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HUM 2223 (Woldman) - Medieval Humanities
This libguide provides information for instruction and is a basis for the study of medieval humanities
Tristan hopes to win the heart of his beautiful, but shallow love, Victoria. He promises to recover a star that fell somewhere beyond the stony wall that sets between the mundane England and the fantasy kingdom of Stormhold. So Tristan sets forth on his own journey in Stormhold. Meanwhile in that magical land, the dying king has set his four surviving sons on a quest for the crown. And the witch Lamia is seeking the heart of the star for an entirely different purpose, one that involves her secret power.
Sir Thomas More, Chancellor of England, has an unquestioning faith. As a devout Catholic, More refuses to support King Henry VIII’s divorce from Catherine of Aragon. In quest of a son, Henry wants to marry his mistress, Anne Boleyn. When the petulant king breaks with Rome and the Pope, More resigns his chancellorship in protest. Unsure in his new position as head of the Church of England, the king is unnerved by More’s continued refusal to acknowledge his suzerainty. For his stubborn convictions, More ends up imprisoned in the Tower of London. For holding devotion to God and the Church dearer than his loyalty to the King, More dies.
Robin and Marian: After returning from the Crusades, and Robin Hood must gather his Sherwood Forest band to rescue the kingdom as well as his love, Marian, from King John and the Sheriff of Nottingham, who have seized power after the death of King Richard.
First Knight: As the kingdom of Camelot is being threatened by the forces of the evil Sir Malagant, King Arthur’s young bride, Guinevere, falls in love with the newest Knight of the Round Table, Sir Lancelot.
Joan of Arc, a 15th-century French peasant girl rouses a nation and inspires the world with her faith and bravery. Fiercely believing that she is directed by God, Joan triumphantly leads an army into battle against the British, who are driven from France. When a new king is crowned, Joan’s influence grows and makes him wary of her power, ultimately betraying her to martyrdom.
Based on a 13th century European legend about a beautiful maiden, a stalwart knight and a pickpocket. The knight and the lady were once lovers, but the curse of the jealous Bishop of Aquila has fated them to be "always together, eternally apart". By day, she is a hawk; by night he is a wolf.