Our Little Norman Cousin of Long Ago by Evaleen Stein, John Goss

By Evaleen Stein, John Goss

A narrative of Normandy throughout William the Conqueror, giving a brilliant photo of manners and customs during the eyes of 2 boys of the court docket. Describes fort existence, gown, amusements, education for knighthood, and different elements of feudal existence. additionally relates tales of William's early days, in addition to stories of his Northmen forefathers, Duke Robert the significant, Little Duke Richard, and Rolf the Ganger. compatible for a long time eight and up.

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Our Little Celtic Cousin of Long Ago by Evaleen Stein, John Goss

By Evaleen Stein, John Goss

The tale of Ferdiad, a boy of eire, for the time of excessive King Brian Boru, while the Danes have been pillaging the Irish nation-state. How his foster-father Angus turns into poet to the excessive King and the way Ferdiad himself recovers a misplaced treasure. offers a glimpse into the customs and social lifetime of the Celts, with particular emphasis on their inventive achievements, together with the e-book of Kells and the tales of Cuculain. compatible for a while eight and up.

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The Oxford Handbook of Byzantine Studies (Oxford Handbooks) by Elizabeth Jeffreys, John Haldon, Robin Cormack

By Elizabeth Jeffreys, John Haldon, Robin Cormack

The Oxford guide of Byzantine stories offers discussions through prime specialists on all major facets of this various and fast-growing box. The Oxford guide of Byzantine reviews offers with the heritage and tradition of the Byzantine Empire, the jap 1/2 the overdue Roman Empire, from the fourth to the fourteenth century. Its centre was once the town previously often called Byzantium, refounded as Constantinople in 324 CE, the present-day Istanbul. below its emperors, patriarchs, and all-pervasive forms Byzantium constructed a particular society: Greek in language, Roman in criminal method, and Christian in faith. Byzantiums effect within the eu center a long time is difficult to over-estimate, as a bulwark opposed to invaders, as a meeting-point for exchange from Asia and the Mediterranean, as a dad or mum of the classical literary and inventive history, and as a author of its personal very good inventive kind.

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Questions and Answers for Physicians: A Medieval Arabic by Abd Al-Aziz Al-Sulami, Gary Leiser, Noury Al-Khaledy, Abd

By Abd Al-Aziz Al-Sulami, Gary Leiser, Noury Al-Khaledy, Abd Al-aziz Ibn Abd Al-jabbar Sulami

This can be a translation and version of the medieval Arabic clinical paintings entitled Imtih?n al-alibb?' li-k?ffat al-atibb?' ["The specialists' exam for All Physicians"]. it's a research consultant for college kids of medication ready through Abd al-Az?z al-Sulami who used to be leader of medication to the Ayy?bid sultan in Cairo among 596/1200 and 604/1208. it really is composed of ten chapters on ten fields of drugs: the heart beat, urine, fevers and crises, indicators, medicines, therapy, ophthalmology, surgical procedure, bonesetting, and basics. every one bankruptcy comprises twenty questions about the respective topic with the reply to every query. furthermore an expert is mentioned for every solution. This paintings sheds mild on clinical schooling within the medieval center East and is an epitome of the scientific wisdom of the time.

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Buchkultur im Mittelalter. Schrift - Bild - Kommunikation by Michael Stolz, Adrian Mettauer

By Michael Stolz, Adrian Mettauer

This anthology describes the ecu booklet tradition of premodern instances in regards to the cloth booklet of handwriting and early print, their contents and varieties of use, in addition to the preconceptions linked to them. the connection to and differentiation from neighboring cultures, similar to the Islamic international, also are considered.

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Medieval Saints' Lives: The Gift, Kinship and Community in by Emma Campbell

By Emma Campbell

Contending that the examine of hagiography is critical either for a attention of medieval literature and for present theoretical debates in medieval reviews, this e-book considers quite a number outdated French and Anglo-Norman texts, utilizing smooth theories of kinship and group to teach how saints' lives construe social and sexual relations.

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The reach of the republic of letters: literary and learned by Arjan Dixhoorn, Susie Speakman Sutch

By Arjan Dixhoorn, Susie Speakman Sutch

Present-day scholarship holds that the Italian academies have been the version for the eu literary and discovered society. This quantity questions the 'Italian paradigm' and discusses the literary and realized institutions in Italy and Spain - explicitly known as academies - in addition to others in Germany, France, and the Netherlands. The flourishing of those enterprises from the 15th century onwards coincided chronologically with the expansion of performative literary tradition, the technological innovation of the printing press, the institution of early humanist networks, and the transforming into effect of classical and humanist rules, ideas, and varieties on vernacular tradition. one of many questions this quantity increases is whether or not and the way those societies regarding those advancements and to the area of "Learning and the Republic of Letters".

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Studies in Medieval Jewish Poetry: A Messager upon the by Alessandro Guetta, Masha Itzhaki

By Alessandro Guetta, Masha Itzhaki

From Iraq to Spain, from Germany to Cataluna, from Italy to Yemen, poetry has been for hundreds of years a privileged mode of expression within the Jewish international. occasionally borrowing from the poetry of the land during which they lived, yet continually reinventing it in dating to the Hebrew language and to the Jewish cultural references, the 'medieval' Hebrew poets created a tremendous, variegated and engaging corpus. during this e-book, the superior expert of the sector examine assorted issues and authors of this practice, supplying new insights to famous authors or presenting much less celebrated works as both invaluable of analysis. due to this scholarship, the English reader could be in a position to penetrate the various social and ancient contexts of vital parts of Medieval Hebrew poetry in addition to the cultural implications of technical offerings it sounds as if impartial.

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