Medieval Listening and Reading: The Primary Reception of by Dennis Howard Green

By Dennis Howard Green

This booklet offers with the 1st 500 years of German literature (800-1300) and the way it used to be bought through contemporaries. overlaying the total spectrum of genres, from dance-songs to liturgy, heroic epics to drama, it explores which matches have been intended to be recited to listeners, which have been destined for the person reader, and which expected a twofold reception. It emphasizes this 3rd danger, seeing it as an instance of the bicultural international of the center a while, combining orality with writing, illiteracy with literacy, vernacular with Latin, lay with clerical.

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Highways, Byways, and Road Systems in the Pre-Modern World by Kurt Raaflaub(eds.)

By Kurt Raaflaub(eds.)

Highways, Byways, and highway structures within the Pre-Modern World unearths the importance and interconnectedness of early civilizations’ pathways. This overseas selection of readings supplying an outline and comparative research of a number of subtle structures of shipping and conversation throughout pre-modern cultures.

  • Offers a comparative research of numerous refined structures of overland delivery and communique networks throughout pre-modern cultures
  • Addresses the burgeoning curiosity in connectivity and globalization in historic historical past, archaeology, anthropology, and up to date paintings in community analysis
  • Explores the societal, cultural, and spiritual implications of assorted transportation networks round the globe
  • Includes contributions from a global workforce of students with services on pre-modern India, China, Japan, the Americas, North Africa, Europe, and the close to East
  • Structured to motivate comparative pondering throughout case studies

Content:
Chapter 1 Overland Shortcuts for the Transmission of Buddhism (pages 12–32): Jason Neelis
Chapter 2 the ability of street Networks in the course of China's Classical period (323 BCE–316 CE): laws, Metaphors, Rituals, and Deities (pages 33–65): Michael Nylan
Chapter three Privatizing the community: deepest Contributions and highway Infrastructure in overdue Imperial China (1500–1900) (pages 66–89): Nanny Kim
Chapter four Linking the area: The Gokaido road community in Early smooth Japan (1603–1868) (pages 90–105): Constantine N. Vaporis
Chapter five Obliterated Itineraries: Pueblo Trails, Chaco Roads, and Archaeological wisdom (pages 106–127): James E. Snead
Chapter 6 Roads to Ruins: The position of Sacbeob in historical Maya Society (pages 128–146): Justine M. Shaw
Chapter 7 The Chinchaysuyu street and the Definition of an Inca Imperial panorama (pages 147–167): Catherine Julien
Chapter eight The Sahara as street for exchange and information (pages 168–184): Pekka Masonen
Chapter nine From the Indus to the Mediterranean: the executive association and Logistics of the good Roads of the Achaemenid Empire1 (pages 185–201): Pierre Briant
Chapter 10 The Well?Remembered direction: Roadways and Cultural reminiscence in Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt (pages 202–221): Jennifer Gates?Foster
Chapter eleven Roads, Integration, Connectivity, and financial functionality within the Roman Empire (pages 222–234): R. Bruce Hitchner
Chapter 12 Roads now not Featured: A Roman Failure to speak? (pages 235–254): Richard J. A. Talbert
Chapter thirteen highway Connectivity and the constitution of old Empires: A Case research from past due Antiquity (pages 255–264): Michael Maas and Derek Ruths
Chapter 14 Jews and information: The interplay of non-public and legitimate Communication?Networks in Jewish History1 (pages 265–275): Adam Silverstein

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Noscendi Nilum Cupido by Eleni Manolaraki

By Eleni Manolaraki

What significations did Egypt have for the Romans a century after Actium and afterwards? How did Greek imperial authors reply to the Roman fascination with the Nile? This publication explores Egypt's aftermath past the hostility of Augustan rhetoric, and Greek and Roman topoi of Egyptian ''barbarism''. Set opposed to heritage and fabric tradition, Julio-Claudian, Flavian, Antonine, and Severan authors exhibit a multivalent Egypt that defines Rome's more and more diffuse id whereas last a tantalizing tertium quid among Roman Selfhood and international Otherness

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Dead Lovers: Erotic Bonds and the Study of Premodern Europe by Basil Dufallo, Dr. Peggy McCracken

By Basil Dufallo, Dr. Peggy McCracken

From Eurydice to Laura and past, lifeless fans name forth robust expressions of grief, sorrow, love, and longing. They get together mourning and different rituals and appear to be intrinsically certain up with altering rules of subjecthood itself. Dead Lovers explores the complicated attachments to the determine of the useless lover in Western literature, artwork, and other kinds of cultural expression from classical antiquity throughout the heart a while and into the early glossy period. 

