Download E-books The Last Medieval Queens: English Queenship 1445-1503 by J. L. Laynesmith (2005-08-18) PDF

By J. L. Laynesmith

The final medieval queens of britain have been Margaret of Anjou, Elizabeth Woodville, Anne Neville, and Elizabeth of York - 4 very various ladies whose lives and queenship have been ruled through the Wars of the Roses. This booklet isn't a conventional biography yet a thematic research of the ideology and perform of queenship. It examines the motivations in the back of the alternative of the 1st English-born queens, the multi-faceted rituals of coronation, childbirth, and funeral, the divided loyalties among kin and king, and the importance of a place on the middle of the English energy constitution which can in basic terms be stuffed via a lady. It sheds new mild at the queens' struggles to protect their kid's rights to the throne, and argues that ideologically and politically a queen used to be indispensable to the right kind workout of mature kingship during this interval.

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Download E-books The Worlds of Aulus Gellius PDF

This is often the 1st selection of essays in any language on Aulus Gellius. Its participants, either demonstrated and more youthful students, contain Gellian specialists looking with experts in different fields taking a look in; they mix conventional and new methods. topics diversity from the bilingual tradition during which Gellius wrote, via his stylistic decisions, his abilities in etymology and narrative, his relation to the antiquarian culture, the general expectancies of miscellany, his declare to teach his readers, the speculation of "Gellian humanism," and his perspective in the direction of intellectuals, to his reception within the heart a while, the Renaissance, and the clinical Revolution.

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Download E-books You Shall surely not Die: The Concepts of Sin and Death As Expressed in the Manuscript Art of Northwestern Europe, C.800-1200 (Library of the Written Word) (v. 1&2) PDF

Utilizing medieval miniatures to enrich written resources, this publication offers a brand new perception into how rules of demise, sin and salvation altered and constructed with a purpose to meet the desires of a altering society within the center a long time.

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Download E-books Empires of Medieval West Africa: Ghana, Mali, and Songhay (Great Empires of the Past) PDF

By David C. Conrad

Starting approximately 1200 CE, the Mali, Songhay, and Ghana empires unfold their sequential impact around the western horn of Africa, making advances in exchange, language, tradition, and economic system. encouraged seriously by means of Islam of their later sessions, those empires flourished and grew below a chain of robust leaders, together with one, Mansa Musa, whose abilities have been celebrated in ecu capitals. "Empires of Medieval West Africa, Revised variation" discusses the very important function salt and different usual assets performed within the improvement of the empires, the wealthy and various cultures, and the effect of the becoming Islamic Empire on each day existence. incorporated are a few transcriptions of the oral culture that's, in lots of circumstances, the one checklist of the deeds and achievements of those humans. Connections to lifestyles this day comprise the continued influence of Islam and tribal teams in modern day Africa and the impact of the medieval traditions on sleek song and food.

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Download E-books Medieval Literature, Style, and Culture: Essays PDF

By Charles Muscatine

"Medieval Literature, sort and tradition" brings jointly in a single quantity 14 essays by means of medievalist Charles Muscatine, writer of "Chaucer and the French culture" and "The previous French Fabliaux". during this assortment, Muscatine focuses mostly on kind, which means and tradition in Chaucer, his English contemporaries, and in French fabliaux and romance. "Medieval Literature, type and tradition" starts off with a key essay on Chaucer entitled '"The Canterbury stories" - variety of the fellow and elegance of the paintings' during which Muscatine defines one of many earliest and so much power issues of his feedback - the nexus among variety and which means. during this essay the writer makes an attempt to differentiate among the fashion so much certainly congenial to Chaucer and the fashion that Chaucer as artist makes use of to aid the which means of this actual paintings. the subsequent 3 essays be aware of the politics of Chaucer feedback. They comprise a dissident piece at the smooth reception of Chaucer's faith and "Locus of motion in Medieval Narrative", which expands the thought of literary variety to incorporate spatial shape after which applies this concept to the that means of "Piers Plowman". Muscatine's vintage paintings, "Poetry and hindrance within the Age of Chaucer", initially awarded on the college of Notre Dame on the Wards Phillips Lectures in English language and literature and released that very same yr, turns to the second one significant concentrate on this feedback: literary sort as facts for cultural background. those essays show "three varieties of relatedness among poetic artwork and a tradition in crisis". a number of items that persist with talk about the outdated French fabliaux, a box within which Muscatine extends his investigations into literature and cultural background. In "The Fabliaux, Courtly tradition and the (Re)-Invention of Vulgarity", he argues that medieval French tradition had lengthy taken unembarrassed excitement in issues that the appearance of courtliness used to be making newly obscene. the gathering concludes with implicit tributes to 2 grasp students: an essay following out C.S. Lewis's learn of medieval allegory and a evaluation article on Erich Auerbach's "Mimesis".

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Download E-books Virgil, "Aeneid" 5: Text, Translation and Commentary (Mnemosyne, Supplements) PDF

Virgil s "Aeneid" five has lengthy been one of the extra overlooked sections of the poet s epic of Augustan Rome. e-book five opens the second one circulate of the poem, the center component to the "Aeneid" that sees the Trojans poised among the previous global of Phrygia and the hot future in Italy. the current quantity fills an important hole in Virgilian reports through providing the 1st full-scale statement in any language in this key booklet within the explication of the poet s grand attention of the that means of Trojan as opposed to Roman identification. a brand new severe textual content (based on first hand exam of the manuscripts) is observed through a prose translation and specific remark. The notes supply intensive research of literary, ancient, and lexical concerns; the creation situates e-book five either within the context of the epic and the bigger culture of heroic poetry."

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By Karen Marie Moning

A Warrior Of Immortal Powers

He was once a strong Scottish warrior who lived in an international sure by way of old legislation and undying magic. yet no immortal powers may possibly organize the laird of chateau Brodie for the beautiful accursed lass who stood earlier than him. A negative trick of destiny had despatched her seven hundred years again in time and into his deepest chamber to tempt him along with her beauty—and seduce him with a hope he may by no means satisfy. For this girl he burned to own used to be also
the girl he had foresworn to spoil.

A lady stuck within the Mists Of Time

When Lisa felt the earth movement less than her toes, the fiercely self sustaining 21st-century lady by no means dreamed she used to be falling...into one other century. however the strong, bare warrior who stood obvious down at her was once in simple terms too real...and too dangerously arousing. Irresistibly good-looking he could be, yet Lisa had no purpose of ultimate during this savage land torn by means of treachery and struggle. How may she understand that her seductive captor had different plans for her...plans that will keep her from a sad destiny? Or that this guy who had some time past forsaken love might defy time itself to assert her for his own....

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Download E-books Latin Poets and Italian Gods (Robson Classical Lectures) PDF

By Elaine Fantham

Based on Elaine Fantham's 2004 Robson lectures, Latin Poets and Italian Gods reconstructs the reaction of Roman poets within the past due republic and Augustan age to the agricultural cults of critical Italy. research of Roman gods is frequently restricted to the grand equivalents of the Olympian Greek deities similar to Jupiter, Mars, and Juno. even though, real-life Italians gave loads of their affection and loyalty to humbler gods without Greek identical: neighborhood nymphs who provided therapeutic waters, the nice Tiber river and different lesser rivers, the lusty backyard god Priapus, and more.

Latin Poets and Italian Gods surveys the illustration of those previous nation gods in poets from Plautus to Statius. Fantham deals historic and epigraphic facts of worship provided to those vibrant lesser spirits and divulges the emotional significance of neighborhood Italian deities to the subtle poets of the Augustan age.

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