Download E-books The Medieval Hero on Screen: Representations from Beowulf to Buffy PDF

By Martha W. Driver, Sid Ray

Few figures have captured Hollywood's and the public's mind's eye as thoroughly as have medieval heroes. forged as chivalric knight, warrior princess, "alpha male in tights," or an amalgamation, and as more likely to look in Hong Kong motion flicks and spaghetti westerns as movies set within the heart a long time, the medieval hero on movie serves many reasons.

This choice of essays concerning the medieval hero on display, contributed via students from a number of disciplines, attracts upon quite a lot of video clips and medieval texts. The essays are grouped into 5 sections, each one with an creation via the editors: an exploration of historical authenticity; heroic youngsters and the teachings they impart to younger audience; medieval lady heroes; where of the hero's weapon in popular culture; and instructing the medieval motion picture within the school room. Thirty-two movie stills illustrate the paintings, and every essay contains notes, a filmography, and a bibliography. there's a foreword through Jonathan Rosenbaum, and an index is included.

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Download E-books Medieval Violence: Physical Brutality in Northern France, 1270-1330 (Oxford Historical Monographs) PDF

By Hannah Skoda

Medieval Violence presents a close research of the perform of medieval brutality, concentrating on a thriving quarter of northern France within the overdue 13th and early fourteenth centuries. It examines how violence used to be conceptualised during this interval, and makes use of this framework to enquire highway violence, tavern brawls, city rebellions, pupil misbehaviour, and household violence. The interactions among those a variety of types of violence are tested in an effort to reveal the advanced and communicative nature of medieval brutality. what's usually disregarded as dysfunctional behaviour is proven to were hugely strategic and socially essential. Violence was once a functionality, established upon the areas during which it happened. certainly, brutality used to be contingent upon social and cultural constructions. even as, the typical stereotype of the thoughtlessly brutal heart a while is challenged, as attitudes in the direction of violence are printed to were advanced, stricken, and ambivalent. no matter if violence might functionality successfully as a sort of verbal exchange that could order and harmonise society, or no matter if it unavoidably degenerated into chaotic disease the place which means was once multivalent and incomprehensible, remained an issue of ongoing debate in a number of contexts. utilizing quite a few resource fabric, together with criminal files, well known literature, and sermons, Hannah Skoda explores stories of, and attitudes in the direction of, violence, and highlights profound modern ambiguity bearing on its nature and legitimacy.

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Download E-books Templarios, griales, vírgenes negras y otros enigmas de la Historia PDF

By Juan Eslava Galán

Los misterios medievales están de moda: templarios, Atlántida, cátaros, vírgenes negras, Santos Griales, Tablas Redondas, Mesas de Salomón, Rennes-le-Château… ¿qué hay en ellos de verdad y de mentira? Este libro lo explica y desvela otros misterios históricos: ¿Por qué los vikingos remontaron con sus naves el Guadalquivir y el Ebro? ¿Es cierto que los moros invadieron España como venganza por l. a. violación de una muchacha? ¿Por colección qué se sospecha que los palacios de Creta eran, en realidad, tumbas? ¿Por qué contrató Felipe II a un equipo de alquimistas? ¿Quién fue el misterioso marino que le confió a Colón el pasillo de los alisios que lo llevaría a América? ¿Quién perpetra esos fraudes arqueológicos que ni los mejores museos detectan? …

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Download E-books Le Morte D'Arthur: Volume 1 (The Penguin English Library) PDF

By Thomas Malory

Sir Thomas Malory's richly evocative and spell binding model of the Arthurian legend

Recounting Arthur's beginning, his ascendancy to the throne after claiming Excalibur, his ill-fated marriage to Guenever, the treachery of Morgan le Fay and the exploits of the Knights of the around desk, it magically weaves jointly experience, conflict, love and attraction. Le Morte D'Arthur looks again to an idealized Medieval global and is filled with wistful, elegiac remorse for a vanished age of chivalry. Edited and released via William Caxton in 1485, Malory's prose romance drew on French and English verse assets to provide an epic harmony to the Arthur fantasy, and continues to be the main superb re-telling of the tale in English.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the prime writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the easiest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts better by means of introductions and notes by means of distinctive students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by means of award-winning translators.

