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  • Graphic Womenby Hillary L. Chute

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 34.99

    Some of the most acclaimed books of the twenty-first century are autobiographical comics by women. Aline Kominsky-Crumb is a pioneer of the autobiographical form, showing women's everyday lives, especially through the lens of the body. Phoebe Gloeckner places teenage sexuality at the center of her work, while Lynda Barry uses collage and the empty... more...

  • Robin Hoodby Nick Rennison

    Oldcastle Books 2012; US$ 8.74

    Robin Hood is England's greatest folk hero. Everyone knows the story of the outlaw who robbed from the rich and gave to the poor. Nick Rennison's highly entertaining book begins with the search for the historical Robin. Was there ever a real Robin Hood? Rennison looks at the candidates who have been proposed over the years, from petty thieves to Knights... more...

  • Performing Medieval Narrativeby Evelyn Birge Vitz; Nancy Freeman Regalado; Marilyn Lawrence

    Boydell & Brewer 2005; US$ 90.00

    Broad and wide-ranging survey of and investigation into the important question of whether medieval narrative was designed for performance. more...

  • Critical Approaches to Comicsby Matthew J. Smith; Randy Duncan

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 50.95

    Critical Approaches to Comics offers students a deeper understanding of the artistic and cultural significance of comic books and graphic novels by introducing key theories and critical methods for analyzing comics. Each chapter explains and then demonstrates a critical method or approach, which students can then apply to interrogate and critique... more...

  • 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...

  • Beowuld and Four Related Old English Poemsby Sung-Il Lee

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2010; US$ 139.95

    These modern verse translations manage to retain the verse rhythm of the originals. This volume includes explanatory notes and new interpretations of the original text. 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...

  • Chicharito - The Biography of Javier Hernandezby Frank Worrall

    John Blake Publishing 2012; US$ 7.28

    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...