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Through The Daemon's Gate: Kepler's Somnium Medieval Dream Narratives and the Polysemy of Allegorical MotifsTaylor 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...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 124.99
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...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 150.00
Miller argues that one incarnation of monstrosity in the Middle Ages?the female body?exists in special relation to medieval conceptualizations of the monstrous.?Because female corporeality is pervasive, proximate, and necessary, it illustrates the supreme allure and danger of the monster, thereby highlighting the powers and problems of teratology.... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2010; US$ 88.40
This book is the first cognitive literary analysis in the field of medieval French literature. As such, it focuses on the question of audience in the Old French epic poems known as chansons de geste . Bringing to bear evidence from historical, liter more...
- Cambridge University Press 1984; US$ 37.00
Histories of Byzantine literature tend to focus on the history of genres. The essays in this book challenge the traditional view. more...
- Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 42.00
This 1998 book investigates the politics of vernacular translation in late medieval England, with particular attention to Langland, Trevisa and Wyclif. more...
- I.B.Tauris 2005; US$ 32.00
Close Relationships is Geert Jan van Gelder's groundbreaking and comprehensive study of the diverse facts and opinions concerning incest and close-kin marriage found in literary and non-literary pre-modern Arabic texts. The pre-Islamic Arabs knew about the dangers of inbreeding; the Qur'an formulates the basic principles of marriage impediments in... more...