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  • Borges the Unacknowledged Medievalistby M.J. Toswell

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    The Argentinian writer and poet Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986) was many things during his life, but what has gone largely unnoticed is that he was a medievalist, and his interest in Germanic medievalism was pervasive throughout his work. This study will consider the medieval elements in Borges creative work and shed new light on his poetry. more...

  • Chaucer's Taleby Paul Strohm

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 14.99

    A lively microbiography of Chaucer that tells the story of the tumultuous year that led to the creation of The Canterbury Tales In 1386, Geoffrey Chaucer endured his worst year, but began his best poem. The father of English literature did not enjoy in his lifetime the literary celebrity that he has today?far from it. The middle-aged Chaucer... more...

  • The Dating of Beowulfby Leonard Neidorf

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 99.00

    Examinations of the date of Beowulf have tremendous significance for Anglo-Saxon culture in general. more...

  • CliffsNotes on Chaucer's The Canterbury Talesby James L Roberts

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2000; US$ 5.99

    Join Chaucer's band of pilgrims on their journey in CliffsNotes on The Canterbury Tales. Chaucer's narrators represent a wide spectrum of society with various ranks and occupations. From the distinguished and noble Knight, to the pious abbess, the honorable Clerk, the rich landowner, the worldly and crude Wife, and on down the scale to the low,... more...

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

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 196.00

    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 consideration. 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...

  • 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 of rituals.... 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...

  • Buchkultur und Wissensvermittlung in Mittelalter und Früher Neuzeitby Andreas Gardt; Mireille Schnyder; Jürgen Wolf; Susanne Schul

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 154.00

    Knowledge structuring and knowledge transfer are closely linked to the materiality and mediality of the book. The articles in this volume examine the phenomena of radical changes in the media from handwriting to printing to digital media; the history of books and libraries through historical perspectives of society, culture and ideas; the relationship... more...