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The Middle ages and Renaissance

Author: Lawrence Morris
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2009.
Series: Daily life through world history in primary documents, 2; Daily life through world history in primary documents
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Genre/Form: History
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence Morris
ISBN: 9780313339004 0313339007
OCLC Number: 555256654
Description: xxi, 367 p. : Ill. ; 29 cm.
Contents: PART I HISTORICAL OVERVIEW --
THE EARLY MIDDLE AGES (410-1066) --
THE LATER MIDDLE AGES (c. 1066-1492) --
THE RENAISSANCE AND EARLY MODERN ERAS (1492-1660) --
PART II DOMESTIC LIFE --
LIFE CYCLES --
1. The Meaning of Ritual Baptism --
2. Old and Middle Age in Tang China --
3. Lavish Weddings Prohibited in England --
4. Quaker Marriages --
5. Traditional European Marriage Customs --
6. Muslim Burial --
WOMEN'S ROLES --
7. Scottish Warrior Women --
8. Rejected Wife in China --
9. The Personality of Margaret Cavendish --
10. Muslim Women --
11. Anglo-Saxon Women --
12. Proper Behavior in Company --
13. A Man and a Woman Argue over Gender Superiority --
CHILDREN --
14. The Early Death of Golden Bells --
15. A Noblewoman's Childhood --
16. An Albino Child Abandoned --
17. Honoring Parents PART III ECONOMIC LIFE --
URBAN LIFE --
1. The Philosophy of Chinese Businessmen --
2. A Jewish Ghetto --
3. Butchers' Guilds --
4. Apprenticeship --
5. Founding a Hospital --
6. A Tour of Mexico City with Moctezuma --
7. Special Laws Governing Mecca --
8. City Charters --
RURAL LIFE --
9. The English Statute of Laborers, 1351 --
10. A Charcoal Seller in China --
11. Farming Rents and Social Class --
12. Peasant Occupations --
13. A Monastic Fish Farm --
14. How to Run a Manorial Estate --
TRADE AND MONETARY SYSTEMS --
15. Marco Polo on Paper Money --
16. Twelfth-Century Bankruptcy --
17. A Religious Trade War --
18. Industrial Espionage --
19. Price Fixing --
20. International Trade --
21. Sailing Laws --
SLAVERY --
22. Philosophical Resistance to Slavery in China --
23. Anglo-Saxon Slaves --
24. A Slave Market --
viii --
ix --
25. Runaway Slaves --
26. Egregious Cruelty --
27. A Present of Serfs PART IV INTELLECTUAL LIFE --
EDUCATION --
1. University Life and National Stereotypes --
2. Student Privileges at the University of Heidelberg --
3. The Scholar's Poverty and Drunkenness --
4. A Renaissance Education --
5. Corporal Punishment, Quick Wits, and Too Much Math --
SCIENCE AND MEDICINE --
6. Death by Possession --
7. William Harvey on the Circulation of Blood --
8. Galileo Galilei on the Earth and Sun --
9. A Muslim Doctor --
10. Chinese Medical Recipes --
11. Brahmagupta on Algebra --
12. Treating the Plague --
LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE --
13. Petrarch to Cicero --
14. Dante on the Italian Language --
15. The Poetry of Li Po --
16. Arabic Replaces Greek in the Islamic World --
17. Firdawsi, "Poet of Paradise" --
18. Genji Monogatari, a Masterpiece of Japanese Literature PART V MATERIAL LIFE --
FOOD AND DRINK --
1. The Scottish Diet: Past and Present --
2. Irish Whiskey --
3. Bamboo Shoots: A Chinese Delicacy --
4. Japanese Sake --
5. Moctezuma's Feasts --
6. Muslim Indian Cuisine --
12. National Dress, Modesty, and Mates --
13. Inca Fashions --
PART VI POLITICAL LIFE --
GOVERNMENT AND HIERARCHY --
1. A Vassal's Contract --
2. Enfeoffment --
3. Rank and Wealth --
4. Flunkeyism in China --
5. Magna Carta (June 15, 1215) --
6. The Manner of Holding Parliament in England --
7. Church and State: The Papal Bull Unam Sanctam --
8. Divine Right of Kings --
LEGAL SYSTEMS --
9. Church Law --
10. Trial by Ordeal --
11. Separation of Church and State --
12. Vendetta and Tort Law --
13. Stealing Livestock --
14. The Code of Justinian --
WARFARE --
15. Pope Urban II Proclaims the First Crusade --
16. Crusades: The Fall of Jerusalem, 1099 --
17. Marco Polo on Mongol Warriors in the Thirteenth Century --
18. Opposition to War in China --
19. Samurai Hairstyles --
20. La Noche Triste: A Battle in Mexico City --
21. Human Sacrifice in War PART VII RECREATIONAL LIFE --
GAMES AND SPORTS --
1. Aristocratic Pastimes --
2. Legal Holidays --
3. A Fool's Activities --
4. Leisure Time in East India --
5. An Animal Lover in Arabia --
6. Hunting Wild Boar --
PERFORMING ARTS --
7. The Necessity of Music --
8. Inca Music --
9. Mystery Plays --
10. William Shakespeare Explores Race and Nationality --
VISUAL ARTS --
11. Antiques and the Love of the Past in China --
12. Painting for Noblemen --
13. Painting with the Renaissance Masters --
PART VIII RELIGIOUS LIFE --
DEITIES AND DOCTRINES --
1. Julian of Norwich: A Mystic's Vision of Christ --
2. Nicolas Love on the Benefits of Meditating on Christ's Life --
3. John Calvin on Scripture and Miracles --
4. A Confucian Tract against Buddhism --
5. The Cosmic Beginning, as Told in the Japanese Text Kojiki --
6. Islamic Tradition --
7. Sir John Oldcastle: The Inquisition of a Protestant Layman --
PRIESTS AND RITUALS --
8. Monastic Life According to the Rule of St. Benedict --
9. Papal Power: The Donation of Constantine --
10. Licensed to Preach in England --
11. How a Minister Should Behave to Avoid Scandal --
12. Preparing for Eucharistic Communion --
13. A European Visitor Is Struck by the Zeal of Muslim Prayer --
DEATH AND THE AFTERLIFE --
14. A Chinese Story of Resurrection --
15. The Japanese Land of the Dead --
16. Heaven and Hell in the Koran --
17. Dante: The Punishment of Literary Lust --
18. Bede: An Out-of-Body Experience --
19. Xibalba: The Mayan Underworld
Series Title: Daily life through world history in primary documents, 2; Daily life through world history in primary documents
Responsibility: edited by Lawrence Morris.

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