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  • Die frühmittelhochdeutsche Genesisby Akihiro Hamano

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 168.00

    For the first time, this volume provides a synoptic presentation of the approx. 6000 verses of the Early Middle High German ?Genesis?. The texts are based on the three manuscript versions in Vienna, Klagenfurt, and Vorau, accompanied by color illustrations from the illustration cycle in the Klagenfurt manuscript ? which have been inserted... more...

  • Gattungsinterferenzenby Cora Dietl; Christoph Schanze; Friedrich Wolfzettel

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 98.00

    The Arthurian romance is often regarded as the prototype of medieval awareness of genre, and from the start, has interconnected with typical elements from other literary genres. Conversely, Arthurian elements and structures are not restricted to the Arthurian romance. The essays, which explore this thematic area in detailed case studies, focus on... more...

  • The Long Twelfth-Century View of the Anglo-Saxon Pastby Martin Brett; David A. Woodman

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 154.95

    Scholars have long been interested in the extent to which the Anglo-Saxon past can be understood using material written, and produced, in the twelfth century; and simultaneously in the continued importance (or otherwise) of the Anglo-Saxon past in the generations following the Norman Conquest of England. In order to better understand these issues,... more...

  • The Impotency Poem from Ancient Latin to Restoration English Literatureby Hannah Lavery

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    The first book length study of the motif of impotency in poetry from early antiquity through to the late Restoration, this book explores the impotency poem as a recognisable form of poetry in the longer tradition of erotic elegy. Hannah Laveryâ??s central claim is that the impotency motif is adopted by poets in recognition of its potential to signify... more...

  • Dante's Lyric Redemptionby Tristan Kay

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 109.99

    Dante's Lyric Redemption uses Dante's relationship to some important Italian and Provencal writers of his time to highlight his radical and distinctive handling of the relationship between erotic love and salvation. more...

  • Otherworldsby Aisling Byrne

    OUP Oxford 2015; US$ 99.99

    Otherworlds offers a new perspective on the otherworlds depicted in British and Irish medieval literature. more...

  • Simple Formsby Douglas Gray

    OUP Oxford 2015; US$ 94.99

    Simple Forms is a study of the oral background to medieval English literature and a study of the 'popular literature' provided by the literate for the entertainment and instruction of the illiterate or the partly literate. more...

  • Julius Caesar's Bellum Civile and the Composition of a New Realityby Ayelet Peer

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 124.95

    In his Commentarii de Bello Civili Julius Caesar sought to re-invent his image and appear before his present and future readers in a way which he could control and at times manipulate. Offering a new interpretation of the Bellum Civile this book reveals the intricate literary world that Caesar creates using sophisticated techniques such as a studied... more...

  • The Evolution of the Canterbury Talesby Walter W. Skeat

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 110.00

    The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer, published in 1475, is quite possibly the most famous text written in Middle English and has been studied and analysed countless times over the several hundred years that have passed since original publication. Skeat?s essay, originally published in 1907, aims to explore the organisation of the tales within... more...

  • The Ecology of the English Outlaw in Medieval Literatureby Sarah Harlan-Haughey

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Arguing that outlaw narratives become particularly popular and poignant at moments of national ecological and political crisis, Sarah Harlan-Haughey examines the figure of the outlaw in Anglo-Saxon poetry and Old English exile lyrics such as Beowulf , works dealing with the life and actions of Hereward, the Anglo-Norman romance of Fulk Fitz Waryn,... more...