Digging into the Dark Ages

Digging into the Dark Ages


Author : Howard Williams
Publisher : Archaeopress Publishing Ltd
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ISBN : 1789695287
Pages : 366 pages
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What does the ‘Dark Ages’ mean in contemporary society? Tackling public engagements through archaeological fieldwork, heritage sites and museums, fictional portrayals and art, and increasingly via a broad range of digital media, this is the first-ever dedicated collection exploring the public archaeology of the Early Middle Ages.


Thinking of the Middle Ages

Thinking of the Middle Ages


Author : Benjamin A. Saltzman
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN : 1108478964
Pages : 361 pages
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This book examines how mid-twentieth-century intellectuals' engagement with the Middle Ages shaped politics, art, and history.


The Recurring Dark Ages

The Recurring Dark Ages


Author : Sing C. Chew
Publisher : Rowman Altamira
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ISBN : 0759114021
Pages : 314 pages
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In this modern era of global environmental crisis, Sing Chew provides a convincing analysis of a 5,000-year history of recurring human and environmental crises_a Dark Ages significant in defining the relationship between nature and culture. The author's message about the coming Dark Ages, as human communities continue to reorganize to meet the contingencies of ecological scarcity and climate changes, is a must-read for those concerned with human interactions and environmental changes, including environmental anthropologists and historians, world historians, geographers, archaeologists, and environmental scientists.


Public Archaeologies of Frontiers and Borderlands

Public Archaeologies of Frontiers and Borderlands


Author : Kieran Gleave
Publisher : Archaeopress Publishing Ltd
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ISBN : 1789698022
Pages : 270 pages
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Select proceedings of the 4th University of Chester Archaeology Student conference (Chester, 20 March 2019) investigate real-world ancient and modern frontier works, the significance of graffiti, material culture, monuments and wall-building, as well as fictional representations of borders and walls in the arts, as public archaeology.


A Hidden Wisdom

A Hidden Wisdom


Author : Christina Van Dyke
Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN : 0192606166
Pages : 257 pages
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Medieval philosophy is primarily associated today with university-based disputations and the authorities cited in those disputations. In their own time, however, scholastic debates were recognized as just one part of wide-ranging philosophical and theological discussions. A Hidden Wisdom breaks new ground by drawing attention to another crucial component of these conversations: the Christian contemplative tradition. The period from 1200 to 1500, in particular, saw a dramatic increase in the production and consumption of mystical and contemplative literature in the 'Christian West', by laypeople as well as religious scholars, women as well as men. A Hidden Wisdom focuses on five topics of particular interest to both scholastics and contemplatives in this period, namely, self-knowledge, reason and its limits, love and the will, persons, and immortality and the afterlife. This focus centers the (often overlooked) contributions of medieval women and demonstrates that when we re-unite scholasticism with its contemplative counterpart, we gain not only a more accurate understanding of the scope of medieval Christian philosophy and theology but also an increased awareness of a deeply practical tradition that builds up as well as tears down, generates as well as deconstructs. The book's treatment of topics and figures is meant to be representative rather than exhaustive: a tasting menu, rather than a comprehensive study. The choice of topics offers a series of 'hooks' for philosophers to connect their own interests to issues central to medieval contemplative philosophy, while also providing medievalists in other disciplines a fresh lens through which to view these texts.


Ethnic Identity, Memory, and Use of the Past in Italy’s ‘Dark Ages’

Ethnic Identity, Memory, and Use of the Past in Italy’s ‘Dark Ages’


Author : Luigi Andrea Berto
Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1000549895
Pages : 332 pages
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This volume examines the Italian peninsula in the early Middle Ages by focusing on research fields such as ethnic identity, memory, and use of the past. Particular attention is devoted to the way some authors were influenced by their own ‘present’ in their reconstruction of the past. The political and cultural fragmentation of Italy during the early Middles Ages, created by the Lombards’ invasion of a part of the Peninsula in the late sixth century and early seventh century, Charlemagne’s conquest of a part of the Lombard Kingdom in 774, and by the weakening of the Byzantine Empire in the eighth and ninth centuries, make this part of Europe a special area for exploring continuities and discontinuities between the Roman and the post-Roman periods in Western Europe. Across the volume, Berto challenges the features of primary sources and their scarcity pose to their interpretations. Ethnic Identity, Memory, and Use of the Past in Italy’s ‘Dark Ages’ is the ideal resource for upper-level undergraduates, postgraduates, and scholars interested in the relationship between Italy and Europe during the Middle Ages.


The Medieval Internet

The Medieval Internet


Author : Jakob Linaa Jensen
Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
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ISBN : 1839094125
Pages : 152 pages
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This book sheds light on the world of the Internet and social media and their relationship with surveillance and control, through a historical prism drawn from the Medieval Age.


