The Resource Medieval worlds : barbarians, heretics, and artists in the Middle Ages, Arno Borst ; translated by Eric Hansen

Medieval worlds : barbarians, heretics, and artists in the Middle Ages, Arno Borst ; translated by Eric Hansen

Label
Medieval worlds : barbarians, heretics, and artists in the Middle Ages
Title
Medieval worlds
Title remainder
barbarians, heretics, and artists in the Middle Ages
Statement of responsibility
Arno Borst ; translated by Eric Hansen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
In this exciting book by one of the foremost medievalists at work today, Arno Borst offers at once an imaginatively narrated tour of medieval society and a summary of the most important themes he has explored in his sophisticated philosophical approach to history. Issues of language, power, and cultural change come to life as Borst examines how knights, witches and heretics, monks and kings, women poets and disputatious university professors existed in the medieval world. He shows a masterful ability to focus on such rich themes as the interpretation of language, government, and history, and traces their variations and consequences in substance and practice through historical transformations in European history. Clearly interested in the forms of medieval behavior which gave rise to the seeds of modern society, Borst focuses on three in particular which gave momentum to medieval religious, social, and intellectual movements: the "barbaric," "heretical," and "artistic." Borst uses the etymologies and subjective meanings of these terms to organize his work, moving from the subject of barbaric vitality, to heretical sensitivity, to artistic virtuosity. His search for historical relevance is given special point in his conclusion, where he reflects on his own life as a scholar and draws out lessons for us from the turbulence of the Middle Ages. Available for the first time in English, Borst's magisterial development of themes and his range of substantive knowledge--medieval studies, religion, art, culture, heresy, chivalry, women's studies, death, language, historiography--will interest a wide audience
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Borst, Arno
Index
index present
LC call number
CB351
LC item number
.B5913 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civilization, Medieval
  • Civilisation médiévale
  • Civilization, Medieval
  • Mentaliteitsgeschiedenis
  • Civilisation médiévale
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Europa (geografie)
  • Europe
Label
Medieval worlds : barbarians, heretics, and artists in the Middle Ages, Arno Borst ; translated by Eric Hansen
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translation of: Barbaren, Ketzer und Artisten
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [251]-261) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Barbarians : the history of a European catchword -- The history of languages in the flux of European thought -- The invention and fission of the public persona -- Universal histories in the Middle Ages? -- Historical time in the writings of Abelard -- Heretics and hysteria -- The origins of the witch-craze in the Alps -- Patron saints in medieval society -- Chivalric life in the High Middle Ages -- Crisis and reform in the universities of the Late Middle Ages -- Women and art in the Middle Ages -- Science and games -- Three studies of death in the Middle Ages -- My life
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 273 pages
Isbn
9780226066561
Lccn
91036241
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)24544414
Label
Medieval worlds : barbarians, heretics, and artists in the Middle Ages, Arno Borst ; translated by Eric Hansen
Publication
Note
Translation of: Barbaren, Ketzer und Artisten
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [251]-261) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Barbarians : the history of a European catchword -- The history of languages in the flux of European thought -- The invention and fission of the public persona -- Universal histories in the Middle Ages? -- Historical time in the writings of Abelard -- Heretics and hysteria -- The origins of the witch-craze in the Alps -- Patron saints in medieval society -- Chivalric life in the High Middle Ages -- Crisis and reform in the universities of the Late Middle Ages -- Women and art in the Middle Ages -- Science and games -- Three studies of death in the Middle Ages -- My life
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 273 pages
Isbn
9780226066561
Lccn
91036241
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)24544414

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