Eleanor of Aquitaine: The Mother Queen of the Middle Ages

The dramatic tale of an bold princess, heiress, and ruler, Eleanor of Aquitaine captures the nature of this archetypal medieval queen in all of her attractiveness and political intrigue

“A vast injurer of heaven and earth,” as Shakespeare talked about this robust medieval matriarch, Eleanor of Aquitaine’s reign as England’s stormiest and so much bold queen hasn't ever been matched.

As the best heiress in Europe, she used to be in flip Queen of France and Queen of britain; between her sons have been Richard the Lionheart and King John. a powerful autonomous ruler in her personal correct, she misplaced her strength while she married Louis VII of France. She obtained neither effect nor reputation through her moment marriage to King Henry II, who jailed her for fifteen years for conspiring and assisting their son’s declare to the throne. Her husband was once succeeded through their son, King Richard the Lionheart, who instantly published his mom from legal. Eleanor then acted as Regent whereas Richard introduced the 3rd Crusade.

Her loveliness and glamour, her throwing-off of the restrictions that shackled ladies of the twelve century, and her very actual presents as a political candidate and ruler make Eleanor’s tale probably the most colourful of the excessive heart Ages.

sixteen pages of B&W illustrations and maps

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Our Parents, Ourselves: How American Health Care Imperils Middle Age and Beyond

By Judith Steinberg Turiel

The prospect of taking good care of aged relations who might be too previous, fragile, or forgetful to regulate all alone looms huge for thousands of girls and males who're unprepared for the problems such an adventure can carry. Written via a daughter of getting older mom and dad, this ebook takes a decent, unflinching examine getting older in the United States, weaving jointly own tales with present clinical info to track precisely how social and well-being care regulations are affecting day-by-day lives. Judith Steinberg Turiel addresses such subject matters as fit getting older and autonomous dwelling; psychological impairment as a result of Alzheimer's, different dementias, and melancholy; ladies as caregivers; overall healthiness care rationing; the ability of prescription drug makers; end-of-life care; and customers for Medicare. Her publication truly demonstrates the urgent want for caliber healthiness deal with humans of all ages—through common, publicly funded health and wellbeing insurance.

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Medieval History For Dummies

By Stephen Batchelor

Is your wisdom of The Crusades under tip-top? perhaps you're interested in Columbus, or you're desirous to examine the Black dying in all its gory element? no matter what your start line, this specialist advisor has all of it - from kings, knights and anti-Popes, to invasion, famine, the Magna Carta and Joan of Arc (and a couple of rebellious peasants thrown in for solid measure!). prepare for a rip-roaring trip during the political, spiritual and cultural lifetime of the center a while, probably the most talked-about classes in heritage.
Medieval historical past for Dummies comprises:
Part I: The Early center a long time bankruptcy 1: the center a long time: whilst, the place, What, Who? bankruptcy 2: the top of Rome and the now not so 'Dark Ages'. bankruptcy three: Angles, Saxons and Feudalism. bankruptcy four: The Carolingians seize their likelihood. bankruptcy five: Charlemagne - a brand new empire is born.
Part II: The Making of Europe bankruptcy 6: The (Holy Roman) Empire moves again. bankruptcy 7: East Meets West: Islam within the Western Mediterranean. bankruptcy eight: The Vikings: A risk from the north. bankruptcy nine: Schism: The Church splits itself in . bankruptcy 10: The Normans: The 'real' center a while commence.
Part III: 'Holy War': Crusading at domestic and in another country. bankruptcy eleven: campaign: a choice to hands. bankruptcy 12: the 1st campaign bankruptcy thirteen: England vs France & Pope vs Emperor bankruptcy 14: the second one campaign & The 'Crusades at Home' bankruptcy 15: Richard vs Saladin: The 3rd campaign bankruptcy sixteen: The later Crusades and different mess ups.
Part IV: Parliament, Priories, Provisions & Plague bankruptcy 17: John, Henry, Rudolf & Edward. bankruptcy 18: priests & retailers: the hot strength agents bankruptcy 19: The Papacy on journey: Avignon and the Anti-Popes bankruptcy 20: 'God's Judgement?': The Black demise
Part V: the tip of the center and the beginning of discovery. bankruptcy 21: 100 Years of conflict bankruptcy 22: The Peasants are Revolting bankruptcy 23: Agincourt, Joan of Arc & the French restoration bankruptcy 24: Columbus & the hot global
Part VI: The a part of Tens bankruptcy 25: Ten garbage Kings bankruptcy 26: Ten Curious Medieval hobbies bankruptcy 27: Ten nice Castles bankruptcy 28: Ten those that replaced the area bankruptcy 29: Ten nice Books (To learn subsequent)

