Posts in category: Medieval
By Chris J. Peers
In 1271, Kubilai, ruler of the Mongol Empire, proclaimed himself the 1st Emperor of the Y?an dynasty. inside many years he used to be to realize keep an eye on of the remainder of China, in impact giving China cohesion and independence lower than an alien dynasty. His reign persevered until eventually 1368, while the local Ming dynasty got here to energy. targeting those regimes, this article explores the historical past, association and strategies of the Y?an and Ming armies from 1260-1520. various illustrations and color plates painting the guns and uniforms of the chinese language troops in brilliant element.
By Karl Reichl
Oral epic poetry continues to be played through Turkic singers in imperative Asia. On journeys to the zone, Karl Reichl gathered heroic poems from the Uzbek, Kazakh, and Karakalpak oral traditions. via an in depth research of those Turkic works, he indicates that they're typologically just like heroic poetry in previous English, outdated excessive German, and previous French and they can provide students new insights into the oral history of those medieval texts.Reichl attracts on his learn in important Asia to debate questions concerning functionality in addition to the singers' education, position in society, and repertoire. He asserts that heroic poetry and epic are basically desirous about the translation of the earlier in music: the brave deeds of ancestors, the quest for tribal and societal roots, and the definition and transmission of cultural values. Reichl unearths that during those traditions the heroic epic is a part of a usual approach that comes with ancient and eulogistic poetry in addition to heroic lays, a view that has diachronic implications for medieval poetry.Singing the prior reminds readers that simply because a lot medieval poetry used to be composed for oral recitation, either the Turkic and the medieval heroic poems should always be liked as poetry in functionality, as sound listened to, as phrases spoken or sung.
By Geoffrey W. Gust (auth.)
By Ernst Robert Curtius
Published simply after the second one global conflict, European Literature and the Latin center Ages is a sweeping exploration of the amazing continuity of eu literature throughout time and position, from the classical period as much as the early 19th century, and from the Italian peninsula to the British Isles. In what T. S. Eliot known as a "magnificent" e-book, Ernst Robert Curtius establishes medieval Latin literature because the very important transition among the literature of antiquity and the vernacular literatures of later centuries. the result's not anything under a masterful synthesis of ecu literature from Homer to Goethe.
European Literature and the Latin center Ages is a enormous paintings of literary scholarship. In a brand new creation, Colin Burrow presents severe insights into Curtius's lifestyles and ideas and highlights the exact value of this glorious book.
By Bradford Lee Eden
The 20th century witnessed the dramatic upward thrust of fable writing, yet few works are as renowned or enduring because the novels of J.R.R. Tolkien. strangely, little serious awareness has been paid to the presence of song in his novels. This number of essays explores the multitude of musical-literary allusions and topics intertwined all through Tolkien's physique of labor. Of specific curiosity is Tolkien's scholarly paintings with medieval track and its presentation and function perform, in addition to musical affects from his Victorian/Edwardian historical past. Discographies of Tolkien-influenced track of the 20 th and twenty first centuries are incorporated.
By Steven Harvey (auth.), Steven Harvey (eds.)
In January 1998 major students from Europe, the U.S., and Israel within the fields of medieval encyclopedias (Arabic, Latin and Hebrew) and medieval Jewish philosophy and technological know-how accumulated jointly at Bar-Ilan collage in Ramat-Gan, Israel, for a global convention on medieval Hebrew encyclopedias of technological know-how and philosophy. the first function of the convention was once to discover and outline the constitution, assets, nature, and features of the medieval Hebrew encyclopedias of technology and philosophy. This e-book, the 1st to dedicate itself to the medieval Hebrew encyclopedias of technological know-how and philosophy, comprises revised types of the papers that have been ready for this convention. This quantity additionally contains an annotated translation of Moritz Steinschneider's groundbreaking dialogue of this topic in his Die hebraeischen Übersetzungen.
The Medieval Hebrew Encyclopedias of technology and Philosophy may be of specific curiosity to scholars of medieval philosophy and technological know-how, Jewish highbrow background, the background of rules, and pre-modern Western encyclopedias.
By Alcuin Blamires (auth.)
By Bernard Felix Huppe
By Eglal Doss-Quinby, Roberta L. Krueger, E. Jane Burns
This number of essays will pay tribute to Nancy Freeman Regalado, a ground-breaking pupil within the box of medieval French literature whose study has continuously driven past disciplinary limitations. The articles within the quantity replicate the intensity and variety of her scholarship, in addition to her collaborations with literary critics, philologists, historians, artwork historians, musicologists, and vocalists - in France, England, and the U.S.. encouraged through her most modern paintings, those twenty-four essays are tied jointly by way of a unmarried query, wealthy in ramifications: how does functionality form our realizing of medieval and pre-modern literature and tradition, even if the character of that functionality is visible, linguistic, theatrical, musical, spiritual, didactic, socio-political, or editorial? The stories offered right here invite us to appear afresh on the interrelationship of viewers, writer, textual content, and artifact, to visualize new methods of conceptualizing the construction, transmission, and reception of medieval literature, song, and paintings. EGLAL DOSS-QUINBY is Professor of French at Smith university. ROBERTA L. KRUEGER is Professor of French at Hamilton collage. E. JANE BURNS is Professor of Women's experiences and Adjunct Professor of Comparative Literature on the college of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. members: ANNE AZÉMA, RENATE BLUMENFELD-KOSINSKI, CYNTHIA J. BROWN, ELIZABETH A. R. BROWN, MATILDA TOMARYN BRUCKNER, E. JANE BURNS, ARDIS BUTTERFIELD, KIMBERLEE CAMPBELL, ROBERT L. A. CLARK, MARK CRUSE, KATHRYN A. DUYS, ELIZABETH EMERY, SYLVIA HUOT, MARILYN LAWRENCE, KATHLEEN A. LOYSEN, LAURIE POSTLEWATE, EDWARD H. ROESNER, SAMUEL N. ROSENBERG, LUCY FREEMAN SANDLER, PAMELA SHEINGORN, HELEN SOLTERER, JANE H. M. TAYLOR, EVELYN BIRGE VITZ, LORI J. WALTERS, AND MICHEL ZINK.
By Bernard Guidot, Keith Busby, Logan E. Whalen
Those articles are generally all for medieval French literature, relatively these components within which the honorand of the amount, Rupert T. Pickens, has distinct himself: previous French Arthurian romance, Marie de France, chanson de geste, later poetry (including Villon), and the Occitan troubadour lyric. one of the individuals are one of the most major students from the america, Canada, France, Switzerland, and the U.K. operating in outdated French experiences this day. the amount can be of curiosity to experts in previous French, Occitan, and medieval literature as a rule. the various articles care for really unknown works, and all are knowledgeable by way of present advancements in medieval literary reviews.