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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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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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 Twelfth-Century Renaissance

A Reader

Author: Alex J. Novikoff

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442605480

Category: History

Page: 480

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The twelfth century was a time of new ideas and creative innovation spurred on by patron-monarchs like King Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, poets like Marie de France and Chrétien de Troyes, lovers and intellectuals like Abelard and Heloise, and religious thinkers like Bernard of Clairvaux and Hildegard of Bingen. 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. With reference to this ongoing historiographical debate, Novikoff embraces the harmony of disharmonies and allows the authors of the twelfth century to define the period for themselves. He situates classic works against a broad backdrop of other sources, many appearing in translation for the first time, in order to highlight the period's diverse currents of thought. Sixteen black-and-white images are included.
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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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