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Nieuws:Aanwinsten uit de Lage Landen


Nieuws

Aanwinsten uit de Lage Landen

Laatst bewerkt door D. G. op 3 september 2014
Romeinse sporen: het relaas van de Romeinen in de Benelux met 309 vindplaatsen om te bezoeken

Herman Clerinx

Vloektabletten, wachttorens, mijlpalen en tumuli: het zijn overblijfselen uit de tijd dat Nederland, België en Luxemburg tot het Romeinse rijk behoorden. Een bekend beeld is dat van Romeinse soldaten en hun verblijfplaatsen, maar hoe groots was hun geschiedenis in onze streken?

Herman Clerinx geeft het antwoord. In een rijk geïllustreerde reisgids neemt hij de lezer mee naar de honderden plekken waar de Romeinse geschiedenis nog altijd te vinden is. De langdurige strijd om de macht liet zijn sporen na, en het dagelijks leven van volkeren die al eeuwen in de Lage Landen leefden werd door de Romeinen beïnvloed. Die geschiedenis is vandaag de dag nog zichtbaar in vele archeologische vondsten. Clerinx brengt deze overblijfselen tot leven zodat de lezer deel wordt van een geschiedenis die overal nog tastbaar is. Met de praktische routebeschrijvingen kan iedereen een reis naar het verleden maken zonder te verdwalen.

En dat is nog maar de helft van het boek: in de andere helft, te lezen in uw leunstoel thuis, vertelt Herman Clerinx nauwgezet en op basis van de nieuwste wetenschappelijk inzichten het relaas van de Romeinen in onze streken, van voor de komst van Caesar tot na de val van Rome. Daarmee bevat het boek meteen een ideale inleiding over de Romeinen in de Benelux.


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Cambridge University Press, 2014
ISBN 978-0-52169-311-0

Penance in medieval Europe, 600–1200

Rob Meens

Penance has traditionally been viewed exclusively as the domain of church history but penance and confession also had important social functions in medieval society. In this book, Rob Meens comprehensively reassesses the evidence from late antiquity to the thirteenth century, employing a broad range of sources, including letters, documentation of saints' lives, visions, liturgical texts, monastic rules and conciliar legislation from across Europe. Recent discoveries have unearthed fascinating new evidence, established new relationships between key texts and given more attention to the manuscripts in which penitential books are found. Many of these discoveries and new approaches are revealed here for the first time to a general audience. Providing a full and up-to-date overview of penitential literature during the period, Meens sets the rituals of penance and confession in their social contexts, providing the first introduction to this fundamental feature of medieval religion and society for more than fifty years.


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Routledge Studies in Linguistics
Routledge, 2014
ISBN 978-90-253-0369-3

Language contact and the origins of the Germanic languages

Peter Schrijver

History, archaeology, and human evolutionary genetics provide us with an increasingly detailed view of the origins and development of the peoples that live in Northwestern Europe. This book aims to restore the key position of historical linguistics in this debate by treating the history of the Germanic languages as a history of its speakers. It focuses on the role that language contact has played in creating the Germanic languages, between the first millennium BC and the crucially important early medieval period. Chapters on the origins of English, German, Dutch, and the Germanic language family as a whole illustrate how the history of the sounds of these languages provide a key that unlocks the secret of their genesis: speakers of Latin, Celtic and Balto-Finnic switched to speaking Germanic and in the process introduced a 'foreign accent' that caught on and spread at the expense of types of Germanic that were not affected by foreign influence. The book is aimed at linguists, historians, archaeologists and anyone who is interested in what languages can tell us about the origins of their speakers.


Ook bijzonder noemenswaardig zijn twee bundels conferentiehandelingen onder co-redactie van Jacqueline Borsje en Willemien Otten respectievelijk. Het toeval wil dat beiden betrekking hebben op cosmologische denkbeelden in de middeleeuwen en bij Brepols worden uitgegeven.


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Papers in Mediaeval Studies 26
Brepols, 2014
ISBN 978-0-88844-826-2

Celtic cosmology: perspectives from Ireland and Scotland

red. Jacqueline Borsje, Ann Dooley, Séamus Mac Mathúna en Gregory Toner

The essays in this collection examine the worldviews held by the Celtic peoples, particularly the Gaelic (Irish and Scottish) perspectives.

The essays in this collection, many originally presented at a 2008 colloquium on Celtic Cosmology and the Power of Words, aim to examine the worldviews held by the Celtic peoples, particularly the Gaelic (Irish and Scottish) perspectives. Texts and inscriptions, some of them pre-Christian, in Celtic languages and in Celtic Latin provide the sources for the worldviews under study. This area of research is also linked to that of the power of words, which refers to human belief in powerful speech acts. Naming and story-telling processes convey knowledge of the cosmos; this knowledge is connected to the landscape and its roads, rivers, mountains and hills. Cosmology is a description of the order and structure of the world as perceived by human beings, and its study is a study of layers – in the earth, in the language and in the tales.


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Instrumenta Patristica et Mediaevalia 68
Brepols, verwacht in 2014
ISBN 978-0-88844-826-2

Eriugena and Creation: Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Eriugenian Studies, held in honor of Edouard Jeauneau, Chicago, 9–12 November 2011

red. Willemien Otten en Michael I. Allen

Unjustly ignored as a result of a thirteenth-century condemnation, the thought of Johannes Scottus Eriugena (ca. 810-877) has only been subject to critical study in the twentieth century. Now, with the completion of the critical edition of Eriugena's masterwork – the Periphyseon – the time has come to explore what is arguably the most intriguing and vital theme in his work: creation and nature.

In honor of Edouard Jeauneau – Institute Professor at the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of Toronto and Honorary Research Director at the C.N.R.S. in Paris – to whom the field of Eriugenian studies is enormously indebted, this volume seeks to undertake a serious examination of the centrality of Eriugena's thought within the Carolingian context, taking into account his Irish heritage, his absorption of Greek thought and his place in Carolingian culture; of Eriugena as a medieval thinker, both his intellectual influences and his impact on later medieval thinkers; and of Eriugena's reception by modern philosophy, from considerations of philosophical idealism to technology.