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Word Outward: Medieval Perspectives on the Entry into Language

Word Outward: Medieval Perspectives on the Entry into Language

Forthcoming

Corey J. Marvin
April 30, 2018

Using a combination of formalist and psychology-based approaches, this work examines the triple knowledge of subjectivity, body, and language in medieval imaginative literature....

Consuming Passions: The Uses of Cannibalism in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Consuming Passions: The Uses of Cannibalism in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Merrall L. Price
October 19, 2016

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

Topographies of Gender in Middle High German Arthurian Romance

Topographies of Gender in Middle High German Arthurian Romance

Alexandra Sterling-Hellenbrand
August 03, 2016

This book explores the metaphor of topography as a mechanism for the inscription of gender roles in Arthurian romance....

The Reproductive Unconscious in Late Medieval and Early Modern England

The Reproductive Unconscious in Late Medieval and Early Modern England

Jennifer Wynne Hellwarth
July 29, 2016

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

The Water Supply System of Siena, Italy: The Medieval Roots of the Modern Networked City

The Water Supply System of Siena, Italy: The Medieval Roots of the Modern Networked City

Michael P. Kucher
July 26, 2016

The book reviews scholarly literature and archival sources including maps and diagrams, to better situate Siena's achievement in urban history and broadens our understanding of medieval technology and urban life....

And Then the End Will Come: Early Latin Christian Interpretations of the Opening of the Seven Seals

And Then the End Will Come: Early Latin Christian Interpretations of the Opening of the Seven Seals

Douglas W. Lumsden
July 22, 2016

This work examines a centuries-long intellectual tradition in the early Latin church linking the imagery associated with the opening of the Seven Seals of the Apocalypse with programs of ecclesiastical expansion and ascetic reform....

Justice and the Social Context of Early Middle High German Literature

Justice and the Social Context of Early Middle High German Literature

Robert G. Sullivan
July 21, 2016

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....

John Cassian and the Reading of Egyptian Monastic Culture

John Cassian and the Reading of Egyptian Monastic Culture

Steven D. Driver
May 13, 2016

This book examines the method of meditative reading encouraged by John Cassian (c. 360-435) in his ascetic writings, the bulk of which are fictive dialogues that purportedly record the instruction he had received from Egyptial Christian monks. This instruction was at its core an interactive...

Non-Native Sources for the Scandinavian Kings' Sagas

Non-Native Sources for the Scandinavian Kings' Sagas

Paul A. White
July 31, 2015

Traditional scholarship on the kings' sagas has tended to focus on the textual histories and interrelationships between the various twelfth- and thirteenth-century Scandinavian manuscripts. Thus previous scholars have striven to ascertain chronology, dating, and potential literary borrowings...

The Literal Sense and the Gospel of John in Late Medieval Commentary and Literature

The Literal Sense and the Gospel of John in Late Medieval Commentary and Literature

MArk Hazard
April 23, 2015

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

Marriage Fictions in Old French Secular Narratives, 1170-1250: A Critical Re-evaluation of the Courtly Love Debate

Marriage Fictions in Old French Secular Narratives, 1170-1250: A Critical Re-evaluation of the Courtly Love Debate

Keith Nickolaus
February 27, 2015

Nickolaus provides the readers with a concise critical discussion of the "courtly love" debate, broad historical and comparative analysis, and a model that explains, at the level of plot, rhetoric, and ideology, the proper place of amorous motifs in the context of prevailing Christian doctrines and...

The Epistemology of the Monstrous in the Middle Ages

The Epistemology of the Monstrous in the Middle Ages

Lisa Verner
December 22, 2014

This book studies the phenomena of monsters and marvels from the time of Pliny the Elder through the 14th century....

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