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  • Women Writing Latinby Laurie J. Churchill; Phyllis R. Brown; Jane E. Jeffrey

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 205.00

    This book is part of a 3-volume anthology of women's writing in Latin from antiquity to the early modern era. Each volume provides texts, contexts, and translations of a wide variety of works produced by women, including dramatic, poetic, and devotional writing. Volume Two covers women's writing in Latin in the Middle Ages. more...

  • Women Writing Latinby Laurie J. Churchill; Phyllis R. Brown; Jane E. Jeffrey

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 205.00

    This book is part of a 3-volume anthology of women's writing in Latin from antiquity to the early modern era. Each volume provides texts, contexts, and translations of a wide variety of works produced by women, including dramatic, poetic, and devotional writing. Volume Three covers women's writing in Latin during the early modern period (1400-1700). more...

  • Medieval Christian Perceptions of Islamby John Victor Tolan

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 77.95

    For medieval Christians, Islam presented a series of disquieting challenges, and individual Christians portrayed Muslim culture in varied ways, according to their interests and prejudices. These fifteen original essays focus on unfamiliar texts that reflect the wide range of medieval Christianity's preoccupation with Islam, treating works from many... more...

  • Dante For Beginnersby Joe Lee

    For Beginners 2011; US$ 16.99

    Dante For Beginners  takes the reader on a trip starting in hell and ending in heaven. The reader gets a quick introduction to Dante and his times. Next, the reader meets a sweet lass named Beatrice and samples a bit of his other literary offerings, such as the great feast, the Convivio. But then it?s on to the big one, the Commedia, and a canto... more...

  • Medieval Literature 1300-1500by Pamela King

    Edinburgh University Press 2011; US$ 109.99

    Medieval literature can be daunting. This critical guide is designed to help readers to relax in the company of diverting and entertaining voices from that 'other country' that is the past.Medieval Literature 1300-1500 offers close readings of Middle English texts placed within the culture with which they interact. Famous works, like The Canterbury... more...

  • Medieval Literature and Postcolonial Studiesby Lisa Lampert-Weissig

    Edinburgh University Press 2010; US$ 119.99

    This volume provides a comprehensive introduction to postcolonial medieval studies and examines the historical connections between postcolonial studies and medieval studies. Lisa Lampert-Weissig provides new readings of medieval texts including Wolfram von Eschenbach's Parzival, Mandeville's Travels and Guillaume de Palerne, a romance about... more...

  • The Anglo-Norman Lay of Havelocby Glyn S. Burgess; Leslie C. Brook

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 120.00

    New edition and modern English translation of the Anglo-Norman version of the story of Haveloc - one of the most popular of the Middle Ages. more...

  • Buchkultur im Mittelalterby Michael Stolz; Adrian Mettauer; Yvonne Dellsperger; André Schnyder

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 210.00

    This anthology describes the European book culture of premodern times with regard to the material publication of handwriting and early print, their contents and forms of use, as well as the preconceptions associated with them. The relationship to and differentiation from neighboring cultures, such as the Islamic world, are also taken into... more...

  • Platonicus amorby Achim Wurm

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 119.00

    This analysis of the historical understanding of Marsilio Ficino?s commentary on Plato?s Symposium sets it in relationship to the philosophical interpretation of Eros in Plato and Plotinus, while at the same time providing a multi-faceted description of the place of Ficino?s philosophy in the intellectual and spiritual development of the... more...

  • Riten, Gesten, Zeremonienby Edgar Bierende; Sven Bretfeld; Klaus Oschema

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 196.00

    Ritualised action ? the use of gestures and ceremonial processes ? were a central means of creating and expressing social order in pre-modern societies in particular. The present volume is divided into the three core areas of liturgy, law and politics and presents an interdisciplinary view of selected aspects of the arrangement and effect... more...