Download E-books Enrico Dandolo and the Rise of Venice PDF

By Thomas F. Madden

Between the 11th and 13th centuries, Venice reworked itself from a suffering service provider commune to a strong maritime empire that may form occasions within the Mediterranean for the subsequent 400 years. during this magisterial new publication on medieval Venice, Thomas F. Madden lines the city-state's notable upward push during the lifetime of Enrico Dandolo (c. 1107–1205), who governed Venice as doge from 1192 till his demise. The scion of a filthy rich service provider kin deeply excited about politics, faith, and international relations, Dandolo led Venice's forces in the course of the disastrous Fourth campaign (1201–1204), which got down to overcome Islamic Egypt yet as an alternative destroyed Christian Byzantium. but regardless of his impact at the process Venetian history,we recognize little approximately Dandolo, and lots more and plenty of what's identified has been distorted by means of myth.

The first full-length learn dedicated to Dandolo's lifestyles and occasions, Enrico Dandolo and the increase of Venice corrects the numerous misconceptions approximately him that experience amassed over the centuries, delivering a correct and incisive evaluation of Dandolo's factors, talents, and achievements as doge, in addition to his role―and Venice's―in the Fourth campaign. Madden additionally examines the capacity and strategies wherein the Dandolo relatives rose to prominence through the previous century, therefore illuminating medieval Venice's singular political, social, and non secular atmosphere. Culminating with the difficulty brought on by means of the failure of the Fourth campaign, Madden's groundbreaking paintings unearths the level to which Dandolo and his successors turned torn among the anxieties and apprehensions of Venice's electorate and its escalating responsibilities as a Mediterranean power.

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Download E-books Loving Humanity, Learning, and Being Honored: The Foundations of Leadership in Xenophon's Education of Cyrus (Hellenic Studies Series) PDF

By Norman B. Sandridge

Xenophon is mostly concept to have performed his most sensible theorizing on management via his portrayal of Cyrus the nice, the 1st king of the Persian Empire. during this publication, Norman Sandridge argues that Xenophon truly reduces his thought of management to a collection of primary qualities, specifically, the affection of humanity, the affection of studying, and the affection of being venerated. those so-called primary qualities are the made from a number of wealthy contexts throughout tradition and throughout time: the portrait of Cyrus turns out as a lot a composite of Persian folklore as a pointed reaction to Plato’s thinker King. Sandridge extra argues that Xenophon’s thought of management is valuable for addressing many difficulties of management that have been favourite to Xenophon and his fourth-century Athenian contemporaries, significantly Plato and Isocrates. via the contexts during which Xenophon’s conception was once conceived, in addition to the issues of management he sought to handle, this publication sees Xenophon as trying a truly laudatory even though now not excellent portrait of Cyrus. The research therefore falls among interpretations of the Education of Cyrus that experience noticeable Cyrus as both an ideal chief or an satirically unsuitable one.

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Download E-books Gender and the Chivalric Community in Malory's Morte d'Arthur PDF

By Dorsey Armstrong

"A vigorous and thought-provoking examine of gender within the Arthurian community.  it truly is instantaneously theoretically subtle and hugely readable, packed with insightful shut readings but aware of greater styles of analysis."--Laurie Finke, Kenyon College

Gender and the Chivalric group in Malory’s Morte d’Arthur unearths, for the 1st time in a book-length research, how Thomas Malory’s special approach to gender id in his revisions of previous Arthurian works produces a textual content solely not like others within the canon of medieval romance.  Armstrong argues that problems with masculine and female gender id play extra serious, vital roles in Le Morte d’Arthur than they do in Malory’s resources or different chivalric literature.  successfully merging modern gender and feminist feedback with cautious research of Malory’s resources, Armstrong uncovers how gender beliefs proven within the early pages of the textual content for that reason motivate and mediate the motion of the narrative; furthermore, her research indicates how such beliefs turn into more and more divisive and harmful as Le Morte d’Arthur strikes towards its inevitable conclusion.

