Medieval England

The Idea Of The Castle In Medieval England

The Idea Of The Castle In Medieval England

A new way of looking at the medieval castle - as a cultural reflection of the society that produced it, seen through art and literature.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Abigail Wheatley
Publisher : Boydell & Brewer
Release : 2004
Total Pages : 174 Pages
ISBN : 9781903153147


The Matter Of Araby In Medieval England

The Matter Of Araby In Medieval England

To understand the significance of Arabic material in medieval literature, we must recognize the concrete reality of Islam in the medieval European experience. Intimate contacts beginning with the Crusades yielded considerable knowledge about "Araby" beyond the merely stereotypical and propagandistic. Arabian culture was manifest in scientific and philosophical investigations; and the Arab presence pervaded medieval romance, where caricatures of Saracens were not merely a catering to popular taste but were a way of coping emotionally with a real threat. In England as well as in continental Europe, Islam figured in the best intellectual efforts of the age. Dorothee Metlitzki considers "Scientific and Philosophical Learning" in Part One of this book and discusses the transmission of Arabian culture, by way of the Crusades, and through the courts of Sicily and Spain. She sees the work of Latin translators from the Arabic in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries as the background of a medieval heritage of learning that expressed itself in the subject matter, theme, and imagery not only of a scholar-poet like Chaucer but also of the poets of popular romance. In Part Two, "The Literary Heritage," Metlitzki deals with Arabian source books, with Araby in history and romance, and with Mandeville's Travels. She concludes with a general assessment of the cultural force of Araby in England during the middle Ages.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author : Dorothee Metlitzki
Publisher : Yale University Press
Release : 2005-07-01
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 0300114109


The Lost Literature Of Medieval England

The Lost Literature Of Medieval England

Originally published in 1952 The Lost Literature of Medieval England provides an account of lost masterpieces of medieval English literature. The book examines the evidence for their existence and pieces together a fuller understanding of the literary traditions of the period. In more specific detail, the book looks at the concept of Christian epics and religious and didactic literature, as well as the drama and the lyrical poetry of the period.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author : R. M. Wilson
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2019-07-12
Total Pages : 274 Pages
ISBN : 9780429515705


Maps And Monsters In Medieval England

Maps And Monsters In Medieval England

First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Genre : History
Author : Asa Simon Mittman
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release : 2006
Total Pages : 264 Pages
ISBN : 9780415976138


The Time Traveler S Guide To Medieval England

The Time Traveler S Guide To Medieval England

The past is a foreign country. This is your guidebook. A time machine has just transported you back to the fourteenth century. What do you see? How do you dress? How do you earn a living and how much are you paid? What sort of food will you be offered by a peasant or a monk or a lord? And more important, where will you stay? The Time Traveler's Guide to Medieval England is not your typical look at a historical period. This radical new approach shows us that the past is not just something to be studied; it is also something to be lived. All facets of everyday life in this fascinating period are revealed, from the horrors of the plague and war to the ridiculous excesses of roasted larks and medieval haute couture. Through the use of daily chronicles, letters, household accounts, and poems of the day, Morti-mer transports you back in time, providing answers to questions typically ignored by traditional historians. You will learn how to greet people on the street, what to use as toilet paper, why a physician might want to taste your blood, and how to know whether you are coming down with leprosy. From the first step on the road to the medieval city of Exeter, through meals of roast beaver and puffin, Mortimer re-creates this strange and complex period of history. Here, the lives of serf, merchant, and aristocrat are illuminated with re-markable detail in this engaging literary journey. The result is the most astonishing social history book you're ever likely to read: revolutionary in its concept, informative and entertaining in its detail, and startling for its portrayal of humanity in an age of violence, exuberance, and fear.

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Genre : History
Author : Ian Mortimer
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2009-12-29
Total Pages : 352 Pages
ISBN : 1439149143


The St Albans Psalter

The St Albans Psalter

"The St. Albans Psalter: Painting and Prayer in Medieval England is published on the occasion of the exhibition Canterbury and St. Albans: Treasures from Church and Cloister on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, Los Angeles, from September 20, 2013, to February 2, 2014."--ECIP galley.

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Genre : Art
Author : Kristen M. Collins
Publisher : Getty Publications
Release : 2013
Total Pages : 104 Pages
ISBN : 9781606061459


Shaping The Archive In Late Medieval England

Shaping The Archive In Late Medieval England

Sarah Elliott Novacich explores the ways in which the plots of sacred history were preserved and repurposed in Medieval English literature.

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Genre : History
Author : Sarah Elliott Novacich
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2017-03-10
Total Pages : 214 Pages
ISBN : 9781107177055


The Ties That Bound

The Ties That Bound

Uses wills, coroners' rolls, and archaeological research to describe the homes, furnishings, clothing, food, kinship bonds, home economy, and stages of life of thirteenth-and fourteenth-century families

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Genre : Science
Author : Barbara A. Hanawalt
Publisher : New York : Oxford University Press
Release : 1986
Total Pages : 346 Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015046856897


The Royal Forests Of Medieval England

The Royal Forests Of Medieval England

The distinction between the forest and the trees is fundamental to this study, for the royal forest of medieval England was a complex institution with legal, political, economic, and social significance. To protect the "beasts of the forest" and their habitat, initially for the king's hunting and later for economic exploitation, an elaborate organization of officials and courts administered a system of "forest law" that was unique to medieval England. The subject can first be studied in detail in the records and chronicles of the Angevin kings, which reflect the restless activity of Henry II and his growing corps of officials that led to the expansion of the area designated as royal forest. At its height in the thirteenth century, an estimated one-fourth of the land area of England and its riches came under the special jurisdiction of forest law. Barons whose holdings lay within the royal forest were restricted in their use of the land, and the activity of all who lived or traveled in the forest was circumscribed. Until the institution of new taxes overshadowed the economic importance of the forest and the king divested himself of large areas of forest in 1327, the extent of the royal forest, with its special jurisdiction, was often a source of conflict between king and barons and was a major political issue in the Magna Carta crisis of 1215. This is the first general history of the royal forest system from its beginning with the Norman Conquest to its decline in the later Middle Ages. The author pays special attention to the development of forest law alongside common law, and the interrelationship between the two types of law, courts, and justices. The preservation of extensive unpublished records of the forest courts in the Public Record Office makes possible this intensive study of the legal and administrative aspects of the royal forest; chronicles and the records of the Exchequer, among other sources, shed light on the political and economic importance of the royal forests in medieval England. The author's ultimate objective is to show the influence of the royal forest upon the daily lives of contemporaries—both the barons who held land and the peasants who tilled land within the royal forests.

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Genre : History
Author : Charles R. Young
Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
Release : 2015-10-28
Total Pages : 224 Pages
ISBN : 9781512809183


Medieval England

Medieval England

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Genre : Economic history
Author : Edward Miller
Publisher :
Release : 2013
Total Pages : 302 Pages
ISBN : OCLC:1204502609