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- Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 99.00
The mysterious and haunting Grail makes its first appearance in literature in Chrétien de Troyes' Perceval at the end of the twelfth century. But Chrétien never finished his poem, leaving an unresolved story and an incomplete picture of the Grail. It was, however, far too attractive an idea to leave. Not only did it inspire quite separate works;... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00
Ovid's Metamorphoses played an irrefutably important role in the integration of pagan mythology in Christian texts during the Middle Ages. This book is the only study to consider this Ovidian revival as part of a cultural shift disintegrating the boundaries between not only sacred and profane literacy but also between academic and secular politics. more...
- De Gruyter 2015; US$ 168.00
Despite the richness of its facets, the short religious epic has been largely neglected by scholars until now. This study explores this literary phenomenon using a multi-perspectival descriptive model. Extensive detailed case studies provide basic information and present the genre in its broader literary historical and systematic context. more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 134.95
In order to integrate early medieval Britain into the wider scholarly research into the history of emotions, this volume brings together established and younger scholars in order to stimulate further study within the discipline. With a tight focus on emotion, on Anglo Saxon England, and on language and literature, the volume considers a range of methodologies... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 154.95
The essays in this volume, provided by experts in various different scholarly disciplines, scrutinize how the Anglo-Saxon past continued to be re-used and recycled throughout the longue durée of the twelfth century, as opposed to the early decades that are usually covered. The volume deals with a range of historical, linguistic, legal, artistic,... more...
- Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 7.99
In this Very Short Introduction, Peter Hainsworth and David Robey take a different approach to Dante, by examining the main themes and issues that run through all of his work, ranging from autobiography, to understanding God and the order of the universe. In doing so, they highlight what has made Dante a vital point of reference for modern writers... more...
- Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2015; US$ 29.15
An ugly subject, but one that needs to be treated thoroughly and comprehensively, with a discreet wit and no excessive relish. These needs are richly satisfied in Larissa Tracy's bold and important book. DEREK PEARSALL, Professor Emeritus, Harvard University. Torture - that most notorious aspect of medieval culture and society - has evolved into... more...