Category: Medieval

Introducing Volcanology: A Guide to Hot Rocks (Introducing

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Sorry, this feature is not available yet. We are working on adding it in the future. It begins in the sixth century when a retired Roman senator by the name of Cassiodorus established a monastery at Vivarium in southern Italy and endowed it with a fine library wherein the copying of manuscripts took center stage. In these cities, a new era was born: the Renaissance. Liturgically, it was the official language of the Roman Catholic Church, and was also the language of scholarship and science.
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Rise of Romance

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The book The Kindness of Strangers, written by Katrina Kittle, and the movie King Kong, directed by Peter Jackson, are two examples that portray many known characteristics of the times of King Arthur, such as honor, chivalry, loyalty, and bravery. By far the most influential theologian of antiquity was Saint Augustine. In the 480's the Hephthalite king Toramana broke through the Gupta defenses in the northwest, and much of the empire was overrun by the Hunas by 500. Types of Medieval Entertainment and were as follows: Feasts - A large, elaborately prepared meal, usually for many persons and often accompanied by court entertainment.
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Studies in the Age of Chaucer, Volume 37 (ND Studies Age

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Patriotism and history are all rolled into one on this fine collectible. Juliet Marillier, The Caller (2014), historical fantasy set in an alternative medieval Scotland, about a girl with a magical ability who is working with a group planning a rebellion against an evil king; #3 in the Shadowfell series. An abbot could be a landless noble, who used the church as a means of social advancement. For example, the ancient Egyptians apparently felt no need to write down their recipes, yet we find instructive traces of their cooking methods in tombs dating from as early as the fourth millennium." ---Food: A Culinary History, Jean-Louis Flandrin & Massimo Montanari [Columbia University Press:New York] 1999 (p. 16-17) "Babylonian cookery by which is meant that of the Mesopotamians in what is called the Old Babylonian period, has been the subject of recent resarch, based on a study of three tablets of ancient cuneiform text.
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The portable Medieval Reader, edited, and with an

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However, this time period played a great roll in history because it laid the foundation for Europe's future development. You will be asked to identify some excerpts from your reading. As an ethical standard in medieval times, it certainly had its failings. And, a better subtitle would be "And it was a good thing". It was probably copied from a Canterbury manuscript to replace a manuscript lost in a fire in Peterborough’s library in 1116. The Rashtrakutas had declined, but a resurgent branch of the Chalukya family (the later Chalukyas) became an imortant regionalpower in the western Deccan.
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Books and their makers during the middle ages; a study of

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View our courses and see what our students and lecturers have to say about the courses you are interested in at the links below. To be blunt, most medieval maps have next to nothing to do with representing geography. Discover why few routes to understanding this structure are as pleasurable as that offered by the literary genre of Estates Satire, exemplified here in Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales. x In this fascinating glimpse of popular religious expression in the Middle Ages, you explore typical pilgrim motivations, the journeys they took, and the different processes by which the saints so often at the emotional heart of those journeys were enshrined. x Follow the development of knighthood, from its beginnings as the lowest rank of nobility to its evolution as a hereditary title replete with a complex system of rituals, identity practices, public displays, and idealized imagery. x Grasp what it took to build a Gothic cathedral, a massive undertaking requiring not only several decades, hundreds of laborers, teams of master craftsmen, and the best architectural minds, but also an acceptance by those who began a project that they would never live to see it completed. x In this first of two lectures on the Crusades, learn what brought so many to a venture that was part holy war and part pilgrimage.
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Heroes and Heroines in Medieval English Literature: A

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These handsomely illustrated works were mainly cherished for their artistic beauty, rather than their devotional use. Roman Catholic and Protestant beliefs differed sharply on questions about the sacramentally of marriage, clerical celibacy, divorce and remarriage, and ultimately about the aims and purposes of human sexuality itself. Amongst these men was the immortal Kalidasa whose works dwarfed the works of many other literary geniuses, not only in his own age but in the ages to come.
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Of Arthour and of Merlin (Early English Text Society No.

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Ibn al-Nafi, an Arab physician born in Damascus in 1213, is thought to be the first person ever to describe the pulmonary circulation of blood. Professor Armstrong also draws on a wide range of resources to bring this period back to life, including Enjoy a preview of the developments and innovations that made the medieval period far more exciting than was once thought, including the rise of the university system, manuscript production, and the construction of majestic cathedrals, as well as evidence suggesting that medieval and modern people are more alike than different. x Learn how the heritage and ideals of the Roman Empire shaped the early Middle Ages, how Christianity evolved to its position of power within the Roman Empire, and how Germanic peoples from outside the empire "Germanized" both Rome and religion. x Travel back to the 4th-century moment when Christianity became the dominant religion of the Roman Empire to explore how the religion changed after Roman rule ended, focusing in particular on the conversion of various communities beyond the borders of the empire, in the region the Romans called "Germania." x The societies that developed out of the Roman Empire were really "hybrids" of Roman, Christian, and Germanic elements.
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Religious Pieces in Prose and Verse from Robert Thornton's

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Theology is not a science since we have no direct knowledge of God. And I know that (4) (a) either it always did exist and always will, or (b) it started to exist and will never stop, or (c) it did not start in time but will have an end, or (d) it started and will not last forever…These truths are [logical] disjunctions, and no one can confuse a likeness of something false with them. (Contra Academicos 3.10.23) In short, Augustine challenges the skeptic to convince him that such exhaustive, disjunctive propositions can be confused with, or have a likeness of, what is false.
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Eleven Old English Rogationtide Homilies (Kings College

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While Metochites was a thinker and poet, Planudes was chiefly an imitator and compiler. The medieval era is generally defined as the period of European history from the fall of Rome (5th century) to the Renaissance (15th century). He devoted much of his energy to the betterment of the people. It is up to us to engage with that legacy until the day that is so truly beyond the pale of understanding, so alien, that it becomes impossible to act and illegible to read.
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The history of early English literature: Being the history

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The Mishna, compiled around 200 CE, is the primary rabbinic codification of laws as derived from the Torah. Not only were these the available fabrics, but sumptuary laws were passed restricting what different social classes could wear. Saint George’s adventure overcoming the ruthless dragon is accentuated with incredibly detailed and expressive illustrations. Then they start over with Ancients again. Even if it were true that I am mistaken about nearly everything that I suppose to be true, he argued, one inescapable truth will remain: "Si fallor, sum" ("If I am mistaken, I exist"). [This doctrine is an interesting anticipation of Descartes 's later attempt to establish knowledge on the phrase "Cogito ergo sum" .] Upon this foundation, Augustine believed it possible to employ human faculties of sense and reason effectively in the pursuit of substantive knowledge of the world.
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