A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)

A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)Here is the first volume in George R R Martin s magnificent cycle of novels that includes A Clash of Kings and A Storm of Swords As a whole, this series comprises a genuine masterpiece of modern fantasy, bringing together the best the genre has to offer Magic, mystery, intrigue, romance, and adv

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The Major Works

The Major WorksAlthough utterly convinced of the truth of Christianity, Anselm of Canterbury struggled to make sense of his religion He considered the doctrines of faith an invitation to question, to think, and to learn and he devoted his life to confronting and understanding the most elusive aspects of Christia

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The Once and Future King (The Once and Future King, #1-4)

The Once and Future King (The Once and Future King, #1-4)T.H White s masterful retelling of the Arthurian legend is an abiding classic Here all five volumes that make up the story are published in one volume, as White himself always wished Exquisite comedy offsets the tragedy of Arthur s personal doom as White brings to life the major British epic of al

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Arthurian Romances

Arthurian RomancesTaking the legends surrounding King Arthur and weaving in new psychological elements of personal desire and courtly manner, Chr tien de Troyes fashioned a new form of medieval Romance The Knight of the Cart is the first telling of the adulterous relationship between Lancelot and Arthur s Queen Guin

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The Name of the Rose

The Name of the RoseThe year is 1327 Benedictines in a wealthy Italian abbey are suspected of heresy, and Brother William of Baskerville arrives to investigate When his delicate mission is suddenly overshadowed by seven bizarre deaths, Brother William turns detective His tools are the logic of Aristotle, the theolog

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From Memory to Written Record: England 1066 - 1307

From Memory to Written Record: England 1066 - 1307The second edition of Michael Clanchy s widely acclaimed study of the history of the written word in the Middle Ages is now, after a much lamented absence, republished in an entirely new and revised edition The text of the original has been revised throughout to take account of the enormous amount

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The Experience of Beauty in the Middle Ages

The Experience of Beauty in the Middle AgesThis book articulates a new approach to medieval aesthetic values, emphasizing the sensory and emotional basis of all medieval arts, their love of play and fine craftsmanship, of puzzles, and of strong contrasts Written for a general educated audience as well as students and scholars in the field,

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Confessions

ConfessionsAugustine s Confessions is one of the most influential and most innovative works of Latin literature Written in the author s early forties in the last years of the fourth century A.D and during his first years as a bishop, they reflect on his life and on the activity of remembering and interpretin

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The Christian Philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas

The Christian Philosophy of St. Thomas AquinasIn this final edition of his classic study of St Thomas Aquinas, Etienne Gilson presents the sweeping range and organic unity of Thomistic philosophical thought Gilson demonstrates that Aquinas drew from a wide spectrum of sources in the development of his thought from Aristotle to the Arabic and

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Art and Beauty in the Middle Ages

Art and Beauty in the Middle AgesIn this authoritative, lively book, the celebrated Italian novelist and philosopher Umberto Eco presents a learned summary of medieval aesthetic ideas Juxtaposing theology and science, poetry and mysticism, Eco explores the relationship that existed between the aesthetic theories and the artistic e

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A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century

A Distant Mirror:  The Calamitous 14th CenturyThe 14th century gives us back two contradictory images a glittering time of crusades and castles, cathedrals and chivalry, and a dark time of ferocity and spiritual agony, a world plunged into a chaos of war, fear and the Plague Barbara Tuchman anatomizes the century, revealing both the great rhy

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The Saga of the Volsungs

The Saga of the VolsungsBased on Viking Age poems, The Saga of the Volsungs combines mythology, legend and sheer human drama At its heart are the heroic deeds of Sigurd the dragon slayer who acquires magical knowledge from one of Odin s Valkyries Yet it is also set in a very human world, incorporating strands from the or

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