The Knight and the Blast Furnace: A History of the by Alan Williams

By Alan Williams

The swimsuit of armour distinguishes the eu heart a while & Renaissance from all different sessions and cultures. not like versatile defences, renowned in all places else on this planet, the inflexible, articulated, exoskeleton of a "suit of armour" used to be a extra extravagant and no more adaptable technique of own defense. It required higher metallurgical assets to make, yet provided much better safeguard opposed to on hand guns. This e-book tells the tale from its invention in 14th century Lombardy, which relied on the construction of the required metal, till its eventual decline within the seventeenth century, mostly as a result of improvement of one other army know-how, the gun. The metallurgy of six hundred armours has been analysed, and their possible effectiveness in conflict is classified through mechanical assessments.

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A Social History of England, 1200-1500 by Rosemary Horrox, W. Mark Ormrod

By Rosemary Horrox, W. Mark Ormrod

What used to be existence relatively like in England within the later heart a long time? This accomplished advent explores the complete breadth of English lifestyles and society within the interval 1200-1500. starting with a survey of historiographical and demographic debates, the e-book then explores the relevant subject matters of later medieval society, together with the social hierarchy, lifestyles in cities and the geographical region, spiritual trust, and kinds of person and collective identification. Clustered round those subject matters a sequence of authoritative essays boost our figuring out of different vital social and cultural positive factors of the interval, together with the adventure of warfare, paintings, legislation and order, formative years and previous age, ritual, shuttle and shipping, and the advance of writing and interpreting. Written in an obtainable and fascinating demeanour through a world workforce of best students, this publication is crucial either as an advent for college students and as a source for experts.

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The Theory and Practice of Revolt in Medieval England by Claire Valente

By Claire Valente

Medieval Englishmen have been treacherous, rebellious and killed their kings, as their French contemporaries again and again famous. within the thirteenth via fifteenth centuries, ten kings confronted severe uprising, within which 8 have been captured, deposed, and/or murdered. another king escaped open riot yet encountered energetic resistance. during this e-book, Professor Valente argues that the crises of the thirteenth and 14th centuries have been crucibles for switch; and their exam is helping us to appreciate medieval political tradition mostly and key advancements in later medieval England specifically. The publication takes a comparative examine those crises, looking to comprehend medieval principles of right kingship and executive, the position of political violence and the altering nature of reform tasks and the rebellions to which they led. It argues that uprising used to be an accredited and to a undeniable quantity valid capability to revive solid kingship in the course of the interval, yet that over the years it turned more and more divorced from reform goals, which have been happy by way of different potential, and reworked by way of starting to be lordly dominance, conceitedness, and selfishness. ultimately the culture of valid rebellion disappeared, to get replaced via either parliament and dynastic civil struggle. hence, at the one hand, improvement of parliament, itself an outgrowth of political crises, lowered the necessity for and legitimacy of problem reform. nonetheless, whilst crises did come up, the belief and perform of the neighborhood of the world, so vivid within the thirteenth century, broke down lower than the pressures of latest political and socio-economic realities. by means of exploring violence and concepts of presidency over an extended interval than is in general the case, this paintings makes an attempt to appreciate medieval conceptions on their lonesome phrases instead of with reference to fashionable assumptions and to exploit comparability as technique of explaining occasions, rules, and advancements.

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Some Recent Thoughts of Historians About Central Europe in by J. M. Bak

By J. M. Bak

This text deals an outline of contemporary stories concerning the assembly of Otto III and Boleslaw Chrobry in Gniezno and the coronation of Stephen,k ing of Hungary -both in advert a thousand. the most argumenti s to emphasizet he relt"giousa nd ecclesiasticaal spectso f either not like past political and 'national' interpretations.

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Poetry and Philosophy in the Middle Ages: A Festschrift for by John Marenbon

By John Marenbon

A set of essays written via scholars, acquaintances and co-workers of Professor Peter Dronke, to honour him on his retirement. The essays handle the query of the connection among poetry and philosophy within the heart a long time. participants comprise Walter Berschin, Charles Burnett, Stephen Gersh, Michael Herren, Edouard Jeauneau, David Luscombe, Paul Gerhardt Schmidt, Joe Trapp, Jill Mann, Claudio Orlandi and John Marenbon. it's an immense assortment for either philosophical and literary experts; students, graduate scholars and under-graduates in Medieval Literature and in Medieval Philosophy.

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A New History of Western Philosophy: Volume 2: Medieval by Anthony Kenny

By Anthony Kenny

Sir Anthony Kenny right here maintains his interesting account of the background of philosophy, concentrating on the thousand-year-long medieval interval. this can be the second one quantity of a four-book set within which Kenny will spread a magisterial new background of Western philosophy, the 1st significant single-author background of philosophy to seem in decades.

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The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Global Medieval Life and by Joyce Salisbury, Nancy Sullivan

By Joyce Salisbury, Nancy Sullivan

The interval we all know because the heart a while, approximately the years 400-1400, observed the formation of principles and associations that mark smooth societies. advancements as disparate because the beginning of Islam and the emergence of the center classification happened in this pivotal millennium. even if ancient examine of the center a while has commonly eager about Western Europe, sleek historians realize the advanced worldwide nature of this period. For all significant global areas, this three-volume paintings deals in-depth essays on wide issues, brief entries on particular themes, and thoroughly chosen basic files to aid readers extra totally comprehend this seriously very important period.

