Middle Ages

European Literature and the Latin Middle Ages (Bollingen Series XXXVI)

By Ernst Robert Curtius

In this "magnificent publication" (T. S. Eliot), Ernst Robert Curtius (1886-1956), one of many most well known literary students of this century, examines the continuity of eu literature from Homer to Goethe, with specific emphasis at the Latin heart a while. In an in depth new epilogue, drawing on hitherto unpublished fabric, Peter Godman analyzes the highbrow and political context and personality of Curtius's ideas.

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Templarios, griales, vírgenes negras y otros enigmas de la Historia

By Juan Eslava Galán

Los misterios medievales están de moda: templarios, Atlántida, cátaros, vírgenes negras, Santos Griales, Tablas Redondas, Mesas de Salomón, Rennes-le-Château… ¿qué hay en ellos de verdad y de mentira? Este libro lo explica y desvela otros misterios históricos: ¿Por qué los vikingos remontaron con sus naves el Guadalquivir y el Ebro? ¿Es cierto que los moros invadieron España como venganza por los angeles violación de una muchacha? ¿Por colección qué se sospecha que los palacios de Creta eran, en realidad, tumbas? ¿Por qué contrató Felipe II a un equipo de alquimistas? ¿Quién fue el misterioso marino que le confió a Colón el pasillo de los alisios que lo llevaría a América? ¿Quién perpetra esos fraudes arqueológicos que ni los mejores museos detectan? …

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Medieval Islamic Civilization: An Encyclopedia (Routledge Encyclopedias of the Middle Ages)

By Josef W. Meri

Medieval Islamic Civilization examines the socio-cultural heritage of the areas the place Islam took carry among the 7th and 16th century. this significant two-volume paintings comprises over seven hundred alphabetically prepared entries, contributed and signed by means of foreign students and specialists in fields corresponding to Arabic languages, Arabic literature, structure, artwork heritage, heritage, heritage of technology, Islamic arts, Islamic reviews, center japanese stories, close to jap reviews, politics, faith, Semitic stories, theology, and extra. This reference offers an exhaustive and brilliant portrait of Islamic civilization together with the numerous clinical, inventive, and spiritual advancements in addition to all points of everyday life and tradition.

For an entire checklist of entries, participants, and extra, stopover at www.routledge-ny.com/middleages/Islamic.

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Le corps, les rites, les rêves, le temps : Essais d'anthropologie médiévale

By Jean-Claude Schmitt

Qui veut comprendre le Moyen Âge doit le tenir à distance : poser sur lui le regard de l'anthropologue étudiant une société étrangère à sa propre tradition et à ses habitudes de pensée. C'est los angeles première ambition de ce livre : mettre en garde contre l'usage de catégories, l. a. "religion" par exemple, ou l'"individu", dont il convient de saisir los angeles relativité historique. Voilà qui peut sembler paradoxal, mais il n'y a pas, au Moyen Âge, de "religion", au sens où nous l'entendons aujourd'hui. Toute une "culture", en revanche, complexe, foisonnante, originale, se déploie selon les différents pôles constitutifs de cette société : les clercs et les laïcs, los angeles cathédrale et le château, l. a. communauté paysanne et l. a. ville. S'en dégagent des conceptions irréductibles aux nôtres, du corps et de l. a. personne, de l. a. croyance et des rêves, des rites et du temps, à l'articulation de l'homme et du divin (ou du démoniaque), de l'ici-bas et de l'au-delà, des pictures et de l'invisible, de los angeles memoria et des futura.Ce livre retrace le parcours sinueux d'une recherche de plus de vingt ans à travers les textes et les pictures matters de l. a. tradition médiévale. Il tente de répondre aux questions que pose los angeles building d'une anthropologie historique du Moyen Âge : qu'est-ce qu'une "personne" dans l. a. société médiévale ? Qu'en est-il de los angeles proposal du "sacré" ? L'idée d'"avenir" est-elle appropriate avec l. a. belief eschatologique du temps chrétien ?

