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Download E-books Women's Power in Late Medieval Romance (Studies in Medieval Romance) PDF

By Amy N. Vines

The cultural and social energy of ladies within the heart a while is likely to be tough to track, with facts for it scarce. This ebook argues that medieval romances offer a critical, yet under-explored, resource for and examples of such authority. through reassessing the impression exerted through lady characters, in a spectrum that incorporates either highbrow and chivalric reduction and, every so often, patronage, it considers how they functioned as types of cultural, highbrow, and social authority in medieval literary texts. as well as examples set by way of the relatives connections, socio-political networks, and textual groups during which they lived, this research argues that ladies additionally realized tools of impression from the books they learn. In texts like Troilus and Criseyde and Partonope of Blois, the feminine reader encounters an particular demonstration of the way a woman`s highbrow and fiscal assets can be utilized. The literary representations of women's cultural strength divulge a continuum of effect from non-material results to fabric sway within the medieval patronage procedure, a power frequently unacknowledged in strictly ancient and extra-literary assets. Amy N. Vines is Assistant Professor within the division of English, collage of North Carolina-Greensboro.

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Download E-books The Aebeling (The Casere Book 1) PDF

By Michael O'Neill

Seriously clichéd millionaire playboy significant Connor MacLeod, is still no traditional 40 12 months outdated millionaire playboy. A hugely adorned military officer (some even name him a hero),  a global champion sportsman, a student with levels in technological know-how, engineering, and background, he has lived his twenty 5 years of public lifestyles at complete throttle. Frenemies extra ordinarily describe him as reckless, irresponsible and certainly suicidal, yet he has confirmed to be the proverbial unstoppable strength, to date.
 
But all good stuff needs to come to an end.
 
Conn has "inherited" a mode of passing from this measurement (21st Century Earth) to a different; one who he has decided to be much like ninth Century Europe (although it's certainly now not ninth Century Europe!).
 
As he step from this international to a different, has he eventually bitten off greater than he can chew.
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Author Bio: Michael O'Neill is a highschool instructor from Australia, who has had a lifestyles lengthy fascination with the area of technological know-how myth -- ranging from his creation to the style by way of J.R.R. Tolkien's books. His favourite books stay the Belgariad sequence written through David Eddings. determining to soak up the mantle himself, he began writing his personal publication -- one quantity that has became an epic sequence. 3 of the 4 chapters at the moment are written; the ultimate bankruptcy is due in 2016.
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Keywords: myth, Epic, Medieval, darkish a long time, experience, technology Fiction 

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Download E-books Science Translated: Latin and Vernacular Translations of Scientific Treatises in Medieval Europe (Mediaevalia Lovaniensia: Series 1: Studia XL) PDF

Medieval translators performed a tremendous position within the improvement and evolution of a systematic lexicon. At a time whilst so much students deferred to authority, the translations of canonical texts assumed nice value. furthermore, translation happened at degrees within the center a while.
First, Greek or Arabic texts have been translated into the realized language, Latin. moment, Latin texts grew to become resource texts themselves, to be translated into the vernaculars as their value throughout Europe began to increase.
The state of affairs of the respective translators at those degrees was once essentially various: while the previous might depend upon a protracted culture of clinical discourse, the latter had the big accountability of truly constructing a systematic vocabulary. The contributions within the current quantity examine either degrees, enormously illuminating the emergence of the clinical terminology and ideas that grew to become so basic in early sleek highbrow discourse. The medical disciplines coated within the e-book comprise, between others, medication, biology, astronomy, and physics.

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Download E-books The Many Roots of Medieval Logic: The Aristotelian and the Non-Aristotelian Traditions (Numen Book) PDF

Medieval good judgment is mostly divided into the branches that derived from Aristotle's organon - the 'logica vetus' and 'logica nova', and people invented within the heart a long time, the 'logica modernorum'. during this quantity, a bunch of extraordinary experts asks even if the traditional roots of medieval common sense weren't actually extra assorted. Stoic common sense was once often misplaced, yet have been a few of its subject matters transmitted, even in distorted shape, via Boethius and during the grammatical culture? And did different faculties, similar to the sceptics and the Platonists, give a contribution of their personal how one can medieval good judgment?

