Medieval England

The Oxford Illustrated History Of Medieval England

The Oxford Illustrated History Of Medieval England

An introduction to medieval England surveying the years from the departure of the Roman legions to the Battle of Bosworth covers England's social, cultural, political, and religious life during the Middle Ages.

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Genre : Art
Author : Nigel Saul
Publisher : Oxford Illustrated Histories
Release : 2000
Total Pages : 308 Pages
ISBN : 0192893246


Medieval England

Medieval England

By drawing equally on the work of historians and archaeologists, Colin Platt puts forward a view of English medieval society in which there is much that is new and unexpected. Medieval England brings together a wide range of themes, from castle and palace to peasant hovel, from the great cathedrals and monasteries to the parish churches and `alien' cells. The book is fully illustrated, the pictures being an integral part of the text.For this re-issue Professor Platt has written a new preface which updates the work with a survay of archaeological and historical developments in the last decade.

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Genre : History
Author : Colin Platt
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2003-09-02
Total Pages : 312 Pages
ISBN : 9781134794539


Chaucer S People

Chaucer S People

'A holiday in the complex, joyful, indelicate medieval world' John Higgs, author of Watling Street Chaucer's People is an absorbing and revealing guide to the Middle Ages, populated with Chaucer's pilgrims from The Canterbury Tales. These are lives spent at the pedal of a loom, maintaining the ledgers of an estate or navigating the high seas. Drawing on contemporary experiences of a vast range of subjects including trade, religion, toe-curling remedies and hair-raising recipes, bestselling historian Liza Picard recreates the medieval world in glorious detail.

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Genre : History
Author : Liza Picard
Publisher : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Release : 2017-10-05
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9780297609049


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


Medieval England 1042 1228

Medieval England 1042 1228

The only A Level book on the market covering medieval History

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Genre : Great Britain
Author : Toby Purser
Publisher : Heinemann
Release : 2004
Total Pages : 235 Pages
ISBN : 0435327607


Everyday Life In Medieval England

Everyday Life In Medieval England

Everyday Life in Medieval England captures the day-to-day experience of people in the middle ages - the houses and settlements in which they lived, the food they ate, their getting and spending - and their social relationships. The picture that emerges is of great variety, of constant change, of movement and of enterprise. Many people were downtrodden and miserably poor, but they struggled against their circumstances, resisting oppressive authorities, to build their own way of life and to improve their material conditions. The ordinary men and women of the middle ages appear throughout. Everyday life in Medieval England is an outstanding contribution to both national and local history.

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Genre : History
Author : Christopher Dyer
Publisher : A&C Black
Release : 2001-01-01
Total Pages : 352 Pages
ISBN : 9780826419828


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


Necessary Conjunctions

Necessary Conjunctions

Necessary Conjunctions is an original study of how regular medieval people created their public social identities. Focusing especially on the world of English townspeople in the later Middle Ages, the book explores the social self, the public face of the individual. It gives special attention to how prevalent norms of honor, fidelity and hierarchy guided and were manipulated by medieval citizens. With variable success, medieval men and women defined themselves and each other by the clothes they work, the goods they cherished, as well as by their alliances and enemies, their sharp tongues and petty violence. Employing a highly interdisciplinary methodology and an original theory makes it possible to see how personal agency and identity developed within the framework of later medieval power structures.

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Genre : History
Author : David Gary Shaw
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Release : 2005-03-02
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 1403966893


Pastoral Care In Medieval England

Pastoral Care In Medieval England

Pastoral Care, the religious mission of the Church to minister to the laity and care for their spiritual welfare, has been a subject of growing interest in medieval studies. This volume breaks new ground with its broad chronological scope (from the early eleventh to the late fifteenth centuries), and its interdisciplinary breadth. New and established scholars from a range of disciplines, including history, literary studies, art history and musicology, bring their specialist perspectives to bear on textual and visual source materials. The varied contributions include discussions of politics, ecclesiology, book history, theology and patronage, forming a series of conversations that reveal both continuities and divergences across time and media, and exemplify the enriching effects of interdisciplinary work upon our understanding of this important topic.

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Genre : History
Author : Peter Clarke
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2019-08-06
Total Pages : 224 Pages
ISBN : 9781317083405


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