An Historical Assessment of Leadership in Turbulent Times

An Historical Assessment of Leadership in Turbulent Times


Author : Nathan W. Harter
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
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ISBN : 1000812278
Pages : 126 pages
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This unique book provides lessons on how to affect good leadership in turbulent times by taking a historical lens and examining the life and impact of Clovis I, King of the Franks. Through the exploration of how this individual managed the unstable times where so many others had failed, the book provides an original take on leadership, focusing on the ways we can learn from and be inspired by his history. This book offers an insightful and detailed case study of Clovis I, as it explores his struggles and triumphs in the face of turbulent times. The book presents implications for students of leadership today and examines why the story of Clovis I reveals the salience of leadership during times of uncertainty and change. Ultimately, the author foresees the rise of myriad leaders trying to manage the upheaval in the twenty-first century, with the likelihood that somebody like Clovis I will emerge, pursuing ambition and re-ordering civilization on a colossal scale, leaving a legacy that will endure for a further thousand years. This book will be of interest to leadership and history scholars and advanced students in Leadership studies.


Middle Ages

Middle Ages


Author : Dhirubhai Patel
Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
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ISBN : 1716870127
Pages : pages
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In the history of Europe, the Middle Ages or Medieval Period lasted from the 5th to the 15th century. It began with the fall of the Western Roman Empire and merged into the Renaissance and the Age of Discovery. Middle Ages Chapter 1 : History of Middle Ages Chapter 2 : Later Roman Empire Chapter 3 : Early Middle Ages 3.1 Byzantine survival 3.2 Western society 3.3 Rise of Islam 3.4 Trade and economy 3.5 Church and monasticism 3.6 Carolingian Europe 3.7 Carolingian Renaissance 3.8 Breakup of the Carolingian Empire 3.9 New kingdoms and Byzantine revival 3.10 Art and architecture 3.11 Military and technological developments Chapter 4 : High Middle Ages 4.1 Rise of state power 4.2 Crusades 4.3 Intellectual life 4.4 Technology and military 4.5 Architecture, art, and music 4.6 Church life Chapter 5 : Late Middle Ages 5.1 War, famine, and plague 5.2 Society and economy 5.3 State resurgence 5.4 Collapse of Byzantium 5.5 Controversy within the Church 5.6 Scholars, intellectuals, and exploration 5.7 Technological and military developments 5.8 Late medieval art and architecture Chapter 6 : Modern perceptions Chapter 7 : Dark Ages 7.1Reformation 7.2 Baronius 7.3 Enlightenment 7.4 Romanticism Chapter 8 : Modern academic use Chapter 9 : Modern popular use 9.1 Medieval studies 9.2 Historiographical development Chapter 10 : Europeans in Medieval China 10.1 Ancient Romans 10.2 Byzantine Empire 10.3 Merchants 10.4 Missionaries and diplomats 10.5 Captives Chapter 11 : Spread of Chinese gunpowder


The Early Middle Ages

The Early Middle Ages


Author : Franca Ela Consolino
Publisher : SBL Press
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ISBN : 0884143813
Pages : 420 pages
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Examine the creative, profound dialogue between medieval women and biblical traditions The latest volume in the Bible and Women series examines the relationship between women and the Bible’s reception during the early Middle Ages (500–1100 CE) in both the Greek East and the Latin West. Essays focus on interactions between women and the Bible through biblical precepts on women and for women, biblical women as the subjects of action or objects of discussion, and writings by women that refer to the Bible as a moral authority. The women discussed in the volume range from the well-known—including the nuns Kassia in Byzantium and Hrosvita in the West; the aristocrat Dhuoda, author of a moral guide for her son; Gisela, the sister of Charlemagne and abbess of Chelles; and her niece Rotrude—to those who remain anonymous. Contributions also explore how the Old and New Testaments exercised influence on emerging Islam. Features: Analysis of images of the Virgin Mary as a means of tracing the spread of her cult and feast days from East to West Exploration of the significance of classical culture for medieval women who composed poems for a Christian audience Evaluation of art as a means of establishing devotional relationships not necessarily mediated by the voices of preachers or the reading of texts .


