By Ian Howard
From the conflict of Maldon in 991 through the reign of Æethelred (the Unready), England was once invaded through Scandinavian armies of accelerating dimension 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 used to be no indolent and valueless king who bribed invading Vikings to depart: his courting with the Scandinavian armies used to be extra complicated and extra fascinating than has been meant. it really is both obvious that Swein used to be greater than a marauding Viking adventurer: he used to be a worldly flesh presser who laid the rules for a very good northern empire which used to be governed by way of his descendents for a few years after his demise. New perception into this intriguing interval of English background is received via targeting the actions of Swein Forkbeard and, after his demise in 1014, the Danish warlord Thorkell the Tall, either striking warriors and political leaders of what's often referred to as 'the moment Viking Age'. Many elements resulting in the invasions and conquest are investigated via a severe research of the chronology of occasions, a proof of the industrial historical past, 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 college and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. After a profession in and trade, he has lower back to full-time examine and has produced a number of papers masking a number of features of early medieval historical past.
By Maureen Ash
New within the ?terrific?( NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING writer JAYNE ANN KRENTZ) Templar Knight secret series.
whilst a cake kills a squire, the citadel governor enlists assistance from Templar Bascot de Marins. yet as homicide spreads past the citadel partitions, he wonders whether it is in truth the paintings of a deadly grasp of toxins.
By Joseph H. Lynch, Phillip C. Adamo
The Medieval Church: a short History argues for the pervasiveness of the Church in each point of existence in medieval Europe. It indicates how the establishment of the Church tried to regulate the lives and behavior of medieval humans, for instance, via canon legislations, whereas even as being inspired by means of renowned pursuits just like the friars and heresy.
This absolutely up-to-date and illustrated moment variation bargains a brand new introductory bankruptcy on ‘the fundamentals of Christianity,’ for college kids who may be unusual with this territory. The e-book now has new fabric on a few of the key contributors in church heritage: Benedict of Nursia, Hildegard of Bingen, Bernard of Clairvaux and Francis of Assisi in addition to a extra complete learn all through of the position of girls within the medieval church.
Lynch and Adamo search to provide an explanation for the heritage of the Church as an establishment, and to discover its all-pervasive position in medieval existence. throughout the thousand years coated during this e-book, we see the individuals and leaders of the Western Church fight with questions which are nonetheless correct this day: what's the nature of God? How does a church preserve ideals from turning into diluted in a various society? What function may still the country play in faith?
The e-book is now followed through an internet site with textual, visible, and musical basic resources making it a beautiful source for college kids of medieval history.
By Frank Tallett, D. J. B. Trim
The interval 1350-1750 observed significant advancements in ecu struggle, which not just had a huge effect at the approach wars have been fought, but additionally are serious to long-standing controversies approximately country improvement, the worldwide ascendancy of the West, and the character of 'military revolutions' prior and current. besides the fact that, the army background of this era is mostly written from both medieval or early-modern, and both Western or jap eu, views. those chronological and geographical limits have produced gigantic confusion approximately how the behavior of struggle replaced. The essays during this publication supply a complete evaluation of land and sea battle throughout Europe all through this era of momentous political, non secular, technological, highbrow and army switch. Written by means of top specialists of their fields, they not just summarise present scholarship, but in addition current new findings and new principles, casting new gentle at the artwork of conflict, the increase of the nation, and ecu enlargement.
By Jennifer C. Vaught
Susan Sontag in "Illness as Metaphor and AIDS and Its Metaphors" issues to the very important connection among metaphors and physically health problems, and although her analyses offers in general with smooth literary works. This number of essays examines the massive quantity to which rhetorical figures on the topic of disease and healthiness - metaphor, simile, pun, analogy, image, personification, allegory, oxymoron, and metonymy - tell medieval and early smooth literature, faith, technological know-how, and drugs in England and its surrounding eu context. in line with the serious development over the last decade to foreground the problem of the physique and the feelings, those essays music the advance of sustained, nuanced rhetorics of physically illness and health-physical, emotional, and religious. The members to this assortment method their fascinating topics from a variety of well timed, theoretical, and interdisciplinary views, together with the philosophy of language, semiotics, and linguistics; ecology; women's and gender reviews; faith; and, the background of medication. The essays specialize in works by way of Dante, Chaucer, Spenser, Shakespeare, Donne, and Milton between others; the genres of epic, lyric, satire, drama, and the sermon; and cultural heritage artifacts akin to medieval anatomies, the mathematics of plague money owed of mortality, meteorology, and clinical courses for fit regimens.
