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- 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...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 95.00
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...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 115.00
This volume insists on the crucial importance of the English experience in Wales to the understanding of the literary cultures of Medieval Britain. more...
- De Gruyter 2009; US$ 182.00
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 discourse... 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...
- De Gruyter 2010; US$ 182.00
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 into the... more...
- 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 from a specific... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 110.00
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...
- 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...