 

By reflecting at the research of lifeless fans, those essays additionally hint the improvement of topics and claims on the subject of our personal funding in a “dead” yet eroticized prior that we search to recover. The assortment bargains a sustained dialogue of ways scholarly curiosity within the illustration of loss and erotic bonds increases urgent questions about nostalgia, functionality, the position of have an effect on in highbrow paintings, and the gendered cultural values that script the outline and event of the erotic. In its specialize in loss as a domain of impact and mind's eye, Dead fanatics offers an unique and provocative contribution to the heritage of scholarship.

 

Basil Dufallo is Assistant Professor of Greek and Latin and Comparative Literature on the collage of Michigan.

Peggy McCracken is Professor of French and Women’s experiences on the collage of Michigan.

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Mystique (Bantam Books Historical Romance) by Amanda Quick

By Amanda Quick

A tantalizing story of a mythical knight and a headstrong woman whose bold quest for a mysterious crystal will draw them right into a whirlwind of treachery–and hope.

When the fearsome knight referred to as Hugh the Relentless swept into Lingwood Manor like a typhoon, every person cowered–except girl Alice. Sharp-tongued and unrepentant, the flame haired attractiveness believed Sir Hugh was once now not anyone to dread however the resolution to her goals. She knew he had come for the striking eco-friendly crystal, knew he will be displeased to discover that it was once now not in her ownership. but Alice had a proposition for the darkish and forbidding knight: In go back for a dowry that might unfastened Alice and her brother from their uncle's grab, she might lend her powers of detection to his warrior's abilities and jointly they'd get better his valuable stone. yet whilst Hugh authorised her phrases, he extra a of his personal: girl Alice needs to comply with a short lived betrothal–one that may quickly draw her deep into Hugh's nice stone fort, and right into a conflict that can threaten their lives...and their purely probability at love.

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Richard II: Manhood, Youth, and Politics 1377-99 by Christopher Fletcher

By Christopher Fletcher

Richard II (1377-99) has lengthy suffered from an surprisingly unmanly popularity. Over the centuries, he has been habitually linked to lavish courtly expenditure, absolutist principles, Francophile trends, and a love of peace, all of which were associated with the king's actual effeminacy. Even sympathetic money owed have primarily retained this photograph, basically pushing aside specific aspects of it, or representing Richard's attractiveness as facts of praiseworthy dissent from authorised norms of masculinity.Christopher Fletcher takes a notably diversified strategy, surroundings the politics of Richard II's reign firmly within the context of overdue medieval assumptions in regards to the nature of manhood and formative years. This makes it attainable not just to appreciate the time table of the king's critics, but additionally to indicate a brand new account of his activities. faraway from being the effeminate tyrant of ancient mind's eye, Richard was once a regular younger nobleman, attempting to determine his manhood-and accordingly his authority to rule-by completely traditional capacity; first via an army crusade, after which, fatally, via violent revenge opposed to those that tried to restrain him.The failure of Richard's topics to aid this aspiration produced a chain of conflicts with the king, within which his competitors discovered it handy to ascribe to him the traditional faults of teenybopper. those opinions derived their strength now not from the king's genuine character, yet from the healthy among yes modern assumptions approximately early life, effeminacy, and masculinity at the one hand, and the activities of Richard's government-constrained via tough and intricate circumstances-on the opposite.

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The state of speech : rhetoric and political thought in by Connolly, Joy; Cicero, Marcus Tullius

By Connolly, Joy; Cicero, Marcus Tullius

Rhetorical concept, the center of Roman schooling, taught principles of public talking which are nonetheless influential at the present time. yet Roman rhetoric has lengthy been considered as having little very important to claim approximately political principles. The country of Speech provides a forceful problem to this view. the 1st e-book to learn Roman rhetorical writing as a method of political notion, it specializes in Rome's maximum practitioner and theorist of public speech, Cicero. via new readings of his dialogues and treatises, pleasure Connolly exhibits how Cicero's remedy of the Greek rhetorical tradition's vital questions is formed via his perfect of the republic and the citizen. Rhetoric, Connolly argues, sheds new mild on Cicero's private political preoccupations: the formation of person and communal id, the communicative function of the physique, and the "unmanly" points of politics, specially civility and compromise.

Transcending conventional strains among rhetorical and political conception, The kingdom of Speech is an incredible contribution to the present debate over the function of public speech in Roman politics. rather than a standard, top-down version of strength, it sketches a dynamic version of authority and consent enacted via oratorical functionality and examines how oratory modeled an ethics of citizenship for the hundreds in addition to the elite. It explains how imperial Roman rhetoricians reshaped Cicero's perfect republican citizen to fulfill the hot political stipulations of autocracy, and defends Ciceronian proposal as a source for modern democracy.

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