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The Last Duel

Author: Eric Jager
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407070975
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The gripping, atmospheric true story of the "duel to end all duels" in medieval France: a trial by combat pitting a knight against a squire accused of violating the knight's beautiful young wife. In 1386, a few days after Christmas, a massive crowd gathered at a Paris monastery to watch the two men fight a duel to the death - a trial by combat meant to 'prove' which man's cause was right in God's sight. The dramatic true story of the knight, the squire, and the lady unfolds during the tumultuous fourteenth century, a time of war, plague, and anarchy, as well as of honour, chivalry, and courtly love. The notorious quarrel appears in many histories of France, but no writer has recounted it in full, until now.

Honour Violence And Emotions In History

Author: Carolyn Strange
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1472519493
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Honour, Violence and Emotions in History is the first book to draw on emerging cross-disciplinary scholarship on the study of emotions to analyse the history of honour and violence across a broad range of cultures and regions. Written by leading cultural and social historians from around the world, the book considers how emotions - particularly shame, anger, disgust, jealousy, despair and fear - have been provoked and expressed through culturally-embedded and historically specific understandings of honour. The collection explores a range of contexts, from 17th-century China to 18th-century South Africa and 20th-century Europe, offering a broad and wide-ranging analysis of the interrelationships between honour, violence and emotions in history. This ground-breaking book will be of interest to all researchers studying the relationship between violence and the emotions.

Agon Und Distinktion

Author: Uwe Israel
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 3643128789
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Wurde am Hof, beim Militär und in der Stadt der Vormoderne soziale Distinktion auch mittels Zweikampf hervorgebracht und kommuniziert? Dieser Frage wird hier mit einem offenen Begriff der zwischen Recht, Ritual und Sport changierenden agonalen Praktik nachgegangen, der das Fechten und Messerzücken ebenso einbezieht wie den pas d'armes und die vendetta. Gleichzeitig wird anhand von Fallbeispielen aus West-, Mittel- und Südeuropa sowie theoretischen Reflexionen zu klären versucht, wie der Übergang vom mittelalterlichen (Gerichts-)Zweikampf zum neuzeitlichen (Ehren-)Duell zu denken ist.


Author: Martin van Creveld
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 110703695X
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Explores the history and development of wargames, and how they relate to real war and society in general.

Braille Books

Author: Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
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The Tempter S Voice

Author: Eric Jager
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 1501721828
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Why was the story of Adam, Eve, and the Serpent so important to medieval literary culture? Eric Jager argues that during the Middle Ages the story of the Fall was incorporated into a comprehensive myth about language. Drawing on a wide range of texts, Jager shows how patristic and medieval authors used the Fall to confront practical and theoretical problems in many areas of life and thought—including education, hermeneutics, rhetoric, feudal politics, and gender relations. Jager explores the Fall's meaning for clergy and laity, nobles and commoners, men and women. Among the works Jager discusses are texts by Ambrose, Augustine, the early Christian poet Avitus, and scholastic authors; Old English biblical epics; Middle English spiritual writings; French courtesy books; and the poetry of Dante and Chaucer. Examples from the visual arts are included as well. Jager links medieval interpretations of the Fall to underlying cultural anxieties about the ambiguity of the sign, the instability of oral tradition, the pleasure of the text, and the many rhetorical guises of the tempter's voice. He also assesses the modern and postmodern legacy of the Fall, showing how this myth continues to embody central ideas concerning language. The Tempter's Voice will be essential reading for scholars and students in such fields as medieval studies, literary theory, gender theory, comparative literature, cultural history, and the history of religion.

Library Journal

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.