Tristan and Isolde

Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1136745580
Pages : 639 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (136 users)

Download or read book Tristan and Isolde written by Joan Tasker Grimbert and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-08-21 with total page 639 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First Published in 2002.

The Romance of Tristan and Iseult

Publisher : Courier Corporation
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ISBN : 0486440192
Pages : 98 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (486 users)

Download or read book The Romance of Tristan and Iseult written by J. Bédier and published by Courier Corporation. This book was released on 2005-02-18 with total page 98 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This immortal tale concerns the doomed love between a knight and a princess. The heroic Tristan, nephew and champion of King Mark of Cornwall, journeys to Ireland to bring home his uncle's betrothed, the fair Iseult. Their shipboard voyage takes a tumultuous turn with a misunderstanding and a magic potion, and the lovers quickly find that there's no turning back.

The Romance of Tristan and Iseult

Publisher : Courier Dover Publications
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ISBN : 1606600982
Pages : 165 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (66 users)

Download or read book The Romance of Tristan and Iseult written by J. Bedier and published by Courier Dover Publications. This book was released on 2017-06-21 with total page 165 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Older than even the Arthurian myths, this 12th-century legend has inspired stories, songs, and artworks. This magnificent hardcover edition, featuring color illustrations on every page, blends visual impact with literary quality.

The Romance of Tristan and Iseult

Publisher : DigiCat
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Pages : 78 pages
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Download or read book The Romance of Tristan and Iseult written by Joseph Bédier and published by DigiCat. This book was released on 2022-09-15 with total page 78 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "The Romance of Tristan and Iseult" by Joseph Bédier. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.

Tristan and Isolde: Gottfried Von Strassburg

Publisher : A&C Black
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ISBN : 9780826403155
Pages : 300 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (43 users)

Download or read book Tristan and Isolde: Gottfried Von Strassburg written by Gottfried and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 1988-08-01 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Tristan und Isolde

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Pages : 46 pages
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Download or read book Tristan und Isolde written by Richard Wagner and published by . This book was released on 1859 with total page 46 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Women and Gender in Medieval Europe

Publisher : Taylor & Francis
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ISBN : 0415969441
Pages : 986 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (415 users)

Download or read book Women and Gender in Medieval Europe written by Margaret Schaus and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2006 with total page 986 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Publisher description

Eleanor of Aquitaine, Courtly Love, and the Troubadours

Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
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ISBN : 9780313325236
Pages : 232 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (325 users)

Download or read book Eleanor of Aquitaine, Courtly Love, and the Troubadours written by Ffiona Swabey and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2004 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The author offers an accessible overview of the vibrant personal and intellectual developments in the medieval court and monasteries during Eleanor of Aquitaine's lifetime. Primary documents, biographical material and thematic chapters bring this unique period to life. Eleanor of Aquitaine lived in a remarkable age. The 12th century saw significant advances in both the intellectual and emotional spheres. Scholars explored new areas of philosophy and science and also began to reflect on relationships and what it meant to be human and an individual. For the troubadours and the writers of the new romances, who composed in vernacular language, the focus of their works was the expression of personal feelings and the image of the feminine. Women had had more significant parts to play in the first millennium than in the second, because with the militarization of Europe and the emergence of universities, from which women were excluded, they lost much of their influence. This created an imbalance in society and it is within this context that Eleanor's life should be reviewed. The period is sometimes called the Twelfth Century Awakening due to the outpouring of extraordinary intellectual inquiry and discovery. Cathedral schools and universities, Islamic influence on European thought, the classical revival, vernacular literature, and Gothic architecture all exerted powerful pulls on the era's culture and politics. Accounts of Eleanor of Aquitaine's life provides a rare glimpse into women's lives during the medieval period, and though an admittedly extraordinary figure, we are able to draw some general conclusions about marriage and motherhood. Troubadours and courtly love, which revolved around declarations of service, devotion, and passion, and an emerging sense of the self. Thematic chapters hit the major topics, laying them out in clear and easy-to-follow writing. Nineteen biographical sketches bring to life the topics, and 15 primary documents, including songs, letters, and poems provide a close-up glimpse of how the people of the time saw their own world. Genealogical tables, maps, chronology, and a timeline provide useful and information quickly. The book concludes with an annotated bibliography and an index.

