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  • Medieval Texts in Contextby Graham D. Caie; Denis Renevey

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 150.00

    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...

  • Print Culture and the Medieval Authorby Alexandra Gillespie

    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...

  • Mittelalterliche Poetik in Theorie und Praxisby Thordis Hennings; Manuela Niesner; Christoph Roth; Christian Schneider

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 196.00

    For nearly forty years, the theory and practice of medieval poetics have been a central plank of Fritz Peter Knapp's research activity. The present Festschrift celebrating the jubilarian's 65th birthday brings together new studies by renowned scholars inside and outside Germany who carry forward the multi-layered discussion of poetological... more...

  • The Forms of Renaissance Thoughtby Leonard Barkan; Bradin Cormack; Sean Keilen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 100.00

    This book addresses works of the European Renaissance as they relate both to the world of their origins and to a modern culture that turns to the early moderns for methodological provocation and renewal. It charts the most important developments in the field since the turn towards cultural and ideological features of the Renaissance imagination. more...

  • Authority and Subjugation in Writing of Medieval Walesby Ruth Kennedy; Simon Meecham-Jones

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 120.00

    This volume insists on the crucial importance of the English experience in Wales to the understanding of the literary cultures of Medieval Britain. more...

  • Medieval Monstrosity and the Female Bodyby Sarah Alison Miller

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 150.00

    The medieval monster is a slippery construct, and its referents include a range of religious, racial, and corporeal aberrations. In this study, Miller argues that one incarnation of monstrosity in the Middle Ages?the female body?exists in special relation to medieval teratology insofar as it resists the customary marginalization that defined most... more...

  • Boethius Christianus?by Reinhold F. Glei; Nicola Kaminski; Franz Lebsanft

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 196.00

    In the Middle Ages, Boethius? ?Consolatio Philosophiae? is one of the most influential philosophical works from Late Antiquity. It was frequently commented on and translated. This collected volume examines the commentaries and translations of the famous text from a European perspective and thus paves the way for interdisciplinary research... more...

  • Reception and Paula Leverage

    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, literary, and manuscript sources, from the perspective of cognitive theory, Leverage demonstrates that there... more...

  • Physicaby Hildegard von Bingen; Reiner Hildebrandt; Thomas Gloning

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 391.00

    New manuscript discoveries have provided a greatly enhanced basis for this work of Hildegard von Bingen's on natural history and healing, which now contains twice the amount of text as the previous standard edition from 1855. The worlds of animals and plants, together with precious stones, metals and earths, are treated in their entirety... more...

  • Medievalism, Multilingualism, and Chaucerby Mary Catherine Davidson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 115.00

    In new readings of medieval language attitudes and identities, this book concludes that multilingualism informed masculinist discourses, which were aligned against the vernacular sentiment traditionally attributed to Langland and Chaucer. more...