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Book The Murder of Charles the Good

Download or read book The Murder of Charles the Good written by Galbert (de Bruges) and published by Columbia University Press. This book was released on 2005 with total page 382 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This new edition offers an account of the murder of the Charles the Good in 1127 and its profound effects on medieval Flemish society and the balance of power in Europe. Galbert of Bruges presents a vivid portrait of the political and social unrest that engulfed Flemish society in the aftermath of Charles the Good's death. Historians have long recognized The Murder of Charles the Good as a remarkable point of entry for understanding the most important political, legal, and social issues that confronted medieval Europe.

Book The Murder  Betrayal  and Slaughter of the Glorious Charles  Count of Flanders

Download or read book The Murder Betrayal and Slaughter of the Glorious Charles Count of Flanders written by Galbert (de Bruges) and published by Yale University Press. This book was released on 2013-11-26 with total page 297 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 1127 Charles the Good, count of Flanders, was surrounded by assassins while at prayer and killed by a sword blow to the forehead. His murder upset the fragile balance of power between England, France, and the Holy Roman Empire, giving rise to a bloody civil war while impacting the commercial life of medieval Europe. The eyewitness account by the Flemish cleric Galbert of Bruges of the assassination and the struggle for power that ensued is the only journal to have survived from twelfth century Europe. This new translation by medieval studies expert Jeff Rider greatly improves upon all previous versions, substantially advancing scholarship on the Middle Ages while granting new life and immediacy to Galbert’s well informed and courageously candid narrative.

Book The Murder of Charles the Good  Count of Flanders

Download or read book The Murder of Charles the Good Count of Flanders written by Galbert (de Bruges) and published by . This book was released on 1955 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Galbert of Bruges and the Historiography of Medieval Flanders

Download or read book Galbert of Bruges and the Historiography of Medieval Flanders written by Jeff Rider and published by CUA Press. This book was released on 2009-11 with total page 313 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Edited by two of the world's most prominent specialists on Galbert today, Jeff Rider and Alan V. Murray, this book brings together essays by established scholars who have been largely responsible for the radical changes in the understanding of Galbert and his work that have occurred over the last thirty years and essays by younger scholars.

Book The Murder of Charles the Good  Count of Flanders

Download or read book The Murder of Charles the Good Count of Flanders written by Galbert (de Bruges) and published by . This book was released on 1960 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The Murder of Charles the Good  Count of Flanders

Download or read book The Murder of Charles the Good Count of Flanders written by James Bruce Ross and published by . This book was released on 1960 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The Murder of Charles the Good  Count of Flanders

Download or read book The Murder of Charles the Good Count of Flanders written by Galbert De Bruges and published by . This book was released on 2011-08-01 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Medieval Bruges

    Book Details:
  • Author : Andrew Brown
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2018-05-03
  • ISBN : 1108318096
  • Pages : 796 pages

Download or read book Medieval Bruges written by Andrew Brown and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2018-05-03 with total page 796 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Bruges was undoubtedly one of the most important cities in medieval Europe. Bringing together specialists from both archaeology and history, this 'total' history presents an integrated view of the city's history from its very beginnings, tracing its astonishing expansion through to its subsequent decline in the sixteenth century. The authors' analysis of its commercial growth, industrial production, socio-political changes, and cultural creativity is grounded in an understanding of the city's structure, its landscape and its built environment. More than just a biography of a city, this book places Bruges within a wider network of urban and rural development and its history in a comparative framework, thereby offering new insights into the nature of a metropolis.

Book The Murder  Betrayal  and Slaughter of the Glorious Charles  Count of Flanders

Download or read book The Murder Betrayal and Slaughter of the Glorious Charles Count of Flanders written by Galbert Of Bruges Staff and published by . This book was released on 2014-01 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: On March 2, 1127, while praying in the church of Saint Donatian in Bruges, Charles the Good, count of Flanders, was surrounded by assassins and killed by a sword blow to the forehead. The murder of Charles, who had no progeny, nor named successor, upset the balance of power among England, France and the Holy Roman Empire, giving rise to a prolonged struggle for the countship and bloody civil war, impacting the commercial life of the most prosperous regions of medieval Europe. The eyewitness account by the Flemish cleric Galbert of Bruges of the scandalous assassination and struggle for power that ensued is the only journal to have survived from 12thcentury Europe. This new translation by medieval studies expert Jeff Rider greatly improves upon all previous versions, substantially advancing scholarship on the Middle Ages while granting new life and immediacy to Galbert's candid narrative.

Book Mystifying the Monarch

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  • Author : Jeroen Deploige
  • Publisher : Amsterdam University Press
  • Release : 2006
  • ISBN : 9053567674
  • Pages : 297 pages

Download or read book Mystifying the Monarch written by Jeroen Deploige and published by Amsterdam University Press. This book was released on 2006 with total page 297 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The power of monarchs has traditionally been as much symbolic as actual, rooted in popular imagery of sovereignty, divinity, and authority. In Mystifying the Monarch, a distinguished group of contributors explores the changing nature of that imagery—and its political and social effects—in Europe from the Middle Ages to the present day. They demonstrate that, rather than a linear progression where perceptions of rulers moved inexorably from the sacred to the banal, in reality the history of monarchy has been one of constant tension between mystification and demystification.

