Flat, or flatness, describes an object or condition that is very smooth or level.In Great Britain, Ireland and Australia, as well as in English spoken in Commonwealth countries such as India, a "flat" means an apartment.
Defining Acts considers how the surviving English plays of the fifteenth century and transform competing late-medieval practices of interpretation. These works take up a series of contests over who could legitimately determine the meaning of texts--men or ..
Falling asleep, he dreamed of a "great man" who urged him to awaken from his slumber. Shortly thereafter, he converted to Christianity and wrote a number of works attacking his old faith. Abner tells the story in fantastic detail in the opening to his Hebr..
While prior scholarship has identified the pervasiveness of clandestine marriage as the cause, Sara McDougall contends that the pressure came overwhelmingly from the prevalence of remarriage in violation of the Christian ban on divorce, a practice we might..
The form's simple and flexible shape - prospect, fulfillment, interpretive retrospect - derives from Augustine's Christian exegetical practice. Because its meaning resides in retrospective and open interpretation of a climactic center, the form emerges as ..
The texts allow the reader to trace the dramatic changes that occurred as the city experienced enormous political and social upheavals over nine centuries. Each translation is accompanied by extensive annotation and a detailed discussion of the historical ..
Venarde uncovers a largely unknown story of women's religious lives and puts female monasticism back in the mainstream of medieval ecclesiastical history. To chart the expansion of nunneries in France and England during the central Middle Ages, he pre..
Expert food historians provide detailed histories of the creation and development of particular delicacies in six regions of medieval Europe-Britain, France, Italy, Sicily, Spain, and the Low Countries.
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When the first editor of William Thomson's "History of Orkney" was published in 1987 it was the first new history of the islands to appear for over fifty years. The Orcadian greeted it with the words: 'So far as Orkney history ..