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The Spread of Latin Christendom in Continental Europe

Alfred Haverkamp

in Medieval Germany 1056–1273

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198221722
eISBN:
9780191678486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198221722.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The first section of this chapter describes the crusades against the heathen. Only a few decades after the First Crusade had led to the first climax of expansion in the Mediterranean area, a renewed ... More


Prologue

Richard W. Kaeuper

in Chivalry and Violence in Medieval Europe

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199244584
eISBN:
9780191697388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244584.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter discusses Mark Twain and his idea of romanticism. The most compelling reason to avoid romanticizing chivalry is that to take a view through rose-tinted lenses distorts and trivializes ... More


 Mars

Michael Ward

in Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C. S. Lewis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195313871
eISBN:
9780199871964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313871.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Lewis's earliest planetary interest inspired by Mars. Enamoured of Chaucer's knight and the chivalric ideal, Lewis fought in the First World War and addressed troops during the Second. Martial ... More


George Dyson, The Canterbury Pilgrims

David Manning

in Vaughan Williams on Music

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182392
eISBN:
9780199851485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182392.003.0103
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Just as Johannes Brahms went to the Lutheran Bible to appeal to his fellow countrymen in one mood, so George Dyson in a very different mood goes to the great English classic Geoffrey Chaucer to help ... More


Introduction

Lawrence A. Scaff

in Max Weber in America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147796
eISBN:
9781400836710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147796.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Population and Demography

This book is about Max Weber's 1904 journey to the United States—what he and his wife Marianne did, who they met, and what they saw and thought during their stay there. It shows that Weber's American ... More


The Medieval French Pastourelle Tradition: Poetic Motivations and Generic Transformations

Geri L. Smith

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033365
eISBN:
9780813038889
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033365.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

One of the most popular genres created and performed by Medieval troubadours and trouvères was the pastourelle. Though it varied greatly in its details, the genre was dominated by the following ... More


Full Development or Self-Restraint: Middle-Class Women and Working-Class Elevation

Sylvia Jenkins Cook

in Working Women, Literary Ladies: The Industrial Revolution and Female Aspiration

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195327809
eISBN:
9780199870547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327809.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter explores the later decades of the 19th century, when women's factory labor was no longer a novelty, and industrial and class tensions were becoming increasingly the focus of reforming ... More


Historicizing Fertility

S. C. Humphreys

in The Strangeness of Gods: Historical Perspectives on the Interpretation of Athenian Religion

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199269235
eISBN:
9780191710094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269235.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter traces the construction in the 18th-19th centuries of the belief that fertility cult was the earliest form of religion. It developed in Enlightenment Neoplatonism (Payne Knight) and also ... More


The Problem of Public Order and the Knights

Richard W. Kaeuper

in Chivalry and Violence in Medieval Europe

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199244584
eISBN:
9780191697388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244584.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter focuses on the role of knights in public order. It presents the misadventure of Balain which depicts the problem of public order. This story is all the more powerful for being a part of ... More


Narrative and Character

Gregory Currie

in Narratives and Narrators: A Philosophy of Stories

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199282609
eISBN:
9780191712432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282609.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter examines the relation between narrative and the psychological notion of Character, as exemplified in regularities of motive and behaviour which are robust under change of circumstance. ... More


A Sermon Preached on a Good Friday

Cecilia A. Hatt (ed.)

in English Works of John Fisher, Bishop of Rochester: Sermons and Other Writings 1520 to 1535

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198270119
eISBN:
9780191600609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198270119.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

The introduction to this text describes the tradition of Good Friday preaching, and traces the development of several devotional topoi, notably the figure of Christ the lover‐knight and the ... More


There Is No Clash of Civilizations

Anne Norton

in On the Muslim Question

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157047
eISBN:
9781400846351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157047.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter argues that there is no “clash of civilizations,” noting that the West is now a place where Muslims are at home, and Christians, Jews, Hindus, Buddhists, Zoroastrians, and secularists ... More


The Origins of the English Parliament, 924-1327

J. R. Maddicott

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199585502
eISBN:
9780191723148
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585502.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Political History

This book describes the evolution of the English parliament from its earliest origins in the late Anglo‐Saxon period. Starting with the national assemblies which began to meet in the reign of King ... More


Islamic Conversion and Christian Resistance on the Early Modern Stage

Jane Hwang Degenhardt

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640843
eISBN:
9780748651597
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640843.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book explores the theme of Christian conversion to Islam in twelve early-modern English plays by Shakespeare, Marlowe, Massinger and others. In these works, conversion from Christianity to Islam ... More


Landownership in Eastern Germany Before the Great War: A Quantitative Analysis

Scott M. Eddie

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780198201663
eISBN:
9780191718434
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201663.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The big landlords of eastern Germany have loomed large in Germany's history, but the absence of official statistics on land ownership has left their position and identity confined mostly to folklore, ... More


Greeks and Saracens

Colin Morris

in The Papal Monarchy: The Western Church from 1050 to 1250

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269250
eISBN:
9780191600708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269250.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Examines the relations of Western Europe with the Mediterranean world, involving the Norman conquest of Apulia and Sicily and increasing tension with the Greek Church. Western Christians increasingly ... More


Establishment: The First Age of Parliamentary Politics, 1227–1258

J. R. Maddicott

in The Origins of the English Parliament, 924-1327

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199585502
eISBN:
9780191723148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585502.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Political History

This chapter surveys the establishment of parliament in Henry III's middle years. It shows how Henry III's need for taxes, and the corresponding need for consent to taxation, raised the status of ... More


Consolidation: Parliament and Baronial Reform, 1258–1272

J. R. Maddicott

in The Origins of the English Parliament, 924-1327

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199585502
eISBN:
9780191723148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585502.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Political History

This chapter assesses the impact of the baronial reform movement of 1258–65 on the development of parliament. It argues that the reforming barons saw parliament as a public forum and the appropriate ... More


Expansion: Parliament and Nation, 1272–1327

J. R. Maddicott

in The Origins of the English Parliament, 924-1327

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199585502
eISBN:
9780191723148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585502.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Political History

This chapter describes the evolution of parliament, and its growth as a popular and less exclusively baronial assembly, from the accession of Edward I to the deposition of his son. It shows how, in ... More


Honour and Honesty: The Heroic Ideal in Courtly Romance

Ad Putter

in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and French Arthurian Romance

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182535
eISBN:
9780191673825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182535.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter examines the presentation of the virtues of honour and honesty in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, which were considered the heroic ideal in courtly romance. It compares the honour and ... More


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