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The portable medieval reader

Author: James Bruce Ross; Mary Martin McLaughlin
Publisher: New York, New York : Penguin Books, 1977.
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Compiles some of the notable writings of medieval times, arranged by topic. Includes a chronological table, 10501500.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Bruce Ross; Mary Martin McLaughlin
ISBN: 0140150463 9780140150469
OCLC Number: 2818479
Notes: Reprint of the ed., which was issued as 46 of the Viking portable library.
Description: xiv, 690 pages ; 18 cm
Contents: Part One. The Body Social. The Body Social / John of Salisbury --
The Orders of Men. THE CLERGY: THE PRAYERS AND THINKERS. The Monastic Ideal / Peter Damiani --
The Cistercian Order / William of Malmesbury --
How the Friars Came to Germany / Jordan of Giano --
A Preacher and His Miracles / Salimbene --
Monastic Reform in the Fifteenth Century / John Busch --
Archibishop Baldwin of Canterbury / Giraldus Cambrensis --
A Model Parish Priest: St. Gilbert of Sempringham / John Capgrave --
An Attempt to Enforce Clerical Celibacy / Ordericus Vitalis --
The Habits of Priests in Normandy / Odo of Rigaud --
Statutes for a College / Robert de Sorbonne --
How the Student Should Behave / John of Garland --
THE NOBILITY: THE FIGHTERS. The Function of Knighthood / John of Salisbury --
The Chivalric Ideal / Díaz de Gámez --
The Murder of a Feudal Lord / Galbert of Bruges --
The Battle of Poitiers / Geoffrey le Baker --
A Knight-Errant of the Fifteenth Century / Jörg von Ehingen --
The Rules of Courtly Love / Andreas Capellanus --
A Noble Household / Jean Froissart --
Offices in a Noble Household / John Russell --
Private Lives of the English Gentry / Stonor Letters --
THE PEASANTS AND BURGHERS: THE WORKERS. The Feet of the Commonwealth / John of Salisbury --
The Duties of Manorial Officers / Seneschaucie --
The Peasant's Life / William Langland --
The Making of a Merchant: St. Godric of Finchale / Reginald of Durham --
Advice to a Norweigian Merchant / The King's Mirror --
The Successful Surgeon / John Arderne --
The Good Wife / The Goodman of Paris --
Life in London / Memorials of London --
Fashions in Italy / Sacchetti --
THE JEWS. Papal Protection of the Jews / Pope Gregory X --
The Cremation of the Strasbourg Jewry / Jacob von Königshofen --
Conflict, Protest, and Catastrophe. A Revolt of the Commons in London / Roger of Wendover --
The Peasants' Revolt in England / Anonimalle Chronicle --
My Brother Man / Walther von der Vogelweide --
Piers Plowman's Protest / William Langland --
The Waldensian Heretics / Bernard Gui --
The Impact of the Black Death / Henry Knighton --
Paris during the Hundred Years' War / Journal d'un bourgeois --
Part Two. The Christian Commonwealth. The Spiritual Authority. The Superiority of the Spiritual Authority / Pope Bonfiace VIII --
The Election and Coronation of a Pope / Adam of Usk --
The Creation of Cardinals / Pope Pius II --
The Fourth Lateran Council / Roger of Wendover --
A French Provincial Synod / Odo of Rigaud --
Letter to King Henry II / Thomas Becket --
The Temporal Authorities. The Nature of a True Prince / John of Salisbury --
The Independence of the Temporal Authority / Frederick Barbarossa --
The Election and Coronation of an Emperor / Otto of Freising --
A German Poet's Attack on the Papacy / Walther von der Vogelweide --
The Seven Electors / Adam of Usk --
A Picture of a Good Feudal King: Louis VI of France / Suger --
The Coronation of Richard Lion Heart / Roger of Wendover --
The Deposition and Death of Richard II / Adam of Usk --
An Imperialist View of the Lombard Communes / Otto of Freising --
City Politics in Siena / Pope Pius II --
A Petty Italian Tyrant / Anonymous --
A Picture of a Tyrant / Pope Pius II --
Renewal and Reform. The Recovery of the Holy Land: A Plan of Action and a Scheme for Reform / Pierre du Bois --
On the Supremacy of General Councils in Church and Empire / Nicholas of Cusa --
A Plea for the Reform of Germany / Die Reformation Kaiser Sigmunds --
A Call for Common Action Against the Turks / Pope Pius II --
Part Three. The House of FameBohemond the Crusader / Anna Comnena --
On the Fame of Abelard / Heloise --
Heloise and Abelard: The Later Years / Peter the Venerable --
Arnold of Brescia, a Twelfth-Century Revolutionary / John of Salisbury --
Arnold of Brescia / Anonymous --
His Own Deeds / Giraldus Cambrensis --
Henry II, King of England / Giraldus Cambrensis --
