia Lovaniensia: Series 1: Studia XL) PDF

Medieval translators performed a tremendous function within the improvement and evolution of a systematic lexicon. At a time while so much students deferred to authority, the translations of canonical texts assumed nice significance. furthermore, translation happened at degrees within the center a long time.
First, Greek or Arabic texts have been translated into the realized language, Latin. moment, Latin texts turned resource texts themselves, to be translated into the vernaculars as their value throughout Europe began to increase.
The scenario of the respective translators at those degrees was once essentially varied: while the previous may well depend upon an extended culture of medical discourse, the latter had the large accountability of really constructing a systematic vocabulary. The contributions within the current quantity examine either degrees, drastically illuminating the emergence of the clinical terminology and ideas that turned so primary in early smooth highbrow discourse. The medical disciplines lined within the e-book contain, between others, medication, biology, astronomy, and physics.

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Download E-books Magic and Impotence in the Middle Ages PDF

By Catherine Rider

Magic and Impotence within the center Ages investigates the typical medieval trust that magic can cause impotence, focusing relatively at the interval 1150-1450. the topic hasn't ever been studied intimately prior to, yet there's a strangely great amount of data approximately it in 4 sorts of resource: confessors' manuals; scientific compendia that mentioned many health problems; commentaries on canon legislations; and theological commentaries at the Sentences of Peter Lombard. even supposing so much historians of medieval tradition concentrate on just one or of those sorts of resource, a broader comparability finds that medieval writers held strangely diversified critiques approximately what magic used to be, the way it labored, and no matter if it used to be ever valid to take advantage of it.

Medieval discussions of magically triggered impotence additionally contain loads of information regarding magical practices, so much of that have now not been studied ahead of. particularly, those resources say greatly approximately well known magic, an issue which has been fairly overlooked through historians as the proof is scanty and hard to interpret. Magic and Impotence makes new information regarding well known magic to be had for the 1st time.

Magic and Impotence additionally examines why the authors of felony, scientific, and theological texts have been so attracted to well known magical practices in terms of impotence. It accordingly makes use of magically triggered impotence as a case-study to discover the connection among elite and pop culture. particularly, this learn emphasizes the significance of the thirteenth-century pastoral reform move, which sought to implement extra orthodox spiritual practices. Historians have usually famous that this flow introduced churchmen into touch with renowned ideals, yet this is often the 1st research to illustrate the profound impact it had on theological and criminal principles approximately magic.

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Download E-books Sodomy, Masculinity and Law in Medieval Literature: France and England, 1050-1230 (Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature) PDF

By William E. Burgwinkle

Laying off new gentle at the representations of masculinity and same-sex hope in medieval literature, William Burgwinkle deals a old survey of attitudes in the direction of same-sex love through the heart a long time. His experiences of a variety of texts display that medieval attitudes in the direction of sexual personal tastes have been a lot broader than often conceded. even if such a lot texts of the interval denounced sodomy, Burgwinkle finds how a few additionally recommended it, besides the fact that inadvertently.

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