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Humphrey Newton (1466-1536)

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ISBN 10 : 9781843833956
Pages : 280 pages
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Download Humphrey Newton (1466-1536) PDF Full Free by Deborah Youngs and published by Boydell & Brewer Ltd. This book was released on 2008 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The public and political lives of the fifteenth- and early sixteenth-century gentry have been extensively studied, but comparatively little is known of their private lives and beliefs. Humphrey Newton of Pownall, Cheshire, offers a rare and fascinating opportunity to redress the balance, thanks to the fortunate survival of a commonplace book he compiled c.1498-1524. Drawing upon this unique manuscript, this interdisciplinary and multi-dimensional study of Newton explores his family life, landed estate, legal work, piety, and his literary skills [he composed nearly twenty courtly love lyrics]. It charts his social advancement and the self-fashioning of his gentle image, while placing him in the context of current discussions of gentry culture. What makes Newton even more noteworthy is that he was among the unsung and little known stratum of English society historians have labelled the 'lesser' gentry. As such, this book provides the first comprehensive biography of an early Tudor gentleman. Dr DEBORAH YOUNGS is lecturer in medieval history at Swansea University.


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Gender, Poetry, and the Form of Thought in Later Medieval Literature

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ISBN 10 : 9781611463330
Pages : 251 pages
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Download Gender, Poetry, and the Form of Thought in Later Medieval Literature PDF Full Free by Jennifer Jahner and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2022-02-09 with total page 251 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Dedicated to the scholarship of Elizabeth Robertson, Gender, Poetry, and the Form of Thought in Later Medieval Literature is a collection of essays that explore how gender in medieval English literature intersects with philosophy, poetry, history, and religion.


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Legal Literacy in Premodern European Societies

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ISBN 10 : 9783319968636
Pages : 264 pages
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Download Legal Literacy in Premodern European Societies PDF Full Free by Mia Korpiola and published by Springer. This book was released on 2018-10-10 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: ​This book analyses the legal literacy, knowledge and skills of people in premodern and modernizing Europe. It examines how laymen belonging both to the common people and the elite acquired legal knowledge and skills, how they used these in advocacy and legal writing and how legal literacy became an avenue for social mobility. Taking a comparative approach, contributors consider the historical contexts of England, Finland, France, Germany, Italy and Sweden. This book is divided into two main parts. The first part discusses various groups of legal literates (scriveners, court of appeal judges and advocates) and their different paths to legal literacy from the Middle Ages to the nineteenth century. The second part analyses the rise of the ownership and production of legal literature – especially legal books meant for laymen – as means for acquiring a degree of legal literacy from the eighteenth to the early twentieth century.


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Romance and the Gentry in Late Medieval England

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ISBN 10 : 9780191669217
Pages : 296 pages
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Download Romance and the Gentry in Late Medieval England PDF Full Free by Michael Johnston and published by OUP Oxford. This book was released on 2014-06-19 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Romance and the Gentry in Late Medieval England offers a new history of Middle English romance, the most popular genre of secular literature in the English Middle Ages. Michael Johnston argues that many of the romances composed in England from 1350-1500 arose in response to the specific socio-economic concerns of the gentry, the class of English landowners who lacked titles of nobility and hence occupied the lower rungs of the aristocracy. The end of the fourteenth century in England witnessed power devolving to the gentry, who became one of the dominant political and economic forces in provincial society. As Johnston demonstrates, this social change also affected England's literary culture, particularly the composition and readership of romance. Romance and the Gentry in Late Medieval England identifies a series of new topoi in Middle English that responded to the gentry's economic interests. But beyond social history and literary criticism, it also speaks to manuscript studies, showing that most of the codices of the "gentry romances" were produced by those in the immediate employ of the gentry. By bringing together literary criticism and manuscript studies, this book speaks to two scholarly communities often insulated from one another: it invites manuscript scholars to pay closer attention to the cultural resonances of the texts within medieval codices; simultaneously, it encourages literary scholars to be more attentive to the cultural resonances of surviving medieval codices.


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Instructional Writing in English, 1350-1650

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 10 : 9781317115687
Pages : 216 pages
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Download Instructional Writing in English, 1350-1650 PDF Full Free by Carrie Griffin and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2019-05-20 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Exploring the nature of utilitarian texts in English transmitted from the later Middle Ages to c. 1650, this volume considers textual and material strategies for the presentation and organisation of written knowledge and information during the period. In particular, it investigates the relationship between genre and material form in Anglophone written knowledge and information, with specific reference to that which is usually classified as practical or 'utilitarian'. Carrie Griffin examines textual and material evidence to argue for the disentangling of hitherto mixed genres and forms, and the creation of 'new' texts, as unexplored effects of the arrival of the printing press in the late fifteenth century. Griffin interrogates the texts at the level of generic markers, frameworks and structures, and studies transmission and dissemination in print, the nature of and attitudes to printed books, and the audiences they reached, in order to determine shifting attitudes to books and texts. Learning and Information from Manuscript to Print makes a significant contribution to the study of so-called non-literary textual genres and their transmission, circulation and reception in manuscript and in early modern printed books.


