Mysteries of the Middle Ages

And the Beginning of the Modern World

Author: Thomas Cahill

Publisher: Anchor


Category: History

Page: 368

View: 801

From the bestselling author of How the Irish Saved Civilization, a fascinating look at how medieval thinkers created the origins of modern intellectual movements. After the long period of decline known as the Dark Ages, medieval Europe experienced a rebirth of scholarship, art, literature, philosophy, and science and began to develop a vision of Western society that remains at the heart of Western civilization today, from the entry of women into professions that had long been closed to them to the early investigations into alchemy that would form the basis of experimental science. On visits to the great cities of Europe-monumental Rome; the intellectually explosive Paris of Peter Abelard and Thomas Aquinas; the hotbed of scientific study that was Oxford; and the incomparable Florence of Dante and Giotto-acclaimed historian Thomas Cahill brilliantly captures the spirit of experimentation, the colorful pageantry, and the passionate pursuit of knowledge that built the foundations for the modern world. BONUS MATERIAL: This ebook edition includes an excerpt from Thomas Cahill's Heretics and Heroes.

The Mystery of History

The Early Church and the Middle Ages

Author: Linda Lacour Hobar

Publisher: Bright Ideas Press


Category: Education

Page: 715

View: 746

Rosicrucianism and Modern Initiation

Mystery Centres of the Middle Ages : Six Lectures Given in Dornach 4th-13th January 1924

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press


Category: Occultism

Page: 98

View: 327

These lectures, given just after the Christmas Foundation Meeting, describe the changes in the inner life and consciousness of Western people since the 9th century. Formerly there was an awareness of the spiritual within all realms of nature, but this disappeared and was replaced by the modern consciousness of the sense world alone.

The Medieval Calendar

Locating Time in the Middle Ages

Author: Roger S. Wieck

Publisher: Scala Arts Publishers Incorporated


Category: Calendar

Page: 136

View: 941

"Published in conjunction with the exhibition Now and Forever: The Art of Medieval Time at the Morgan Library & Museum from January 26 to April 29, 2018."

Mysteries of the Rosie Cross

The History of That Curious Sect of the Middle Ages Known As the Resicrucians

Author: Health Research

Publisher: Health Research Books



Page: 140

View: 203

1891 the history of that curious sect of the middle ages, known as the Rosicrucians, with examples of their pretensions & claims as set forth in the writings of their leaders & disciples. Contents: Who & What Were the Rosicrucians; Historical Notices.

Ghosts in the Middle Ages

The Living and the Dead in Medieval Society

Author: Jean-Claude Schmitt

Publisher: University of Chicago Press


Category: History

Page: 290

View: 219

Using many different medieval texts, Schmitt examines medieval religious culture and the significance of the widespread belief in ghosts, asking who returned, to whom, from where, in what form, and why. Through this vivid study, we can see the ways in which the dead and the living related to each other. Schmitt focuses on everyday ghosts - recently departed ordinary people who were a part of the complex social world of the living. Schmitt argues that beliefs and the imaginary depend above all on the structures and functioning of society and culture, and he shows how the Christian culture of the Middle Ages enlarged the notion of ghosts and created many opportunities for the dead to appear. Schmitt also points out that the church happily proliferated ghost stories as a way to promote the liturgy of the dead, to develop pious sentiments among parishioners, and to solicit alms on behalf of a relative or friend's salvation.

Mysteries of the Rosie Cross

Or, The History of that Curious Sect of the Middle Ages, Known as the Rosicrucians; with Examples of the Pretensions and Claims as Set Forth in the Writings of Their Leaders and Disciples




Category: Rosicrucians

Page: 134

View: 515

Boss Ladies, Watch Out!

Essays on Women, Sex, and Writing

Author: Terry Castle

Publisher: Psychology Press


Category: Literary Collections

Page: 309

View: 918

In the second part of the book, Castle embraces, with gusto, the role of Female Critic herself." "In lively reconsiderations of Sappho, Bronte, Cather, Colette, Gertrude Stein, and many other great women writers - "Boss Ladies" all - Castle pays a moving and civilized tribute to female genius and intellectual daring."--BOOK JACKET.