Speaking in the Medieval World

PECCATUM LINGUAE AND THE PUNISHMENT OF SPEECH VIOLATIONS IN THE MIDDLE AGES AND EARLY MODERN TIMES * Bettina Lindorfer Tho we think our words vanish with the breath that utters them , yet they become records in Gods Court , are laid up ...

Author: Jean E. Godsall-Myers

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004129553

Category: Literary Criticism

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This collection of essays treats medieval language use in its sociolinguistic context, drawing primarily on texts in English, French, German, and Spanish.
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Prognostication in the Medieval World

This survey considers the evidence from the early medieval Celtic-speaking world, principally sources in Old Irish (ca. 600–900) and Middle Irish (ca. 900–1200), Old Welsh (ca. 800–1100) and Middle Welsh (ca. 1100–1500), as well as some ...

Author: Matthias Heiduk

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110499773

Category: History

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Two opposing views of the future in the Middle Ages dominate recent historical scholarship. According to one opinion, medieval societies were expecting the near end of the world and therefore had no concept of the future. According to the other opinion, the expectation of the near end created a drive to change the world for the better and thus for innovation. Close inspection of the history of prognostication reveals the continuous attempts and multifold methods to recognize and interpret God’s will, the prodigies of nature, and the patterns of time. That proves, on the one hand, the constant human uncertainty facing the contingencies of the future. On the other hand, it demonstrates the firm believe during the Middle Ages in a future which could be shaped and even manipulated. The handbook provides the first overview of current historical research on medieval prognostication. It considers the entangled influences and transmissions between Christian, Jewish, Islamic, and non-monotheistic societies during the period from a wide range of perspectives. An international team of 63 renowned authors from about a dozen different academic disciplines contributed to this comprehensive overview.
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Women and Gender in Medieval Europe

''Peccatum Linguae and the Punishment of Speech Violations in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Times.'' In Speaking in the Medieval World, edited by Jean E. Godsall-Myers. Leiden: Brill, 2003. Lochrie, Karma.

Author: Margaret Schaus

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415969444

Category: History

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From women's medicine and the writings of Christine de Pizan to the lives of market and tradeswomen and the idealization of virginity, gender and social status dictated all aspects of women's lives during the middle ages. A cross-disciplinary resource, Women and Gender in Medieval Europe examines the daily reality of medieval women from all walks of life in Europe between 450 CE and 1500 CE, i.e., from the fall of the Roman Empire to the discovery of the Americas. Moving beyond biographies of famous noble women of the middles ages, the scope of this important reference work is vast and provides a comprehensive understanding of medieval women's lives and experiences. Masculinity in the middle ages is also addressed to provide important context for understanding women's roles. Entries that range from 250 words to 4,500 words in length thoroughly explore topics in the following areas: · Art and Architecture · Countries, Realms, and Regions · Daily Life · Documentary Sources · Economics · Education and Learning · Gender and Sexuality · Historiography · Law · Literature · Medicine and Science · Music and Dance · Persons · Philosophy · Politics · Political Figures · Religion and Theology · Religious Figures · Social Organization and Status Written by renowned international scholars, Women and Gender in Medieval Europe is the latest in the Routledge Encyclopedias of the Middle Ages. Easily accessible in an A-to-Z format, students, researchers, and scholars will find this outstanding reference work to be an invaluable resource on women in Medieval Europe.
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A Companion to the Medieval World

So why not just make use of the political terminology of the period? Medieval sources do speak of emperors, kings, dukes, counts, missi, bishops and abbots, of regna (kingdoms), the imperium (empire), ducatus (dukedoms), ...

Author: Carol Lansing

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118499467

Category: History

Page: 600

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Drawing on the expertise of 26 distinguished scholars, this important volume covers the major issues in the study of medieval Europe, highlighting the significant impact the time period had on cultural forms and institutions central to European identity. Examines changing approaches to the study of medieval Europe, its periodization, and central themes Includes coverage of important questions such as identity and the self, sexuality and gender, emotionality and ethnicity, as well as more traditional topics such as economic and demographic expansion; kingship; and the rise of the West Explores Europe’s understanding of the wider world to place the study of the medieval society in a global context
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Fear in the German Speaking World 1600 2000

transformations of emotions in Europe spanning the medieval through the modern periods: in essence, how, when, and in what ways have the expressions of emotions and the social “regimes”14 that structured and organized them changed over ...

