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Medicine and the Senses: Feeling the Pulse, Smelling the Plague, and Listening for the Cure

A Cultural History of the Senses in the Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...A sign of change in the quality of the body happens in four ways: either by sight as in jaundice, morphew, a blackened tongue and the like; or by smell, such as fetid breath or sweat [that smells like] a lobster or a he-goat or the like...

Sa'di on Love and Morals

The Coming of the Mongols

I.B.Tauris, 2018

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...What is certain about Sa’di’s life is that he flourished in the thirteenth century (seventh century AH), went to the Nezamiyeh College of Baghdad, travelled widely and lived long. It is clear from his love poetry that he was an ardent...

The Senses in Philosophy and Science: Mechanics of the Body or Activity of the Soul?

A Cultural History of the Senses in the Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The Western worldview inherited two opposite—even conflicting—views of sense perception from ancient philosophy. One of them considered the human mind as part of the general causality of nature, being a passive recipient of sensory...

Al-Imā’ Al-Shawā‘ir as Mourners

F. Matthew Caswell

F. Matthew Caswell has a doctorate in Classical Arabic from the University of Oxford, and has had a long career as a barrister. He is a member of Wadham College, Oxford and the author of several plays and a collection of short stories. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Slave Girls of Baghdad : The Qiyān in the Early Abbasid Era

Tauris Academic Studies, 2011

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...Historical reference The term qayna is generally taken to be derived from qayn, meaning blacksmith or craftsman.See the Introduction for the origin of the term. Apparently this is not unique to Arabic:Schneider, ‘Primitive music’. ‘The...

Dante and Guido Cavalcanti

Barbara Reynolds

Barbara Reynolds is one of the world's best known Dante scholars. She completed the Penguin translation of Paradiso after the death of Dorothy L Sayers. She also translated Dante's early work La Vita Nuova and Ariosto's Orlando Furioso. In addition, she has written a biography of Dorothy L Sayers and edited The Cambridge Itallan Dictionary. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dante : The Poet, the Thinker, the Man

I.B.Tauris, 2006

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...Dante’s first book, La Vita Nuova, written between 1292 and 1294, was the direct outcome of his friendship with Guido Cavalcanti. A treatise by a poet, written for poets, on the art of poetry, it is composed of a selection of Dante’s early...

Concordia

Emma Southon

Emma Southon lives in Belfast and is a freelance writer and editor. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Marriage, Sex and Death : The Family and the Fall of the Roman West

Amsterdam University Press, 2017

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...So far, all the discourses of marriage and the issues that have emerged have focused only on the most practical or most negative aspects: death, divorce, property and control. Where marriage is discussed in a Christian context the dominant...

Repertoires and Genres: Emotions at Play

A Cultural History of Theatre in the Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Medieval plays cultivated in their audiences social habits for recognizing and responding to representations of emotion. Here I suggest organizing genres in the medieval repertoire around this fundamental quality of drama: its ability...

Hatred in Heaven

Barbara Reynolds

Barbara Reynolds is one of the world's best known Dante scholars. She completed the Penguin translation of Paradiso after the death of Dorothy L Sayers. She also translated Dante's early work La Vita Nuova and Ariosto's Orlando Furioso. In addition, she has written a biography of Dorothy L Sayers and edited The Cambridge Itallan Dictionary. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dante : The Poet, the Thinker, the Man

I.B.Tauris, 2006

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...Dante’s hatred for Boniface VIII reaches an intensity which in modern terms would be diagnosed as a monomania. It reaches its highest pitch at a moment of the highest joy. At the conclusion of the words of Adam, the souls sing so sweet...

The Senses in the Marketplace: Markets, Shops, and Shopping in Medieval Towns

A Cultural History of the Senses in the Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...For medieval people, the marketplace represented a varied and vigorous sensory experience. Markets and shops rang with sounds of every kind: street-cries and public announcements, clanging bells and splashing water, squawks and squeals...

Use and Reception

A Cultural History of Gardens in the Medieval Age

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...As John Harvey noted, medieval gardens “could serve an aesthetic as well as a material purpose . . . The various motives involved were not mutually exclusive, but complementary.” J. H...