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Imprisoning Medieval Women

Imprisoning Medieval Women Author Dr Gwen Seabourne
ISBN-10 9781409482321
Release 2013-07-28
Pages 238
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The non-judicial confinement of women is a common event in medieval European literature and hagiography. The literary image of the imprisoned woman, usually a noblewoman, has carried through into the quasi-medieval world of the fairy and folk tale, in which the 'maiden in the tower' is one of the archetypes. Yet the confinement of women outside of the judicial system was not simply a fiction in the medieval period. Men too were imprisoned without trial and sometimes on mere suspicion of an offence, yet evidence suggests that there were important differences in the circumstances under which men and women were incarcerated, and in their roles in relation to non-judicial captivity. This study of the confinement of women highlights the disparity in regulation concerning male and female imprisonment in the middle ages, and gives a useful perspective on the nature of medieval law, its scope and limitations, and its interaction with royal power and prerogative. Looking at England from 1170 to 1509, the book discusses: the situations in which women might be imprisoned without formal accusation of trial; how social status, national allegiance and stage of life affected the chances of imprisonment; the relevant legal rules and norms; the extent to which legal and constitutional developments in medieval England affected women's amenability to confinement; what can be known of the experiences of women so incarcerated; and how women were involved in situations of non-judicial imprisonment, aside from themselves being prisoners.

Royal and Elite Households in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Royal and Elite Households in Medieval and Early Modern Europe Author
ISBN-10 9789004360761
Release 2018-03-22
Pages 426
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The authors bring fresh approaches to the subject of royal and noble households in medieval and early modern Europe with a focus on the nuclear and extended royal family, their household attendants, noblemen and noblewomen as courtiers, and physicians.

Medieval Hostageship c 700 c 1500

Medieval Hostageship c 700 c 1500 Author Matthew Bennett
ISBN-10 9781134996124
Release 2016-09-13
Pages 238
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This volume explores the issues of taking, using and being hostages in the Middle Ages. It brings together recent research in the areas of hostages and hostageships, looking at the act of hostage-taking and the hostages themselves through the lenses of political and social history. Building upon previous work, this volume in particular critically examines not only the situations of hostages and hostageships but also the broader social and political context of each situation, developing a more complete picture of the phenomenon.

Medieval Autographies

Medieval Autographies Author A. C. Spearing
ISBN-10 9780268092801
Release 2012-11-16
Pages 360
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In Medieval Autographies, A. C. Spearing develops a new engagement of narrative theory with medieval English first-person writing, focusing on the roles and functions of the “I” as a shifting textual phenomenon, not to be defined either as autobiographical or as the label of a fictional speaker or narrator. Spearing identifies and explores a previously unrecognized category of medieval English poetry, calling it "autography.” He describes this form as emerging in the mid-fourteenth century and consisting of extended nonlyrical writings in the first person, embracing prologues, authorial interventions in and commentaries on third-person narratives, and descendants of the dit, a genre of French medieval poetry. He argues that autography arose as a means of liberation from the requirement to tell stories with preordained conclusions and as a way of achieving a closer relation to lived experience, with all its unpredictability and inconsistencies. Autographies, he claims, are marked by a cluster of characteristics including a correspondence to the texture of life as it is experienced, a montage-like unpredictability of structure, and a concern with writing and textuality. Beginning with what may be the earliest extended first-person narrative in Middle English, Winner and Waster, the book examines instances of the dit as discussed by French scholars, analyzes Chaucer’s Wife of Bath’s Prologue as a textual performance, and devotes separate chapters to detailed readings of Hoccleve’s Regement of Princes prologue, his Complaint and Dialogue, and the witty first-person elements in Osbern Bokenham’s legends of saints. An afterword suggests possible further applications of the concept of autography, including discussion of the intermittent autographic commentaries on the narrative in Troilus and Criseyde and Capgrave’s Life of Saint Katherine.

Divine Illumination

Divine Illumination Author Lydia Schumacher
ISBN-10 9781444395082
Release 2011-03-01
Pages 264
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In Divine Illumination, Schumacher offers an original approach to Augustine's theory of divine illumination, the precondition of all human knowledge. Written with great originality and clarity, she traces the idea through medieval thinkers, into early modernity, and reveals its importance in modern theories of knowledge. Takes an original approach to reading Augustine's theory of divine illumination and shows how the theory was transformed and reinterpreted in medieval philosophy and theology Presents a groundbreaking way of thinking about the writings of Augustine, Anselm, Bonaventure, Aquinas, and John Duns Scotus, and relates this to cutting edge questions in contemporary philosophy of religion, especially epistemology Is a significant contribution to the history of philosophy but also to contemporary debates on faith and reason Lays the foundation for future efforts to come to terms with the contemporary epistemological situation and its inherent problems

Renaissance Inquisitors

Renaissance Inquisitors Author Michael M. Tavuzzi
ISBN-10 9789004160941
Release 2007
Pages 286
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Based on extensive archival research, this study casts new light on the Inquisition in northern Italy during the Renaissance. It focuses on some representative inquisitors and their principal pursuits - the prosecution of heretics, Waldensians and Judaizers, and witch-hunting.

