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 Women in Purple Rulers of Medieval Byzantium
Women in Purple Rulers of Medieval Byzantium
Author: Judith Herrin
Women in Purple Rulers of Medieval Byzantium
Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691117802
2004
Format: EPUB
Size: 6,2 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 288
In the eighth and ninth centuries, three Byzantine empresses--Irene, Euphrosyne, and Theodora--changed history. Their combined efforts restored the veneration of icons, saving Byzantium from a purely symbolic and decorative art and ensuring its influence for centuries to come.
In this exhilarating and highly entertaining account, one of the foremost historians of the medieval period tells the story of how these fascinating women exercised imperial sovereignty with consummate skill and sometimes ruthless tactics. Though they gained access to the all-pervasive authority of the Byzantine ruling dynasty through marriage, all three continued to wear the imperial purple and wield tremendous power as widows. From Constantinople, their own Queen City, the empresses undermined competitors and governed like men. They conducted diplomacy across the known world, negotiating with the likes of Charlemagne, Roman popes, and the great Arab caliph Harun al Rashid.

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 The Jews of Byzantium 1204-1453
The Jews of Byzantium 1204-1453
Author: Steven B. Bowman
The Jews of Byzantium 1204-1453
Bloch Pub Co
ISBN: 0819707031
1985
Format: PDF
Size: 5,7 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 379
Bowman presents the sources with a critical historical introduction for the rediscovery of Balkan and Aegean Jewry from the Fourth Crusade to the Ottoman conquest of Constantinople. The book traces the fortunes of Greek Jews, their contact with co-religionists from Spain, Italy, the Crimea and their interaction with the variegated local populations and endemic conquerors of the region. From the beginning of the 13th century to the 16th century with special chapters on intellectual life, rabbinic interests, mysticism, Greek culture and the social and economic dimension.

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 The Oxford Handbook of Byzantine Studies
The Oxford Handbook of Byzantine Studies
The Oxford Handbook of Byzantine Studies (Oxford Handbooks)
Author: composite authors
Oxford University Press
2009
Pages: 1050
Language: English
Format: pdf
Size: 53.6 Mb

The Oxford Handbook of Byzantine Studies presents discussions by leading experts on all significant aspects of this diverse and fast-growing field. The Oxford Handbook of Byzantine Studies deals with the history and culture of the Byzantine Empire, the eastern half of the Late Roman Empire, from the fourth to the fourteenth century. Its centre was the city formerly known as Byzantium, refounded as Constantinople in 324 CE, the present-day Istanbul. Under its emperors, patriarchs, and all-pervasive bureaucracy Byzantium developed a distinctive society: Greek in language, Roman in legal system, and Christian in religion. Byzantium's impact in the European Middle Ages is hard to over-estimate, as a bulwark against invaders, as a meeting-point for trade from Asia and the Mediterranean, as a guardian of the classical literary and artistic heritage, and as a creator of its own magnificent artistic style.

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 Jewish self-government in the middle ages
Jewish self-government in the middle ages
Author:Louis Finkelstein
Jewish self-government in the middle ages
The Jewish Theological Seminary of America
1924
Format: PDF
Size: 95,9 MB
Language:English

A comprehensive history of the constitutional activities of the European Jewish communities during the Middle Ages. Various texts, in Hebrew with English translations, describe the enactments of the different synods.

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 A Cultural History of the Atlantic World, 1250-1820
A Cultural History of the Atlantic World, 1250-1820
Author: John K. Thornton
A Cultural History of the Atlantic World, 1250-1820
Cambridge University Press
2012
Format: PDF
Size: 10 Mb
Language: English

A Cultural History of the Atlantic World, 1250-1820 explores the idea that strong linkages exist in the histories of Africa, Europe, and North and South America. John K. Thornton provides a comprehensive overview of the history of the Atlantic Basin before 1830 by describing political, social, and cultural interactions between the continents' inhabitants. He traces the backgrounds of the populations on these three continental landmasses brought into contact by European navigation. Thornton then examines the political and social implications of the encounters, tracing the origins of a variety of Atlantic societies and showing how new ways of eating, drinking, speaking, and worshipping developed in the newly created Atlantic World. This book uses close readings of original sources to produce new interpretations of its subject.

