The Idea of The Castle in Medieval England

The Idea of the Castle in Medieval England by Abigail Wheatley [Repost]

The Idea of the Castle in Medieval England by Abigail Wheatley
English | Dec. 31, 2004 | ISBN: 190315314X | 185 Pages | PDF | 1 MB

From reading this book it is clear that what we mean by the term `castle' today is not the same as the medieval concept of what a castle was.

The Idea of the Castle in Medieval England  

Posted by depova at May 15, 2008
The Idea of the Castle in Medieval England

The Idea of the Castle in Medieval England
York Medieval Press| 2004-12 | ISBN: 190315314X | 184 pages | PDF | 2 Mb

Medieval castles have traditionally been explained as feats of military engineering and tools of feudal control, but Abigail Wheatley takes a different approach, looking at a range of sources usually neglected in castle studies. Evidence from contemporary literature and art reveals the castle's place at the heart of medieval culture, as an architecture of ideas every bit as sophisticated as the church architecture of the period.This study offers a genuinely fresh perspective. Most castle scholars confine themselves to historical documents, but Wheatley examines literary and artistic evidence for its influence on and response to contemporary castle architecture. Sermons, seals and ivory caskets, local legends and Roman ruins all have their part to play. What emerges is a fascinating web of cultural resonances: the castle is implicated in every aspect of medieval consciousness, from private religious contemplation to the creation of national mythologies. This book makes a compelling case for a new, interdisciplinary approach to castle studies. ABIGAIL WHEATLEY studied for her PhD, on which this book is based, at York University's Centre for Medieval Studies.

History and the Supernatural in Medieval England [Repost]  

Posted by ChrisRedfield at Aug. 8, 2014
History and the Supernatural in Medieval England [Repost]

C. S. Watkins - History and the Supernatural in Medieval England
Published: 2008-02-04 | ISBN: 0521802555, 0521154812 | PDF | 292 pages | 5 MB
Monks, Manuscripts and Sundials: The Navicula in Medieval England [Repost]

Catherine Eagleton - Monks, Manuscripts and Sundials: The Navicula in Medieval England
Published: 2010-01-11 | ISBN: 9004176659 | PDF | 292 pages | 5 MB
The Future of the Public's Health in the 21st Century by Committee on Assuring the Health of the Public in the 21st Century

The Future of the Public's Health in the 21st Century by Committee on Assuring the Health of the Public in the 21st Century
English | Nov. 11, 2002 | ISBN: 0309086221, 030908704X | 536 Pages | PDF | 9 MB

The anthrax incidents following the 9/11 terrorist attacks put the spotlight on the nation's public health agencies, placing it under an unprecedented scrutiny that added new dimensions to the complex issues considered in this report.
The Messenger of the Lord in Early Jewish Interpretations of Genesis

Camilla Hélena von Heijne - The Messenger of the Lord in Early Jewish Interpretations of Genesis
Published: 2010-09-17 | ISBN: 3110226847 | PDF | 417 pages | 43.65 MB

SVT - The Face of the Enemy: Vietnam War (2009)  

Posted by notbanned at May 4, 2015
SVT - The Face of the Enemy: Vietnam War (2009)

SVT - The Face of the Enemy: Vietnam War (2009)
DVDRip | 720x416 | .AVI/DivX @ 2282 Kbps | 1h 15mn | Audio: Vietnamese AC3 192 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English | 1.32 GiB
Genre: Documentary

Over four million Vietnamese died in what one side calls the American War and the other side calls the Vietnam War. A war so brutal, that it has been described as their 'own' Third World War by the Vietnamese. In this rare instance, it is those who lost the war that have almost exclusively written its history. Whilst countless stories have been told from the American point of view, most often reducing the Vietnamese to faceless shadows very little has been heard from the other side. The official Vietnamese line meanwhile continues to issue purely one dimensional propaganda. The Face of the Enemy is a unique documentary, in that it tells the story of the Vietnamese that fought in "The American" war, in their own words. In the film the veterans have the chance, often for the first time, to recall the experiences that transformed and changed their lives. A film that has inspired the filmmakers is Peter Davis' "Hearts and Minds" from 1975. A documentary, whose truth and relevance has been merely re-strengthened with the passage of time. The title of that film refers to a speech given by Lyndon B. Johnson in which he proclaimed the escalation of the American involvement in the Vietnam War. English subtitles hard coded to the film
On Voluntary Servitude: False Consciousness and the Theory of Ideology

On Voluntary Servitude: False Consciousness and the Theory of Ideology
Language: English | EPUB / MOBI | ISBN-10: 0674637798 | 1996 | 289 pages | 1 MB / 0.9 MB

Those who approach the history of political thought must pick their way through a veritable elephant’s graveyard of grand theories. This book is aimed at one of the oldest and grandest of them all: the theory of ideology. The Age of Grand Theory has only recently ended, yet it is already hard to recall how many unquestioningly believed in the idea of ideology as false consciousness, most notably in Karl Marx’s version of that idea. Michael Rosen diagnoses the underlying question to which the theory of ideology was meant to provide the answer: “Why do people accept forms of political domination which it is against their interests to accept?” This book provides a historical and critical analysis of that answer and of the way in which it came to be taken for granted in social theory.
The Refutation of the Self in Indian Buddhism: Candrakirti on the Selflessness of Persons

James Duerlinger - The Refutation of the Self in Indian Buddhism: Candrakirti on the Selflessness of Persons
Published: 2012-11-29 | ISBN: 0415657490 | PDF | 256 pages | 1 MB

The Role of the Sun in Climate Change [Repost]  

Posted by ChrisRedfield at Nov. 29, 2014
The Role of the Sun in Climate Change [Repost]

Douglas V. Hoyt, Kenneth H. Schatten - The Role of the Sun in Climate Change
Published: 1997-04-03 | ISBN: 0195094131, 019509414X | PDF | 288 pages | 16 MB