Category: Medieval

Canterbury Tales, Volume I

Canterbury Tales, Volume I

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The development of the Grail legend has been traced in detail by cultural historians: It is a legend which first came together in the form of written romances, deriving perhaps from some pre-Christian folklore hints, in the later 12th and early 13th centuries. The developments leading to the medieval era did not just affect Europe. e see similar trends thriughout the Eur-Asian core. For more information on how to customize the content, look, and feel of your site please see the help section at the Drupal Cloud Website.
Text and Territory: Geographical Imagination in the European

Text and Territory: Geographical Imagination in the European

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We do not have evidence of public schools except the ones mentioned by Ibn Battuta (14th century A. One of Augustine's central contributions to the development of Christian theology was his heavy emphasis on the reality of human evil. Isidore of Seville [7th century CE] (Etymologies, Book 12, 7:39-42): There are several kinds of owl. The Black Plague didn't even end after it wiped out so much of Europe back in the 14th century. he has a very unappetizingly oozy sore on his shin. these esoteric concepts become easier for us to wrap our minds around.
Beowulf: The Tale of Beowulf, Sometime King of the Folk of

Beowulf: The Tale of Beowulf, Sometime King of the Folk of

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Lung problems were caused by too much phlegm in the body - the body's natural reaction was to cough it up. Medieval parishioners came to church with a penny and a candle to be blessed. The Rashtrakutas had declined, but a resurgent branch of the Chalukya family (the later Chalukyas) became an imortant regionalpower in the western Deccan. Further, once married persons had consummated their union, Alexander was prepared to force them to continue sexual relations so long as either party desired them.
Delphin classics Volume 59

Delphin classics Volume 59

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When one of Kamakura’s leading generals, Ashikaga Takauji, decided to join his forces, the fate of the bakufu was sealed. On formal occasions they would also drape a large piece of cloth, called a toga, around themselves. Here are listed those caves and rock-cut structures in the territory of India which still contain paintings from historical time. Medievalists and Renaissance specialists contribute to this compelling volume examining how and why the classics of Greek and Latin culture were taught in various Western European curricula (including in England, Scotland, France, Germany, and Italy) from the tenth to the sixteenth centuries.
A History of the Novel Previous to the Seventeenth Century

A History of the Novel Previous to the Seventeenth Century

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From 1038 to 1043, they found themselves with the Byzantine general George Maniakes during his brief occupation of parts of eastern Sicily. The Medieval Art in Europe After Roman Empire: What Is Going On Outside of Civilization? ... Hence, if the courtly cult of amor is to be cataloged according to its heresy, it should be indexed rather as Pelagian and as Gnostic or Manichaean, for... Listen to a curator discuss details of a medieval building that still stands today.
Journal of the Early Book Society Vol 13 (Journal of the

Journal of the Early Book Society Vol 13 (Journal of the

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Arthur Wormhoudt) Bringing the cup of oblivion for sadness (trans. Other books include A History of Shame (forthcoming), The Industrial Turn in World History (forthcoming), Guiding the American University: Challenges and Choices, Doing Emotions History, Gender in World History, Satisfaction Not Guaranteed: Dilemmas of Progress in Modern Society, Childhood in World History, and American Fear: The Causes and Consequences of High Anxiety, among many others.
Sir Gawain & The Green Knight

Sir Gawain & The Green Knight

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Richard Barber, in his book The Arthurian Legend, writes: "Those who understand love’s true power will see the potion merely as surrogate of love’s power, a symbol of its workings." (Barber 75) I agree with this interpretation. Consequently, the aesthetic judgment that the term implies also becomes inapplicable as the high cost of literary production in ancient societies meant that, normally, they could not afford to invest in and preserve the kinds of texts that are not considered to be of some, or even great, merit and value.
Troilus & Cressida a Love Poem in Five

Troilus & Cressida a Love Poem in Five

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We have so many different kinds of people in this country. Gold coin jewelry might represent a substantial fraction of a family’s wealth. Many prisoners were tortured prior to execution in order to obtain additional information; in many of these cases, the execution method was part of the torture endured by prisoners. Constantine ordered 50 parchment copies of the Scriptures for the churches in Constantinople, and Jerome records that the papyrus manuscripts in the library of Caesarea, having become worn by use, were replaced by parchment codices." (OCD) For important books, at least, it sounds like parchment replaced papyrus in the same way that DVDs replaced videocassettes.
Delphin classics (v.057)

Delphin classics (v.057)

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The sons and daughters of the wealthy families in my town lived quite differently. Chandragupta II proved to be of the same military mettle of his father and brought large amounts of territory in Western India under the Gupta empire. Born in Scotland, he joined the Franciscan monastic order at an early age and moved on to study theology at Oxford University. These often were produced to reinforce the message of discipleship and to spur people to do good deeds in the name of Jesus, just as the early apostles are said to have done.
The Canterbury Tales (Selected)

The Canterbury Tales (Selected)

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Western Europe broke into many separate kingdoms. Early actors during this period usually wore their service vestments or simple costumes such as robes, because the plays were considered to be a part of worship services. Indo-European cultures arrive with subsequent waves of migration. The only wild nut known in Scandinavia in the Viking age was hazelnut. Not all young people, however, had marriages arranged for them. He is the author of Fragments and Assemblages: Forming Compilations of Medieval London (University of Chicago Press, 2013) and co-editor of Medieval English Manuscripts: Form, Aesthetics, and the Literary Text, a special volume of The Chaucer Review (47.4, April 2013).