Spectacle and Public Performance in the Late Middle Ages and the Renaissance (Studies in Medieval and Reformation Traditions)

No quantity concerning the spectacles and public performances of early glossy England may possibly faux to regard comprehensively a physique of fabrics so conspicuously tremendous. instead of efforts to survey the territory, those essays are top understood within the unique feel of the time period as “essays”—as trials, makes an attempt, experiments to open other ways of realizing that huge corpus of puzzle performs, civic pageants, courtroom masques dramas that represent its topic. The e-book crosses conventional interval traces, together with reviews of Medieval in addition to Renaissance entertainments. once again, the essays should not equipped in keeping with a unmarried serious or old method. They hire an eclectic variety of interpretive practices, reflecting the diversity of interpretive ways now present within the box.

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Oxford World's Classics. The Book Of Common Prayer (World Classics)

'In the midst of existence we're in death.'

The phrases of the publication of universal Prayer have permeated deep into the English language around the world. for almost 500 years, and for numerous humans, it has supplied a heritage fanfare for a wedding or a funeral march at a burial. but this familiarity additionally hides a violent and arguable historical past. whilst it was once first produced the ebook of universal Prayer provoked riots and uprising, and it used to be banned ahead of being translated right into a host of world languages and followed because the foundation for worship within the united states and in different places to the current day.

This version provides the paintings in 3 varied states: the 1st version of 1549, which introduced the Reformation into people's houses; the Elizabethan prayer ebook of 1559, prevalent to Shakespeare and Milton; and the variation of 1662, which embodies the spiritual mood of the country all the way down to smooth instances.

'magnificent version' Diarmaid MacCulloch,London evaluate of Books

'superb edition...excellent notes and creation' Rowan Williams, Times Literary Supplement
in regards to the sequence: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made to be had the widest variety of literature from worldwide. each one reasonable quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, offering the main exact textual content plus a wealth of different beneficial positive factors, together with specialist introductions by means of best gurus, useful notes to explain the textual content, updated bibliographies for extra learn, and masses extra.

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Canon Law and the Letters of Ivo of Chartres (Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought: Fourth Series)

By Christof Rolker

Ivo of Chartres was once essentially the most discovered students of his time, a strong bishop and a massive determine within the so-called 'Investiture Contest'. Christof Rolker the following deals a tremendous new examine of Ivo, his works and the function he performed within the highbrow, non secular and political tradition of medieval Europe round 1100 advert. evaluating Ivo's vast correspondence to the modern canon legislation collections attributed to him, Dr Rolker offers a brand new interpretation in their authorship. opposite to present assumptions, he unearths that Ivo didn't assemble the Panormia, displaying that its compiler labored in a fantastically assorted psychological framework from Ivo. those findings demand a reassessment of the connection among Church reform and scholasticism and shed new gentle on Ivo as either a student and bishop.

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To Have and to Hold: Marrying and its Documentation in Western Christendom, 400-1600

This quantity analyzes how, why, and whilst pre-modern Europeans documented their marriages - via estate settlements, prenuptial contracts, court docket testimony, church weddings, and extra. The authors reflect on either the functionality of documentation within the technique of marrying and what the surviving records say approximately pre-modern marriage. After examining the principles of Western marriage set by way of Roman legislations and Patristic theology, the chapters supply brilliant case reports of marital files and practices in medieval France, England, Iceland, and eire, and in Renaissance Florence, Douai, and Geneva.

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Wheel of Fate (Roger the Chapman Mysteries)

By Kate Sedley

In fifteenth-century London, the child-king isn't the just one below risk - 1483. Amidst the chaos following the loss of life of King Edward IV, Roger the Chapman is termed to London to enquire a possibility to the Godslove kinfolk. long ago yr, there were deaths and a mysterious poisoning. Roger dismisses their concerns in the beginning yet, while one other family member disappears, he stumbles throughout a surprising mystery that threatens to spoil the total Godslove kinfolk . . .

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Life in a Medieval Castle (P.S. (Paperback))

By Joseph Gies, Frances Gies

"Some specific books i discovered beneficial for A online game of Thrones and its sequels deserve mention... Life in a Medieval Castle and Life in a Medieval City, either by means of Joseph and Frances Gies." —George R.R. Martin, writer of the sequence A music of Ice and Fire

Medieval heritage comes alive in Joseph and Frances Gies's Life in a Medieval Castle, used as a examine source through George R. R. Martin in growing the area of A online game of Thrones.

Newly reissued for the 1st time in many years, Life in a Medieval Castle is the bestselling vintage that has brought numerous readers to the wonders of the center a while. concentrating on a fortress known as Chepstow at the border among England and Wales, acclaimed Medievalists Joseph and Frances Gies supply a good looking portrait of what daily lifestyles was once truly like through the period, and of the main position the fortress performed. The Gieses write eloquently in regards to the many folks whose lives revolved round the fortress, from the lord and girl to the commoners of the encircling village. we find what lords and serfs alike could have worn, eaten, and performed for rest; the songs sung; and the codes of sexual behavior that maintained order. We research of the fundamental position of honor in medieval tradition, the initiation approach undertaken by way of knights, and the way castles tried to maintain the consistent threats of outdoor violence at bay.

Exhaustively researched and as enticing as any novel, Life in a Medieval Castle is the definitive textual content for somebody wishing to benefit extra approximately this attention-grabbing era.

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Encyclopedia of Women in the Middle Ages

By Jennifer Lawler

What's speculated to be an encyclopedic reference e-book is in reality a extra basic consultant to ladies dwelling among advert 500 and 1500. Neither exact nor accomplished, it really is geared toward a common readership who's looking short information at the top recognized girls of the time. the quick biographies are interspersed with basic thematic discussions together with family members, marriage, faith, employment, slavery, garments and so forth. comprises many genealogical charts.

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Methods and Methodologies: Aristotelian Logic East and West, 500–1500 (Investigating Medieval Philosophy)

By John Marenbon, Margaret Cameron

Tools and Methodologies explores questions on learning the Aristotelian culture of common sense. the 1st, addressed by way of the chapters on equipment within the first half the ebook, is without delay concerning the medieval logical commentaries, treatises and handbooks. How did medieval authors within the diverse traditions, Latin and Arabic, cross approximately their paintings on Aristotelian common sense? particularly, how did they themselves conceive the connection among good judgment and different branches of philosophy and disciplines open air philosophy? the second one query is ready methodologies, the topic of the chapters within the moment 1/2 the booklet: it invitations writers to mirror on their lonesome and their colleagues’ perform as twenty-first century interpreters of this medieval writing on Aristotelian logic.
Contributors are Sten Ebbesen, Christopher J. Martin, Christophe Erismann, Andrew Arlig, Simo Knuuttila, Amos Bertolacci, Jennifer Ashworth, Paul Thom, Gyula Klima, Matteo di Giovanni and Margaret Cameron

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Speaking in the Medieval World (Cultures, Beliefs and Traditions: Medieval and Early Modern Peoples, Volume 16)

This quantity treats features of conversing within the center a long time, as obvious in old files and literary texts. the amount is split into components. within the first half, the final function of talking in society and literature is mentioned. within the moment half, nearer research of the way literary characters truly converse is out there. The essays supply either research of lesser identified texts and new perception into numerous classical works inside numerous eu literary traditions. those essays will curiosity students of linguistics, relatively sociolinguistics, and medieval literature and tradition. participants contain: Lourdes Albuixech, Laurel Broughton, Albrecht Classen, Jean E. Godsall-Myers, Carol Harvey, Bettina Lindorfer, Andrea Schutz, and Thomas Shippey.

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