Medieval Foundations of International Relations

Medieval Foundations of International Relations

In other words, medieval experience is used to demonstrate, albeit in a negative way, the novelty of the invention. The approach that engages medieval experience as part of a speculative enterprise is concerned to describe and evaluate ...

Author: William Bain

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317635505

Category: Political Science

Page: 210

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The purpose of this volume is to explore the medieval inheritance of modern international relations. Recent years have seen a flourishing of work on the history of international political thought, but the bulk of this has focused on the early modern and modern periods, leaving continuities with the medieval world largely ignored. The medieval is often used as a synonym for the barbaric and obsolete, yet this picture does not match that found in relevant work in the history of political thought. The book thus offers a chance to correct this misconception of the evolution of Western international thought, highlighting that the history of international thought should be regarded as an important dimension of thinking about the international and one that should not be consigned to history departments. Questions addressed include: what is the medieval influence on modern conception of rights, law, and community? how have medieval ideas shaped modern conceptions of self-determination, consent, and legitimacy? are there ‘medieval’ answers to ‘modern’ questions? is the modern world still working its way through the Middle Ages? to what extent is the ‘modern outlook’ genuinely secular? is there a ‘theology’ of international relations? what are the implications of continuity for predominant historical narrative of the emergence and expansion of international society? Medieval and modern are certainly different; however, this collection of essays proceeds from the conviction that the modern world was not built on a new plot with new building materials. Instead, it was constructed out of the rubble, that is, the raw materials, of the Middle Ages.This will be of great interest to students and scholars of IR, IR theory and political theory. .
Categories: Political Science

Pilgrimage Explored

Pilgrimage Explored

6 The Medieval Experience at the Shrine BEN NILSON The great shrines of medieval cathedrals , and the pilgrims who attended them , are one of the clichés of historical accounts . They are often brought into a historical discussion to ...

Author: Jennie Stopford

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 095297343X

Category: History

Page: 214

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The history and underlying ideology of pilgrimage examined, from prehistory to the middle ages.
Categories: History

Bridging the Medieval Modern Divide

Bridging the Medieval Modern Divide

Again, this line of argument does not assert the existence of a neat linear connection between the medieval and the modern political experience. It does suggest, however, the existence of a common vocabulary that participants in ...

Author: James Muldoon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317172444

Category: History

Page: 256

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The debate about when the middle ages ended and the modern era began, has long been a staple of the historical literature. In order to further this debate, and illuminate the implications of a longue durée approach to the history of the Reformation, this collection offers a selection of essays that address the medieval-modern divide. Covering a broad range of topics - encompassing legal, social, cultural, theological and political history - the volume asks fundamental questions about how we regard history, and what historians can learn from colleagues working in other fields that may not at first glance appear to offer any obvious links. By focussing on the concept of the medieval-modern divide - in particular the relation between the Middle Ages and the Reformation - each essay examines how a medievalist deals with a specific topic or issue that is also attracting the attention of Reformation scholars. In so doing it underlines the fact that both medievalists and modernists are often involved in bridging the medieval-modern divide, but are inclined to construct parallel bridges that end between the two starting points but do not necessarily meet. As a result, the volume challenges assumptions about the strict periodization of history, and suggest that a more flexible approach will yield interesting historical insights.
Categories: History

The Medieval Motion Picture

The Medieval Motion Picture

Through its very archaeological layeredness the medieval experience as transmittedtoamodern audience through culturalrelics always already posesthe challenging question ofits own historicity. Thatthe past might represent itself as a ...

Author: A. Johnston

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137074249

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 233

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Providing new and challenging ways of understanding the medieval in the modern and vice versa, this volume highlights how medieval aesthetic experience breathes life into contemporary cinema. Engaging with the subject of time and temporality, the essays examine the politics of adaptation and our contemporary entanglement with the medieval.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Sexuality in Medieval Europe

Sexuality in Medieval Europe

No medieval text waswritten forthe purpose of providing informationto historians ofsexuality hundreds ofyears later. ... and interpreted it – morethan they reflectit, and they certainly influence howwe reconstruct medieval experience.

