Download E-books The Oxford History of Medieval Europe PDF

By George Holmes

Masking 1000 years of background, this quantity tells the tale of the production of Western civilization in Europe and the Mediterranean. Now to be had in a compact, simpler structure, it bargains an identical textual content and lots of of the illustrations which first seemed within the generally acclaimed Oxford Illustrated heritage of Medieval Europe. Written by means of specialist students and according to the newest learn, the e-book explores a interval of profound variety and alter, concentrating on all features of medieval background from the empires and kingdoms of Charlemagne and the Byzantines to the hot countries which fought the Hundred Years conflict. The Oxford background of the Medieval international additionally examines such fascinating cultural matters because the chivalric code of knights, renowned gala's, and the proliferation of latest artwork kinds, and the catastrophic social impression of the Black demise. Authoritative and eminently readable, this booklet will entertain up to it is going to teach.

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By George Holmes

Masking 1000 years of background, this quantity tells the tale of the production of Western civilization in Europe and the Mediterranean. Now to be had in a compact, simpler structure, it bargains an identical textual content and lots of of the illustrations which first seemed within the generally acclaimed Oxford Illustrated heritage of Medieval Europe. Written by means of specialist students and according to the newest learn, the e-book explores a interval of profound variety and alter, concentrating on all features of medieval background from the empires and kingdoms of Charlemagne and the Byzantines to the hot countries which fought the Hundred Years conflict. The Oxford background of the Medieval international additionally examines such fascinating cultural matters because the chivalric code of knights, renowned gala's, and the proliferation of latest artwork kinds, and the catastrophic social impression of the Black demise. Authoritative and eminently readable, this booklet will entertain up to it is going to teach.

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Download E-books Sea of Faith: Islam and Christianity in the Medieval Mediterranean World PDF

By Stephen O'Shea

The lengthy, shared historical past of Christianity and Islam begun, presently after Islam emerged within the early 7th century A.D., with a question: Who might inherit the Greco-Roman international of the Mediterranean? Sprung from an analogous source―Abraham and the Revelation given to the Jews―the faiths performed out over the process the subsequent millennium what historian Stephen O'Shea calls "a sibling contention writ very large." Their cataclysmic clashes at the battlefield have been balanced through lengthy sessions of co-existence and mutual enrichment, and by means of the top of the 16th century the spiritual limitations of the trendy international have been drawn.

In Sea of Faith, O'Shea chronicles either the assembly of minds and the collisions of armies that marked the interplay of go and Crescent within the center Ages―the larger to appreciate their it sounds as if intractable clash at the present time. For the entire nice and eternal moments of cultural interchange and tolerance―in Cordoba, Palermo, Constantinople―the final "geography of trust " was once selected the battlefield. O'Shea vividly recounts seven pivotal battles among the forces of Christianity and Islam that formed the Mediterranean world―from the lack of the Christian center East to the Muslims at Yarmuk (Turkey) in 636 to the stemming of the possible unstoppable Ottoman tide at Malta in 1565. In among, the battles raged around the Mediterranean, from Poitiers in France and Hattin within the Holy Land through the peak of the Crusades, to the famed contest for Constantinople in 1453 that signaled the tip of Byzantium. up to the armies have been stimulated through trust, their exploits have been encouraged by way of leaders equivalent to Charles Martel, Saladin, and Mehmet II, whose stirring feats have been occasionally followed via unforeseen adjustments of heart.

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By Stephen O'Shea

The lengthy, shared historical past of Christianity and Islam begun, presently after Islam emerged within the early 7th century A.D., with a question: Who might inherit the Greco-Roman international of the Mediterranean? Sprung from an analogous source―Abraham and the Revelation given to the Jews―the faiths performed out over the process the subsequent millennium what historian Stephen O'Shea calls "a sibling contention writ very large." Their cataclysmic clashes at the battlefield have been balanced through lengthy sessions of co-existence and mutual enrichment, and by means of the top of the 16th century the spiritual limitations of the trendy international have been drawn.