By Madeline Pelner Cosman, Linda Gale Jones
An exciting new three-volume reference, guide to existence within the Medieval global seems on the medieval interval from the viewpoint of Christians, Jews, and Muslims who inherited and inhabited the Classical Roman Empire, which stretched from the British Isles via Continental Europe, the Mediterranean, North Africa, the center East, Asia Minor, and past. Treating jointly the historical past, tradition, economic climate, and societies of those 3 civilizations permits us to determine basically how heavily intertwined their lives have been, even now and then of extreme clash and enmity. existence within the medieval global differed markedly for Christians, Jews, and Muslims, and wonderful examples of interrelationships between those 3 cultural teams are most sensible understood through learning those variations. within the years among 500 and 1500, every one of those 3 cultures created admirable works, yet few sleek books offer sufficient details at the Christian tradition of the center a long time. Following the vintage structure of the instruction manual to lifestyles sequence, this certain set bargains a entire connection with the heritage, society, economic climate, war, technology, philosophy, faith, tradition, and way of life of the medieval international. Chapters comprise: *History *Society *Economy and alternate *Warfare and guns *Philosophy and faith *Mysticism and Magic *Medicine, technological know-how, and expertise *Art and structure *Literature *Music and Dance *Holidays and gala's *Clothing and Textiles.
The medieval global maintains to fascinate buyers and to supply fabric for pop culture. instruction manual to existence within the Medieval global seems to be on the medieval interval from the viewpoint of Christians, Jews, and Muslims who inherited and inhabited the classical Roman Empire, which stretched from the British Isles via continental Europe, the Mediterranean, North Africa, and the center East to Asia Minor and past.
By Thomas Streissguth
The "Middle a long time" all started with the autumn of the western Roman Empire within the 5th century advert and ended with the 15th-century Renaissance. in this millennium, eu society went via vital spiritual, political, social, and cultural adjustments. This one-volume reference paintings deals a finished review of the folk, occasions, and philosophies of the medieval age.
By Peter Ackroyd
Having written spell binding biographies of London and of its nice river, the Thames, Peter Ackroyd now turns to England itself. this primary quantity of six takes us from the time that England used to be first settled, greater than 15,000 years in the past, to the demise in 1509 of the 1st Tudor monarch, Henry VII. In it, Ackroyd takes us from Neolithic England, which we will basically see within the such a lot tantalising glimpses -- a stirrup present in a grave, a few seeds on the backside of a bowl -- to the lengthy interval of Roman rule; from the darkish a while whilst England used to be invaded through a ceaseless tide of Angles, Saxons and Jutes, to the dual glories of medieval England -- its nice church buildings and monasteries and its universal legislation. along with his amazing ability for evoking time and position, he tells the normal tale of king succeeding king in wealthy prose, with profound perception and a few brilliant information. The nutrition we ate, the garments we wore, the punishments we continued, even the jokes we instructed are all discovered the following, too.
By Christof Rolker
Ivo of Chartres was once the most discovered students of his time, a strong bishop and a massive determine within the so-called 'Investiture Contest'. Christof Rolker right here deals an enormous new research of Ivo, his works and the position he performed within the highbrow, non secular and political tradition of medieval Europe round 1100 advert. evaluating Ivo's vast correspondence to the modern canon legislation collections attributed to him, Dr Rolker offers a brand new interpretation in their authorship. opposite to present assumptions, he unearths that Ivo didn't collect the Panormia, displaying that its compiler labored in a quite varied psychological framework from Ivo. those findings demand a reassessment of the connection among Church reform and scholasticism and shed new mild on Ivo as either a student and bishop.
By Donald Matthew
The Cultural Atlas sequence combines highbrow intensity and visible richness because it distills and synthesizes a big quantity of knowledge. Weaving jointly geography, heritage, archaeology, anthropology, structure, the humanities, and extra, those handsomely designed, interdisciplinary volumes surround the total actual and cultural global of every civilization, evoking its special spirit and vitality.Delight the attention, tell the MindDesigned to attract either the intense scholar and the extra informal reader, the Cultural Atlas sequence is written with authority and readability. Panoramic in scope, those volumes offer an outline of areas and peoples throughout the centuries and are illustrated all through with hundreds of thousands of amazing and informative photos and drawings.Each quantity is split into 3 key sections: -- Geographical/ethnographic background-- Cultural history-- A travel of present-day regions.Covering an enormous and various interval, this quantity presents a completely constructed portrait of the center a while -- from the top of the Roman Empire to the invention of the recent international.