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  • Constructions of Childhood and Youth in Old French Narrativeby Phyllis Gaffney

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    What do we know of medieval childhood? Were boundaries always clear between childhood and young adulthood? Was medieval childhood gendered? Scholars have been debating such questions over half a century. Can evidence from imaginative literature test the conclusions of historians? Phyllis Gaffney's innovative book reveals contrast and change in the... more...

  • Conflicting Femininities in Medieval German Literatureby Karina Marie Ash

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Drastic changes in lay religiosity during the High Middle Ages spurred anxiety about women forsaking their secular roles as wives and mothers for religious ones as nuns and beguines. This anxiety and the subsequent need to model an ideal of feminine behavior for the laity is particularly expressed in the German versions of Latin and French narratives.... more...

  • Transporting Chaucerby Helen Barr

    Manchester University Press 2014; US$ 109.99 US$ 94.59

    This book draws on the work of the British sculptor Antony Gormley alongside more traditional literary scholarship to argue for new relationships between Chaucer's poetry and works by others. Chaucer's playfulness with textual history and chronology anticipates how his own work is figured in later (and earlier) texts. Conventional models of source... more...

  • Saracens and Franks in 12th - 15th Century European and Near Eastern Literatureby Aman Y. Nadhiri

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Saracens and Franks in 12th - 15th Century European and Near Eastern Literature examines the tension between two competing discourses in the medieval Muslim Mediterranean and medieval Christian Europe: one rooted in the desire to understand the world and one's place in it, and another promoting an ethnocentric narrative. To this end, it examines the... more...

  • Narrative Pulse of Beowulfby John M Hill

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2009; US$ 23.95

    John M. Hill discerns a distinctive 'narrative pulse' arising out of the poem's many scenes of arrival and departure. He argues that such scenes, far from being fixed or 'type' scenes, are socially dramatic and a key to understanding the structural density of the poem. more...

  • Chaucer's Monk's Tale and Nun's Priest's Taleby Peter Goodall

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2009; US$ 117.00

    This annotated bibliography is a record of all editions, translations, and scholarship written on The Monk's Tale and the Nun's Priest's Tale in the twentieth century with a view to revisiting the former and creating a comprehensive scholarly view of the latter. more...

  • Through A Classical Eyeby Andrew Galloway; R.F. Yeager

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2009; US$ 82.00

    Contains first-rate essays that demonstrate a range of strategies for undertaking transcultural and transhistorical studies of the late medieval period, and examines medieval literature and culture where English, Italian, and Latin materials overlap. more...

  • Sanctity in the Northby Thomas DuBois

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2008; US$ 38.95

    Sanctity in the North features English translations of texts from Latin or vernacular Nordic languages, in many cases for the first time. The accompanying essays complement the translations and reflect the contributors' own disciplinary groundings in folklore, philology, medieval, and religious studies. more...

  • Theorizing the Ideal Sovereignby Daisy Delogu

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2008; US$ 74.00

    Delogu examines how biographical writings on kings contributed to nascent ideas of nationhood, exerted pressure upon traditional ideals of kingship, and ultimately redefined the theoretical and practical bases of medieval kingship. more...

  • Say What I Am Calledby Dieter Bitterli

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2009; US$ 80.00

    A rich and illuminating work that is as intriguing as the riddles themselves, Say What I Am Called is a rewarding study of some of the most interesting works from the Anglo-Saxon period. more...