Early Medieval Palimpsests (Bibliologia)


Early Medieval Palimpsests (Bibliologia)
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Translating Early Medieval Poetry by Tom Birkett

Translating Early Medieval Poetry: Transformation, Reception, Interpretation by Tom Birkett , Kirsty March-Lyons
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Overview: The first decades of the twenty-first century have seen an unprecedented level of creative engagement with early medieval literature, ranging from the long-awaited publication of Tolkien’s version of Beowulf and the reworking of medieval lyrics by Ireland’s foremost poets to the adaptation of Eddic and Skaldic poetry for the screen. This collection brings together scholars and accomplished translators working with Old English, Old Norse and Medieval Irish poetry, to take stock of this extraordinary proliferation of translation activity and to suggest new ways in which to approach these three dynamic literary traditions. The essays in this collection include critical surveys of texts and traditions to the present day, assessments of the practice and impact of individual translators from Jorge Luis Borges to Seamus Heaney, and reflections on the particular challenges of translating poetic forms and vocabulary into different languages and media. Together they present a series of informed and at times provocative perspectives on what it means to -carry across- early medieval poetry in our contemporary cultural climate. Dr Tom Birkett is lecturer in Old English at University College Cork; Dr Kirsty March-Lyons is a scholar of Old English and Latin poetry and co-organiser of the Irish Research Council funded conference and translation project -Eald to New-.BR> Contributors: Tom Birkett, Elizabeth Boyle, Hannah Burrows, Gareth Lloyd Evans, Chris Jones, Carolyne Larrington, Hugh Magennis, Kirsty March-Lyons, Lahney Preston Matto, Inna Matyushina, Rory McTurk, Bernard O’Donoghue, Heather O’Donoghue, Tadhg O Siochain, Bertha Rogers, M.J. Toswell.
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The Medieval Way Of War: Studies In …

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The Medieval Sketchbook by Villard de Honnecourt

The Medieval Sketchbook of Villard de Honnecourt (Dover Fine Art, History of Art) by Villard de Honnecourt
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Overview: Little is known of Villard de Honnecourt, apart from the fact that his Sketchbook is one of the most treasured documents in art history. Active in the early part of the thirteenth century, the French artist produced remarkably accurate representations of diverse subjects that interested him: religious figures; insects, birds, dogs, and humans; architecture, including details from the cathedrals at Chartres, Rheims, and Laon; church furnishings; and mechanical devices. His technique–for the period–was fairly complex, especially when drawing the contours of draped clothing.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Cambridge Companion to Medieval Logic by Catarina Dutilh Novaes

The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Logic by Catarina Dutilh Novaes & Stephen Read
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Overview: This volume, the first dedicated and comprehensive companion to medieval logic, covers both the Latin and the Arabic traditions, and shows that they were in fact sister traditions, which both arose against the background of a Hellenistic heritage and which influenced one another over the centuries. A series of chapters by both established and younger scholars covers the whole period including early and late developments, and offers new insights into this extremely rich period in the history of logic. The volume is divided into two parts, ‘Periods and Traditions’ and ‘Themes’, allowing readers to engage with the subject from both historical and more systematic perspectives. It will be a must-read for students and scholars of medieval philosophy, the history of logic, and the history of ideas.
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Medieval Ireland: An Encyclopedia by way of Sean Duffy

Medieval Ireland: An Encyclopedia by way of Sean Duffy
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Overview: Through violent incursions by way of the Vikings and the unfold of Christianity, medieval Ireland maintained a particular Gaelic id. From the sacred website of Tara to the manuscript illuminations within the Book of Kells, Anglo-Irish family members to the Connachta dynasty, Ireland right through the center ages was once a wealthy and shiny tradition.

Medieval Ireland: An Encyclopedia brings in combination in a single authoritative useful resource the a couple of aspects of existence in Ireland prior to and after the Anglo-Norman invasion of 1169, from the 6th to 16th century. Multidisciplinary in protection, this A-Z reference paintings supplies data on ancient occasions, economics, politics, the humanities, faith, highbrow historical past, and lots of different facets of the duration.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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The Routledge History of Medieval Magic by way of Sophie Page

The Routledge History of Medieval Magic by way of Sophie Page, Catherine Rider
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Overview: The Routledge History of Medieval Magic brings in combination the paintings of students from throughout Europe and North America to offer in depth insights into fresh tendencies within the learn about of medieval magic between c.1100 and c.1500.

This e-book covers quite a lot of subjects, together with the mystical texts which circulated in medieval Europe, the attitudes of intellectuals and churchmen to magic, the tactics through which magic intersected with different sides of medieval tradition, and the early witch trials of the 15th century. In doing so, it gives the reader an in depth have a look at the affect that magic had inside of medieval society, similar to its dating to gender roles, herbal philosophy, and courtly tradition. This is furthered by way of the e-book’s interdisciplinary way, containing chapters devoted to archaeology, literature, track, and visible tradition, in addition to texts and manuscripts.

The Routledge History of Medieval Magic additionally outlines how analysis in this topic may broaden one day, highlighting under-explored topics, unpublished resources, and new approaches to the subject. It is the perfect e-book for each established students and scholars of medieval magic.
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Encyclopedia of Society and Culture within the Medieval World (4…


Encyclopedia of Society and Culture within the Medieval World (4 Volume Set)
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Encyclopedia of Society and Culture within the Medieval World (4…


Encyclopedia of Society and Culture within the Medieval World (4 Volume Set)
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Constructing Medieval Furniture: Plans And Instructions With …

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Masculinity in medieval Europe

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The Cult of St George in Medieval England by Jonathan Good

The Cult of St George in Medieval England by Jonathan Good
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Overview: Recently, St George has enjoyed a modest revival as a specifically English national symbol. But how became the patron saint of England in the first place has always been a mystery. He was not English, nor was his principal shrine there – the usual criteria for national patronage; yet his status and fame have eclipsed all others. Instead, it was Edward III’s use of the saint in his wars against the French that really established him as a patron and protector of the king. Unlike other such saints, however, George was enthusiastically adopted by other English people to signify their membership in the "community of the realm". This book traces the origins and growth of his cult, arguing that, especially after Edward’s death, George came to represent a "good" politics (in this case, the shared prosecution of a war with spoils for everyone) and could be used to rebuke subsequent kings for their poor governance. Most kings came to realize this fact, and venerated St George in order to prove their worthiness to hold their office. This political dimension of the cult never completely displaced the devotional one, but it was so strong that St George survived the Reformation as a national symbol – one that grows ever more important in the wake of devolution and the recovery of a specifically English identity. JONATHAN GOOD is Associate Professor of History at Reinhardt University, Georgia.
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The Late Medieval Balkans by John V.A. Fine

The Late Medieval Balkans: A Critical Survey from the Late Twelfth Century to the Ottoman Conquest by John V.A. Fine
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Overview: "Any further advances in scholarship on the late medieval Balkans will have to begin with this book."
—George Majeska, University of Maryland

The Late Medieval Balkans is the first comprehensive examination of the events of the late medieval Balkan history—events that were as important as they were fascinating.

The period that John Fine examines was an era of significant demographic, political, and religious change in the region. During this time, native populations were supplemented or replaced by the Bulgars and various Slavic tribes, who were to become the Bulgarians, Serbs, and Croats—ethnic identities whose historical conflicts have persisted to this day.

The Late Medieval Balkans is an important source for those who wish to expand their knowledge of this turbulent period and who wish to broaden their understanding of the region.

John V. A. Fine, Jr., is Professor of History, University of Michigan.
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