Guilhèm: ou les Enfances d'un chevalier by Maryse Rouy

By Maryse Rouy

• l. a. suite d'Azalaïs ou los angeles Vie courtoise publié en 1995 qui fut acclamé par los angeles critique.

• Le roman se lit indépendamment du prime. C'est une suite autonome.

• Un roman historique grand public de facture raffinée qui plaira aux amateurs du genre.

• Un récit plein de sensibilité et de rebondissements qui nous fait découvrir de l'intérieur l. a. vie des petites seigneuries dans le sud de l. a. France.

• De superbes tableaux de l. a. vie quotidienne de l'époque.

• l. a. relation d'une mère et d'un fils dans une autre époque.

Nous sommes au XIIe siècle, en Comminges, dans le sud de los angeles France. los angeles seigneurie de l. a. Moure est dirigée par Azalaïs, jeune veuve qui vient de se marier en deuxièmes noces avec Arnaut, chevalier et troubadour qui s'était retiré dans l. a. vie monastique. Azalaïs a deux enfants : Guilhèm, âgé d'une dizaine d'années et Jeanne, un bébé en bas-âge.

Le jeune Guilhèm, au tempérament fougueux et impulsif, s'accommode mal du remariage de sa mère. Mais il n'aura pas à subir longtemps los angeles présence de son beau-père motor vehicle on l'enverra parfaire son éducation à l. a. cour de Bernart de Comminges, où il restera plusieurs années. Accompagné de François, son fidèle serviteur et ami, Guilhèm fera l'apprentissage de los angeles vie d'homme et de chevalier : entraînement body, tournois, initiation à los angeles poésie et à l'amour, vie de groupe, notre héros traversera plusieurs épreuves avant de prendre los angeles relève de sa mère comme chef de los angeles seigneurie.

Pendant que nous suivons les étapes de vie de Guilhèm, nous assistons au destin des jeunes filles de l. a. seigneurie : Brunemarthe, los angeles promise de Guilhèm, Marie sa demi-soeur, Jeanne sa soeur ainsi que les suivantes du château. Nous cheminons aussi avec Azalaïs, dans ses efforts pour retrouver le lien passionné qui l'unissait à Arnaut jadis... Amours, jalousies, espoirs, intrigues sèmeront le parcours de ces femmes d'autrefois que l'écriture good de Maryse Rouy nous rend proches et familières.

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Historia medieval del sexo y del erotismo by Ana Martos Rubio

By Ana Martos Rubio

“Así pues, encontramos una obra imprescindible y accesible para curiosos de toda condición, a pesar de que se hace más conveniente como libro de consulta que de lectura, especialmente en los primeros capítulos.”
(Web Anika entre libros)

“Con un lenguaje sencillo y práctico l. a., autora nos habla de un tema tabú en los angeles Edad Media: el sexo. Aunque los angeles iglesia católica se empeñaba en tratar al sexo como algo impuro, vergonzoso y sucio, lo cierto es que, realmente, los angeles época medieval no fue tan puritana como siempre habíamos creído.”
(Web Literariamente hablando)

Contra los angeles creencia generalizada, los angeles Edad Media fue un periodo en donde el goce sexual fue considerado una prioridad médica y se escribieron numerosos tratados sobre erotismo.

Persiste los angeles inspiration de que los angeles Edad Media fue una época oscura y puritana, pero lejos de esa thought, el Medievo fue una época compleja en l. a. que se mezclaba el temor al pecado carnal con un erotismo exacerbado fruto de las teorías médicas en boga. Historia medieval del sexo y del erotismo nos lleva a recorrer esta etapa compleja y de teorías contradictorias, en los angeles que pronto surgirán discusiones sobre los angeles procreación, los angeles lujuria y los angeles sexualidad que quedaron plasmados en textos como el Codex Vidobonensis, el Canon de Avicena, o el De Coitu. Estos textos mostrarán l. a. clara influencia de los angeles medicina griega sobre l. a. medicina medieval y el asombro que sentían los médicos medievales por cuestiones tan cotidianas como los angeles menstruación o el deseo sexual.

