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  • The Mark of the Beastby Debra Hassig

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 66.95

    The medieval bestiary was a contribution to didactic religious literature, addressing concerns central to all walks of Christian and secular life. These essays analyze the bestiary from both literary and art historical perspectives, exploring issues including kinship, romance, sex, death, and the afterlife. 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...

  • Sanctity as literature in late medieval Britainby Eva von Contzen; Anke Bernau

    Manchester University Press 2015; US$ 109.99

    This collection explores some of the many ways in which sanctity was closely intertwined with the development of literary strategies across a range of writings in late medieval Britain. Rather than looking for clues in religious practices in order to explain such changes, or reading literature for information about sanctity, these essays consider the... more...

  • Shakespeare's Folktale Sourcesby Charlotte Artese

    University of Delaware Press 2015; US$ 79.99

    Shakespeare?s Folktale Sources examines how Shakespeare adapted folktales for one or more plots in seven of his plays. When we acknowledge that Shakespeare constructed his plays from traditional stories with wide written and oral circulation, we can see how he used his folktale sources to engage his audience on common ground. 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...