Download E-books Food and Foodways of Medieval Cairenes (Islamic History and Civilization) PDF

By Paulina B. Lewicka

This can be a pioneering learn which analyzes the foodstuff cultures of medieval Cairenes at the foundation of a giant corpus of old texts in Arabic. person chapters talk about what, why, and the way the population of medieval Cairo ate what they did, and within which methods nutrients formed their daily lives. Given the complicated nature of foodstuff and foodways as parts of study, the publication covers such different matters because the genesis of the culinary tradition of Egypts capital and diverse practices with regards to nutrients and consuming. This monograph additionally considers a number of suitable social, political and monetary situations in medieval Cairo, learning nutrients tradition in its broader context.

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Download E-books A History of Palestine, 634-1099 PDF

By Moshe Gil

This used to be the 1st complete historical past of Palestine from the Muslim conquest in 634 to that of the Crusaders in 1099. it's a 1992 translation and revised model of quantity I of Palestine in the course of the First Muslim interval which used to be released in Hebrew in 1983 and provides an authoritative survey of the early mediaeval Islamic and Jewish worlds. in response to a powerful array of assets together with files from the Cairo Geniza assortment, the writer examines the lives of the Jewish, Christian and Muslim groups of Palestine opposed to a historical past of the political and army occasions of the interval. particular recognition is paid to the historical past of Palestinian Jews lower than Muslim rule. an important source for college kids and experts of mediaeval Islamic and Jewish background, spiritual stories and for someone drawn to the heritage of the Holy Land.

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Download E-books The Knight and the Blast Furnace: A History of the Metallurgy of Armour in the Middle Ages & the Early Modern Period (History of Warfare, Volume 12) PDF

By Alan Williams

The go well with of armour distinguishes the ecu heart a long time & Renaissance from all different sessions and cultures. not like versatile defences, well known all over else on the earth, the inflexible, articulated, exoskeleton of a "suit of armour" used to be a extra extravagant and not more adaptable technique of own security. It required better metallurgical assets to make, yet provided much better safety opposed to on hand guns. This publication tells the tale from its invention in 14th century Lombardy, which trusted the creation of the mandatory metal, till its eventual decline within the seventeenth century, mostly end result of the improvement of one other army know-how, the gun. The metallurgy of six hundred armours has been analysed, and their possible effectiveness in conflict is classed via mechanical checks.

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Download E-books Poetry and Philosophy in the Middle Ages: A Festschrift for Peter Dronke (Mittellateinische Studien Und Texte) (Studies and Sources in Islamic Art and Architecture) PDF

A suite of essays written via students, neighbors and associates of Professor Peter Dronke, to honour him on his retirement.
The essays tackle the query of the connection among poetry and philosophy within the center a while. individuals contain Walter Berschin, Charles Burnett, Stephen Gersh, Michael Herren, Edouard Jeauneau, David Luscombe, Paul Gerhardt Schmidt, Joe Trapp, Jill Mann, Claudio Orlandi and John Marenbon.
It is a vital assortment for either philosophical and literary experts; students, graduate scholars and under-graduates in Medieval Literature and in Medieval Philosophy.

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Download E-books The Paschal Song and Hymns (Society of Biblical Literature: Writings from the Greco-Roman World, Volume 35) PDF

By Sedulius

This can be the 1st entire English translation of the poetic works of Sedulius, a Christian Latin poet of past due antiquity whose biblical epic and hymns have been greatly well known throughout the center a while and the early smooth interval. The advent areas the poet and his works into his ancient and literary contexts, by means of the Latin textual content of Sedulius s poetic works with English translation on dealing with pages. Notes on linguistic and historic concerns are designed to assist the reader with very little Latin and just some familiarity with Sedulius s classical and biblical assets. Appendices provide texts and translations of incidental similar fabrics, together with Sedulius s dedicatory letters; biographical notices, subscriptions, and laudatory poems linked to Sedulius s works within the manuscript culture; and consultant excerpts from Sedulius s personal prose paraphrase of the Paschale Carmen. the amount features a bibliography and index.

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Download E-books The Medieval Anarchy: History in an Hour PDF

By Kaye Jones

Love historical past? be aware of your stuff with historical past in an Hour.

Nicknamed ‘The Anarchy' for its exceptional degrees of chaos and sickness, the succession challenge that the demise of King Henry I in 1135 led to England's first civil war.