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 Byzantine Studies and Other Essays
Byzantine Studies and Other Essays
Author: Hepburn Baynes
Byzantine Studies and Other Essays
Athlone Press
ISBN: 0837176735
1974
Format: PDF
Size: 37,9 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 392
Byzantine Studies and Other Essays

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 A Social History of England, 1200-1500
A Social History of England, 1200-1500
Author : Rosemary Horrox
: A Social History of England, 1200-1500
Cambridge
: 2006
ISBN: 0521783453
Pages: 528
Format : PDF
Size : 3 MB
Language : English

What was life really like in England in the later Middle Ages? This comprehensive introduction explores the full breadth of English life and society in the period 1200-1500. Opening with a survey of historiographical and demographic debates, the book then explores the central themes of later medieval society, including the social hierarchy, life in towns and the countryside, religious belief, and forms of individual and collective identity.
Clustered around these themes a series of authoritative essays develop our understanding of other important social and cultural features of the period, including the experience of war, work, law and order, youth and old age, ritual, travel and transport, and the development of writing and reading. Written in an accessible and engaging manner by an international team of leading scholars, this book is indispensable both as an introduction for students and as a resource for specialists.

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 Templars And The Freemasons
Templars And The Freemasons
Author: Harun Yahya
Templars And The Freemasons
GLOBAL PUBLISHING
2007
Format: PDF
Size: 3,88 mb
Language English
The Knights of the Temple—or Templars, for short—an organization that arose in the Middle Ages, but whose activities and supporters changed over the course of time. The Knights Templar first emerged after the First Crusade, rapidly adopted a political identity and became one of the greatest financial powers of the ages.
Initially portraying themselves as devout, they made use of the prestige and esteem they thus acquired. But statements from the Templar trials that began in 1327 revealed the organization’s true face: Shortly after its formation, it had adopted a form of satanic teaching and also acquired one of the greatest fortunes in Europe.
How did the Templars amass this financial power? How vast was their wealth? And now, who controls that sinister fortune they amassed, and to what ends is it being used?
To answer these questions, this book reconsiders the Knights Templars—whose history was dealt with in our earlier book on the subject—and their successors, the Freemasons, and shows how the Templars continue to be financed by illicit funds.

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 Fashion in Medieval France
Fashion in Medieval France
Author: S.G. Heller
Fashion in Medieval France
D.S.Brewer
2007
Format:pdf
Size:15,5 mb
Language:English

How are we to distinguish between a culture organized around fashion, and one where the desire for novel adornment is latent, intermittent, or prohibited? How do fashion systems organize social hierarchies, individual psychology, creativity, and production? Medieval French culture offers a case study of "systematic fashion", demonstrating desire for novelty, rejection of the old in favor of the new, and criticism of outrageous display. Texts from the twelfth and thirteenth centuries describe how cleverly-cut garments or unique possessions make a character distinctive, and even offer advice on how to look attractive on a budget or gain enough spending money to shop for oneself.

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 Historical Dictionary of Medieval India
Historical Dictionary of Medieval India
Author:Iqtidar Alam Khan
Historical Dictionary of Medieval India
2008
Series: Historical Dictionaries of Ancient Civilizations and Historical Eras (Book 20)
Scarecrow Press
Format:PDF
Size:1.78 MB
Language:English

The medieval period of Indian history is difficult to define clearly. It may be perceived as the long phase of India's transition from the ancient to the immediately pre-colonial times. The latter period would naturally be imagined commencing from Vasco da Gama's voyage round the Cape of Good Hope in 1498, or, alternatively, the establishment of the Mughal empire (1526). More definitely though, the renewed Islamic advance into north India, roughly from 1000 A.D. onwards leading to the rise of the Delhi Sultanate (1206), can be held to mark, in political and cultural terms, the beginning of the medieval period.

