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Title The Dance of Death in Late Medieval and Renaissance Europe
Author Andrea Kiss
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2019-11-26
Category History
Total Pages 242
ISBN 9780429956836
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This volume investigates environmental and political crises that occurred in Europe during the late Middle Ages and the early Modern Period, and considers their effects on people’s lives. At this time, the fragile human existence was imagined as a ‘Dance of Death’, where anyone, regardless of social status or age, could perish unexpectedly. This book covers events ranging from cooling temperatures and the onset of the Little Ice Age, to the frequent occurrence of epidemic disease, pest infestations, food shortages and famines. Covering the mid-fourteenth to mid-seventeenth centuries, this collection of essays considers a range of countries between Iceland (to the north), Italy (to the south), France (to the west) and the westernmost parts of Russia (to the east). This wide-reaching volume considers how deeply climate variability and changes affected and changed society in the late medieval to early modern period, and asks what factors, other than climate, interfered in the development of environmental stress and socio-economic crises. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of Environmental and Climate History, Environmental Humanities, Medieval and Early Modern History and Historical Geography, as well as Climate Change and Environmental Sciences.

Title The Dance of Death in the Middle Ages
Author Elina Gertsman
Publisher Brepols Pub
Release Date 2010
Category Art
Total Pages 356
ISBN 250353063X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Elina Gertsman's multifaceted study introduces readers to the imagery and texts of the Dance of Death, an extraordinary subject that first emerged in western European art and literature in the late medieval era. Conceived from the start as an inherently public image, simultaneously intensely personal and widely accessible, the medieval Dance of Death proclaimed the inevitability of death and declared the futility of human ambition. Gertsman inquires into the theological, socio-historic, literary, and artistic contexts of the Dance of Death, exploring it as a site of interaction between text, image, and beholder. Pulling together a wide variety of sources and drawing attention to those images that have slipped through the cracks of the art historical canon, Gertsman examines the visual, textual, aural, pastoral, and performative discourses that informed the creation and reception of the Dance of Death, and proposes different modes of viewing for several paintings, each of which invited the beholder to participate in an active, kinesthetic experience.

The Dance Of Death by Hans Holbein

Title The Dance of Death
Author Hans Holbein
Publisher Penguin Books
Release Date 2016-10-06
Category
Total Pages 240
ISBN 0141396822
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An invaluable new reproduction of Holbein s woodcuts of "The Dance of Death" One of Hans Holbein s first great triumphs, "The Dance of Death" is an incomparable sequence of tiny woodcuts showing the folly of human greed and pride. Each image is packed with drama, wit, and horror, as a skeleton mocks and terrifies everyone from the emperor to a ploughman. Taking full advantage of the new literary culture of the early sixteenth century, "The Dance of Death "took an old medieval theme and made it new. This edition reproduces a complete set from the British Museum, with many details highlighted and examples of other works in this grisly field included. Ulinka Rublack introduces the woodcuts with a remarkable essay on the late medieval "Danse Macabre" (the Dance of Death) and the world Holbein lived in. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators."

Medieval Death by Paul Binski

Title Medieval Death
Author Paul Binski
Publisher Cornell University Press
Release Date 1996
Category Social Science
Total Pages 224
ISBN 0801433150
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Medieval Death is an absorbing study of the social, theological, and cultural issues involved in death and dying in Europe from the end of the Roman Empire to the early sixteenth century. Drawing on both archaeological and art historical sources, Paul Binski examines pagan and Christian attitudes towards the dead, the aesthetics of death and the body, burial ritual and mortuary practice. The evidence is accumulated from a wide variety of medieval thinkers and images, including the macabre illustrations of the Dance of Death and other popular themes in art and literature, which reflect the medieval obsession with notions of humility, penitence, and the dangers of bodily corruption. The author discusses the impact of the Black Death on late medieval art and examines the development of the medieval tomb, showing the changing attitudes towards the commemoration of the dead between late antiquity and the late Middle Ages. In the final chapter the progress of the soul after death is studied through the powerful descriptions of Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory in Dante and other writers and through portrayals of the Last Judgment and the Apocalypse in sculpture and large-scale painting.

Title John Lydgate The Dance of Death and its model the French Danse Macabre
Author Anonim
Publisher BRILL
Release Date 2021-04-06
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 296
ISBN 9789004442603
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book combines a scholarly edition of Lydgate’s Dance of Death and the French Danse Macabre poem, and discusses their wider context and historical circumstances of their creation, authorship and visualisation.