Author: Ruth Mazo Karras

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136343612

Category: History

Page: 246

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‘The best short introduction to medieval sexuality that I have read: a remarkable book.’ -Vern Bullough, Reviews in History 'Undergraduate and graduate students will find in Karras’ book an extremely helpful guide to what can be a confusing and perplexing body of scholarship. Even established scholars are likely to find it enlightening as well as enjoyable.' - James Brundage, Journal of Ecclesiastical History ‘An impressively synthetic and highly readable survey of current scholarship on medieval sexuality that will be of considerable use in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.’ - Emma Campbell, Signs Sexuality in medieval Europe has become a vital scholarly field that is now recognized as central to the study of the Middle Ages. Using a wide collection of evidence from the late Antique period up until the fifteenth century, this new edition of the standard overview on the topic demonstrates that medieval culture developed sexual identities that were quite different from the identities we think of today, yet that were still in some ways ancestral to our own. Challenging the way the Middle Ages have been treated in general histories of sexuality, Ruth Mazo Karras shows how views at the time were conflicted and complicated; there was no single medieval attitude towards sexuality any more than there is one modern attitude. The well-known lusty priest and the ‘repressed’ penitent have their roles to play, but set here in a wider context these figures take on fascinating new dimensions. Focusing on acceptable marital sexual activity as well as what was seen as transgressive, the chapters cover such topics as chastity, the role of the church, and non-reproductive activity. Combining an overview of research on the topic with original interpretations, now updated with the latest scholarship and additional material from medieval Christian Europe, Jewish medieval culture and the Islamic world, Sexuality in Medieval Europe is essential reading for all those who study medieval history and culture, or who have an interest in the way sexuality and sexual identity have been viewed in the past.
Categories: History

Heidegger Metaphysics and the Univocity of Being

Heidegger  Metaphysics and the Univocity of Being

The medieval experience of the world and the philosophy of analogy testify to depths of the Western Christian experience of life. And nowhere else than in the middle ages was this experience of life lived more fully.

Author: Philip Tonner

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441161710

Category: Philosophy

Page: 230

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In Heidegger, Metaphysics and the Univocity of Being, Philip Tonner presents an interpretation of the philosophy of Martin Heidegger in terms of the doctrine of the 'univocity of being'. According to the doctrine of univocity there is a fundamental concept of being that is truly predicable of everything that exists. This book explores Heidegger's engagement with the work of John Duns Scotus, who raised philosophical univocity to its historical apotheosis. Early in his career, Heidegger wrote a book-length study of what he took to be a philosophical text of Duns Scotus'. Yet, the word 'univocity' rarely features in translations of Heidegger's works. Tonner shows, by way of a comprehensive discussion of Heidegger's philosophy, that a univocal notion of being in fact plays a distinctive and crucial role in his thought. This book thus presents a novel interpretation of Heidegger's work as a whole that builds on a suggested interpretation by Gilles Deleuze in Difference and Repetition and casts a new light on Heidegger's philosophy, clearly illuminating his debt to Duns Scotus.
Categories: Philosophy

Strange Footing

Strange Footing

The Shakers provides a model for reenacting the experience of a movement practice through its basketweave of the contemporary and the historical. Medieval dance's very recalcitrance where archives are concerned, meanwhile, ...

Author: Seeta Chaganti

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226548180

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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For premodern audiences, poetic form did not exist solely as meter, stanzas, or rhyme scheme. Rather, the form of a poem emerged as an experience, one generated when an audience immersed in a culture of dance encountered a poetic text. Exploring the complex relationship between medieval dance and medieval poetry, Strange Footing argues that the intersection of texts and dance produced an experience of poetic form based in disorientation, asymmetry, and even misstep. Medieval dance guided audiences to approach poetry not in terms of the body’s regular marking of time and space, but rather in the irregular and surprising forces of virtual motion around, ahead of, and behind the dancing body. Reading medieval poems through artworks, paintings, and sculptures depicting dance, Seeta Chaganti illuminates texts that have long eluded our full understanding, inviting us to inhabit their strange footings askew of conventional space and time. Strange Footing deploys the motion of dance to change how we read medieval poetry, generating a new theory of poetic form for medieval studies and beyond.
Categories: Literary Criticism

From Hierarchy to Anarchy

From Hierarchy to Anarchy

Francis Oakely, The Medieval Experience (Toronto: University of Toronto Press [in association with the Medieval Academy of America], 1988), esp. pp. 105–35. Oakely, The Medieval Experience, p. 111. Oakely, The Medieval Experience, p.

Author: J. Larkins

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230101555

Category: Political Science

Page: 269

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This book considers the rise of territoriality in international relations. Larkins takes the reader on a tour that moves from the mental horizons of Medieval European thought to the Renaissance. The end product is a theoretical and historical account of a momentous transformation that ultimately gives rise to the territorial state.
Categories: Political Science

How the World Became a Stage

How the World Became a Stage

One way of thinking about the difference between theatricality and presence is to analyze the experience of ... To complete the image above, the medieval experience of that book would not solely be of the materiality of the words, ...

Author: William Egginton

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791487716

Category: Philosophy

Page: 216

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Argues that the experience of modernity is fundamentally spatial rather than subjective.
Categories: Philosophy

The Circulation of Power in Medieval Biblical Drama

The Circulation of Power in Medieval Biblical Drama

supposedly authentic medieval experience for theatergoers. Valuable as studies in theater history are in terms of understanding those experiences and in transmitting them through modern productions, they are by definition also ...

Author: Robert S. Sturges

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137073440

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 230

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A literary reading informed by the recent temporal turn in Queer Theory, this book analyzes medieval Biblical drama for themes representing modes of power such as the body, politics, and law. Revitalizing the discussions on medieval drama, Sturges asserts that these dramas were often intended not to teach morality but to resist Christian authority.
Categories: Literary Criticism