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Memory before Modernity

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Book Series: Studies in Medieval and Reformation Traditions ISBN: 9789004261242 9789004261259 Year: Volume: 176 Pages: 360 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_613336 Language: English
Publisher: Brill
Subject: History
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This volume examines the practice of memory in early modern Europe, showing that this was already a multimedia affair with many political uses, and affecting people at all levels of society; many pre-modern memory practices persist until today.

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Katalog der mittelalterlichen Handschriften der Zentral- und Hochschulbibliothek Luzern

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ISBN: 9783796540233 Year: Pages: 484 DOI: 10.24894/978-3-7965-4023-3 Language: German
Publisher: Schwabe Verlag
Subject: Bibliography
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This catalogue describes en detail content, material character, genesis, and history of 115 medieval manuscripts from the fields of theology, liturgy, canon law, church history, history, literature, rhetoric, medicine, and law.&#xD;

Living with Disfigurement in Early Medieval Europe

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Book Series: The New Middle Ages ISBN: 9781349950737 9781137544391 Year: Pages: 282 DOI: 10.1057/978-1-137-54439-1 Language: English
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Subject: History
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This book examines social and medical responses to the disfigured face in early medieval Europe, arguing that the study of head and facial injuries can offer a new contribution to the history of early medieval medicine and culture, as well as exploring the language of violence and social interactions. Despite the prevalence of warfare and conflict in early medieval society, and a veritable industry of medieval historians studying it, there has in fact been very little attention paid to the subject of head wounds and facial damage in the course of war and/or punitive justice. The impact of acquired disfigurement —for the individual, and for her or his family and community—is barely registered, and only recently has there been any attempt to explore the question of how damaged tissue and bone might be treated medically or surgically. In the wake of new work on disability and the emotions in the medieval period, this study documents how acquired disfigurement is recorded across different geographical and chronological contexts in the period.

Pulp fictions of medieval England: Essays in popular romance

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ISBN: 9780719063183 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Middle English popular romance is the most audacious and compendious testimony to the imaginary world of the English Middle Ages. Yet, with few exceptions, it remains under read and under studied. Pulp fictions of medieval England demonstrates that popular romance merits and rewards serious critical attention and that it is crucial to our understanding of the complex and conflicted world of medieval England. Pulp fictions of medieval England comprises ten essays on individual romances that, while enormously popular in the Middle Ages, have been neglected by modern scholarship. Each essay offers, in addition to valuable introductory material, an innovative reading of a single romance that interrogates, variously, the genre's aesthetic codes, its political and cultural ideologies, and its historical consciousness. The essays are informed by a wide range of theoretical perspectives and they explore topics as divergent as the bourgeois body, anti-semitism, same-sex desire, eucharistic piety, historical memory and the Crusades, miscegenation, cannibalism, the dynastic imperative and the construction of story. Nicola McDonald's collection, and the romances it investigates, are key to our understanding of the aesthetics of medieval as well as popular narrative and to the ideologies of gender and sexuality, race, religion, political formations, social class, ethics, morality and national identity with which those narratives engage. It is essential reading for specialists of medieval English literature and for theorists of medieval and modern popular culture; its inclusion of detailed introductory material makes it equally accessible to students, both undergraduate and postgraduate, taking survey courses in medieval literature.

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Turning over a New Leaf

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ISBN: 9789087281557 Year: DOI: 10.5117/9789087281557 Language: English
Publisher: Leiden University Press Grant: Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek
Subject: History --- Languages and Literatures
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Books before print – manuscripts – were modified continuously throughout the medieval period. Focusing on the ninth and twelfth centuries, this volume explores such material changes as well as the varying circumstances under which handwritten books were produced, used and collected. An important theme is the relationship between the physical book and its users. Can we reflect on reading practices through an examination of the layout of a text? To what extent can we use the contents of libraries to understand the culture of the book? The volume explores such issues by focusing on a broad palette of texts and through a detailed analysis of manuscripts from all corners of Europe.

The Social Structure of the First Crusade

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Book Series: The Medieval Mediterranean ISBN: 9789004166653 9789047445029 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Brill Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100640
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This books provides a detailed analysis of the social structure of the First Crusade (1096 – 1099) along with an original assessment of the sociology of its contemporary or near contemporary sources.

Jews and Christians in Medieval Europe

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Book Series: Religion in Law in Medieval Christian and Muslim Societies ISBN: 9782503565166 9782503565590 Year: Pages: 384 DOI: 10.1484/M.RELMIN-EB.5.108025 Language: English|French
Publisher: Brepols Grant: FP7 Ideas: European Research Council - 249416
Subject: Religion --- Archaeology --- History
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The name of Bernhard Blumenkranz is well known to all those who study the history of European Jews in the Middle Ages and in particular the history of Jewish-Christian relations. Blumenkranz was born in Vienna in 1913; he left for Switzerland during the war and obtained a doctorate at the University of Basel on the portrayal of Jews in the works of Augustine. He subsequently moved to France where his numerous publications revived and renovated the field of Jewish studies. The international group of scholars who wrote the fifteen essays in this volume, beyond paying homage to Blumenkranz’s work, trace the trajectories of various lines of inquiry that he initiated: Christian theology of Judaism, problems of conversion and proselytism, geography and topography of Medieval Jewish communities, the representation of Jews in Christian art. These essays provide both an assessment of Blumenkranz’s intellectual legacy and a snapshot of the evolution of the field over the last sixty years.&#xD;&#xD;print Share/Save/Bookmark&#xD;The name of Bernhard Blumenkranz is well known to all those who study the history of European Jews in the Middle Ages and in particular the history of Jewish-Christian relations. Blumenkranz was born in Vienna in 1913; he left for Switzerland during the war and obtained a doctorate at the University of Basel on the portrayal of Jews in the works of Augustine. He subsequently moved to France where his numerous publications revived and renovated the field of Jewish studies. The international group of scholars who wrote the fifteen essays in this volume, beyond paying homage to Blumenkranz’s work, trace the trajectories of various lines of inquiry that he initiated: Christian theology of Judaism, problems of conversion and proselytism, geography and topography of Medieval Jewish communities, the representation of Jews in Christian art. These essays provide both an assessment of Blumenkranz’s intellectual legacy and a snapshot of the evolution of the field over the last sixty years.

