A Warrior Bishop Of The Twelfth Century

Author: Balderich (of Florennes)
Publisher: PIMS
ISBN: 9780888442949
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A Warrior Bishop Of The Twelfth Century. This translation of the Gesta Alberonis provides an exciting record of a remarkable prelate and of the tumultuous age in which he lived.

Religion And Politics In The Middle Ages Religion Und Politik Im Mittelalter

Author: Ludger Körntgen
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110262045
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Religion And Politics In The Middle Ages Religion Und Politik Im Mittelalter. The increased interest in religion as a phenomenon and its various cultural contexts is encouraging a focus on the relationship between religion and politics. However, the political relevance of the religious and the interdependence between political and religious spheres has always been a major area of medieval research. The articles in this volume consider not only the principle inseparability of both spheres as previously established by research, but also the beginnings of a differentiation and relative autonomy of religion and politics within the framework of a comparison between Germany and the United Kingdom. This allows the identification of restrictions within the research traditions that are due to national histories and points to ways of overcoming these restrictions.

Three Plays Of Maureen Hunter

Author: Hunter, Maureen
Publisher: OIBooks-Libros
ISBN: 1896239994
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Three Plays Of Maureen Hunter. Book is clean and tight. No writing in text. Like New

A Concise Survey Of Western Civilization

Author: Brian A. Pavlac
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1442207868
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A Concise Survey Of Western Civilization. This engaging text offers a brief, readable description of our common Western heritage. Providing a tightly focused narrative and interpretive structure, Brian A. Pavlac covers the basic historical information that all educated adults should know. His joined terms "supremacies and diversities" develop major themes of conflict and creativity throughout history. The text is also informed by five other topical themes: technological innovation, migration and conquest, political and economic decision-making, church and state, and disputes about the meaning of life. Written with flair, this easily accessible yet deeply knowledgeable text provides all the essentials for a course on Western civilization.

Witch Hunts In The Western World

Author: Brian Alexander Pavlac
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313348731
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Witch Hunts In The Western World. This comprehensive resource explores the evolution of western attitudes towards religion, politics, and the supernatural, which intersected to spawn the notorious witch hunts in Europe and the New World.

Imperial Lives And Letters Of The Eleventh Century

Author: Theodor Ernst Mommsen
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 9780231121217
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Imperial Lives And Letters Of The Eleventh Century. Although numerous texts are available in translation that illustrate the papal side of the Investiture Controversy, few accounts exist that convey the position of secular leaders. Imperial Lives and Letters fills this gap, offering the full text of "The Deeds of Conrad II" (1024--1139) by Wipo, "Life of Emperor the Henry IV" (1056--1106) and the Letters of Henry IV.

Franks And Saracens

Author: Avner Falk
Publisher: Karnac Books
ISBN: 1855757338
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Franks And Saracens. This is the first and only book to examine the Crusades from the added viewpoint of psychoanalysis, studying the hidden emotions and fantasies that drove the Crusaders and the Muslims to undertake their terrible wars. The reader will learn that the deepest and most poweful motives for the Crusades were not only religious or territorial - or the quest for lands, wealth or titles - but also unconscious emotions and fantasies about one's country, one's religion, one's enemies, God and the Devil, and Us and Them. The book also focuses on the collective inability to mourn large-group losses and the collective needs of large groups such as nations and religions to develop a clear identity, to have boundaries, and to have enemies and allies. Motives which the Crusaders and the Muslims were not aware of were among the most powerful in driving several centuries of terrible and seemingly endless warfare.

Game Of Thrones Versus History

Author: Brian A. Pavlac
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119249422
Size: 76.84 MB
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Game Of Thrones Versus History. Since it first aired in 2011, Game of Thrones galloped up the ratings to become the most watched show in HBO’s history. It is no secret that creator George R.R. Martin was inspired by late 15th century Europe when writing A Song of Ice and Fire, the sprawling saga on which the show is based. Aside from the fantastical elements, Game of Thrones really does mirror historic events and bloody battles of medieval times—but how closely? Game of Thrones versus History: Written in Blood is a collection of thought-provoking essays by medieval historians who explore how the enormously popular HBO series and fantasy literature of George R. R. Martin are both informed by and differ significantly from real historical figures, events, beliefs, and practices of the medieval world. From a variety of perspectives, the authors delve into Martin’s plots, characterizations, and settings, offering insights into whether his creations are historical possibilities or pure flights of fantasy. Topics include the Wars of the Roses, barbarian colonizers, sieges and the nature of medieval warfare, women and agency, slavery, celibate societies in Westeros, myths and legends of medieval Europe, and many more. While life was certainly not a game during the Middle Ages, Game of Thrones versus History: Written in Blood reveals how a surprising number of otherworldly elements of George R. R. Martin’s fantasy are rooted deeply in the all-too-real world of medieval Europe. Find suggested readings, recommended links, and more from editor Brian Pavlac at gameofthronesversushistory.com.

Religious Life Between Jerusalem The Desert And The World

Author: Kaspar Elm
Publisher: Brill
ISBN: 9004307788
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Religious Life Between Jerusalem The Desert And The World. Few medievalists of the last generation have contributed more to our understanding of late medieval religious life than Kaspar Elm. This books makes several of his most important essays available for the first time in English.