Medieval Cultures in Contact

Overview

These original essays build on recent interest in the changes in medieval life stimulated by cross-cultural exchanges. Surveying a wide variety of regions and societies-Western Europe, Islam, Byzantium, and Asia-the essays focus on formative periods and protagonists. Topics range from the origin of western Christian culture in Bede's England to and cross-cultural influences in several Mediterranean regions. Other essays present models for teaching about cultural contacts in the ...
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Overview

These original essays build on recent interest in the changes in medieval life stimulated by cross-cultural exchanges. Surveying a wide variety of regions and societies-Western Europe, Islam, Byzantium, and Asia-the essays focus on formative periods and protagonists. Topics range from the origin of western Christian culture in Bede's England to and cross-cultural influences in several Mediterranean regions. Other essays present models for teaching about cultural contacts in the Middle Ages
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780823222124
  • Publisher: Fordham University Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2002
  • Series: Fordham Series in Medieval Studies Series
  • Edition description: 2
  • Pages: 282
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 6.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard F. Gyug is Associate Professor of History at Fordham University and author of Missale ragusinum: The Missal of Dubrovnik, and The Diocese of Barcelona during the Black Death: The Register 'Notule communium' 15.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
1 Bilingual Philology in Bede's Exegesis 3
2 Conversion or the Crown of Martyrdom: Conflicting Goals for Fourteenth-Century Missionaries in Central Asia? 19
3 Speaking for Others: Imposing Solidarities on the Past. The Case of Venetian Crete 39
4 The Church of Dubrovnik and the Panniculus of Christ: Relics between East and West (and Men and Women) in Medieval Dalmatia 59
5 Medieval Europe and its Encounter with the Foreign World: Late-Medieval German Witnesses 85
6 Dreams and Visions: A Comparative Analysis of Spiritual Gifts in Medieval Christian and Muslim Conversion Narratives 105
7 Venetian Commerce in the Later Middle Ages: Feast or Famine? 139
8 Quidam de Sinagoga: The Jew of the Jeu d'Adam 161
9 Minstrel Meets Clerk in Early French Literature: Medieval Romance as the Meeting-Place Between Two Traditions of Verbal Eloquence and Performance Practice 189
10 Team Teaching the Literature of the European and Islamic Middle Ages: The European Perspective 213
11 Team Teaching the Literature of the European and Islamic Middle Ages: The Islamic Perspective 223
App Sample Syllabus (English 315/Religion 365): Images of the Other in the European and Islamic Middle Ages 232
12 Center and Periphery in the Teaching of Medieval History 247
App Sample Syllabus (UCLA: History 121D): Crisis and Renewal: From Late Medieval to Early Modern, 1300-1525 257
Contributors 273
Index 275
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