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- University of Minnesota Press 2000; US$ 70.50
Insisting on the imaginative multiplicity of the text, Strohm finds in theory an augmentation of interpretive possibilities?an augmentation that sometimes requires respectful disagreement with what a work says?or seems to want known?about itself. Coupled with this strategic disrespect is a new and amplified form of respect?for the text as a meaning-making... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 64.99
This volume energizes issues of research in Middle English studies by eschewing an emphasis on what 'we know' and instead addressing the most challenging areas of unfixed opinion and unsettled debate. Although major authors such as Chaucer and Langland are richly represented, many little-known and neglected texts are considered as well. - ;These... more...
- Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 9.99
Where does our conscience come from? How reliable is it? In the West conscience has been relied upon for two thousand years as a judgement that distinguishes right from wrong. It has effortlessly moved through every period division and timeline between the ancient, medieval, and modern. The Romans identified it, the early Christians appropriated it,... more...
- Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 14.99
A lively microbiography of Chaucer that tells the story of the tumultuous year that led to the creation of The Canterbury Tales In 1386, Geoffrey Chaucer endured his worst year, but began his best poem. The father of English literature did not enjoy in his lifetime the literary celebrity that he has today?far from it. The middle-aged Chaucer... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95
"The paradox of the lie that might as well be true," writes Paul Strohm, "must interest anyone who seeks to understand texts in history or the historical influence of texts." In these seven essays, all recent and most published here for the first time, the author examines historical and literary texts from fourteenth-century England. He not only demonstrates... more...
- Profile Books 2015; US$ 20.00
As the year 1386 began, Geoffrey Chaucer was a middle-aged bureaucrat and sometime poet, living in London and enjoying the perks that came with his close connections to its booming wool trade. When it ended, he was jobless, homeless, out of favour with his friends and living in exile. Such a reversal might have spelled the end of his... more...
- Springer 2013; US$ 39.99
Tragwerke sind unverzichtbar für jedes Gebäude. Tragwerke sind aber auch in ihren verschiedenartigen Ausformungen Gestaltungselemente für Gebäude und Innenräume. In diesem Buch werden konstruktiv-gestalterische Entscheidungen verknüpft mit elementaren Kenntnissen des Tragverhaltens. In einer übersichtlich strukturierten... more...