Download E-books Our Mythical Childhood: The Classics and Literature for Children and Young Adults (Metaforms) PDF

By Katarzyna Marciniak

This quantity bargains a survey of the reception of Classical Antiquity within the literature for kids by way of using nearby views from East-Central and Western Europe, Africa, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, and the U.S.. The identify Our legendary Childhood tricks on the elusive and paradoxical capability of the traditional culture that's either a set base shared through many of us world wide seeing that their adolescence in addition to a physique of references always being reinterpreted in keeping with neighborhood demanding situations. The reader is given a deeper perception into the techniques shaping young children s and teenagers identities and their cultural formation. the amount fills a tremendous hole within the scholarship and contributes to the advance of Reception reviews in leading edge and tasty directions."

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Download E-books Handbook of Medieval Studies: Terms Methods Trends PDF

By Albrecht Classen

This interdisciplinary instruction manual offers vast information regarding examine in medieval reviews and its most crucial effects during the last many years. The guide is a reference paintings which permits the readers to fast and purposely achieve perception into the $64000 study discussions and to notify themselves concerning the present prestige of analysis within the box. The instruction manual involves 4 elements. the 1st, huge part bargains articles on all the major disciplines and discussions of the sector. the second one part offers articles at the key suggestions of recent medieval reviews and the debates therein. The 3rd part is a lexicon of an important textual content genres of the center a long time. The fourth part offers a world bio-bibliographical lexicon of the main favorite medievalists in all disciplines. A accomplished bibliography rounds off the compendium. the result's a reference paintings which exhaustively records the present prestige of study in medieval reports and brings the disciplines and specialists of the sphere jointly.

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Download E-books The Web of Athenaeus (Hellenic Studies Series) PDF

By Christian Jacob

In The internet of Athenaeus, Christian Jacob produces a totally clean and specified analyzing of Athenaeus’s Sophists at Dinner (ca. 2 hundred ce). Jacob offers the reader with a map and a compass to navigate the unfathomable variety of intersecting paths during this huge, immense paintings: the books, the quotations, the diners, the dishes served, and—above all—the wordplay, all in the simulacrum of an old Greek library. A textual content lengthy mined only for its tales to misplaced classical poets, the Sophists at Dinner has now got an entire literary re-imagining via Jacob, who connects the realm of Hellenistic erudition with its legacy between Hellenized Romans. The net of Athenaeus concurrently bargains a literary heritage of the rarest and best of Greek tradition besides an artistic anthropology of a Roman imperial global passionate about the Greek previous.

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Download E-books The Virgilian Tradition: The First Fifteen Hundred Years PDF

By Jan M. Ziolkowski

This essential anthology gathers texts and translations that hide significant features of the Virgilian culture from the Roman poet’s personal lifetime to the yr 1500. unheard of in scope, the publication provides an enormous compendium of fabrics that remove darkness from how poets, academics, scholars, and customary folks spoke back to Virgil and his poetry. the amount deals a quick observation on every one textual content, a lot of that are translated into English for the 1st time.
The e-book starts with a chronological survey of Virgil’s effect upon writers from Augustan Rome to Renaissance Italy. There persist with specified experiences of biographies of Virgil, of the way his writings have been acquired and used, and of the way the poet was once envisaged and defined in the course of the centuries. the ultimate part makes a speciality of the culture of legends linked to Virgil.

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Download E-books The Black Death (Graphic Medieval History) PDF

By Gary Jeffrey

3 ugly tales from the 1st plague that swept medieval Europe are informed in photo novel layout: An eyewitness describes how town of Florence was once devastated in 1348 as plague reaches Europe; In 1349, a bunch known as flagellants shuttle round whipping themselves in public to teach God they're sorry for his or her sins and to beg him to finish the plague; A fruit vendor takes at the activity of general practitioner considering the fact that typical medical professionals have both fled the Black demise or died.