Author: Thomas Kehoe

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350150492

Category: History

Page: 312

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This book addresses the nature and role of fear in the German world from the early modern period through to the 20th century. Offering the first collection that centres fear in the historical analysis of central Europe since 1600, these essays demonstrate the importance of emotional experience to the study of the past. Fear has been at the centre of many of the most important historical events in this region; witch hunts, religious conflicts, invasions and ultra-nationalism in the form of the Nazi regime. This book explores ways in which fear was understood, developed and negotiated throughout these historical contexts, and how people of the German world coped with it. From the fear of vampires to the loss of national sovereignty, pestilence, gypsies and criminals, Fear in the German Speaking World 1600-2000 draws connections between cases over a period of 400 years and considers fear alongside the history of emotions more generally. In doing so, the chapters reveal a complex, evolving construction of fear that is universally human, but also dependent upon its cultural and historical context.
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Contact and Exchange in Later Medieval Europe

In the late medieval Iberian Romance-speaking world, 'vernacular behaviours' cohabited with Latin as the official languages in which documents were written. In order for the documents to be understood by their recipients, notaries had ...

Author: R. L. J. Shaw

Publisher: Boydell Press

ISBN: 9781843837381

Category: History

Page: 291

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Communication Translation and Community in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Period

All speech acts are both linguistic and content-specific, so our analysis of them provides a springboard for larger investigations about how society operates, both then and today.43 The medieval and early world was clearly marked by the ...

Author: Albrecht Classen

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110776874

Category: History

Page: 642

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Die neue englischsprachige Reihe zur Mediävistik strebt eine methodisch reflektierte, anspruchsvolle Verbindung von Text- und Kulturwissenschaft an. Sie widmet sich den kulturellen Grundthemen der mittelalterlichen Welt aus der Perspektive der Literatur- und Geschichtswissenschaft. ‚Grundthemen' sind die kulturprägenden Denkbilder, Weltanschauungen, Sozialstrukturen und Alltagsbedingungen des mittelalterlichen Lebens, also z. B. Kindheit und Alter, Sexualität, Religion, Medizin, Rituale, Arbeit, Armut und Reichtum, Aberglauben, Erde und Kosmos, Stadt und Land, Krieg, Emotionen, Kommunikation, Reisen usw. Die Reihe greift wichtige aktuelle Fachdiskussionen auf und stellt ein Forum der interdisziplinären Mittelalter-Forschung dar. Fundamentals of Medieval and Early Modern Culture steht Sammelbänden ebenso offen wie Monographien. Intention ist immer, kompendienhafte Werke zu zentralen Fragen der mittelalterlichen Kulturgeschichte vorzulegen, die einen soliden Überblick über einen geschlossenen Themenkreis aus der Perspektive verschiedener Fachdisziplinen vermitteln. Im Ganzen bietet die Reihe so eine Enzyklopädie der mittelalterlichen Literatur- und Kulturgeschichte und ihrer Hauptthemen. Es werden ca. zwei Bände pro Jahr erscheinen.
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All Things Medieval An Encyclopedia of the Medieval World 2 volumes

Rhetoric was the art of composition and speaking (in Latin, of course). Medieval treatises on mathematics required students to memorize tables of addition and multiplication. Once students had memorized multiplication tables through 20 ...

Author: Ruth A Johnston

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313364631

Category: History

Page: 790

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This insightful survey of the "things" of medieval Europe allows modern readers to understand what they looked like, what they were made of, how they were created, and how they were used. • Provides information on a comprehensive range of topics from agriculture to zoos, and also includes books, castles, minstrels, clothing and universities • Provides bibliographic lists of suggested reading following each entry, with a full bibliography at the end • Appropriate for both high school and lower-level undergraduate students
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The Clergy in the Medieval World

For children in the British Isles, Scandinavia and Germanic-speaking areas Latin was a foreign tongue, and considerable effort had to be made to explain it, as we see, for example, in the 55 On the 'clericalisation' of the Franciscans, ...

Author: Julia Barrow

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107086388

Category: History

Page: 454

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The first broad-ranging social history in English of the medieval secular clergy.
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Time in the Medieval World

In the case of their attitudes to antiquity one might speak of ' nostalgic distance ' , an awareness of difference joined with admiration and a desire to annihilate that difference . In the case of humanist attitudes to the Middle Ages ...

Author: Chris Humphrey

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 1903153085

Category: History

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A look at the competing notions of time in the middle ages, from the spiritual - death, the Last Judgement - to the practical - lawyers' calculations, clocks and calendars.
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