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Medieval

  • The Holy Portolano / Le Portulan sacréby Martin Rohde; Michele Bacci

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    In the late Middle Ages, a trans-Mediterranean network of holy sites developed, linked to one another by sea routes. Due to their locations, they stood out as symbolic intersections between the sea, the land, and the heavens. The essays in this volume describe the specific sacred geography of the sanctuaries situated along medieval sea routes and examine... more...

  • Sprache und Verskunstby Réne Pérennec

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 224.00

    GLMFII is devoted to examining how the impact of the French language between 1100 and 1300 affected a virtually homogeneous language area and to what extent this impact can be shown to represent a differentiating factor in relation to the geography of language. more...

  • De l?homme à l?universby Olivier Ribordy

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 168.00

    Reflecting the intellectual issues of the late Middle Ages, the works of Pierre D?Ailly (1350?1420) show marked interest in the global order that links mankind to the universe. This study reconstructs the reflections of the philosopher and theologian from Cambrai along two complementary axes ? microcosm and macrocosm. In this way, his writings about... more...

  • Medieval Arthurian Literatureby Norris J. Lacy

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 160.00

    The focus of this book is medieval vernacular literature in Western Europe. Chapters are written by experts in the area and present the current scholarship at the time this book was originally published in 1996. Each chapter has a bibliography of important works in that area as well. This is a thorough and reliable guide to trends in research on medieval... more...

  • War and Literatureby Laura Ashe; Ian Patterson

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 50.00

    Considerations of writing about war, in war, because of war, and against war, in a wide range of texts from the middle ages onwards. more...

  • Late-Medieval German Women's Poetryby Albrecht Classen

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 21.86

    Although there were a number of outstanding women writers of the late middle ages, it was not thought that women composed lyric poetry. Albrecht Classen's careful investigation of archival material, however, proves this to be a misconception, and in this volume he presents a selection of secular love songs and religious hymns composed by fifteenth-... more...

  • German Romance V: Erecby Hartmann von Aue; Cyril Edwards; Cyril Edwards

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 120.00

    New edition, with facing English translation, of one of the most important Arthurian works from the middle ages. more...

  • Black Legaciesby Lynn T. Ramey

    University Press of Florida 2014; US$ 69.95

    Black Legacies looks at color-based prejudice in medieval and modern texts in order to reveal key similarities. Bringing far-removed time periods into startling conversation, this book argues that certain attitudes and practices present in Europe?s Middle Ages were foundational in the development of the western concept of race. Using historical,... more...

  • The Epistemological Perspective of the Pearl-Poetby Piotr Spyra

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Using the epistemological thought of Saint Augustine as the key to thematic continuity, this book reads Pearl, Cleanness, Patience, and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight as a composite text with a continuous narrative that produces meaning through its own intricate internal structure. The book ultimately provides the reader with a clear sense of the... more...

  • Camelot in Grunewaldby Uwe Pörksen

    C.H. Beck 2014; US$ 21.04

    Im 1981 gegründeten Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin trafen deutsche und ausländische Intellektuelle zu einem einzigartigen Projekt zusammen. Eine flirrende Atmosphäre. Die Zeit spielte mit. Westberlin lag damals als Insel, von einer Mauer umgeben, mitten in der DDR. Pörksen holt die Jahre zurück, in denen Wörter wie «Elite» und «Exzellenz», die heute... more...