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A Cultural History of Comedy in the Middle Ages Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Theory and practice often clash. This is nothing new; and so it was in the Middle Ages. Comedic performances flourished in public arenas, and the comedy of everyday life was lived by all. Theories describing the phenomenon, however, were...

Life-Stages in the Byzantine Middle Ages

Stephanie Novasio

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Stephanie Novasio is a PhD candidate at the University of Birmingham, UK Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Nathan Leidholm

Nathan Leidholm is Assistant Professor in the Program in Cultures, Civilizations and Ideas at Bilkent University, Turkey. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Amy Livingstone

Amy Livingstone is Associate Dean of the Honors College and Professor of History at Ball State University, IN, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019

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...Topic/Event Description In Byzantium, the eastern Roman Empire, fundamental ideas about age, the family, and the stages of life (childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and so on) were influenced by the empire’s inheritance of the laws...

A Nadīm for the Sultan: Rāwandī and the Anatolian Seljuks

Sara Nur Yıldız

Sara Nur Yildiz is Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Orient-Institut, Istanbul. She holds a PhD in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from the University of Chicago. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Seljuks of Anatolia : Court and Society in the Medieval Middle East

I.B. Tauris, 2013

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...I dedicate this chapter to the memory of K. Allin Luther, whose course on Perso-Islamic civilisation at the University of Michigan inspired me to study the medieval Turco-Iranian world.‘As long as the world turns, may Khusraw be just...

Hair and Social Class

A Cultural History of Hair in the Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...In the stratified society of medieval Europe from about 800 to about 1450 a person’s social rank was determined by birth. In the later Middle Ages sumptuary laws closely regulated how members of each of the classes should dress with regard...

Introduction: Why philosophy matters

Stephen Boulter

Stephen Boulter is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy and Ethics, Oxford Brookes University, UK. He is author of The Rediscovery of Common Sense Philosophy (2007) and Metaphysics from a Biological Point of View (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Why Medieval Philosophy Matters

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...This introductory chapter is devoted to explaining why philosophy in general matters to society at large. This means confronting the redundancy thesis, that is, the view that the sciences can address all meaningful questions, and so...

Preliminaries

Decline and Fall of the Sasanian Empire : The Sasanian–Parthian Confederacy and the Arab Conquest of Iran

I.B. Tauris, 2008

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...The Arsacids Sometime before the middle of the third century BCE, an Iranian people known as the DahaeFor the Dahae, see de Blois, F. and Vogelsang, W., ‘Dahae’, in Ehsan Yarshater (ed.), Encyclopae- dia Iranica, pp. 581–582, New York...

Legal Profession

A Cultural History of Law in the Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...The establishment of the Roman Barbarian kingdoms in the West marked not only the end of law schools, but also the demise of a professional class whose identity had been based for centuries on the acquisition of knowledge through a strict...

The Social and Economic Background to the Rural Revolt of 1381

Christopher Dyer

Christopher Dyer is Professor of Regional and Local History at the University of Leicester. He is the author of Making a Living in the Middle Ages, and An Age of Transition? Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Everyday Life in Medieval England

Hambledon and London, 2000

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...Was the revolt of 1381 merely a 'passing episode' in English history, an irrational aberration, or was it deeply rooted in the economic and social life of the later Middle Ages?MM Postan, The Medieval Economy and Society (London, 1972), pp....

Language, Identity, and Assimilation

Maged S. A. Mikhail

Maged S. A. Mikhail obtained a PhD in the History of the Near and Middle East from the University of California, Los Angeles for which he received an Honourable Mention for the Malcolm H. Kerr Dissertation Award from the Middle East Studies Association of North America. He currently teaches at California State University, Fullerton. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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From Byzantine to Islamic Egypt : Religion, Identity and Politics after the Arab Conquest

I.B.Tauris, 2014

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...From the mid-fifth through the tenth century ce, the history of Egypt was primarily documented in three languages: Greek, Coptic, and Arabic. The only notable exceptions are a small number of surviving Latin papyri, and numerically...

Beyond the county

Hervin Fernández-Aceves

Hervin Fernandez-Aceves is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Leeds Humanities Research Institute, University of Leeds, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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County and Nobility in Norman Italy : Aristocratic Agency in the Kingdom of Sicily, 1130–1189

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...After the peninsular nobility and the Sicilian regime had overcome the turmoil and insurrections of the initial phases of the kingdom’s settling, some of the counts began to play an additional and enhanced role in the kingdom’s governance...