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- Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 99.00
A new, distinct script, English vernacular minuscule, emerged in the 990s, used for writing in Old English. It appeared at a time of great political and social upheaval, with Danish incursions and conquest, continuing monastic reform, and an explosion of writing and copying in the vernacular. The writings in which it is used have rarely, however, been... more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 238.00
GLMF IV is devoted to historical and religious narratives of various origins adapted from the French, including German and Dutch historical epics based on ancient romances about Alexander, Aeneas, Troy (Part A), the historical epic based on Chansons de geste in five epic cycles (Part B), and shorter German religious narratives, such as Hartmann's "Gregorius"... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95
Using five case studies set in fifteenth-century Naples, Poetry and Identity in Quattrocento Naples investigates how early modern poets used poetry to negotiate their cultural identity in a field of options and possibilities. Presented in chronological order, the analyses focus on the reciprocal relations among Giovanni Pontano, Jacopo Sannazaro, and... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 149.95
For an entire millennium, Byzantine hagiography, inspired by the veneration of many saints, exhibited literary dynamism and a capacity to vary its basic forms. The subgenres into which it branched out after its remarkable start in the fourth century underwent alternating phases of development and decline that were intertwined with changes in the political,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00
This innovative and multidisciplinary collection visits representations and interpretations of Mary Magdalene in the medieval and early modern periods, questioning major scholarly assumptions behind the examination of female saints and their depictions in medieval artworks, literature, and music. Mary Magdalene?s many and various characterizations... more...
- Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 72.92
The epic tales of medieval France, called "chansons de geste", or "songs of deeds", provided the chief means of cultural and imaginative expression in the French language for over one hundred and fifty years (c.1100-1250), during one of the most significant periods of social change in the history of Western civilisation. Yet they remain largely unknown... more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 99.00
The use Chaucer made of costume rhetoric, and its function within his works, are examined here for the first time. The study explores Chaucer's knowledge of the conventional imagery of medieval literary genres, especially medieval romances and fabliaux , and his manipulation of rhetorical conventions through variations and omissions. In particular,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 147.00
This book argues that far from preaching traditional, otherworldly ideals, the authors or these religious works were deeply engaged in the social, political, and spiritual issues that characterized the Holy Roman Empire at a time of radical transformation. more...