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The Writings Of Agnes Of Harcourt

Author : Agnes (d'Harcourt, abbesse de Longchamp)
ISBN : UOM:39015056275863
Genre : History
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Agnes of Harcourt is an important though little-known 13th-century author. Born into a leading Norman noble family, she became an abbess at the new royal Franciscan abbey of Longchamp, founded just outside of Paris by Isabelle of France, sister of Louis IX. In the 1280s Agnes wrote a substantial biography of Isabelle of France, as well as a brief letter detailing Louis IX's involvement with the abbey. These texts were based on Agnes' first-hand observations and contained many lively stories about their royal subjects of St Louis and on the lives of some of the most interesting and powerful men and women of the day. More significantly, they preserve one of the very few female perspectives we have for this period, and in The Life of Isabelle, offer what is probably the first biography of one woman by another in French. Presents an English translation of her texts and a substantial introduction to her life and work. This critical edition includes both the old French and English versions of the texts.
Category: History

Defenders And Critics Of Franciscan Life

Author : Michael Cusato
ISBN : 9789047429746
Genre : Religion
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The essays in this volume present a fresh approach to the different and shifting ways that the Franciscan Order and its apostlolic activities were perceived - positively and negatively - by men and women in Europe in the late Middle Ages and Early Modern Period.
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Order And Disorder The Poor Clares Between Foundation And Reform

Author : Bert Roest
ISBN : 9789004244757
Genre : History
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In Order and Disorder: The Poor Clares between Foundation and Reform, Bert Roest provides an up-to-date and comprehensive history of the Poor Clares from their early beginnings until the sixteenth century.
Category: History

Memory And Commemoration In Medieval Culture

Author : Elma Brenner
ISBN : 9781317097723
Genre : History
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In medieval society and culture, memory occupied a unique position. It was central to intellectual life and the medieval understanding of the human mind. Commemoration of the dead was also a fundamental Christian activity. Above all, the past - and the memory of it - occupied a central position in medieval thinking, from ideas concerning the family unit to those shaping political institutions. Focusing on France but incorporating studies from further afield, this collection of essays marks an important new contribution to the study of medieval memory and commemoration. Arranged thematically, each part highlights how memory cannot be studied in isolation, but instead intersects with many other areas of medieval scholarship, including art history, historiography, intellectual history, and the study of religious culture. Key themes in the study of memory are explored, such as collective memory, the links between memory and identity, the fallibility of memory, and the linking of memory to the future, as an anticipation of what is to come.
Category: History

Living Saints Of The Thirteenth Century

Author : Anneke B. Mulder-Bakker
ISBN : UIUC:30112045139596
Genre : History
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A poetic approach to revising and re-creating Caribbean mythology on an epic scale, this book-length autobiographical poem in five parts addresses the large themes of the Caribbean experience: history, migration, myth, and domestic love. The different movements vary in style and tone—from blank verse, to terza rima, to heroic couplets—but are unified by the voice of the single narrator, which changes over time. Prefaced by a passage from the Ramayana, the poem begins on the plains of Caroni, where the narrator traces his beginnings, and moves to an overnight bus journey through Europe, a sojourn in Toronto, and an account of a broken marriage, addressed to the narrator’s daughter. The series of poems ends with “The Last Avatar,” a miniepic which recasts the Caribbean as a Hindu eschatological myth and places its heroes as the holy trinity of Brahma, Shiva, and Vishnu in Caribbean terms.
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Eclipse Of Empire

Author : Chris Jones
ISBN : STANFORD:36105124014528
Genre : History
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Through an innovative and wide-ranging exploration this book examines the reality behind the assumption that the idea of a universal ruler became increasingly irrelevant in late-medieval Europe. Focusing on France in the century before the outbreak of the Hundred Years War, it explores attitudes towards the contemporary institution of the western Empire, its rulers, and its place in the world. Historians have tended to assume that there was little place for a universal Empire and its would-be rulers in late-medieval thought. Pointing to the rapid decline in the fortunes of the Empire after the death of the Emperor Frederick II, the rediscovery of Aristotle's Politics by western Europeans, and the growing confidence - and burgeoning bureaucracy - of the kings of France and England, it is often argued that the claims to universal domination of men like the Emperor Henry VII, or indeed of popes like Boniface VIII, were becoming increasingly anachronistic, not to say a little ridiculous. Perceptions of the Empire undoubtedly changed in this period. Yet, whether it was in the cloisters of Saint-Denis, the pamphlets of Pierre Dubois, or even the thought of Charles d'Anjou, the first Angevin king of Sicily, this book argues that the Empire and its ruler still had an important, indeed unique, role to play in a properly ordered Christian society. Chris Jones grew up in the Middle East before reading history at Durham. He now lives in New Zealand where he holds a lectureship in History at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch.
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Faith Reason

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ISBN : UOM:39015066164743
Genre : Theology
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Reading The Eve Of St Agnes

Author : Jack Stillinger
ISBN : 0195351509
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Using the 180-year history of Keats'sEve of St. Agnes as a basis for theorizing about the reading process, Stillinger's book explores the nature and whereabouts of "meaning" in complex works. A proponent of authorial intent, Stillinger argues a theoretical compromise between author and reader, applying a theory of interpretive democracy that includes the endlessly multifarious reader's response as well as Keats's guessed-at intent. Stillinger also considers the process of constructing meaning, and posits an answer to why Keats's work is considered canonical, and why it is still being read and admired.
Category: Literary Criticism

Isabelle Of France

Author : Sean Linscott Field
ISBN : UOM:39015066737589
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Field maintains that Isabelle was a key actor in creating the aura of sanctity that surrounded the French royal family in the thirteenth century, underscoring the link between the growth of Capetian prestige and power and the idea of a divinely ordained, virtuous, and holy royal family. Her contemporary reputation for sanctity emerges from a careful analysis of the Life of Isabelle of France written by the third abbess of Longchamp, Agnes of Harcourt, and from papal bulls, letters, and other contemporary sources that have only recently come to light. Field also argues that Isabelle had a profound effect on the institutional history of Franciscan women. By remaining outside the official Franciscan and church hierarchies, Isabelle maintained an ambiguous position that allowed her to embrace Franciscan humility while retaining royal influence.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Reading Thinking Writing

Author : Iris M. Tiedt
ISBN : UOM:39015014882941
Genre : Education
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Guiding Language Learning

Author : Mildred Agnes Dawson
ISBN : UCAL:B4238058
Genre : English language
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Dictionary Of American Children S Fiction 1960 1984

Author : Alethea Helbig
ISBN : 0313252335
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Comprehensive dictionary of American children's fiction from 1960 to 1984. Includes short synopsis and brief information on author.
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ISBN : UIUC:30112053621733
Genre : Education
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