Byzantium and The Crusades (2nd Edition) (Crusader Worlds) by Jonathan Harris

By Jonathan Harris

This new edition of Byzantium and the Crusades offers a fully-revised and up to date model of Jonathan Harris's landmark textual content within the box of Byzantine and crusader history.

The booklet bargains a chronological exploration of Byzantium and the outlook of its rulers throughout the time of the Crusades. It argues that one of many major keys to Byzantine interplay with Western Europe, the Crusades and the crusader states are available within the nature of the Byzantine Empire and the ideology which underpinned it, instead of in any generalised hostility among the peoples.

Taking fresh scholarship under consideration, this re-creation contains an up-to-date notes part and bibliography, in addition to major new additions to the text:
• New fabric at the position of spiritual variations after 1100
• a close dialogue of monetary, social and spiritual alterations that came about in 12th-century Byzantine relatives with the west
• In-depth insurance of Byzantium and the Crusades in the course of the thirteenth century
• New maps, illustrations, genealogical tables and a timeline of key dates

Byzantium and the Crusades is a crucial contribution to the historiography by way of a big student within the box that are supposed to be learn by way of somebody drawn to Byzantine and crusader historical past.

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The Routledge History of Medieval Christianity 1050-1500

The Routledge historical past of Medieval Christianity explores the function of Christianity in ecu society from the center of the eleventh-century until eventually the dawning of the Reformation. prepared in 4 thematic sections and comprising 23 initially commissioned chapters plus introductory overviews to every half through the editor, this booklet offers an authoritative survey of an important part of medieval history.
Comprehensive and cohesive, the amount presents a holistic view of Christianity in medieval Europe, reading not just the church itself but in addition its function in, impression on, and tensions with, modern society. Chapters as a result variety from examinations of constructions, theology and devotional practices in the church to themes equivalent to gender, violence and holy battle, the economic system, morality, tradition, and lots of extra in addition to, demonstrating the pervasiveness and value of the church and Christianity within the medieval world.
Despite the transition into an more and more post-Christian age, the ancient position of Christianity within the improvement of Europe is still necessary to the certainty of ecu heritage – fairly within the medieval interval. This assortment should be crucial interpreting for college kids and students of medieval reviews throughout a vast variety of disciplines.

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El espejo de las almas simples (Tiempo de Clásicos) by Margarita Porete

By Margarita Porete

El 1 de junio de 1310, en París, falleció en una hoguera de los angeles Inquisición una mujer de los angeles que poco se sabe: Margarita Porete, una beguina de los angeles región de Hainaut que había escrito un libro, El espejo de las almas simples, y que fue l. a. causa de su condena. Tras su muerte, este libro tuvo tan enorme difusión que, en los últimos siglos de los angeles Edad Media, traspasó fronteras geográficas y lingüísticas como pocos textos de su época, traduciéndose del francés (o del possible unique picardo) al latín, al inglés y al italiano.
Escrito en forma de un diálogo entre personificaciones alegóricas, y en el marco de las formas de expresión de l. a. literatura cortés, El espejo de las almas simples es una obra que enraíza en las corrientes de los angeles llamada «mística femenina» del siglo XIII y cuyos contenidos se vinculan estrechamente al pensamiento del Maestro Eckhart, quien casi con seguridad lo conoció y leyó. El libro, caído en el olvido, fue redescubierto, y con él su autora, en pleno siglo XX. Desde entonces se reconoce en esta obra uno de los grandes hitos de l. a. literatura mística occidental.

«Antes de enfrentarme a un juicio por herejía en l. a. Edad Media, yo habría dejado de escribir. Pero Margarita Porete no lo hizo; period un espíritu libre y una valiente escritora que estaba dispuesta a arriesgarlo todo, incluso su vida».
KEN FOLLET

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The History of the Knights Templars by Charles G. Addison

By Charles G. Addison

The heritage of the Knights Templars is a outstanding tale of triumphs and defeats, marked with controversies and tragedy.  From their upward push to their death, Charles G. Addison captivatingly chronicles a few of the characters that performed a job in shaping this strong army order that reigned for nearly centuries in the course of the heart Ages.

Having tested ratings of records and texts, and traveled to some of the ruined fortresses and castles of the order, Addison used to be knowledgeable at the Templars’ heritage. He insightfully information their plight during this quantity, first released in 1842. beginning with the origins of the brotherhood, the principles and beliefs of the order, and their selected image of the pink move, the writer explains their function in preserving pilgrims touring to the Holy Land, their feats in the course of the Crusades, the relationships they held with quite a few kings and church leaders, their contributions to retaining Europe from Turkish conquest and maintaining Christianity in Europe and Asia, and their tragic finish: stripped in their lands, tortured, and burned on the stake.  

Addison presents a transparent and understandable account of this nice non secular and armed forces fraternity of knights and clergymen that would engross a person drawn to their heritage and the center a long time.

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Mystique by Amanda Quick

By Amanda Quick

Unique e-book: 1995

A tantalizing story of a mythical knight and a headstrong woman whose bold quest for a mysterious crystal will draw them right into a whirlwind of treachery–and wish.

When the fearsome knight known as Hugh the Relentless swept into Lingwood Manor like a typhoon, each person cowered–except girl Alice. Sharp-tongued and unrepentant, the flame haired attractiveness believed Sir Hugh was once no longer somebody to dread however the solution to her desires. She knew he had come for the stunning eco-friendly crystal, knew he will be displeased to discover that it used to be now not in her ownership. but Alice had a proposition for the darkish and forbidding knight: In go back for a dowry that may loose Alice and her brother from their uncle's take hold of, she could lend her powers of detection to his warrior's abilities and jointly they'd get well his precious stone. yet while Hugh authorised her phrases, he additional a of his personal: woman Alice needs to conform to a brief betrothal–one that might quickly draw her deep into Hugh's nice stone fort, and right into a conflict which may threaten their lives...and their in simple terms probability at love.

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Fictions of Identity in Medieval France (Cambridge Studies by Donald Maddox

By Donald Maddox

During this research of vernacular French narrative from the 12th century during the later center a long time, Donald Maddox considers the development of id in quite a lot of fictions. He specializes in the most important encounters, common in medieval literature, within which characters are expert approximately primary facets in their personal situations and selfhood.

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England and Normandy in the Middle Ages by David Bates, Anne Curry

By David Bates, Anne Curry

The histories of britain and of Normandy within the heart a while have been inextricably associated. England and Normandy within the center Ages presents a synoptic view through prime students of not just political and army but additionally of ecclesiastical and cultural hyperlinks. Taken jointly those essays offer an updated scholarly account of kinfolk among England and its instant neighbour.

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Wheel of Fate (Roger the Chapman Mysteries, Book 19) by Kate Sedley

By Kate Sedley

In fifteenth-century London, the child-king isn't the just one below hazard - 1483. Amidst the chaos following the demise of King Edward IV, Roger the Chapman is termed to London to enquire a risk to the Godslove kin. long ago yr, there were deaths and a mysterious poisoning. Roger dismisses their concerns firstly yet, while one other family member disappears, he stumbles throughout a surprising mystery that threatens to wreck the whole Godslove family members . . .

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