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White Banners (March 2001)
Contention in 'Abbasid Syria, 750-880
Paul M. Cobb - Author

Examines the fall of the Syrian Umayyad caliphate and the rise of the 'Abbasid state, predominantly from the view of the local inhabitants of medieval Syria.

Using Arabic, non-Arabic and newly available local Syrian sources, this richly detailed study examines the central events of medieval Islamic history: the fall of the Syrian Umayyad caliphate and the rise of the 'Abbasid state. As the 'Abbasids for...(Read More)
 
 
Dante Between Philosophers and Theologians: Paradiso X - XIII
Dante Between Philosophers and Theologians: Paradiso X - XIII (January 2001)
Bernardo Lecture Series, No. 11
Giuseppe Mazzotta - Author
Sandro Sticca - Editor

Raises the radical question of how Dante’s understanding of poetry shaped his theology, his ethics, and, more generally his sense of the organization of knowledge or encyclopedia.

Dante Between Philosophers and Theologians: Paradiso X-XIII is the eleventh in a series of publications occasioned by the annual Bernardo Lecture at the Center for Medieval and Early Renaissance Studies (CEMERS) at...(Read More)
 
 
Desire and Death, or Francesca and Guido Cavalcanti: Inferno 5 in Its Lyric Context
Desire and Death, or Francesca and Guido Cavalcanti: Inferno 5 in Its Lyric Context (January 2001)
Bernardo Lecture Series, No. 9
Teodolinda Barolini - Author
Sandro Sticca - Editor

Explores the lyric context of Inferno 5.

Desire and Death, or Francesca and Guido Cavalcanti: Inferno 5 in Its Lyric Context is the ninth in a series of publications occasioned by the annual Bernardo Lecture at the Center for Medieval and Early Renaissance Studies (CEMERS) at Binghamton University. This series offers public lectures which have been given by distinguished medieval and Re...(Read More)
 
 
Mediaevalia Volume #22, Special Issue #2
Mediaevalia Volume #22, Special Issue (2000)
Sandro Sticca - Editor

 
 
Totems for Defence and Illustration of Taboo: Sites of Petrarchism in Renaissance Europe
Totems for Defence and Illustration of Taboo: Sites of Petrarchism in Renaissance Europe (January 2001)
Bernardo Lecture Series, No. 8
William J. Kennedy - Author

Argues thatcritical comments appended to early printed editions of Petrarch’s Rime sparse inflected the reception and understanding of Petrarch’s vernacular poetry in Renaissance Europe.

Totems for Defense and Illustration of Taboo: Sites of Petrarchism in Renaissance Europe
is the eighth in a series of publications occasioned by the annual Bernardo Lecture at the Center for Medieval and Early R...(Read More)
 
 
Writing Without Footnotes: The Role of the Medievalist in Contemporary Intellectual Life
Writing Without Footnotes: The Role of the Medievalist in Contemporary Intellectual Life (January 2001)
Bernardo Lecture Series, No. 10
Maria Rosa Menocal - Author
Sandro Sticca - Editor

Argues that academics’ intellectual engagement with a public beyond the walls of their own specialties, and even beyond the walls of the academy, was long a commonplace and significant part of the work of professors and writers in the humanities.

Writing Without Footnotes: The Role of the Medievalist in Contemporary Intellectual Life is the tenth in a series of publications occasioned by the annual...(Read More)
 
 
The Breaking of a Thousand Swords
The Breaking of a Thousand Swords (December 2000)
A History of the Turkish Military of Samarra (A.H. 200-275/815-889 C.E.)
Matthew S. Gordon - Author

A portrait of the Samarran Turk community while in the employ of the 'Abbasid caliphate during the ninth century.

The Breaking of a Thousand Swords provides a portrait of the Samarran Turks as members of a community with a specific and complex history in the early medieval Islamic world. It considers: the encounter of the Turks as rough, non-Muslim outsiders, with the sedentary, urbane world of Baghdad; the closel...(Read More)
 
 
Inscribing the Hundred Years' War in French and English Cultures
Inscribing the Hundred Years' War in French and English Cultures (September 2000)
Denise N. Baker - Editor

Examines the impact of the Hundred Years' War on French and English literature of the period, revealing the ways in which history influences literature and literature intervenes in history.

This book explores the intersection of the Hundred Years' War and the production of vernacular literature in France and England. Reviewing a range of prominent works that address the war, including those by Deschamps, Christine de Pizan, Gower, Lang...(Read More)
 
 
Time Matters
Time Matters (February 2000)
Time, Creation, and Cosmology in Medieval Jewish Philosophy
T.M. Rudavsky - Author

Traces the development of the concepts of time, cosmology, and creation in medieval Jewish philosophy.

Despite the importance of time and cosmology to Western thought, surprisingly little attention has been paid to these issues in histories of Jewish philosophy. Focusing on how medieval philosophers constructed a philosophical theology that was sensitive to religious constraints and yet also incorporated compelling elements of science ...(Read More)
 
 
Mediaevalia Volume #20, Issue #1
Mediaevalia Volume #20, Issue #1 (2001)
Parviz Morewedge - Managing Editor
Sandro Sticca - Editor
Dana E. Stewart - Associate editor
Adrian P. Tudor - Guest editor
Catherine Emerson - Guest editor
Kate L. Boardman - Guest editor

 
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