Recent articles and essays have shed much-needed mild on quite a few person features of gender in Malory’s textual content. notwithstanding, just a sustained, book-length research like Armstrong’s can totally articulate the relationships of gender to different chivalric beliefs, corresponding to mercy and martial prowess, that turn into more and more complicated because the narrative progresses. This examine examines not just the main usually learn parts of the Morte but in addition these sections that frequently are considered as extraneous to the first narrative, akin to the Tristram, Gareth, and Roman conflict episodes.  by means of displaying how gender operates in either the well known and the less-appreciated parts of Malory’s paintings, Gender and the Chivalric neighborhood demonstrates that his textual content possesses way more narrative solidarity than formerly thought.

Armstrong presents a cosmopolitan but available method of the examine of gender and its relation to different chivalric beliefs in Le Morte d’Arthur, providing vital insights for students and scholars of medieval romance, Malory, Arthurian literature, and gender and feminist criticism.

Dorsey Armstrong is assistant professor of medieval literature at Purdue collage. Her paintings has so much lately seemed in Arizona reviews within the heart a while and the Renaissance and On Arthurian girls: Essays in Honor of Maureen Fries.

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Download E-books Prudentius' "Psychomachia": A Reexamination (Princeton Legacy Library) PDF

By Macklin Smith

Prudentius' Psychomachia, written approximately A.D. 405, has been studied by means of classicists, medievalists, and normal literary historians. however, students have slightly explored the allegory's internal workings or comparable it to its historic context. the current learn treatments this severe overlook and its attendant misreadings.

The writer arrives at a coherent, unified interpretation through studying the work's significant positive factors in terms of the poet's existence and instances. He contends that the poet balanced an confirmation of Christian allegory with an ironic negation of pagan literary culture. For this impressive success his viewers used to be the aristocracy, nonetheless principally pagan at a time of extreme antagonism among the Church and previous Roman non secular institutions.

Originally released in 1976.

The Princeton Legacy Library makes use of the newest print-on-demand expertise to back make to be had formerly out-of-print books from the prestigious backlist of Princeton collage Press. those paperback variations safeguard the unique texts of those very important books whereas proposing them in sturdy paperback variations. The target of the Princeton Legacy Library is to significantly elevate entry to the wealthy scholarly history present in the millions of books released by way of Princeton collage Press for the reason that its founding in 1905.

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Download E-books Narratology and Interpretation: The Content of Narrative Form in Ancient Literature (Trends in Classics: Supplementary Volumes) PDF

The kinds of classical narratology were effectively utilized to historical texts within the final 20 years, yet meanwhile narratological thought has moved on. in keeping with those advancements, Narratology and Interpretation attracts out the subtler probabilities of narratological research for the translation of historic texts. The articles make contributions to the idea of narrative in addition to to our figuring out of historical literature together with epic, lyric, tragedy and historiography.

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Download E-books Women and Laughter in Medieval Comic Literature PDF

Exploring literary representations of women's laughter from the 13th in the course of the 16th centuries, this quantity deals an interesting inspect a tradition of women's laughter, illustrating the numerous contexts that formed the way in which ladies instructed jokes, in addition to the methods their joking mirrored their restricted place in a society ruled through males. The publication additionally considers the makes use of male authors made up of the laughter in their fictional creations and the pleasures provided to either female and male audiences.
This research is the 1st to enquire women's laughter as a specific form of "talking again" to medieval discourse on girls, the topic of modern feminist medievalist reports. lady characters overtly embody women's laughter, linked to the physique and castigated for its unruliness in behavior literature. Acknowledging that comedian works have been grounded in antifeminist traditions and that their woman characters have been actually objectives of laughter for male authors, this learn argues that girl characters who giggle and inform jokes additionally supply lines of the way girls may have used their laughter to reply to detrimental pronouncements approximately ladies in medieval tradition. either laughable and giggling, the feminine protagonists studied during this publication will have interaction sleek readers with their witty, occasionally bawdy jokes, permitting us to visualize the pleasures that medieval comedian literature, so frequently categorised misogynous, provided to ladies in addition to to men.
Lisa Perfetti is Assistant Professor of French, Muhlenberg College.

