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  • Songs of a Friendby Barbara Hughes Fowler

    The University of North Carolina Press 2005; US$ 29.99

    Portugal enjoyed one of the richest and most sophisticated cultures of the Middle Ages, in part because of its vibrant secular literature. One popular literary genre of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries was the cantigas de amigo , love songs in which male poets wrote from a female perspective. More than five hundred of these mysterious poems depicting... more...

  • Textiles, Text, Intertextby Maren Clegg Hyer; Jill Frederick

    Boydell & Brewer 2016; US$ 99.00

    Essays centred round the representation of weaving, both real and imagined, in the early middle ages. more...

  • Theatergeschichte des Mittelalters. Eine Einführungby Hans Rudolf Velten

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 350.00

    This volume offers an introduction to the history of drama in the Middle Ages. It presents an overview of the diverse performance forms (German and Latin) of the plays, sets them in their cultural context (rituals, symbolism, social function) and highlights their dissimilarities with contemporary and modern drama. It combines perspectives of philological... more...

  • Voice and Voicelessness in Medieval Europeby Irit Ruth Kleiman

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    Twelve medieval scholars from a wide range of disciplines, including law, literature, and religion address the question: What did it mean to possess a voice - or to be without one - during the Middle Ages? This collection reveals how the philosophy, theology, and aesthetics of the voice inhabit some of the most canonical texts of the Middle Ages. more...

  • Women, Enjoyment, and the Defense of Virtue in Boccaccio?s Decameronby Valerio Ferme

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 90.00

    Providing new ways of reading Boccaccio's masterpiece, Decameron , Ferme analyzes the dynamics between the women who rule the first half of the story. Peeling back the many narrative layers within and outside of the framework, this book unearths the complications and trickery surrounding gender and death in Boccaccio's world and culture. more...

  • Writing Europe, 500-1450by Aidan Conti; Orietta Da Rold; Philip Shaw

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 50.00

    Essays on the writing and textual culture of Europe in the middle ages. more...

  • Arthurian Literature XXVIIIby David Clark; Kate McClune

    Boydell & Brewer 2011; US$ 90.00

    Sex, blood, and gender have diverse associations in the Malorian tradition, yet their inter-relatedness and intersections are comparatively understudied. This present collection of essays is intended to go some way toward remedying the need for a sustained examination of blood ties, kinship, gender, and sexuality, and the prominence of these themes... 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...

  • Chaucer the Alchemistby Alexander N. Gabrovsky

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    The secrets of nature's alchemy captivated both the scientific and literary imagination of the Middle Ages. This book explores Chaucer's fascination with earth's mutability. Gabrovsky reveals that his poetry represents a major contribution to a medieval worldview centered on the philosophy of physics, astronomy, alchemy, and logic. more...

  • Das wissensvermittelnde Schrifttum bis zum Ausgang des 14. Jahrhundertsby Wolfgang Achnitz

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 377.00

    Volume 6 contains a rather extensive and very heterogeneous group of medieval texts: German pragmatic literature from the beginnings to the end of the 14th century, except for texts already included in volumes 1?3. For the first time, the texts in the different topic areas (medicine, law, texts of the artes liberales and artes mechanicae,... more...