Medieval Dutch Literature In Its European Context

Author by : Erik Kooper
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Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : A 1994 collection of essays shedding light on medieval Dutch literature set in its socio-historic and cultural context.


Originality And Tradition In The Middle Dutch Roman Van Walewein

Author by : Bart Besamusca
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Publisher by : DS Brewer
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Description : New editor, new directions: the series broadens its scope to encompass European literatures other than French and English; still, however, an indispensable component of any historical or Arthurian library. NOTES AND QUERIES


Malory And His European Contemporaries

Author by : Miriam Edlich-Muth
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Publisher by : Boydell & Brewer Ltd
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Description : A reconsideration of Arthurian compilations in the late middle ages, looking at the complex ways in which they reshape their material for new audiences.


A Literary History Of The Low Countries

Author by : Theo Hermans
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Publisher by : Camden House
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Description : An authoritative volume that is the first literary history of the Netherlands and Flanders in English since the 1970s


Vernacular Literary Theory In The Middle Ages

Author by : Walter Haug
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Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : This is a critically acclaimed study of medieval literary theory.


Key Figures In Medieval Europe

Author by : Richard K. Emmerson
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : From emperors and queens to artists and world travelers, from popes and scholars to saints and heretics, Key Figures in Medieval Europe brings together in one volume the most important people who lived in medieval Europe between 500 and 1500. Gathered from the biographical entries from the on-going series, the Routledge Encyclopedias of the Middle Ages, these A-Z biographical entries discuss the lives of over 575 individuals who have had a historical impact in such areas as politics, religion, or the arts. Individuals from places such as medieval England, France, Germany, Iberia, Italy, and Scandinavia are included as well as those from the Jewish and Islamic worlds. A thematic outline is included that lists people not only by categories, but also by regions. For a full list of entries, contributors, and more, visit the Routledge Encyclopedias of the Middle Ages website.


Logical Fictions In Medieval Literature And Philosophy

Author by : Virginie Greene
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Description : Examines the ways in which traditions of philosophy and logic are reflected in major works of medieval literature.


Routledge Revivals

Author by : Richard K Emmerson
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Publisher by : Taylor & Francis
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Description : First published in 2006, Key Figures in Medieval Europe, brings together in one volume the most important people who lived in medieval Europe between 500 and 1500. Gathered from the biographical entries from the series, Routledge Encyclopedias of the Middle Ages, these A-Z biographical entries discuss the lives of over 575 individuals who have had a historical impact in such areas as politics, religion, and the arts. It includes individuals from places such as medieval England, France, Germany, Iberia, Italy, and Scandinavia, as well as those from the Jewish and Islamic worlds. In one convenient volume, students, scholars, and interested readers will find the biographies of the people whose actions, beliefs, creations, and writings shaped the Middle Ages, one of the most fascinating periods of world history.


Floire And Blancheflor And The European Romance

Author by : Patricia E. Grieve
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Description : A comparative study of Floire and Blancheflor and its versions in medieval and Renaissance Europe, first published in 1997.


People And Texts Relationships In Medieval Literature

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Description : Relationships between people and texts form the focus of the studies collected in this book. It was presented to Erik Kooper in recognition of his lifelong efforts to bring together people from universities worldwide. It will be of special interest to scholars and students of Arthurian and Middle English literature, codicologists, scholars interested in medieval Latin sermons and the Gesta Herewardi, in medieval drama and in texts in Middle English, among them Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Wynnere and Wastoure, Sir Eglamour, the Tale of Gamelyn, and, in Scots, the metrical chronicle of William Stewart. Articles on early twentieth-century Chaucerian scholarship and on many of the Old French Arthurian romances as well as the writings of Wace and Benoît de Sainte-Maure are also included.


London Literature 1300 1380

Author by : Ralph Hanna
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Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : Ralph Hanna charts the generic and linguistic features particular to London writing.


Postcolonial Approaches To The European Middle Ages

Author by : Ananya Jahanara Kabir
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Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : A collection of original essays exploring the intersections between medieval and postcolonial studies.


Shaping The Archive In Late Medieval England

Author by : Sarah Elliott Novacich
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Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : Sarah Elliott Novacich explores how medieval thinkers pondered the ethics and pleasures of the archive. She traces three episodes of sacred history - the loss of Eden, the loading of Noah's ark, and the Harrowing of Hell - across works of poetry, performance records, and iconography in order to demonstrate how medieval artists turned to sacred history to think through aspects of cultural transmission. Performances of the loss of Eden blur the relationship between original and record; stories of Noah's ark foreground the difficulty of compiling inventories; and engagements with the Harrowing of Hell suggest the impossibility of separating the past from the present. Reading Middle English plays alongside chronicles, poetry, and works of visual art, Shaping the Archive in Late Medieval England considers how poetic form, staging logistics, and the status of performance all contribute to our understanding of the ways in which medieval thinkers imagined the archive.


