Theory and The Premodern Text (Medieval Cultures) by Paul Strohm

By Paul Strohm

Medieval Studies/Literary thought a massive reconsideration of kinfolk among new theories and previous texts. The paintings of Paul Strohm allies the main exotic traditions of medieval examine with the main demanding and cutting edge of theoretical ways. those positive aspects, operating jointly to revise and extend our realizing of either medieval texts and modern serious perform, are obvious in complete and compelling strength during this selection of essays, such a lot now in print for the 1st time. In more than a few theoretical engagements with overdue medieval texts, facing social perform, time, and narrative, this quantity proposes a "practical" relation among the textual content and the idea that illuminates it. Insisting at the creative multiplicity of the textual content, Strohm reveals in idea an augmentation of interpretive possibilities-an augmentation that typically calls for respectful war of words with what a piece says-or turns out to need known-about itself. He therefore defines conception as "any viewpoint from which we would problem a text's self-understanding." Coupled with this strategic disrespect is a brand new and amplified kind of respect-for the textual content as a meaning-making method, for its unruly strength and its unpredictable results on the earth. during this spirit, Strohm deals new and illustrative readings of Hoccleve's "Male Regle" and Regiment of Princes, Ricardian coronation files, Chaucer's "Cook's Tale," Capgrave's chronicle, the Gesta Henrici Quinti, files of the king's bench, Malory's "Knight of the Cart," and different later medieval texts. all through, Strohm traverses different types of "literary" and "non-literary" within the carrier of a extra finished knowing of texts and the resourcefulness with which they accomplish their social paintings. Paul Strohm is J. R. R. Tolkien Professor of English Language and Literature on the collage of Oxford. he's the writer of many books, together with England's Empty Throne: Usurpation and the Language of Legitimation, 1399-1422 (1998) and Social Chaucer (1989). Medieval Cultures sequence, quantity 26 Translation Inquiries: college of Minnesota Press

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Highland Wolf by Hannah Howell

By Hannah Howell

Long island occasions bestselling writer Hannah Howell returns to the breathtaking Scottish Highlands with the unforgettable Murray extended family and the beautiful Annora MacKay who can't face up to the will an fascinating stranger offers... Annora MacKay senses a annoying evil in Dunncraig maintain, the property bought by way of her cousin, a merciless and ruthless guy. in simple terms her affection for the tiny woman he claims is his daughter stops her from fleeing. Then a mysterious woodcarver arrives on the fortress, and she or he can't cease thinking--or longing--for him... James Drummond, as soon as a laird now an outcast, desires what was once stolen from him--his reliable identify, his lands, and his baby. His cover for purchasing into Dunncraig is the first step of his plan, however the attractive raven-haired girl who cares for his daughter is an unwelcome shock. For he has come looking justice, no longer love...

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The Long Arm of Papal Authority: Late Medieval Christian by Edited by Torsten Jorgensen, Edited by Kirsi Salonen Edited

By Edited by Torsten Jorgensen, Edited by Kirsi Salonen Edited by Gerhard Jaritz

Includes selcected papers from meetings in 2003 on the college of Bergen (Norway) and on the primary eu college (Hungary). They care for the communique of the Holy See with Northern Europe and East relevant Europe within the overdue heart a while, either on the margins of Western Christendom.

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Postcolonial amazons : female masculinity and courage in by Walter Duvall Penrose Jr.

By Walter Duvall Penrose Jr.

Students have lengthy been divided at the query of no matter if the Amazons of Greek legend truly existed. particularly, Soviet archaeologists' discoveries of the our bodies of girls warriors within the Eighties seemed to at once contradict western classicists' denial of the veracity of the Amazon fable, and there were few concessions among the 2 faculties of idea given that.

Postcolonial Amazons deals a ground-breaking second look of where of martial girls within the historical international, bridging the space among fable and historic truth and increasing our notion of the Amazon archetype. through moving the guts of discussion to the outer edge of the zone identified to the Greeks, the startling end emerges that the traditional Athenian perception of ladies as vulnerable and worried used to be by no means standard of the realm of that point, even inside Greece. Surrounding the Athenians have been a variety of peoples who held that ladies will be brave, capable, smart, and bold, suggesting that even though Greek tales of Amazons could be exaggerations, they have been dependent upon a true historic figuring out of ladies who fought.

While re-examining the resources of the Amazon fable, this compelling quantity additionally resituates the Amazons within the broader context from which they've been extracted, illustrating that even though they have been the critical instance of girl masculinity in historical Greek inspiration, they weren't the one example of this phenomenon: masculine girls have been masqueraded at the Greek degree, defined within the Hippocratic corpus, took half within the fight to manage Alexander the Great's empire after his demise, and served as bodyguards in old India. opposed to the backdrop of the continued debates surrounding gender norms and fluidity, Postcolonial Amazons breaks new floor as an historical historical past of woman masculinity and demonstrates that those rules have a miles longer and harder historical past than we can have supposed.

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A Companion to Apollonius Rhodius by Edited by Theodore D. Papanghelis and Antonios Rengakos

By Edited by Theodore D. Papanghelis and Antonios Rengakos

This quantity on Appolonius of Rhodes, whose "Argonautica" is the only full-length epic to outlive from the Hellenistic interval, contains articles by way of 14 students from throughout Europe and the US. Their contributions hide quite a lot of concerns from the background of the textual content and the issues of the poet's biography via questions of favor, literary strategy and intertextual kin to the epic's library and cultural reception. the purpose is to offer an summary of the scholarly dialogue in those components and supply a survey of developments in Apollonian experiences.

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A Medieval Miscellany by Margaret Wade Labarge

By Margaret Wade Labarge

This number of occasional writings through popular medieval student Margaret Wade Labarge considers an eclectic mixture of topics and matters within the heritage of the center a long time. the numerous lives of medieval girls, their energy and standing inside society, are depicted via their very own writings; questions of medieval tradition are associated with these dealing with humanity in our time; shuttle, as skilled through the main prestigious ambassador and through the lowliest pilgrim, is explored; and the origins and stipulations of healthiness care are tested. those topics have encouraged or trained the author's 8 significant historic works, yet are revisited the following with the readability, wit and self-discipline of an exceptional instructor. A Medieval Miscellany will supply readers already accustomed to Labarge's paintings new excitement, and supply an attractive direction into medieval lives and time for brand spanking new readers.

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The Routledge History of Medieval Christianity: 1050-1500 by R. N. Swanson

By R. N. Swanson

The Routledge background of Medieval Christianity explores the position of Christianity in ecu society from the center of the eleventh-century until eventually the dawning of the Reformation. prepared in 4 thematic sections and comprising 23 initially commissioned chapters plus introductory overviews to each part through the editor, this ebook presents an authoritative survey of a necessary part of medieval historical past.

Comprehensive and cohesive, the amount offers a holistic view of Christianity in medieval Europe, analyzing not just the church itself but in addition its function in, impact on, and tensions with, modern society. Chapters for this reason diversity from examinations of constructions, theology and devotional practices in the church to subject matters resembling gender, violence and holy battle, the economic system, morality, tradition, and lots of extra in addition to, demonstrating the pervasiveness and significance of the church and Christianity within the medieval global.

Despite the transition into an more and more post-Christian age, the historical function of Christianity within the improvement of Europe continues to be necessary to the certainty of eu background – rather within the medieval interval. This assortment may be crucial analyzing for college students and students of medieval experiences throughout a huge variety of disciplines.

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