What is Medieval History

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Author: John Arnold

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745639321

Category: History

Page: 155

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What is it that medieval historians do? And how - and why - do they do it? What is Medieval History? provides an accessible, far-ranging and passionate guide to the study of medieval history. The book discusses the creation of the academic field, the nature of the sources, the intellectual tools used by medievalists, and some key areas of thematic importance from the fall of the Roman Empire to the Reformation. Students, teachers, researchers and interested general readers will find the book an invaluable guide. The author explores his field through numerous fascinating case studies, including a magical plot against a medieval pope, a fourteenth-century insurrection, and the importance of a kiss exchanged between two tenth-century noblemen. Throughout the book, readers are shown not only what medieval history is, but the cultural and political contexts in which medieval history has been written. And, above all, What is Medieval History? demonstrates why the pursuit of medieval history continues to be important to the present and future world.

History

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Author: John H. Arnold

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402768927

Category: History

Page: 182

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Do historians reconstruct the truth—or simply tell stories? Professor John Arnold suggests they do both, and that it's the balance between the two that matters. In a work of metahistory (the study of history itself), he takes us from the fabulous tales of Greek Herodotus to the varied approaches of modern-day professionals. Through fascinating and particular examples—including a medieval murderer, 17th-century colonist, and ex-slave—Dr. Arnold illuminates our relationship to the past by making us aware of how the very nature of “history” has changed.

What is Military History?

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Author: Stephen Morillo

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745665330

Category: History

Page: 176

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This clear, readable introduction to the popular field of military history is now available in a refreshed and updated second edition. It shows that military history encompasses not just accounts of campaigns and battles but includes a wide range of perspectives on all aspects of past military organization and activity. In concise chapters it explains the fundamental features of the field, including: The history of military history, showing how it has developed from ancient times to the present; The key ideas and concepts that shape analysis of military activity; it argues that military history is as methodologically and philosophically sophisticated as any field of history; The current controversies about which military historians argue, and why they are important; A survey of who does military history, where it is taught and published, and how it is practiced; A look at where military history is headed in the future. The new edition of What is Military History? provides an up-to-date bibliography and cutting edge new case studies, including counterinsurgency, and as such continues to be ideal for classes in military history and in historiography generally, as well as for anyone interested in learning more about the dynamics of a rich and growing area of study.

What is Gender History?

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Author: Sonya O. Rose

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 074564614X

Category: History

Page: 157

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"This book is a lucid introduction to historians' engagement with gender. Written in a clear and direct style and embellished with excellent examples, the book is a friend able to help the reader understand complex issues vital to our appreciation of the past and the present." Penny Summerfield, University of Manchester --

What is History Now?

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Author: D. Cannadine

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 023020452X

Category: History

Page: 172

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E. H. Carr's What is History? was originally published by Macmillan in 1961. Since then it has sold hundreds of thousands of copies throughout the world. In this book, ten internationally renowned scholars, writing from a range of historical vantage points, answer Carr's question for a new generation of historians: What does it mean to study history at the start of the Twenty-first century? This volume stands alongside Carr's classic, paying tribute to his seminal enquiry while moving the debate into new territory, to ensure its freshness and relevance for a new century of historical study.

The Historical Present

Medievalism and Modernity

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Author: Walter Kudrycz

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441110577

Category: History

Page: 248

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The changing understandings of the Middle Ages from the Age of Reason to the present, and how these relate to wider historiographical and philosophical developments.

Montaillou

ein Dorf vor dem Inquisitor 1294 - 1324

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Author: Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783548265711

Category:

Page: 461

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What is Masculinity?

Historical Dynamics from Antiquity to the Contemporary World

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Author: J. Arnold,S. Brady

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230307256

Category: Social Science

Page: 461

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Across history, the ideas and practices of male identity have varied much between time and place: masculinity proves to be a slippery concept, not available to all men, sometimes even applied to women. This book analyses the dynamics of 'masculinity' as both an ideology and lived experience - how men have tried, and failed, to be 'Real Men'.

Slaves and Serfs: What Is the Difference?- Children's Medieval History Books

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Author: Baby Professor

Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1541908074

Category: History

Page: 40

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The Medieval History is very interesting, especially for kids, because it details the time that came after the collapse of the Roman Empire. From this book, your child will learn about the different classes like the nobles, the slaves and the serfs. Don't forget to create a quiz for your little one after a few pages to make sure he/she understands. Buy a copy now.

Thinking Medieval

An Introduction to the Study of the Middle Ages

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Author: M. Bull

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230501575

Category: History

Page: 158

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This book is aimed at students coming to the study of western European medieval history for the first time, and also graduate students on interdisciplinary medieval studies programmes. It examines the place of the Middle Ages in modern popular culture, exploring the roots of the stereotypes that appear in films, on television and in the press, and asking why they remain so persistent. The book also asks whether 'medieval' is indeed a useful category in terms of historical periodization. It investigates some of the particular challenges posed by medieval sources and the ways in which they have survived. And it concludes with an exploration of the relevance of medieval history in today's world.

