By Simon Jenkins
Which conflict was once fought 'For England, Harry and St George'? Who demanded to be painted 'warts and all'? What - and whilst - was once the conflict of the Bulge?
In A brief heritage of England, bestselling writer Simon Jenkins solutions most of these questions - and plenty of extra - as he tells the tumultuous tale of a desirable kingdom. From the invaders of the darkish a while to today's coalition, through the Tudors, the Stuarts and international wars, Jenkins weaves jointly a gripping narrative with all of the most crucial and fascinating dates in his personal inimitable sort.
Until now there was no brief historical past of britain protecting all major occasions, issues and participants: this bestselling e-book, released in organization with the nationwide belief, would be the regular paintings for future years.
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19 In GL 4, 392–402, and ed. Holtz, Donat, pp. 653–74. Grammatica and literary theory 35 A metaphor is a transfer [translatio] of things and words. This transfer occurs in four ways: from animate to animate, from inanimate to inanimate, from animate to inanimate, from inanimate to animate. For example, from animate to animate, as in: ‘they made Tiphys charioteer of the swift ship’,20 for both a charioteer and a pilot are animate. 8), for both ships and rafts are inanimate. From animate to inanimate, as in: ‘Atlas, whose pine-wreathed head [is] continually girt with black clouds’, for while these things are animate, a mountain, to which human parts are attributed, is not.
On history. 42. On the ﬁrst authors of histories. 43. On the usefulness of history. 44. On the genres of history. This part of the Etymologiae was frequently extracted for compilations of grammatical artes. 2 Grammatica came into its own institutionally in the schools, libraries and scriptoria of the Carolingian and Anglo-Saxon era. In this period, hundreds of grammatical manuscripts, compilations of both grammatical artes and literary auctores, were copied and transmitted. Schools and book production enjoyed royal patronage and support, and in the age of Charlemagne grammatical culture actually became the law of the land, enforced by mandates from Charlemagne himself.
8. Grammatica and literary theory 33 externality, and endless deferral seemingly held off by repetition in reading. The theory of speech and writing has important implications for medieval notions of textuality. Letters ‘are that which remain’ (Priscian, De accentu; GL 3, 519); speech vanishes. Writing is thus a memory system that attempts to resist the frail temporality of human utterances. Isidore of Seville provides a summary of the traditional view: Letters are the indices of things, the signs of words, in which there is such great force that they speak to us without vocal utterance the things said by those absent.
A Short History of England by Simon Jenkins