Compendio Di Storia Delle Fonti Del Diritto Canonico Sovrani Papi Concili Storie Di Un Ordinamento Millenario

Autore: Stefano Di Donato
Editore:
ISBN: 9788820996192
Grandezza: 22,64 MB
Formato: PDF
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Historia Novella

Autore: William (of Malmesbury)
Editore: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780198201922
Grandezza: 66,41 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 8347
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The Historia Novella is a key source for the succession dispute between King Stephen and the Empress Matilda which brought England to civil war in the twelfth century. William of Malmesbury was the doyen of the historians of his day. His account of the main events of the years 1126 to 1142, to some of which he was an eyewitness, is sympathetic to the empress's cause, but not uncritical of her. Edmund King offers a complete revision of K. R. Potter's edition of 1955, retaining onlythe translation, which has been amended in places. Not only is this a new edition but it offers a new text, arguing that what have earlier been seen as William of Malmesbury's final revisions are not from his hand. Rather they seem to come from somewhere in the circle of Robert of Gloucester, the empress's half-brother, to whom the work is dedicated. In this way the work raises important questions concerning the transmission of medieval texts.

The Inquisition In Early Modern Europe

Autore: Gustav Henningsen
Editore:
ISBN: 9780875801025
Grandezza: 14,71 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 1841
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A History Of Illuminated Manuscript

Autore: Christopher De Hamel
Editore: Phaidon Press
ISBN: 0714834521
Grandezza: 53,19 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 6029
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Medieval manuscripts are counted among the greatest glories of Western civilization. With their gold and painted decoration and their charming miniatures, they have always had immense appeal, and images from them can be seen everywhere - from greeting cards and wrapping paper to expensive facsimiles. This entertaining and authoritative book is the first to provide a general introduction to the whole subject of the making of books from the Dark Ages to the invention of printing and beyond. Christopher de Hamel vividly describes the widely different circumstances in which manuscripts were created, from the earliest monastic Gospel Books to university textbooks, secular romances, Books of Hours and classical texts for humanist bibliophiles. As the story unfolds the wonderful variety of manuscripts and their illumination is revealed, and many fundamental questions are answered - who wrote the books, what texts they contained, who read them, how they were made and what purposes they served. Illuminated manuscripts have alway been highly valued, and among them are some of the world's great masterpieces of art. With its lively narrative and many new and superb illustrations, this new edition of a much-praised book provides the perfect introduction to a large and fascinating subject.