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Medieval Greek Commentaries on the Nicomachean Ethics by PDF

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ISBN-10: 9004173935

ISBN-13: 9789004173934

Given the iconic value of Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, it really is striking to discover that there's no large surviving statement in this textual content from the interval among the second one century and the 12th century. This quantity is concentrated at the first of the medieval commentaries, that produced within the early 12th century by means of Eustratios of Nicaea, Michael of Ephesus, and an nameless writer in Constantinople. This recreation was once to have an important impression at the reception of the Nicomachean Ethics in Latin and Catholic Europe.

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Download e-book for kindle: Alamut by Vladimir Bartol

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By Vladimir Bartol

ISBN-10: 1583946950

ISBN-13: 9781583946954

Author note: Michael Biggins [Translator]
Publish 12 months note: First released 1936
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Alamut occurs in eleventh Century Persia, within the citadel of Alamut, the place self-proclaimed prophet Hasan ibn Sabbah is developing his mad yet magnificent plan to rule the area with a handful elite warring parties who're to turn into his "living daggers." via developing a digital paradise at Alamut, packed with appealing ladies, lush gardens, wine and cannabis, Sabbah is ready to persuade his younger opponents that they could achieve paradise in the event that they stick to his instructions. With parallels to Osama bin encumbered, Alamut tells the tale of the way Sabbah used to be in a position to instill worry into the ruling type through making a small military of devotees who have been prepared to kill, and be killed, for you to in attaining paradise. Believing within the perfect Ismaili motto "Nothing is right, every little thing is permitted," Sabbah desired to "experiment" with how some distance he may well manage spiritual devotion for his personal political achieve via attractive to what he referred to as the stupidity and gullibility of individuals and their ardour for excitement and egocentric wants.

The novel makes a speciality of Sabbah as he unveils his plan to his internal circle, and on of his younger fans -- the gorgeous slave lady Halima, who has come to Alamut to subscribe to Sabbah's paradise on the earth, and younger ibn Tahir, Sabbah's so much talented fighter. As either Halima and ibn Tahir turn into upset with Sabbah's imaginative and prescient, their lives take unforeseen turns.

Alamut was once initially written in 1938 as an allegory to Mussolini's fascist kingdom. within the 1960's it turned a cult favourite all through Tito's Yugoslavia, and within the Nineteen Nineties, in the course of the Balkan's conflict, it was once learn as an allegory of the region's strife and have become a bestseller in Germany, France and Spain. Following the assaults of September eleven, 2001, the booklet once more took on a brand new existence, promoting greater than 20,000 copies in a brand new Slovenian version, and being translated round the global in additional than 19 languages. This version, translated by way of Michael Biggins, in the first-ever English translation.

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New PDF release: The Medieval Christmas

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By Sophie Jackson

ISBN-10: 0750956089

ISBN-13: 9780750956086

Medieval Christmas - roaring fires, yuletide logs, boar's head on a platter and carols.

So a lot of our best-loved traditions have their origins within the medieval interval that it'd be most unlikely to visualize the season with out holly and ivy, carol singers calling from door to door and a common experience of occasion within the face of the cruelest season.

Sophie Jackson investigates the roots of the Christmas social gathering, providing assistance fro re-creating components of the medieval Christmas at domestic, tips about undefined, directions for enjoying medieval video games and recipes for seasonal dishes. interesting proof approximately a few of our so much adored customs, reminiscent of the nativity crib, are unearthed, as are a few which are much less renowned - wassailing the apple bushes, the ritual beating of youngsters on 28 December and the appointment of a Lord of Misrule and a boy bishop.

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Ana Martos Rubio's Historia medieval del sexo y del erotismo PDF

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By Ana Martos Rubio

ISBN-10: 849763568X

ISBN-13: 9788497635684

“Así pues, encontramos una obra imprescindible y accesible para curiosos de toda condición, a pesar de que se hace más conveniente como libro de consulta que de lectura, especialmente en los primeros capítulos.”
(Web Anika entre libros)

“Con un lenguaje sencillo y práctico l. a., autora nos habla de un tema tabú en l. a. Edad Media: el sexo. Aunque los angeles iglesia católica se empeñaba en tratar al sexo como algo impuro, vergonzoso y sucio, lo cierto es que, realmente, los angeles época medieval no fue tan puritana como siempre habíamos creído.”
(Web Literariamente hablando)

Contra los angeles creencia generalizada, l. a. Edad Media fue un periodo en donde el goce sexual fue considerado una prioridad médica y se escribieron numerosos tratados sobre erotismo.

