Literary Appropriations of the Anglo-Saxons from the by Donald Scragg, Carole Weinberg

By Donald Scragg, Carole Weinberg

This e-book discusses the attitudes towards Anglo-Saxons expressed by means of English poets, playwrights and novelists from the 13th century to the current day. The essays are prepared chronologically, tracing literary responses to the Anglo-Saxons within the medieval interval, the Renaissance, and in addition the eighteenth and 19th centuries. The members, who're experts of their respective fields from Britain and the USA, draw on works that experience often been overlooked or ignored. They handle topical matters reminiscent of nationalism, cultural identification, fable, gender and contextualization.

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Transformations in Medieval and Early-Modern Rights by Janet Coleman (auth.), Virpi Mäkinen, Petter Korkman (eds.)

By Janet Coleman (auth.), Virpi Mäkinen, Petter Korkman (eds.)

Rights language is a basic characteristic of the fashionable global. almost all major social and political struggles are waged, and feature been waged for over a century now, by way of rights claims. In many ways, it really is exactly the start of recent rights language that ushers in modernity when it comes to ethical and political suggestion, and the fight for a latest lifestyle turns out for plenty of synonymous with the struggle for a common acceptance of equivalent, person human rights. the place did glossy rights language come from? What types of rights discourses is it rooted in? what's the particular nature of recent rights discourse; whilst and the place have been medieval and historical notions of rights remodeled into it? Can one in reality locate any unmarried such transformation of medieval into glossy rights discourse?

The current quantity brings jointly probably the most principal students within the heritage of medieval and early-modern rights discourse. in the course of the varied angles taken through its authors, the amount brings to gentle the multifaceted nature of rights languages within the medieval and early glossy international.

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You Shall surely not Die: The Concepts of Sin and Death As by Jill Bradley

By Jill Bradley

The interval 800-1200 observed many alterations in angle in the direction of demise, sin and salvation. visible resources grants a worthy supplement to written assets, usually enhancing or including one other measurement to what students and theologians expressed in phrases. Taking miniatures displaying the autumn of guy and people with personifications of dying, this research appears on the rules they show and the connection among them. It examines either the final developments and particular manuscripts, referring to them to their contexts and to the writings of the time. This ebook exhibits the shifts in rules as to what constitutes sin, the merging of eschatological demise with sin and a brand new emphasis on actual dying, thereby giving new insights into medieval suggestion and tradition.

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Claudian's in Eutropium, Or, How, When, and Why to Slander a by Jacqueline Long

By Jacqueline Long

From A.D. 395 to 404, Claudian was once the court docket poet of the Western Roman Empire, governed by way of Honorius. In 399 the eunuch Eutropius, the grand chamberlain and gear in the back of the jap Roman throne of Honorius's brother Arcadius, turned consul. The poem In Eutropium is Claudian's brilliantly nasty reaction. In it he vilifies Eutropius and calls on Honorius's common, Stilicho, to redeem this shame to Roman honor. during this literary and old research, Jacqueline lengthy argues that the poem used to be, in either rationale and impression, political propaganda: Claudian exploited conventional prejudices opposed to eunuchs to make Eutropius look ludicrously alien to the beliefs of Roman greatness. lengthy units In Eutropium in the context of Greek and Roman political vituperation and satire from the classical to the overdue vintage interval. moreover, she demonstrates that the poem is a useful, if biased, resource of old information regarding Eutropius's profession. Her research attracts on glossy propaganda conception and on reader reaction concept, thereby bringing a clean standpoint to the political implications of Claudian's work.A UNC Press Enduring variation -- UNC Press Enduring variations use the most recent in electronic know-how to make on hand back books from our unusual backlist that have been formerly out of print. those versions are released unaltered from the unique, and are provided in reasonable paperback codecs, bringing readers either historic and cultural price.

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Maoist Model Theatre by Roberts

By Roberts

Here's a convincing mirrored image that adjustments our figuring out of gender in Maoist tradition, esp. for what critics from the Nineteen Nineties onwards have termed its 'erasure' of gender and sexuality. specifically the powerful heroines of the yangbanxi, or 'model works' which ruled the Cultural Revolution interval, were obvious as genderless revolutionaries whose pictures have been destructive to ladies. Drawing on modern theories starting from literary and cultural reviews to sociology, this publication demanding situations that demonstrated view via specified semiotic research of theatrical structures of the yangbanxi together with gown, props, kinesics, and numerous audio and linguistic platforms. Acknowledging the complicated interaction of conventional, glossy, chinese language and international gender ideologies as take place within the 'model works', it essentially adjustments our insights into gender in Maoist tradition.

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Greek Lyric Poetry: A Commentary on Selected Larger Pieces by G. O. Hutchinson

By G. O. Hutchinson

This e-book provides a brand new textual content and a close observation for plenty of of the primary items of Greek lyric poetry. The ebook joins textual and literary feedback of the poets jointly, offering an in depth and sustained research of vital poems around the style, and allows the reader to work out intimately the advance and variety of a extraordinary physique of poetry.

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A Companion to Byzantium by Liz James

By Liz James

Utilizing new methodological and theoretical techniques, A significant other to Byzantium offers an outline of the Byzantine international from its inception in 330 A.D. to its fall to the Ottoman Turks in 1453.

  • Provides an obtainable review of 11 centuries of Byzantine society
  • Introduces the newest scholarship that's remodeling the sector of Byzantine studies
  • Emphasizes Byzantium's social and cultural heritage, in addition to its fabric culture
  • Explores conventional issues and topics via clean perspectives

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Desire for Origins: New Language, Old English, and Teaching by Allen Frantzen

By Allen Frantzen

To many people, the research of outdated English language and literature could seem uninteresting, moribund, rarefied, and principally irrelevant-- an issue simply of quandary to situation simply to musty outdated lecturers within the ivory tower. Frantzen does not (directly) attempt to argue by contrast perception-- as a substitute, he attempts to enquire *why* this belief exists. His resolution is an insightful and eye-opening research into the dating between scholarship, ideology, and cultural relevance.

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