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Download E-books Confessions, Vol. 1: Books 1-8 (Loeb Classical Library, No. 26) (Volume I) PDF

Augustinus (354–430 CE), son of a pagan, Patricius of Tagaste in North Africa, and his Christian spouse Monica, whereas learning in Africa to develop into a rhetorician, plunged right into a turmoil of philosophical and mental doubts looking for fact, becoming a member of for a time the Manichaean society. He grew to become a instructor of grammar at Tagaste, and lived a lot less than the impression of his mom and his pal Alypius. approximately 383 he went to Rome and shortly after to Milan as a instructor of rhetoric, being now attracted via the philosophy of the Sceptics and of the Neo-Platonists. His reviews of Paul's letters with Alypius and the preaching of Bishop Ambrose led in 386 to his rejection of all sensual behavior and to his well-known conversion from combined ideals to Christianity. He back to Tagaste and there based a non secular group. In 395 or 396 he turned Bishop of Hippo, and used to be henceforth engrossed with tasks, writing and controversy. He died at Hippo through the profitable siege by means of the Vandals.

From Augustine's huge output the Loeb Classical Library deals that groovy autobiography the Confessions (in volumes); On the town of God (seven volumes), which unfolds God's motion within the growth of the world's historical past, and propounds the prevalence of Christian ideals over pagan in adversity; and a variety of Letters that are vital for the examine of ecclesiastical historical past and Augustine's kin with different theologians.

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Download E-books Melancholy, Love, and Time: Boundaries of the Self in Ancient Literature PDF

Ancient literature positive factors many strong narratives of insanity, melancholy, depression, lovesickness, easy boredom, and the consequences of such mental states upon person victims. Peter Toohey turns his realization to representations of those emotional states within the Classical, Hellenistic, and particularly the Roman imperial classes in a learn that illuminates the cultural and aesthetic importance of this emotionally charged literature. His probing research indicates moving illustration of those bothered states, and the concomitant experience of isolation from one's social affinities and atmosphere, manifests a constructing experience of the self and self-consciousness within the historical world.
This publication makes very important contributions to various disciplines together with classical reports, comparative literature, literary and artwork background, background of medication, historical past of feelings, psychiatry, and psychology.
Peter Toohey is Professor and division Head of Greek and Roman reports on the collage of Calgary, Canada.

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Download E-books Women and Writing, c.1340-c.1650: The Domestication of Print Culture (Manuscript Culture in the British Isles) PDF

The transition from medieval manuscript to early published publication is at present a massive subject of educational curiosity, yet has obtained little or no cognizance when it comes to women's involvement, a niche which the essays during this quantity deal with. They upload woman names to the record of authors who participated within the production of English literature, and consider women's responses to authoritative and conventional texts in revealing aspect. Taking its cue from the advances made by way of contemporary paintings on manuscript tradition and publication background, this quantity additionally contains stories of fabric proof, taking a look at women's participation within the making of books, and the strains they left after they encountered genuine volumes. ultimately, stories of women's roles in terms of it seems that ephemeral texts, resembling letters, pamphlets and almanacs, problem conventional divisions among private and non-private spheres in addition to among manuscript and print. Dr Anne Lawrence-Mathers is Lecturer in heritage, college of interpreting; Phillipa Hardman is Senior Lecturer in English, college of interpreting. individuals: Gemma Allen, Anna Bayman, James Daybell, Alice Eardley, Christopher Hardman, Phillipa Hardman, Elizabeth Heale, Anne Lawrence-Mathers, Adam Smyth, Alison Wiggins, Graham Williams

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