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  • Handbook of Medieval Cultureby

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 280.00

    A follow-up publication to the Handbook of Medieval Studies, this new reference work turns to a different focus: medieval culture. Medieval research has grown tremendously in depth and breadth over the last decades. Particularly our understanding of medieval culture, of the basic living conditions, and the specific value system prevalent at that time... more...

  • Handbook of Medieval Cultureby

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 280.00

    A follow-up publication to the Handbook of Medieval Studies, this new reference work turns to a different focus: medieval culture. Medieval research has grown tremendously in depth and breadth over the last decades. Particularly our understanding of medieval culture, of the basic living conditions, and the specific value system prevalent at that time... more...

  • The Passing of Arthurby Christopher Baswell; William Sharpe

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    Originally published in 1988, this volume contains papers from, and commissioned after, "The Passing of Arthur", a conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies in November 1986. No Arthurian story is experienced without some foreknowledge of its end, which the text acknowledges through a complex range of methods. This collection takes this as its... more...

  • The Anglo-Saxon Chanceryby Ben Snook

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 99.00

    A study of documents issued from the time of Alfred to his great-grandson Edgar, analysing them from a literary perspective. more...

  • Chaucer and Fameby Isabel Davis; Catherine Nall

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 99.00

    The questions of fame and reputation are central to Chaucer's writings; the essays here discuss their various treatments and manifestations. more...

  • The Book of the Knight Zifarby Charles L. Nelson

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The Book of the Knight Zifar (or Cifar), Spain's first novel of chivalry, is the tale of a virtuous but unfortunate knight who has fallen from grace and must seek redemption through suffering and good deeds. Because of a curse that repeatedly deprives him of that most important of knightly accoutrements -- his horse -- Zifar and his family must... more...

  • Figures of a Changing World: Metaphor and the Emergence of Modern Cultureby Harry Berger Jr.

    Fordham University Press 2014; US$ 13.99

    Figures of a Changing World offers a dramatic new account of cultural change, an account based on the distinction between two familiar rhetorical figures, metonymy and metaphor. The book treats metonymy as the basic organizing trope of traditional culture and metaphor as the basic organizing trope of modern culture. On the one hand, metonymies present... more...

  • The Forest in Medieval German Literatureby Albrecht Classen

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 94.99

    The Forest in Medieval German Literature analyzes the topic of the ?forest? through some of the best and lesser known examples of medieval German literature, approaching them through modern ecocritical issues that are paired with premodern perspectives. This study allows us to understand how much medieval concepts of the forest can aid in a better... more...

  • The Beginnings of Medieval Romanceby D. H. Green

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 44.00

    Explores the emergence of the romance in the twelfth century. more...

  • Through the Daemon's Gateby Dean Swinford

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This book tells the story of Johannes Kepler's Somnium , a narrative referred to as the first science-fiction story. The Somnium fuses supernatural and scientific models of the cosmos, presenting a defense of Copernicanism within a proto-science fiction story featuring witches, lunar inhabitants, and a daemon particularly well-versed in Neoplatonist... more...