Medieval Worlds: Barbarians, Heretics and Artists in the Middle Ages / Edition 2

Medieval Worlds: Barbarians, Heretics and Artists in the Middle Ages / Edition 2

by Arno Borst
     
 

In Medieval Worlds: Barbarians, Heretics, and Artists, medieval historian Arno Borst offers at once an imaginatively narrated tour of medieval society. Issues of language, power, and cultural change come to life as he examines how knights, witches and heretics, monks and kings, women poets, and disputatious university professors existed in the medieval

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In Medieval Worlds: Barbarians, Heretics, and Artists, medieval historian Arno Borst offers at once an imaginatively narrated tour of medieval society. Issues of language, power, and cultural change come to life as he examines how knights, witches and heretics, monks and kings, women poets, and disputatious university professors existed in the medieval world.

Clearly interested in the forms of medieval behavior which gave rise to the seeds of modern society, Borst focuses on three in particular that gave momentum to medieval religious, social, and intellectual movements: the barbaric, heretical, and artistic. Borst concludes by reflecting on his own life as a scholar and draws out lessons for us from the turbulence of the Middle Ages.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226066561
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
04/28/1992
Series:
Women in Culture and Society Ser.
Edition description:
1
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
I: Interpreting Language
1: Barbarians: The History of a European Catchword
2: The History of Languages in the Flux of European Thought
II: Interpreting Government
3: The Invention and Fission of the Public Persona
III: Interpreting History
4: Universal Histories in the Middle Ages?
5: Historical Time in the Writings of Abelard
IV: Religious Movements
6: Heretics and Hysteria
7: The Origins of the Witch-craze in the Alps
V: Social Movements
8: Patron Saints in Medieval Society
9: Chivalric Life in the High Middle Ages
VI: Intellectual Movements
10: Crisis and Reform in the Universities of the Late Middle Ages
VII: Experiences with Art
11: Women and Art in the Middle Ages
12: Science and Games
VIII: Experiences with Mortality
13: Three Studies of Death in the Middle Ages
14: My Life
Bibliography
Index

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