The Medieval Way of War: Studies in Medieval Military

Few historians have argued so forcefully or persuasively as Bernard S. Bachrach for the examine of conflict as not just valuable of scholarly recognition, yet not easy of it. In his many courses Bachrach has validated unequivocally the relevance of army associations and job for an figuring out of medieval eu societies, polities, and mentalities. In so doing, up to any student of his new release, he has helped to outline the prestige quaestionis for the sphere of medieval army heritage. The Medieval means of conflict: reviews in Medieval army historical past in Honor of Bernard S. Bachrach will pay tribute to its honoree by means of accumulating in one quantity seventeen unique stories from a world roster of prime specialists within the army historical past of medieval Europe.

Ranging chronologically from overdue Antiquity during the Later heart a long time (ca. advert 300-1500), and with a wide geographical scope stretching from the British Isles to the center East, those different experiences handle an array of severe issues and debates appropriate to the behavior of battle in medieval Europe. those topics contain the formation and implementation of army grand suggestions; the financial, fabric, and administrative assets that underpinned the behavior of battle in medieval Europe; and spiritual, criminal, and inventive responses to army violence. jointly, those seventeen reports include the interdisciplinarity and topical variety intrinsic to Bachrach’s learn. also, they strongly echo his conviction that the examine of armed clash is imperative for a correct and complete figuring out of medieval ecu historical past.

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The Memoirs Of A Prague Executioner by Josef Svátek

By Josef Svátek

A tender guy is ready to graduate from clinical tuition whilst a unexpected shift of destiny adjustments his lifestyles ceaselessly. He turns into caught within the such a lot detested career for the remainder of his existence, and he's on his technique to changing into the main recognized executioner within the historical past of Bohemia. grasp Jan reveals himself within the middle of the ancient occasions of the time. The spiritual and political turmoil of Bohemia culminates within the 1621 White Mountain conflict. Czech Protestant rebels are defeated by means of Catholic forces, and grasp Jan is to execute 27 males who're his fellow Protestants... The outdated city Executioner offers the reader a primary hand account approximately how justice was once conducted by way of the medieval legislation. whereas his memoirs supply an interesting account of the manners and values of overdue medieval society, his observations approximately human nature might come as a shock. The legislation and society have replaced because the seventeenth century, yet humans have replaced little or no.

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An Age of Transition?: Economy and Society in England in the by Christopher Dyer

By Christopher Dyer

Christopher Dyer examines the transition within the economic climate and society of britain among 1250 and 1550. utilizing new resources of proof, he demonstrates that vital structural adjustments after 1350 outfitted at the advertisement development of the 13th century. He indicates that improvement of person estate, reaction to new intake styles, and use of credits and funding, got here from the peasantry instead of the aristocracy. An Age of Transition?, an important new paintings through a best medievalist, finds how England used to be set on target to turn into the 'first commercial nation'.

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Swein Forkbeard's Invasions and the Danish Conquest of by Ian Howard

By Ian Howard

From the conflict of Maldon in 991 through the reign of Æethelred (the Unready), England was once invaded by means of Scandinavian armies of accelerating measurement and ferocity. Swein Forkbeard, king of Denmark, performed an important half in those invasions, which culminated within the domination of britain and the lengthy reign of his son, Cnut. This research of the invasions demonstrates past doubt that Æthelred was once no indolent and valueless king who bribed invading Vikings to leave: his courting with the Scandinavian armies was once extra complicated and extra attention-grabbing than has been intended. it really is both obvious that Swein used to be greater than a marauding Viking adventurer: he used to be a worldly baby-kisser who laid the principles for an excellent northern empire which used to be governed by way of his descendents for a few years after his loss of life. New perception into this interesting interval of English historical past is received through targeting the actions of Swein Forkbeard and, after his loss of life in 1014, the Danish warlord Thorkell the Tall, either notable warriors and political leaders of what's also known as 'the moment Viking Age'. Many elements resulting in the invasions and conquest are investigated via a serious research of the chronology of occasions, a proof of the commercial heritage, plotting the itineraries of the Scandinavian armies, and a clean exam of the assets, together with the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, the Encomium, and John of Worcester's Chronicle. IAN HOWARD has a PhD from Manchester collage and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. After a profession in and trade, he has again to full-time learn and has produced numerous papers protecting various elements of early medieval historical past.

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A Cosmos of Desire: The Medieval Latin Erotic Lyric in by Thomas C. Moser Jr.

By Thomas C. Moser Jr.

Thomas C. Moser, Jr. explores the attention-grabbing physique of medieval Latin erotic poetry present in English manuscripts. His research describes the highbrow and social context from which the good erotic songs of the 12th century emerged, and examines quite a few erotic poems, from institution routines to the fabulous lyrics present in Arundel 384. He additionally illuminates the impact of neoplatonic philosophy in this poetry, explicating key neoplatonic texts and utilizing that evaluation in shut readings of erotic lyrics from an analogous interval and milieu.