For the purpose of the Historical Dictionary of Medieval India, the period from 1000 A.D. to 1526 A.D. will be considered India's medieval times. The turbulent history of this period is told through the book's chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on key people, historical geography, arts, institutions, events, and other important terms.

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 Latin for Local History: An Introduction
Latin for Local History: An Introduction
Author: Eilen A. Gooder
Latin for Local History: An Introduction
Longman Group United Kingdom
1978
Format: PDF (rar+3%)
Size: 10,2 mb
Language: English
Pages: 147

Latin for Local History provides a self-teaching guide for those historians who wish to tackle the language in which the majority of pre-eighteenth century historical records have been written. It is unique in dealing only with Latin found in historical records of the medieval period. Practice material and exercises are provided in the form of documents most commonly encountered by the historian in their research - deeds, charters, court rolls, accounts, bishops' registers and so on.

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 Frommer’s Europe
Frommer’s Europe
Frommer’s Europe (12th edition)
Author:
John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
2012
Language: English
Pages: 1088
Format: pdf
Size: 135,5 mb
ISBN: 1118369076

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 1066: The Hidden History in the Bayeux Tapestry
1066: The Hidden History in the Bayeux Tapestry
Author: Andrew Bridgeford
1066: The Hidden History in the Bayeux Tapestry
Walker & Company
2006
ISBN: 0802777422
Format: EPUB
Size: 7,6 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 354
For more than 900 years the Bayeux Tapestry has preserved one of history's greatest dramas: the Norman Conquest of England, culminating in the death of King Harold at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. Historians have held for centuries that the majestic tapestry trumpets the glory of William the Conqueror and the victorious Normans. But is this true? In 1066, a brilliant piece of historical detective work, Andrew Bridgeford reveals a very different story that reinterprets and recasts the most decisive year in English history. Reading the tapestry as if it were a written text, Bridgeford discovers a wealth of new information subversively and ingeniously encoded in the threads, which appears to undermine the Norman point of view while presenting a secret tale undetected for centuries-an account of the final years of Anglo-Saxon England quite different from the Norman version. Bridgeford brings alive the turbulent 11th century in western Europe, a world of ambitious warrior bishops, court dwarfs, ruthless knights, and powerful women. 1066 offers readers a rare surprise-a book that reconsiders a long-accepted masterpiece, and sheds new light on a pivotal chapter of English history.

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 Byzantium and Venice A Study in Diplomatic and Cultural Relations
Byzantium and Venice A Study in Diplomatic and Cultural Relations
Author: Donald M. Nicol
Byzantium and Venice A Study in Diplomatic and Cultural Relations
Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521428947
1992
Format: PDF
Size: 14,3 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 480
This book traces the diplomatic, cultural, and commercial links between Constantinople and Venice from the foundation of the Venetian Republic to the Fall of the Byzantine Empire. It aims to show how, with the encouragement of the Fourth Crusade in 1204, the Venetians came to dominate first the Genoese and thereafter the whole Byzantine economy. At the same time, the author points to those important cultural and, above all, political reasons why the relationship between the two states was always inherently unstable.

