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Sport and Social Hierarchy in Medieval England

Sport and Social Hierarchy in Medieval EnglandBy Thomas S. HenrickJournal of Sport History, Vol. 9:2 (1982)Synopsis: This paper will analyze military sports, hunting sports, and ball play within one society, England, from 1100-1500. After viewing the different histories of sports within these categories, the author will offer some generalizations about sport, both in its medieval setting and more broadly.
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Convent of St. Gall

The town of St. The abbey library, built in the 8th century, houses approximately 160,000 priceless books and texts.The library was built behind the cathedral. The entrance is adorned with the Greek sentence which means The Hospital for Souls. In the past a lack of knowledge or wisdom was considered a disease of the mind.
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The Friar and the Sultan: Francis of Assisi’s Mission to Egypt

The Friar and the Sultan: Francis of Assisi’s Mission to EgyptBy John TolanEuropean Review, Vol. 16 (2008)Abstract: In September, 1219, Francis of Assisi went to Egypt to preach to Sultan al-Malik al-Kâmil. Although we in fact know very little about this event, writers from the 13th century to the 20th have portrayed Francis alternatively as a new apostle preaching to the infidels, a scholastic theologian proving the truth of Christianity, a champion of the crusading ideal, a naive and quixotic wanderer, a crazed religious fanatic, or a medieval Gandhi preaching peace, love and understanding.
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On the Origin and Diffusion of European Ball Games: A Linguistic Analysis

On the Origin and Diffusion of European Ball Games: A Linguistic AnalysisBy Heiner GillmeisterStudies in Physical Culture and Tourism, Vol. 16, No. 1 (2009)Abstract: In this article, it will be shown how the methods of historical linguistics and dialectology can be brought to bear on elucidating the origins and diffusion of European competitive ball games, and that these methods, in the absence of explicit literary documents constitute almost the only means of doing this.
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A modern medieval mystery play: taking the “mystery” out of the Middle Ages

A modern medieval mystery play: taking the “mystery” out of the Middle AgesBy Robyn Lee Bernadette GramMaster’s Thesis: California State University, Sacramento, 2010Abstract: The Middle Ages in Europe is commonly referred to (at least as a popular culture stereotype) as the “Dark Ages.” The popular conception of this time is one where culture, depth of ideas and creativity were at a standstill.
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