The Renaissance of the Twelfth Century

Author: Charles Homer Haskins

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674760752

Category: History

Page: 437

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Examines the historical background and major cultural developments of the Mediaeval Renaissance.
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The Twelfth-Century Renaissance

Author: R.N. Swanson

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719042560

Category: History

Page: 240

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This volume surveys the wide range of cultural and intellectual changes in western Europe in the period c.1050-c.1250. An up-to-date survey of previous historical work in this field, the book provides a useful starting point for those new to this period.
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Renaissance and Renewal in the Twelfth Century

Author: Robert Louis Benson,Giles Constable,Carol Dana Lanham,Charles Homer Haskins

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802068507

Category: Social Science

Page: 781

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Twenty-seven authors approach the diverse areas of the cultural, religious, and social life of the twelfth century. These essays form a basic resource for all interested in this pivotal century. A reprint of the first edition first published in 1982.
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History as a Visual Art in the Twelfth-Century Renaissance

Author: Karl F. Morrison

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400861187

Category: Philosophy

Page: 292

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Karl Morrison discusses historical writing at a turning point in European culture: the so-called Renaissance of the twelfth century. Why do texts considered at that time to be masterpieces seem now to be fragmentary and full of contradictions? Morrison maintains that the answer comes from ideas about art. Viewing histories as artifacts made according to the same aesthetic principles as paintings and theater, he shows that twelfth-century authors and audiences found unity not in what the reason read in a text but in what the imagination read into it: they prized visual over verbal imagination and employed a circular, or nuclear, spectator-centered perspective cast aside in the Renaissance of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. Twelfth-century writers assimilated and transformed a tradition of the conceptual unity of all the arts and attributed that unity to the fact that art both conceals and discloses. Recovering that tradition, especially the methods and motives of concealment, provides extraordinary insights into twelfth-century ideas about the kingdom of God, the status of women, and the nature of time itself. It also identifies a strain in European thought that had striking affinities to methods of perception familiar in Oriental religions and that proved to be antithetic to later humanist traditions in the West. Originally published in 1990. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
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The Garden of Delights

Reform and Renaissance for Women in the Twelfth Century

Author: Fiona J. Griffiths

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812202112

Category: History

Page: 412

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In The Garden of Delights, Fiona J. Griffiths offers the first major study of the Hortus deliciarum, a magnificently illuminated manuscript of theology, biblical history, and canon law written both by and explicitly for women at the end of the twelfth century. In so doing she provides a brilliantly persuasive new reading of female monastic culture. Through careful analysis of the contents, structure, and organization of the Hortus, Griffiths argues for women's profound engagement with the spiritual and intellectual vitality of the period on a level previously thought unimaginable, overturning the assumption that women were largely excluded from the "renaissance" and "reform" of this period. As a work of scholarship that drew from a wide range of sources, both monastic and scholastic, the Hortus provides a witness to the richness of women's reading practices within the cloister, demonstrating that it was possible, even late into the twelfth century, for communities of religious women to pursue an educational program that rivaled that available to men. At the same time, the manuscript's reformist agenda reveals how women engaged the pressing spiritual questions of the day, even going so far as to criticize priests and other churchmen who fell short of their reformist ideals. Through her wide-ranging examination of the texts and images of the Hortus, their sources, composition, and function, Griffiths offers an integrated understanding of the whole manuscript, one which highlights women's Latin learning and orthodox spirituality. The Garden of Delights contributes to some of the most urgent questions concerning medieval religious women, the interplay of gender, spirituality, and intellectual engagement, to discussions concerning women scribes and writers, women readers, female authorship and authority, and the visual culture of female communities. It will be of interest to art historians, scholars of women's and gender studies, historians of medieval religion, education, and theology, and literary scholars studying questions of female authorship and models of women's reading.
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The Discovery of the Individual, 1050-1200

Author: Colin Morris

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802066657

Category: History

Page: 188

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Originally published by The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1972.
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The Reformation of the Twelfth Century

Author: Giles Constable

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521638715

Category: History

Page: 411

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A study of the changes in religious thought and institutions c. 1180-c. 1280.
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Haskins Society Journal 16

Studies in Medieval History, 2005

Author: Diane Korngiebel

Publisher: Boydell Press

ISBN: 9781843832553

Category: History

Page: 148

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The latest volume of the Haskins Society Journal, presenting recent research on the Anglo-Saxon, Anglo-Norman, Viking and Angevin worlds of the eleventh and twelfth centuries, includes topics ranging from examinations of the cultures of power and peacemaking to analyses of patterns of religious patronage, ethnic stereotyping, law and theology, the Renaissance of the Twelfth Century, and politics in the Ireland of Lionel of Antwerp. Contributors: THOMAS N. BISSON, PAUL DALTON, BRIAN GOLDING, TRACEY-ANNE COOPER, FLORIN CURTA, JASON TALIADOROS, GILBERT STACK, ALEX NOVIKOFF, PETER CROOKS
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The Twelfth-Century Renaissance

