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The Rise of the Medieval World, 500-1300

The Rise of the Medieval World, 500-1300

A Biographical Dictionary

  • Author: Jana K. Schulman
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780313308178
  • Category: History
  • Page: 500
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Over 400 figures are presented for their significant contributions to the literature, religion, philosophy, education, or politics that influenced the development and culture of the Medieval world.

The Medieval World

The Medieval World

  • Author: Peter Linehan,Janet L. Nelson
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 113650012X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 768
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This groundbreaking collection brings the Middle Ages to life and conveys the distinctiveness of this diverse, constantly changing period. Thirty-eight scholars bring together one medieval world from many disparate worlds, from Connacht to Constantinople and from Tynemouth to Timbuktu. This extraordinary set of reconstructions presents the reader with a vivid re-drawing of the medieval past, offering fresh appraisals of the evidence and modern historical writing. Chapters are thematically linked in four sections: identities beliefs, social values and symbolic order power and power-structures elites, organizations and groups. Packed full of original scholarship, The Medieval World is essential reading for anyone studying medieval history.

Time in the Medieval World

Time in the Medieval World

Occupations of the Months and Signs of the Zodiac in the Index of Christian Art

  • Author: Colum Hourihane
  • Publisher: Penn State Press
  • ISBN: 9780976820239
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 346
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This volume is a rich resource for the study of time as represented by the signs of the zodiac and occupations of the months, documented in the comprehensive files of the Index of Christian Art at Princeton University. The measurement and documentation of time has been a universal issue since the dawn of civilization&—and no more so than in the medieval period, when images representing the signs of the zodiac and occupations of the months were commonly used. Nature and the occupations or labors that each month brought were reflected in earthly calendars, while the movements of the heavens and their impact on mankind were recorded in the signs of the zodiac. The changing compositions that were used to represent these twin calendars in several hundred works of art are documented in this volume, which provides an unrivaled visual record for the student and scholar.

Science in the Medieval World

Science in the Medieval World

  • Author: Sa`id al-Andalusi
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • ISBN: 029279231X
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 144
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During the Middle Ages, a thriving center for learning and research was Muslim Spain, where students gathered to consult Arabic manuscripts of earlier scientific works and study with famous teachers. One of these teachers was Sa'id al-Andalusi, who in 1068 wrote Kitab Tabaqat al-'Umam, or "Book of the Categories of Nations," which recorded the contributions to science of all known nations. Today, it is one of few surviving medieval Spanish Muslim texts, and this is its first English translation. Science ('ulum), as used by Sa'id and other scholars of that period, is a broad term covering virtually all aspects of human knowledge. After initial discussions of the categories of nations that did or did not cultivate science, Sa'id details the specific contribution of nine nations or peoples-India, Persia, Chaldea, Greece, Rome, Egypt, the Arab Orient, al-Andalus, and the Hebrews. He includes the names of many individual scientists and scholars and describes their various contributions to knowledge, making his book a significant work of reference as well as history.

Art and Culture of the Medieval World

Art and Culture of the Medieval World

  • Author: Matilde Bardi,Giovanni Di Pasquale,Steven S. Delaware
  • Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
  • ISBN: 1435835921
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 40
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Introduces medieval civilization, focusing on how society, religion, and advances in technology affected art and architecture in Europe during this time period.

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Daily Life: The medieval world

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Daily Life: The medieval world

  • Author: Joyce E. Salisbury
  • Publisher: Greenwood
  • ISBN: 9780313325434
  • Category: Manners and customs
  • Page: 570
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Explores ordinary life through time and across the globe.

Origins of the Medieval World

Origins of the Medieval World

  • Author: William Carroll Bark
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780804705141
  • Category: History
  • Page: 162
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Time in the Medieval World

Time in the Medieval World

  • Author: Chris Humphrey,W. M. Ormrod
  • Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781903153086
  • Category: History
  • Page: 176
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A look at the competing notions of time in the middle ages, from the spiritual - death, the Last Judgement - to the practical - lawyers' calculations, clocks and calendars.

The Medieval World of Isidore of Seville

The Medieval World of Isidore of Seville

Truth from Words

  • Author: John Henderson
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 0521867401
  • Category: History
  • Page: 232
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In his Etymologiae, St Isidore of Seville put together a systematic survey of the world in the form of a vast thesaurus of Latin vocabulary, which supplies a more or less accepted or fanciful etymology for each term. It became one of the most influential books of European culture through the whole medieval period. This Latin 'Roget' is traditionally used as a reference work, accessed through an elaborate index system. In this book Professor Henderson, the most challenging critic writing on Latin literature and Roman culture, presents a full reading of all twenty books of the Etymologiae, showing how the material is sequenced so that its reader is treated to a thoroughgoing education in the world as it was apprehended in Jewish, Graeco-Roman and Christian culture. All Latin, including etymologies, is translated.

The History of the Medieval World: From the Conversion of Constantine to the First Crusade

The History of the Medieval World: From the Conversion of Constantine to the First Crusade

  • Author: Susan Wise Bauer
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 9780393078176
  • Category: History
  • Page: 640
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A masterful narrative of the Middle Ages, when religion became a weapon for kings all over the world. From the schism between Rome and Constantinople to the rise of the T’ang Dynasty, from the birth of Muhammad to the crowning of Charlemagne, this erudite book tells the fascinating, often violent story of kings, generals, and the peoples they ruled. In her earlier work, The History of the Ancient World, Susan Wise Bauer wrote of the rise of kingship based on might. But in the years between the fourth and the twelfth centuries, rulers had to find new justification for their power, and they turned to divine truth or grace to justify political and military action. Right thus replaces might as the engine of empire. Not just Christianity and Islam but the religions of the Persians and the Germans, and even Buddhism, are pressed into the service of the state. This phenomenon—stretching from the Americas all the way to Japan—changes religion, but it also changes the state.