Bibliomania in the Middle Ages

Bibliomania in the Middle Ages


Author : Frederick Somner Merryweather
Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
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ISBN : 3752435208
Pages : 197 pages
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Reproduction of the original: Bibliomania in the Middle Ages by Frederick Somner Merryweather


The Routledge Companion to Humanism and Literature

The Routledge Companion to Humanism and Literature


Author : Michael Bryson
Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1000552330
Pages : 310 pages
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The Routledge Companion to Humanism and Literature provides readers with a comprehensive reassessment of the value of humanism in an intellectual landscape. Offering contributions by leading international scholars, this volume seeks to define literature as a core expressive form and an essential constitutive element of newly reformulated understandings of humanism. While the value of humanism has recently been dominated by anti-humanist and post-humanist perspectives which focused on the flaws and exclusions of previous definitions of humanism, this volume examines the human problems, dilemmas, fears, and aspirations expressed in literature, as a fundamentally humanist art form and activity. Divided into three overarching categories, this companion will explore the histories, developments, debates, and contestations of humanism in literature, and deliver fresh definitions of "the new humanism" for the humanities. This focus aims to transcend the boundaries of a world in which human life is all too often defined in terms of restrictions—political, economic, theological, intellectual—and lived in terms of obedience, conformity, isolation, and fear. The Routledge Companion to Humanism and Literature will provide invaluable support to humanities students and scholars alike seeking to navigate the relevance and resilience of humanism across world cultures and literatures.


A Cultural History of Objects in the Medieval Age

A Cultural History of Objects in the Medieval Age


Author : Julie Lund
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
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ISBN : 1350226637
Pages : 297 pages
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A Cultural History of Objects in the Medieval Age covers the period 500 to 1400, examining the creation, use and understanding of human-made objects and their consequences and impacts. The power and agency of objects significantly evolved over this time. Exploring objects and artefacts within art, technology, and everyday life, the volume challenges our understanding of both life worlds and object worlds in medieval society. The 6 volume set of the Cultural History of Objects examines how objects have been created, used, interpreted and set loose in the world over the last 2500 years. Over this time, the West has developed particular attitudes to the material world, at the centre of which is the idea of the object. The themes covered in each volume are objecthood; technology; economic objects; everyday objects; art; architecture; bodily objects; object worlds. Julie Lund is Associate Professor at the University of Oslo, Norway. Sarah Semple is Professor at Durham University, UK. Volume 2 in the Cultural History of Objects set. General Editors: Dan Hicks and William Whyte


The Legend of the Middle Ages

The Legend of the Middle Ages


Author : Rémi Brague
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
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ISBN : 022679721X
Pages : 304 pages
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This volume presents a penetrating interview and sixteen essays that explore key intersections of medieval religion and philosophy. With characteristic erudition and insight, RémiBrague focuses less on individual Christian, Jewish, and Muslim thinkers than on their relationships with one another. Their disparate philosophical worlds, Brague shows, were grounded in different models of revelation that engendered divergent interpretations of the ancient Greek sources they held in common. So, despite striking similarities in their solutions for the philosophical problems they all faced, intellectuals in each theological tradition often viewed the others’ ideas with skepticism, if not disdain. Brague’s portrayal of this misunderstood age brings to life not only its philosophical and theological nuances, but also lessons for our own time.


Augustinian Theology in the Later Middle Ages

Augustinian Theology in the Later Middle Ages


Author : Eric Leland Saak
Publisher : BRILL
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ISBN : 9004504702
Pages : 551 pages
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The most comprehensive and extensive treatment to date, based on a major reinterpretation, of what has been called late medieval Augustinianism.


A Cultural History of Hair in the Middle Ages

A Cultural History of Hair in the Middle Ages


Author : Roberta Milliken
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
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ISBN : 1350103039
Pages : 256 pages
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The Middle Ages were a time of great innovation, artistic vigor, and cultural richness. Appearances mattered a great deal during this vibrant era and hair was a key marker of the dynamism and sophistication of the period. Hair became ever more central to religious iconography, from Mary Magdalen to the Virgin Mary, while vernacular poets embellished their verses with descriptions of hairstyles both humble and elaborate, and merchants imported the finest hair products from great distances. Drawing on a wealth of visual, textual and object sources, the volume examines how hairstyles and their representations developed-often to a degree of dazzling complexity-between the years AD 800 and AD 1450. From wimpled matrons and tonsured monks to adorned noblewomen, hair is revealed as a potent cultural symbol of gender, age, sexuality, health, class, and race. Illustrated with approximately 80 images, A Cultural History of Hair in the Middle Ages brings together leading scholars to present an overview of the period with essays on politics, science, religion, fashion, beauty, the visual arts, and popular culture.


Origin Legends in Early Medieval Western Europe

Origin Legends in Early Medieval Western Europe


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Publisher : BRILL
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ISBN : 900452066X
Pages : 477 pages
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This volume contains work by scholars actively publishing on origin legends across early medieval western Europe, from the fall of Rome to the high Middle Ages. Its thematic structure creates dialogue between texts and regions traditionally studied in isolation.