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The Resource The medieval gift and the classical tradition : ideals and the practice of generosity in medieval England, 1100-1300, Lars Kjær, (electronic resource)

The medieval gift and the classical tradition : ideals and the practice of generosity in medieval England, 1100-1300, Lars Kjær, (electronic resource)

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The medieval gift and the classical tradition : ideals and the practice of generosity in medieval England, 1100-1300
Title
The medieval gift and the classical tradition
Title remainder
ideals and the practice of generosity in medieval England, 1100-1300
Statement of responsibility
Lars Kjær
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This interdisciplinary study explores how classical ideals of generosity influenced the writing and practice of gift giving in medieval Europe. In assuming that medieval gift giving was shaped by oral 'folk models', historians have traditionally followed in the footsteps of social anthropologists and sociologists such as Marcel Mauss and Pierre Bourdieu. This first in-depth investigation into the influence of the classical ideals of generosity and gift giving in medieval Europe reveals to the contrary how historians have underestimated the impact of classical literature and philosophy on medieval culture and ritual. Focusing on the idea of the gift expounded in the classical texts read most widely in the Middle Ages, including Seneca the Younger's De beneficiis and Cicero's De officiis, Lars Kjær investigates how these ideas were received, adapted and utilised by medieval writers across a range of genres, and how they influenced the practice of generosity.--
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Kjær, Lars,
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Cambridge studies in medieval life and thought. Fourth series
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
Series volume
114
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gifts
  • Ideals (Philosophy)
  • Generosity
  • England
  • England
Label
The medieval gift and the classical tradition : ideals and the practice of generosity in medieval England, 1100-1300, Lars Kjær, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108539579
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The gift in classical literature -- De beneficiis in medieval contexts -- Writing generosity -- Sanctifying generosity -- Romancing generosity -- Performing generosity
Control code
CR9781108539579
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 225 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781108424028
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1119537829
Label
The medieval gift and the classical tradition : ideals and the practice of generosity in medieval England, 1100-1300, Lars Kjær, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108539579
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The gift in classical literature -- De beneficiis in medieval contexts -- Writing generosity -- Sanctifying generosity -- Romancing generosity -- Performing generosity
Control code
CR9781108539579
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 225 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781108424028
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1119537829

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