Chronicles

The Writing of History in Medieval England

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Author: Christopher Given-Wilson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 9781852855833

Category: History

Page: 320

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The priorities of medieval chroniclers and historians were not those of the modern historian, nor was the way that they gathered, arranged and presented evidence. Yet if we understand how they approached their task, and their assumption of God's immanence in the world, much that they wrote becomes clear. Many of them were men of high intelligence whose interpretation of events sheds clear light on what happened. Chris Given-Wilson is one of the leading authorities on medieval English historical writing. He examines how medieval writers such as William of Malmesbury and Adam of Usk treated chronology and geography, politics and warfare, heroes and villains. He looks at the ways in which chronicles were used during the middle ages, and at how the writing of history changed between the twelfth and fifteenth centuries.

What is Medical History

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Author: John C. Burnham

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745632254

Category: History

Page: 163

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Written as a key introductory textbook for students, this work explores the reasons behind the expansion of the field of the history of medicine and health.

History: A Very Short Introduction

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Author: John Arnold

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 019285352X

Category: History

Page: 134

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Starting with an examination of how historians work, this "Very Short Introduction" aims to explore history in a general, pithy, and accessible manner, rather than to delve into specific periods.

An Age of Saints?

Power, Conflict and Dissent in Early Medieval Christianity

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Author: Peter Sarris,Matthew Dal Santo,Phil Booth

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004206604

Category: Religion

Page: 223

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This volume focuses on the strategies through which secular and ecclesiastical authorities throughout the early medieval world shaped and exploited Christian culture in their own interests, and the simultaneous attempts of rivals and sceptics to resist that same process.

What is Global History

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Author: Pamela Kyle Crossley

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745633013

Category: History

Page: 139

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Global and world history address the deep structural changes that have shaped human experience. Many are material, related to environmental and climatic alteration, to the domestication of livestock and development of agriculture, to technology, to disease, and to variations in human immunity, reproduction, and physiology. Others are social and cultural, touching upon issues of migration, trade, language development and differentiation, institutions of enslavement and of freedom, traditions of marriage and child-rearing, the emergence of large-scale political organization from early kingdoms to vast empires, republics and federations, and the management of war and peace. To deal with such challenging issues, global historians draw upon new techniques of analysis and comparison. But they also continue venerable traditions, inherited from the earliest civilizations, of narrating the past on the most comprehensive and significant scale possible. This book examines the long search for an integrated human story, and particularly the points at which rapid changes of philosophy and perspective in the twentieth century transformed the historical disciplines. It provides the perfect introduction to global history for students and scholars alike.

The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Philosophy

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Author: A. S. McGrade

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521000635

Category: History

Page: 405

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This volume, first published in 2003, spans a millennium of thought extending from Augustine to Thomas Aquinas and into the fourteenth century.

What is Masculinity?

Historical Dynamics from Antiquity to the Contemporary World

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Author: John H. Arnold,Sean Brady

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0230278132

Category: History

Page: 461

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Description of perspectives on the nature of masculinity, its social and political functions, and methods by which masculinities can be analysed. Each author provides a case study of what 'masculinity' means (or fails to mean) in a specific historical moment.

Die Kreuzzüge

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Author: Thomas S. Asbridge

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 9783608946482

Category: Christianity and other religions

Page: 807

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Der Krieg um das Heilige Land- erstmals dargestellt aus christlicher und aus muslimischer Sicht. Diese grosse Gesamtdarstellung nimmt die politischen und religiösen Beweggründe aller Seiten ernst und veranschaulicht die immense Kriegslogistik. In packenden Szenen schildert Asbridge all die Belagerungen und Eroberungen und entwirft lebendige Porträts von Saladin und Richard Löwenherz, dem tragischen Leprakönig Balduin IV. oder der Jerusalemer Königin Melisende. Thomas Asbridge berichtet erstmals gleichberechtigt und in wechselnder Perspektive von den von Christen wie von Muslimen verübten Grausamkeiten und erduldeten Leiden. Ausführlich macht der polyglotte Historiker Gebrauch auch von den arabischen Quellen. Asbridge nimmt nicht nur die politischen, sondern auch die religiösen Beweggründe aller Seiten ernst. Auch von überraschend freundlichen Begegnungen zwischen Kreuzfahrern und Sarazenen erfahren wir: von Momenten des interkulturellen Austauschs, Beispielen friedlicher Koexistenz im Heiligen Land, Gesten religiöser Toleranz und Zeugnissen der Freundschaft über die feindlichen Lager hinweg. (Quelle: Homepage des Verlags).