Astrolabes from Medieval Europe

Astrolabes from Medieval Europe Author David A. King
ISBN-10 1409425932
Release 2011
Pages 422
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This is the fourth set of studies in the Variorum series by David King, a leading authority on the history of Islamic astronomy and on medieval astronomical instruments. The first of the studies collected here deals with medieval instruments as historical sources. The following papers focus on individual astrolabes from the European Middle Ages and early Renaissance that are of singular historical importance and look at the origins of the simple universal horary quadrant and the complicated universal horary dial (navicula). The collection concludes with a list of all known medieval European astrolabes.

New Books on Women and Feminism

New Books on Women and Feminism Author
ISBN-10 OSU:32435085416295
Release 2014
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New Books on Women and Feminism has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from New Books on Women and Feminism also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full New Books on Women and Feminism book for free.

New Books on Women Gender and Feminism

New Books on Women  Gender and Feminism Author
ISBN-10 UCR:31210024308692
Release 2014
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New Books on Women Gender and Feminism has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from New Books on Women Gender and Feminism also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full New Books on Women Gender and Feminism book for free.

Saving the Souls of Medieval London

Saving the Souls of Medieval London Author Marie-Helene Rousseau
ISBN-10 1409405818
Release 2011
Pages 242
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St Paul's Cathedral stood at the centre of religious life in medieval London and this investigation of its chantries - pious foundations through which donors endowed priests to celebrate intercessory masses for the benefit of their souls - sheds light on the role chantries played in promoting the spiritual well-being of medieval London.

Royal Regulation of Loans and Sales in Medieval England

Royal Regulation of Loans and Sales in Medieval England Author Gwen Seabourne
ISBN-10 1843830221
Release 2003
Pages 216
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Financial legislation demonstrates the advancing role of law in the later middle ages.

Early Gothic Column figure Sculpture in France

Early Gothic Column figure Sculpture in France Author Janet Ellen Snyder
ISBN-10 1409400654
Release 2011
Pages 266
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Richly illustrated, this book investigates human figural sculpture installed in church portals of mid-twelfth century France. Janet Snyder takes a close look at sculpture at more than twenty churches, describes represented ensembles, defines the language of textiles and dress, and investigates rationale and significance in context. She analyzes how patrons employed sculpture to express and shape perceived reality, using images of textiles and clothing that had political, economic, and social significances.

Beyond the Yellow Badge

Beyond the Yellow Badge Author Mitchell Merback
ISBN-10 9789004151659
Release 2008
Pages 573
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Bringing together thirteen leading art historians, Beyond the Yellow Badge seeks to reframe the relationship between European visual culture and the many changing aspects of the Christian majority’s negative conceptions of Jews and Judaism during the Middle Ages and early modern periods.

The Cambridge History of German Literature

The Cambridge History of German Literature Author Helen Watanabe-O'Kelly
ISBN-10 0521785731
Release 2000-06-12
Pages 613
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A history of German literature to 1990, written from a post-Reunification standpoint.

Walsingham and the English Imagination

Walsingham and the English Imagination Author Gary Fredric Waller
ISBN-10 1409405095
Release 2011
Pages 237
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Drawing on history, art history, literary criticism and theory, gender studies, theology and psychoanalysis, this interdisciplinary study analyzes the cultural significance of the Shrine of our Lady of Walsingham, through the Middle Ages to the present. Gary Waller investigates Walsingham's rich tradition of literary and dramatic writing, ballads, musical compositions, novels, and legends and sets present-day Walsingham within the context of recent feminist theology and gender issues.

The Companion to British History

The Companion to British History Author Charles Arnold-Baker
ISBN-10 9781317400400
Release 2015-07-30
Pages 1410
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First published in 1996, this comprehensive guide to the history of Britain and its peoples will be indispensable reading for the general enthusiast, as well as students. It is packed full of fascinating detail on everything from Hadrian’s Wall to the Black Death to Tony Blair. The book was assembled over more than thirty years and has seen updates in three editions. "He has done for historical encyclopaedias what Samuel Johnson did for dictionaries." Andrew Roberts, The Daily Telegraph "An astonishing synthesis of information." Roger Scruton, The Times "An astonishing achievement, a compelling book for dipping into, a splendid work." Simon Hoggart, The Guardian "This marvellous book, which contains tens of thousands of historical facts will enlighten, amuse, and inform. Every home should have one." Simon Heffer, The Daily Mail "If you were marooned on that mythical desert island with only one history book, this would be the one to take. Buy three copies – one for the children, one for the grandchildren- and one for yourself." John Charmley, The Daily Telegraph

Ecclesiastical Lordship Seigneurial Power and the Commercialization of Milling in Medieval England

Ecclesiastical Lordship  Seigneurial Power and the Commercialization of Milling in Medieval England Author Dr Adam Lucas
ISBN-10 9781409473176
Release 2014-11-28
Pages 436
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This is the first detailed study of the role of the Church in the commercialization of milling in medieval England. Focusing on the period from the late eleventh to the mid sixteenth centuries, it examines the estate management practices of more than thirty English religious houses founded by the Benedictines, Cistercians, Augustinians and other minor orders, with an emphasis on the role played by mills and milling in the establishment and development of a range of different sized episcopal and conventual foundations. Contrary to the views espoused by a number of prominent historians of technology since the 1930s, the book demonstrates that patterns of mill acquisition, innovation and exploitation were shaped not only by the size, wealth and distribution of a house’s estates, but also by environmental and demographic factors, changing cultural attitudes and legal conventions, prevailing and emergent technical traditions, the personal relations of a house with its patrons, tenants, servants and neighbours, and the entrepreneurial and administrative flair of bishops, abbots, priors and other ecclesiastical officials.