Debating the Middle Ages: Issues and Readings

書刊名 TitleDebating the Middle Ages: Issues and Readings
作者 AuthorBarbara Rosenwein, Lester K. Little (ed.)
出版社 PublisherBlackwell
出版年 Year1998, 2004 (reprint)
語言 Language英文
ISBN
(10 / 13)
978-1577180081
Bibliography Reference (STC, Duff, GW . . .)
來源網址
Web Link
http://www.cornellpress.cornell.edu/book/?GCOI=80140100606070
評論者Reviewer王明月、蔡幸紋
撰寫日期 Date2016. 08.30

Ø 書評 Review (中英文不限 Chinese or English) 

 本書為論文集,蒐錄22篇二十世紀西歐中世紀歷史研究領域裡重要且具代表性的論文。此22篇經典論文針對歷史研究學門各議題提出新的研究趨勢,重新爬梳史料證據對陳舊的歷史議題提出新的詮釋,且展示了傳統歷史學領域搜集文獻史料、統計分析研究方法的重要性。本書雖非傳統導論式的論文集,各篇代表性論文卻是各派學者辯證議題過程本身的見證。每篇論文前編者詳盡介紹該議題豐富的歷史性、新的史料證據、該議題在歷史研究史上的歷史演化以及詮釋觀點的變革等,幫助學人得以掌握該議題的來龍去脈及最新論點。多篇外國語(德、法、義、俄)論文更是第一次翻譯成英文,也因此本書成為英美學界從事西歐中世紀歷史研究者及學習者非常有用的入門書。
   本書主要分為四個主題:「The Fate of Rome's Western Provinces」主題挑戰論證關於「羅馬帝國衰亡」此傳統觀點;「Feudalism and Its Alternatives」探討「封建制度」一詞流變的歷史意義;「Gender」討論晚近二十年中世紀歷史領域的性別研究議題。「Religion and Society」探討歷史學家以新的方法論探究宗教教義、奇蹟信仰等宗教議題與社會變遷。
 
本書目次:
Editors' Acknowledgments.
Acknowledgements of Sources.
A Note on Format.
List of Abbreviations.
Introduction.
Part I: The Fate of Rome's Western Provinces:
1 Conceptions of Ethnicity in Early Medieval Studies: Walter Pohl.
2. The Barbarians in Late Antiquity and How They Were Accommodated in the West: Walter Goffart.
3. The Fall of Rome will not Take Place: Chris Wickham.
4. Richard Hodges and David Whitehouse, The Decline of the Western Empire: Richard Hodges and David Whitehouse.
5. Gregory of Tours and Clovis: Ian N. Wood.
6. Missionaries and Magic in Dark-Age Europe: Alexander Murray.
 
Part II: Feudalism and Its Alternatives:
7. The Banal Seigneurie and the "Reconditioning" of the Free Peasantry: Pierre Bonnassie.
8. The Year 1000 without Abrupt or Radical Transformation: Domnique Barthelemy.
9. The Tyranny of a Construct: Feudalism and Historians of Medieval Europe: Elizabeth A. R. Brown.
10. Giving Each his Due: Frederic L. Cheyette.
11. Strangers and Neighbours: Monique Bourin and Robert Durand.
12. Amicitiae [Friendships] as Relationships between States and People: Gerd Althoff.
 
Part III: Gender:
13. Queens as Jezebels: the careers of Brunhild and Balthild in Merovingian History: J. L. Nelson.
14. Women and the Norman Conquest: Pauline Stafford.
15. The "Cruel Mother": Maternity, Widowhood, and Dowry in Florence in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries: Christine Klapisch-Zuber.
16. Men's Use of Female Symbols: Caroline Walker Bynum.
17. Burdens of Matrimony: Husbanding and Gender in Medieval Italy: Susan Mosher Stuard.
 
Part IV: Religion and Society:
18. The Evangelical Awakening: Marie-Dominique Chenu.
19. The Use and Abuse of Miracles in Early Medieval Culture: Sofia Boesch Gajano.
20. The Dead in the Celestial Book-Keeping of the Cluniac Monks around the Year 1000: Dominiques Iogna-Prat.
21. Literacy and the Making of Heresy, c. 1000-c. 1150: Robert I. Moore.
22. Folklore and Society in the Medieval West: Jean-Claude Schmitt.
 
Index of Persons and Places.
 
關於編者:
Barbara H. Rosenwein目前任教於美國羅耀拉大學歷史系,曾編輯 Negotiating Space: Early Medieval Immunities and Other Entry Prohibitions (1999), Anger’s Past: The Social Uses of an Emotion in the Middle Ages (1998) 等書。 其關於情感的歷史之著作如“Worrying about Emotions in History,” American Historical Review (2002), “Problems and Methods in the History of Emotions,” Passions in Context: Journal of the History and Philosophy of the Emotions 1/1 (2010), online at <http://www.passionsincontext.de/>, and Emotional Communities in the Early Middle Ages (Cornell University, 2006) and Generations of Feeling: A History of Emotions 600-1700 (2016) 等書,為情感歷史領域重要的先驅。
 
Lester K. Little is Dwight W. Morrow Professor of History at Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts. He previously taught at Princeton University and the University of Chicago. His most recent publication is Benedictine Maledictions: Liturgical Cursing in Romanesque France (1993).    
       
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