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Cotton Nero A.x: The Works of the "Pearl" Poet

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ISBN: 9780615983912 Year: Pages: 54 DOI: 10.21983/P3.0066.1.00 Language: English
Publisher: punctum books
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Manuscript Cotton Nero A.x takes its designation from the unique cataloging system of seventeenth-century British antiquarian Sir Robert Cotton’s library: busts of historical figures atop shelves provided the organizing principle, such that one found this particular codex under the bust of Roman Emperor Nero, on the top shelf, ten volumes over. (Another famous manuscript, containing Beowulf, is called Cotton Vitellius A.xv.) Cotton Nero A.x contains the only versions of the poems we now know as Pearl, Cleanness, Patience, and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, generally agreed to have been composed sometime in the latter half of the fourteenth century—the time of Piers Plowman and Geoffrey Chaucer, though radically different from either. No one knows who the poet was. No one knows if more than one poet wrote some or all of the poems. Together, they present a stunning array of themes, allegories, and images that critics continue to puzzle over: Patience offers a psychologically complex rendering of the Old Testament story of Jonah and the whale; Cleanness explores its homiletic theme in carnal and spiritual terms with complexity, irony, and even humor; Pearl provides a dream allegory that pushes at the distinction between its earthly and heavenly meanings, challenging the very notion of metaphysical transcendence its form seems to point towards. Finally, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, the most secular of the poems, is a sophisticated take on Arthurian legend that unfolds like a psychosexual mystery novel, with no easy solution in sight. All the poems are rendered in a difficult Middle English dialect and intricate alliterative form, which sometimes involves a complex rhyme scheme as well. As poet-medievalists, we bow before the poetic achievement of the works in Cotton Nero A.x in all their multi-faceted richness. This is not a translation, nor an interpretation. It is what might be called a trace. A response. A homework assignment from beyond the grave, for four students who should have known better. A dream we hope to dream.

Categorias sociais e mobilidade urbana na Baixa Idade Média : Entre o Islão e a Cristandade

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ISBN: 9791036514029 DOI: 10.4000/books.cidehus.4433 Language: Portuguese
Publisher: Publicações do Cidehus
Subject: History
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O livro agora publicado pretende contribuir para a reflexão em torno da problemática social medieva. O quadro urbano configura a escala de análise proposta aos autores, a Baixa Idade Média e a Península Ibérica, os seus âmbitos cronológico e espacial. Duas problemáticas transversais configuraram esta obra. Por um lado, a terminologia de identificação social e a definição dos conteúdos funcionais dos grupos sociais em contexto urbano. Na verdade, a variedade terminológica e a sua evolução entre os séculos XII e XV, em especial na Península Ibérica, coloca questões basilares ainda pouco discutidas ao nível da historiografia medieval. Decorrendo desta questão, um outro aspeto foi enfatizado: o dos processos de mobilidade social e de identificação desenvolvidos no contexto urbano deste período, no âmbito islâmico e cristão, atendendo, neste último caso, às especificidades de uma cronologia de pós reconquista, marcada pela definição de novos tecidos e de novas redes sociais. Uma perspetiva comparativa enforma esta problemática. Ao cotejo entre as realidades sociais de Al Andalus e da Hispânia cristã, numa escala mais global, a análise foca-se, depois, na comparação entre o reino português e o castelhano para, finalmente, se concretizar nas diferentes realidades dos concelhos portugueses. Esta gradação parece-nos, metodologicamente, a mais correta para obviar os muitos silêncios e dúvidas ainda existentes sobre estas problemáticas, através da discussão dos paralelismos e/ou diferenças que configuram as realidades urbanas numa mesma temporalidade.

Simon of Genoa's Medical Lexicon

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ISBN: 9788376560236 Year: Pages: 164 DOI: 10.2478/9788376560236 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: History
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“Simon of Genoa's Medical Lexicon”, an edited volume based on the conference held on March 17th, 2012, is part of the Simon Online project – a dynamically growing Wiki edition of Simon of Genoa's Clavis sanationis, a Latin-Greek-Arabic medical dictionary from the late 13th century. In the individual articles, written by well-known scholars, authorities in their fields of research, Simon and his major work, are approached from different perspectives and as a whole. The volume offers a comprehensible and well-balanced collection of current research on Simon and Clavis sanationis.The volume demonstrates the importance of the Clavis, not only for the history of pharmacology and medicine, but also for Byzantine and medieval studies, Roman, Greek, Latin and Arabic philology and lexicography.Barbara Zipser (Doctor of Philosophy, Wellcome Trust University Award 2006, 2010) is a researcher at the Centre for the Study of the Body and Material Culture, History Department, Royal Holloway University of London. Her main field of research is Greek medicine from Galen to the late Middle Ages, with an emphasis on textual criticism, manuscript transmission, and the formation of Greek vernacular terminology. Dr Zipser is a well-known and promising young scholar in the field of Ancient and Medieval Medicine. She runs Simon Online (http://www.simonofgenoa.org) – the joint edition and translation project of Simon of Genoa's Clavis sanationis, a dictionary of Latin, Greek and Arabic medical terminology in Wiki format.

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