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Barbarians in the Sagas of Icelanders Homegrown Stereotypes and Foreign Influences

Barbarians in the Sagas of Icelanders: Homegrown Stereotypes and Foreign Influences

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Forthcoming

By William H. Norman
July 30, 2021

This book explores accounts in the Sagas of Icelanders of encounters with foreign peoples, both abroad and in Iceland, who are portrayed according to stereotypes which vary depending on their origins. Notably, inhabitants of the places identified in the sagas as Írland, Skotland and Vínland are ...

The Oral Epic From Performance to Interpretation

The Oral Epic: From Performance to Interpretation

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Karl Reichl
July 27, 2021

This book focuses on the performance of oral epics and explores the significance of performance features for the interpretation of epic poetry. The leading question of the book is how the socio-cultural context of performance and the various performance elements contribute to the meaning of oral ...

Polyphony and the Modern

Polyphony and the Modern

1st Edition

Edited By Jonathan Fruoco
May 07, 2021

Polyphony and the Modern asks one fundamental question: what does it mean to be modern in one’s own time? To answer that question, this volume focuses on polyphony as an index of modernity. In The Principle of Hope, Ernst Bloch showed that each moment in time is potentially fractured: people ...

Vernacular Verse Histories in Early Medieval England and Francia The Bard and the Rag-picker

Vernacular Verse Histories in Early Medieval England and Francia: The Bard and the Rag-picker

1st Edition

By Catalin Taranu
March 09, 2021

In a provocative take on Germanic heroic poetry, Taranu reads texts like Beowulf, Maldon, and the Waltharius as participating in alternative modes of history-writing that functioned in a larger ecology of narrative forms, including Latinate Christian history and the biblical epic. These modes ...

Tracing the Trails in the Medieval World Epistemological Explorations, Orientation, and Mapping in Medieval Literature

Tracing the Trails in the Medieval World: Epistemological Explorations, Orientation, and Mapping in Medieval Literature

1st Edition

By Albrecht Classen
October 12, 2020

Every human being knows that we are walking through life following trails, whether we are aware of them or not. Medieval poets, from the anonymous composer of Beowulf to Marie de France, Hartmann von Aue, Gottfried von Strassburg, and Guillaume de Lorris to Petrarch and Heinrich Kaufringer, ...

The Liminality of Fairies Readings in Late Medieval English and Scottish Romance

The Liminality of Fairies: Readings in Late Medieval English and Scottish Romance

1st Edition

By Piotr Spyra
July 14, 2020

Examining the fairies of medieval romance as liminal beings, this book draws on anthropological and philosophical studies of liminality to combine folkloristic insights into the nature of fairies with close readings of selected romance texts. Tracing different meanings and manifestations of ...

Before Emotion: The Language of Feeling, 400-1800

Before Emotion: The Language of Feeling, 400-1800

1st Edition

Edited By Juanita Feros Ruys, Michael W. Champion, Kirk Essary
February 05, 2019

Before Emotion: The Language of Feeling, 400-1800 advances current interdisciplinary research in the history of emotions through in-depth studies of the European language of emotion from late antiquity to the modern period. Focusing specifically on the premodern cognates of ‘affect’ or ‘affection’ ...

Avid Ears Medieval Gossips, Sound and the Art of Listening

Avid Ears: Medieval Gossips, Sound and the Art of Listening

1st Edition

By Christine M Neufeld
December 19, 2018

Arguing that women’s "silencing" is in part the result of women’s voices being treated as the white noise of history, Avid Ears: Medieval Gossips, Sound, and the Art of Listening explores the historical representation of female voices as actual acoustic phenomena. The volume focuses on English ...

Zöopedagogies Creatures as Teachers in Middle English Romance

Zöopedagogies: Creatures as Teachers in Middle English Romance

1st Edition

By Bonnie J. Erwin
November 26, 2018

The human protagonists of medieval romance are works in progress. They are learners, taught by an unexpected set of teachers: non-human animals including horses, hawks, lions, and the various quarry of the hunt. These "creature teachers" show humans how to be more perfectly human—how to love, fight...

From Medievalism to Early-Modernism Adapting the English Past

From Medievalism to Early-Modernism: Adapting the English Past

1st Edition

Edited By Marina Gerzic, Aidan Norrie
November 05, 2018

From Medievalism to Early-Modernism: Adapting the English Past is a collection of essays that both analyses the historical and cultural medieval and early modern past, and engages with the medievalism and early-modernism—a new term introduced in this collection—present in contemporary popular ...

Forging Boethius in Medieval Intellectual Fantasies

Forging Boethius in Medieval Intellectual Fantasies

1st Edition

By Brooke Hunter
October 17, 2018

Forging Boethius in Medieval Intellectual Fantasies reconsiders the influence of the thirteenth-century Pseudo-Boethian forgery De disciplina scolarium on medieval understandings of Boethius (d. 524). Tracing the medieval popularity of De disciplina’s reimagined vision of Boethius alongside the ...

Disability and Knighthood in Malory’s Morte Darthur

Disability and Knighthood in Malory’s Morte Darthur

1st Edition

By Tory Pearman
July 26, 2018

This book considers the representation of disability and knighthood in Malory’s Morte Darthur. The study asserts that Malory’s unique definition of knighthood, which emphasizes the unstable nature of the knight’s physical body and the body of chivalry to which he belongs, depends upon disability. ...

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