El libro de Ana Martos, no obstante, no es sólo un tratado sobre medicina y sexualidad medieval, sino que acompañan los angeles obra una serie de relatos sobre confabulaciones políticas e historias de amor entre reyes y reinas sin las que el tema crucial sería inexplicable. También debe hacer una pequeña incursión en las teorías filosóficas, teológicas y científicas, y en las creaciones literarias, que determinaron los angeles sexualidad y el amor, carnal o platónico, de los angeles época. Para los médicos griegos, el esperma femenino participaba también en l. a. procreación por lo que cualquier técnica destinada a propiciar su secreción y el orgasmo femenino period considerada dentro de l. a. moralidad cristiana, desde ese momento proliferan los libros y manuales sobre erotismo, existía sin embargo, una corriente inspirada en Aristóteles que sostenía que los angeles mujer period mero receptáculo y su placer, por tanto, innecesario. El triunfo de esta corriente llevará asociado l. a. condena religiosa del orgasmo femenino y el sometimiento sexual que ha durado hasta hace bien poco.

Razones para comprar l. a. obra:

• los angeles obra nos muestra el origen sobre más de un tabú sexual que ha llegado a nuestros días con el fin de explicar l. a. falta de fundamento de dichos prejuicios.
• Mezcla dos historias curiosas y asombrosas que son fundamentales para comprender al ser humano: los angeles historia del erotismo y los angeles historia de l. a. medicina.
• los angeles Edad Media dio origen a numerosas formas de amor que se repiten, con sutiles variaciones en los clichés de películas y novelas contemporáneas.
• El libro tiene numerosas imágenes que ilustran el contenido del texto y una bibliografía para quien quiera profundizar en el tema.

Una obra que mezcla l. a. historia de los angeles medicina y los angeles del erotismo, pero también nos mostrará los tópicos que han llegado hasta nuestros días como los angeles relación entre masturbación y ceguera, los desperfectos que causa los angeles mujer cuando menstrua o los sofocos y desmayos del mal de amores decimonónico.

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Handbook To Life In The Medieval World, Volumes 1-3 by Madeline Pelner Cosman, Linda Gale Jones

By Madeline Pelner Cosman, Linda Gale Jones

An exciting new three-volume reference, instruction manual to lifestyles within the Medieval global appears to be like on the medieval interval from the point of view of Christians, Jews, and Muslims who inherited and inhabited the Classical Roman Empire, which stretched from the British Isles via Continental Europe, the Mediterranean, North Africa, the center East, Asia Minor, and past. Treating jointly the background, tradition, economic climate, and societies of those 3 civilizations permits us to work out basically how heavily intertwined their lives have been, even now and then of severe clash and enmity. existence within the medieval international differed markedly for Christians, Jews, and Muslims, and impressive examples of interrelationships between those 3 cultural teams are top understood through learning those modifications. within the years among 500 and 1500, every one of those 3 cultures created admirable works, yet few sleek books supply enough details at the Christian tradition of the center a while. Following the vintage structure of the guide to lifestyles sequence, this precise set bargains a finished connection with the background, society, economic climate, war, technology, philosophy, faith, tradition, and lifestyle of the medieval global. Chapters comprise: *History *Society *Economy and alternate *Warfare and guns *Philosophy and faith *Mysticism and Magic *Medicine, technology, and know-how *Art and structure *Literature *Music and Dance *Holidays and gala's *Clothing and Textiles.

The medieval international keeps to fascinate buyers and to supply fabric for pop culture. guide to existence within the Medieval international appears to be like on the medieval interval from the viewpoint of Christians, Jews, and Muslims who inherited and inhabited the classical Roman Empire, which stretched from the British Isles via continental Europe, the Mediterranean, North Africa, and the center East to Asia Minor and past.