A Cosmos of wish will curiosity students of medieval literature in addition to experts in Latin poetry and philosophy. scholars of center English literature will locate that it fills an immense hole in our realizing of English highbrow existence among the 12th and the fourteenth century. All Latin prose and poetry is translated, a few works for the 1st time, and the e-book is generously illustrated with images of the manuscripts discussed.

Thomas C. Moser, Jr. is affiliate Professor of English on the collage of Maryland, collage Park.

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Hildegard's Healing Plants: From Her Medieval Classic by Hildegard Von Bingen

By Hildegard Von Bingen

Medieval saint, mystic, healer, and visionary-Hildegard von Bingen has made a comeback. She is now renowned in ordinary therapeutic circles, in medieval and women's stories, and between these drawn to making an investment the standard with the spiritual.

Hildegard's therapeutic vegetation is a present model and new translation of the 'Plant' portion of Physica, Hildegard's vintage paintings on wellbeing and fitness and therapeutic. Hildegard reviews on 230 vegetation and grains-most of that are nonetheless grown in domestic gardens and bought at neighborhood well-being nutrition shops. in a single of many entries on women's wellbeing and fitness, Hildegard writes, 'Also if a pregnant lady labors a lot in childbirth, allow anyone prepare dinner friendly herbs, comparable to fennel and assurum, in water with worry and nice moderation, squeeze out the water, and position them whereas they're hot round her thighs and again, tied lightly with a section of fabric, in order that her soreness and her closed womb is opened extra pleasantly and easily.'

Whether learn for the sheer delight in Hildegard's earthy, clever voice ("Let a guy who has an overabundance of lust in his loins cook dinner wild lettuce in water and pour it over himself in a sauna") or for her encyclopedic and infrequently nonetheless appropriate knowing of typical healthiness, Hildegard's therapeutic Plants is a treasure for gardeners, ordinary therapeutic fans, and Hildegard enthusiasts everywhere.

Hildegard's therapeutic Plants comprises 230 crops and grains-most of that are nonetheless grown in domestic gardens and offered at neighborhood wellbeing and fitness nutrients stores.

Bruce W. Hozeski, founding father of Hildegard experiences within the usa, is translator of Hildegard Von Bingen's Mystical Visions and teaches at Ball country college in Muncie, Indiana.

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Il nome della rosa: Nuova edizione (Narratori italiani) by Umberto Eco

By Umberto Eco

“Il libro più intelligente
– ma anche il più divertente –
di questi ultimi anni.”
Lars Gustafsson, Der Spiegel

“Il libro è così ricco
che permette tutti i livelli di lettura…
Eco, ancora bravo!”
Robert Maggiori, Libération
“Brio e ironia. Eco è andato a scuola
dai migliori modelli.”
Richard Ellmann, the hot York assessment of Books

“Precisamente il genere di libro che,
se fossi un milionario,
comanderei su misura.”

“Quando Baskerville e Adso
entrarono nella stanza murata allo scoccare
della mezzanotte e all’ultima parola del capitolo,
ho sentito, anche se è fuori moda,
un caratteristico sobbalzo al cuore.”
Nicholas Shrimpton, The Sunday Times
“È riuscito a scrivere un libro
che si legge tutto d’un fiato,
accattivante, comico, inatteso…”
Mario Fusco, Le Monde

“È un tipo di libro che ci trasforma,
che sostituisce l. a. nostra realtà con l. a. sua…
ci presenta un mondo nuovo nella tradizione
di Rabelais, Cervantes, Sterne, Melville,
Dostoevskij, lo stesso Joyce e García Márquez.”
Kenneth Atchity, l. a. Times

“Mi rallegro
e tutto il mondo delle lettere si rallegrerà con me,
che si possa diventare most sensible seller
contro i pronostici cibernetici,
e che un’opera di letteratura genuina
possa soppiantare il ciarpame…
L’alta qualità e il successo non si escludono a vicenda.”
Anthony Burgess, The Observer

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Joan of Arc: A Life Transfigured by Kathryn Harrison

By Kathryn Harrison

Each period needs to retell and reimagine the Maid of Orleans's remarkable tale in its personal means, and in Joan of Arc: A lifestyles Transfigured, the excellent novelist and memoirist Kathryn Harrison offers us a Joan for our time—a shining exemplar of unshakable religion, awesome braveness, and self-confidence in the course of a brutally rigged ecclesiastical inquisition and within the face of her dying by means of burning. Deftly weaving ancient truth, fable, folklore, creative representations, and centuries of scholarly and demanding interpretation right into a compelling narrative, she restores Joan of Arc to her rightful place as one of many maximum heroines in all of human historical past.

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