The Dance Of Death by Hans Holbein

Title The Dance Of Death
Author Hans Holbein
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1789
Category Dance of death
Total Pages 81
ISBN BSB:BSB11255862
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Danse Macabre Of Women by Ann Tukey Harrison

Title The Danse Macabre of Women
Author Ann Tukey Harrison
Publisher Kent State University Press
Release Date 1994
Category Poetry
Total Pages 162
ISBN 0873384733
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The 'Danse Macabre' of Women is a 15th-century French poem found in an illuminated late-medieval manuscript. This book contains reproductions of each manuscript folio, a translation and explanatory chapters by Ann Tukey Harrison. Art historian Sandra L. Hindman also contributes a chapter.

Title The Summons of Death on the Medieval and Renaissance English Stage
Author Phoebe S. Spinrad
Publisher Ohio State University Press
Release Date 1987
Category Civilization, Medieval, in literature
Total Pages 334
ISBN 9780814204436
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Unravelled Dreams by Ben Marsh

Title Unravelled Dreams
Author Ben Marsh
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 2020-04-23
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 494
ISBN 9781108418287
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Reveals how commodity failure, as much as success, can shed light on aspirations, environment, and economic life in colonial societies.

Danse Macabre by Stephen King

Title Danse Macabre
Author Stephen King
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2011-03-01
Category Literary Collections
Total Pages 464
ISBN 9781439171165
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From the author of dozens of #1 New York Times bestsellers and the creator of many unforgettable movies comes a vivid, intelligent, and nostalgic journey through three decades of horror as experienced through the eyes of the most popular writer in the genre. In 1981, years before he sat down to tackle On Writing, Stephen King decided to address the topic of what makes horror horrifying and what makes terror terrifying. Here, in ten brilliantly written chapters, King delivers one colorful observation after another about the great stories, books, and films that comprise the horror genre—from Frankenstein and Dracula to The Exorcist, The Twilight Zone, and Earth vs. The Flying Saucers. With the insight and good humor his fans appreciated in On ?Writing , Danse Macabre is an enjoyably entertaining tour through Stephen King’s beloved world of horror.

The Journal Of The British Archaeological Association by British Archaeological Association

Title The Journal of the British Archaeological Association
Author British Archaeological Association
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1873
Category
Total Pages 86
ISBN BSB:BSB11039471
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Strange Footing by Seeta Chaganti

Title Strange Footing
Author Seeta Chaganti
Publisher University of Chicago Press
Release Date 2018-05-30
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9780226548180
Language English, Spanish, and French
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For premodern audiences, poetic form did not exist solely as meter, stanzas, or rhyme scheme. Rather, the form of a poem emerged as an experience, one generated when an audience immersed in a culture of dance encountered a poetic text. Exploring the complex relationship between medieval dance and medieval poetry, Strange Footing argues that the intersection of texts and dance produced an experience of poetic form based in disorientation, asymmetry, and even misstep. Medieval dance guided audiences to approach poetry not in terms of the body’s regular marking of time and space, but rather in the irregular and surprising forces of virtual motion around, ahead of, and behind the dancing body. Reading medieval poems through artworks, paintings, and sculptures depicting dance, Seeta Chaganti illuminates texts that have long eluded our full understanding, inviting us to inhabit their strange footings askew of conventional space and time. Strange Footing deploys the motion of dance to change how we read medieval poetry, generating a new theory of poetic form for medieval studies and beyond.

Title Fear and Its Representations in the Middle Ages and Renaissance
Author Anne Scott
Publisher Brepols Pub
Release Date 2002
Category History
Total Pages 350
ISBN UOM:39015051569203
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Fear is a topic that appeals to a wide audience and is particularly of interest today. In the modern world, we fear war and terrorism, economic recession, and environmental degradation: these fears make up a great portion of the fabric of our daily lives. This is a volume of essays on fear and its representations in the Middle Ages and Renaissance. In it, the authors raise and try to answer questions about the ways in which individuals, families, and nations five-hundred, one-thousand, or even fifteen-hundred years ago approached the idea of fear. The interdisciplinary nature of this volume and its editors (an historian of late antiquity and professor of literature of the Middle Ages) motivates an analysis of fear from a multitude of perspectives and within a host of secular and religious literature, historical treatises, scholastic works, art, and political accounts. The volume covers several main topics: Defining the Nature of Fear; Fear and Religion; Fear in Politics and Cultural Identity; Fear as a Literary and Dramatic Device; The Fears of Courtly Lovers, Knights, and Poets; Fear and the Mystic. Through its breadth, depth, and interdisciplinary focus, the present volume makes a full contribution to the study of fear in medieval and Renaissance culture for historians, art historians, students of language and philosophy and anyone interested in how people in the past have experienced fear.

