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Medieval Family Roles A Book of Essays

Medieval Family Roles: A Book of Essays

1st Edition

Edited By Cathy Jorgensen Itnyre
August 01, 1999

This colelction of twelve original essays by European and American scholars, offers some of the latest research in three broad areas of medieval history: marriage, children, and family ties....

Sanctity and Motherhood Essays on Holy Mothers in the Middle Ages

Sanctity and Motherhood: Essays on Holy Mothers in the Middle Ages

1st Edition

Edited By Anneke Mulder-Bakker
May 13, 2016

Increasingly, recent scholarship has focused on those married women and mothers in the Middle Ages who achieved holiness. The Merovingian Waldetrudis and Rictrudis; Ida, mother of the crusader king Godfrey of Bouillon; Elisabeth of Hungary and Bridget of Sweden are among them. Unlike Mary and her ...

William Langland's Piers Plowman A Book of Essays

William Langland's Piers Plowman: A Book of Essays

1st Edition

Edited By Kathleen M. Hewett-Smith
January 20, 2016

This collection of newly written essays provides a fresh examination of some of the issues central to the study of this poem, including an exploration of its relevance to contemporary literary theory and to 14th century culture and ideology....

Christine de Pizan A Casebook

Christine de Pizan: A Casebook

1st Edition

Edited By Barbara K. Altmann, Deborah L. McGrady
August 12, 2015

Christine de Pizan wrote voluminously, commenting on various aspects of the late-medieval society in which she lived. Considered by many to be the first French woman of letters, Christine and her writing have been difficult to place ever since she began putting her thoughts on the page. Although ...

Hildegard of Bingen A Book of Essays

Hildegard of Bingen: A Book of Essays

1st Edition

Edited By Maud Burnett McInerney
December 22, 2014

This volume explores the extraordinary life and work of Hildegard of Bingen, the 12th century abbess and prophet whose interests ranged from music to theology to zoology to medicine. These essays-written specifically for this volume-approach Hildegard from a variety of perspectives including ...

Julian of Norwich A Book of Essays

Julian of Norwich: A Book of Essays

1st Edition

Edited By Sandra J. McEntire
July 17, 2014

These essays-written specifically for this book-provide a rich evaluation of this late 14th and early 15th-century mystical writer's book of revelations and considers the construction of her narrative, its theological complexity, and its literary and intellectual context. This casebook features ...

Violence in Medieval Courtly Literature A Casebook

Violence in Medieval Courtly Literature: A Casebook

1st Edition

By Albrecht Classen
June 09, 2014

Although courtly literature is often associated with a chivalrous and idyllic life, the fifteen original essays in this collection demonstrate that the quest for love in the world of medieval courtly literature was underpinned by violence. Lovers were rejected, mistrust ruled, rape was a rampant ...

Conflicted Identities and Multiple Masculinities Men in the Medieval West

Conflicted Identities and Multiple Masculinities: Men in the Medieval West

1st Edition

Edited By Jacqueline Murray
May 30, 2014

Conflicting Identities and Multiple Masculinities takes as its focus the construction of masculinity in Western Europe from the early Middle Ages until the fifteenth century, crossing from pre-Christian Scandinavia across western Christendom. The essays consult a broad and representative cross ...

Medieval Rhetoric A Casebook

Medieval Rhetoric: A Casebook

1st Edition

Edited By Scott D. Troyan
May 30, 2014

This volume in the Routledge Medieval Casebooks series explores medieval rhetorical practices. Ten original essays examine the ways in which contemporary readers and scholars might employ rhetorical theory to illuminate underlying meanings in medieval texts. The contributors also explore how ...

The Book and the Magic of Reading in the Middle Ages

The Book and the Magic of Reading in the Middle Ages

1st Edition

Edited By Albrecht Classen
May 30, 2014

The computer revolution is upon us. The future of books and of reading are debated. Will there be books in the next millennium? Will we still be reading? As uncertain as the answers to these questions might be, as clear is the message about the value of the book expressed by medieval writers. The ...

Anna Komnene and Her Times

Anna Komnene and Her Times

1st Edition

Edited By Thalia Gouma-Peterson
May 17, 2000

This significant critical anthology explores the life of Anna Komnene, the Byzantine context in which she wrote, and the impact of the Alexiad on her times and on subsequent historical works of literature....

Imagining Heaven in the Middle Ages A Book of Essays

Imagining Heaven in the Middle Ages: A Book of Essays

1st Edition

Edited By Jan S. Emerson
March 19, 2014

Medieval attempts to capture a glimpse of heaven range from the ethereal to the mundane, utilizing media as diverse as maps, cathedrals, songs, treatises, poems, visions and sewer systems. Heaven was at once the goal of the individual Christian life and the end of the cosmic plan. It was, simply ...

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