Category: Medieval

Delphin classics (v.055)

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D. one of the Celtic chieftains, Vortigern, asked two Germanic chieftains, the brothers Hengest and Horsa, to aid him in repelling the Picts. As the story turns out, the man who had raped her turned out to be her soon to be husband, and the uniting of the couple went on without a hitch (Hanawalt 196). Nicholas of Autrecourt (ca. 1300–ca. 1350) and John Buridan (ca. 1295–1361) were contemporaries at the University of Paris. The child can help by supervising and by designing where the towers and turrets should go.
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Sisters of Gore : Seven Gothic Melodramas by British Women,

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Benedicts has been declared the patron saint of Europe and the present Pope assumed his name at his elevation to the Papacy. If you don't know what an essay is by now, what are you doing in an upper division course? The Muslims conquered virtually all of the Middle East between 622 and 640, including the important cities of Jerusalem and Antioch, then swept through north Africa from 642 to 695, almost eliminating Christianity from the area. The Barbarians did not invade in a huge wave, but in different sized groups of various tribes (Franks, Teutons, Visigoths, Burgundians, Vandals, Vikings, and others).
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Two Middle English Translations of Friar Laurent's 'Somme le

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There's 1774 record of a Scottish groom using a sixpence in his shoe to ward off evil from his rival, and an 1814 (Scottish again) citation that the bride "wear a piece of silver in one of her shoes" to ward evil from disappointed suitors. Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of material on our Site must always be acknowledged. Such cases are rare because they contradict the human nature. The Digging Deeper team of scholars from Stanford and Cambridge shows how to analyze the function of manuscripts, the methods by which they are conserved, and the digital means that are transforming the field of manuscript studies.
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An Arthurian Dictionary

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For example, while there was some dedication to St. Various documents during that period mention female physicians, midwives and wet nurses. This was the beginning of a serious historical critique of Sicily's rulers of the High Middle Ages. In fact. the Church was usually heavily involved. Adobe Reader or Flash). √ Have the ability to download and save files and documents to a computer. √ Have the ability to open Microsoft files and documents (.doc, .ppt, .xls, etc.). √ Have competency in the English language.
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The Sin of Sloth: Acedia in Medieval Thought and Literature

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One of the most important, Bernard Silvestris's Cosmographia, is an allegorical account of the origins of the world, both narrative and structural. The Basochians and Enfants Sans Souci - A brief look at two bands of performers largely responsible for the development of the secular drama in medieval France. Ingalls) You will return in an hour? (trans. As the Goths and Lombards poured into northern Italy, the Slays completed the separation of East and West by occupying Dacia, the region through which land contact between Rome and Constantinople had been maintained.
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HELEN FRANKENTHALER: PAINTINGS. April - May 1991. (Catalog).

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The dynasty came to an end about the middle of the third century AD. (after AD 220). By 500 AD, Germanic tribes basically controlled all of Westen Europe. Josquin's Stabat Mater reused the tenor melody of Binchois' chanson Comme femme desconfortée. Saladin, the great Kurdish-Muslim conqueror whose victory at the Battle of Hattin in 1187 ended the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem. The following Terms and Conditions, which include our Privacy Policy, apply when you view or use the web site www.thegreatcourses.com and all websites associated with the thegreatcourses.com domain (our “Site”), whether as a guest or as a registered user.
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Saint Anselm of Canterbury and His Legacy (Durham Medieval

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Herodotus is commonly called the father of history, and his 'History' contains the first truly literary use of prose in Western literature (see Herodotus). But there was one occupation of the monks which, perhaps more than any other, helped in the preservation of Western Civilization: that of the copying of ancient manuscripts. Henry Cook of Trotteslyve (Kent) and his wife were summoned because each has turned away from the other and they do not live together.
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Coventry Leet Book (Early English Text Society Original

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It has now become clear to scientists that the Medieval Warm Period occurred during a time which had higher than average solar radiation and less volcanic activity (both resulting in warming). Arthur Waley) 20 Plop Fall the Plums (trans. They attract us with a sense of nostalgia that feels almost religious. Always ask for 6 months of free rent and negotiate from there. Calliope, the Greek Muse of epic poetry, holds a copy of Homer’s Odyssey. (Simon Vouet, Les Muses Uranie et Calliope, c. 1634) Raimbaut de Vaqueiras (pictured above) was a court poet, but canso stanza, rondeau, and triolet forms of poetry enabled other Provencal troubadours to safely relay information during the Crusades. (BNF Richelieu Manuscrits Francais 854, Bibliotheque Nationale Francaise, Paris) When Rome switched from a Republic to an Empire, its poetic forms became more constrained and its subjects bloodier and bawdier.
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Saint Bride and her Book: Birgitta of Sweden's `Revelations'

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Several characteristics of the “classical” Heian period of Japan were the introduction and sophistication of several schools of Buddhism, literature focusing on court life and the associated intrigue, and a fascination with Chinese culture and its emulation.... [tags: Medieval Japan, Heian Period] Japanese Literature - The Japanese medieval age consists of the Kamakura and Muromachi periods (from approximately 1185 to 1600).
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The Arthurian Reader: Selections from Arthurian Legend,

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This two-year Nordic Master’s Programme offers an interdisciplinary approach to Viking and Medieval Scandinavia by drawing on expertise in the fields of Norse literature (including the eddas and sagas), linguistics, history, textual criticism, palaeography, runology, folklore, religion, art and archeology at four different Nordic universities and associated research institutes. Josquin's career paralleled Dufay's, beginning in the north, and leading to prestigious appointments in Italy, including at the Vatican.
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