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- University of Ottawa Press 1997; US$ 11.99
The medieval poem Cursor Mundi is a biblical verse account of the history of the world, offering a chronological overview of salvation history from Creation to Doomsday. Originating in northern England around the year 1300, the poem was frequently copied in the north before appearing in a southern version in substantially altered form. Although... more...
- Hong Kong University Press, HKU 1961; US$ 9.00
A poet of substance though little noticed, Sir Francis Hubert (1568-1629) embodies in his life and works much of the agitated spirit of his times.His verse Historie of Edward the Second, its strong element of political satire, and its minatory finger wagging at the Queen, earned him her official displeasure. He is one of a host of literary figures,... more...
- Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 44.99
This book makes a vigorous reassessment of the moral dimension in Chaucer's writings. For the Middle Ages, the study of human behaviour generally signified the study of the morality of attitudes, choices, and actions. Moreover, moral analysis was not gender neutral: it presupposed that certain virtues and certain failings were largely gender-specific.... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 1998; US$ 8.99
Chaucer's masterpiece and one of the greatest narrative poems in English, the story of the lovers Troilus and Criseyde is renowned for its deep humanity and penetrating psychological insight.This new translation into modern English by a major Chaucerian scholar includes an index of the names relating to the Trojan War and an Index of Proverbs.... more...
- Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 7.99
Whoever best acquits himself, and tellsThe most amusing and instructive tale,Shall have a dinner, paid for by us all...'In Chaucer's most ambitious poem, The Canterbury Tales (c. 1387), a group of pilgrims assembles in an inn just outside London and agree to entertain each other on the way to Canterbury by telling stories. The pilgrims come... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 95.00
The Countesse of Pembrokes Arcadia and the Invention of English Literature revises the semiotic paradigm of the early modern "literary system" dominant since 1983 by adapting methods entailed by Jerome J. McGann's idea that literary works emerge through a series of semiotic events. Davis analyzes Philip Sidney's Arcadia and Astrophil and Stella... more...
- Victoria University Press 2010; US$ 8.00
Taking a dark turn, this important New Zealand poet explores the legacy of a heretic who was burned at the stake in 1310 for writing a thesis called Simple Annihilated Souls. Answering back, modern souls offer their own lamentations in poems such as "The Tired Atheist" and "Driving on the Bypass." more...
- University of Wales Press 2010; US$ 75.00
This book is the first republication since 1910 of this important work by Thomas Matthews. It contains a series of documents and background information which provide a fascinating glimpse into selected aspects of Wales rich medieval history. more...
- Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 109.99
Chris Stamatakis reappraises Sir Thomas Wyatt (c.1504-1542) as a poetic innovator from the literary avant-garde of early Tudor England. He discusses Wyatt's reflections on the writing process, and his awareness of how words can be turned in new directions - that is, rewritten, amended, transformed, manipulated, even performed - over the course... more...
- Carcanet 2011; US$ 14.51
In a dream landscape radiant with jewels, a father sees his lost daughter on the far bank of a river: ?my pearl, my girl?. One of the great treasures of the British Library, the fourteenth-century poem Pearl is a work of poetic brilliance. Its account of loss and consolation retains its force across six centuries. Jane Draycott in her new translation... more...