Key Figures in Medieval Europe: An Encyclopedia (Routledge by Richard K. Emmerson

By Richard K. Emmerson

From emperors and queens to artists and global tourists, from popes and students to saints and heretics, Key Figures in Medieval Europe brings jointly in a single quantity crucial those who lived in medieval Europe among 500 and 1500. accumulated from the biographical entries from the on-going sequence, the Routledge Encyclopedias of the center Ages, those A-Z biographical entries talk about the lives of over 575 people who have had a historic effect in such parts as politics, faith, or the humanities. contributors from areas resembling medieval England, France, Germany, Iberia, Italy, and Scandinavia are incorporated in addition to these from the Jewish and Islamic worlds. A thematic define is integrated that lists humans not just by way of different types, but in addition via regions.

For a whole checklist of entries, individuals, and extra, stopover at the Routledge Encyclopedias of the center Ages site.

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Sirat, C. A History of Jewish Philosophy in the Middle Ages. Cambridge, 1985. 94–104, 425. ABRAVANEL, ISAAC (1437–1508) Isaac Abravanel was one of the most important Jewish writers and statesmen of his age. His grandfather Samuel was already prominent in the reign of Juan I, and was contador mayor of Enrique III and treasurer of the queen. He converted to Christianity, however (long before the pogroms of 1491), before attaining these high posts, and took the name Juan Sánchez de Sevilla. Eventually, he determined to return to Judaism, and in order to accomplish this had to flee to Portugal with some of his sons, while others remained as Christians in Castile.

1480) and banker to the king of Portugal, Afonso V. The death of that king brought a change in attitude toward the Jews under his successor, and in 1483 Abravanel fled to Castile. He was able to obtain a minor role as tax farmer, but in 1485 his position and influence increased greatly when he was placed in charge of all the taxes of Cardinal Pedro González de Mendoza, prelate of Spain and canciller mayor of the kingdom. Later, Abravanel became contador mayor of the powerful Iñígo López de Mendoza (it should be mentioned that the Mendoza family, many of whom were themselves of converso origin, were always intimately involved with Jews).

Le jeu de Robin et Marion suivi du jeu du Pélerin, ed. Ernest Langlois. Paris: Champion, 1965. ––––. Le jeu de la feuillée and Le jeu de Robin et de Marion, in Medieval French Plays, trans. Richard Axton and John Stevens. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1971, pp. 205–302. ––––. The Chansons of Adam de la Halle, ed. John Henry Marshall. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1971. ––––. The Lyrics and Melodies of Adam de la Halle, ed. and trans. Deborah H. Nelson; music ed. Hendrik van der Werf. New York: Garland, 1985.

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