"[The book's] subject matter is the changing interpretation within Europe of the end of the Roman Empire and the early Middle Ages from the eighteenth century to the present and how individual interpretations influenced and were influenced ...
Author: Ian Wood
Publisher: Oxford University Press
"[The book's] subject matter is the changing interpretation within Europe of the end of the Roman Empire and the early Middle Ages from the eighteenth century to the present and how individual interpretations influenced and were influenced by the circumstances in which they were written."--Preface.
wrote widely about the Classical World and about the continental early Middle Ages, just as he did about the Anglo-Saxon and Norman worlds. His comparison
of the Saxon conquest of England and the Frankish take-over of Gaul is by no ...
Author: Ian Wood
Publisher: OUP Oxford
The Early Middle Ages, which marked the end of the Roman Empire and the creation of the kingdoms of Western Europe, was a period central to the formation of modern Europe. This period has often been drawn into a series of discourses that are more concerned with the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries than with the distant past. In The Modern Origins of the Early Middle Ages, Ian Wood explores how Western Europeans have looked back to the Middle Ages to discover their origins and the origins of their society. Using historical records and writings about the Fall of Rome and the Early Middle Ages, Wood reveals how these influenced modern Europe and the way in which the continent thought about itself. He asks, and answers, the important question: why is early-medieval history, or indeed any pre-modern history, important? This volume promises to add to the debate on the significance of medieval history in the modern world.
Networks and Neighbours is a refereed and peer-reviewed open-access, online journal concerned with varying types of inter-connectivity in the Early Middle Ages.
Author: Networks Neighbours
Networks and Neighbours is a refereed and peer-reviewed open-access, online journal concerned with varying types of inter-connectivity in the Early Middle Ages. Published biannually (July and January), the journal collects exceptional pieces of work by both postgraduate students and established academics with an aim to promote the study of how people and communities interacted within and without their own world and localities in the Early Middle Ages.Issue 3.1 (April 2015) is devoted to the topic of Migration: The movement of people, languages, objects, ideas, institutions, and traditions have long been an essential part of discussions of both Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages. In recent decades the study of '(im)migration' has become central to any discussion of these periods. This historical and historiographical attention has developed in association with other critical, intellectual and academic trends during these years, becoming entangled with concepts, ideas, and empirical data about 'movement', 'space', 'land', 'centre/periphery', 'boundaries', 'transmission', 'communication' and 'ideology'. Within this, the role of present-day politics has never been far away, particularly as Europe has faced, during recent decades and continuing today, regularly shifting boundaries, alternative forms of citizenship, new inner confrontations, and re-emerged forms of emotive reactionism. What place do and should historians have in these debates? How self-reflective have we been about the pasts that we choose to research, and about how we represent them?TABLE OF CONTENTSINVITED PAPER // Peter Heather, "Migration"ARTICLE // Santiago Barreiro, "Genealogy, Labour and Land: The Settlement of the Mýramenn in Egils saga"BOOK REVIEWS // Michael Burrows, Review of Neglected Barbarians edited by Florin Curta (2011, Turnhout) -- Roger Collins, Review of The Modern Origins of the Early Middle Ages by Ian Wood (2013, Oxford) -- Zachary Guiliano, Review of Opus Dei: An Archaeology of Duty by Giorgio Agamben (2013, Stanford) -- Javier Martínez Jiménez, Review of The Roman West, AD 200-500: An Archaeological Study by Simon Esmonde Cleary (2013, Cambridge) -- Stanley P. Rosenberg, Review of Aaron Pelttari's translation of Transformations of Religious Practices in Late Antiquity by Éric Rebillard (2013, Farnham) -- Michael Edward Stewart, Review of Child Emperor Rule in the Late Roman West, AD 367-455 by Meaghan A. McEvoy (2013, Oxford) -- Catalin Taranu's review of Perceptions of the Prehistoric in Anglo-Saxon England: Religion, Ritual, and Rulership in the Landscape by Sarah Semple (2013, Oxford) -- Adrián Viale, Review of Crisis Management in Late Antiquity (410-590 CE): A Survey of the Evidence from Episcopal Letters by Pauline Allen and Bronwen Neil (2013, Leiden) -- Eleanor Warren, Review of Medieval York: 600-1540 by D.M. Palliser (2014, Oxford) and York: The Making of a City 1068-1350 by Sarah Rees Jones (2013, Oxford) -- Jamie Wood, Review of Bede and the End of Time by Peter Darby (2012, Farnham)CONFERENCE REPORTS // Michael Kelly, Report on 'Networks and Neighbours II' -- Lia Sternizki, Report on 'East and West in the Early Middle Ages: The Merovingian Kingdoms in Mediterranean Perspective' -- Hope Williard, Report on 'High and Low Literature in Late Antiquity' -- N. Kvlcm Yavuz, Report on 'Network for the Study of Caroline Miniscule Inaugural Colloquium'
remains wholly ineffective ; numerous examples of it are to be found in the laws
and records of the Middle Ages . ... and end up with the kind of grossly imperfect
products rampant in the Early Middle Ages when similar deficiencies prevailed .