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The Cambridge Economic History of Europe from the Decline of

The second one quantity of The Cambridge fiscal historical past of Europe, first released in 1952, used to be a survey through a world staff of professional students protecting alternate and in pre-Roman, Roman and Byzantine Europe, the medieval alternate of northern and southern Europe, and the histories of medieval woollen manufacture, mining and metallurgy, and development in stone. This moment version, as well as revising such a lot chapters and the bibliographies appended to them, additionally fills gaps which arose from the wartime and post-war situations within which the 1st variation was once written. New chapters offer bills of the alternate and of japanese Europe, of medieval Europe's alternate with Asia and Africa, and of medieval coinage and foreign money. thinking about volumes I and III of the sequence, this quantity is designed to accomplish a entire assessment of the commercial background of medieval Europe as a complete. It was once deliberate by means of the past due Sir Michael Postan, and used to be mostly accomplished less than his editorship.

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Unholy War (Moontide Quartet, Book 3) by David Hair

By David Hair

The Moontide has arrived, the Leviathan Bridge has risen from the waves and the armies of the 3rd campaign are scuffling with to beat the continent of Antiopia as soon as and for all.

But issues will not be going solely as deliberate for the robust magi of the West.

Shaliyah, birthplace of the Prophet, now has a brand new identify: mom of Victories. by surprise the East is emerging, and Emperor Constant’s campaign is teetering at the fringe of catastrophe, because the unheard of luck of the Shihad turns into the catalyst for resistance all throughout Antiopia.
To Elena Anborn and Kazim Makani, Shaliyah is a decision to ultimately take in fingers opposed to the renegade spymaster Gurvon Gyle and his mercenary cabal.
For Queen Cera Nesti of Javon, it's a beacon as she seeks new how one can overthrow her husband, the usurper king, and reclaim Javon for her brother.
And Ramon Sensini, trapped at the back of enemy traces with the shattered remnants of the Southern military, sees it as yet another challenge in his determined try and get him males thoroughly home.
But hid amidst the hurricane and hearth of the conflict, emperors, Inquisitors, Souldrinkers and assassins alike are engaged in a determined, lethal and mystery fight to discover the Scytale of Corineus, the foremost to final energy. Its not going guardians are the failed mage Alaron Mercer and market-girl Ramita Ankesharan, pregnant widow of the world’s maximum mage – and what they decide to do with the Scytale might swap the realm forever.

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The Mongol Invasions of Japan, 1274 and 1281 by Stephen Turnbull

By Stephen Turnbull

The 2 makes an attempt through Khubilai Khan, the Mongol Emperor of China, to invade Japan in 1274 and 1281 symbolize specific occasions within the heritage of either nations. It pitted the samurai of Japan opposed to the fierce warriors of the steppes who had conquered part the identified world.

The Mongol conquest of Korea left them with a substantial volume of maritime assets, which enabled them to skinny heavily for the 1st time approximately crossing the Tsushima strait among Korea and Japan with a military of invasion. the 1st invasion, which started with savage raiding at the islands of Tsushima and Iki, made a landfall at Hakata Bay and compelled the samurai defenders again inland. fortunately for the japanese defenders, a typhoon scattered the Mongol invasion fleet, top them to desert this try.

In the intervening years the japanese made protecting practise, and the Mongol elevated their fleet and military, in order that the second one invasion concerned one of many biggest seaborne expeditions in international background as much as that point. This test was once aimed toward a similar touchdown website, Hakata Bay, and met stiffer competition shape the hot defences and the competitive jap defenders. compelled purchase a sequence of significant eastern raids to stick of their ships at anchor, the Mongol fleet was once obliterated by way of a storm - the kami kaze (divine wind) - for the lack of as many as ninety in line with cent of the invaders. even though extra arrangements have been made for an attack via the Mongols on the finish of the 13ht and starting of the 14th centuries, this proved to be the final real looking possibility of an invasion of the house islands until 1945.

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A History of Business in Medieval Europe, 1200-1550 by Edwin S. Hunt, James Murray

By Edwin S. Hunt, James Murray

A historical past of commercial in Medieval Europe, 1200-1550, demolishes the generally held view that the word "medieval business" is an oxymoron. The authors assessment the complete diversity of commercial in medieval western Europe, probing its Roman and Christian history to find the commercial and political forces that formed the association of agriculture, production, development, mining, transportation, and advertising. Then they take care of the responses of businessmen to the devastating plagues, famines, and war that beset Europe within the overdue heart a long time. Medieval businessmen's outstanding good fortune in dealing with this opposed new setting ready the way in which for the industrial enlargement of the 16th century.