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Sixteenth-Century Readers, Fifteenth-Century Books

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9781108426770
Pages : 333 pages
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Download Sixteenth-Century Readers, Fifteenth-Century Books PDF Full Free by Margaret Connolly and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2019-01-17 with total page 333 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explores the reception of fifteenth-century English manuscripts and two generations of a Tudor family who owned and read them.


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Universities, Disruptive Technologies, and Continuity in Higher Education

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ISBN 10 : 9781137549433
Pages : 275 pages
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Download Universities, Disruptive Technologies, and Continuity in Higher Education PDF Full Free by Gavin Moodie and published by Springer. This book was released on 2016-10-05 with total page 275 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book seeks to understand the effects of the current information revolution on universities by examining the effects of two previous information revolutions: Gutenberg’s invention and proof of printing in 1450 and the Scientific Revolution from the mid- fifteenth to the end of the seventeenth century. Moodie reviews significant changes since the early modern period in universities’ students, libraries, curriculum, pedagogy, lectures, assessment, research, and the dissemination of these changes across the globe. He argues that significant changes in the transmission and dissemination of disciplinary knowledge are shaped by the interaction of three factors: financial, technological, and physical resources; the nature, structure and level of knowledge; and the methods available for managing knowledge.


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The Production of Books in England 1350–1500

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9781316102121
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Download The Production of Books in England 1350–1500 PDF Full Free by Alexandra Gillespie and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2011-04-14 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Between roughly 1350 and 1500, the English vernacular became established as a language of literary, bureaucratic, devotional and controversial writing; metropolitan artisans formed guilds for the production and sale of books for the first time; and Gutenberg's and eventually Caxton's printed books reached their first English consumers. This book gathers the best work on manuscript books in England made during this crucial but neglected period. Its authors survey existing research, gather intensive new evidence and develop new approaches to key topics. The chapters cover the material conditions and economy of the book trade; amateur production both lay and religious; the effects of censorship; and the impact on English book production of manuscripts and artisans from elsewhere in the British Isles and Europe. A wide-ranging and innovative series of essays, this volume is a major contribution to the history of the book in medieval England.


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Angel Song: Medieval English Music in History

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 10 : 9781317181149
Pages : 192 pages
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Download Angel Song: Medieval English Music in History PDF Full Free by Lisa Colton and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-12-08 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Although medieval English music has been relatively neglected in comparison with repertoire from France and Italy, there are few classical musicians today who have not listened to the thirteenth-century song ‘Sumer is icumen in’, or read of the achievements and fame of fifteenth-century composer John Dunstaple. Similarly, the identification of a distinctively English musical style (sometimes understood as the contenance angloise) has been made on numerous occasions by writers exploring the extent to which English ideas influenced polyphonic composition abroad. Angel song: Medieval English music in history examines the ways in which the standard narratives of English musical history have been crafted, from the Middle Ages to the present. Colton challenges the way in which the concept of a canon of English music has been built around a handful of pieces, composers and practices, each of which offers opportunities for a reappraisal of English musical and devotional cultures between 1250 and 1460.


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The Hundred Years War (Part III)

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Publisher : BRILL
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ISBN 10 : 9789004245655
Pages : 586 pages
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Download The Hundred Years War (Part III) PDF Full Free by and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2013-07-25 with total page 586 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In The Hundred Years War: Further Considerations, sixteen essays consider various economic, legal, military, and psychological aspects of the long conflict that touched much of late-medieval Europe.


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Robert Thornton and His Books

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ISBN 10 : 9781903153512
Pages : 328 pages
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Download Robert Thornton and His Books PDF Full Free by Susanna Greer Fein and published by Boydell & Brewer Ltd. This book was released on 2014 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Essays examining the compiler and contents of two of the most important and significant extant late medieval manuscript collections.


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Jacks, Knaves and Vagabonds

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ISBN 10 : 9781909976764
Pages : 736 pages
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Download Jacks, Knaves and Vagabonds PDF Full Free by Gregory J Durston and published by Waterside Press. This book was released on 2020-09-02 with total page 736 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this welcome addition to his Crime History Series, Gregory Durston points to the lack of design and short-term expediency that typified Tudor law and order. But he also detects an emergent criminal justice system amidst royal patronage, protection, and the influence of wealthy magnates. Students of English history will have heard how benefit of clergy and the ‘neck verse’ might avoid a hanging, but what of other stratagems such as down-valuing stolen goods, cruentation, chance medley, pious perjury or John at Death (a non-existent culprit blamed by the accused and treated by juries as real); all devices used to mitigate the all-pervading death-for-felony rule. Together with other artifices deployed by courts to circumvent black-letter law the author also describes how poor, marginalised and illiterate citizens were those most likely to suffer unfairness, injustice and draconian punishment. He also describes the political intrigue and widescale corruption that were symptomatic of the era, alongside such diverse aspects as forfeiture of property, evidential ploys, the rise of the highwayman, religious persecution, witchcraft and infanticide crazes. At a time of shifting allegiances?—?and as Crown, church, judges, magistrates and officials wrestled over jurisdiction, central or local control, ‘ungodly customs’, laws of convenience or malleable definitions?—?never perhaps were facts or law so expertly engineered to justify or defend often curious outcomes. Part of Durston’s Crime History Series. Covers the entire Tudor era. Based on first-hand historical research. Fully referenced to hundreds of sources.


