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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...

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...

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...

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...

The art of popular piety

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...From the twelfth to the sixteenth centuries, pilgrims could buy cheap, mass-produced, base metal souvenirs during their visits to major shrines in England and on the continent. These tiny, portable objects, mostly in the form of either holy...

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...

Kalhaṇa, Rājataraṅgiṇī

Luther James Obrock

Luther Obrock is a professor in the Department of Historical Studies at the University of Toronto, Canada Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Classic Texts in Context

...Introduction Kalhaṇa’s masterpiece, the Rājataraṅgiṇī (The River of Kings) traces the history of the Himalayan valley of Kashmir from its earliest mythological past to the messy politics of Kalhaṇa’s own time. Completed in 1149/50 CE...

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...

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...

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...