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Download E-books Autobiographical Poems (Cambridge Medieval Classics, Volume 6) PDF

By Gregory of Nazianzus

The autobiographical poems of Gregory of Nazianzus, fourth-century Father of the Greek Church, are outstanding not just for a hugely person photograph of the Byzantine global but additionally for moments which are intimate, passionate and relocating. This e-book comprises Greek textual content and dealing with English translation of a variety from his 100 or so surviving poems.

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Download E-books Medieval Iberia: Changing Societies and Cultures in Contact and Transition (Monografías A) (Monografías A) PDF

Medieval Iberia used to be wealthy in sociolinguistic and cultural variety. This quantity explores the tradition, historical past, literature and language of the Peninsula in an try and comprehend its cultural-political complexity and its legacy. valuable topics comprise the illustration of minority teams in the neighborhood; the problem of social touch which can deliver mutual absorption of effect or clash; the consequences of linguistic interplay and improvement; and the dissemination of cultural and clinical wisdom inside of and past the borders of the Peninsula. glossy interpretations of Medieval Iberia are neither static nor definitive during this kaleidoscopic box of research.

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Download E-books Flodden: A Scottish Tragedy (Birlinn) PDF

By Peter Reese

Boosted by means of the good fortune of naval campaigns within the Western Isles and help for the Danes, James IV, in a inaccurate try and help France whilst that kingdom used to be invaded via Henry VIII's troops, ordered the Scottish military around the Border. At Flodden he confronted English troops lower than the Earl of Surrey, and even supposing having a massive virtue by way of numbers, suffered a defeat so humiliating that it dented Scotland's self assurance for hundreds of years. James IV misplaced his lifestyles at Flodden, and likewise took with him the flower of the Scottish the Aristocracy, as well as as many as 10,000 Scottish squaddies, either Highland and Lowland. It was once not anything lower than disaster. during this re-examination of 1 of Europe's final medieval battles, Peter Reese considers Flodden opposed to the styles of either international locations' conventional army contention and the private animosity that existed among James and Henry. He discusses the boys who made up either armies, their contrasting weaponry, structures of command and armed forces strategies, and considers the most important half the conflict performed within the highway to the unification of Scotland and England. a couple of maps let the reader to stick to the occasions of the conflict in shut aspect.

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Download E-books The Bones of a King: Richard III Rediscovered PDF

By Maev Kennedy

The dramatic tale of Richard III, England's final medieval king, captured the world's cognizance whilst an archaeological group led by means of the collage of Leicester pointed out his is still in February 2013. The Bones of a King offers the reliable behind-the-scenes tale of the gray Friars dig from the crew of experts who stumbled on and pointed out his remains

  • The so much vast and authoritative ebook written for non-specialists via the specialist workforce who came upon and analysed the is still of Richard III
  • Features greater than forty illustrations, maps and photographs
  • Builds an expansive view of Richard's existence, loss of life and burial, in addition to debts of the remedy of his physique sooner than burial, and his legacy within the public mind's eye from the time of his loss of life to the present
  • Explains the medical proof at the back of his identity, together with DNA retrieval and sequencing, soil samples, his wounds and his scoliosis, and what they demonstrate approximately his existence, his future health or even the meals he ate
  • A behind-the-scenes examine the most fascinating ancient discoveries of our time

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Download E-books The Knight in History (Medieval Life) PDF

By Frances Gies

A magisterial background of the origins, truth, and legend of the knight

Born out of the chaos of the early center a long time, the armored and hugely cellular knight revolutionized struggle and quick grew to become a mythic determine in historical past. From the Knights Templars and English knighthood to the crusades and chivalry, The Knight in History, via acclaimed medievalist Frances Gies, bestselling coauthor of Life in a Medieval Castle, paints a outstanding precise photo of knighthood—exploring the knight’s earliest visual appeal as an agent of lawless violence, his reemergence as a dynamic social entity, his eventual disappearance from the eu level, and his transformation into Western culture’s such a lot iconic hero.

