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Download Sacred and Secular in Medieval and Early Modern Cultures: by Lawrence Besserman PDF

By Lawrence Besserman

This booklet illuminates the pervasive interaction of "sacred" and "secular" phenomena within the literature, heritage, politics, and faith of the center a long time and Early glossy classes. Following an advent that examines methodological questions within the learn of the sacred and the secular, the opposite essays deal with (among different topics): outdated English poetry, troubadour lyrics, twelfth-century romance, the Gregorian Reform, heart English lyrics and the paintings of the Pearl-poet, Luther, and Shakespeare. The essays accrued right here represent a brand new manner of making use of a vintage dichotomy to significant cultural phenomena of the pre-modern era.

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Download The Dance of the Muses: Choral Theory and Ancient Greek by A. P. David PDF

By A. P. David

This ebook develops an actual and even as innovative musical research of old Greek poetry. It departs from the summary metrical analyses of the previous in that it conceives the rhythmic and harmonic parts of poetry as essential to the total expression, and decisive within the interpretation of its that means. David deals a thoroughgoing remedy of Homeric poetics: right here a few outstanding discoveries within the harmonic circulation of epic verse, whilst mixed with a few ignored evidence in regards to the beginning of the hexameter in a "dance of the Muses," bring about crucial new puzzling over the genesis and the shape of Homeric poetry. He additionally supplies a foretaste of the end result to be harvested in lyric through a musical research, which applies a brand new idea of the Greek tonic accessory and considers concretely the position of dance in functionality.

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Download The Highlander's Touch by Karen Marie Moning PDF

By Karen Marie Moning

A Warrior Of Immortal Powers

He used to be a amazing Scottish warrior who lived in an international sure via old legislation and undying magic. yet no immortal powers might arrange the laird of chateau Brodie for the stunning accursed lass who stood prior to him. A poor trick of destiny had despatched her seven hundred years again in time and into his inner most chamber to tempt him along with her beauty—and seduce him with a wish he may well by no means satisfy. For this girl he burned to own was once also
the girl he had foresworn to wreck.

A girl stuck within the Mists Of Time

When Lisa felt the earth circulate below her toes, the fiercely self sufficient 21st-century girl by no means dreamed she used to be falling...into one other century. however the robust, bare warrior who stood obtrusive down at her was once basically too real...and too dangerously arousing. Irresistibly good-looking he should be, yet Lisa had no goal of closing during this savage land torn by means of treachery and conflict. How may perhaps she be aware of that her seductive captor had different plans for her...plans that might shop her from a sad destiny? Or that this guy who had in the past forsaken love may defy time itself to say her for his own....

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Download Society, Medicine and Religion in the Sacred Tales of Aelius by Ido Israelowich PDF

By Ido Israelowich

Aelius Aristides' "Sacred stories" supply a distinct chance to check how an informed guy of the second one Century CE got here to phrases with disease. The reports portrayed within the "Tales" reveal an realizing of affliction in either spiritual and scientific phrases. Aristides was once a religious worshipper of Asclepius whereas even as being a sufferer of a few of the main unique physicians of his day. This monograph bargains a textual research of the "Sacred stories" within the context of the so-called moment Sophistic; drugs and the scientific use of dream interpretation; and faith, with specific emphasis at the cult of Asclepius and the visible ability used to exhibit non secular content material.

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Download Our Little Celtic Cousin of Long Ago by Evaleen Stein, John Goss PDF

By Evaleen Stein, John Goss

The tale of Ferdiad, a boy of eire, for the period of excessive King Brian Boru, while the Danes have been pillaging the Irish geographical region. How his foster-father Angus turns into poet to the excessive King and the way Ferdiad himself recovers a misplaced treasure. offers a glimpse into the customs and social lifetime of the Celts, with specific emphasis on their inventive achievements, together with the publication of Kells and the tales of Cuculain. compatible for a long time eight and up.