A History Of Arthurian Scholarship

Author by : Norris J. Lacy
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Publisher by : Boydell & Brewer Ltd
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Description : A survey of critical attention devoted to Arthurian matters.


The Evolution Of Arthurian Romance

Author by : Beate Schmolke-Hasselmann
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Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : A 1985 study of the evolution of Arthurian verse romance in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, in a 1998 English translation.


Latin Sermon Collections From Later Medieval England

Author by : Siegfried Wenzel
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Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : Until the Reformation, almost all sermons were written down in Latin. This is the first scholarly study systematically to describe and analyse the collections of Latin sermons from the golden age of medieval preaching in England, the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. Basing his studies on the extant manuscripts, Siegfried Wenzel analyses these sermons and the occasions when they were given. Larger issues of preaching in the later Middle Ages such as the pastoral concern about preaching, originality in sermon making, and the attitudes of orthodox preachers to Lollardy, receive detailed attention. The surviving sermons and their collections are listed for the first time in full inventories, which supplement the critical and contextual material Wenzel presents. This book is an important contribution to the study of medieval preaching, and will be essential for scholars of late medieval literature, history and religious thought.


Gods And Humans In Medieval Scandinavia

Author by : Jonas Wellendorf
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Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : The coming of Christianity to Northern Europe resulted in profound cultural changes. In the course of a few generations, new answers were given to fundamental existential questions and older notions were invalidated. Jonas Wellendorf's study, the first monograph in English on this subject, explores the medieval Scandinavian reception and re-interpretation of pre-Christian Scandinavian religion. This original work draws on a range of primary sources ranging from Prose Edda and Saxo Grammaticus' History of the Danes to less well known literary works including the Saga of Barlaam and the Hauksbók manuscript (c.1300). By providing an in-depth analysis of often overlooked mythological materials, along with translations of all textual passages, Wellendorf delivers an accessible work that sheds new light on the ways in which the old gods were integrated into the Christian worldview of medieval Scandinavia.


John Lydgate And The Making Of Public Culture

Author by : Maura Nolan
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Description : Inspired by the example of his predecessors Chaucer and Gower, John Lydgate articulated in his poetry, prose and translations many of the most serious political questions of his day. In the fifteenth century Lydgate was the most famous poet in England, filling commissions for the court, the aristocracy, and the guilds. He wrote for an elite London readership that was historically very small, but that saw itself as dominating the cultural life of the nation. Thus the new literary forms and modes developed by Lydgate and his contemporaries helped shape the development of English public culture in the fifteenth century. Maura Nolan offers a major re-interpretation of Lydgate's work and of his central role in the developing literary culture of his time. Moreover, she provides a wholly new perspective on Lydgate's relationship to Chaucer, as he followed Chaucerian traditions while creating innovative new ways of addressing the public.


The Book Of Memory

Author by : Mary Carruthers
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Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : Mary Carruthers's classic study of the training and uses of memory for a variety of purposes in European cultures during the Middle Ages has fundamentally changed the way scholars understand medieval culture. This fully revised and updated second edition considers afresh all the material and conclusions of the first. While responding to new directions in research inspired by the original, this new edition devotes much more attention to the role of trained memory in composition, whether of literature, music, architecture, or manuscript books. The new edition will reignite the debate on memory in medieval studies and, like the first, will be essential reading for scholars of history, music, the arts and literature, as well as those interested in issues of orality and literacy (anthropology), in the working and design of memory (both neuropsychology and artificial memory), and in the disciplines of meditation (religion).


Medieval Dutch Drama

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Description : "Four so-called abel plays: Esmoreit, Gloriant, Lancelot of Denmark, and The Debate of Winter and Summer, along with the farces accompanying them in performance: ""Lippin,"" ""Blow-in-the-Box,"" ""The Witch,"" and ""Ruben."" Each is among the earliest known secular dramas in any vernacular. Prins's introduction describes the manuscript and the language, style, and structure of the plays, and places their performance history in socio-cultural context. An appendix includes a sample of the original text."


