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Powell, James M.

Works: 63 works in 288 publications in 3 languages and 11,048 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Church history 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, Translator
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Most widely held works by James M Powell
Medieval studies : an introduction by James M Powell( Book )

26 editions published between 1976 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anatomy of a crusade, 1213-1221 by James M Powell( Book )

24 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over de historische en sociale achtergronden en de gevolgen van de vijfde kruistocht
The Liber Augustalis; or, Constitutions of Melfi, promulgated by the Emperor Frederick II for the Kingdom of Sicily in 1231 by Sicily (Italy)( Book )

15 editions published in 1971 in 3 languages and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leopold von Ranke and the shaping of the historical discipline by Georg G Iggers( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... Fourteen essays based on papers delivered at the conference" on Ranke and historiography, Oct. 1986 at Syracuse University.--p. xiii
Muslims under Latin rule, 1100-1300 by James M Powell( Book )

16 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covering Portugal and Castile in the West to the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem in the East, this collection focuses on Muslim minorities living in Christian lands during the high Middle Ages, and examines to what extent notions of religious tolerance influenced Muslim-Christian relations. The authors call into question the applicability of modern ideas of toleration to medieval social relations, investigating the situation instead from the standpoint of human experience within the two religious cultures. Whereas this study offers no evidence of an evolution of coherent policy concerning treatment of minorities in these Christian domains, it does reveal how religious ideas and communitarian traditions worked together to blunt the harsh realities of the relations between victors and vanquished.The chapters in this volume include "The Mudejars of Castile and Portugal in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries" by Joseph F. O'Callaghan, "Muslims in the Thirteenth-Century Realms of Aragon: Interactions and Reaction" by Robert I. Burns, S.J., "The End of Muslim Sicily" by David S. H. Abulafia, "The Subjected Muslims of the Frankish Levant" by Benjamin Z. Kedar, and "The Papacy and the Muslim Frontier" by James M. Powell.Originally published in 1990.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
The Deeds of Pope Innocent III by James M Powell( Book )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Composed before 1210 by an anonymous member of the Papal curia, this work provides a unique window into the activities, policies and strategies of the papacy and the curia during one of the most important periods in the history of the medieval Church. Innocent III, who became pope in 1198 and reigned until 1216, has long been regarded as one of the most important popes in history
Tolerance and intolerance : social conflict in the age of the Crusades( Book )

9 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Innocent III : vicar of Christ or lord of the world? by Innocent( Book )

24 editions published between 1963 and 1995 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crusade and Christendom : annotated documents in translation from Innocent III to the fall of Acre, 1187-1291 by Jessalynn Lea Bird( Book )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1213, Pope Innocent III issued his letter Vineam Domini, thundering against the enemies of Christendom--the 'beasts of many kinds that are attempting to destroy the vineyard of the Lord of Sabaoth'--and announcing a General Council of the Latin Church as redress. The Fourth Lateran Council, which convened in 1215, was unprecedented in its scope and impact, and it called for the Fifth Crusade as what its participants hoped would be the final defense of Christendom. For the first time, a collection of extensively annotated and translated documents illustrates the transformation of the crusade movement. Crusade and Christendom explores the way in which the crusade was used to define and extend the intellectual, religious, and political boundaries of Latin Christendom. It also illustrates how the very concept of the crusade was shaped by the urge to define and reform communities of practice and belief within Latin Christendom and by Latin Christendom's relationship with other communities, including dissenting political powers and heretical groups, the Moors in Spain, the Mongols, and eastern Christians. The relationship of the crusade to reform and missionary movements is also explored, as is its impact on individual lives and devotion. The selection of documents and bibliography incorporates and brings to life recent developments in crusade scholarship concerning military logistics and travel in the medieval period, popular and elite participation, the role of women, liturgy and preaching, and the impact of the crusade on western society and its relationship with other cultures and religions. Intended for the undergraduate yet also invaluable for teachers and scholars, this book illustrates how the crusades became crucial for defining and promoting the very concept and boundaries of Latin Christendom. It provides translations of and commentaries on key original sources and an up-to-date bibliography."--Jacket
Albertanus of Brescia : the pursuit of happiness in the early thirteenth century by James M Powell( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and Italian and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Albertanus of Brescia is an important figure in the cultural history of late medieval and Renaissance Italy. He is best known among literary scholars for the influence of his writings on Brunetto Latini, John Gower, and Geoffrey Chaucer. In addition, his sermons have received attention as part of the history of lay confraternities and lay preaching in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. James M. Powell shows that Albertanus's contributions considerably surpass even these notable attainments. Powell contends that Albertanus was an original social theorist, who drew on his experience with religious confraternities and with the law to develop a theory of consent. Albertanus developed the idea that society rested on voluntary acceptance of a rule, much as did religious life. This acceptance laid the foundation for social cohesion and legal enforcement. Albertanus's ideas were to find great prominence in the later Middle Ages. Powell's purpose in writing Albertanus of Brescia goes beyond the study of his eponymous subject. Through Albertanus, Powell examines how major developments of the twelfth century began to find expression in the mind of an early thirteenth-century secular thinker. In Albertanus, Powell perceives an individual bringing received, bookish authority into confrontation with lived experience. To Powell, the example of Albertanus suggests a much more complex picture of medieval approaches to social theory than that previously evident in the literature. This is the first book-length study of Albertanus and his works. It will be of particular interest to students and scholars of medieval, Italian, intellectual, and literary history, and political theory
The Crusades, the Kingdom of Sicily, and the Mediterranean by James M Powell( Book )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contents include: 'Crusading: 1099-1999', 'The role of women in the fifth crusade', 'Innocent III and Alexius III: A crusade plan that failed', 'The papacy and the Muslim frontier', 'Genoese trade and the kingdom of Sicily' and 'Economy and society in the kingdom of Sicily under Frederick II: Recent perspectives'
The papacy, Frederick II and communal devotion in medieval Italy by James M Powell( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hydrometeorology of the Hinton-Edson area, Alberta 1972-1975 by G. R Hillman( Book )

4 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medieval monarchy and trade : the economic policy of Frederick II in the kingdom of Sicily (a survey) by James M Powell( Book )

4 editions published between 1961 and 1962 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Leopold von Ranke]( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Operation Hazen; the vegetation and micro-climate of the Lake Hazen area, northern Ellesmere Island, N.W.T by James M Powell( Book )

2 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Muslims under Latin rule, 1100-1300
Alternative Names
James M. Powell American medievalist

James M. Powell Amerikaans mediëvist (1930-2011)

James M. Powell US-amerikanischer Historiker

Powell, James Matthew 1930-2011

English (181)

Italian (2)

Latin (1)

Anatomy of a crusade, 1213-1221Muslims under Latin rule, 1100-1300The Deeds of Pope Innocent IIITolerance and intolerance : social conflict in the age of the CrusadesInnocent III : vicar of Christ or lord of the world?The Crusades, the Kingdom of Sicily, and the Mediterranean