New heroes in antiquity : from Achilles to Antinoos by Christopher P. Jones

By Christopher P. Jones

Heroes and heroines in antiquity inhabited an area someplace among gods and people. during this targeted, but brilliantly wide-ranging research, Christopher Jones starts off from literary heroes equivalent to Achilles and strikes to the historic checklist of these unprecedented women and men who have been worshiped after loss of life. He asks why and the way mortals have been heroized, and what precisely turning into a hero entailed by way of non secular motion and trust. He proves that the transforming into acclaim for heroizing the dead―fallen warriors, kin, magnanimous citizens―represents no longer a decline from previous perform yet an version to new contexts and modes of suggestion. the main well-known instance of this strategy is Hadrian’s liked, Antinoos, who can now be positioned inside of an historic culture of heroizing amazing youths who died upfront. This publication, completely new and wonderfully written, rescues the hero from literary metaphor and vividly restores heroism to the truth of old lifestyles

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Class and Gender in Early English Literature: Intersections by Britton J. Harwood, Gillian R. Overing

By Britton J. Harwood, Gillian R. Overing

"[The essays] specialize in category and gender not just sheds new gentle on previous texts but additionally stretches the limits of the severe modus operandi that's frequently utilized to such literature." -- Women's stories community (UK) organization NewsletterThese dramatic new readings of previous and center English texts discover the wealthy theoretical territory on the intersection of sophistication and gender, and spotlight the interaction of the critic, method, and the medieval textual content.

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Dante and the Mystics: A Study of the Mystical Aspect of the by Edmund Garratt Gardner

By Edmund Garratt Gardner

This scarce antiquarian ebook is a facsimile reprint of the unique. because of its age, it might probably include imperfections akin to marks, notations, marginalia and wrong pages. simply because we think this paintings is culturally very important, now we have made it on hand as a part of our dedication for shielding, holding, and selling the world's literature in cheap, prime quality, glossy variants which are real to the unique paintings.

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Brill's Companion to Ancient Greek Scholarship by Franco Montanari, Stefanos Matthaios, Antonios Rengakos

By Franco Montanari, Stefanos Matthaios, Antonios Rengakos

Brill’s spouse to historic Greek Scholarship goals at offering a reference paintings within the box of historical Greek and Byzantine scholarship and grammar, hence encompassing the wide and multifaceted philological and linguistic study job in the course of the whole Greek Antiquity and the center a long time. the 1st a part of the amount bargains a radical old evaluate of historical scholarship, which covers the interval from its very beginnings to the Byzantine period. the second one half makes a speciality of the disciplinary profile of old scholarship by means of investigating its major medical subject matters. The 3rd and ultimate half offers the actual paintings of old students in numerous philological and linguistic issues, and likewise examines where of scholarship and grammar from an interdisciplinary perspective, specifically from their interrelation with rhetoric, philosophy, drugs and nature sciences.

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Meaning and Inference in Medieval Philosophy: Studies in by L. M. De Rijk (auth.), Norman Kretzmann (eds.)

By L. M. De Rijk (auth.), Norman Kretzmann (eds.)

The reports that make up this ebook have been written and taken jointly to honor the reminiscence of Jan Pinborg. His unforeseen dying in 1982 on the age of forty-five stunned and saddened scholars of medieval philosophy in every single place and left them with a prepared feel of disappoint­ ment. In his fifteen-year occupation Jan Pinborg had performed quite a bit for our box along with his greater than 90 books, versions, articles, and reports and had performed all of it so good that we well-known him as a pace-setter and counted on many extra years of his scholarship, his support, and his friendship. To be neglected so sorely by way of his overseas colleagues in an instructional box is a mark of Jan's fulfillment, yet basically of 1 element of it, for historians of philosophy will not be the single students who've reacted during this strategy to Jan's demise. In his decade and a 1/2 extreme productiveness he additionally received a similar type of exact prestige between historians of linguistics, whose quantity of essays in his reminiscence is being G. L. Bursill-Hall nearly simultane­ released below the editorship of ously with this one. Sten Ebbesen, Jan's scholar, colleague, and successor as Director of the Institute of Medieval Greek and Latin Philology on the college of Copenhagen, has earned the gratitude of we all by means of memorializing Jan 1 in numerous biographical sketches, considered one of that is observed by way of a 2 whole bibliography of his publications.