The European Book In The Twelfth Century

Author by : Erik Kwakkel
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Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : The 'long twelfth century' (1075–1225) was an era of seminal importance in the development of the book in medieval Europe and marked a high point in its construction and decoration. This comprehensive study takes the cultural changes that occurred during the 'twelfth-century Renaissance' as its point of departure to provide an overview of manuscript culture encompassing the whole of Western Europe. Written by senior scholars, chapters are divided into three sections: the technical aspects of making books; the processes and practices of reading and keeping books; and the transmission of texts in the disciplines that saw significant change in the period, including medicine, law, philosophy, liturgy, and theology. Richly illustrated, the volume provides the first in-depth account of book production as a European phenomenon.


Text And Intertext In Medieval Arthurian Literature

Author by : Norris J. Lacy
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Philosophical Chaucer

Author by : Mark Miller
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Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : Mark Miller's innovative study argues that Chaucer's Canterbury Tales represent an extended mediation on agency, autonomy and practical reason. This philosophical aspect of Chaucer's interests can help us understand what is both sophisticated and disturbing about his explorations of love, sex and gender. Partly through fresh readings of the Consolation of Philosophy and the Romance of the Rose, Miller charts Chaucer's position in relation to the association in the Christian West between problems of autonomy and problems of sexuality and reconstructs how medieval philosophers and literary writers approached psychological phenomena often thought of as distinctively modern. The literary experiments of the Canterbury Tales represent a distinctive philosophical achievement that remains vital to our own attempts to understand agency, desire and their histories.


Middle English Mouths

Author by : Katie L. Walter
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Description : First full-length study of the mouth's centrality to discourses of physical, ethical and spiritual 'good' in Middle English literature.


Medieval Arthurian Literature

Author by : Norris J. Lacy
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : 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 Arthuriana.


The Arthur Of The Germans

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Description : From the twelfth century onwards the legends of King Arthur and his knights, including the Tristan legend, spread across Europe, producing a vast range of adaptations and new stories. German and Dutch literature were of central importance in this expansion of Arthurian material from the 12th to 16th century. This title deals with this topic.


Touching Devotional Practices And Visionary Experience In The Late Middle Ages

Author by : David Carrillo-Rangel
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Publisher by : Springer Nature
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Description : This book addresses the history of the senses in relation to affective piety and its role in devotional practices in the late Middle Ages, focusing on the sense of touch. It argues that only by deeply analysing this specific context of perception can the full significance of sensory religious experience in the Late Middle Ages be understood. Considering the centrality of the body to medieval society and Christianity, this collection explores a range of devotional practices, mainly relating to the Passion of Christ, and features manuscripts, works of devotional literature, art, woodcuts and judicial records. It brings together a multidisciplinary group of scholars to offer a variety of methodological approaches, in order to understand how touch was encoded, evoked and purposefully used. The book further considers how touch was related to the medieval theory of perception, examining its relation to the inner and outer senses through the eyes of visionaries, mystics, theologians and confessors, not only as praxis but from different theoretical points of view. While considered the most basic of spiritual experience, the chapters in this book highlight the all-pervasive presence of touch and the significance of ‘affective piety’ to Late Medieval Christians. Chapter 3: Drama, Performance and Touch in the Medieval Convent and Beyond is Open Access under a CC BY 4.0 license at link.springer.com


The Myth Of Piers Plowman

Author by : Lawrence Warner
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Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : "Addressing the history of the production and reception of the great medieval poem, Piers Plowman, Lawrence Warner reveals the many ways in which scholars, editors and critics over the centuries created their own speculative narratives about the poem, which gradually came to be regarded as factually true. Warner begins by considering the possibility that Langland wrote a romance about a werewolf and bear-suited lovers, and he goes on to explore the methods of the poem's localization, and medieval readers' particular interest in its Latinity. Warner shows that the 'Protestant Piers' was a reaction against the poem's oral mode of transmission, reveals the extensive eighteenth-century textual scholarship on the poem by figures including the maligned Chaucereditor John Urry, and contextualizes its first modernization by a literary forger inspired by the 1790s Shakespeare controversies. This lively account of Piers Plowman challenges the way the poem has traditionally been read and understood"--


The Evolution Of Verse Structure In Old And Middle English Poetry

Author by : Geoffrey Russom
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Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : In this fascinating study, Geoffrey Russom traces the evolution of the major English poetic traditions by reference to the evolution of the English language, and considers how verse forms are born, how they evolve, and why they die. Using a general theory of poetic form employing universal principles rooted in the human language faculty, Russom argues that certain kinds of poetry tend to arise spontaneously in languages with identifiable characteristics. Language changes may require modification of metrical rules and may eventually lead to extinction of a meter. Russom's theory is applied to explain the development of English meters from the earliest alliterative poems in Old and Middle English and the transition to iambic meter in the Modern English period. This thorough yet accessible study provides detailed analyses of form in key poems, including Beowulf and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, and a glossary of technical terms.