Anselm Becket

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Author: John (of Salisbury, Bishop of Chartres)
Publisher: Pontifical Inst of Medieval studies
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 108
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John of Salisbury (d. 1180), a scholar, author and diplomat, was numbered among the eruditi, the learned clerks in service to Theobald and to Thomas Becket, successive archbishops of Canterbury. Indeed, John was a member of Becket's household and present in the cathedral when the archbishop's infamous murder occurred, albeit from a rather ignominious position, concealed in the shadows of the darkening church. Within two years of that fateful event, John composed a brief Life of his friend, the martyr. This would be his second biography of a saint. The first was written at the behest of Archbishop Thomas Becket early in 1163 for inclusion in the dossier presented to Pope Alexander III at the Council of Tours petitioning the pope to canonize Anselm (1033-1109), a former archbishop of Canterbury. Although neither of these biographies has secured the universal acclaim that modern scholars have bestowed on John of Salisbury's other writings, both certainly warrant scholarly attention. This translation of the Lives of Anselm and Becket finally makes available in English all the known writings of John of Salisbury. These two works are his only contributions to the genres of biography and hagiography. In them we see how this notable Christian humanist employed his considerable rhetorical skills to create lasting literary memorials to figures of great importance in English ecclesiastical history. His profound concern for the freedom of the Church, his loathing of tyrants and tyrannical behavior, his affection for the classics and Sacred Scripture, are themes woven into his accounts of the lives and activities of two archbishops of Canterbury who endured indignity and exile for the sake of Church liberty. One authored renowned treatises in philosophy and theology; the other suffered a cruel martyrdom and secured undying fame. Both are canonized saints.

The Three Archbishops

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Author: Washington Wilks
Publisher:
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Size: 75.75 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Bishops
Languages : en
Pages : 448
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Becket

Becket PDF
Author: Alfred Tennyson
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Size: 69.33 MB
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Languages : en
Pages : 286
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Medieval Polities And Modern Mentalities

Medieval Polities and Modern Mentalities PDF
Author: Timothy Reuter
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139459546
Size: 60.88 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages :
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This is a collection of influential and challenging essays by British medievalist Timothy Reuter, a perceptive and original thinker with extraordinary range who was equally at home in the Anglophone or German scholarly worlds. The 2006 book addresses three interconnected themes in the study of the history of the early and high Middle Ages. Firstly, historiography, the development of the modern study of the medieval past. How do our contemporary and inherited preconceptions and pre-occupations determine our view of history? Secondly, the importance of symbolic action and communication in the politics and polities of the Middle Ages. Finally, the need to avoid anachronism in our consideration of medieval politics. Throwing light both on modern mentalities and on the values and conduct of medieval people themselves, and containing articles, at time of publication, never previously been available in English, this book is essential reading for any serious scholar of medieval Europe.

The God Of The Witches

The God of the Witches PDF
Author: Margaret Alice Murray
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465508384
Size: 45.81 MB
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Category : Cults
Languages : en
Pages : 212
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Becket And Other Plays

Becket and Other Plays PDF
Author: Alfred Tennyson Baron Tennyson
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Size: 57.70 MB
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Languages : en
Pages : 423
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Works

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Author: Thomas Carlyle
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Size: 35.73 MB
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Languages : en
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Past And Present

Past and Present PDF
Author: Thomas Carlyle
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Size: 11.38 MB
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Category : Great Britain
Languages : en
Pages : 503
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Past And Present

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Size: 69.46 MB
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Languages : en
Pages : 387
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