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William of Malmesbury and the Ethics of History

Author : Sigbjørn Olsen Sønnesyn
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A new approach to a vital historical source of the twelfth century, examining its author's ethical purpose in its creation.

Ad Bonae Uitae Institutum

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The Medieval Gift and the Classical Tradition

Author : Lars Kj'r
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This interdisciplinary study explores how classical ideals of generosity influenced the writing and practice of gift giving in medieval Europe. In assuming that medieval gift giving was shaped by oral 'folk models', historians have traditionally followed in the footsteps of social anthropologists and sociologists such as Marcel Mauss and Pierre Bourdieu. This first in-depth investigation into the influence of the classical ideals of generosity and gift giving in medieval Europe reveals to the contrary how historians have underestimated the impact of classical literature and philosophy on medieval culture and ritual. Focusing on the idea of the gift expounded in the classical texts read most widely in the Middle Ages, including Seneca the Younger's De beneficiis and Cicero's De officiis, Lars Kj'r investigates how these ideas were received, adapted and utilised by medieval writers across a range of genres, and how they influenced the practice of generosity.

William of Malmesbury s Chronicle of the Kings of England

Author : William (of Malmesbury)
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Naturalism and the Troubadour Ethic

Author : Donald K. Frank
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This study examines the troubadour ethic as expressed in the Provencal lyrics and the "De Amore" of Andreas Capellanus. It addresses, in particular, the question of the singularity and origin of the courtly love ideals and the relation of these ideals to the twelfth-century thought of western Europe. It defines and discusses many aspects of the waxing Naturalism of the period-nominalism, autobiography, the new historiography, the uses of rationality, a closed system of natural explanations, etc. -, and concludes that the development of a 'unique' courtly love ethic is directly associated with and may in large part take its origin from a naturalistic influence penetrating into every avenue of twelfth century thought."

Viator

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The Church Historians of England pt 1 The history of the kings of England and of his own times by William of Malmesbury

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The Church Historians of England pt 1 William of Malmesbury History of the kings of England

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The History of the Kings of England and of His Own Times

Author : William (of Malmesbury)
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The history of the kings of England and the Modern history tr by J Sharpe Revised with notes by J Stevenson

Author : William (of Malmesbury.)
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Appendix to the Bibliographer s Manual of English Literature

Author : William Thomas Lowndes
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The Nicomachean Ethics

Author : Aristotle
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Catalogue of the Books in the Manchester Free Library Additions from 1864 to 1879 1 v in 2 1879

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Anglican and Episcopal History

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Puzzles of the Past

Author : Michael T. Isenberg
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Michael Isenberg casts aside the traditional textbook approach and presents the study of history as a series of puzzles to ponder, with neither right nor wrong answers. Thinking about history, from this point of view, becomes an exciting intellectual adventure that has little to do with rote memorization. This stimulating, open-ended approach focuses not on quick answers but on searching questions, the building of a relationship between an individual and the past.

Canadian Journal of History of Sport and Physical Education

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Introduction to Medieval History

Author : Paolo Delogu
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An introduction to the sources, methods and theories most used by historians, this book explores the origins of the idea of the 'middle ages' and its development in Renaissance and modern European historical discourse, the problem of periodisation and the principal themes of modern historiography.

Inventiones

Author : Monika Otter
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Combining literary theory and historiography, Monika Otter explores the relationship between history and fiction in the Latin literature of twelfth-century England. The beginnings of fiction have commonly been associated with vernacular romance, but Otter demonstrates that writers of Latin historical narratives also employed the self-referential techniques characteristic of fiction. Beginning with inventiones, a genre dealing with the discovery of saints' relics, Otter reveals how exploring the fundamental problems of writing history and the nature of truth itself leads monastic or clerical Latin writers to a budding awareness of fictionality. According to Otter, accounts of conquests, treasure hunts, descents into underground worlds, and efforts (usually unsuccessful) to retrieve subterranean objects serve as self-referential metaphors for the problems of accessing and retrieving the past; they are thus designed to shake the reader's faith in historical representation and highlight the textuality of the historical account. Otter traces this self-conscious use of fictional elements within historical narrative through the works of William of Malmesbury, Geoffrey of Monmouth, Gerald of Wales, Walter Map, and William of Newburgh. Originally published in 1996. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.

A History of the English Church

Author : William Richard Wood Stephens
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Twelfth Century Naturalism and the Troubadour Ethic

Author : Donald K. Frank
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