This concise and effective synthesis investigates the role of the institution of the Church in the transformation of the Roman West from the fourth to seventh centuries.
Author: Ian N. Wood
Publisher: ARC - Past Imperfect
Category: Church and state
The Church was at the heart of the political and social, as well as the religious changes that look place in the Roman West from the fourth to seventh centuries. In this concise and effective synthesis, Ian Wood considers some ways in which religion and the Church can be reintegrated into what has become a largely secular discourse, and he contends that the institutionalisation of the Church on a huge scale was a key factor in the transformation from an incipiently Christian Roman Empire to a world of thoroughly Christianised kingdoms.
This groundbreaking book examines the complex relationships between individuals and communities during the profound transitions of the early modern period.
Author: Charles H. Parker
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
This groundbreaking book examines the complex relationships between individuals and communities during the profound transitions of the early modern period. Historians have traditionally identified the origins of a modern individualist spirit in the European Renaissance and Reformation. Yet since the 1960s, evolving scholarship has challenged this perspective by calling into question its basic assumptions about individualism, its exclusive focus on elite individuals, and its inherent Eurocentric bias. Arguing that individual identity drew from traditional forms of community, these essays by leading scholars convincingly show that individual and community created and recreated one another in the major structures, interactions, and transitions of early modern times. The authors contend that on the one hand, communities provided the stability that allowed for individual agency, even as they imposed new forms of discipline that confined individuals to more rigid moral and social norms. On the other hand, individuals established forms of association to advance their own economic, social, political, and religious agendas. Offering an important contribution to our understanding both of the early modern period and of its historiography, this volume will be an invaluable resource for scholars working in the fields of medieval, early modern, and modern history, and on the Renaissance and Reformation. Contributions by: Jerry H. Bentley, Thomas A. Brady Jr., Douglas Catterall, Donald J. Harreld, Susan C. Karant-Nunn, Marie Seong-Hak Kim, Henk van Nierop, Charles H. Parker, Michael N. Pearson, Carla Rahn Phillips, William D. Phillips Jr., Elizabeth Bradbury Pollnow, Kathryn L. Reyerson, Hugo de Schepper, Ulrike Strasser, Sanjay Subrahmanyam, and Markus P. M. Vink
Hence , it should be clear that this terminology is of modern origin and therefore ,
not to be found in early medieval writers . Still they could have adhered to the
Principle in fact , even if they called it differently or even if they did not have a ...
Supported by a startling wealth of linguistic and documentary research, Gillmeister charts the global evolution of tennis from its origins in the early Middle Ages to the appearance of the modern game in the 20th century.
Author: Heiner Gillmeister
Publisher: A&C Black
Category: Sports & Recreation
Supported by a startling wealth of linguistic and documentary research, Gillmeister charts the global evolution of tennis from its origins in the early Middle Ages to the appearance of the modern game in the 20th century. Along the way, he debunks established myths about the history of the game, including those surrounding the invention of the Davis Cup. 136 illustrations, 16 in color.
They analyse differences between similar texts over time, or, specifically, changes in texts in the course of their transmission. The papers collected in this volume illustrate that texts were integral parts of a world in transformation.