Persiste l. a. proposal de que l. a. Edad Media fue una época oscura y puritana, pero lejos de esa concept, el Medievo fue una época compleja en l. a. que se mezclaba el temor al pecado carnal con un erotismo exacerbado fruto de las teorías médicas en boga. Historia medieval del sexo y del erotismo nos lleva a recorrer esta etapa compleja y de teorías contradictorias, en los angeles que pronto surgirán discusiones sobre los angeles procreación, l. a. lujuria y l. a. sexualidad que quedaron plasmados en textos como el Codex Vidobonensis, el Canon de Avicena, o el De Coitu. Estos textos mostrarán l. a. clara influencia de l. a. medicina griega sobre los angeles medicina medieval y el asombro que sentían los médicos medievales por cuestiones tan cotidianas como los angeles menstruación o el deseo sexual.

El libro de Ana Martos, no obstante, no es sólo un tratado sobre medicina y sexualidad medieval, sino que acompañan los angeles obra una serie de relatos sobre confabulaciones políticas e historias de amor entre reyes y reinas sin las que el tema central sería inexplicable. También debe hacer una pequeña incursión en las teorías filosóficas, teológicas y científicas, y en las creaciones literarias, que determinaron l. a. sexualidad y el amor, carnal o platónico, de l. a. época. Para los médicos griegos, el esperma femenino participaba también en los angeles procreación por lo que cualquier técnica destinada a propiciar su secreción y el orgasmo femenino period considerada dentro de los angeles moralidad cristiana, desde ese momento proliferan los libros y manuales sobre erotismo, existía sin embargo, una corriente inspirada en Aristóteles que sostenía que l. a. mujer period mero receptáculo y su placer, por tanto, innecesario. El triunfo de esta corriente llevará asociado l. a. condena religiosa del orgasmo femenino y el sometimiento sexual que ha durado hasta hace bien poco.

Razones para comprar los angeles obra:

• los angeles obra nos muestra el origen sobre más de un tabú sexual que ha llegado a nuestros días con el fin de explicar los angeles falta de fundamento de dichos prejuicios.
• Mezcla dos historias curiosas y asombrosas que son fundamentales para comprender al ser humano: los angeles historia del erotismo y l. a. historia de l. a. medicina.
• los angeles Edad Media dio origen a numerosas formas de amor que se repiten, con sutiles variaciones en los clichés de películas y novelas contemporáneas.
• El libro tiene numerosas imágenes que ilustran el contenido del texto y una bibliografía para quien quiera profundizar en el tema.

Una obra que mezcla l. a. historia de l. a. medicina y l. a. del erotismo, pero también nos mostrará los tópicos que han llegado hasta nuestros días como l. a. relación entre masturbación y ceguera, los desperfectos que causa los angeles mujer cuando menstrua o los sofocos y desmayos del mal de amores decimonónico.

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New PDF release: Eifelheim

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By Michael Flynn

ISBN-10: 0765340356

ISBN-13: 9780765340351

Publish 12 months note: First released January 1st 2006
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In 1349, one small city in Germany disappeared and hasn't ever been resettled. Tom, a latest historian, and his theoretical physicist female friend Sharon, turn into . Tom certainly turns into obsessed. by way of all good judgment, town must have survived, however it didn't and that violates every thing Tom understands approximately background. What's was once particular approximately Eifelheim that it totally disappeared greater than six hundred years ago?

Father Deitrich is the village priest of Oberhochwald, the village that may quickly achieve the identify of Teufelheim, in later years corrupted to Eifelheim, within the yr 1348, while the Black dying is collecting power throughout Europe yet continues to be now not close by. Deitrich is an informed guy, is aware technological know-how and philosophy, and to his astonishment turns into the 1st touch among humanity and an alien race from a far off celebrity whilst their interstellar send crashes within the within sight wooded area. it's a time of wonders, within the shadow of the plague.

Tom and Sharon, and Father Deitrich, have an odd and intertwined future of tragedy and triumph during this marvelous SF novel by way of the winner of the Robert A. Heinlein Award.

Literary awards
Hugo Award Nominee for most sensible Novel (2007)
Prix Julia Verlanger (2009)
SF ga Yomitai for most sensible Translated SF of the 12 months in Japan (2010)

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Download PDF by Corinne Saunders: Magic and the Supernatural in Medieval English Romance

