La estirpe de Leonor de Aquitania: Mujeres y poder en los siglos XII y XIII

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. los angeles 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 los angeles 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. l. a. 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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Europe's Inner Demons: The Demonization of Christians in Medieval Christendom

By Norman Cohn

Europe's internal Demons is an interesting historical past of the irrational have to think witches and an research of ways these fantasies made the persecutions of the center a while attainable. moreover, Norman Cohn's discovery that a few influential assets on eu witch trials have been forgeries has revolutionized the sector of witchcraft, making this essentially the most crucial books ever written at the subject.

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Peasants and Production in the Medieval North-East: The Evidence from Tithes, 1270-1536 (Regions and Regionalism in History)

By Ben Dodds

The peasant economic climate in north-east England, and certainly in the course of the nation as a complete, underwent many adjustments through the later center a while, yet because of the shortcoming of facts it's been tough to come back to yes conclusions. This pioneering survey makes use of formerly unexploited assets, largely from tithe information, to provide new interpretations of the styles for swap and the scope for adaptability. the writer argues that the peasant economic climate during this area of britain used to be profoundly laid low with battle within the early fourteenth century after which illness with the coming of the Black dying in 1349, calling into query the orthodox theories of overpopulation in explaining the 'crisis' of the past due center a long time: even at its medieval top, the inhabitants of northeast England used to be sparse by means of comparability with parts additional south. Nor did the supply of land and more desirable residing criteria result in demographic restoration within the 15th and early 16th centuries. He additionally indicates that regardless of their vulnerability to crises, peasant cultivators have been hugely attentive to switch. faraway from being primitive subsistence farmers oblivious to the marketplace and its signs, medieval peasants within the Durham quarter have been sophisticated and winning decision-makers in regards to the construction and advertising in their output. BEN DODDS is Lecturer in historical past on the collage of Durham.

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Medieval Science, Technology, and Medicine: An Encyclopedia (Routledge Encyclopedias of the Middle Ages)

Medieval technological know-how, know-how, and Medicine info the entire scope of clinical wisdom within the medieval interval in additional than three hundred A to Z entries. This source discusses the learn, program of information, cultural and know-how exchanges, experimentation, and achievements within the many disciplines with regards to technological know-how and know-how. assurance contains innovations, discoveries, techniques, areas and fields of analysis, areas, and critical members to varied fields of technology. There also are entries on South-Central and East Asian technology. This reference paintings presents an exam of medieval clinical culture in addition to an appreciation for the connection among medieval technological know-how and the traditions it supplanted and people who changed it.

For an entire record of entries, members, and extra, stopover at the Routledge Encyclopedias of the center Ages web site.

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Medieval Philosophy: An Historical and Philosophical Introduction

By John Marenbon

This new advent replaces Marenbon's best-selling variations Early Medieval Philosophy (1983) and Later Medieval Philosophy (1987) to give a unmarried authoritative and finished examine of the interval. It offers a lucid and fascinating account of the heritage of philosophy within the heart a while, discussing the most writers and concepts, the social and highbrow contexts, and the $64000 recommendations utilized in medieval philosophy.

Medieval Philosophy provides a chronological account which:

  • treats all 4 major traditions of philosophy that stem from the Greek historical past of past due antiquity: Greek Christian philosophy, Latin philosophy, Arabic philosophy and Jewish philosophy
  • provides a sequence of 'study' sections for shut awareness to arguments and shorter 'interludes' that time to the broader questions of the highbrow context 
  •  combines philosophical research with old historical past
  • includes a valuable distinct advisor to extra analyzing and an intensive bibliography

All scholars of medieval philosophy, medieval historical past, theology or faith will locate this helpful analyzing.

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The Birth of the West: Rome, Germany, France, and the Creation of Europe in the Tenth Century

By Paul Collins

The 10th century dawned in violence and ailment. Charlemagne’s empire was once in ruins, so much of Spain have been claimed through Moorish invaders, or even the papacy in Rome used to be embroiled in petty, provincial conflicts. To many historians, it used to be a main instance of the lack of awareness and uncertainty of the darkish a while. but in line with historian Paul Collins, the tale of the 10th century is the tale of our culture’s start, of the emergence of our civilization into the sunshine of day.