Book The Story of Bruges

Download or read book The Story of Bruges written by Ernest Gilliat-Smith and published by . This book was released on 1901 with total page 456 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Bruges and West Flanders

Download or read book Bruges and West Flanders written by George William Thomson Omond and published by IndyPublish.com. This book was released on 1906 with total page 356 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The Murder of Charles the Good

Download or read book The Murder of Charles the Good written by Galbertof Bruges and published by . This book was released on 2005 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Looks at the murder at Bruges of Charles, count of Flanders on March 2nd, 1127 with a translation and commentary in order to give depth and meaning to the murder.

Book Joan of Arc

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  • Author :
  • Publisher : Manchester University Press
  • Release : 2013-01-01
  • ISBN : 1526112795
  • Pages : 392 pages

Download or read book Joan of Arc written by and published by Manchester University Press. This book was released on 2013-01-01 with total page 392 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This sourcebook collects together for the first time in English the major documents relating to the life and contemporary reputation of Joan of Arc. Also known as La Pucelle, she led a French Army against the English in 1429, arguably turning the course of the war in favour of the French king Charles VII. The fact that she achieved all of this when just a seventeen-year-old peasant girl highlights the magnitude of her achievements and also opens up other ways of looking at her story. For many, Joan represents the voice of ordinary people in the fifteenth century; the victims of high politics and warfare that devastated France. Her story ended tragically in 1431 when she was put on trial for heresy and sorcery by an ecclesiastical court and was burned at the stake. This book shows how the trial, which was organised by her enemies, provides an important window into late medieval attitudes towards religion and gender, as Joan was effectively persecuted by the established Church for her supposedly non-conformist views on spirituality and the role of women. Presented within a contextual and critical framework, this book encourages scholars and students to rethink this remarkable story. It will be invaluable reading for those working in the fields of medieval society and heresy, as well as the Hundred Years’ War.

Book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

Download or read book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil written by John Berendt and published by Random House. This book was released on 1994-01-13 with total page 417 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A modern classic of true crime, set in a most beguiling Southern city—now in a 30th anniversary edition with a new afterword by the author “Elegant and wicked . . . might be the first true-crime book that makes the reader want to book a bed and breakfast for an extended weekend at the scene of the crime.”—The New York Times Book Review Shots rang out in Savannah’s grandest mansion in the misty, early morning hours of May 2, 1981. Was it murder or self-defense? For nearly a decade, the shooting and its aftermath reverberated throughout this hauntingly beautiful city of moss-hung oaks and shaded squares. In this sharply observed, suspenseful, and witty narrative, John Berendt skillfully interweaves a hugely entertaining first-person account of life in this isolated remnant of the Old South with the unpredictable twists and turns of a landmark murder case. It is a spellbinding story peopled by a gallery of remarkable characters: the well-bred society ladies of the Married Woman’s Card Club; the turbulent young gigolo; the hapless recluse who owns a bottle of poison so powerful it could kill every man, woman, and child in Savannah; the aging and profane Southern belle who is the “soul of pampered self-absorption”; the uproariously funny drag queen; the acerbic and arrogant antiques dealer; the sweet-talking, piano-playing con artist; young people dancing the minuet at the black debutante ball; and Minerva, the voodoo priestess who works her magic in the graveyard at midnight. These and other Savannahians act as a Greek chorus, with Berendt revealing the alliances, hostilities, and intrigues that thrive in a town where everyone knows everyone else. Brilliantly conceived and masterfully written, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is a sublime and seductive reading experience.

Book Utopia

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  • Author : Thomas More
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Release : 2023-12-03
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 113 pages

Download or read book Utopia written by Thomas More and published by Good Press. This book was released on 2023-12-03 with total page 113 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Utopia is a work of fiction and socio-political satire by Thomas More published in 1516 in Latin. The book is a frame narrative primarily depicting a fictional island society and its religious, social and political customs. Many aspects of More's description of Utopia are reminiscent of life in monasteries.

Book The Crisis of the Twelfth Century

Download or read book The Crisis of the Twelfth Century written by Thomas N. Bisson and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 2015-09-22 with total page 719 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Medieval civilization came of age in thunderous events like the Norman Conquest and the First Crusade. Power fell into the hands of men who imposed coercive new lordships in quest of nobility. Rethinking a familiar history, Thomas Bisson explores the circumstances that impelled knights, emperors, nobles, and churchmen to infuse lordship with social purpose. Bisson traces the origins of European government to a crisis of lordship and its resolution. King John of England was only the latest and most conspicuous in a gallery of bad lords who dominated the populace instead of ruling it. Yet, it was not so much the oppressed people as their tormentors who were in crisis. The Crisis of the Twelfth Century suggests what these violent people—and the outcries they provoked—contributed to the making of governments in kingdoms, principalities, and towns.