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  • 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 Romance and Material Cultureby Nicholas Perkins

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 99.00

    Studies of how the physical manifests itself in medieval romance - and medieval romances as objects themselves. more...

  • Italian Literature IIIby Gloria Allaire; Gloria Allaire

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 155.00

    First English translation (with facing text) of one of the earliest Tristan romances, providing new evidence for the development of the Arthurian legend in Italy. more...

  • The Complete Story of the Grailby Chrétien de Troyes; Nigel Bryant

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 99.00

    The mysterious and haunting Grail makes its first appearance in literature in Chrétien de Troyes' Perceval at the end of the twelfth century. But Chrétien never finished his poem, leaving an unresolved story and an incomplete picture of the Grail. It was, however, far too attractive an idea to leave. Not only did it inspire quite separate works;... more...

  • Bausteine zu einer Narratologie der Dingeby Valentin Christ

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 112.00

    Obgleich Dinge in vielen? speziell älteren ? Texten eine exponierte, teilweise gar ?aktive? Rolle innehaben, werden sie narratologisch bislang kaum eigens beachtet. In der komparatistisch angelegten Untersuchung des Eneasromans, des Roman d?Eneas und der Aeneis wird der interpretatorische Mehrwert eines dezidierten Blicks auf die Dinge herausgestellt.... more...

  • Authorities in the Middle Agesby Sini Kangas; Mia Korpiola; Tuija Ainonen

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 126.00

    Authorities in the Middle Ages investigates the definition, establishment, and collapse of medieval authority from antiquity to the mid-fifteenth century. The interdisciplinary approach resonates with the multi-faceted field of medieval culture, its social structures, and various forms of communication, in various disciplines. There is a special emphasis... more...

  • Platonicus amorby Achim Wurm

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 112.00

    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 Italian Renaissance.... more...

  • Expectations of Romanceby Melissa Furrow

    Boydell & Brewer 2009; US$ 90.00

    What did medieval readers think of romance? Their attitudes to it, and the implications for the genre, are explored in this provocative study. more...

  • Cross That Dante Bearsby Mary A Watt

    UPF 2005; US$ 44.95

    An outstanding, new, and thorough interpretation of the symbolism of the cross in Dante’s poetics. more...