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  • Songbookby Marisa Galvez

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 30.00

    Today we usually think of a book of poems as composed by a poet, rather than assembled or adapted by a network of poets and readers. But the earliest European vernacular poetries challenge these assumptions. Medieval songbooks remind us how lyric poetry was once communally produced and received—a collaboration of artists, performers, live... more...

  • Reading the Worldby Mary Franklin-Brown

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 40.00

    The thirteenth century saw such a proliferation of new encyclopedic texts that more than one scholar has called it the “century of the encyclopedias.” Variously referred to as a speculum , thesaurus , or imago mundi —the term encyclopedia was not commonly applied to such books until the eighteenth century—these texts were... more...

  • The Grail, the Quest, and the World of Arthurby Norris J. Lacy

    Boydell & Brewer 2012; US$ 99.00

    The idea of the quest, crucial to Arthurian literature, investigated in texts, manuscripts, and film. more...

  • Chicharito - The Biography of Javier Hernandezby Frank Worrall

    John Blake Publishing 2012; US$ 10.19

    Javier Hernandez better known to legions of Manchester United fans as Chicharito is one of the most exciting young talents in football today.Born in Guadalajara, Mexico, Hernandez joined his local club C D Guadalajara at the age of nine and signed his first contract at 15. Making his full debut in 2006, he impressed in the Mexican league so much... more...

  • Origins of Arthurian Romancesby Flint F. Johnson

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 35.00

    There are three archetypal and widespread Arthurian stories--the abduction of Guinevere, the Holy Grail, and Tristan. Through the author's painstaking research of the literature and comparative literature of the stories, and by studying the history, laws, and archaeology of the post-Roman period, a new methodology was found for approaching sources.... more...

  • A Sociology of Japanese Ladies’ Comicsby Kinko Ito

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2010; US$ 169.95

    This work is a book about the history, content, and functions of ladies’ comics, the most recent addition to the modern comics in Japan. This book employs the methodology of visual sociology which uses imagery as a source of data and material for analysis. It describes Japanese ladies’ comics’ unique history and explores how love and... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Romanceby Roberta L. Krueger

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 28.00

    Fifteen original essays offer an introduction to one of the most influential genres of Western literature. more...

  • Boundaries in Medieval Romanceby Neil Cartlidge

    Boydell & Brewer 2008; US$ 90.00

    A wide-ranging collection on one of the most interesting features of medieval romance. more...

  • Ancient Legends Retoldby Simon Heywood

    The History Press 2013; US$ 11.65

    The tragedy of King Arthur is one segment of a vast cycle, the 'Matter of Britain', stretching across generations of early British kings. Vortigern is central to this cycle. King two generations before Arthur, he opens Britain to the Saxons, ancestors of the modern English. Rising from humble roots, he takes centre stage at court in a crisis moment,... more...

  • Drawn to New Yorkby Peter Kuper; Eric Drooker

    PM Press 2013; US$ 9.99

    A declaration of love to Peter Kuper?s adoptive city in which he has lived since 1977, this diary is a vibrant survey of New York City?s history. Through Kuper?s illustrations, this book depicts a climb to the top of the Brooklyn Bridge, the homeless living in Times Square, roller skaters in Central Park, the impact of September 11, the luxury of... more...