Download E-books The Medieval Warrior Aristocracy: Gifts, Violence, Performance, and the Sacred (Gallica) PDF

By Andrew Cowell

The method of id formation in the course of the relevant heart a long time (10th-12th centuries) one of the warrior aristocracy used to be essentially established at the paired practices of present giving and violent taking, inextricably associated components of an identical simple symbolic financial system. those performative practices can't be understood irrespective of an idea of the sacred, which anchored and ruled the performances, delivering the target and intent of social and army motion. After focussing on anthropological conception, social historical past, and chronicles, the writer turns to the "literary" character of the hero as obvious within the epic. He argues that the hero used to be particularly a story touchstone used for mirrored image at the nature and boundaries of competitive id formation one of the medieval warrior elite; the hero might be noticeable, from a theoretical point of view, as a "supplement" to his personal society, who either completely incarnated its values but in addition, achieve complete integrity, short-circuited the very mechanisms of id formation and reciprocity which undergirded the society. The ebook exhibits that the connection among warriors, heroes, and their competitors (especially Saracens) has to be understood as a posh, tri-partite constitution - now not an easy binary competition - during which the identification of every constituent depends upon the opposite . ANDREW COWELL is affiliate Professor of the dept of French and Italian, and the dept of Linguistics, on the collage of Colorado.

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Download E-books Food, Drink and Identity in Europe (European Studies 22) (European Studies: An Interdisciplinary Series in European Culture, History and Politics) (2006-09-01) PDF

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Students around the humanities and social sciences are more and more reading the significance of intake to altering notions of neighborhood, nearby, nationwide and supranational identification in Europe. As a part of this curiosity, anthropologists, historians, sociologists and others have paid specific recognition to the jobs which food and drinks have performed within the development of neighborhood, nearby and nationwide id in Europe. This quantity offers the 1st multidisciplinary examine the contributions which nutrition and alcohol make to modern ecu identities, together with the half they play in tactics of ecu integration and Europeanization. It offers theoretically educated ethnographic and historic case experiences of differences and continuity in social and cultural styles within the construction and intake of eu food and drink, to be able to discover how consuming and consuming have helped to build a variety of neighborhood, neighborhood and nationwide identities in Europe. Of specific observe during this quantity is its awareness to how food and drinks intersect with fresh makes an attempt to foster higher eu integration, partly during the reputation and aid of universal and various ecu cultures and identities.

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Download E-books The New Cambridge Medieval History: Volume 2, c.700-c.900 PDF

By Rosamond McKitterick

This quantity of the recent Cambridge Medieval heritage covers lots of the interval of Frankish and Carolingian dominance in western Europe. It used to be one in all outstanding political and cultural coherence, mixed with the most important, very various and formative advancements in each sphere of existence. Adopting an interdisciplinary method, the authors research the interplay among rulers and governed, how energy and authority really labored, and the society and tradition of Europe as an entire. the quantity is split into 4 components. half I encompasses the occasions and political advancements within the complete of the British Isles, the west and east Frankish kingdoms, Scandinavia, the Slavic and Balkan areas, Spain, Italy, and people points of Byzantine and Muslim heritage which impinged at the west among c. seven hundred and c. 900. elements II, III and IV hide subject matters and themes referring to church and society, and cultural and highbrow advancements.

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Download E-books Barcelona and its Rulers, 1096-1291 (Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought: Fourth Series) PDF

By Stephen P. Bensch

In response to huge archival learn, this quantity examines the early progress of Barcelona on the way to comprehend the factors of the ecu fiscal take-off. town didn't firstly develop due to out of the country exchange yet as a result of market-oriented agriculture and tribute from Islamic Spain. simply after a tricky adjustment did the town advance the industrial foundations that may later ascertain its prosperity. Barcelona's patriciate rose to prominence throughout the moment degree of development, additionally a interval ruled by means of a fight for energy in Catalonia. the following, the family members constitution of the patriciate gets shut exam, and mostly the amount demanding situations many conventional assumptions concerning the nature of Mediterranean cities.

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Download E-books Europe and the Asia Pacific (Esrc Pacific Asia Programme (Series).) PDF

By Hanns Maull

Europe and the Asia-Pacific is the main wide-ranging and obtainable ebook at the moment to be had at the more and more very important dating among those areas. Compiled via major specialists, it covers the historic historical past, modern political atmosphere and the extremely important monetary features of this courting. relocating directly to care for safety issues and coverage judgements it presents worthwhile insights into the constructing partnership among Europe and the Asia-Pacific. Rigorous and up to date, it truly is born out of the paintings of the Council for Asia-Europe cooperation (CAEC), a physique of imagine tanks that helps the Asia-Europe Summit assembly (ASEM) procedure.

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