A Reader

Author: Alex J. Novikoff

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442605464

Category: Civilization, Medieval

Page: 480

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In his thoughtful introduction, Novikoff explores the term "twelfth-century renaissance" and whether or not it should be applied to a range of thinkers with differing outlooks and attitudes.
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Hugh of Amiens and the Twelfth-Century Renaissance

Author: Dr Ryan P Freeburn

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409482618

Category: History

Page: 290

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Hugh of Amiens (c. 1085-1164) was an important intellectual figure in the twelfth century. During a long life he served as a cleric, Cluniac monk, abbot, and archbishop of Rouen. He wrote a number of works including poems, biblical exegesis, anti-heretical polemics, and most importantly one of the earliest collections of systematic theology, his Dialogues. This book examines all of Hugh's writings to uncover a better understanding not only of this individual, but also of the twelfth-century as a whole, especially the theological preoccupations of the period, including the development of systematic theology and views on the differences of the monastic and clerical ways of life.
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The Perception of the Past in 12th Century Europe

Author: Paul Magdalino

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0826441521

Category: History

Page: 256

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The way people see the past tells us much about their present interests and about their sense of identity. This book examines both what men of the day knew about their past, and in particular about the Roman Empire, and shows how such knowledge was used to authenticate claims and attitudes. These original essays, by distinguished scholars, are wide-ranging both geographically, from Russia to Iberia, and in scope, dealing with legal, ecclesiastical, noble and scholarly attitudes.
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The Haskins Society Journal

Author: Stephen Morillo

Publisher: Boydell Press

ISBN: 9780851159294

Category: History

Page: 176

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Recent research on the Anglo-Saxon, Anglo-Norman, Viking and Angevin worlds of the eleventh and twelfth centuries.
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The Crisis of the Twelfth Century

Power, Lordship, and the Origins of European Government

Author: Thomas N. Bisson

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691137087

Category: History

Page: 677

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A cultural history of power in medieval Europe examines the shift from a dominating nobility who tortured and exploited peasants and encroached on clerical domains to the creation of rulers with a social purpose and the establishment of governments in kingdoms, principalities, and towns.
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England and the 12th-century Renaissance

Author: Rodney M. Thomson

Publisher: Variorum

ISBN: 9780860786733

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 344

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Books and learning in 12th-century Europe are the broad concern of the nineteen papers assembled here. The discussion of 'books' ranges from important individual manuscripts, to collections manufactured in 'scriptoria' and kept in 'libraries'; the 'learning' is primarily the composition, transmission and study of Latin literary texts, both ancient and contemporary. Special attention is given to the Latin classics, to the literary culture of the larger Benedictine houses, to the phenomenal quantity of Latin satirical writing of the period, and to the dissemination and reception of texts and ideas over time. While the geographical focus is England, the relationship of English materials and developments to the wider European context is constantly emphasized.
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The Haskins Society Journal 24

2012. Studies in Medieval History

Author: William North,Laura L. Gathagan

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 1843838303

Category: History

Page: 205

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Fruits of the most recent research on the worlds of the eleventh and twelfth centuries.
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Contesting the Renaissance

Author: William Caferro

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444391329

Category: History

Page: 264

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In this book, William Caferro asks if the Renaissance was really a period of progress, reason, the emergence of the individual, and the beginning of modernity. An influential investigation into the nature of the European Renaissance Summarizes scholarly debates about the nature of the Renaissance Engages with specific controversies concerning gender identity, economics, the emergence of the modern state, and reason and faith Takes a balanced approach to the many different problems and perspectives that characterize Renaissance studies
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The Historical Present

Medievalism and Modernity

Author: Walter Kudrycz

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441110577

Category: History

Page: 248

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The changing understandings of the Middle Ages from the Age of Reason to the present, and how these relate to wider historiographical and philosophical developments.
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Scripture And Pluralism

Reading the Bible in the Religiously Plural Worlds of the Middle Ages And Renaissance

Author: University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies. Symposium

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004144153

Category: History

Page: 246

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This book is a study of the multiplicity of ways the Bible was used by different groups during the Middle Ages. They explore different aspects of Christian Biblical Study in the face of the challenges of religious pluralism in the medieval and early-modern periods.
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