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Froissart's Chronicles

By John Jolliffe
  • ISBN Code: : 057129023X
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Pages : 480
  • Category : History
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The Chronicles of Jean Froissart (1337-1410) are universally acknowledged as the most vivid and faithful account of 14th century events and ideas. This medieval collector of intelligence travelled widely from Scotland and Wales to France, Italy and the Netherlands, conversing with gentlemen of rank everywhere and developing a tremendous skill for persuading those about him to divulge their secrets. These Chronicles offer an unrivalled picture of the age of chivalry, drawn by a contemporary, with a verve that recalls Chaucer. Fresh, vivid, immediate and laced with a certain disrespect for the Establishment, they tell of acts of gallantry, tournaments, feasts and wars that make for fascinating reading, abetted by John Jolliffe's translation that renders Froissart into highly accessible modem English.

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  • Publisher : Aegitas
  • Book Code : 5678757865
  • Total of Pages : 207
  • Category : History
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  • Pdf File: the-book-of-the-crossbow.pdf

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One of the most devastating weapons of the Middle Ages, the crossbow probably originated in the Western Roman Empire early in the fourth century, its design perhaps suggested by the balista, an ancient form of catapult. The medieval crossbow fired a twelve-inch bolt (quarrel) capable of piercing all but the strongest armor and is widely credited with helping Richard the Lionhearted defeat the Saracens at the battle of Arfus during the Third Crusade. and nbsp; and nbsp; and nbsp;Despite the fact that crossbows were carried by thousands of soldiers in medieval warfare, this book is the only work ever devoted exclusively to this widely used weapon. In addition to detailing the history of the crossbow and its military and sporting uses, the author also deals with an arsenal of related weapons, from the siege engines, balistas and catapults of the ancients to such arms as the Turkish bow and the Chinese repeating crossbow. and nbsp; and nbsp; and nbsp;Enhanced with over 200 illustrations, ranging from contemporary battle pictures to scale constructional plans, and replete with scholarly detail and intriguing anecdotes, this classic study will interest historians, medievalists, sportsmen and any student of arms and armor.

Wirtschaft - Reformation - Revolution

By Norbert Fabian
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  • Publisher : LIT Verlag Münster
  • Book Code : 3643144660
  • Total of Pages : 784
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Wirtschaft - Reformation - Revolution ist ein modellhaft angelegter Beitrag zur historischen Gesellschaftswissenschaft und zur Historik. Wirtschafts- und sozialgeschichtlich führt die Studie Diskussionen zum Übergang vom Feudalismus zum Kapitalismus und zur Moderne kritisch-konstruktiv weiter. Neu auszugehen ist dabei von 'mixed economies' und einem eher regional-mesoökonomischen, 'langen Weg in die Moderne' mit industriellen Revolutionen als Ziel. - Als frühe Revolution und Beginn der Lollardenbewegung wird der englische Aufstand von 1381 in einer historischen Soziologie dann aus der vergleichend einbezogenen Perspektive neuzeitlicher Emanzipationsgeschichte analysiert. Systematisch herausgearbeitet werden relevante Übereinstimmungen zwischen der dialektischen Sozialethik des frühen englischen Reformators John Wyclif mit zentralen Zielen aufständischer Commons. Als hilfreich bei der Interpretation der Herrschaftstheorie John Wyclifs erweisen sich Paradigmen gesellschaftskritischer Theologie des 20. Jahrhunderts. Herausgestellt werden zudem radikalfranziskanische Impulse bei Wyclif. Die Beziehung zwischen Reformation und Revolution wird neu bestimmt und protestantische Ethik stärker sozialkritisch gedeutet - in einer interdisziplinär angelegten Gesellschaftsgeschichte.

The Prose Works of Andrew Marvell

By Andrew Marvell
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  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Book Code : 0300129971
  • Total of Pages : 544
  • Category : Literary Collections
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Andrew Marvell (1621-78) is best known today as the author of a handful of exquisite lyrics and provocative political poems. In his own time, however, Marvell was famous for his brilliant prose interventions in the major issues of the Restoration, religious toleration, and what he called arbitrary as distinct from parliamentary government. This is the first modern edition of all Marvell's prose pamphlets, complete with introductions and annotation explaining the historical context. Four major scholars of the Restoration era have collaborated to produce this truly Anglo-American edition. From the Rehearsal Transpros'd, a serio-comic best-seller which appeared with tacit permission from Charles II himself, through the documentary Account of the Growth of Popery and Arbitrary Government, Marvell established himself not only as a model of liberal thought for the eighteenth century but also as an irresistible new voice in political polemic, wittier, more literary, and hence more readable than his contemporaries.

Shakespeare and the Lawyers

By O Hood Phillips
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1135032734
  • Total of Pages : 232
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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First published in 1972. Shakespeare's writing abounds with legal terms and allusions and in many of the plays the concept and working of the law is a significant theme. Shakespeare and the Lawyers gives a comprehensive survey of what Shakespeare wrote about the law and lawyers, and what has been written, particularly by lawyers, about Shakespeare's life and works in relation to the law. The book first reviews the recorded facts about Shakespeare's life and works, and his connection with the Inns of Court. It then discusses legal terms, allusions and plots in the plays; Shakespeare's treatment of the problems of law, justice and government; his description of lawyers and officers of the law; his references to actual legal personalities; and his trial scenes. Two further chapters consider the criticisms that have been made of Shakespeare's law, and the contribution to Shakespeare studies by lawyers.

Chronicle and Romance

By Raphael Holinshed Thomas Malory Jean Froissart
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  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Book Code : 1465508155
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