Three 14th Century English Mystics

Author: Phyllis Hodgson,British Council,National Book League (Great Britain)

Publisher: London : published for the British Council and the National Book League by Longmans


Category: Christian literature, English (Middle)

Page: 47

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Christ, Our Mother of Mercy

Divine Mercy and Compassion in the Theology of The Shewings of Julian of Norwich

Author: Margaret A. Palliser

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110857146

Category: History

Page: 275

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Handbook of Medieval Studies

Terms – Methods – Trends

Author: Albrecht Classen

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110215586

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 2849

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This interdisciplinary handbook provides extensive information about research in medieval studies and its most important results over the last decades. The handbook is a reference work which enables the readers to quickly and purposely gain insight into the important research discussions and to inform themselves about the current status of research in the field. The handbook consists of four parts. The first, large section offers articles on all of the main disciplines and discussions of the field. The second section presents articles on the key concepts of modern medieval studies and the debates therein. The third section is a lexicon of the most important text genres of the Middle Ages. The fourth section provides an international bio-bibliographical lexicon of the most prominent medievalists in all disciplines. A comprehensive bibliography rounds off the compendium. The result is a reference work which exhaustively documents the current status of research in medieval studies and brings the disciplines and experts of the field together.

Margery Kempe and Translations of the Flesh

Author: Karma Lochrie

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812215571

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 268

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"A feminist analysis of the writing of the fifteenth-century English mystic, showing how Kempe exploited the gendered ideologies of flesh and text, violated taboos, and responded to the constraints of her time."—Book News, Inc.

The High Middle Ages in England 1154-1377

Author: Bertie Wilkinson

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521217323

Category: History

Page: 130

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"All aspects of England in the High Middle Ages are covered, including sections on social, economic, religious, military, intellectual and art history, as well as on political and constitutional history."--Publisher description.

The Chinese Text

Studies in Comparative Literature

Author: Yingxiong Zhou

Publisher: Chinese University Press

ISBN: 9789622013186

Category: Chinese literature

Page: 210

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Like the cracking of the genetic code and the creation of the atomic bomb, the discovery of how the brain's neurons work is one of the fundamental scientific developments of the twentieth century. The discovery of neurotransmitters revolutionized the way we think about the brain and what it means to be human yet few people know how they were discovered, the scientists involved, or the fierce controversy about whether they even existed. The War of the Soups and the Sparks tells the saga of the dispute between the pharmacologists, who had uncovered the first evidence that nerves communicate by releasing chemicals, and the neurophysiologists, experts on the nervous system, who dismissed the evidence and remained committed to electrical explanations. The protagonists of this story are Otto Loewi and Henry Dale, who received Nobel Prizes for their work, and Walter Cannon, who would have shared the prize with them if he had not been persuaded to adopt a controversial theory (how that happened is an important part of this history). Valenstein sets his story of scientific discovery against the backdrop of two world wars and examines the fascinating lives of several scientists whose work was affected by the social and political events of their time. He recounts such stories as Loewi's arrest by Nazi storm troopers and Dale's efforts at helping key scientists escape Germany. The War of the Soups and the Sparks reveals how science and scientists work. Valenstein describes the observations and experiments that led to the discovery of neurotransmitters and sheds light on what determines whether a novel concept will gain acceptance among the scientific community. His work also explains the immense importance of Loewi, Dale, and Cannon's achievements in our understanding of the human brain and the way mental illnesses are conceptualized and treated.