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Medieval Science, Technology, and Medicine: An Encyclopedia (Routledge Encyclopedias of the Middle Ages)

Medieval technology, know-how, and Medicine info the full scope of clinical wisdom within the medieval interval in additional than three hundred A to Z entries. This source discusses the examine, program of information, cultural and know-how exchanges, experimentation, and achievements within the many disciplines concerning technological know-how and expertise. insurance comprises innovations, discoveries, innovations, areas and fields of research, areas, and critical participants to varied fields of technology. There also are entries on South-Central and East Asian technology. This reference paintings presents an exam of medieval clinical culture in addition to an appreciation for the connection among medieval technology and the traditions it supplanted and those who changed it.

For a whole checklist of entries, members, and extra, stopover at the Routledge Encyclopedias of the center Ages site.

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Feudal Society (Routledge Classics)

By Marc Bloch

Marc Bloch stated that his aim in writing Feudal Society was once to head past the technical learn a medievalist would routinely write and ‘dismantle a social structure.’ during this impressive and huge paintings, which has brought generations of scholars and historians to the feudal interval, Bloch treats feudalism as dwelling, respiring strength in Western Europe from the 9th to the 13th century. At its middle lies a magisterial account of kinfolk of lord and vassal, and the origins of the character of the fief, dropped at lifestyles via compelling debts of the the Aristocracy, knighthood and chivalry, relatives kinfolk, political and felony associations, and the church. For Bloch background used to be a strategy of consistent circulation and evolution and he describes during the gradual strategy through which feudal societies became what could turn into state states. A travel de strength of old writing, Feudal Society is key interpreting for an individual attracted to either Western Europe’s previous and present.

With a brand new foreword by way of Geoffrey Koziol

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Health and Disease in Byzantine Crete (7th-12th centuries AD) (Medicine in the Medieval Mediterranean)

By Chryssi Bourbou

Lifestyle and dwelling stipulations within the Byzantine global are fairly underexplored topics, usually ignored compared to extra obvious features of Byzantine tradition, akin to artistic endeavors. The ebook is one of the few courses on Greek Byzantine populations and is helping pioneer a brand new method of the topic, starting a window on healthiness prestige and nutritional styles throughout the lens of bioarchaeological learn. Drawing on a variety of disciplines (biology, chemistry, archaeology and history), the writer makes a speciality of the advanced interplay among body structure, tradition and the surroundings in Byzantine populations from Crete within the seventh to twelfth centuries. The systematic research and interpretation of the mortality profiles, the saw pathological stipulations, and of the chemical information, prepared within the cultural context of the period, brings new proof to undergo at the reconstruction of residing stipulations in Byzantine Crete. person chapters examine the demographic profiles and mortality styles of grownup and non-adult populations, and examine nutritional behavior and breastfeeding and weaning styles. moreover, this ebook offers an crucial physique of fundamental facts for destiny learn in those fields, and so furthers an interdisciplinary procedure in tracing the health and wellbeing of the previous populations.

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The Female Mystic: Great Women Thinkers of the Middle Ages (International Library of Historical Studies)

By Andrea Janelle Dickens

The center a long time observed a flourishing of mysticism that used to be remarkable for its richness and forte. The medieval interval used to be not like the other interval of Christianity in generating those who often claimed visions of Christ and Mary, uttered prophecies, gave voice to ecstatic studies, recited poems and songs acknowledged to emanate at once from God and altered their methods of lifestyles due to those designated revelations. Many recipients of those alleged divine presents have been ladies. but the feminine contribution to western Europe's highbrow and spiritual improvement continues to be now not good understood. well known or lay faith has been overshadowed via educational theology, which was once predominantly the theology of guys. This well timed e-book rectifies the overlook by means of interpreting a couple of girls whose lives exemplify traditions which have been valuable to medieval theology yet whose contributions have tended to be brushed off as ""merely spiritual"" by means of latest students. of their alternative ways, visionaries like Richeldis de Faverches (founder of the Holy condo at Walsingham, or ""England's Nazareth""), the discovered Hildegard of Bingen, Hadewijch of Brabant (exemplary voice of the Beguine culture of affection mysticism), charismatic traveler and pilgrim Margery Kempe and anchoress Julian of Norwich all challenged conventional male scholastic theology. Designed for using undergraduate scholar and common reader alike, this appealing survey presents an creation to 13 impressive ladies and units their principles in context.

