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Speculative Grammar and Stoic Language Theory in Medieval Allegorical Narrative: From Prudentius to Alan of Lille

Speculative Grammar and Stoic Language Theory in Medieval Allegorical Narrative: From Prudentius to Alan of Lille

1st Edition

Jeffrey Bardzell
June 09, 2014

In his Plaint of Nature (De planctu Naturae), Alan of Lille bases much of his argument against sin in general and homosexuality in particular on the claim that both amount to bad grammar. The book explores the philosophical uses of grammar that were so formative of Alan’s thinking in major writers...

The Contested Theological Authority of Thomas Aquinas: The Controversies Between Hervaeus Natalis and Durandus of St. Pourcain, 1307-1323

The Contested Theological Authority of Thomas Aquinas: The Controversies Between Hervaeus Natalis and Durandus of St. Pourcain, 1307-1323

1st Edition

Elizabeth Lowe
January 30, 2014

This book explains how the authority Thomas Aquinas's theological teachings grew out of the doctrinal controversies surrounding it within the Dominican Order. The adoption and eventual promotion of the teachings of Aquinas by the Order of Preachers ran counter to every other current running through...

Christian, Saracen and Genre in Medieval French Literature: Imagination and Cultural Interaction in the French Middle Ages

Christian, Saracen and Genre in Medieval French Literature: Imagination and Cultural Interaction in the French Middle Ages

1st Edition

Lynn Tarte Ramey
January 30, 2014

This book explores the historical and imaginary representation of the Saracen, or Muslim, in French writings from 1100 to 1500....

Between Courtly Literature and Al-Andaluz: Oriental Symbolism and Influences in the Romances of Chretien de Troyes

Between Courtly Literature and Al-Andaluz: Oriental Symbolism and Influences in the Romances of Chretien de Troyes

1st Edition

Michelle Reichert
January 14, 2014

First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Bodies of Pain: Suffering in the Works of Hartmann von Aue

Bodies of Pain: Suffering in the Works of Hartmann von Aue

1st Edition

Scott E. Pincikowski
January 14, 2014

First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Aspects of Love in John Gower's Confessio Amantis

Aspects of Love in John Gower's Confessio Amantis

1st Edition

Ellen S. Bakalian
December 11, 2013

First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Worlds Made Flesh: Chronicle Histories and Medieval Manuscript Culture

Worlds Made Flesh: Chronicle Histories and Medieval Manuscript Culture

1st Edition

Lauryn Mayer
December 11, 2013

This book focuses on the use of the past in two senses. First, it looks at the way in which medieval texts from the eighth to the fifteenth centuries discussed the past: how they presented history, what kinds of historical narratives they employed, and what anxieties gathered around the practice of...

Race and Ethnicity in Anglo-Saxon Literature

Race and Ethnicity in Anglo-Saxon Literature

1st Edition

Stephen Harris
September 03, 2013

First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Literary Hybrids: Indeterminacy in Medieval & Modern French Narrative

Literary Hybrids: Indeterminacy in Medieval & Modern French Narrative

1st Edition

Erika E. Hess
September 03, 2013

First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Feminine Figurae: Representations of Gender in Religious Texts by Medieval German Women Writers, 1100-1475

Feminine Figurae: Representations of Gender in Religious Texts by Medieval German Women Writers, 1100-1475

1st Edition

Rebecca L.R. Garber
August 21, 2013

First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Kingship, Conquest, and Patria

Kingship, Conquest, and Patria

1st Edition

Kristen Lee Over
May 01, 2013

First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Crafting the Witch: Gendering Magic in Medieval and Early Modern England

Crafting the Witch: Gendering Magic in Medieval and Early Modern England

1st Edition

Heidi Breuer
September 14, 2011

This book analyzes the gendered transformation of magical figures occurring in Arthurian romance in England from the twelfth to the sixteenth centuries. In the earlier texts, magic is predominantly a masculine pursuit, garnering its user prestige and power, but in the later texts, magic...

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