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Rory Naismith

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Rory Naismith is Lecturer in Medieval British History at King's College London, UK. He is the author of Citadel of the Saxons (I.B. Tauris, 2018). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Máire Ní Mhaonaigh

Máire Ní Mhaonaigh is Professor in Celtic and Medieval Studies at the University of Cambridge, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Elizabeth Ashman Rowe

Elizabeth Ashman Rowe is Reader in Scandinavian History at the University of Cambridge Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Writing Battles : New Perspectives on Warfare and Memory in Medieval Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Battles have long featured prominently in historical consciousness, as moments when the balance of power was seen to have tipped, or when aspects of collective identity were shaped. This volume examines the changing importance of battles...

Democracy without Elections: Popular Rule according to Alfarabi

Democratic Moments : Reading Democratic Texts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...As for the democratic city, it is a city every one of whose inhabitants is unrestrained, left to himself to do whatever he wants. Its inhabitants are equal, and their custom is that nobody is superior to anyone else with respect to anything...

Fortress London

Rory Naismith

Rory Naismith is Lecturer in Medieval British History at King's College London, UK. He is the author of Citadel of the Saxons (I.B. Tauris, 2018). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Writing Battles : New Perspectives on Warfare and Memory in Medieval Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...London is a city awash with memory, and recollections of military conflict are inscribed especially deeply into the city’s fabric. Monuments have been erected across the capital to mark the nation’s victories and lament its casualties...

Which ‘pagans’?

Writing Battles : New Perspectives on Warfare and Memory in Medieval Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...In mockery of literary critics of his own time, Théophile Gautier wrote the following lines: Encore du moyen âge, toujours du moyen âge ! qui me délicrera du moyen âge, de ce moyen âge qui n’est pas le moyen âge? ‘Again...

Identifying popular musical practice

The Art of the Poor : The Aesthetic Material Culture of the Lower Classes in Europe, 1300–1600

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Using iconography as evidence for societal practice faces a common problem across the world, in that pictorial art is typically created by social or religious elites, and thus reflects their taste and practices. As with other...

Medieval Irish battle narratives and the construction of the past

Máire Ní Mhaonaigh

Máire Ní Mhaonaigh is Professor in Celtic and Medieval Studies at the University of Cambridge, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Writing Battles : New Perspectives on Warfare and Memory in Medieval Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Battles serve as significant markers in many historical accounts, convenient chronological points from which to survey past (and future) developments. They punctuate timelines and function as posts against which other...

‘Undying glory by the sword’s edge’

Writing Battles : New Perspectives on Warfare and Memory in Medieval Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...In 1772, the banker Henry Hoare decided to commemorate the end of the Seven Years’ War against France in 1763 by building a monument at Kingsettle Hill, Somerset (then as now part of the Stourhead estate) on the assumed site of Egbert...

Battle-writing and commemoration

Writing Battles : New Perspectives on Warfare and Memory in Medieval Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...‘… consuming war / will quite devour this solitary isle / not leaving any over whom to rule / nor to resist foreign invasions … in yielding thou hast won. / That which thy sword could never do / thy tongue hath brought to pass by gentle...

The West, Capitalism, and the Modern World-System

Historiography: Critical Readings Volume IV : Challenges and Criticisms: From the 1990s to the Present

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Critical Readings in Historiography

...Prepared as chapter of Joseph Needham, Science and Civilization in China, Vol. VII: The Social Background, Part 2, Sect. 48. Social and Economic Considerations.If one wonders what is the “sense” of their endless chase, why [businessmen...

The New Romantics: Literature, Literacy and Late Twentieth-Century Understandings of the Middle Ages

Walter Kudrycz

Dr Walter Kudrycz is lecturer in philosophy at the Australian National University, Canberra. He combines a close knowledge of western philosophy with an academic background in medieval history. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Historical Present : Medievalism and Modernity

Continuum International Publishing Group, 2011

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...In the mid-twentieth century a current of English-language historiography used medieval literature and culture – rather than economics, social relations or institutions – as a means of grasping both the essence of the Middle Ages...