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Download E-books The Ornament of the World: How Muslims, Jews, and Christians Created a Culture of Tolerance in Medieval Spain PDF

By Maria Rosa Menocal

Undoing the time-honored proposal of the center a long time as a interval of spiritual persecution and highbrow stagnation, María Menocal now brings us a portrait of a medieval tradition the place literature, technology, and tolerance flourished for 500 years.
The tale starts as a tender prince in exile--the final inheritor to an Islamic dynasty--founds a brand new nation at the Iberian peninsula: al-Andalus. Combining the easiest of what Muslim, Jewish, and Christian cultures needed to supply, al-Andalus and its successors stimulated the remainder of Europe in dramatic methods, from the demise of liturgical Latin and the unfold of secular poetry, to amazing feats in structure, technology, and expertise. the dignity of the Andalusian kingdoms persevered till the Renaissance, whilst Christian monarchs forcibly switched over, accomplished, or expelled non-Catholics from Spain. during this amazing ebook, we will ultimately discover the misplaced heritage whose legacy remains to be with us in numerous methods.

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Download E-books A New History of Western Philosophy: Volume 2: Medieval Philosophy PDF

By Anthony Kenny

Sir Anthony Kenny right here keeps his interesting account of the historical past of philosophy, targeting 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 heritage of philosophy to seem in decades.

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Download E-books Anglo-Saxon Culture and the Modern Imagination (Medievalism) PDF

`An very good collection... breaks new floor in lots of components. should still make a considerable influence 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 earlier and its tradition keeps to fascinate smooth 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 ebook and Hollywood, Anglo-Saxon England has been a robust and sometimes unforeseen resource of thought, antagonism, and mirrored image. The essays right here interact with the ways that the Anglo-Saxons and their literature were got, faced, and re-envisioned within the glossy mind's eye. they provide clean insights on confirmed figures, akin to W.H. Auden, J.R.R. Tolkien, and David Jones, and on modern writers equivalent to Geoffrey Hill, Peter studying, P.D. James, and Heaney. They discover the interplay among textual content, snapshot and panorama in medieval and sleek books, the recasting of mythic figures corresponding to 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 website of nostalgia or nervousness in glossy revisions, yet in its place presents an essential enviornment for creativity, excitement, and creative test. members: 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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Download E-books A Brief History of Robin Hood PDF

By Nigel Cawthorne

The tale of Robin Hood comprises compelling narratives of crusades and outlaws and has turn into an emblem for justice in an unjust international. Robin Hood turned a hero over the centuries and has been immortalized in books, artwork, and films, in addition to a determine of admiration, stealing from the wealthy and giving to the terrible. This Brief History explores the reality in the back of the myths and the realities in the back of the photographs, and divulges an unforeseen tale that hits just about home.

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Download E-books Rhetorics of Bodily Disease and Health in Medieval and Early Modern England (Literary and Scientific Cultures of Early Modernity) PDF

By Jennifer C. Vaught

Susan Sontag in "Illness as Metaphor and AIDS and Its Metaphors" issues to the important connection among metaphors and physically health problems, and even though her analyses offers in general with sleek literary works. This number of essays examines the massive quantity to which rhetorical figures on the topic of disorder and overall healthiness - metaphor, simile, pun, analogy, image, personification, allegory, oxymoron, and metonymy - tell medieval and early glossy literature, faith, technology, and drugs in England and its surrounding ecu context. in line with the severe pattern during the last decade to foreground the problem of the physique and the sentiments, those essays tune the improvement of sustained, nuanced rhetorics of physically disorder and health-physical, emotional, and non secular. The participants to this assortment strategy their interesting topics from quite a lot of well timed, theoretical, and interdisciplinary views, together with the philosophy of language, semiotics, and linguistics; ecology; women's and gender experiences; faith; and, the background of medication. The essays specialise in works through Dante, Chaucer, Spenser, Shakespeare, Donne, and Milton between others; the genres of epic, lyric, satire, drama, and the sermon; and cultural background artifacts equivalent to medieval anatomies, the mathematics of plague accounts of mortality, meteorology, and clinical courses for fit regimens.

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