Author: Richard Corradini
Publisher: Austrian Academy of Sciences
For seven years, a collaboration between the Institute for Medieval Studies of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the Universities of Utrecht, Cambridge, Leeds and Paris I, Sorbonne provided the opportunity for young researchers to discuss and coordinate their work. The title of the project and of this volume, Texts and identities, provides the framework for case studies in different fields of early medieval history. They include apparently disparate topics such as historiography and hagiography, monastic spaces and memories, lay and ecclesiastic legislation, as well as liturgy and penance. Rather than defining a common field of research, the meetings from which these papers have emerged derived their coherence from their common methodological framework. This approach combines two elements: on the one hand, emphasis has been laid on the careful analysis of the transmission of texts and of the manuscript evidence; on the other, research has focused on the problem of identity, or rather, of processes of identification, including the perception of differences between specific social, political and religious communities. In the combination of these two approaches the extant texts from the early medieval period are not only seen as mere reflections of ethnic, social and cultural identities, but also as media that gave meaning to social practices and were often intended to inspire, guide, change or prevent action, directly or indirectly. The written texts that have been transmitted to us can be seen as part of a cultural effort to shape the present by means of restructuring the past. The often discordant voices of medieval authors allow modern historians to grasp something of the multiplicity of the early medieval world, and of the disagreements, conflicts, idiosyncrasies and individual perceptions among the people who lived in that period. Many contributions in this volume propose specific methods for studying changing identities. They analyse differences between similar texts over time, or, specifically, changes in texts in the course of their transmission. The papers collected in this volume illustrate that texts were integral parts of a world in transformation.
BONUS MATERIAL: This ebook edition includes an excerpt from Thomas Cahill's Heretics and Heroes.
Author: Thomas Cahill
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.
Along the way, Why Europe? offers up a dazzling series of novel hypotheses to explain the unique evolution of European culture.
Author: Michael Mitterauer
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Why did capitalism and colonialism arise in Europe and not elsewhere? Why were parliamentarian and democratic forms of government founded there? What factors led to Europe’s unique position in shaping the world? Thoroughly researched and persuasively argued, Why Europe? tackles these classic questions with illuminating results. Michael Mitterauer traces the roots of Europe’s singularity to the medieval era, specifically to developments in agriculture. While most historians have located the beginning of Europe’s special path in the rise of state power in the modern era, Mitterauer establishes its origins in rye and oats. These new crops played a decisive role in remaking the European family, he contends, spurring the rise of individualism and softening the constraints of patriarchy. Mitterauer reaches these conclusions by comparing Europe with other cultures, especially China and the Islamic world, while surveying the most important characteristics of European society as they took shape from the decline of the Roman empire to the invention of the printing press. Along the way, Why Europe? offers up a dazzling series of novel hypotheses to explain the unique evolution of European culture.
The Story of the Early Pioneers of Nursing Denis G. Murphy. example , was ... Yet
it must be pointed out that a Nursing Guild or Association as such is of modern origin and is not to be found in the early Church or Middle Ages . In the early ...
... of Spanish manuscripts , sacred art and liturgical practices especially of the
late Middle Ages and early modern period . ... The late medieval and early modern origins of most of the books highlights the relevance of knowledge of
sources of a ...
Dismantling nationalist myths about how the nations of Europe were born, this text contrasts them with the actual history of Europe's transformation between the fourth and ninth centuries - the period of grand migrations that nationalists ...
Author: Patrick J. Geary
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Dismantling nationalist myths about how the nations of Europe were born, this text contrasts them with the actual history of Europe's transformation between the fourth and ninth centuries - the period of grand migrations that nationalists hold dear.
Author: Antonio Padoa-SchioppaPublish On: 2017-08-03
The first English translation of a comprehensive legal history of Europe from the early middle ages to the twentieth century, encompassing both the common aspects and the original developments of different countries.
Author: Antonio Padoa-Schioppa
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
The first English translation of a comprehensive legal history of Europe from the early middle ages to the twentieth century, encompassing both the common aspects and the original developments of different countries. As well as legal scholars and professionals, it will appeal to those interested in the general history of European civilisation.
In this wide-ranging work, Caspar Hirschi offers new perspectives on the origins of nationalism and the formation of European nations.
Author: Caspar Hirschi
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
In this wide-ranging work, Caspar Hirschi offers new perspectives on the origins of nationalism and the formation of European nations. Based on extensive study of written and visual sources dating from the ancient to the early modern period, the author re-integrates the history of pre-modern Europe into the study of nationalism, describing it as an unintended and unavoidable consequence of the legacy of Roman imperialism in the Middle Ages. Hirschi identifies the earliest nationalists among Renaissance humanists, exploring their public roles and ambitions to offer new insight into the history of political scholarship in Europe and arguing that their adoption of ancient role models produced massive contradictions between their self-image and political function. This book demonstrates that only through understanding the development of the politics, scholarship and art of pre-modern Europe can we fully grasp the global power of nationalism in a modern political context.