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Download Plotinus: Volume I, Porphyry on Plotinus, Ennead I by Plotinus, Paul Henry, A. H. Armstrong, Porphyry PDF

By Plotinus, Paul Henry, A. H. Armstrong, Porphyry

Plotinus (204/5–270 CE) was once the 1st and maximum of Neoplatonic philosophers. His writings have been edited by way of his disciple Porphyry, who released them decades after his master's demise in six units of 9 treatises every one (the Enneads). Plotinus seemed Plato as his grasp, and his personal philosophy is a profoundly unique improvement of the Platonism of the 1st centuries of the Christian period and the heavily comparable considered the Neopythagoreans, with a few affects from Aristotle and his fans and the Stoics, whose writings he knew good yet used significantly. he's a different mixture of mystic and Hellenic rationalist. His idea ruled later Greek philosophy and motivated either Christians and Moslems, and continues to be alive at the present time due to its union of rationality and severe spiritual event. In his acclaimed variation of Plotinus, Armstrong presents very good introductions to every treatise. His priceless notes clarify vague passages and provides connection with parallels in Plotinus and others.

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Download Literature and Society in Renaissance Crete by David Holton PDF

By David Holton

This e-book provides a accomplished examine of the literature of the Cretan Renaissance and relates it to its historic, social and cultural context. Crete, governed by means of Venice from 1211 to 1669, spoke back to the stimulus of touch with the Renaissance in a physique of narrative, own and dramatic poetry, written within the Cretan dialect, and now considered as a huge impression on glossy Greek literature. The old history is said to an exam of the constitution of Veneto-Cretan society, whereas the relevant chapters be aware of the literary texts together with tragedy, comedy, pastoral and spiritual drama.

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Download Valuing Others in Classical Antiquity by Ralph M. Rosen, Ineke Sluiter PDF

By Ralph M. Rosen, Ineke Sluiter

How does a discourse of valuing others support to make a bunch a bunch? The 5th in a sequence exploring old values, this ebook investigates what price phrases and evaluative innovations have been utilized in Greece and Rome to articulate the concept humans belong jointly, as a relatives, a bunch, a polis, a neighborhood, or simply as fellow humans. Human groups thrive on prosocial habit. In eighteen chapters, starting from Greek tragedy to the Roman gladiators and from residence structure to the idea that of friendship, this booklet demonstrates how such habit is anchored and promoted via culturally particular expressions of evaluative discourse.Valuing others in classical antiquity will be of curiosity to linguists, literary students, historians, and philosophers alike.

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Download Richard II: Manhood, Youth, and Politics 1377-99 by Christopher Fletcher PDF

By Christopher Fletcher

Richard II (1377-99) has lengthy suffered from an surprisingly unmanly attractiveness. Over the centuries, he has been habitually linked to lavish courtly expenditure, absolutist principles, Francophile traits, and a love of peace, all of that have been associated with the king's actual effeminacy. Even sympathetic debts have primarily retained this photo, in simple terms pushing aside specific aspects of it, or representing Richard's acceptance as facts of praiseworthy dissent from permitted norms of masculinity.Christopher Fletcher takes a noticeably diverse technique, environment the politics of Richard II's reign firmly within the context of overdue medieval assumptions in regards to the nature of manhood and formative years. This makes it attainable not just to appreciate the time table of the king's critics, but additionally to signify a brand new account of his activities. faraway from being the effeminate tyrant of ancient mind's eye, Richard was once a standard younger nobleman, attempting to determine his manhood-and for that reason his authority to rule-by completely traditional capability; first via an army crusade, after which, fatally, via violent revenge opposed to those that tried to restrain him.The failure of Richard's matters to help this aspiration produced a chain of conflicts with the king, during which his rivals stumbled on it handy to ascribe to him the traditional faults of teenage. those reviews derived their strength no longer from the king's genuine character, yet from the healthy among sure modern assumptions approximately early life, effeminacy, and masculinity at the one hand, and the activities of Richard's government-constrained by means of tough and intricate circumstances-on the opposite.

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