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Plenitude of Power: The Doctrines And Exercise of Authority in the Middle Ages : Essays in Memory of Robert Louis Benson (Church, Faith and Culture in ... Faith and Culture in the Medieval West)

By Robert C. Figueira

'I examine power' - so Robert Louis Benson defined his paintings as a student of medieval background. This quantity unites papers through a couple of his scholars facing issues vital to Benson's old pursuits - ecclesiastical associations and management, emperorship and papacy, canon legislation, political ideology, and historiography. The justification and workout of political energy is taken into account in chapters that examine how the hagiography of a overdue Roman army saint, Maurice, used to be harnessed within the eleventh century to the dialogue of the ability exercised via either emperor and pope, and the way either pious goal and political pretext lively the Hohenstaufen emperors' suppression of heresy. 3 next chapters concentrate on the Church: a examine of the criminal commentaries that taught that the 'authority to bind and loose' in a selected ecclesiastical subject will be made up our minds by means of the evaluations of 'the elders of the province'; an issue that blameless Ill's management of the Roman church represented a version for the ordering of all Christian society; and an inquiry into the doctrinal formation of the 'territorial principle' within the workout of jurisdiction via papal legates. The past due heart a while offers the focal point for 2 extra reports, specifically an exploration of the problems of energy and authority within the charitable associations of Cologne within the thirteenth - 14th centuries, and the argument that the present wish for common criteria of governmental behavior within the sector of simple human rights hearkens again to traditional legislation thought as defined within the fifteenth century by means of Nicholas of Cusa. historiographical reports around out the amount: an estimation of recent learn in regards to the political theology of overdue antiquity, and a mirrored image on Benson's personal contribution to historic scholarship. jointly, those papers either epitomize and extra strengthen Benson's distinct method of the examine of the center a while, whereas themselves making their very own very important contribution.

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Byzantium and The Crusades (2nd Edition) (Crusader Worlds)

By Jonathan Harris

This new edition of Byzantium and the Crusades offers a fully-revised and up-to-date model of Jonathan Harris's landmark textual content within the box of Byzantine and crusader history.

The booklet deals a chronological exploration of Byzantium and the outlook of its rulers through the time of the Crusades. It argues that one of many major keys to Byzantine interplay with Western Europe, the Crusades and the crusader states are available within the nature of the Byzantine Empire and the ideology which underpinned it, instead of in any generalised hostility among the peoples.

Taking contemporary scholarship into consideration, this new version contains an up-to-date notes part and bibliography, in addition to major new additions to the text:
• New fabric at the function of non secular variations after 1100
• a close dialogue of monetary, social and non secular alterations that came about in 12th-century Byzantine kinfolk with the west
• In-depth assurance of Byzantium and the Crusades in the course of the thirteenth century
• New maps, illustrations, genealogical tables and a timeline of key dates

Byzantium and the Crusades is a crucial contribution to the historiography through an important student within the box that are meant to be learn by way of a person attracted to Byzantine and crusader heritage.

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The Age of the DROMON: The Byzantine Navy ca. 500-1204 (Volume LXII) (Brill Series on The Medieval Mediterranean: PEOPLES, ECONOMIES AND CULTURES, 400-1500)

By Elizabeth Jeffreys, John H. Pryor

This quantity examines the advance and evolution of the warfare galley often called the Dromon, and its relative, the Chelandion, from first visual appeal within the 6th century till its supercession within the 12th century by way of the Galea built within the Latin West. starting as a small, fully-decked, monoreme galley, through the 10th century the Dromon had develop into a bireme, the pre-eminent warfare galley of the Mediterranean. The salient gains of those ships have been their two-banked oarage procedure, the spurs at their bows which changed the ram of classical antiquity, their lateen sails, and their fundamental weapon: Greek fireplace. The e-book contextualizes the technical features of the ships in the operational historical past of Byzantine fleets, logistical difficulties of medieval naval conflict, and strategic pursuits. Surviving Byzantine assets, specifically tactical manuals, are subjected to shut literary and phiological research.

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