In Sea of Faith, O'Shea chronicles either the assembly of minds and the collisions of armies that marked the interplay of go and Crescent within the center Ages―the larger to appreciate their it sounds as if intractable clash at the present time. For the entire nice and eternal moments of cultural interchange and tolerance―in Cordoba, Palermo, Constantinople―the final "geography of trust " was once selected the battlefield. O'Shea vividly recounts seven pivotal battles among the forces of Christianity and Islam that formed the Mediterranean world―from the lack of the Christian center East to the Muslims at Yarmuk (Turkey) in 636 to the stemming of the possible unstoppable Ottoman tide at Malta in 1565. In among, the battles raged around the Mediterranean, from Poitiers in France and Hattin within the Holy Land through the peak of the Crusades, to the famed contest for Constantinople in 1453 that signaled the tip of Byzantium. up to the armies have been stimulated through trust, their exploits have been encouraged by way of leaders equivalent to Charles Martel, Saladin, and Mehmet II, whose stirring feats have been occasionally followed via unforeseen adjustments of heart.

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Download E-books Women's Roles in the Middle Ages (Women's Roles through History) PDF

By Sandy Bardsley

Information approximately ladies during this really interesting interval from 500 to 1500 is in nice call for and has been a problem for historians to discover. Bardsley has mined a variety of basic resources, from noblewomen's writing, court docket rolls, chivalric literature, legislation and criminal files, to archeology and paintings. This clean survey presents readers with a good realizing of ways ladies low and high fared by way of faith, paintings, family members, legislation, tradition, and politics and public lifestyles. even if medieval girls have been divided via social type, faith, age, marital prestige, position and interval, they have been all topic to an overarching patriarchal constitution and infrequently may perhaps go beyond their inferior prestige. a number of examples of those unprecedented girls and their phrases are included.

Chapter 1 examines faith, targeting women's roles within the early Christian church, the lives of nuns and different specialist spiritual ladies resembling anchoresses and Beguines, the participation of Christian laywomen, and the reports of Jewish and Islamic ladies in Western Europe. the second one bankruptcy examines women's paintings, taking a look in flip on the different types of paintings played by way of peasant ladies, townswomen, and noblewomen. Women's roles in the kinfolk shape the topic of the 3rd bankruptcy. This bankruptcy follows ladies in the course of the regular lifecycle - from lady to widow - studying the expectancies and reviews of ladies at each one degree. bankruptcy four, ladies and the legislations, makes a speciality of the ways that legislation either constrained and guarded girls. It additionally considers the crimes with which ladies have been ordinarily charged and surveys legislation concerning marriage and widowhood. Women's roles in inventive arts shape the root of the 5th bankruptcy, ladies and tradition. This bankruptcy examines women's roles as artists, authors, composers, and buyers, in addition to investigating the ways that ladies have been represented in works produced via males. ultimately, bankruptcy 6 discusses women's studies in politics and public lifestyles. whereas ladies as a gaggle have been as a rule banned from retaining positions of public authority, a few stumbled on how you can get round this stricture, whereas others have been in a position to workout energy backstage. the ultimate bankruptcy therefore encapsulates an incredible topic of this e-book: the interaction among broader patriarchal forces that constrained women's prestige and autonomy and the function of people who have been in a position to conquer or dodge such forces. Medieval girls have been, as a gaggle, subordinate to their husbands and fathers, yet yes ladies, below definite conditions, refrained from subordination.

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By Sandy Bardsley

Information approximately ladies during this really interesting interval from 500 to 1500 is in nice call for and has been a problem for historians to discover. Bardsley has mined a variety of basic resources, from noblewomen's writing, court docket rolls, chivalric literature, legislation and criminal files, to archeology and paintings. This clean survey presents readers with a good realizing of ways ladies low and high fared by way of faith, paintings, family members, legislation, tradition, and politics and public lifestyles. even if medieval girls have been divided via social type, faith, age, marital prestige, position and interval, they have been all topic to an overarching patriarchal constitution and infrequently may perhaps go beyond their inferior prestige. a number of examples of those unprecedented girls and their phrases are included.

