The Lombard Laws

Author: N.A

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812200853

Category: History

Page: 304

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Here presented for the first time in English are the law codes of the Lombard kings who ruled Italy from the sixth to the eighth centuries. The documents afford unparalleled insight into the structure and values of Germanic society.

The Laws of the Salian Franks

Author: N.A

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812200500

Category: History

Page: 272

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Following the collapse of the western Roman Empire, the Franks established in northern Gaul one of the most enduring of the Germanic barbarian kingdoms. They produced a legal code (which they called the Salic law) at approximately the same time that the Visigoths and Burgundians produced theirs, but the Frankish code is the least Romanized and most Germanic of the three. Unlike Roman law, this code does not emphasize marriage and the family, inheritance, gifts, and contracts; rather, Lex Salica is largely devoted to establishing fixed monetary or other penalties for a wide variety of damaging acts such as "killing women and children," "striking a man on the head so that the brain shows," or "skinning a dead horse without the consent of its owner." An important resource for students and scholars of medieval and legal history, made available once again in Katherine Fischer Drew's expert translation, the code contains much information on Frankish judicial procedure. Drew has here rendered into readable English the Pactus Legis Salicae, generally believed to have been issued by the Frankish King Clovis in the early sixth century and modified by his sons and grandson, Childbert I, Chlotar I, and Chilperic I. In addition, she provides a translation of the Lex Salica Karolina, the code as corrected and reissued some three centuries later by Charlemagne.

Lovesickness in the Middle Ages

The Viaticum and Its Commentaries

Author: Mary Frances Wack

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 354

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Aruges that self-development and independence is not the selfish evil often portrayed. Commitment and interdependence are idealized by many. According to medieval physicians, love-sickness was an illness of mind and body caused by sexual desire and the sight of beauty. Wack offers a comprehensive analysis of the potentially fatal ailment in medieval culture--its forms and meanings in literature, courtly love, the cultural construction of illness, gender issues. The second part of the book contains annotated editions and translations of the Viaticum and its commentaries, studied for centuries in medical schools. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The Guitar of God

Gender, Power, and Authority in the Visionary World of Mother Juana de La Cruz (1481-1534)

Author: Ronald E. Surtz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 171

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Medieval Italy

An Encyclopedia

Author: Christopher Kleinhenz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135948801

Category: History

Page: 2160

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This Encyclopedia gathers together the most recent scholarship on Medieval Italy, while offering a sweeping view of all aspects of life in Italy during the Middle Ages. This two volume, illustrated, A-Z reference is a cross-disciplinary resource for information on literature, history, the arts, science, philosophy, and religion in Italy between A.D. 450 and 1375. For more information including the introduction, a full list of entries and contributors, a generous selection of sample pages, and more, visit the Medieval Italy: An Encyclopedia website.

Before the Knight's Tale

Imitation of Classical Epic in Boccaccio's Teseida

Author: David Anderson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 269

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From lord to patron

lordship in late medieval England

Author: John Malcolm William Bean

Publisher: Univ of Pennsylvania Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 279

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Diana's Hunt

Author: Giovanni Boccaccio

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 255

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