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The Arthur of the English

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Publisher : University of Wales Press
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ISBN 10 : 9781786837400
Pages : 442 pages
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Download The Arthur of the English PDF Full Free by W R J Barron and published by University of Wales Press. This book was released on 2020-11-15 with total page 442 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This first comprehensive treatment of Arthurian literature in the English language up until the end of the Middle Ages is now available for the first time in paperback. English people think of Arthur as their own – stamped on the landscape in scores of place-names, echoed in the names of princes even today. Yet some would say the English were the historical Arthur’s bitterest enemies and usurpers of his heritage. The process by which Arthurian legends have become an important part of England’s cultural heritage is traced in this book. Previous studies have concentrated on the handful of chivalric romances, which have given the impression that Arthur is a hero of romantic escapism. This study seeks to provide a more comprehensive and insightful look at the English Arthurian legends and how they evolved. It focuses primarily upon the literary aspects of Arthurian legend, but it also makes some important political and social observations.


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The Rise of Thomas Cromwell

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Publisher : Yale University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780300213089
Pages : 376 pages
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Download The Rise of Thomas Cromwell PDF Full Free by Michael Everett and published by Yale University Press. This book was released on 2015-03-01 with total page 376 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How much does the Thomas Cromwell of popular novels and television series resemble the real Cromwell? This meticulous study of Cromwell’s early political career expands and revises what has been understood concerning the life and talents of Henry VIII’s chief minister. Michael Everett provides a new and enlightening account of Cromwell’s rise to power, his influence on the king, his role in the Reformation, and his impact on the future of the nation. Controversially, Everett depicts Cromwell not as the fervent evangelical, Machiavellian politician, or the revolutionary administrator that earlier historians have perceived. Instead he reveals Cromwell as a highly capable and efficient servant of the Crown, rising to power not by masterminding Henry VIII’s split with Rome but rather by dint of exceptional skills as an administrator.


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Writing the Lives of People and Things, AD 500–1700

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Publisher : Taylor & Francis
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ISBN 10 : 9781134809158
Pages : 320 pages
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Download Writing the Lives of People and Things, AD 500–1700 PDF Full Free by Robert F.W. Smith and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2017-05-15 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Historical biography has a mixed reputation: at its best it can reveal much not only about an individual, but the wider context of their life and society; at worst it can result in a narrowly focused work of hagiography or condemnation. Yet in spite of its sometimes inferior status amongst academics, biography has remained a popular genre, and in recent years has developed into new and intriguing areas. As the essays in this volume reveal, scholars from an array of different disciplines have embraced what biography can offer them, expanding the remit of biography from people to things, tracing the 'life' of their chosen object from creation to use to disposal to rediscovery. The increasing concern with the physicality of manuscripts and books has also meant an awareness of and interest in the 'lives' of these forms of material culture. Historians have also become increasingly interested in groups of individuals resulting in prosopographical studies. A book on the diversity of biography is therefore very timely, exploring the multi-disciplinary application of historical biography in the period 500-1700. It presents fourteen case studies offering new approaches to historical biography, written by early-career researchers from backgrounds in archaeology, English, art, architectural history and history, demonstrating different approaches and techniques. Overall, the collection is a strong and united statement by a group of early-career researchers who insist on the vitality of biography as a central concern of historians across the disciplines of the humanities. Contributors believe that the 'life' is a fundamental medium of study for the medieval and early modern periods, and thus . bolsters the move back towards biography as a primary tool of medieval and early modern scholars, as well as a tool for future research for humanities scholars interested in biography.


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Cheshire and the Tudor State 1480-1560

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ISBN 10 : 9780861932481
Pages : 334 pages
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Download Cheshire and the Tudor State 1480-1560 PDF Full Free by Tim Thornton and published by Boydell & Brewer. This book was released on 2000 with total page 334 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The palatinate of Chester survives Tudor centralisation.


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Prophecy, Politics and the People in Early Modern England

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ISBN 10 : 1843832593
Pages : 294 pages
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Download Prophecy, Politics and the People in Early Modern England PDF Full Free by Tim Thornton and published by Boydell & Brewer Ltd. This book was released on 2006 with total page 294 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A study of prophetic traditions in early modern England, their influence and popularity.


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