Moral Dilemmas in Medieval Thought: From Gratian to Aquinas by M. V. Dougherty

By M. V. Dougherty

The heritage of ethical difficulty thought usually ignores the medieval interval, overlooking the delicate theorizing by means of a number of thinkers who debated the life of ethical dilemmas from 1150 to 1450. during this e-book Michael V. Dougherty deals a wealthy and engaging review of the debates that have been pursued by way of medieval philosophers, theologians and canon attorneys, illustrating his dialogue with a various variety of examples of the ethical dilemmas which they thought of.

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Wars of the Irish Kings: A Thousand Years of Struggle, from by David W. McCullough

By David W. McCullough

For the 1st thousand years of its background, eire was once formed by means of its wars. starting with the legends of old battles and warriors, Wars of the Irish Kings strikes via a time while background and storytelling have been both prized, into the age while heritage used to be as a lot propaganda as truth. This notable publication tells of tribal battles, overseas invasions, Viking raids, family members feuds, wars among rival Irish kingdoms, and wars of uprising opposed to the English. whereas the battles shaped the legends of the land, it was once the folks struggling with the battles—Cuchulain, Finn MacCool, Brian Boru, Robert the Bruce, Elizabeth I, and Hugh O’Donnell—who formed the future and id of the Irish country.

This is the true tale of ways eire got here to be, instructed via eyewitness bills from one thousand years of fight, introduced jointly for the 1st time in a single quantity. It’s an incredibly quick and lovely portrait of an all-but-forgotten time that solid the eire of at the present time.

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Medieval Greek Commentaries on the Nicomachean Ethics

Given the iconic significance of Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, it's impressive to discover that there's no large surviving observation in this textual content from the interval among the second one century and the 12th century. This quantity is targeted at the first of the medieval commentaries, that produced within the early 12th century by way of Eustratios of Nicaea, Michael of Ephesus, and an nameless writer in Constantinople. This exercise was once to have an important effect at the reception of the Nicomachean Ethics in Latin and Catholic Europe.

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A Medieval Family: The Pastons of Fifteenth-Century England by Frances Gies, Joseph Gies

By Frances Gies, Joseph Gies

The Pastons relations of Norfolk, England, has lengthy been recognized to medieval students for its huge number of own correspondence, which has survived 5 centuries. Revealing a wealth of knowledge approximately manners, morals, way of life, and attitudes of the past due center a long time, the letters additionally inform the tale of 3 generations of the fifteenth-century Paston kinfolk that treads like a old novel packed with memorable characters: Margaret Paston, the indomitable spouse and mom who fought the family's battles; her husband, John Paston I, difficult, hardheaded, and 3 times restricted to Fleet felony yet by no means yielding to his enemies; daughter Margery, who scandalized friends and family by way of falling in love with the Paston bailiff, Richard Calle; lighthearted, chivalric Sir John; and pleased, good John III, who opposed to all odds succeeded in marrying for love.

A Medieval Family lines the Pastons heritage from 1420, during the stormy Wars of the Roses, to the early 1500s. The family's tale, extracted from their letters and papers and instructed mostly of their personal phrases, indicates an aspect of heritage not often published: the lives and fortunes now not of kings and queens yet of standard middle-class individuals with difficulties, tragedies, and moments of happiness.

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Candle in the Window (Medieval, Book 1) by Christina Dodd

By Christina Dodd

Unique book: 1991

Two fanatics ignite a global of darkness with their wild, breathless passion.

Raven-haired girl Saura of Roget used to be the most lovable maiden in all Christendom, unrivalled in face and determine. but her fortune and her day by day lifestyles have been managed through her unscrupulous stepfather. She lived a lifetime of lonely servitude till she was once summoned to the fortress of Sir William of Miraval, the fabulous knight sworn to live--or perish--by the sword. yet that was once earlier than his global exploded in agonizing darkness.

Bound via their desire, they got here jointly in a blaze of ardour --Saura, the proud Norman attractiveness, and William, the golden warrior who laid siege to her middle. but blackest threat awaited them simply past the fort partitions, and Saura and her liked quickly stumbled on themselves combating for his or her lives opposed to a treacherous enemy, at the same time they surrendered to a love that may eat them in its excellent flame.