Edited by means of Joyce Salisbury, who's common editor of the award-winning Greenwood Encyclopedia of day-by-day Life, and written through Professor Salisbury and a sequence of renowned historians with neighborhood services, Greenwood Encyclopedia of worldwide Medieval existence and Culture includes 3 volumes masking the subsequent components of the globe:

Volume 1:Europe and the Americas

Volume 2: Islam and Africa

Volume three: Asia and Oceania

Each local part includes seven in-depth essays overlaying the subsequent huge issues and concluding with bibliographies of vital and present details assets: old review of the quarter, faith, financial system, the humanities, Society, technological know-how and know-how, and international Ties. the worldwide Ties essays hint the political, social, fiscal, non secular, technological, or advertisement connections that existed among the sector less than dialogue and the other global areas in the course of the center a while. every one local part additionally incorporates a sequence of short entries overlaying humans, occasions, advancements, and ideas pointed out within the in-depth essays.

Examples of access themes contain the subsequent: 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 supply lists, graphs, charts, and different helpful facts in relation to the quarter. every one part can also be illustrated and may comprise a variety of fascinating basic records that extra illustrate the most issues addressed within the in-depth essays. Cross-references in the sections and an in depth topic index also will support readers entry info within the essays and brief entries.

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L'Imaginaire médiéval : Essais by Jacques Le Goff

By Jacques Le Goff

Si toute société, toute époque a son imaginaire, certaines semblent en receler plus que d'autres ou lui donner une value plus grande. Ainsi en allait-il des hommes et des femmes de l'Occident médiéval. Immergés dans un monde de réalités cachées qu'ils considéraient comme plus réelles et plus vraies que celles saisies par leurs sens extérieurs, ils se nourrissaient de cet imaginaire que leur fournissaient les sens intérieurs dont l'Église leur enseignait qu'ils leur apportaient les messages de Dieu - à moins que devil ne se fût glissé en eux.
On verra ici, dans ce «long» Moyen Âge qui pour Jacques Le Goff aborde jusqu'à nos rivages, l'univers a number of et conflictuel du merveilleux, les photos de l'espace et du temps de l'ici-bas et de l'au-delà, les représentations du corps et leur saisie par l'idéologie, les codes symboliques et les métaphores littéraires qui ont permis de penser le monde et l. a. société. Les attitudes à l'égard des rêves fournissent un observatoire privilégié : d'une Antiquité passionnée par l'oniromancie, remark est-on passé à los angeles révolution répressive que le christianisme a fait subir à l'interprétation des rêves et quels enjeux de fond révèle leur retour en strength à partir du XIIe siècle ? Et, à l. a. suite du Marc Bloch des Rois thaumaturges, quelle position faire à l'imaginaire dans le retour à l'histoire politique de l'anthropologie historique ?
L'imaginaire, un des grands acteurs de l'histoire.

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Plenitude of Power: The Doctrines And Exercise of Authority by Robert C. Figueira

By Robert C. Figueira

'I research power' - so Robert Louis Benson defined his paintings as a pupil of medieval historical past. This quantity unites papers by way of a few his scholars facing concerns valuable to Benson's historic pursuits - ecclesiastical associations and management, emperorship and papacy, canon legislations, political ideology, and historiography. The justification and workout of political strength is taken into account in chapters that examine how the hagiography of a overdue Roman army saint, Maurice, was once harnessed within the eleventh century to the dialogue of the facility exercised by way of either emperor and pope, and the way either pious goal and political pretext lively the Hohenstaufen emperors' suppression of heresy. 3 next chapters concentrate on the Church: a learn of the criminal commentaries that taught that the 'authority to bind and loose' in a selected ecclesiastical topic will be made up our minds by means of the evaluations of 'the elders of the province'; an issue that blameless Ill's management of the Roman church represented a version for the ordering of all Christian society; and an inquiry into the doctrinal formation of the 'territorial principle' within the workout of jurisdiction through papal legates. The past due heart a long time offers the point of interest for 2 extra experiences, specifically an exploration of the problems of strength and authority within the charitable associations of Cologne within the thirteenth - 14th centuries, and the argument that the present wish for common criteria of governmental behavior within the quarter of easy human rights hearkens again to normal legislations thought as defined within the fifteenth century through Nicholas of Cusa. historiographical experiences around out the amount: an estimation of recent study in regards to the political theology of overdue antiquity, and a mirrored image on Benson's personal contribution to old scholarship. jointly, those papers either epitomize and additional strengthen Benson's specified method of the examine of the center a long time, whereas themselves making their very own very important contribution.

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The Black Prince by David Green

By David Green

The Black Prince used to be the most very important figures of the medieval interval: he claimed the key battles of the Hundred Years Wars. loss of life prior to his father, Edward III, he left his younger son, the longer term Richard II, to an doubtful future. regardless of his premature dying, the Black Prince performed an indispensable position in English, Welsh, Spanish and French political lifestyles within the heart years of the fourteenth century. This was once a interval of extreme political, social, fiscal and non secular swap, witnessing the outbreak of the Hundred Years conflict, the influence of repeated outbreaks of the Black dying, the remarkable progress of parliament's significance and England’s first significant heresy. the implications of such occasions have been tremendous major and wide-ranging and contributed to the transition from the medieval to the early glossy world.

The Black Prince used to be correct on the centre of such transitions. His existence and profession either inspired switch and used to be consultant of its results. He serves for this reason as an important determine in his personal correct and to illustrate that may be used to light up the forces at paintings within the center and later years of the fourteenth century. This ebook either offers a biography of the prince and perception into the medieval global at huge.

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