Remaking the Middle Ages

Proposing a fresh theoretical approach to the study of cinematic portrayals of the Middle Ages, this book uses both semiotics and historiography to demonstrate how contemporary filmmakers have attempted to recreate the past in a way that, ...

Author: Andrew B.R. Elliott

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786461764

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 286

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Proposing a fresh theoretical approach to the study of cinematic portrayals of the Middle Ages, this book uses both semiotics and historiography to demonstrate how contemporary filmmakers have attempted to recreate the past in a way that, while largely imagined, is also logical, meaningful, and as truthful as possible. Carrying out this critical approach, the author analyzes a wide range of films depicting the Middle Ages, arguing that most of these films either reflect the past through a series of visual signs (a concept he has called "iconic recreation") or by comparing the past to a modern equivalent (called "paradigmatic representation").

The Middle Ages in Modern Culture

This book is open access and available on www.bloomsburycollections.com. It is funded by Knowledge Unlatched.

Author: Karl Alvestad

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 9781788314787

Category: History

Page: 288

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Bringing together an international team of experts, The Middle Ages in Modern Culture considers the use of medieval models across a variety of contemporary media – ranging from television and film to architecture – and the significance of deploying an authentic medieval world to these representations. Rooted in this question of authenticity, this interdisciplinary study addresses three connected themes. Firstly, how does historical accuracy relate to authenticity, and whose version of authenticity is accepted? Secondly, how are the middle ages presented in modern media and why do inaccuracies emerge and persist in these works? Thirdly, how do creators of modern content attempt to produce authentic medieval environments, and what are the benefits and pitfalls of accurate portrayals? The result is nuanced study of medieval culture which sheds new light on the use (and misuse) of medieval history in modern media.

Music in Films on the Middle Ages

Binkley cited in John Haines, “The Arabic Style of Performing Medieval Music” in
Early Music 29 (2001), 374; Ranke indirectly cited in Taruskin, “The Pastness of
the Present,” 203 and directly cited in Elliott, Remaking the Middle Ages, 27. 9.

Author: John Haines

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135927693

Category: Music

Page: 230

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This book explores the role of music in the some five hundred feature-length films on the Middle Ages produced between the late 1890s and the present day. Haines focuses on the tension in these films between the surviving evidence for medieval music and the idiomatic tradition of cinematic music. The latter is taken broadly as any musical sound occurring in a film, from the clang of a bell off-screen to a minstrel singing his song. Medieval film music must be considered in the broader historical context of pre-cinematic medievalisms and of medievalist cinema’s main development in the course of the twentieth century as an American appropriation of European culture. The book treats six pervasive moments that define the genre of medieval film: the church-tower bell, the trumpet fanfare or horn call, the music of banquets and courts, the singing minstrel, performances of Gregorian chant, and the music that accompanies horse-riding knights, with each chapter visiting representative films as case studies. These six signal musical moments, that create a fundamental visual-aural core central to making a film feel medieval to modern audiences, originate in medievalist works predating cinema by some three centuries.

Cultures of Compunction in the Medieval World

Using a range of disciplinary approaches – including history, philosophy, art history, literary studies, performance studies and linguistics – this book examines how and why emotions which now form the bedrock of modern western culture ...

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Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 9781788313445

Category: History

Page: 240

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Compunction was one of the most important emotions for medieval Christianity; in fact, through its confessional function, compunction became the primary means for an affective sinner to gain redemption. Cultures of Compunction in the Medieval World explores how such emotion could be expressed, experienced and performed in medieval European society. Using a range of disciplinary approaches – include history, philosophy, art history, literary studies, performance studies and linguistics – this book examines how and why emotions which now form the bedrock of modern western culture were idealized in the middle ages. By bringing together expertise across disciplines and medieval languages, this important book demonstrates the ubiquity and impact of compunction for medieval life and make wider connections between devotional, secular and quotidian areas of experience.

Playing with the Past

Drawing these threads together, the collection concludes by asking whether digital games - which represent history or historical change - alter the way we, today, understand history itself.

Author: Matthew Wilhelm Kapell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1623568242

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

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Game Studies is a rapidly growing area of contemporary scholarship, yet volumes in the area have tended to focus on more general issues. With Playing with the Past, game studies is taken to the next level by offering a specific and detailed analysis of one area of digital game play -- the representation of history. The collection focuses on the ways in which gamers engage with, play with, recreate, subvert, reverse and direct the historical past, and what effect this has on the ways in which we go about constructing the present or imagining a future. What can World War Two strategy games teach us about the reality of this complex and multifaceted period? Do the possibilities of playing with the past change the way we understand history? If we embody a colonialist's perspective to conquer 'primitive' tribes in Colonization, does this privilege a distinct way of viewing history as benevolent intervention over imperialist expansion? The fusion of these two fields allows the editors to pose new questions about the ways in which gamers interact with their game worlds. Drawing these threads together, the collection concludes by asking whether digital games - which represent history or historical change - alter the way we, today, understand history itself.