Studies in Human Sexuality

Publisher : Libraries Unlimited
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ISBN : 9781563081316
Pages : 766 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (81 users)

Download or read book Studies in Human Sexuality written by Suzanne G. Frayser and published by Libraries Unlimited. This book was released on 1995 with total page 766 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: **** The first edition (1987) is cited in ARBA 1988 and the Supplement to Sheehy. A guide to the best and most informative books in the English language on the subject of human sexuality, for professionals, scholars, students, and laypeople. This expanded edition contains 1,091 abstracts, including some 500 new titles. The abstracts range in length from 100 to 600 words and are written from an objective viewpoint. Virtually all current, pressing sexual issues are represented, including abortion, AIDS, sexual abuse, incest, rape, and prostitution. The focus of this edition is on the proliferation of books published since 1970, with new material covering works from 1987 on. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

King Arthur

Publisher : Boydell Press
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ISBN : 9780851152547
Pages : 246 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (152 users)

Download or read book King Arthur written by Richard Barber and published by Boydell Press. This book was released on 1986 with total page 246 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Provides information on the actual life of King Arthur along with the development of the legends that surround his life.

Streams of Civilization

Publisher : Christian Liberty Press
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ISBN : 9781930367432
Pages : 410 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (367 users)

Download or read book Streams of Civilization written by Mary Stanton and published by Christian Liberty Press. This book was released on 1999-05-03 with total page 410 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This world history text provides a comprehensive overview of ancient history from Creation through the 1620s, from a Christian perspective. Extensive vocabulary questions and suggested projects are listed throughout the text. The text is beautifully illustrated and contains numerous high-quality maps in two-color. Grade 9.

The Romance of Tristan and Iseult

Publisher : Simon and Schuster
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ISBN : 1625581904
Pages : 61 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (625 users)

Download or read book The Romance of Tristan and Iseult written by M. Joseph Bedier and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2013-02-04 with total page 61 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The legend of Tristan and Iseult is an influential romance and tragedy. The tragic story is of the adulterous love between the Cornish knight Tristan and the Irish princess Iseult. The narrative predates and most likely influenced the Arthurian romance of Lancelot and Guinevere, and has had a substantial impact on Western art and the idea of romantic love and literature.

A Dictionary of Medieval Heroes

Publisher : Boydell & Brewer
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ISBN : 9780851157801
Pages : 348 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (157 users)

Download or read book A Dictionary of Medieval Heroes written by Willem Pieter Gerritsen and published by Boydell & Brewer. This book was released on 1998 with total page 348 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "The different cultures from which the middle ages drew its inspiration are represented: Cu Cuchulainn from the Celtic world, Apollonius of Tyre from Greek romance, Attila the Hun and Theodoric the Ostrogoth from the struggle of the Roman empire against the Barbarians. Each entry gives an outline of the story, how it spread through Europe, its modern retelling and appearances in art, and a selective bibliography."--Jacket.

The Joy of Reading

Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
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ISBN : 1402234376
Pages : 544 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (42 users)