Chapter 1 examines faith, targeting women's roles within the early Christian church, the lives of nuns and different specialist spiritual ladies resembling anchoresses and Beguines, the participation of Christian laywomen, and the reports of Jewish and Islamic ladies in Western Europe. the second one bankruptcy examines women's paintings, taking a look in flip on the different types of paintings played by way of peasant ladies, townswomen, and noblewomen. Women's roles in the kinfolk shape the topic of the 3rd bankruptcy. This bankruptcy follows ladies in the course of the regular lifecycle - from lady to widow - studying the expectancies and reviews of ladies at each one degree. bankruptcy four, ladies and the legislations, makes a speciality of the ways that legislation either constrained and guarded girls. It additionally considers the crimes with which ladies have been ordinarily charged and surveys legislation concerning marriage and widowhood. Women's roles in inventive arts shape the root of the 5th bankruptcy, ladies and tradition. This bankruptcy examines women's roles as artists, authors, composers, and buyers, in addition to investigating the ways that ladies have been represented in works produced via males. ultimately, bankruptcy 6 discusses women's studies in politics and public lifestyles. whereas ladies as a gaggle have been as a rule banned from retaining positions of public authority, a few stumbled on how you can get round this stricture, whereas others have been in a position to workout energy backstage. the ultimate bankruptcy therefore encapsulates an incredible topic of this e-book: the interaction among broader patriarchal forces that constrained women's prestige and autonomy and the function of people who have been in a position to conquer or dodge such forces. Medieval girls have been, as a gaggle, subordinate to their husbands and fathers, yet yes ladies, below definite conditions, refrained from subordination.

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Download E-books Terry Jones' Medieval Lives PDF

Famous for lampooning the medieval international in Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Terry Jones has a true ardour for and particular wisdom of the center a while. In Terry Jones' Medieval Lives, his venture is to rescue the center a while from moth-eaten cliches and well-worn platitudes. in the back of the stereotypes of "damsels in misery" and "knights in shining armor," there are splendidly human tales that deliver the interval to existence. Terry will begin with the medieval archetypes—the Knight, Peasant, Damsel, Monk, Outlaw, King, service provider, and Physician—and during unravelling their function and serve as will introduce a host of colourful real-life characters, recreating their global by way of vacationing key locations.

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Famous for lampooning the medieval international in Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Terry Jones has a true ardour for and particular wisdom of the center a while. In Terry Jones' Medieval Lives, his venture is to rescue the center a while from moth-eaten cliches and well-worn platitudes. in the back of the stereotypes of "damsels in misery" and "knights in shining armor," there are splendidly human tales that deliver the interval to existence. Terry will begin with the medieval archetypes—the Knight, Peasant, Damsel, Monk, Outlaw, King, service provider, and Physician—and during unravelling their function and serve as will introduce a host of colourful real-life characters, recreating their global by way of vacationing key locations.

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Download E-books Medieval Clothing and Textiles, Volume 2 PDF

By Robin Netherton, Gale R. Owen-Crocker

Historic gown and textiles, constantly a subject of well known curiosity, has in recent times turn into an educational topic in its personal correct, transcending conventional style obstacles. This annual magazine comprises in-depth experiences from quite a few disciplines in addition to cross-genre scholarship, representing such fields as social heritage, economics, heritage of options and expertise, paintings historical past, archaeology, literature, and language. The contents hide a wide geographical scope and various sessions from the early heart a long time to the Renaissance. Papers during this most modern quantity speak about garments descriptions in an early Irish poem with regards to archaeological reveals; the Latin inscription embroidered at the Bayeux Tapestry; clothmaking in twelfth-century French romances; medieval Paris as a world fabric marketplace; the price of sartorial extra in England as attested by way of sumptuary legislation and satire; cloth cleansing innovations at a German convent within the 15th century; using jewelled animal pelts as model components within the Renaissance; and the social importance of the embroidered jacket in early sleek England. additionally incorporated are reports of contemporary books on gown and cloth issues. ROBIN NETHERTON's learn specializes in medieval Western eu garments and its interpretation via artists and historians; GALE R. OWEN-CROCKER is Professor of Anglo-Saxon tradition, The collage of Manchester. Her latest books are gown in Anglo-Saxon England (2004), and King Harold II and the Bayeux Tapestry (2005). members: Niamh Whitfield, Gale R. Owen-Crocker, Monica L. Wright, Sharon Farmer, Margaret Rose Jaster, Drea Leed, Tawny Sherrill, Danielle Nunn-Weinberg