Australian Literary Studies

ANDREW LYNCH Remaking the Middle Ages in Australia : Francis Webb ' s ' The
Canticle ' ( 1953 ) We create God in our own image , and we impress the mark of
our personality in places where we least expect to find it again . ( Sabatier xxiii ) ...

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Playing with the Past

Drawing these threads together, the collection concludes by asking whether digital games - which represent history or historical change - alter the way we, today, understand history itself.

Author: Matthew Wilhelm Kapell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 9781623566142

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

View: 977

Game Studies is a rapidly growing area of contemporary scholarship, yet volumes in the area have tended to focus on more general issues. With Playing with the Past, game studies is taken to the next level by offering a specific and detailed analysis of one area of digital game play -- the representation of history. The collection focuses on the ways in which gamers engage with, play with, recreate, subvert, reverse and direct the historical past, and what effect this has on the ways in which we go about constructing the present or imagining a future. What can World War Two strategy games teach us about the reality of this complex and multifaceted period? Do the possibilities of playing with the past change the way we understand history? If we embody a colonialist's perspective to conquer 'primitive' tribes in Colonization, does this privilege a distinct way of viewing history as benevolent intervention over imperialist expansion? The fusion of these two fields allows the editors to pose new questions about the ways in which gamers interact with their game worlds. Drawing these threads together, the collection concludes by asking whether digital games - which represent history or historical change - alter the way we, today, understand history itself.

Remaking Africa

1 In East Africa there were a number of Arab towns along the coast from
Mogadiscio to Zanzibar during the late Middle Ages but these had little to do with
the hinterland . They were used as trading posts , but their relations with the
interior were ...

Author: Nigel Heseltine

Publisher:

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Category: Africa

Page: 159

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Breaking and Remaking

But the apologia takes the form of obsessive talk about death , aging ( middle age
) , and memory . The great ubi sunt passages ( the anaphoras , " where is . . . ”
and “ I have seen . . . " ) , which began in Canto 11 , always relate the public and
 ...

Author: Ronald Paulson

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 363

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Paulson shows how 18th-century English poets and artists confronted the decline of High Renaissance ideals in literary theory and aesthetics. The book is less a single extended argument, though, than a collection of brilliant insights and interpretations: Pope as Ovidian poet; Joseph Wright as Shandyan artist. Especially stimulating are the readings of Hogarth, Wright, Gainsborough, Stubbs, and Constable that comprise the second half of the book. Except for the deconstructionist jargon, the discussions are lucid and compelling. Highly recommended for libraries supporting graduate programs in literature or art.

Remaking the Balkans

The Hungarians ' argument was that , on the contrary , during the Dark Ages and
Early Middle Ages Transylvania had become ' empty ' – to be settled later by the
Hungarians , the Germans and , of course , also the Romanians , staying under ...

Author: Christopher Cviic

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 113

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A comprehensive analysis of the political and security implications for southeastern Europe - indeed for the whole of Europe - resulting from the collapse of communism. This second edition has been significantly revised to include an assessment of the consequences of the disintegration of Yugoslavia and the ensuing war in Bosnia.

Remaking Ibieca

During the early Middle Ages they were connected to Visigothic , then Muslim ,
overlords . No written records reveal the extent and nature of the connections
between peasantry and overlords in the Somontano until the twelfth century ,
when ...

Author: Susan Friend Harding

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 221

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Combining ethnography with historical and political economic analysis, Harding shows how the people of the Spanish village refashioned themselves and their society under Franco's regime. As they responded to market-oriented agrarian reforms between 1950 and 1975, they intended to preserve their way of life but as they decided to buy, sell, rent, and borrow in the new ways, they inadvertently became the agents of their own metamorphosis. Originally published in 1984. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.

Immigrants and the American Dream

Examining the extent to which contemporary immigrants are realizing the American dream, this book explores crucial policy questions and challenges that face our diversifying society.