Download or read book The Joy of Reading written by Charles Van Van Doren and published by Sourcebooks, Inc.. This book was released on 2008-04-01 with total page 544 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Charles Van Doren has laid a feast before all of us that is irresistible." -Mortimer J. Adler This engaging love letter to reading follows the great authors and classics that transformed the world: from Aristotle and Herodotus in ancient Greece to Salinger and Heinlein in 20th century America. Like a professor whose enthusiasm enwraps his students, Van Doren explains what's wonderful in the books you've missed and awakens your desire to reopen the books you already know. Divided chronologically by the periods in which these classics were written, each book is put in its historical context and brought to life by Van Doren's brilliant analysis. The Joy of Reading delves into a wide range of genres-fiction, poetry, drama, children's books, philosophy, history and science. This is the one book that brings together everything you need to know about the classics you missed and ignites your passion to read and reread the greatest books the world has ever known. This book is the fruit of a lifelong love affair. Reading, I believe, is my favorite thing to do; books and I have been inseparable almost as long as I can remember ... To this day, I become distressed if I am anywhere without a book, a magazine, a newspaper, any scrap of paper to read .... I like the smell of books, certainly the feel of them. Life without books would be, for me, a vacant horror." -Charles Van Doren "Nothing recommends the joy of reading better than the communication of it by a person who has spent a lifetime enriched by the delights of reading. Charles Van Doren is that kind of reader. He has laid a feast before us that is irresistible." -Mortimer J. Adler, author of How to Read a Book "Mr. Van Doren is that rarity, a truly well read man who reads not for professional purposes but for pleasure. His book spurs us on to explore more deeply and joyfully the infinitely varied terrain of good books." -Clifton Fadiman, author of The New Lifetime Reading Plan: The Classical Guide to World Literature

Women of the Celts

Publisher : Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
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ISBN : 9780892811502
Pages : 324 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (811 users)

Download or read book Women of the Celts written by Jean Markale and published by Inner Traditions / Bear & Co. This book was released on 1986-10 with total page 324 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Historian Markale takes us deep into a mythical world where both man and woman become whole by realizing the feminine principle in its entirety. The author explores the rich heritage of Celtic women in history, myth, and ritual, showing how these traditions compare to modern attitudes toward women.

Myths and Legends Explained

Publisher : Dorling Kindersley Ltd
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ISBN : 1405334703
Pages : 130 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (45 users)

Download or read book Myths and Legends Explained written by Neil Philip and published by Dorling Kindersley Ltd. This book was released on 2008-04-01 with total page 130 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This beautifully presented book offers a stimulating approach to the timeless, universal stories that are central to every culture. More than 50 compelling myths and legends from around the world are explained through stunning works of art and ancient artefacts, each supported by informative text and comprehensive annotation. Presented country by country, the book offers a fascinating guide to the amazing characters of world mythology and to the cultures that created them. The fantastic world of fables and sagas this book discusses will delight enthusiasts and general readers alike.

Courtly Love

Publisher : Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
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ISBN : 9780892817719
Pages : 252 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (817 users)

Download or read book Courtly Love written by Jean Markale and published by Inner Traditions / Bear & Co. This book was released on 2000-11 with total page 252 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A comprehensive examination of the rituals and philosophies that created and sustained medieval troubadour culture • Debunks the myth of the platonic nature of courtly love, showing the many sexual similarities to the Tantric practices of India • Reveals how the roots of courtly love go back to the matriarchal cultures of neolithic times The widespread turmoil that shook Western Europe as it entered the new millennium with the year 1000 prompted a vast reevaluation of the chief tenets of society. Foremost among these was a new way of looking at love and the place held by women in society. The Christian-inspired tradition that at best viewed women with contempt--and often with outright fear and loathing--was replaced by a new perspective, one in which women enjoyed a central role as the inspiration for all male action. For several hundred years courtly love, with its emphasis on adultery, carnal pleasures, and the power of the feminine, dominated European culture despite its flouting of conventional Christian morality. Medieval historians by and large have tended to regard courtly love as a sterile parlor game for the upper classes. To the contrary, Jean Markale shows that the stakes were much higher: the roots of the ritual re-created here go all the way back to the great mother goddess. In addition, the platonic nature attributed to these relationships is based on a misunderstanding of courtly love; underneath the refined poetry of the troubadours' verses flourished a system of sexual initiation that rivaled Indian Tantra.