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By Robin Netherton, Gale R. Owen-Crocker

Historic gown and textiles, constantly a subject of well known curiosity, has in recent times turn into an educational topic in its personal correct, transcending conventional style obstacles. This annual magazine comprises in-depth experiences from quite a few disciplines in addition to cross-genre scholarship, representing such fields as social heritage, economics, heritage of options and expertise, paintings historical past, archaeology, literature, and language. The contents hide a wide geographical scope and various sessions from the early heart a long time to the Renaissance. Papers during this most modern quantity speak about garments descriptions in an early Irish poem with regards to archaeological reveals; the Latin inscription embroidered at the Bayeux Tapestry; clothmaking in twelfth-century French romances; medieval Paris as a world fabric marketplace; the price of sartorial extra in England as attested by way of sumptuary legislation and satire; cloth cleansing innovations at a German convent within the 15th century; using jewelled animal pelts as model components within the Renaissance; and the social importance of the embroidered jacket in early sleek England. additionally incorporated are reports of contemporary books on gown and cloth issues. ROBIN NETHERTON's learn specializes in medieval Western eu garments and its interpretation via artists and historians; GALE R. OWEN-CROCKER is Professor of Anglo-Saxon tradition, The collage of Manchester. Her latest books are gown in Anglo-Saxon England (2004), and King Harold II and the Bayeux Tapestry (2005). members: Niamh Whitfield, Gale R. Owen-Crocker, Monica L. Wright, Sharon Farmer, Margaret Rose Jaster, Drea Leed, Tawny Sherrill, Danielle Nunn-Weinberg

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Download E-books The Time Traveller's Guide to Elizabethan England PDF

By Ian Mortimer

From the writer of 1 of the biggest-selling heritage books of contemporary years, the follow-up to The Time Traveller's advisor to Medieval England. The previous is a overseas kingdom -- this is often your guide.
 
We examine Queen Elizabeth I as 'Gloriana': the main robust English girl in historical past. we expect of her reign (1558-1603) as a golden age of maritime heroes, like Sir Walter Raleigh, Sir Richard Grenville and Sir Francis Drake, and of serious writers, similar to Edmund Spenser, Christopher Marlowe and William Shakespeare. yet what was once it really wish to reside in Elizabethan England? in case you may possibly commute to the prior and stroll the streets of London within the 1590s, the place may you remain? What may you devour? What may you put on? may you actually have a feeling of it being an excellent age? And if this is the case, how could that glory sit down along the vagrants, ailments, violence, sexism and famine of the time?
 
In this ebook Ian Mortimer solutions the most important questions potential tourist to overdue sixteenth-century England could ask. utilizing the groundbreaking procedure he pioneered in his bestselling Time Traveller's consultant to Medieval England, the Elizabethan global unfolds round the reader.
 
He indicates a society making nice discoveries and profitable army victories and but whilst being stricken by means of its new-found wisdom. it's a kingdom during which existence expectancy at beginning is within the early thirties, humans nonetheless starve to dying and Catholics are persecuted for his or her religion. but it produces many of the best writing within the English language and a few of the main incredible structure, and sees Elizabeth's topics settle in the United States and circumnavigate the globe. Welcome to a rustic that's, in all its contradictions, the very crucible of the fashionable global.

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By Ian Mortimer

From the writer of 1 of the biggest-selling heritage books of contemporary years, the follow-up to The Time Traveller's advisor to Medieval England. The previous is a overseas kingdom -- this is often your guide.
 