Author: William A. V. Clark

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781572308800

Category: Science

Page: 254

View: 150

The United States has absorbed nearly 10 million immigrants in the past decade. This book examines who the new immigrants are, where they live, and who among them are gaining entry into the American middle class. Discussed are the complex factors that promote or hinder immigrant success, as well as the varying opportunities and constraints met by those living in particular regions. Extensive data are synthesized on key dimensions of immigrant achievement: income level, professional status, and rates of homeownership and political participation. Also provided is a balanced analysis of the effects of immigration on broader socioeconomic, geographic, and political trends. Examining the extent to which contemporary immigrants are realizing the American dream, this book explores crucial policy questions and challenges that face our diversifying society.

Medieval Feminist Forum

Banchich , C . E . “ A hevynly joy in a dredfulle soule ' : Julian of Norwich ' s
articulations of dread . ” In Fear and its representations , 311 - 340 . Batt ,
Catherine . Malory ' s Morte Darthur : remaking Arthurian tradition . The New
Middle Ages .

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Category: Feminist theory

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The Remaking of a Culture

Two subcultural respondents of middle age spoke of their fathers as " all -
powerful ” by comparison with their own more qualified roles . Another mentioned
that his younger children were less respectful toward him than his older , grown -
up ...

Author: Theodore Brameld

Publisher:

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Category: Education

Page: 478

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The Conversion of Scandinavia

In this book a MacArthur Award-winning scholar argues for a radically new interpretation of the conversion of Scandinavia from paganism to Christianity in the early Middle Ages.

Author: Anders Winroth

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780300205534

Category: History

Page: 238

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"In this book a MacArthur Award-winning scholar argues for a radically new interpretation of the conversion of Scandinavia from paganism to Christianity in the early Middle Ages. Overturning the received narrative of Europe's military and religious conquest and colonization of the region, Anders Winroth contends that rather than acting as passive recipients, Scandinavians converted to Christianity because it was in individual chieftains' political, economic, and cultural interests to do so. Through a painstaking analysis and historical reconstruction of both archeological and literary sources, and drawing on scholarly work that has been unavailable in English, Winroth opens up new avenues for studying European ascendency and the expansion of Christianity in the medieval period"--

Remaking Muslim Politics

Although the rank and file come from lumpenproletariat backgrounds , the FPI's
national leadership consists of middle - age religious scholars of Hadrami - Arab
background . The FPI's founder , Al - Habib Muhammad Rizieq bin Hussein ...

Author: Robert W. Hefner

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 358

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Twelve essays examine the social origins of civil-democratic Islam, its long term prospects, implications for the West, & its lessons for our understanding of religion & politics in modern times.

William Edward Hartpole Lecky s Sittengeschichte Europas von Augustus bis auf Karl den grossen

Author: William Edward Hartpole Lecky

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Category: Ethics

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The Middle Ages

Manumission was not a severance of the master - slave relationship as much as
it was a remaking of the relationship into an even deeper relationship of clientage
, which was a type of artificially created kinship . The freed slave became a ...

Author: William C. Jordan

Publisher: Holiday House

ISBN: 9780684804866

Category: Middle Ages

Page: 940

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Aimed at the middle to high school age group; 700 entries on people, places, events, culture, society and ideas; Counts as four against ordering quota, counts as one against exchange quota.

Remaking Boethius

This volume is a reference work, organized chronologically in its sections, with a separate entry for each translator's work. The sections are defined by the type of translations they comprise, whether complete, partial, meters only, etc.

Author: Brian Donaghey

Publisher: Acmrs Publications

ISBN: 9780866985604

Category: Philosophy and religion

Page: 496

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Provides a comprehensive inventory of all English translations of the 'Consolatio' of Boethius and supplies basic information on the salient features that interested readers will need in initial phases of research on the large and complex English translation tradition. This volume is a reference work, organized chronologically in its sections, with a separate entry for each translator's work. The sections are defined by the type of translations they comprise, whether complete, partial, meters only, etc. The plan of the book is encyclopedic in nature: some biographical material is provided for each translator; the translations are described briefly, as are their linguistic peculiarities, their implied audiences, their links with other translations, and their general reception. Sample passages from the translations are provided, and where possible these are two of the most well-known moments in the 'Consolatio': the appearance of Lady Philosophy, narrated by the Prisoner, and the cosmological hymn to the 'Deus' of the work, sung by Lady Philosophy.

From the New Middle Ages to a New Dark Age

Samuel P. Huntington , The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World
Order , New York : The Free Press , 2002 . 46. H. Brinton Milward and Jorg Raab
, “ Dark Networks , ” paper presented at the International Conference on the ...

Author: Phil Williams

Publisher: Strategic Studies Institute U. S. Army War College

ISBN:

Category: Electronic books

Page: 57

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