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The Fringes of Belief: English Literature, Ancient Heresy, by Sarah Ellenzweig

By Sarah Ellenzweig

The Fringes of trust is the 1st literary learn of freethinking and non secular skepticism within the English Enlightenment. Ellenzweig goals to redress this scholarly lacuna, arguing literature of English freethinking has been neglected since it suddenly supported facets of institutional faith. examining works by way of John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester, Aphra Behn, Jonathan speedy, and Alexander Pope, she foregrounds a strand of the English freethinking culture that used to be suspicious of published faith but usually strongly against the open denigration of Anglican Christianity and its legislation. by means of exposing the contradictory and unstable prestige of different types like trust and doubt this booklet participates within the better argument in Enlightenment studies—as good as in present scholarship at the situation of modernity extra generally—-that faith isn't so easily left in the back of within the shift from the pre-modern to the trendy global.

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Edward the Black Prince: Power in Medieval Europe by David Green

By David Green

The Black Prince was once probably the most vital figures of the medieval interval: he claimed the key battles of the Hundred Years Wars. death ahead of his father, Edward III, he left his younger son, the longer term Richard II, to an doubtful future. regardless of his premature demise, the Black Prince performed an crucial position in English, Welsh, Spanish and French political existence within the heart years of the fourteenth century. This used to be a interval of severe political, social, fiscal and spiritual switch, witnessing the outbreak of the Hundred Years battle, the effect of repeated outbreaks of the Black dying, the striking development of parliament's value and England’s first significant heresy. the results of such occasions have been tremendous major and wide-ranging and contributed to the transition from the medieval to the early sleek international.

The Black Prince used to be correct on the centre of such transitions. His lifestyles and occupation either inspired switch and used to be consultant of its results. He serves for that reason as a vital determine in his personal correct and as an instance that may be used to light up the forces at paintings within the heart and later years of the fourteenth century. This booklet either offers a biography of the prince and perception into the medieval international at huge.

 

 

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William of Malmesbury and the Ethics of History by Sigbjorn Olsen Sonnesyn

By Sigbjorn Olsen Sonnesyn

William of Malmesbury again and again emphasises that the first function of all literary and highbrow actions is to supply ethical guide for the reader, the main recognized of his statements to this impact being present in his enormous paintings Gesta Regum Anglorum, the place he categorises heritage as a sub-discipline of ethics. regardless of this ethical emphasis, sleek reviews have selected to target different points of William's oeuvre. This ebook seeks to fill the space via an exploration of the moral paradigm or paradigms on hand to William via his huge examining, and an research of his works within the mild of the traditions of concept to which he professes his adherence. the writer units out to teach how William combines the moral structures he unearths in classical literature with Christian doctrine following the trend of the Latin Fathers, and applies those platforms in his personal theological writing. He additionally demonstrates how William's notion of ethics kinds a constitutive part of his ancient output.

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The Knight in Medieval England, 1000-1400 (Medieval Military by Peter Coss

By Peter Coss

The writer attracts on clean examine for a brand new interpretation of the particular position of the knight in England in the course of the center a long time. The knight underwent a technique of evolution from a fixed warrior of modest capability to a major member of the medieval hierarchy, with very important neighborhood administrative features as well as army duties.There was once an underlying feel of risk concerning the knight, with the monarchy, the church, and the poet all attempting to repair his position in society. The monarchy sought after every one knight to be a part of the next noble's retinue, the church desired to orient him to crusades and disciplined crusading orders, whereas the poet emphasized adherence to lofty ideals.For these attracted to the visible beauty of knighthood, the booklet is broadly illustrated with medieval seals, sculptures and manuscripts, together with over a hundred coats of hands in complete color.-- attention-grabbing account of the knight's real function in medieval society.-- rationalization of the connection of the old knight to the fictitious knight of Piers Plowman, Canterbury stories, and different literary works.

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Hastings 1066: The Fall of Saxon England (Campaign) by Christopher Gravett

By Christopher Gravett

Only a few battles of the medieval interval will be considered as decisive yet Hastings used to be one in all them. Fought on 14th October 1066 among Duke William of Normandy and Harold Godwinson, king of britain, the result irrevocably replaced the process English background. William's victory used to be mostly as a result of tactical superiority of his forces: not just did he own infantry and cavalry, but in addition an important variety of archers or crossbowmen, to whose withering hearth the English can make little answer. The eventual loss of life of King Harold caused an English cave in - the winning final result making sure William's accession to the English throne.

