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Courtly Pastimes

Courtly Pastimes

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Gloria Allaire, Julie Human
November 25, 2022

The modern concept of passing leisure hours pleasantly would, in the Middle Ages, have fallen under the rubric of Sloth, a deadly sin. Yet aristocrats of past centuries were not always absorbed in affairs of state or warfare. What did they do in moments of peace, "downtime" as we might call it ...

Animals in the Middle Ages

Animals in the Middle Ages

1st Edition

Edited By Nona C. Flores
September 15, 2000

These interdisciplinary essays focus on animals as symbols, ideas, or images in medieval art and literature....

Revisiting the Poetic Edda Essays on Old Norse Heroic Legend

Revisiting the Poetic Edda: Essays on Old Norse Heroic Legend

1st Edition

Edited By Paul Acker, Carolyne Larrington
July 16, 2015

Bringing alive the dramatic poems of Old Norse heroic legend, this new collection offers accessible, ground-breaking and inspiring essays which introduce and analyse the exciting legends of the two doomed Helgis and their valkyrie lovers; the dragon-slayer Sigurðr; Brynhildr the implacable ...

Christian Attitudes Toward the Jews in the Middle Ages A Casebook

Christian Attitudes Toward the Jews in the Middle Ages: A Casebook

1st Edition

By Michael Frassetto
March 21, 2013

Drawing from an equally wide range of sources-sermons, polemical texts, theological treatises, hagiographical and devotional works, and histories-the volume demonstrates the emergence of a profoundly negative image of the Jews that established many of the stereotypes of classic Christian ...

Medieval Sexuality A Casebook

Medieval Sexuality: A Casebook

1st Edition

Edited By April Harper, Caroline Proctor
March 16, 2012

Medieval Sexuality: A Casebook is a fascinating collection featuring both new and established experts in the field. The volume includes 11 original essays by Ross Balzaretti, Philip Crispin, Dominic Janes, Hugh Kennedy, A. Lynn Martin, Kim M. Phillips, Samantha J. E. Riches, Joyce E. Salisbury, ...

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