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- Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 35.00
Published just after the Second World War, European Literature and the Latin Middle Ages is a sweeping exploration of the remarkable continuity of European literature across time and place, from the classical era up to the early nineteenth century, and from the Italian peninsula to the British Isles. In what T. S. Eliot called a "magnificent" book,... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2013; US$ 135.00
Lo Somni (The Dream) is a dream allegory divided into four chapters or books. It was written ca. 1399 and is considered Bernat Metge?s best work. It is extremely innovative within the context of Catalan (and Iberian Peninsular) literature of the 1300?s. It consists of a dialogue between Metge-the-character and several participants (in fact the book... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 100.00
This is a well written and valuable study of the life of a familiar but still somehow shadowy figure and an important contribution to medieval intellectual history, with insights into the meaning of the twelfth-century renaissance, the monastic mindset, the invention of psychological thought, the birth of the university, and the historiography of the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 130.00
These fifteen essays, four of them commissioned for this volume, along with a discursive introduction which sets each essay into place and comments on its distinctive features, represent a gathering never before attempted: a symposium on Chaucer's craft that concentrates on his poetic forms, his rhythms, his riming, his versification, his prosody. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95
First published in 1990, Chaucer and the Social Contest takes a fresh view of The Canterbury Tales , by placing the storytelling contest among the Canterbury pilgrims within the larger social contests in the changing England of the late fourteenth century. The author focuses on three crucial fields of contention: the division of social duties into... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95
The Tarikhnamah is a history of the world and the oldest surviving work of Persian prose. This book examines it as a political and cultural document and why it became such an influential work in the Islamic world. more...
- University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 32.00
Literary scholars often avoid the category of the aesthetic in discussions of ethics, believing that purely aesthetic judgments can vitiate analyses of a literary work’s sociopolitical heft and meaning. In Practicing Literary Theory in the Middle Ages , Eleanor Johnson reveals that aesthetics—the formal aspects of literary language that... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 44.00
Slavery appears as a figurative construct during the English revolution of the mid-seventeenth century, and again in the American and French revolutions, when radicals represent their treatment as a form of political slavery. What, if anything, does figurative, political slavery have to do with transatlantic slavery? In Arbitrary Rule , Mary Nyquist... more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2013; US$ 99.00
This book examines violence in its social setting, and especially as an essential element in the heroic system of exchange (sometimes called the Economy of Honour). It situates Beowulf in a northern European culture where violence was not stigmatized as evidence of a breakdown in social order but rather was seen as a reasonable way to get things done;... more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2013; US$ 95.00
The medieval Anglo-Norman prose chronicles are fascinating hybrids of history, legends and romance. Their prime subject is the history of England, but they also shed much light on other networks of influence, such as those between families and religious houses. This book studies the essential characteristics of the genre for the first time, situating... more...