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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 audiences,... more...

  • Legends of Charlemagneby Thomas Bulfinch

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Travel back in time with this collection of fables and legends set in medieval France. Famed folklorist Thomas Bulfinch brings together a carefully curated compendium of stories that are sure to delight. A bevy of damsels in distress and courageous knights populate these pages in tales that veer from action-adventure to romance and back again. 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 organized in such a... 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$ 12.99

    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...

  • Writing Medieval Women's Livesby Charlotte Newman Goldy; Amy Livingstone

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    This book is a collection of thirteen essays representing the growing variety of approaches being used to write the history of medieval women. In the aggregate, the essays reflect the "European" medieval "world" socially, (peasants, urban women, religious women, aristocrats and queens), geographically (including medieval Rus) and across religious... 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...

  • To the Batpoleby Alex Bledsoe

    BenBella Books, Inc. 2012; US$ 2.99

    From Batman Unauthorized: Vigilantes, Jokers, and Heroes in Gotham City : Alex Bledsoe imagines Alfred's reaction to Bruce Wayne's confusion over the onset of puberty. 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...

  • 50 Quick Spooky Halloween Factsby Paul Andrews

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 1.49

    This book is a quick read full of Spooky Facts on Halloween. Do you know where the name comes from? What happens if a bat flies over your house three times? Find out these facts and more in this book! more...