Mohammed Charlemagne The Origins Of Europe

Author : Richard Hodges
ISBN : 0801492629
Genre : History
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In this concise book, Richard Hodges and David Whitehouse review the 'Pirenne thesis' in the light of archaeological information from northern Europe, the Mediterranean and western Asia.
Category: History

French Historians 1900 2000

Author : Philip Daileader
ISBN : 1444323660
Genre : History
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French Historians 1900-2000: The New Historical Writing in Twentieth-Century France examines the lives and writings of 40 of France’s great twentieth-century historians. Blends biography with critical analysis of major works, placing the work of the French historians in the context of their life stories Includes contributions from over 30 international scholars Provides English-speaking readers with a new insight into the key French historians of the last century
Category: History

Germanen Und Romanen Im Merowingerreich

Author : Hubert Fehr
ISBN : 9783110214611
Genre : Social Science
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This work focuses on one of the most striking archaeological phenomena of the Early Middle Ages in Europe, the so-called “Reihengräberfelder” (cemeteries with graves in rows). The author covers the development of their historical interpretation against the backdrop of an apparently fundamental contrast between the “Germanic tribes” and the “Romans.” However, his analysis demonstrates that these cemeteries cannot be seen as archaeological evidence of Germanic migration to the former boarder regions of the Roman Empire, but rather represent a cultural reaction to the break-up of Rome.
Category: Social Science

Handbook Of Medieval Studies

Author : Albrecht Classen
ISBN : 9783110215588
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This interdisciplinary handbook provides extensive information about research in medieval studies and its most important results over the last decades. The handbook is a reference work which enables the readers to quickly and purposely gain insight into the important research discussions and to inform themselves about the current status of research in the field. The handbook consists of four parts. The first, large section offers articles on all of the main disciplines and discussions of the field. The second section presents articles on the key concepts of modern medieval studies and the debates therein. The third section is a lexicon of the most important text genres of the Middle Ages. The fourth section provides an international bio-bibliographical lexicon of the most prominent medievalists in all disciplines. A comprehensive bibliography rounds off the compendium. The result is a reference work which exhaustively documents the current status of research in medieval studies and brings the disciplines and experts of the field together.
Category: Literary Criticism


Author : Alessandro Barbero
ISBN : 9780520239432
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 61.75 MB
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A sweeping biography of Charlemagne brings to life his physical appearance, family life, ideas and actions, and the events of his reign and provides an in-depth analysis of what it meant to be ruler of an empire that stretched across Europe.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

A Global Encyclopedia Of Historical Writing

Author : D.R. Woolf
ISBN : 9781134819980
Genre : History
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First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Category: History

Skandinavien Und Byzanz

Author : Roland Scheel
ISBN : 9783647367262
Genre : History
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Roland Scheel zeichnet ein grundlegend neues Bild der kulturellen Beziehungen zwischen Byzanz und den skandinavischen Ländern: Das jeweils Andere wird um 1200 zu einer wirkmächtigen semantischen Chiffre. Diese Sinnaufladung erweist sich als derart bedeutend, dass sie das Mittelalter hindurch bis in die Moderne in Europa identitätsprägend wirkt. Ergänzt wird die Studie durch umfassende Quellenregesten.
Category: History

Muhammad S Grave

Author : Leor Halevi
ISBN : 9780231511933
Genre : Religion
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In his probing study of the role of death rites in the making of Islamic society, Leor Halevi imaginatively plays prescriptive texts against material culture and advances new ways of interpreting highly contested sources. His original research reveals that religious scholars of the early Islamic period produced codes of funerary law not only to define the handling of a Muslim corpse but also to transform everyday urban practices. Relying on oral traditions, these scholars established new social patterns in the cities of Arabia, Mesopotamia, and the eastern Mediterranean. They distinguished Islamic rites from Christian, Jewish, and Zoroastrian rites and changed the way men and women interacted publicly and privately. In each chapter Halevi explores a different layer of human interaction, following the movement of the corpse from the deathbed to the grave. In the process he analyzes the real and imaginary relationships between husbands and wives, prayer leaders and mourners, and even dreamers and the dead. He describes how Muslims wailed for the deceased, prepared corpses for burial, marched in funerary processions, and prayed for the dead, highlighting the specific economic and political factors involved in these rituals as well as key religious and sexual divisions. Offering a unique perspective on the making of Islamic social and religious ideals during this early period, Halevi forges a fascinating link between the development of funerary rites and the efforts of an emerging religion to carve out its own, distinct identity. Muhammad's Grave is a groundbreaking history of the rise of Islam and the roots of contemporary Muslim attitudes toward the body and society.
Category: Religion

Conflict Conquest And Conversion

Author : Eleanor H. Tejirian
ISBN : 9780231511094
Genre : History
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Conflict, Conquest, and Conversion surveys two thousand years of the Christian missionary enterprise in the Middle East within the context of the region’s political evolution. Its broad, rich narrative follows Christian missions as they interacted with imperial powers and as the momentum of religious change shifted from Christianity to Islam and back, adding new dimensions to the history of the region and the nature of the relationship between the Middle East and the West. Historians and political scientists increasingly recognize the importance of integrating religion into political analysis, and this volume, using long-neglected sources, uniquely advances this effort. It surveys Christian missions from the earliest days of Christianity to the present, paying particular attention to the role of Christian missions, both Protestant and Catholic, in shaping the political and economic imperialism of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Eleanor H. Tejirian and Reeva Spector Simon delineate the ongoing tensions between conversion and the focus on witness and “good works” within the missionary movement, which contributed to the development and spread of nongovernmental organizations. Through its conscientious, systematic study, this volume offers an unparalleled encounter with the social, political, and economic consequences of such trends.
Category: History