Key Figures in Medieval Europe: An Encyclopedia by Richard K. Emmerson

By Richard K. Emmerson

From emperors and queens to artists and global tourists, from popes and students to saints and heretics, Key Figures in Medieval Europe brings jointly in a single quantity crucial those who lived in medieval Europe among 500 and 1500. accrued from the biographical entries from the on-going sequence, the Routledge Encyclopedias of the center Ages, those A-Z biographical entries speak about the lives of over 575 people who have had a old effect in such parts as politics, faith, or the humanities. members from areas akin to medieval England, France, Germany, Iberia, Italy, and Scandinavia are incorporated in addition to these from the Jewish and Islamic worlds. A thematic define is integrated that lists humans not just by means of different types, but in addition through areas. For an entire record of entries, members, and extra, stopover at the Routledge Encyclopedias of the center a long time web site.

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94–104, 425. ABRAVANEL, ISAAC (1437–1508) Isaac Abravanel was one of the most important Jewish writers and statesmen of his age. His grandfather Samuel was already prominent in the reign of Juan I, and was contador mayor of Enrique III and treasurer of the queen. He converted to Christianity, however (long before the pogroms of 1491), before attaining these high posts, and took the name Juan Sánchez de Sevilla. Eventually, he determined to return to Judaism, and in order to accomplish this had to flee to Portugal with some of his sons, while others remained as Christians in Castile.

Subah (The Meditation of the Sad Soul), a philosophic study of human nature, discussing the place of human beings in the creation, the good life, repentance (including an analysis of Jonah), and the future world. While often described as neo-Platonic, it also reflects Aristotelian, Kalamic, and other influences. Hebrew text, ed. E. Freimann, 1860; G. Wigoder, 1971. English translation, G. Wigoder, 1969. s ve-tabnit ha-shamavim (The Form of the Earth and the Figure of the Heavens), a work on cosmography, written in 1132; part 1 ofHokhmat ha-h.

3, pt. 1. Frankfurt am Main: G. Schulte-Bulmke, 1959, pp. 168–214. 5 ADAM OF BREMEN Theuerkauf, G. “Die Hamburgische Kirchengeschichte Adams von Bremen. ” In Historiographia Mediaevalis . . Festschrift für Franz-Josef Schmale, ed. Dieter Berg and Hans-Werner Goetz. Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 1988, pp. 118–137. William North ÆLFRIC (ca. 945–ca. 1015) Abbot of Eynsham, sometimes called “Grammaticus” (“the grammarian”), the greatest writer of English prose before the Norman Conquest and the leading scholar of his day.

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