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Catherine, Called Birdy by Karen Cushman

By Karen Cushman

The hilarious diary of Catherine (called Birdy) within the 12 months 1291. Catherine is 14. It's excessive time she was once married - or that's what her father thinks. yet Catherine goes to do every thing she will to do away with Shaggy Beard, the main disgusting suitor, 'whose breath smells just like the mouth of Hell, who makes wind like others make track, who's grotesque and old'. and he or she has no goal of turning into the best medieval woman like her mom desires, both. even if she's grappling with spinning, or giving tips about flea removing, Catherine's struggle for freedom is as humorous because it is poignant. yet can she discover a greater existence for herself?

Age point: 10 and up | Grade point: five and up

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Money and its Use in Medieval Europe by Peter Spufford

By Peter Spufford

It is a full-scale research of the background of cash, now not basically of coinage, to were written for medieval Europe. The ebook isn't really restricted to at least one kingdom, or to anyone interval or subject, yet extracts an important components for the historian around the broadest attainable canvas. Its scope extends from the mining of valuable metals at the one hand, to banking, together with using cheques and accounts of trade, at the different. Chapters are prepared chronologically, instead of domestically or thematically, and provide an in depth photo of the various and altering roles performed via funds, in all its types, in all elements of Europe through the center a while. hence cash is obvious as having differing values for differing components of person societies. The publication exhibits funds relocating and altering because of battle and alternate and different political, monetary and ecclesiastical actions with out regard for nationwide limitations or the meant separation among 'East' and 'West'.

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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (A New Verse Translation) by Simon Armitage

By Simon Armitage

One of many earliest nice tales of English literature after ?Beowulf?, ?Sir Gawain? is the unusual story of a eco-friendly knight on a eco-friendly horse, who rudely interrupts King Arthur's around desk festivities one xmas, hard the knights to a guess. Simon Armitrage, one among Britain's top poets, has produced an artistic and groundbreaking translation that "[helps] unencumber ?Gawain ?from academia" (?Sunday Telegraph?).

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Cartography in Antiquity and the Middle Ages: Fresh by Richard J. A. Talbert, Richard W. Unger

By Richard J. A. Talbert, Richard W. Unger

In scope, this ebook fits "The background of Cartography", vol. 1 (1987) edited by means of Brian Harley and David Woodward. Now, 20 years after the looks of that seminal paintings, classicists and medievalists from Europe and North the United States spotlight, distill and think about the remarkably efficient development made because in lots of varied components of the learn of maps. The interplay among specialists on antiquity and at the center a long time obvious within the 13 contributions bargains a consultant to the long run and illustrates shut relationships within the evolving perform of cartography over the 1st millenium and a 1/2 the Christian period. The participants are Emily Albu, Raymond Clemens, Lucy Donkin, Evelyn Edson, Tom Elliott, Patrick Gauthier Dalche, Benjamin Kedar, Maja Kominko, Natalia Lozovsky, Yossef Rapoport, Emilie Savage-Smith, Camille Serchuk, Richard Talbert, and Jennifer Trimble.

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The New Cambridge Medieval History (Volume 2: c.700–c.900)

This quantity of the hot Cambridge Medieval heritage covers many of the interval of Frankish and Carolingian dominance in western Europe. It used to be considered one of amazing political and cultural coherence, mixed with an important, very various and formative advancements in each sphere of lifestyles. Adopting an interdisciplinary procedure, the authors study the interplay among rulers and governed, how energy and authority really labored, and the society and tradition of Europe as a complete. the quantity is split into 4 elements. half I encompasses the occasions and political advancements within the entire of the British Isles, the west and east Frankish kingdoms, Scandinavia, the Slavic and Balkan areas, Spain, Italy, and people features of Byzantine and Muslim background which impinged at the west among c. seven-hundred and c. 900. components II, III and IV disguise issues and themes relating church and society, and cultural and highbrow advancements.

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