‘The Medieval Anarchy: historical past in an Hour’ smartly covers the entire significant evidence and occasions providing you with a transparent and easy review of the plots and violence that ensued throughout the the nineteen-year clash. ‘The Medieval Anarchy: historical past in an Hour’ is engagingly written and obtainable for all historical past lovers.

This, in an hour, is the tale of ‘The Medieval Anarchy’ throughout the personalities, context, occasions and aftermath of England's first, and infrequently forgotten, civil war.

Love your historical past? know about the realm with background in an Hour…

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Download E-books Bridges, Law and Power in Medieval England, 700-1400 PDF

By Alan Cooper

From the time of Alfred the good till past the top of the center a long time, bridges have been very important to the rulers and folks of britain, yet they have been pricey and tough to keep up. Who then was once liable for their maintenance? the reply to this query adjustments over the centuries, and how within which it adjustments finds a lot approximately legislation and gear in medieval England. the advance of legislations about the upkeep of bridges didn't stick with a simple line: criminal principles constructed by means of the Anglo-Saxons, which had made the 1st age of bridge construction attainable, have been rejected by way of the Normans, and royal attorneys of the 13th and fourteenth centuries needed to locate new suggestions to the matter. The destiny of recognized bridges, in particular London Bridge, exhibits the best way the non secular, old and entrepreneurial mind's eye used to be pressed into provider to discover suggestions; the destiny of humbler bridges indicates the urgency with which this challenge used to be debated around the state. by means of targeting this element of sensible governance and tracing it throughout the process the center a long time, a lot is proven in regards to the barriers of royal strength and the creativity of the medieval criminal brain. ALAN COOPER is Assistant Professor of historical past at Colgate collage.

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Download E-books A History of the Middle Ages, 300-1500 (2nd Edition) PDF

By John M. Riddle

This transparent and complete textual content covers the center a while from the classical period to the overdue medieval interval. distinctive historian John Riddle presents a cogent research of the rulers, wars, and events—both traditional and human—that outlined the medieval period. Taking a wide geographical standpoint, Riddle contains northern and jap Europe, Byzantine civilization, and the Islamic states. every one, he convincingly indicates, provided values and institutions—religious devotion, toleration and intolerance, legislation, methods of pondering, and altering roles of women—that presaged modernity. as well as conventional subject matters of pen, sword, and be aware, the writer explores different riding forces equivalent to technological know-how, faith, and expertise in ways in which prior textbooks haven't. He additionally examines such often-overlooked matters as medieval gender roles and drugs and seminal occasions reminiscent of the crusades from the vantage aspect of either Muslims and jap and western Christians.

In addition to a radical chronological narrative, the textual content deals humanizing positive aspects to interact scholars. each one bankruptcy opens with a theme-setting vignette in regards to the lives of normal and remarkable humans. The publication additionally introduces scholars to key controversies and topics in historiography by way of that includes in every one bankruptcy a popular medieval historian and the way his or her rules have formed modern brooding about the center a while. Richly illustrated with colour plates, this full of life, attractive publication will immerse readers within the medieval global, an period that formed the root for the fashionable global.

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Download E-books Helena of Britain in Medieval Legend PDF

St Helena, mom of Constantine the good and mythical finder of the real go, used to be appropriated within the center a while as a British saint. the increase and patience of this legend harnessed Helena's imperial and sacred prestige to painting her as a romance heroine, resource of nationwide satisfaction, and a legitimising hyperlink to imperial Rome. This examine is the 1st to check the origins, improvement, political exploitation and decline of this legend, tracing its momentum and adaptive strength from Anglo-Saxon England to the 20th century. utilizing Latin, English, and Welsh texts, in addition to church dedications and visible arts, the writer examines the confident impression of the British legend at the cult of St Helena and the explanations for its huge allure and sturdiness in either secular and non secular contexts. formerly unpublished vitae of St Helena are integrated within the quantity: a center English verse vita from the South English mythical, and a Latin prose vita via the twelfth-century hagiographer, Jocelin of Furness. ANTONINA HARBUS is a examine Fellow within the division of English, collage of Sydney.

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Download E-books A Brief History of Robin Hood PDF

By Nigel Cawthorne

The tale of Robin Hood comprises compelling narratives of crusades and outlaws and has develop into an emblem for justice in an unjust global. Robin Hood grew to become a hero over the centuries and has been immortalized in books, paintings, and flicks, in addition to a determine of admiration, stealing from the wealthy and giving to the terrible. This Brief History explores the reality at the back of the myths and the realities at the back of the photographs, and divulges an unforeseen tale that hits just about home.

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