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Medieval Thought and Historiography

ISBN 9780367887162
Published December 12, 2019 by Routledge
346 Pages

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Book Description

Collected Studies CS1065

We assume that we have a clear understanding of how people in the Middle Ages thought and which attitudes they struck but in reality this is a subject of enormous complexity of which conclusions can only be drawn via painstaking archival research and decades of study. Giles Constable has spent a career analysing these forces and impulses and this new collection draws together his major findings on a host of topics including frontiers, metaphors, religious life and spirituality, and concepts of political theory.

Table of Contents




1. Frontiers in the Middle Ages

Frontiers in the Middle Ages. Proceedings of the Third European Congress of Medieval Studies (Jyväskylä, 10-14 June 2003), ed. O. Merisalo with the collaboration of P. Pahta (Fédération internationale des Instituts d’études médévales: Textes et études du Moyen Âge, 35; Louvain-la-Neuve, 2006), pp. 3-28

2. Medieval Latin Metaphors

Viator 38.2 (2007), pp. 1-20

3. Metaphors for Religion Life in the Middle Ages

Revue Mabillon, NS 18 (2008), pp. 231-242

4. The Abstraction of Personal Qualities in the Middle Ages

Unverwechselbarkeit. Persönliche Identität und Identifikation in der vormodernen Gesellschaft, ed. Peter von Moos (Köln-Weimar-Wein, 2004), pp. 99-122

5. L’idea di innovazione nel XII secolo

Il secolo XII: la <renovation> dell’ Europa cristiana. Atti della XLIII settimana di studio, Trento, 11-15 settembre 2000, eds. Giles Constable, Giorgio Cracco, Hagen Keller, and Diego Quaglioni (Instituto trentino di cultura. Annali dell’Instituto storico italo-germanico in Trento. Quaderni, 62; Bologna, 2003), pp. 35-66

6. The Relation between the Sun and the Moon in Medieval Thought (to 1200)

Scientia veritatis. Festschrift für Hubert Mordek zum 65. Geburtstag, eds. Oliver Münsch and Thomas Zotz (Ostfildern, 2004), pp. 327-336

7. The Dislocation of Jerusalem in the Middle Ages

Norm und Krise von Kommunikation… Für Peter von Moos, eds. Alois Hahn, Gert Melville, and Werner Röcke (Geschichte, Forschung und Wissenschaft, 24; Berlin, 2006), pp. 355-370

8. The Crow of St Vincent: on the Continuity of a Hagiographical Motif

Institution und Charisma. Festschrift für Gert Melville zum 65. Geburtstag, eds. Franz J. Felten, Annette

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Giles Constable is Professor Emeritus of Medieval History in the School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, USA.