Download E-books The Cambridge Medieval History - Vol. 2 ; The Rise of the Saracens and the Foundation of the Western Empire (facsimile) PDF

By J. B. Bury with H. M. Gwatkin and J. P. Whitney


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Download E-books Dangerous Voices: Women's Laments and Greek Literature PDF

By Gail Holst-Warhaft

In Dangerous Voices Holst-Warhaft investigates the ability and which means of the traditional lament, particularly women's mourning of the useless, and units out to find why laws used to be brought to cut down those laments in antiquity. An research of laments starting from New Guinea to Greece means that this basically woman artwork shape gave girls enormous energy over the rituals of loss of life. The hazard they posed to the Greek country prompted them to be appropriated via male writers together with the tragedians. Holst-Warhaft argues that the lack of the conventional lament in Greece and different nations not just deprives ladies in their conventional regulate over the rituals of loss of life yet leaves all mourners impoverished.

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Download E-books A Guide to Hellenistic Literature PDF

This e-book is a consultant to the terribly various literature of the Hellenistic interval.

  • A consultant to the literature of the Hellenistic age, from the loss of life of Alexander the good in 323 BCE to the conflict of Actium in 31 BC
  • Provides overviews of the social, political, highbrow and literary historic contexts within which Hellenistic literature was once produced
  • Introduces the key writers and genres of the period
  • Provides information regarding sort, meter and languages to help readers with out past wisdom of the language in knowing technical features of literary Greek
  • Distinctive in its assurance of present matters in Hellenistic feedback, together with viewers reception, the political and social historical past, and Hellenistic theories of literature

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Download E-books The Space that Remains: Reading of Latin Poetry in Late Antiquity (Cornell Studies in Classical Philology) PDF

By Aaron Pelttari

after we contemplate Roman Poetry, the names probably to come back to brain are Vergil, Horace, and Ovid, who flourished throughout the age of Augustus. The genius of Imperial poets reminiscent of Juvenal, Martial, and Statius is now more often than not well-known, however the ultimate years of the Roman Empire will not be typically linked to poetic fulfillment. lately, in spite of the fact that, classical students have all started reassessing a couple of poets from past due Antiquity—names akin to Ausonius, Claudian, and Prudentius—understanding them as artists of substantial expertise and impact. In The house That Remains, Aaron Pelttari bargains the 1st systematic examine of those fourth-century poets because Michael Robert's foundational The Jeweled Style (Cornell, 1989). it's the first to offer equivalent consciousness to either Christian and Pagan poetry and the 1st to take heavily the problem of readership.

just like the Roman Empire, Latin literature was once in a country of flux throughout the fourth century. As Pelttari indicates, the interval marked a flip in the direction of sorts of writing that privilege the reader’s lively involvement in shaping the that means of the textual content. within the poetry of Ausonius, Claudian, and Prudentius we will be able to see the expanding significance of differences among outdated and new, old and sleek, forgotten and remembered. The unusual traditionalism and verbalism of the day usually hid a wish for immediacy and presence. we will see those adjustments such a lot sincerely within the expectancies put upon readers. the distance that continues to be is the gap that the reader involves inhabit, as might more and more develop into the case within the literature of the Latin center Ages.

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Download E-books Highland Lover PDF

By Hannah Howell

A reckless have to cut loose of his kin led Gregor MacFingal Cameron on a quest for a wealthy bride, in simple terms to fall prey to kidnappers and be tossed right into a chilly mobile. yet he's quickly joined by means of a nervous younger lady, Alana Murray who makes him remorse his mercenary look for a spouse. After a bold get away, he joins Alana's trip to rescue her sister. Temptation quickly ends up in seduction, and grants are made, yet not easy to maintain. Alana is familiar with the bond cast by way of probability and desperation has earned her an best friend keen to struggle for her sister's reason. yet Gregor's tantalizing seduction leaves her breathless, and she or he seizes her one probability to event actual ardour earlier than an prepared marriage seals her fate--never looking forward to the inescapable depth of a guy and a love that may swap every little thing.

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Download E-books The Implications of Literacy PDF

By Brian Stock

This booklet explores the impression of literacy on 11th and twelfth-century lifestyles and even though on social association, at the feedback of formality and image, at the upward thrust of empirical attitudes, at the courting among language and fact, and at the vast interplay among principles and society.