We examine Queen Elizabeth I as 'Gloriana': the main robust English girl in historical past. we expect of her reign (1558-1603) as a golden age of maritime heroes, like Sir Walter Raleigh, Sir Richard Grenville and Sir Francis Drake, and of serious writers, similar to Edmund Spenser, Christopher Marlowe and William Shakespeare. yet what was once it really wish to reside in Elizabethan England? in case you may possibly commute to the prior and stroll the streets of London within the 1590s, the place may you remain? What may you devour? What may you put on? may you actually have a feeling of it being an excellent age? And if this is the case, how could that glory sit down along the vagrants, ailments, violence, sexism and famine of the time?
 
In this ebook Ian Mortimer solutions the most important questions potential tourist to overdue sixteenth-century England could ask. utilizing the groundbreaking procedure he pioneered in his bestselling Time Traveller's consultant to Medieval England, the Elizabethan global unfolds round the reader.
 
He indicates a society making nice discoveries and profitable army victories and but whilst being stricken by means of its new-found wisdom. it's a kingdom during which existence expectancy at beginning is within the early thirties, humans nonetheless starve to dying and Catholics are persecuted for his or her religion. but it produces many of the best writing within the English language and a few of the main incredible structure, and sees Elizabeth's topics settle in the United States and circumnavigate the globe. Welcome to a rustic that's, in all its contradictions, the very crucible of the fashionable global.

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Download E-books Mysteries of the Middle Ages: And the Beginning of the Modern World (Hinges of History) PDF

By Thomas Cahill

From the bestselling writer of How the Irish stored Civilization, a desirable examine how medieval thinkers created the origins of contemporary highbrow movements.

After the lengthy interval of decline referred to as the darkish a while, medieval Europe skilled a rebirth of scholarship, paintings, literature, philosophy, and technology and commenced to strengthen a imaginative and prescient of Western society that continues to be on the middle of Western civilization this present day, from the access of ladies into professions that had lengthy been closed to them to the early investigations into alchemy that will shape the root of experimental technology. On visits to the good towns of Europe-monumental Rome; the intellectually explosive Paris of Peter Abelard and Thomas Aquinas; the hotbed of medical research that used to be Oxford; and the incomparable Florence of Dante and Giotto-acclaimed historian Thomas Cahill brilliantly captures the spirit of experimentation, the colourful pageantry, and the passionate pursuit of information that outfitted the principles for the trendy global.

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By Thomas Cahill

From the bestselling writer of How the Irish stored Civilization, a desirable examine how medieval thinkers created the origins of contemporary highbrow movements.

After the lengthy interval of decline referred to as the darkish a while, medieval Europe skilled a rebirth of scholarship, paintings, literature, philosophy, and technology and commenced to strengthen a imaginative and prescient of Western society that continues to be on the middle of Western civilization this present day, from the access of ladies into professions that had lengthy been closed to them to the early investigations into alchemy that will shape the root of experimental technology. On visits to the good towns of Europe-monumental Rome; the intellectually explosive Paris of Peter Abelard and Thomas Aquinas; the hotbed of medical research that used to be Oxford; and the incomparable Florence of Dante and Giotto-acclaimed historian Thomas Cahill brilliantly captures the spirit of experimentation, the colourful pageantry, and the passionate pursuit of information that outfitted the principles for the trendy global.

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Download E-books Representation and Objects of Thought in Medieval Philosophy (Ashgate Studies in Medieval Philosophy) PDF

By Henrik Lagerlund

The notions of psychological illustration and intentionality are relevant to modern philosophy of brain and it's always assumed that those notions, if no longer originated, not less than have been made necessary to the philosophy of brain by way of Descartes within the 17th century. The authors during this ebook problem this assumption and exhibit that the background of those principles should be traced again to the medieval interval. In bringing out the contrasts and similarities among early sleek and medieval discussions of psychological illustration the authors finish that there's no transparent dividing line among western past due medieval and early smooth philosophy; that they in reality signify one non-stop culture within the philosophy of brain.