Title European Medieval Drama
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2006
Category Drama, Medieval
Total Pages 86
ISBN STANFORD:36105132146890
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title The Black Death and the Transformation of the West
Author David Herlihy
Publisher Harvard University Press
Release Date 1997-09-28
Category History
Total Pages 128
ISBN 9780674744233
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Looking beyond the view of the plague as unmitigated catastrophe, Herlihy finds evidence for its role in the advent of new population controls, the establishment of universities, the spread of Christianity, the dissemination of vernacular cultures, and even the rise of nationalism. This book, which displays a distinguished scholar's masterly synthesis of diverse materials, reveals that the Black Death can be considered the cornerstone of the transformation of Europe.

The Art Of Executing Well by Nicholas Terpstra

Title The Art of Executing Well
Author Nicholas Terpstra
Publisher Early Modern Studies
Release Date 2008
Category History
Total Pages 354
ISBN 1931112886
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This volume focuses on a feature of executions that was unique to Renaissance Italy: the presence in prisons and on scaffolds of laymen, gathered in confraternities called "conforterie," who worked with prisoners to prepare them spiritually and psychologically for execution. The book includes both primary sources and a series of essays that expand on the theatrical, artistic, theological, musical, and historical contexts of comforting.

The Ivory Mirror by Stephen Perkinson

Title The Ivory Mirror
Author Stephen Perkinson
Publisher Bowdoin
Release Date 2017-06-06
Category Art
Total Pages 240
ISBN 0300225954
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A fascinating exploration of the visual culture of mortality in Renaissance Europe We often imagine the Renaissance as an age of exceptional human progress and artistic achievement. But, intriguingly, macabre images proliferated in precisely this period: unsettling depictions of Death personified, of decaying bodies, of young lovers struck down in their prime. These morbid themes run riot in the remarkable array of artworks featured in The Ivory Mirror. Nearly 200 illustrated artworks--from ivory prayer beads to gem-encrusted jewelry to exquisitely carved small sculptures--present us with an aspect of this era that is at once darker and more familiar than we might have expected. Focused on the challenge of making choices in an increasingly complex and uncertain world, Renaissance artists turned to poignant, often macabre imagery to address the critical human concern of acknowledging death, while striving to create a personal legacy that might outlast it. The essays gathered here discuss the development and significance of this transformative art of the past, while exploring themes that are still relevant today: how does one navigate the implicit tension between mortality and morality and seek to balance individual pleasure with the pursuit of a greater good?

Environments Of Empire by Ulrike Kirchberger

Title Environments of Empire
Author Ulrike Kirchberger
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2020
Category Environmental sciences
Total Pages 280
ISBN 1469655926
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"This collection explores the networks that shaped ecological change within and between European and Middle Eastern empires during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and is divided into three parts. The first focuses on the role of nation-building in trans-imperial ecological transfers; the second focuses on approaches from the history of science, looking at the global transfer, circulation, and diffusion of ideas about the environment; and the third employs methods from animal studies, challenging anthropocentric views of environmental history"--

Title American Journal of Public Health
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1995-07
Category Public health
Total Pages 86
ISBN NWU:35556026824383
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title From the Brink of the Apocalypse
Author John Aberth
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2013-09-13
Category History
Total Pages 330
ISBN 9781134724871
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Praise for the first edition: "Aberth wears his very considerable and up-to-date scholarship lightly and his study of a series of complex and somber calamites is made remarkably vivid." -- Barrie Dobson, Honorary Professor of History, University of York The later Middle Ages was a period of unparalleled chaos and misery -in the form of war, famine, plague, and death. At times it must have seemed like the end of the world was truly at hand. And yet, as John Aberth reveals in this lively work, late medieval Europeans' cultural assumptions uniquely equipped them to face up postively to the huge problems that they faced. Relying on rich literary, historical and material sources, the book brings this period and its beliefs and attitudes vividly to life. Taking his themes from the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, John Aberth describes how the lives of ordinary people were transformed by a series of crises, including the Great Famine, the Black Death and the Hundred Years War. Yet he also shows how prayers, chronicles, poetry, and especially commemorative art reveal an optimistic people, whose belief in the apocalypse somehow gave them the ability to transcend the woes they faced on this earth. This second edition is brought fully up to date with recent scholarship, and the scope of the book is broadened to include many more examples from mainland Europe. The new edition features fully revised sections on famine, war, and plague, as well as a new epitaph. The book draws some bold new conclusions and raises important questions, which will be fascinating reading for all students and general readers with an interest in medieval history.