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Download E-books Le Morte D'Arthur: Volume 1 (The Penguin English Library) PDF

By Thomas Malory

Sir Thomas Malory's richly evocative and spell binding model of the Arthurian legend

Recounting Arthur's start, his ascendancy to the throne after claiming Excalibur, his ill-fated marriage to Guenever, the treachery of Morgan le Fay and the exploits of the Knights of the around desk, it magically weaves jointly event, conflict, love and appeal. Le Morte D'Arthur looks again to an idealized Medieval global and is filled with wistful, elegiac remorse for a vanished age of chivalry. Edited and released by way of William Caxton in 1485, Malory's prose romance drew on French and English verse resources to offer an epic solidarity to the Arthur delusion, and continues to be the main great re-telling of the tale in English.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the top writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the easiest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more suitable via introductions and notes by means of exotic students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations through award-winning translators.

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Download E-books A History of Philosophy, Volume 3: Late Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy: Ockham, Francis Bacon, and the Beginning of the Modern World PDF

By Frederick Copleston

Conceived initially as a major presentation of the improvement of philosophy for Catholic seminary scholars, Frederick Copleston's nine-volume A background Of Philosophy has journeyed some distance past the modest function of its writer to common acclaim because the most sensible heritage of philosophy in English.
Copleston, an Oxford Jesuit of giant erudition who as soon as tangled with A. J. Ayer in a fabled debate in regards to the lifestyles of God and the potential of metaphysics, knew that seminary scholars have been fed a woefully insufficient vitamin of theses and proofs, and that their familiarity with such a lot of history's nice thinkers was once lowered to simplistic caricatures. Copleston got down to redress the incorrect via writing an entire heritage of Western philosophy, one crackling with incident and highbrow pleasure -- and one who provides complete position to every philosopher, offering his inspiration in a fantastically rounded demeanour and exhibiting his hyperlinks to those that went earlier than and to those that got here after him.
The results of Copleston's prodigious labors is a heritage of philosophy that's not going ever to be exceeded. inspiration journal summed up the final contract between students and scholars alike while it reviewed Copleston's A historical past of Philosophy as "broad-minded and goal, entire and scholarly, unified and good proportioned... we won't suggest [it] too highly."

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Download E-books Hildegard's Healing Plants: From Her Medieval Classic Physica PDF

Medieval saint, mystic, healer, and visionary—Hildegard von Bingen has made a comeback. She is now well known in typical therapeutic circles, in medieval and women's stories, and between these drawn to making an investment the standard with the religious.

Hildegard's therapeutic vegetation is a present model and new translation of the "Plant" part of Physica, Hildegard's vintage paintings on well-being and therapeutic. Hildegard reviews on 230 vegetation and grains—most of that are nonetheless grown in domestic gardens and bought at neighborhood wellbeing and fitness meals shops. in a single of many entries on women's health and wellbeing, Hildegard writes, "Also if a pregnant lady labors a lot in childbirth, allow anyone cook dinner friendly herbs, reminiscent of fennel and assurum, in water with worry and nice moderation, squeeze out the water, and position them whereas they're hot round her thighs and again, tied lightly with a bit of material, in order that her soreness and her closed womb is opened extra pleasantly and easily."

Whether learn for the sheer delight in Hildegard's earthy, clever voice ("Let a guy who has an overabundance of lust in his loins cook dinner wild lettuce in water and pour it over himself in a sauna") or for her encyclopedic and infrequently nonetheless suitable figuring out of usual health and wellbeing, Hildegard's therapeutic crops is a treasure for gardeners, ordinary therapeutic fanatics, and Hildegard enthusiasts all over.

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

By Albrecht Classen

This interdisciplinary guide presents large information regarding learn in medieval reports and its most vital effects during the last many years. The guide is a reference paintings which allows the readers to speedy and purposely achieve perception into the real learn discussions and to notify themselves concerning the present prestige of study within the box. The guide involves 4 elements. the 1st, huge part bargains articles on the entire major disciplines and discussions of the sphere. the second one part offers articles at the key innovations of recent medieval reviews and the debates therein. The 3rd part is a lexicon of an important textual content genres of the center a while. The fourth part offers a global bio-bibliographical lexicon of the main well known medievalists in all disciplines. A complete bibliography rounds off the compendium. the result's a reference paintings which exhaustively records the present prestige of analysis in medieval reports and brings the disciplines and specialists of the sphere jointly.

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