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By Henrik Lagerlund

The notions of psychological illustration and intentionality are relevant to modern philosophy of brain and it's always assumed that those notions, if no longer originated, not less than have been made necessary to the philosophy of brain by way of Descartes within the 17th century. The authors during this ebook problem this assumption and exhibit that the background of those principles should be traced again to the medieval interval. In bringing out the contrasts and similarities among early sleek and medieval discussions of psychological illustration the authors finish that there's no transparent dividing line among western past due medieval and early smooth philosophy; that they in reality signify one non-stop culture within the philosophy of brain.

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Download E-books The House of Wisdom: How Arabic Science Saved Ancient Knowledge and Gave Us the Renaissance PDF

By Jim Al-Khalili

A myth-shattering view of the Islamic world's myriad medical concepts and the function they performed in sparking the ecu Renaissance.

Many of the concepts that we expect of as hallmarks of Western technology had their roots within the Arab global of the center a while, a interval while a lot of Western Christendom lay in highbrow darkness. Jim al- Khalili, a number one British-Iraqi physicist, resurrects this misplaced bankruptcy of heritage, and given present East-West tensions, his booklet couldn't be timelier. With transporting aspect, al-Khalili areas readers within the hothouses of the Arabic Enlightenment, exhibits how they resulted in Europe's cultural awakening, and poses the query: Why did the Islamic global input its personal darkish age after this type of amazing flowering?

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By Jim Al-Khalili

A myth-shattering view of the Islamic world's myriad medical concepts and the function they performed in sparking the ecu Renaissance.

Many of the concepts that we expect of as hallmarks of Western technology had their roots within the Arab global of the center a while, a interval while a lot of Western Christendom lay in highbrow darkness. Jim al- Khalili, a number one British-Iraqi physicist, resurrects this misplaced bankruptcy of heritage, and given present East-West tensions, his booklet couldn't be timelier. With transporting aspect, al-Khalili areas readers within the hothouses of the Arabic Enlightenment, exhibits how they resulted in Europe's cultural awakening, and poses the query: Why did the Islamic global input its personal darkish age after this type of amazing flowering?

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Download E-books The Edges of the Medieval World (Medievalia) (Ceu Medievalia) PDF

By Juhan Kreem

Within the Middles a long time, the sides of 1 s global might signify diverse meanings. at the one hand, they may were positioned in far-away areas, generally within the east and north, that one most of the time basically knew from rumour and that have been inhabited by way of unusual beings: people with their faces on their chest, with out a mouth, or with puppy heads. nonetheless, the sides of 1 s global may perhaps simply suggest the borders of the group the place one lived and that one occasionally will possibly not have had the chance to pass in the course of one s entire existence. those kinds of edges of the medieval international have been the subject of a global workshop that used to be held in 2006 at the Estonian island of Muhu, itself a space which can simply be attached with the subject of this assembly. within the current court cases of the workshop, experts from 8 eu nations provide their rules approximately assorted edges of the medieval global and give a contribution to a dialogue that has been expanding drastically in Medieval reports in recent years.

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By Juhan Kreem

Within the Middles a long time, the sides of 1 s global might signify diverse meanings. at the one hand, they may were positioned in far-away areas, generally within the east and north, that one most of the time basically knew from rumour and that have been inhabited by way of unusual beings: people with their faces on their chest, with out a mouth, or with puppy heads. nonetheless, the sides of 1 s global may perhaps simply suggest the borders of the group the place one lived and that one occasionally will possibly not have had the chance to pass in the course of one s entire existence. those kinds of edges of the medieval international have been the subject of a global workshop that used to be held in 2006 at the Estonian island of Muhu, itself a space which can simply be attached with the subject of this assembly. within the current court cases of the workshop, experts from 8 eu nations provide their rules approximately assorted edges of the medieval global and give a contribution to a dialogue that has been expanding drastically in Medieval reports in recent years.

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