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Download E-books Medieval Art: A Topical Dictionary PDF

Designed as a quick-reference resource to the subjects, symbols, issues, and tales most often present in early Christian, western medieval, and Byzantine artwork, this paintings describes issues that come with names and narratives drawn from the Bible and apocrypha, the lives of saints, and various different textual assets. Authors whose works have been often illustrated or who have been influential at the visible arts are taken care of, as are chosen paintings ancient phrases and occasions of importance for the humanities. Cross-references alert readers to trade titles and comparable themes, and the vast majority of entries cite a pictorial instance. those are keyed to plain texts for simple viewing entry. The dictionary starts with Aaron and ends with Zoomorphic Decoration.

This dictionary makes a speciality of the medieval interval and the specific ways that the themes and emblems referenced within the paintings developed and built through the center a while, leading to a distinct review of the evolution, improvement, recognition, and modifications that happened in medieval inventive iconography. The advent offers chronological, thematic, and bibliographic surveys to complement the five hundred person entries; the bibliography directs the readers to extra particular reports. The paintings additionally comprises names and subject matters now not regularly present in paintings reference resources, for instance, authors whose works have been usually illustrated, or who have been influential at the visible arts, and old occasions of importance for the arts.

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Download E-books Godric: A Novel PDF

By Frederick Buechner

Frederick Buechner's Godric "retells the lifetime of Godric of Finchale, a twelfth-century English holy guy whose initiatives past due in lifestyles integrated that of purifying his ethical ambition of pride...Sin, religious craving, rebirth, fierce asceticism--these hagiographic staples are usually not effortless to revitalize yet Frederick Buechner is going on the job with clever depth and an exceptional readiness to invent what heritage does not offer. He contrives a method of speech for his narrator--Godric himself--that's brisk and tough-sinewed...He avoids metaphysical mess around, embedding his narrative in household reality--familiar affection, duties, disasters...All on his personal, Mr. Buechner has controlled to reinvent tasks of self-purification and of religion as piquant topic for modern fiction [in a e-book] impressive for literary finish...Frederick Buechner is an exceptional author indeed." -- Benjamin DeMott, The manhattan occasions ebook Review

"From the book's commencing sentence...and good reader could be stuck in Godric's grip...Godric glimmers brightly." -- Peter S. Prescott, Newsweek

"Godric is a memorable book...a terrific gem of a book...destined to develop into a vintage of its kind." -- Michael Heskett, Houston Chronicle

"In the intense determine of Godric, either obdurate outsider and real baby of God, either worldly and unworldly, Frederick Buechner has came upon a great technique of exploring the character of spirituality. Godric is a residing battleground the place God fights it out with the realm, the Flesh, and the Devil." -- London occasions Literary Supplement

"Wityh a poet's sensibly and a excessive reverent fancy, Frederick Buechner paints a memorable portrait." -- Edmund Fuller, The Wall highway Journal

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Download E-books The Logic of Political Conflict in Medieval Cities: Italy and the Southern Low Countries, 1370-1440 (Oxford Historical Monographs) PDF

By Patrick Lantschner

This quantity lines the good judgment of city political clash in overdue medieval Europe's such a lot seriously urbanized areas, Italy and the Southern Low international locations. The fourteenth and 15th centuries are usually linked to the expanding consolidation of states, yet even as additionally they observed excessive degrees of political clash and riot in towns that themselves have been an enduring historical past of this era. In usually greatly other ways, clash constituted a very important a part of political lifestyles within the six towns studied for this e-book: Bologna, Florence, and Verona, in addition to Liege, Lille, and Tournai. The common sense of Political clash in Medieval Cities argues that such conflicts, instead of subverting usual political existence, have been crucial positive aspects of the political platforms that constructed in towns. Conflicts have been embedded in a polycentric political order characterised by means of a number of political devices and bases of association, starting from guilds to exterior agencies.

In this multi-faceted and transferring context, overdue medieval urban dwellers built specific ideas of legitimating clash, diversified modes of behaviour, and diverse kinds of organization in which clash can be addressed. whilst, diverse configurations of those political devices gave upward thrust to specific platforms of clash which different from urban to urban. throughout some of these towns, clash gave upward push to a unique kind of political organization-and represents the nodal aspect round which this political and social background of towns is written.

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