By David Lindholm, David Nicolle, Angus McBride
Whereas Scandinavia's 'Viking Age' is among the so much studied facets of early medieval historical past, less has been released in regards to the centuries that undefined. but the armies of Sweden, Norway and Denmark provide attention-grabbing alterations from the remainder of medieval Western Europe, either of their employer and their warfare apparatus - due in part to their remoteness, weather and terrain, yet in part to their lengthy freedom from the feudal process of alternative kingdoms. This booklet explains the specific nature of Scandinavian armies, formed through the relative weak spot of kings and aristocrats, and the contrasts among the separate countries of the North.
By Álvaro Rocha, Mohammed Serrhini, Carlos Felgueiras
This e-book features a number of articles from The Europe, center East and North Africa convention on know-how and protection to help studying 2016 (EMENA-TSSL'16), held among the 3th and fifth of October at Saidia, Oujda, Morocco. EMENA-TSSL'16 is an international discussion board for researchers and practitioners to give and speak about contemporary effects and ideas, present tendencies, specialist reports and demanding situations in info & communique applied sciences, and safety to help Learning.
The major issues coated are: A) on-line schooling; B) rising applied sciences in schooling; C) synthetic Intelligence in schooling; D) Gamification and severe video games; E) community & net applied sciences functions; F) on-line experimentation and digital Laboratories; G) Multimedia structures and functions; H) defense and privateness; I) Multimedia, computing device imaginative and prescient and picture Processing; J) Cloud, immense info Analytics and functions; ok) Human-Computer interplay; L) software program structures, Architectures, functions and instruments; M) on-line Languages and average Language Processing N) E-content improvement, review and Plagiarism; O) safe E-Learning improvement and Auditing; P) web of items and instant Sensor Networks.
By John Carmi Parsons
A wide-ranging research of medieval queenship is supplied via those essays, written by way of North American and ecu historians who've mined a wealthy number of diplomatic, literary, and archaeological assets. excess of basic biographical sketches, this quantity examines queenship throughout a huge geographical and chronological spectrum.
By Balazs Trencsenyi, Michal Kopecek
This quantity represents the 1st in a sequence of 4 books, a bold undertaking through CEU Press, which offers crucial texts that caused and formed the strategies of nation-building within the many nations of valuable and Southeast Europe. The sequence brings jointly students from Austria, Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, the Republic of Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovakia, Slovenia and Turkey. The editors have created a brand new interpretative synthesis that demanding situations the self-centered and "isolationist" old narratives and academic canons customary within the zone, within the spirit of "coming to phrases with the past." the most target of the enterprise is to confront 'mainstream' and possible profitable nationwide discourses with one another, therefore making a house for examining these narratives of id which turned institutionalized as "national canons." The sequence will expand the sphere of attainable comparisons of the respective nationwide cultures. each one textual content is observed by way of a presentation of the writer, and through an research of the context during which the respective textual content used to be born.
By Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough
Within the demise days of the 8th century, the Vikings erupted onto the foreign level with brutal raids and slaughter. The medieval Norsemen could be top remembered as monk murderers and village pillagers, yet this can be faraway from the total tale. in the course of the heart a long time, long-ships transported furry northern voyagers in every single place, the place they not just raided but in addition traded, explored and settled new lands, encountered strange races, and launched into pilgrimages and crusades.
The Norsemen travelled to all corners of the medieval global and past; north to the wastelands of arctic Scandinavia, south to the politically turbulent heartlands of medieval Christendom, west around the wild seas to Greenland and the fringes of the North American continent, and east down the Russian waterways buying and selling silver, skins, and slaves. Beyond the Northlands explores this international throughout the tales that the Vikings informed approximately themselves of their sagas.
But the depiction of the Viking international within the previous Norse-Icelandic sagas is going some distance past historic proof. What emerges from those stories is a mix of realism and delusion, quasi-historical adventures and unique wonder-tales that rocket a long way past the horizon of fact. at the crackling brown pages of saga manuscripts, trolls, dragons and outlandish tribes jostle for place with explorers, investors, and kings.
To discover the sagas and the area that produced them, Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough now takes her personal journey in the course of the dramatic landscapes that they describe. alongside the way in which, she illuminates the wealthy yet usually complicated saga money owed with a number different proof: archaeological unearths, rune-stones, medieval global maps, encyclopedic manuscripts, and texts from as distant as Byzantium and Baghdad. As her trip around the previous Norse international exhibits, through situating the sagas opposed to the unveiling history of this different proof, we will be able to start no less than to appreciate simply how the area was once skilled, remembered, and imagined via this special tradition from the outermost fringe of Europe such a lot of centuries ago.
By Danilo Di Mauro, Vincenzo Memoli
The book addresses the subject of european legitimacy by exploring the kinds, origins and results of electorate' help to EU institutions. via reading the wide-ranging degrees of help, the authors express how those multi-faceted attitudes forged coloration at the superseded, a bit one-dimensional notion of Euroscepticism. Di Mauro and Memoli not just realize how political matters and the industrial challenge impact public opinion, but in addition show how nationwide contexts play an important position in shaping attitudes in the direction of Europe at any point of aid. This quantity exhibits how the shortcoming of responsibility within the european approach makes it more and more prone to the unwanted effects of financial and societal shocks, and the 'national lens' that we view the european via impacts our balloting choices.
By David Luscombe, Jonathan Riley-Smith
The second one a part of the amount is set the process events--ecclesiastical and secular--with regard to the papacy, the western empire (mainly Germany), Italy, France, Spain, the British Isles, Scandinavia, Hungary, Poland, the Byzantine empire and the settlements in Palestine and Syria validated by way of the crusades and their Muslim buddies.
By Richard Clogg
Now re-issued in a 3rd, up-to-date version, this ebook offers a concise, illustrated advent to the trendy background of Greece, from the 1st stirrings of the nationwide flow within the past due eighteenth century to the current day. the present fiscal concern has marked a turning aspect within the country's heritage. This 3rd version encompasses a new ultimate bankruptcy, which analyses modern political, financial and social advancements. It comprises extra illustrations including up to date tables and proposals for extra analyzing. Designed to supply a simple advent, the 1st variation of this highly profitable Concise heritage gained the Runciman Award for the easiest e-book on an Hellenic subject released in 1992 and has been translated into twelve languages.
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