By A. Katie Harris
In 1492, Granada, the final self sufficient Muslim urban at the Iberian Peninsula, fell to the Catholic forces of Ferdinand and Isabella. A century later, in 1595, treasure hunters unearthed a few curious lead drugs inscribed in Arabic. The capsules documented the evangelization of Granada within the first century A.D. by way of St. Cecilio, the city’s first bishop. Granadinos greeted those curious records, referred to as the plomos, and the human continues to be accompanying them as facts that their city―best referred to as the final outpost of Spanish Islam―was honestly Iberia’s so much old Christian payment. Critics, besides the fact that, pointed to the records’ questionable doctrinal content material and historic anachronisms. In 1682, the pope condemned the plomos as forgeries.
From Muslim to Christian Granada explores how the folk of Granada created a brand new civic id round those recognized forgeries. via an research of the sermons, ceremonies, histories, maps, and devotions that constructed round the plomos, it examines the symbolic and mythological points of a brand new ancient terrain upon which Granadinos positioned themselves and their urban. Discussing the ways that one neighborhood community’s collective identification was once built and maintained, this paintings enhances ongoing scholarship about the improvement of communal identities in sleek Europe. via its specialize in the intersections of neighborhood faith and native identification, it deals new views at the influence and implementation of Counter-Reformation Catholicism.
This publication offers a entire photo of caliber of lifestyles in previous age in 5 very assorted eu Union international locations. in line with systematic assessment of the facts in Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden and the UIKL by means of prime nationwide specialists the quantity constitutes a different source for someone attracted to growing older in Europe. in addition to masking all of the most vital concerns referring to caliber in later lifestyles, together with actual and psychological well-being, the environments of growing old, employment and source of revenue, family members and aid networks and participation and social integration, each one bankruptcy follows a typical structure to make sure greatest accessibility of the fabric provided and comparisons among the nations. A comparative framework is supplied within the introductory bankruptcy which additionally locations the 5 nations of their wide eu context. The learn proof contained during this quantity hasn't ever been to be had formerly within the one position and, for that reason, it represents a distinct contribution to the literature. The booklet is meant as a significant other quantity to the others within the "Growing Older" sequence delivering the one comparative eu standpoint. This comparative research exhibits that many comparable caliber of later lifestyles concerns are being confronted by way of older humans in several ecu nations yet that the coverage and repair contexts are particularly varied, as are the learn traditions.
This quantity seeks to track yes developments and advancements in social coverage in Western Europe and the USA. within the first, that is basic, Professor Girod remembers the ambitions of social coverage in addition to supplying a couple of situations or ideas for the way forward for social coverage. The social coverage philosophy of Schumpeter, Hayek and Röpke, and their present energy, are traced via Professor de Luabier. Professor Delcourt, in his bankruptcy on Social coverage - challenge or mutation?, offers a severe research of varied traits in social coverage and specifically the elitist philosophy of Hirschmann. the second one a part of the amount bargains with specific nationwide studies: Switzerland by means of Professor Tschudi; Sweden by means of Dr. Hartmann; the U.S. via Professor Bénéton; and Italy through Professor Donati. The booklet extensively covers the varied diversity of subject material encompassed in the time period 'social coverage' and will be of serious price either to social coverage practitioners in addition to to these lecturers occupied with the fields of economics, sociology and political technological know-how.
By Rosamond McKitterick
This quantity of the recent Cambridge Medieval background covers many of the interval of Frankish and Carolingian dominance in western Europe. It used to be certainly one of striking political and cultural coherence, mixed with the most important, very assorted and formative advancements in each sphere of lifestyles. Adopting an interdisciplinary method, the authors learn the interplay among rulers and governed, how strength and authority really labored, and the society and tradition of Europe as a complete. the amount is split into 4 components. half I encompasses the occasions and political advancements within the complete of the British Isles, the west and east Frankish kingdoms, Scandinavia, the Slavic and Balkan areas, Spain, Italy, and people elements of Byzantine and Muslim historical past which impinged at the west among c. seven-hundred and c. 900. components II, III and IV disguise issues and subject matters bearing on church and society, and cultural and highbrow advancements.
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