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Janet Hamilton, Bernard Hamilton, and Yuri Stoyanov

813) with the threat of an attack on Constantinople itself. Michael I, the successor of Nicephorus, was a pacific man. The text has been taken from the edition of de Boor (Leipzig, 1883), I, p.488. On the first of October, a Tuesday, someone unknown in monk’s clothing seized a sword from one of the soldiers and rushed into the

in Christian dualist heresies in the Byzantine world c. 650–c. 1450
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Husbandry and carving
Elisabeth Salter

4 Practical texts: husbandry and carving Popular reading in English c. 1400–1600 Practical texts: husbandry and carving This chapter is concerned with practical manuals. There were numerous texts of practical advice available to a wide spectrum of readers across the period 1400–1600. These covered a range of subjects providing information on matters such as how to hunt, for example The book of hawking; how to farm including the management of arable land, stock and orchards, such as The crafte of graffynge and plantynge; specific animals and their illnesses

in Popular reading in English c. 1400–1600
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John H. Arnold and Peter Biller

Part I: Heretics’ Texts Introduction to Part I Both Waldensian and Cathar heretics made considerable use of texts. Some of these related to theology – books and apocrypha of the Bible, theological treatises, 1 tracts drawn up for use in debate 2 – and some contained prayers. 3 The dualist heretics also had books which set out the liturgical performance of their rituals. 4 Heretics could display scholarly concern with the precise wording of a text, 5 and some of their texts were used and read not only by

in Heresy and inquisition in France, 1200-1300
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Graham A. Loud and Thomas Wiedemann

occurs with reference to the oarsmen or marines who manned the royal fleet of the kingdom of Sicily. Monte Arcano has not been identified (the text is uncertain), but is likely to have been on the coast of the Principality of Capua. 55 Alexander had stayed at Sens from October 1163 to April 1165

in The History of the Tyrants of Sicily by ‘Hugo Falcandus’ 1154–69
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Unstructured text
Jonathan Blaney, Sarah Milligan, Marty Steer, and Jane Winters

This discipline has to do with Grammar, because whatever is worthy of remembrance is committed to writing. 1 Many definitions of history, from Isidore of Seville onwards, assume that history is centred around text. Even those historians who focus wholly on non-written sources (some archaeologists, for example) use written secondary materials, including finding aids and peer literature, and produce text themselves in the form of emails, notes, drafts, reports and peer-reviewed texts. The techniques we describe in this chapter can be applied not just to

in Doing digital history
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Structured text
Jonathan Blaney, Sarah Milligan, Marty Steer, and Jane Winters

In the last chapter we had a close look at a transcription of Balls Pond Road in an unstructured format. We were able to differentiate some features of the text with regular expressions, but things like cross streets and map references added noise to the data that was cumbersome to deal with. In this chapter we will explore the same data structured in the format XML and see what advantages that brings, and what difficulties remain. As a historian, the format of structured data you are likeliest to come across is XML, because it is well suited to

in Doing digital history
An interview with Rory Montgomery
Graham Spencer

, but they also benefited enormously from the fact that Jeffrey Donaldson walked out and left the UUP delegation. It was clear that the texts were effectively ready to be concluded and endorsed from about ten o’clock in the morning. Then Trimble had his last six or seven hours of wobble which, at that point, made it very apparent to republicans that pressure had turned from them more towards to Trimble

in Inside Accounts, Volume II
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Brian Baker

Was a marriage of convenience between literature and cinema possible? (Iain Sinclair) 1 Although I have written previously in this book about mapping the city, in Sinclair’s texts actual maps are rare. Rather, Sinclair narrates space through the structure of the walk. As I suggested in Chapter 1 , Sinclair’s texts tend towards spatial organisation. His poetry is intensely imagistic, his prose paratactic. Significations pile up in layers, words cancel the previous one or meanings are accreted. Sinclair’s prose

in Iain Sinclair
Frankenstein in new media
Tully Barnett and Ben Kooyman

textuality, new media identities, and the boundaries of the human offered by an engagement with digital frameworks for storytelling. This is in addition to the great extent to which the themes pursued in the text resonate with contemporary concerns around biotechnology, genetic modification, and the threat of a posthuman future. Shelley Jackson’s CD-ROM-based multimedia work Patchwork Girl, by Mary/Shelley and Herself (1995), composed and published in the early days of hypertext enthusiasm, is an early new media work that grapples with Shelley’s novel and its themes

in Adapting Frankenstein
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Peter Barry

8.  Text and context When we read prose, we scan lines of print that fill the page from margin to margin, leaving blank only the border areas required by the printing and binding processes. But poetry is different. The panel of poetic print takes up a relatively small area in the centre of the page, and the rest contains nothing but white space. So a poem is usually presented on the page rather as a picture is displayed in a gallery, which is to say, isolated against a blankness that endows it with a certain ‘aura’ of implied significance. We might note in

in Reading poetry