By Anne Perry
Arriving in Constantinople in 1273, Anna Zarides vows to turn out the innocence of her dual brother, Justinian, who has been exiled to the wasteland for conspiring to kill a nobleman. Disguising herself as a eunuch named Anastasius, Anna strikes freely approximately in society, maneuvering with reference to the foremost avid gamers all for her brother’s destiny, together with Zoe Chrysaphes, a devious noblewoman along with her personal hidden schedule, and Giuliano Dandolo, a ship’s captain conflicted by means of his turning out to be emotions for Anastasius. As leaders in Rome and Venice plot to invade Constantinople in one other campaign to catch the Holy Land, Anna’s discoveries draw her inextricably towards the risks of the emperor’s treacherous court—where it sounds as if not anyone is strictly who she or he seems to be.
By Kurt von der Wue
Автор немецкой исторической книги о рыцарских временах адресовал свое произведение людям, интересующимся новой и старой историей человечества. Издание о рыцарях отражает взгляд на средневековье и феномен рыцарских орденов человека, пережившего подъем национально-освободительного духа в Германии. В приложении к книге даны гравюры старинных австрийских воинов в костюмах средних веков. Приложена также информация (графическая) о доспехах и шлемах, прочем рыцарском вооружении.
By Sylvia Huot
Giants are a ubiquitous function of medieval romance. As remnants of a British prehistory sooner than the civilization confirmed, in accordance with the Historium regum Britannie, through Brutus and his Trojan fans, giants are completely at odds with the chivalric tradition of the romance international. whether or not they are portrayed as brute savages or as tyrannical pagan lords, giants function a restrict opposed to which the chivalric hero can degree himself. In Outsiders: The Humanity and Inhumanity of Giants in Medieval French Prose Romance, Sylvia Huot argues that the presence of giants makes it possible for fantasies of ethnic and cultural clash and conquest, and for the presentation—and suppression—of replacement narrative and old trajectories that may have made Arthurian Britain a truly assorted position. concentrating on medieval French prose romance and drawing on elements of postcolonial thought, Huot examines the function of giants in buildings of race, type, gender, and human subjectivity. She selects for research the well known prose Lancelot and the prose Tristan, in addition to the lesser recognized Perceforest, Le Conte du papegau, Guiron le Courtois, and Des Grantz Geants. via asking to what volume perspectives of giants in Arthurian romance reply to questions that main issue twenty-first-century readers, Huot demonstrates the usefulness of present theoretical techniques and the problems they bring up for rethinking medieval literature from a contemporary standpoint.
By Frances A. Underhill
For Her reliable property recounts the pains and triumphs of a fourteenth-century English noblewoman. Elizabeth de Burgh led a tumultuous adolescence: an prepared marriage, an abduction resulting in a clandestine moment marriage, a compelled 3rd marriage to a guy who died a traitor. Afterwards, empowered by means of a vow of chastity to insure her independence, Elizabeth emerged as a able administrator of her gigantic estates, a involved mom and grandmother, a smart builder of social and political networks, and an outstanding good friend. She expressed her piety by means of many charitable tasks, culminating within the starting place of Clare collage, Cambridge collage, an illustration of her devotion to God and to studying. This e-book is the 1st biography of this striking lady. Frances Underhill indicates how deeply gender matters encouraged her existence and the way admirably Elizabeth rose above them to affect the lives of others. Hedged in via gender limitations, Underhill finds, Elizabeth completed status between her contemporaries and left an enduring legacy after her demise.
By Jonathan Powell, Jeremy Paterson
This is often the 1st ebook in English to take Cicero's forensic speeches heavily as acts of advocacy, i.e. as designed to make sure that the individual he represents is acquitted or that the individual he's prosecuting is located to blame. It seeks to set the speeches in the context of the court docket process of the overdue Roman Republic and to discover intimately the suggestions to be had to Roman advocates to win the votes of jurors. the amount contains a considerable advent, fourteen chapters by means of well-known Ciceronian students in Britain, North the United States, and Germany, and a last bankruptcy by means of a present British allure courtroom pass judgement on who reviews on Cicero's innovations from the viewpoint of a contemporary suggest. The creation offers with matters in regards to the normal nature of advocacy, the Roman courtroom process compared with different historic and sleek structures, the Roman "profession" of advocacy and its etiquette, where of advocacy in Cicero's profession, the traditional concept of rhetoric and argument as utilized to court advocacy, and the connection among the broadcast texts of the speeches as we've got them and the speeches really introduced in courtroom. the 1st 8 chapters talk about normal topics: felony approach in Cicero's time, Cicero's Italian consumers, Cicero's tools of starting off or alluding to the evidence of a case, his use of criminal arguments, arguments from personality, invective, self-reference, and emotional allure, the final of those particularly within the concluding sections of his speeches. Chapters 9-14 research a variety of specific speeches as case studies--In Verrem II.1 (from Cicero's in simple terms significant extant prosecution case), seasoned Archia, De Domo Sua, seasoned Caecina, professional Cluentio, professional Ligario. those speeches disguise the interval of the peak of Cicero's occupation, from 70 BC, while Cicero turned stated because the top Roman recommend, to forty nine BC whilst Caesar's dictatorship required Cicero to conform his well-tried forensic recommendations to greatly new conditions, they usually include arguments on quite a lot of subject-matter, together with provincial maladministration, usurpation of citizenship rights, violent dispossession, the spiritual legislation in terms of the consecration of estate, poisoning, bribery, and political offences. different speeches, together with all of the better-known ones, are used as illustrative examples within the advent and within the extra basic chapters. An appendix lists all Cicero's identified appearances as an recommend.
By William A. Wallace
William Wallace brings a superb intelligence and years of mirrored image to teach how the idea that of causal rationalization can give a contribution to the cumulative progress of data in technological know-how. Wallace's procedure is historic in addition to analytical, and is composed in a cautious and hugely unique learn of ways the quest for motives has supplied a paradigm of medical technique from its origins within the center a while as much as the current day. the 1st of 2 volumes poses the modern query and strains its beginning again to the 'Posterior Analytics' of Aristotle. the writer then concentrates on medieval technology to record the influence of the 'Analytics' on the universities of Oxford, Paris, and Padua from the thirteenth to the sixteenth centuries, comparing within the technique the rival claims of historians of technology as to the significance of those facilities for the genesis of the experimental technique. the quantity concludes with a learn of the founders of contemporary technological know-how from William Gilbert to Isaac Newton, exhibiting the awesome use they made from causal strategies of their personal now classical contributions.