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Download E-books Cultural Poetics in Archaic Greece: Cult, Performance, Politics PDF

This quantity brings jointly essays via archaeologists, historians, and literary students in a entire exam of the Greek archaic age. A time of dramatic and progressive swap whilst a few of the associations and notion styles that may form Greek tradition developed, this era has turn into the item of renewed scholarly curiosity lately. but it has resisted reconstruction, mostly simply because its documentation is much less entire than that of the classical interval. so that it will learn the textual content of archaic Greece, the individuals the following follow new methods--including anthropology, literary conception, and cultural history--to significant concerns, between them the translation of formality, the origins of hero cult and its relation to politics, the evolving ideologies of colonization and athletic victory, the illustration of statesmen and sages, and the serendipitous improvement of democracy. With their interdisciplinary techniques, many of the essays exhibit the interdependence of politics, faith, and economics during this interval; the significance of public functionality for negotiating social interplay; and the inventive use of the prior to constitution a altering current. Cultural Poetics in historic Greece deals a energetic and coherent reaction to the scholarly demanding situations of the archaic period.

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Download E-books Medieval Conduct PDF

Medieval behavior texts supplied behavioral directions for males, ladies and kids on quite a lot of concerns, together with foodstuff, type and basic behaviour. those 9 papers, because of periods of the foreign Congress on Medieval reviews held at Western Michigan college among 1992 and 1995, specialise in the function of gender and social prestige within the interpretation of those texts. Didactic and literary texts are tested together with Courtesy books aimed toward gents, Christine de Pizan's works, center excessive German recommendation poems, academic treatises, trial documents, devotional texts and dramatic works.

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Download E-books Gunpowder and Firearms : Warfare in Medieval India (Aligarh Historians Society) PDF

By Iqtidar Alam Khan

Gunpowder is well known as a huge technological issue at the back of political or even social swap. This publication surveys the background of gunpowder and firearms in India, tracing their arrival within the 13th century from China and within the overdue 15th century from Europe and analyzing the function performed by way of the Mongols and the Portuguese during this transmission. along this narrative of the diffusion of firearms, the publication appears at their influence at the nature of the local states within the 15th century and at the Mughal empire within the 16th and 17th centuries. The speculation of "gunpowder empires" complicated via Hodgson is established via a examine of the advance of muskets and the expanding efficiency of musketry. The publication is going directly to ponder the growing to be obsolescence of the Mughal firearms from the center of the 17th century onwards, as visible within the failure of Mughal artillery opposed to the Persians at Qandahar (1652-3) and Karnal (1739). at the same time, it examines the level of the dissemination of muskets between peasant groups and relates this improvement to the growing to be militancy of definite sections of the agricultural inhabitants and the following decline of the Mughal empire.

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Download E-books An Introduction to Geoffrey Chaucer (New Perspectives on Medieval Literature: Authors and Traditions) PDF

By Tison Pugh

“Offers a welcome vade mecum to the Chaucer reader, no matter if a scholar or instructor. Impressively interweaving a life of educating Chaucer with a deep wisdom of his texts, Pugh compresses into one elegantly written, narrow instruction manual the fundamental Chaucer. a school direction in a booklet! and never a lifeless second in it.”—Jane likelihood, writer of The Literary Subversions of Medieval Women

“Offers transparent synopses of the poet’s whole corpus, an enticing description of Chaucer’s lifestyles and occasions, a trenchant research of his resources, a fascinating overview of his relation to modern poets, and a provocative attention of his next effect upon English literature, together with our personal (post-) glossy pop-culture. Pugh is especially insightful relating to issues of style and gender. His advent to Chaucer serves as either a decent, brilliant handbook for brand spanking new scholars of center English in addition to a very good evaluation textual content for all proven fans of Chaucer.”—William A. Quinn, writer of Chaucer’s Rehersynges

“Focusing on style thought and modern cultural connections, Pugh has produced a clean and stimulating advent to Chaucer’s oeuvre.”—Kathleen Forni, writer of The Chaucerian Apocrypha

“Always attractive and lucid, An creation to Geoffrey Chaucer may help even newbies comprehend and relish the poet’s writing.”—David Raybin, coeditor of Chaucer: modern Approaches

Geoffrey Chaucer is generally thought of the daddy of English literature. This advent starts with a evaluation of his existence and the cultural milieu of fourteenth-century England after which expands into analyses of such significant works as The Parliament of Fowls, Troilus and Criseyde, and, after all, the Canterbury Tales, analyzing them along a variety of lesser-known verses.

Tison Pugh, professor of English on the college of valuable Florida, is the writer of numerous books, together with Queering Medieval Genres.

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