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The Paschal Song and Hymns (Society of Biblical Literature: by Sedulius

By Sedulius

This can be the 1st whole English translation of the poetic works of Sedulius, a Christian Latin poet of overdue antiquity whose biblical epic and hymns have been significantly renowned in the course of the center a long time and the early glossy interval. The creation areas the poet and his works into his old and literary contexts, through the Latin textual content of Sedulius s poetic works with English translation on dealing with pages. Notes on linguistic and historic concerns are designed to assist the reader with very little Latin and just some familiarity with Sedulius s classical and biblical assets. Appendices provide texts and translations of incidental comparable fabrics, together with Sedulius s dedicatory letters; biographical notices, subscriptions, and laudatory poems linked to Sedulius s works within the manuscript culture; and consultant excerpts from Sedulius s personal prose paraphrase of the Paschale Carmen. the amount features a bibliography and index.

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The Flower of Paradise: Marian Devotion and Secular Song in by David J. Rothenberg

By David J. Rothenberg

There's a extraordinary similarity among Marian devotional songs and secular love songs of the past due center a while and Renaissance. disparate genres―one sacred, the opposite secular; one Latin, the opposite vernacular―both compliment an idealized, impossibly virtuous girl. each one does so via hugely stylized derivations of conventional medieval music types ― Marian prayer derived from previous Gregorian chant, and love songs and lyrics from medieval courtly tune. but regardless of their visible similarities, the 2 musical and poetic traditions have hardly ever been studied jointly. writer David Rothenberg takes in this activity with awesome good fortune, generating an invaluable and wide creation to Marian track and liturgy, after which coupling that with an incisive comparative research of this devotional shape with the phrases and tune of secular love songs of the period.
The Flower of Paradise examines the interaction of Marian devotional and secular poetics inside of polyphonic song from c. 1200 to c. 1500. via case reports of works that exhibit a particular symbolic resonance among Marian devotional and secular tune, the e-book illustrates the designated ethos of this era in ecu tradition. Rothenberg uses a powerful command of liturgical and non secular reports, literature and poetry, and paintings heritage to craft a examine with huge software throughout disciplinary boundaries.
With its huge scope and distinctive, incisive research, this e-book is fitted to students, scholars, and common readers alike. Undergraduate and graduate scholars of musicology, Medieval and Renaissance reports, comparative literature, artwork heritage, Western reglious heritage, and tune history―especially that of the center a while, Renaissance, and sacred music―will locate this ebook an invaluable and informative source at the interval. The Flower of Paradise is additionally of curiosity to these with a selected commitment to any of its different topic parts. for people occupied with non secular companies or those that widespread Medieval or Renaissance cultural websites and museums, this publication will deepen their wisdom and open up new methods of pondering the historical past and improvement of secular and sacred song and the Marian culture.

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The Medieval Origins of the Legal Profession: Canonists, by James A. Brundage

By James A. Brundage

Within the aftermath of sixth-century barbarian invasions, the criminal career that had grown and flourished through the Roman Empire vanished. still, specialist legal professionals abruptly reappeared in Western Europe seven-hundred years later throughout the 1230s whilst church councils and public professionals started to impose a physique of moral responsibilities on those that practiced legislation. James Brundage’s The Medieval Origins of the criminal Profession strains the historical past of criminal perform from its genesis in historical Rome to its rebirth within the early heart a long time and eventual resurgence within the courts of the medieval church.
                        through the top of the 11th century, Brundage argues, renewed curiosity in Roman legislation mixed with the increase of canon legislation of the Western church to set off a chain of consolidations within the career. New criminal methods emerged, and formal education for proctors and advocates grew to become invaluable in an effort to perform legislation within the reorganized church courts. Brundage demonstrates that many features that represent felony advocacy at the present time have been already in position by way of 1250, as legal professionals educated in Roman and canon legislation turned pros in each feel of the time period. A sweeping exam of the centuries-long strength fight among neighborhood courts and the Christian church, secular rule and spiritual edict, The Medieval Origins of the criminal career will be a source for the pro and the coed alike. (20081212)

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