The Emperor Frederick II / Salimbene --
A Saintly King / Jean de Joinville --
Pope Boniface VIII / Giovanni Villani --
Dante Alighieri / Giovanni Villani --
Inscription for a Portrait of Dante / Giovanni Boccaccio --
Giotto / Lorenzo Ghiberti --
Letter to Posterity / Francesco Petrarca --
Charles the Bold and the Fall of the House of Burgundy / Philippe de Commines --
Part Four. The World Picture. The Frontiers of Europe: Conquest and Assimilation of Peoples. Anglo-Saxons and Normans / William of Malmesbury --
The Character and Customs of the Irish / Giraldus Cambrensis --
The Conversion and Subjugation of the Slavs / Helmold --
The German Push to the East / Ordensritter und Kirchenförsten --
The Near East: Pilgrimage and Crusade. The Great German Pilgrimage / Lambert of Hersfeld --
The First Contact of Crusaders and Turks / Histoire anonyme de la première croisade --
A Greek View of the Crusaders / Anna Comnena --
An Arab Opinion of the Crusaders / Usamah --
A Crusader's Criticism of the Greeks / Odo of Deuil --
Why the Crusaders Failed / William of Tyre --
The Expedition of the Grand Company to Constantinople / Ram̤n Muntaner --
The Far East: Missionaries and Merchants. The Tartar Menace to Europe / Matthew Paris --
A Mission to the Great Khan / William of Rubrud --
The Labours of a Friar in Cathay / John of Monte Corvino --
A Last Mission to Cathay / John of Marignolli --
Advice to Merchants Bound for Cathay / Francesco Pegolotti --
Henry the Navigator's Search for New Lands / Gomes de Azurara --
Part Five. The Noble Castle. The Makers. POETS AND STORY-TELLERS. The Vision of Viands / Aniar MacConglinne --
Hymn for Good Friday / Peter Abelard --
David's Lament for Jonathan / Peter Abelard --
Let's Away with Study / Anonymous --
When Diana Lighteth / Anonymous --
To Bel Vezer on Her Dismissal of the Poet / Bernart de Ventadorn --
Dawn Song / Anonymous --
The Pretty Fruits of Love / Anonymous --
This Song Wants Drink / Anonymous --
The Love of Tristan and Iseult / Gottfried von Strassburg --
Of the Churl Who Won Paradise / Anonymous --
Gather Ye Rosebuds / Romance of the Rose --
The Canticle of the Sun / Saint Francis of Assisi --
Of the Gentle Heart / Guido Guinicelli --
My Lady Looks So Gentle / Dante Alighieri --
Beauty in Women / Guido Cavalcanti --
Of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and of the Sinner / Jacopone da Todi --
Merciless Beauty: A Triple Roundel / Geoffrey Chaucer --
Roundel / Christine de Pisan --
Miracles of the Virgin / Johannes Herolt --
PAINTERS AND BUILDERS. Of Pictures and Images / William Durandus --
How to Represent the Arts and Sciences / Quellenbuch zur Kunstgeschichte --
The Identity of Individual Artists / Recueil de textes relatifs l'histoire de l'architecture --
Abbots as Builders / Gesta abbatum sancti Albani --
A Painter on His Craft / Cennino Cennini --
Nature as the Supreme Authority / Leonardo da Vinci --
MUSICIANS. Celtic Music and Music in General / Giraldus Cambrensis --
Two Musical Friars / Salimbene --
An Orchestra of the Fourteenth Century / Guillaume de Machaut --
The Mirror of History. A Philosophy of History / Otto of Freising --
The Problems and Motives of the Historian / William of Tyre --
The Seven Liberal Arts. On Study and Teaching / Hugh of St. Victor --
The Battle of the Arts / Henri d'Andeli --
Rules of the University of Paris / Chartulary of the University of Paris --
Fernando of Cordova, the Boy Wonder / Launoy --
The Problems of a Christian Humanist / John of Salisbury --
The Ancients and the Moderns / Walter Map --
A Plea for the Study of Languages / Roger Bacon --
Statute of the Council of Vienne on Languages / Chartulary of the University of Paris --
An English Humanist / Richard de Bury --
In defence of Liberal Studies / Coluccio Salutati --
In Praise of Greek / Leonardo Bruni --
The Mirror of Nature. Questions on Nature / Adelard of Bath --
Experimental Science / Roger Bacon --
The Case of a Woman Doctor in Paris / Chartulary of the University of Paris --
The History of Surgery / Gui de Chauliac --
The Mirror of Wisdom. The Place of Logic in Philosophy / Peter Abelard --
The End of Man / Saint Thomas Aquinas --
On Learned Ignorance / Nicholas of Cusa --
The Vision of God. The Soul Complains to God / Jacopone da Todi --
A Crying Mystic / Margery Kempe --
The Vision of God / Nicholas of Cusa.
Responsibility: edited and with an introduction by James Bruce Ross and Mary Martin McLaughlin.
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