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Per carmina laudes: Untersuchungen zur spätantiken by Schindler, Claudia

By Schindler, Claudia

This monograph offers a evaluate of the background of compliment of rulers composed in hexameters (so-called panegyric epic) from the fourth to the 6th century A.D. Panegyric epic is a kind of literature that basically got here to be of specific significance in overdue Antiquity, even though it drew upon and tailored various Graeco-Roman literary traditions. Following a basic description of the literary and historical-cultural preconditions for the improvement of past due old panegyric, this examine offers its most crucial practitioners and their works, in addition to detailing the advance of a few of the traditions of past due old verse panegyric.

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Cicero's Philosophy of History by Matthew Fox

By Matthew Fox

Cicero has lengthy been noticeable to embrace the values of the Roman republic. This provocative learn of Cicero's use of heritage finds that instead of selling his personal values, Cicero makes use of ancient illustration to discover the problems of discovering any ideological coherence in Rome's political or cultural traditions. Matthew Fox seems to the scepticism of Cicero's philosophical schooling for an realizing of his viewpoint on Rome's background, and argues that forget of the sceptical culture has remodeled the doubting, ambiguous Cicero into the convinced proponent of Roman values. via shut analyzing of various his theoretical works, Fox uncovers an ironic angle in the direction of Roman heritage, and connects that to using irony in mainstream Latin historians. He concludes with a learn of a little-known treatise on Cicero from the early eighteenth century which sheds huge mild at the background of Cicero's reception.

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Locating Privacy in Tudor London by Lena Cowen Orlin

By Lena Cowen Orlin

Locating privateness in Tudor London asks new questions about the place deepest existence used to be lived within the early sleek interval, approximately the place proof of it's been preserved, and approximately how revolutionary and coherent its background could be stated to were. The Renaissance and the Reformation are normally taken to have produced major advances in individuality, subjectivity, and interiority, specially one of the elite, yet this research of middling-sort tradition exhibits privateness to were an item of suspicion, of competing priorities, and of obligatory betrayals. The institutional data of civic governance, livery businesses, parish church buildings, and ecclesiastical courts exhibit the measure to which society prepared itself round ideas of forestalling privateness, as a situation of order. additionally represented within the dialogue are such fabric artifacts as household structures and loved ones furniture, which have been oftentimes skilled as collective and monitory brokers instead of spheres of exclusivity and self-expression. In ''everyday'' existence, it really is argued, financial motivations have been of extra pressing trouble than the political paradigms that experience frequently expert our knowing of the Renaissance. Locating Privacy pursues the case learn of Alice Barnham (1523-1604), a formerly unknown merchant-class girl, topic of 1 of the earliest relatives staff work from England. Her tale is touched by way of some of the changes-in social constitution, faith, the equipped surroundings, the unfold of literacy, and the historical past of privacy-that outline the 16th century. The publication is of curiosity to literary, social, cultural, and architectural historians, to historians of the Reformation and of London, and to historians of gender and women's reviews.

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The A to Z of the Mongol World Empire by Paul D. Buell

By Paul D. Buell

The A to Z of the Mongol international Empire examines the heritage of the Mongol Empire, the pre-imperial period of Mongolian historical past that preceded it, and a few of the Mongol successor states that persevered to dominate Eurasia lengthy after the breakdown of Mongol harmony. Divided into 3 elements, the 1st part is constructed from six introductory essays dedicated to the: o Mongolia from the start of Temüjin to the institution of a Mongol Empire in 1206 o The Mongol Empire, 1206-1260 o The successor qanate of China o Mongol Iran o Ca'adai qanate of Turkistan o Golden Horde the second one part comprises 865 entries with greater than six hundred subject matters together with: o people o associations o Terminology o Battles o elements of fabric tradition o Geographical gains of value The 3rd part is constructed from an in depth bibliographical essay and 3 appendixes.

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Political Women in the High Middle Ages: Berenguela of by M. Shadis

By M. Shadis

Daughter, spouse, and mom of kings, Berenguela of Castile (1180-1246) used to be a key determine within the formation of medieval Castile-Le?n. Queen of Le?n from 1197-1204, regent for Enrique I of Castile in brief in 1214, after which Queen of Castile in her personal correct after 1217, she secured the thrones of Castile and Le?n for her son Fernando III and enabled his crusades in al-Andalus. This examine examines Berenguela’s use of authority and tool, her legitimacy as a feminine ruler, and her motherhood and patronage in her efforts to take care of the thrones of Castile and Le?n for her relations.

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