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Gender, Nation and Conquest in the Works of William of by Kirsten A. Fenton

By Kirsten A. Fenton

William of Malmesbury is likely one of the most crucial English historians of the 12th century -- not just a serious interval in English historical past, but additionally one who has been recognized as major when it comes to the writing of background and the development of a countrywide prior. This leading edge learn presents a gendered analyzing of Malmesbury's works with specified connection with the subjects of conquest and kingdom. It considers Malmesbury's presentation of fellows and ladies (both lay and non secular) via different types in line with attributes, corresponding to sexual behaviour and violence, instead of the extra popular `professional' or familial roles, similar to warrior and spouse. it's also excited by language and the way the themes of conquest and country are mentioned in gendered phrases. Importantly, consciousness is paid to Malmesbury's personal place as a post-conquest chronicler, writing at a time of church reform, and to the effect the alterations had upon the development of the tales he narrates.

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Unquiet Lives: Marriage and Marriage Breakdown in England, by Joanne Bailey

By Joanne Bailey

This seriously researched and legalistic paintings, even though compact, is easily definitely worth the funds for any pupil or selection of the origins of recent British, American and Commonwealth kinfolk legislations, criminal background usually, English relations lifestyles within the past due Reformation to the beginnings of the commercial Revolution, gender stories, theology, and the historical past of kid's rights. it really is first-class since it covers, in a so much accomplished type, just about all elements of married existence which attracted the involvement of people outdoors the wedding - getting married, martial problems, and eventually marital breakdown - and files the non-public emotions of married humans, compiling historic info from many trustworthy resources (particularly courtroom records). My assumptions sooner than interpreting this booklet used to be that married ladies in England by no means had powerful rights to guard themselves from family violence or desertion through their husbands, and that magistrates and judges taken care of them contemptously. Bailey indicates that this used to be now not actual; and in exposing how marriage used to be considered and handled by way of a deeply spiritual but earthy humans, the reader can achieve empathy and important wisdom of the philosophy, social constitution, legislation, expectancies, goals and personal emotions of seventeenth and 18th century English people from many walks of lifestyles, that completely clarify the diversities in their international to ours. The writing variety is attractive and intensely informative, whereas additionally being conscientiously actual. I hugely suggest this infrequent publication.

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Family Trees and the Roots of Politics: The Prosopography of by K.S.B. Keats-Rohan

By K.S.B. Keats-Rohan

In fresh many years historians became more and more conscious of the price of prosopography as an auxiliary technological know-how status on the crossroads among anthropology, family tree, demography and social heritage. it's now constructing as an autonomous study self-discipline of genuine profit to medievalists. The geographically and chronologically wide-ranging matters of the essays during this assortment, via students from the British Isles and the Continent, are united by way of a typical subject, particularly the importance of family tree and kinship ties in selecting political occasions within the heart a long time. The papers, together with a assessment of the historical past of prosopography and a few of its significant successes as a mode by way of Karl Ferdinand Werner, variety from basic issues of prosopographical and genealogical method (including dialogue of Anglo-Norman royal charters) to express analyses of person political and kinship teams (including the family tree of the counts of Anjou and a rehabilitation of the prosopographical fabric in Wace's Roman de Rou). the most geographic concentration is England and France from the 10th to the 12th centuries, yet different parts as varied as Celtic eire and the Latin Principality of Antioch additionally come lower than prosopographical scrutiny. members: DAVID E. THORNTON, ANNE WILLIAMS, C.P. LEWIS, DAVID BATES, ELISABETH VAN HOUTS, EMMA COWNIE, JUDITH eco-friendly, JOHN S. MOORE, K.S.B. KEATS-ROHAN, CHRISTIAN SETTIPANI, HUBERT GUILLOTEL, KATHLEEN THOMPSON, VERONIQUE GAZEAU, MICHEL BUR, ALAN V. MURRAY, DANIEL strength.

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Seelenfänger: Historischer Roman (John Shakespeare, Band 1) by Rory Clements

By Rory Clements

London 1587. Eine Kusine von Elizabeth I. brutal ermordet in einem ausgebrannten Haus. Üble Drohungen gegen die Königin. Ein Komplott gegen Sir Francis Drake, den Befehlshaber der englischen Flotte. Schlimmer kann es gar nicht kommen für John Shakespeare, den Ermittler der Krone, der alle Fälle lösen soll.

Seine Nachforschungen führen ihn in die Unterwelt, mitten unter Spione, Häscher, Huren und Theaterleute, darunter sein berühmter Bruder Will. Bald begreift John, dass seine Ermittlungen behindert werden. Sein Rivale, der oberste Folterknecht der Queen, schreckt dabei vor keinem Terror zurück. Dennoch entdeckt John eine Verschwörung, die bis in die höchsten Kreise reicht.

Dass er selbst und seine große Liebe das Opfer einer bösen Intrige werden sollen, ahnt er aber erst, als es beinahe zu spät ist ...

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