Prison Narratives From Boethius To Zana

Author: P. Phillips
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137428686
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Prison Narratives From Boethius To Zana from the Author: P. Phillips. Prison Narratives from Boethius to Zana critically examines selected works of writers, from the sixth century to the twenty-first century, who were imprisoned for their beliefs. Chapters explore figures' lives, provide close analyses of their works, and offer contextualization of their prison writings.

Vengeance In The Middle Ages

Author: Asst Prof Susanna A Throop
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409480631
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Vengeance In The Middle Ages from the Author: Asst Prof Susanna A Throop. This volume aims to balance the traditional literature available on medieval feuding with an exploration of other aspects of vengeance and culture in the Middle Ages. A diverse assortment of interdisciplinary essays from scholars in Europe and North America contest or enlarge traditional approaches to and interpretations of vengeance in the Middle Ages. Each essay attempts to clarify the multifaceted experience of vengeance within a specific medieval context—a particular region, a particular text, a particular social movement. By asking what relationship a distinct factor like authorship or religion has with the concept of vengeance, each author points towards the breadth of meanings of medieval vengeance, and to the heart of the deeper and broader questions that spur scholarly interest in the subject. Geographically, the essays in the volume highlight Western Europe (particularly the Anglo-Norman world), Scotland, Ireland, Spain, and Portugal. Thematically, the essays are concerned with heroic cultures of vengeance, vengeance as a legal and political tool, Christian justification and expression of vengeance, literature and the distinction between discourse and reality, and the emotions of vengeance. Methodologically, these interdisciplinary studies incorporate tools borrowed from anthropology, the study of emotion, and modern social and literary theories. This volume is aimed at professional scholars and graduate students within the broad field of medieval studies, including the subfields of history, literature, and religious studies, and is intended to inspire further research on medieval vengeance. However, this collection will also prove interesting to non-medievalists interested in the history of emotion, the justification of human conflict, and the concept of feud and its applicability to specific historical periods.

Logic And The Art Of Memory

Author: Paolo Rossi
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1847144616
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Logic And The Art Of Memory from the Author: Paolo Rossi. A brilliant translation of this classic account of the art of memory and the logic of linkage and combination, the two traditions deriving from the Classical world and the late medieval period, and becoming intertwined in the 16th Century. From this intertwining emerged a new tradition, a grandiose project for an 'alphabet of the world' or 'Clavis Universalis'. Translated with an Introduction by Stephen Clucas.

Mad Men And Working Women

Author: Erika Engstrom
ISBN: 9781433133305
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Mad Men And Working Women from the Author: Erika Engstrom. Now available in paperback, and with a revised conclusion to reflect the end of the program, this book offers interpretive and contextual tools to read the AMC television series "Mad Men," providing a much-needed historical explanation and exposition regarding the status of women in an era that has been painted as pre- or non-feminist. In chapters aimed at helping readers understand women's lives in the 1960s, "Mad Men" is used as a springboard to explore and discover alternative ways of seeing women. Offering more than a discussion of the show itself, the book offers historical insight for thinking about serious issues that modern working women continue to face today: balancing their work and personal lives, competing with other women, and controlling their own bodies and reproductive choices. Rather than critiquing the show for portraying women as victims, the book shows subtle (and sometimes not-so-subtle) ways that feminism functioned in an era when women were supposedly caught between the waves of the women's movement but when, the authors argue, they functioned nonetheless as empowered individuals. By doing so, it provides historical context and analysis that complicates traditional interpretations by (1) exploring historical constructions of women's work; (2) unpacking feminist and non-feminist discourses surrounding that work; (3) identifying modes of resistance; and (4) revisiting forgotten work coded as feminine.

A History Of Classical Scholarship

Author: John Edwin Sandys
Publisher: CUP Archive
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A History Of Classical Scholarship from the Author: John Edwin Sandys. Embracing the history of all classical literary scholarship - 'the study of the language, literature, and art of Greece and Rome, and of all that they teach us as to the nature and history of man' - from the sixth century BC to the start of the twentieth century, Sandys's account is the sole attempt there has been to give a full detailed history that covers much of the western world. Sandys gathers a phenomenal range of scholarship, including Latin, French, German, Dutch and Italian sources, often from personally consulting the manuscripts and early works of classical scholars. From these he constructs his "History into 12 different ages and localities, spanning an amazing twenty-five centuries. Each period begins with a chronological table of the scholars of each period, giving their dates of birth and death, followed by a survey of the lives and works of all the leading scholars. Sandys gives an insight into the political history of each period, and always traces the influence on the arts and letters of the modern world. As well as being an astonishing work of erudition, Sandys's "History is an eminently readable account, accessible to a wide readership. It remains unsurpassed since first publication and belongs in all library collections. --includes studies of Italy, Greece, France, Scandinavia, Russia, Holland, Belgium, Germany, USA and UK --84 illustrations, including nearly 60 portraits --bibliography of source materials, comprehensive index and Greek index --appeals not just to students of the classics but all those interested in the history of humanism

The History Of Alexander

Author: Quintus Curtius Rufus
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141914343
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The History Of Alexander from the Author: Quintus Curtius Rufus. Alexander the Great (356-323 BC), who led the Macedonian army to victory in Egypt, Syria, Persia and India, was perhaps the most successful conqueror the world has ever seen. Yet although no other individual has attracted so much speculation across the centuries, Alexander himself remains an enigma. Curtius' History offers a great deal of information unobtainable from other sources of the time. A compelling narrative of a turbulent era, the work recounts events on a heroic scale, detailing court intrigue, stirring speeches and brutal battles - among them, those of Macedonia's great war with Persia, which was to culminate in Alexander's final triumph over King Darius and the defeat of an ancient and mighty empire. It also provides by far the most plausible and haunting portrait of Alexander we possess: a brilliantly realized image of a man ruined by constant good fortune in his youth.

Charitable Hatred

Author: Alexandra Walsham
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719052392
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Charitable Hatred from the Author: Alexandra Walsham. Charitable Hatred offers a challenging new perspective on religious tolerance and intolerance in early modern England. Setting aside traditional models charting a linear progress from persecution to toleration, it emphasizes instead the complex interplay between these two impulses in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

A Companion To Boethius In The Middle Ages

Author: Noel Harold Kaylor
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 900418354X
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A Companion To Boethius In The Middle Ages from the Author: Noel Harold Kaylor. The articles in this volume focus upon Boethius's extant works: his De arithmetica and a fragmentary De musica, his translations and commentaries on logic, his five theological texts, and, of course, his Consolation of Philosophy. They examine the effects that Boethian thought has exercised upon the learning of later generations of scholars.

The Cambridge Companion To Boethius

Author: John Marenbon
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521872669
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The Cambridge Companion To Boethius from the Author: John Marenbon. Covers all the important aspects of Boethius's thought and his influence on poets as well as philosophers and theologians.