The beginning of the West tells the tale of a change from chaos to reserve, exploring the alien panorama of Europe in transition. it's a fascinating
narrative that completely renovates older conceptions of feudalism and what medieval lifestyles used to be truly like. the result's a unconditionally new imaginative and prescient of ways civilization sprang from the unlikeliest of origins, and evidence that our tenth-century ancestors should not as distant as we would think.

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Anglo-Saxon Culture and the Modern Imagination (Medievalism)

`An first-class collection... breaks new floor in lots of components. should still make a considerable impression at the dialogue of the modern impression of Anglo-Saxon Culture'. Conor McCarthy, writer of Seamus Heaney and the Medieval mind's eye Britain's pre-Conquest previous and its tradition maintains to fascinate sleek writers and artists. From Henry Sweet's Anglo-Saxon Reader to Seamus Heaney's Beowulf, and from excessive modernism to the musclebound heroes of comedian publication and Hollywood, Anglo-Saxon England has been a robust and infrequently unforeseen resource of suggestion, antagonism, and mirrored image. The essays right here have interaction with the ways that the Anglo-Saxons and their literature were bought, faced, and re-envisioned within the smooth mind's eye. they provide clean insights on validated figures, comparable to W.H. Auden, J.R.R. Tolkien, and David Jones, and on modern writers reminiscent of Geoffrey Hill, Peter analyzing, P.D. James, and Heaney. They discover the interplay among textual content, snapshot and panorama in medieval and smooth books, the recasting of mythic figures reminiscent of Wayland Smith, and the metamorphosis of Beowulf into Grendel - as a singular and as grand opera. The early medieval emerges now not easily as a domain of nostalgia or nervousness in sleek revisions, yet as a substitute offers an essential area for creativity, excitement, and creative scan. individuals: Bernard O'Donoghue, Chris Jones, Mark Atherton, Maria Artamonova, Anna Johnson, Clare A. Lees, Sian Echard, Catherine A.M. Clarke, Maria Sachiko Cecire, Allen J. Frantzen, John Halbrooks, Hannah J. Crawforth, Joshua Davies, Rebecca Anne Barr

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

The range of expertise to be had to medieval students and the power of medieval concept are either mirrored during this number of unique essays by way of exceptional historians. highbrow lifestyles within the center a long time is gifted to Margaret Gibson, whose personal paintings has ranged from Boethius to Lanfranc and to the learn of the Bible within the heart a while.

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Medieval Narrative: An Introduction

By Tony Davenport

Medieval Narrative deals scholars an advent to the diversity of narrative genres and methods of the medieval interval and explores the ways that medieval theories of narrative might be in comparison with modern-day theories. through the textual content the writer attracts from quite a lot of examples, together with Chaucer's Canterbury stories, the Ancrene Wisse, and continental examples of medieval narrative equivalent to Boccaccio's Il Filostrato.

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A Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

By Christopher Corèdon

An curiosity within the center a while usually brings the non-specialist reader up brief opposed to a note or time period which isn't understood or in simple terms imperfectly understood. This dictionary is meant to place an finish to all that: it's been designed to be of genuine support to normal readers and experts alike. The dictionary includes a few 3,400 phrases as headwords, starting from the criminal and ecclesiastic to the extra prosaic phrases of lifestyle. Latin used to be the language of the church, legislation and executive, and lots of Latin phrases illustrated listed here are often present in sleek books of historical past of the interval; equally, the perfect that means of outdated English and heart English phrases could elude modern day reader: this dictionary endeavours to supply readability. as well as definition, etymologies of many phrases are given, within the trust that understanding the beginning and evolution of a be aware offers a greater knowing. There also are examples of medieval phrases and words nonetheless in use this day, an extra reduction to clarifying that means. CHRISTOPHER COREDON has additionally compiled the Dictionary of Cybernyms. Dr ANN WILLIAMS, ancient advisor at the undertaking, used to be till her retirement Senior Lecturer in medieval background on the Polytechnic of North London.

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