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- 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...
- 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...
- De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00
The Cumulative Index (works by author, anonymous works, place names, persons, subject index) offers detailed access to the six presentation volumes of the handbook series Germania Litteraria Mediaevalis Francigena . The selection of keywords (particularly in the subject index), including frequent ?variants,? and the cross-references... more...
- John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1999; US$ 4.95
This Middle-English poem about the moral testing of a young hero is commonly described as the greatest Arthurian romance in our literary tradition. It is a question still as to who the author is, but this poet is considered second only to Chaucer. more...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 49.95
This collection of essays by leading experts in manuscript studies sheds new light on ways to approach medieval texts in their manuscript context. Each contribution provides groundbreaking insight into the field of medieval textual culture, demonstrating the various interconnections between medieval material and literary traditions. The contributors?... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 149.99
Alexandra Gillespie takes a new look at hundreds of neglected old books containing works by Chaucer, the 'father' of English poetry, and his much-maligned follower, John Lydgate. She demonstrates that the shift from manuscript to print was part of the controversial process by which Chaucer earned his exclusive place in English literary history.... more...