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The Public Life of the Past to 1400

Jeremy Black

Jeremy Black is Professor of History at the University of Exeter, UK, and a Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of America and the West at the Foreign Policy Research Institute in Philadelphia, USA. His books include Crisis of Empire (2015), Military Strategy: A Global History (2020) and Naval Warfare (2017). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Contesting History : Narratives of Public History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Societies were suffused by the past for most of human history. This situation can be discussed and explained in both material and ideological terms, and each, indeed, was of importance. This chapter begins by considering both aspects before...

Material culture without objects

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Increasingly, scientists employing skills beyond documentary analysis are the ones making fundamental historical breakthroughs. As I write, geneticists, physical anthropologists and evolutionary biologists are rewriting the Columbian...

‘. . . κέ παντός του λαου τοῦ χορίου τ(ης) Μάζας…’

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...I would like to thank the editor Rembrandt Duits, who also is my life companion, for giving me the opportunity to participate in the pioneering conference of which these proceedings form the published record.The small church dedicated...

The Experimental Act

Stuart McWilliams

Stuart McWilliams is Lecturer in English at Åbo Akademi University, Finland. His research interests include English literary and intellectual history, medieval studies and the philosophy of history. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Magical Thinking : History, Possibility and the Idea of the Occult

Continuum International Publishing Group, 2012

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...“You doubt what I wrote? Let me show you.” When Lynn Thorndike began assembling the eight-volume A History of Magic and Experimental Science, for what reasons and in what sense did he yoke these two subjects? Should we take magic...

Representations Part II: Angelic Mediations

Stuart McWilliams

Stuart McWilliams is Lecturer in English at Åbo Akademi University, Finland. His research interests include English literary and intellectual history, medieval studies and the philosophy of history. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Magical Thinking : History, Possibility and the Idea of the Occult

Continuum International Publishing Group, 2012

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...Wer, wenn ich schriee, hörte mich denn aus der Engel Ordnungen? Who, if I cried out, might hear me – among the ranked Angels? Twins? On Saturday 21 January 1893, William Butler Yeats advanced to the degree of Adeptus Minor...

Representations Part I: Demonological Aesthetics

Stuart McWilliams

Stuart McWilliams is Lecturer in English at Åbo Akademi University, Finland. His research interests include English literary and intellectual history, medieval studies and the philosophy of history. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Magical Thinking : History, Possibility and the Idea of the Occult

Continuum International Publishing Group, 2012

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...In order not to believe, my child, you would have to shut your eyes and plug your ears. In order not to see, not to believe. Something in the air One of the most philosophically notable aspects of Augustine...

The Role of Antiquity in Medieval Historiography

Catherine Gaullier-Bougassas

Catherine Gaullier-Bougassas is Professor at the University of Lille, France Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Essays on Theory, Method and Historiography

...Introduction If antiquity’s place in modern historiography has received a great deal of attention, and particularly its instrumentalization in the support of nationalistic pursuits, its role in medieval historical writings has not. Yet...

An art for everyman

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Ceramic vessels are a fundamental requirement of households at all levels of society. This is certainly true of a major city such as London, not only today but throughout history. In the medieval period, the range and number of vessels any...

Next to Chur we are still poor

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Poverty is relative in both concept and reality. As argued by Michel Mollat, the challenge for the historian is to reconcile the idea of poverty with the shifting social realities of the condition in all...

Consent and Popular Sovereignty in Medieval Political Thought: Marsilius of Padua’s Defensor pacis

Democratic Moments : Reading Democratic Texts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...The primary human authority, simply speaking, to pass or institute human laws belongs to that from which alone the best laws can result. But this is the universal body of the citizens or its prevailing part, which represents the whole...