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Feudal Society (Routledge Classics)

By Marc Bloch

Marc Bloch acknowledged that his target in writing Feudal Society was once to move past the technical examine a medievalist would normally write and ‘dismantle a social structure.’ during this awesome and huge paintings, which has brought generations of scholars and historians to the feudal interval, Bloch treats feudalism as dwelling, respiring strength in Western Europe from the 9th to the 13th century. At its middle lies a magisterial account of kin of lord and vassal, and the origins of the character of the fief, dropped at lifestyles via compelling debts of the the Aristocracy, knighthood and chivalry, relatives family members, political and criminal associations, and the church. For Bloch historical past was once a technique of consistent stream and evolution and he describes through the sluggish technique through which feudal societies became what could turn into state states. A journey de strength of historic writing, Feudal Society is key interpreting for a person drawn to either Western Europe’s prior and present.

With a brand new foreword through Geoffrey Koziol

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A Most Dangerous Book: Tacitus's Germania from the Roman Empire to the Third Reich

By Christopher B. Krebs

The New York instances publication evaluate Editor's Choice
Times Literary complement Book of the Year
Choice Outstanding title
Winner of Phi Beta Kappa's 2012 Christian Gauss booklet Award.

    

"A version of renowned highbrow heritage. . . . In each method, 
A most deadly ebook is a so much tremendous achievement."--Washington Post  

When the Roman historian Tacitus wrote the Germania, a none-too-flattering little ebook in regards to the old Germans, he couldn't have foreseen that centuries later the Nazis may extol it as "a bible" and vow to resurrect Germany on its grounds. however the Germania inspired--and polarized--readers lengthy ahead of the increase of the 3rd Reich. during this dependent and eye-catching historical past, Christopher B. Krebs, a professor of classics at Harvard collage, strains the wide-ranging effect of the Germania, revealing how an historic textual content rose to take its position one of the most deadly books on the planet. 14 illustrations

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Baudolino

By Umberto Eco

It is April 1204, and Constantinople, the sumptuous 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 reputable from yes loss of life 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. while nonetheless a boy he meets a international commander within the woods, captivating him along with his fast wit and energetic brain. The commander-who proves to be Emperor Frederick Barbarossa-adopts Baudolino and sends him to the college in Paris, the place he makes a couple of fearless, adventurous friends.

Spurred on through myths and their very own reveries, this merry band units out looking for Prester John, a mythical priest-king acknowledged to rule over an unlimited 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 awesome digressions, outrageous methods, remarkable feeling, and vicarious reflections on our postmodern age, this can be Eco the storyteller at his fantastic best.

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The Cambridge Economic History of Europe from the Decline of the Roman Empire, Volume 2: Trade and Industry in the Middle Ages

The second one quantity of The Cambridge financial historical past of Europe, first released in 1952, used to be a survey by means of a global workforce of professional students masking exchange and in pre-Roman, Roman and Byzantine Europe, the medieval exchange of northern and southern Europe, and the histories of medieval woollen manufacture, mining and metallurgy, and construction in stone. This moment variation, as well as revising such a lot chapters and the bibliographies appended to them, additionally fills gaps which arose from the wartime and post-war conditions during which the 1st variation used to be written. New chapters offer debts of the exchange and of jap Europe, of medieval Europe's exchange with Asia and Africa, and of medieval coinage and foreign money. desirous about volumes I and III of the sequence, this quantity is designed to accomplish a entire evaluate of the industrial heritage of medieval Europe as a complete. It was once deliberate by way of the overdue Sir Michael Postan, and used to be mostly accomplished below his editorship.

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Europe in the High Middle Ages (The Penguin History of Europe)

"The Penguin background of Europe series... is one among modern publishing's nice projects."--New Statesman

It used to be an age of desire and threat, of achievement and growth. Europe's excessive heart a while spanned the Crusades, the construction of Chartres Cathedral, Dante's Inferno, and Thomas Aquinas. Buoyant, convinced, artistic, the period flowering right into a actual renaissance-until the disastrous fourteenth century rained disaster within the kind of plagues, famine, and war. 

In Europe within the excessive center Ages, William Chester Jordan paints a brilliant, teeming panorama that captures this misplaced age in all its glory and complexity. listed here are the nice popes who revived the facility of the Church opposed to the secular princes; the writers and thinkers who prepared the ground for the Renaissance; the soldiers who stemmed the Islamic tide in Spain and surged into Palestine; and the humbler estates, those that stumbled on new wish and prosperity until eventually the lengthy evening of the 1300s. From excessive to low, from dramatic occasions to social buildings, Jordan's account brings to existence this interesting age. a part of the Penguin historical past of Europe sequence, edited through David Cannadine.

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