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By Corinne Saunders

ISBN-10: 1843842211

ISBN-13: 9781843842217

The area of medieval romance is one within which magic and the supernatural are continuously current: in otherwordly encounters, within the unusual adventures skilled by means of questing knights, the event of the uncanny, and unexplained magical items - jewelry, potions, amulets, and the recognized eco-friendly girdle in Sir Gawain and the golf green Knight. This research (the first full-length remedy of the subject) seems at a variety of medieval English texts - not only the romances themselves, however the writings of Chaucer, and Malory's Morte Darthur too - from a huge cultural standpoint, to teach that whereas they hire magic that allows you to create unique, escapist worlds, also they are grounded in a feeling of hazard, and mirror a posh net of inherited and present rules. starting with a survey of classical and biblical precedents, and medieval attitudes to magic, next chapters discover the ways in which romances either mirror modern attitudes and concepts, and imaginatively remodel them. specifically, the writer explores the excellence among `white magic' of therapeutic and safety, and the extra harmful arts of `nigromancy', black magic. additionally addressed is the broader supernatural, together with the ways in which rules linked to human magic could be intensified and constructed in depictions of otherworldly practitioners of magic.The ambiguous figures of the enchantress and the shapeshifter are a distinct concentration: the faery is contrasted to the Christian supernatural - miracles, ghosts and demons, and the motif of demonic notion.

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King John: Treachery and Tyranny in Medieval England: The - download pdf or read online

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By Marc Morris

ISBN-10: 1605988863

ISBN-13: 9781605988863

A rousing and authoritative new biography of the infamous King John, via Wall road magazine bestselling writer Marc Morris.

King John is a type of ancient characters who wishes little within the means of creation. If readers aren't already acquainted with him because the tyrant whose misgovernment gave upward push to Magna Carta, we keep in mind him because the villain within the tales of Robin Hood.

Formidable and crafty, but additionally merciless, lecherous, treacherous and untrusting. Twelve years into his reign, John used to be considered as a strong king in the British Isles. yet regardless of this significant early luck, whilst he ultimately crosses to France to recuperate his misplaced empire, he meets with catastrophe. John returns domestic penniless to stand a tide of feedback approximately his unjust rule. the result's Magna Carta – a ground-breaking record in posterity, yet a valueless piece of parchment in 1215, given that John had no goal of honoring it.

Like all nice tragedies, the area can in simple terms be positioned to rights by way of the tyrant’s dying. John ultimately obliges at Newark citadel in October 1216, demise of dysentery as a superb gale howls up the valley of the Trent.

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Download e-book for kindle: Au nom de Compostelle by Maryse Rouy

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By Maryse Rouy

ISBN-10: 276442003X

ISBN-13: 9782764420034

Pour son cinquième roman à Québec Amérique, Maryse Rouy nous parle d'une époque qu'elle connaît bien et affectionne particulièrement : le Moyen Âge. Grâce à sa plume savante, qui ne tombe pas dans le piège de l. a. leçon d'histoire, l'auteure nous sert une intrigue policière dans un décor inusité : los angeles path du pèlerinage vers Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle. Mais recognition! Les pèlerins ne sont pas tous animés de los angeles même piété. On pourrait même aller jusqu'à dire de chacun qu'il aurait pu commettre…

Explorant plus précisément l. a. période qui correspond au déclin du catharisme, Maryse Rouy sait habilement mettre en aid les enjeux historiques du second dans un cadre romanesque enlevant. Plus que l. a. basic parenté des titres, Au nom de Compostelle n'est pas sans rappeler le chef-d'œuvre d'Umberto Eco, Au nom de l. a. rose.

Pour se rendre à Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle, les pèlerins, que l'on appelle jacquaires, suivent une des multiples routes de pèlerinage jalonnées de monastères aménagés pour les accueillir. Au début de l'été 1240, une caravane de jacquaires half de Montpellier. Parmi eux se sont glissés deux cathares. Émissaires de Trencavel, le vicomte banni de Carcassonne, ils sont chargés d'avertir ses fidèles qu'il va lancer une campagne de reconquête avant les vendanges. Dès l. a. première étape, par une nuit de pleine lune, un jacquaire périt de mort violente. Son cadavre porte des lines de griffes et de dents. Qui l'a tué ? Un compagnon de direction ou un de ces loups-garous dont tout le monde parle ? Chez les pèlerins, qui ont presque tous quelque selected à cacher, un climat de peur s'installe : peur de los angeles malédiction qui semble peser sur l. a. caravane, peur aussi de l'Inquisition qui mène l'enquête.

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Download e-book for iPad: England and Normandy in the Middle Ages by David Bates, Anne Curry

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By David Bates, Anne Curry

ISBN-10: 1852850833

ISBN-13: 9781852850838

The histories of britain and of Normandy within the heart a long time have been inextricably associated. England and Normandy within the center Ages offers a synoptic view via top students of not just political and armed forces but additionally of ecclesiastical and cultural hyperlinks. Taken jointly those essays offer an up to date scholarly account of relatives among England and its fast neighbour.

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