the last duel a true story of crime scandal and trial by combat in medieval france

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The Last Duel

Author : Eric Jager
ISBN : 9781407070971
Genre : History
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The gripping, atmospheric true story of the "duel to end all duels" in medieval France: a trial by combat pitting a knight against a squire accused of violating the knight's beautiful young wife. In 1386, a few days after Christmas, a massive crowd gathered at a Paris monastery to watch the two men fight a duel to the death - a trial by combat meant to 'prove' which man's cause was right in God's sight. The dramatic true story of the knight, the squire, and the lady unfolds during the tumultuous fourteenth century, a time of war, plague, and anarchy, as well as of honour, chivalry, and courtly love. The notorious quarrel appears in many histories of France, but no writer has recounted it in full, until now.

Honour Violence And Emotions In History

Author : Carolyn Strange
ISBN : 9781472519498
Genre : History
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Honour, Violence and Emotions in History is the first book to draw on emerging cross-disciplinary scholarship on the study of emotions to analyse the history of honour and violence across a broad range of cultures and regions. Written by leading cultural and social historians from around the world, the book considers how emotions - particularly shame, anger, disgust, jealousy, despair and fear - have been provoked and expressed through culturally-embedded and historically specific understandings of honour. The collection explores a range of contexts, from 17th-century China to 18th-century South Africa and 20th-century Europe, offering a broad and wide-ranging analysis of the interrelationships between honour, violence and emotions in history. This ground-breaking book will be of interest to all researchers studying the relationship between violence and the emotions.

A Cumulative Bibliography Of Medieval Military History And Technology Update 2003 2006

Author : Kelly DeVries
ISBN : 9789047432593
Genre : History
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This second update to the Cumulative Bibliography of Medieval Military History and Technology (Brill, 2002) includes additional entries for the period before 2003 and new entries for the period 2003-2006.


Author : Martin van Creveld
ISBN : 9781107036956
Genre : Computers
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Explores the history and development of wargames, and how they relate to real war and society in general.

Berwachen Und Strafen

Author : Michel Foucault
ISBN : 3518387715
Genre : Bürgerliche Gesellschaft - Disziplinierung - Geschichte
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Schatten Ber Dem Kongo

Author : Adam Hochschild
ISBN : 3608919732
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Die Wahrhaftige Geschichte Von Der Wiederkehr Des Martin Guerre

Author : Natalie Zemon Davis
ISBN : 3803124980
Genre : Du Tilh, Arnault, d. 1560
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Der Letzte Werwolf

Author : Glen Duncan
ISBN : 9783104017471
Genre : Fiction
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Seit über 150 Jahren werden Werwölfe überall auf der Welt unerbittlich gejagt. Nun ist es soweit: es gibt nur noch einen einzigen – Jacob Marlowe. Marlowe, lebensmüde und gepeinigt von den Erinnerungen an seine Taten, will aufgeben. Doch ein brutaler Mord und eine außergewöhnliche Begegnung bringen ihn dazu, sich dem Kampf um sein Leben neu zu stellen. Glen Duncan hat einen einzigartigen Roman geschaffen: »Der letzte Werwolf« ist packend und philosophisch zugleich, eine meisterhafte Verbindung von Literatur und fantastischer Unterhaltung.

The Tempter S Voice

Author : Eric Jager
ISBN : 0801480361
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Why was the story of Adam, Eve, and the Serpent so important to medieval literary culture? Eric Jager argues that during the Middle Ages the story of the Fall was incorporated into a comprehensive myth about language. Drawing on a wide range of texts, Jager shows how patristic and medieval authors used the Fall to confront practical and theoretical problems in many areas of life and thought—including education, hermeneutics, rhetoric, feudal politics, and gender relations. Jager explores the Fall's meaning for clergy and laity, nobles and commoners, men and women.Among the works Jager discusses are texts by Ambrose, Augustine, the early Christian poet Avitus, and scholastic authors; Old English biblical epics; Middle English spiritual writings; French courtesy books; and the poetry of Dante and Chaucer. Examples from the visual arts are included as well. Jager links medieval interpretations of the Fall to underlying cultural anxieties about the ambiguity of the sign, the instability of oral tradition, the pleasure of the text, and the many rhetorical guises of the tempter's voice. He also assesses the modern and postmodern legacy of the Fall, showing how this myth continues to embody central ideas concerning language.The Tempter's Voice will be essential reading for scholars and students in such fields as medieval studies, literary theory, gender theory, comparative literature, cultural history, and the history of religion.

Winters Knochen

Author : Daniel Woodrell
ISBN : 3453436458
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