Handbook of Medieval Culture

Author: Albrecht Classen

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 824

View: 550

A follow-up publication to the Handbook of Medieval Studies, this new reference work turns to a different focus: medieval culture. Medieval research has grown tremendously in depth and breadth over the last decades. Particularly our understanding of medieval culture, of the basic living conditions, and the specific value system prevalent at that time has considerably expanded, to a point where we are in danger of no longer seeing the proverbial forest for the trees. The present, innovative handbook offers compact articles on essential topics, ideals, specific knowledge, and concepts defi.

Handbook of Medieval Culture

Author: Albrecht Classen

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN:

Category: Civilization, Medieval

Page: 790

View: 562

A follow-up publication to the Handbook of Medieval Studies, this new reference work turns to a different focus: medieval culture. Medieval research has grown tremendously in depth and breadth over the last decades. Particularly our understanding of medieval culture, of the basic living conditions, and the specific value system prevalent at that time has considerably expanded, to a point where we are in danger of no longer seeing the proverbial forest for the trees. The present, innovative handbook offers compact articles on essential topics, ideals, specific knowledge, and concepts defining the medieval world as comprehensively as possible. The topics covered in this new handbook pertain to issues such as love and marriage, belief in God, hell, and the devil, education, lordship and servitude, Christianity versus Judaism and Islam, health, medicine, the rural world, the rise of the urban class, travel, roads and bridges, entertainment, games, and sport activities, numbers, measuring, the education system, the papacy, saints, the senses, death, and money.

Handbook of Medieval Culture

Author: Albrecht Classen

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 824

View: 799

A follow-up publication to the Handbook of Medieval Studies, this new reference work turns to a different focus: medieval culture. Medieval research has grown tremendously in depth and breadth over the last decades. Particularly our understanding of medieval culture, of the basic living conditions, and the specific value system prevalent at that time has considerably expanded, to a point where we are in danger of no longer seeing the proverbial forest for the trees. The present, innovative handbook offers compact articles on essential topics, ideals, specific knowledge, and concepts defining the medieval world as comprehensively as possible. The topics covered in this new handbook pertain to issues such as love and marriage, belief in God, hell, and the devil, education, lordship and servitude, Christianity versus Judaism and Islam, health, medicine, the rural world, the rise of the urban class, travel, roads and bridges, entertainment, games, and sport activities, numbers, measuring, the education system, the papacy, saints, the senses, death, and money.

Handbook of Medieval Culture

Author: Albrecht Classen

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 747

View: 567

A follow-up publication to the Handbook of Medieval Studies, this new reference work turns to a different focus: medieval culture. Medieval research has grown tremendously in depth and breadth over the last decades. Particularly our understanding of medieval culture, of the basic living conditions, and the specific value system prevalent at that time has considerably expanded, to a point where we are in danger of no longer seeing the proverbial forest for the trees. The present, innovative handbook offers compact articles on essential topics, ideals, specific knowledge, and concepts defining the medieval world as comprehensively as possible. The topics covered in this new handbook pertain to issues such as love and marriage, belief in God, hell, and the devil, education, lordship and servitude, Christianity versus Judaism and Islam, health, medicine, the rural world, the rise of the urban class, travel, roads and bridges, entertainment, games, and sport activities, numbers, measuring, the education system, the papacy, saints, the senses, death, and money.

International Handbook of Psychology

Author: Albert R. Gilgen

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 629

View: 515

A collection of status reports in the field of psychology for 29 countries and black Africa. The focus is on the nature and scope of the discipline, and its major developments internationally since WW II. . . . The review chapters follow a similar format while highlighting national characteristics. Most treat the historical background; definitions; types of psychology; funding; scope; programs; research; trends and future directions. . . . There is no international compendium such as this handbook. Recommended for academic libraries. Choice This unique compilation of perspectives from around the world is an important effort to share knowledge on the nature and scope of contemporary psychology and major developments in the field worldwide since 1945. Thirty nations and regions are represented in this unprecedented effort to provide a global perspective on the discipline. In addition to presenting comparative information, the reviews allow readers to identify the main factors which bear on the characteristics of psychology in different countries. Extensive tables and figures provide immediate visual representation of needed facts. Helpful name and subject indexes make for quick, easy reference.

South Asian Bibliography

A Handbook and Guide

Author: South Asia Library Group

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ISBN:

Category: South Asia

Page: 381

View: 909

Handbook of Medieval Studies

Terms – Methods – Trends

Author: Albrecht Classen

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 2849

View: 974

This interdisciplinary handbook provides extensive information about research in medieval studies and its most important results over the last decades. The handbook is a reference work which enables the readers to quickly and purposely gain insight into the important research discussions and to inform themselves about the current status of research in the field. The handbook consists of four parts. The first, large section offers articles on all of the main disciplines and discussions of the field. The second section presents articles on the key concepts of modern medieval studies and the debates therein. The third section is a lexicon of the most important text genres of the Middle Ages. The fourth section provides an international bio-bibliographical lexicon of the most prominent medievalists in all disciplines. A comprehensive bibliography rounds off the compendium. The result is a reference work which exhaustively documents the current status of research in medieval studies and brings the disciplines and experts of the field together.

Sources of The Making of the West, Volume II: Since 1500

Peoples and Cultures

Author: Katharine J. Lualdi

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 451

"Designed to accompany The Making of the West: Peoples and Cultures, Fourth Edition, and The Making of the West: A Concise History, Fourth Edition"--Pref.

A Cultural History of Animals in the Medieval Age

Author: Brigitte Resl

Publisher: Berg Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 236

Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 2008 A Cultural History of Animals in the Medieval Age investigates the changing roles of animals in medieval culture, economy and society in the period 1000 to 1400. The period saw significant changes in scientific and philosophical approaches to animals as well as their representation in art. Animals were omnipresent in medieval everyday life. They had enormous importance for medieval agriculture and trade and were also hunted for food and used in popular entertainments. At the same time, animals were kept as pets and used to display their owner's status, whilst medieval religion attributed complex symbolic meanings to animals. A Cultural History of Animals in the Medieval Age presents an overview of the period and continues with essays on the position of animals in contemporary symbolism, hunting, domestication, sports and entertainment, science, philosophy, and art.