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 Encyclopedia of Medieval Philosophy: Philosophy between 500 and 1500
Encyclopedia of Medieval Philosophy: Philosophy between 500 and 1500
Encyclopedia of Medieval Philosophy: Philosophy between 500 and 1500
Springer
Author: Henrik Lagerlund
2010
Pages: 1423
Format: PDF
Size: 11 mb
Language: English

Research on medieval philosophy has advanced greatly in the last thirty years, but there has not been a comprehensive encyclopedia summarizing the current research available. This two-volume reference work fills that void.
The Encyclopedia of Medieval Philosophy covers all areas of philosophy in the Middle Ages and part of the Renaissance, ranging from 500 to 1500 CE. It contains general entries on medieval philosophers and medieval philosophies and on the key terms and concepts in the subject area, but it also provides more in-depth details and analyses of particular theories. Furthermore, in order to gain an insight into the social and cultural context of the material, entries are included on the teaching of philosophy, the career of philosophers, and the place of philosophy within the universities.
Complete with cross-references between key words and related essays to enable efficient searches, this Encyclopedia is exhaustive, unprecedented, and user-friendly. It is indispensable for scholars of medieval philosophy and of the history of ideas, and it is also useful for anyone interested in medieval ideas and thought.

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 Coinage and money in the Byzantine Empire. 1081-1261
Coinage and money in the Byzantine Empire. 1081-1261
Author: Hendy M.F.
Coinage and money in the Byzantine Empire. 1081-1261
J.J. Augustin
1969
Format: PDF
Size: 25,1 mb
Language: English

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 The Cambridge medieval history. Vol.4
The Cambridge medieval history. Vol.4
The Cambridge medieval history
Cambridge University Press
Author: J.B. Bury
1911
Pages: 1040
Format: PDF
Size: 90 mb
Language: English

I. LEO III AND THE ISAURIAN DYNASTY (717—802)
II. FROM NICEPHORUS I TO THE FALL OF THE
PHRYGIAN DYNASTY
III. THE MACEDONIAN DYNASTY FROM 867 TO 976 a. d.
IV. THE MACEDONIAN DYNASTY FROM 976 TO 1057 a.d.
V. THE STRUGGLE WITH THE SARACENS (717—867)
VI. ARMENIA
VII. THE EMPIRE AND ITS NORTHERN NEIGHBOURS
VIII. THE RISE AND FALL OF THE FIRST BULGARIAN EMPIRE
(679—1018)
IX. THE GREEK CHURCH; ITS RELATIONS WITH THE WEST
UP TO 1064
X. (A) MUSLIM CIVILISATION DURING THE ABBASID PERIOD
XI. THE EARLIER COMNENI
XII. THE LATER COMNENI
XIII. THE EMPIRE OP NICAEA AND THE RECOVERY
OP CONSTANTINOPLE
XIV. THE BALKAN STATES - The Zenith of Bulgaria and SeHbia (1186 — 1355)
XV. THE BALKAN STATES - The Turkish Conquest (1355—1483)
XVI. ATTEMPTS AT REUNION OF THE GREEK AND LATIN
CHURCHES
XVII. THE MONGOLS
XVIII. THE OTTOMAN TURKS TO THE FALL OF CONSTANTINOPLE
XIX. BYZANTINE LEGISLATION FROM THE DEATH
OF JUSTINIAN (565) TO 1463
XX. THE GOVERNMENT AND ADMINISTRATION OF THE
BYZANTINE EMPIRE
XXI. BYZANTINE CIVILISATION

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 The Castles of Suffolk
The Castles of Suffolk
The Castles of Suffolk
Author: Peter Truon
Poppyland Publishing
2004
ISBN: 0-946148-686
Pages: 98
Language: English
Format: PDF
Size: 33.7 MB

Suffolk has a rich heritage which can be discovered in many of its historic attractions and heritage sites including:- Framlingham Castle, Leiston Abbey, Sutton Hoo, Kentwell Hall, Palace House (Newmarket) and Otley Hall to mention just a few.

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 A History of the Church in the Middle Ages
A History of the Church in the Middle Ages
Author: F Donald Logan
A History of the Church in the Middle Ages, 2nd edition
Routledge
2012
Format: PDF/ePub
Size: 16.5 Mb
Language: English

For its humane and learned approach to its enormous canvas, as well as for the cogency with which it penetrates at speed to the essentials of a vanished historical epoch, this History of the Church in the Middle Ages deserves a very wide audience indeed.

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