Medieval and early sleek literacy, Brian inventory argues, didn't easily supersede oral discourse yet created a brand new kind of interdependence among the oral and the written. If, at the floor, medieval tradition used to be mostly oral, texts still emerged as a reference procedure either for daily actions and for giving form to bigger cars of interpretation. even if texts weren't truly current, humans frequently acted and behaved as though they were.

The ebook makes use of tools derived from anthropology, from literary concept, and from ancient study, and is split into 5 chapters. the 1st treats the expansion and form of medieval literacy itself. Theo different 4 glance afresh at a number of the period's significant issues--heresy, reform, the Eucharistic controversy, the idea of Anselm, Abelard, and St. Bernard, including the translation of latest experience--in the sunshine of literacy's improvement. The research concludes that written language used to be the executive integrating tool for varied cultural achievements.

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Download E-books The Shaping of Narrative in Polybius (Trends in Classics: Supplementary Volumes) PDF

By Nikos Miltsios

In his try to clarify Rome s upward push to global energy, Polybius composed a gently established narrative. but, regardless of its sophistication, Polybius narrative artistry has obtained little scholarly cognizance. This research is the 1st book-length narratological research of the Histories. It contributes to our realizing of its content material and objective by way of unveiling the narrative concepts hired through Polybius in shaping his fascinating story."

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Download E-books Women of Words in Le Morte Darthur: The Autonomy of Speech in Malory's Female Characters (Arthurian and Courtly Cultures) PDF

Supplying a brand new analyzing of Malory’s famed textual content, Le Morte Darthur, this booklet offers the 1st full-length survey of the changes Malory made to girl characters in his resource texts. via specified comparisons with either outdated French and heart English fabric, Siobhán M. Wyatt discusses how Malory significantly altered his French and English resource texts to create a gendered development within the reliability of speech, depicting woman discourse as worthy and fair. Malory’s authorial crafting shows his choice for a definite “type” of girl personality: self-governing, opinionated, and robust.  Simultaneously, the portrayal of this very readable “type” yields characterization. whereas past due medieval court docket files point out an more and more damaging angle in the direction of lady speech and an inclination to punish vociferous ladies as “scolds,” Malory makes the phrases of chiding damsels positive. whereas his modern writers suppress the powers of magical ladies, Malory empowers his enchantress characters; whereas the authors of his French resource texts intensify Guinevere’s flaws, Malory portrays her with sympathy.

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Download E-books DK Eyewitness Books: Knight PDF

Take an within examine the lifetime of a knight — from battles and banquets to sieges and chivalry — during this up to date variation of Eyewitness: Knight. Illustrations, maps, charts, and timelines examine the historical past of medieval knights and their armor, jousting, heraldry, hawking, and crusades. With content material applicable for eight – 12 12 months olds, the publication covers every thing from the first actual knights to the decline of chivalry.

Each booklet keeps the lovely artistic endeavors and images from the groundbreaking unique sequence, however the textual content has been lowered and transformed to talk extra in actual fact to more youthful readers. nonetheless on each colourful web page: shiny annotated photos and the built-in text-and-pictures procedure that makes Eyewitness a perennial favourite of folks, lecturers, and school-age kids.

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Download E-books The Journey of a Book: Bartholomew the Englishman and the Properties of Things PDF

By Elizabeth Keen

De proprietatibus rerum, ‘On the houses of things’, has lengthy been noted via students as a medieval encyclopedia, yet facts means that it's been many stuff to many folks. The sheer variety of extant manuscript copies and published variations, besides translations, diversifications, and mentions in poems and sermons, testify to its non-stop importance for Europeans of all estates and diverse walks of existence, from the 13th to the 17th centuries. whereas first compiled quickly after the time of St Francis by means of a humble continental friar to satisfy the wishes of his increasing spiritual brotherhood, by way of 1600 English males of letters had claimed Bartholomew as a noble compatriot and nationwide treasure. What was once it concerning the paintings that propelled it via a development of medieval cultures and into an exalted place on the planet of English letters? This reception historical past strains facts for the adventure of ‘Properties’ over 4 centuries of social, political and spiritual swap.

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