Medieval Iberian Crusade Fiction and the Mediterranean World

Author: David A. Wacks

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1487505019

Category: History

Page: 296

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Medieval Iberian authors adapted French crusader culture to give voice to their own reality, shaped by domestic military conflict with Islam and an obsession with the conversion of subject Muslims and Jews.

The Routledge Hispanic Studies Companion to Medieval Iberia

Author: E. Michael Gerli,Ryan D. Giles

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351809784

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 668

View: 1847

The Routledge Hispanic Studies Companion to Medieval Iberia: Unity in Diversity draws together the innovative work of renowned scholars as well as several thought-provoking essays from emergent academics, in order to provide broad-range, in-depth coverage of the major aspects of the Iberian medieval world. Exploring the social, political, cultural, religious, and economic history of the Iberian Peninsula, the volume includes 37 original essays grouped around fundamental themes such as Languages and Literatures, Spiritualities, and Visual Culture. This interdisciplinary volume is an excellent introduction and reference work for students and scholars in Iberian Studies and Medieval Studies. SERIES EDITOR: BRAD EPPS SPANISH LIST ADVISOR: JAVIER MUÑOZ-BASOLS

The Mediterranean World of Alfonso II and Peter II of Aragon (1162–1213)

Author: E. Jenkins

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113707826X

Category: History

Page: 263

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Considering a wide array of sources, this book reveals the tenacity with which Alfonso II (1162-1196) and his son Peter II (1196-1213) of the Crown of Aragon forged a tighter Mediterranean regional network and augmented their regional success.

Can We Talk Mediterranean?

Author: Brian A. Catlos,Sharon Kinoshita

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319557262

Category: History

Page: 153

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This book provides a systematic framework for the emerging field of Mediterranean studies, collecting essays from scholars of history, literature, religion, and art history that seek a more fluid understanding of “Mediterranean.” It emphasizes the interdependence of Mediterranean regions and the rich interaction (both peaceful and bellicose, at sea and on land) between them. It avoids applying the national, cultural and ethnic categories that developed with the post-Enlightenment domination of northwestern Europe over the academy, working instead towards a dynamic and thoroughly interdisciplinary picture of the Mediterranean. Including an extensive bibliography and a conversation between leading scholars in the field, Can We Talk Mediterranean? lays the groundwork for a new critical and conceptual approach to the region.

La Conquistadora

Author: Amy G. Remensnyder

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199397538

Category: History

Page: 480

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While most books about Mary emphasize her role as the compassionate mother of God, this book uncovers her significant role as an active and often belligerent patron of warfare, as seen from the mosques and castles of medieval Iberia to the cities and shrines of colonial Mexico and finally to present-day New Mexico. Amy Remensnyder explores Mary's prominence on and off the battlefield in the culturally and ethnically diverse world of medieval Iberia, where Muslims, Christians, and Jews lived side by side, and in colonial Mexico, where Spaniards and indigenous peoples mingled. As this array of peoples turned to her to articulate their identities, Mary was drawn into both hostile and peaceful cross-cultural encounters. Although Mary became an icon of the Christian conquest of Muslims, medieval Muslims and Christians shared her, sometimes even joining together in rituals of worship in her churches. In the New World, some indigenous peoples of the Americas appropriated from the Spanish the idea of Mary as Conquistadora, using it to reinforce the identity they fashioned for themselves as native conquistadors. Offering a ground-breaking look at the Virgin Mary, La Conquistadora connects medieval and early modern understandings of this iconic figure to reveal her enduring legacy.

Europe and the Middle Ages

Author: Edward Peters

Publisher: N.A


Category: Civilization, Medieval

Page: 354

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This comprehensive, well-balanced historical survey of medieval Europefrom Roman imperial provinces to the Renaissancecovers all aspects of the history (political, literary, religious, intellectual, etc.) with a focus on social and political themes. It presents a complete picture of the complex process by which an ecumenical civilization that once ringed the basin of the Mediterranean Sea, evolved into three other distinctive civilizationsLatin Europe, Greek Eastern Europe and Asia Minor, and Islam. A six-part organization outlines late Mediterranean antiquity and early northern Europe; two heirs of the ancient world; the early Middle Ages; Christendom: authority and enterprise, 950-1100; culture and society in the high Middle Ages, 1100-1325; and Christendom and Europe, 1325-1519. For anyone interested in the history of Europe and the Middle Ages.

Byzantium, Latin Romania and the Mediterranean

Author: David Jacoby

Publisher: Routledge


Category: History

Page: 338

View: 1111

The studies included in this latest volume by Professor Jacoby deal with demographic, social, economic and institutional issues in the history of Byzantium and Latin Romania (the Byzantine territories conquered by the Latins after the Fourth Crusade), as well as with Mediterranean trade between the 10th and the 15th century. Special attention is devoted to the following subjects: migration from Muslim countries and the West into the Empire and, after the Fourth Crusade, into former Byzantine territories; the social and economic impact of the encounter between Greeks, Jews and Westerners in Constantinople, Asia Minor and Greece; institutional and economic continuity and change in Latin Romania; trade and shipping between Byzantium, Egypt and the major Italian maritime cities; and last, to silk in Byzantium and the Mediterranean: raw materials and textiles, production and trade.

Texts from the Middle

Author: Thomas E Burman,Brian A. Catlos,Mark D. Meyerson

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520969014

Category: History

Page: 290

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Texts from the Middle is a companion primary source reader to the textbook The Sea in the Middle. It can be used alone or in conjunction with the textbook, providing an original history of the Middle Ages that places the Mediterranean at the geographical center of the study of the period from 650 to 1650. Building on the textbook’s unique approach, these sources center on the Mediterranean and emphasize the role played by peoples and cultures of Africa, Asia, and Europe in an age when Christians, Muslims, and Jews of various denominations engaged with each other in both conflict and collaboration. The supplementary reader mirrors the main text’s fifteen-chapter structure, providing six sources per chapter. The two texts pair together to provide a framework and materials that guide students through this complex but essential history—one that will appeal to the diverse student bodies of today.