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C. E. Beneš

Genoa's prestigious ancient origin and founding principles, integrating the city's history into the universal narrative of Creation and the ancient world: a refugee from the Trojan War is one of the founders of Genoa, and the city takes part in the Second Punic War as an ally of Rome. This material was mostly ignored by the GA : Caffaro started the annals in 1099 in medias res with the Genoese expedition to Caesarea during the First Crusade

in Jacopo Da Varagine’s Chronicle of the city of Genoa
Gervase Rosser

folk legend and used the media of rhyme and billboard publicity to maximise the impact of their protest [ 91 ]. 11 At the end of our period widespread protest was occasioned concerning access to common pastures outside the towns. Civic officers who attempted to offset financial losses by leasing town fields to graziers provoked townspeople to appeal against this infringement of what were claimed (on little or no legal basis) to

in Towns in medieval England
Simon Barton and Richard Fletcher

, Libro de los Testamentos , pp. 69–72. 16 See S. Suárez Beltrán, ‘Los orígenes y la expansión del culto a las reliquias de San Salvador de Oviedo’, in Las peregrinaciones a Santiago de Compostela y San Salvador de Oviedo en la Edad Media , ed. J. I. Ruíz de la Peña Solar (Oviedo, 1993

in The world of El Cid
Simon Barton and Richard Fletcher

territories of León and the Asturias. On Alfonso Vermúdez, see J. de Salazar Acha, ‘Una familia de la alta Edad Media: Los Velas y su realidad histórica’, Estudios Genealógicos y Heráldicos 1 ( 1985 ), 19–64, at pp. 44–7. On Count Pedro Alfonso, see Barton, Aristocracy , pp. 273–4. On Rodrigo Vermúdez and Pedro Braoliz, see C. Estepa Díez, Estructura social de

in The world of El Cid
Andrew Brown and Graeme Small

themselves which served as more personalised kinds of memorial. Of the many media chosen, stained glass appears most frequently in the ducal accounts [see also 21 ]. Motives behind such gifts were multiple. Some were votive, made following a specific vow to a particular saint out of thanks for saintly intercession. 27 More generally, the dukes, like other

in Court and civic society in the Burgundian Low Countries c.1420–1530
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Simon Barton and Richard Fletcher

’. 8 M. C. Díaz y Díaz, ‘Isidoro en la edad media hispana’, first published in the collection Isidoriana (León, 1961 ), pp. 345–87, repr. in his De Isidoro al siglo XII. Ocho estudios sobre la vida literaria peninsular (Barcelona, 1976 ), pp. 141–201 (at p. 190 n. 139). The writer observed that he had already

in The world of El Cid
Simon Barton and Richard Fletcher

’, to montenses corvi , ‘the mountain ravens’ or ‘the ravens of the mountains’. In the Poema de Mio Cid Rodrigo is portrayed as seeking auguries in the flight of birds: see lines 11–12, 859, 2615. 80 On the term alevoso see J. García González, ‘Traición y alevosía en la alta edad media

in The world of El Cid
Timothy Reuter

This chapter contains the text of The Annals of Fulda in full, translated and annotated by Timothy Reuter.

in The Annals of Fulda
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John H. Arnold and Peter Biller

Part IV: Sermons Introduction to Part IV For those interested in seeing how ‘heresy’ was constructed rhetorically by orthodoxy, sermons are an invaluable source. They were always very consciously directed towards an audience (even if the specific nature of that audience is often now impossible to recapture) 1 and some sermon collections were copied and circulated very widely (and particular stories extracted and circulated even more widely), making them the closest thing the medieval period had to ‘mass media’. 2 One

in Heresy and inquisition in France, 1200-1300
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In search of pre-Reformation English spirituality
R. N. Swanson

, preventing the achievement of spiritual fulfilment, was nevertheless seen as a necessary part of human existence. On the other hand, the ‘contemplative’ life, a life of withdrawal and meditation, was demanding and impossible for those with extensive commitments. Hilton offers a via media , asserting the validity of the normal, of a lay experience organised without either extremity, providing a

in Catholic England