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Mary Magdalene in Medieval Culture Conflicted Roles

Mary Magdalene in Medieval Culture: Conflicted Roles

1st Edition

Edited By Peter Loewen, Robin Waugh
August 23, 2018

This innovative and multidisciplinary collection visits representations and interpretations of Mary Magdalene in the medieval and early modern periods, questioning major scholarly assumptions behind the examination of female saints and their depictions in medieval artworks, literature, and music. ...

Beowulf's Popular Afterlife in Literature, Comic Books, and Film

Beowulf's Popular Afterlife in Literature, Comic Books, and Film

1st Edition

By Kathleen Forni
June 04, 2018

Beowulf's presence on the popular cultural radar has increased in the past two decades, coincident with cultural crisis and change. Why? By way of a fusion of cultural studies, adaptation theory, and monster theory, Beowulf's Popular Afterlife examines a wide range of Anglo-American retellings and ...

Toleration and Tolerance in Medieval European Literature

Toleration and Tolerance in Medieval European Literature

1st Edition

Edited By Albrecht Classen
March 13, 2018

Toleration and Tolerance in Medieval European Literature aims to examine and unearth the critical investigations of toleration and tolerance presented in literary texts of the Middle Ages. In contrast to previous approaches, this volume identifies new methods of interpreting conventional ...

Storytelling as Plague Prevention in Medieval and Early Modern Italy The Decameron Tradition

Storytelling as Plague Prevention in Medieval and Early Modern Italy: The Decameron Tradition

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By Martin Marafioti
December 15, 2017

Through close readings of five Italian collections of novellas written over a 500-year period, Martin Marafioti explores the literary tradition of storytelling, and particularly its efficacy as a healing tool following traumatic visitations from the plague. In this study, Giovanni Boccaccio's ...

Language and Community in Early England Imagining Distance in Medieval Literature

Language and Community in Early England: Imagining Distance in Medieval Literature

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By Emily Butler
May 05, 2017

This book examines the development of English as a written vernacular and identifies that development as a process of community building that occurred in a multilingual context. Moving through the eighth century to the thirteenth century, and finally to the sixteenth-century antiquarians who ...

The Signifying Power of Pearl Medieval Literary and Cultural Contexts for the Transformation of Genre

The Signifying Power of Pearl: Medieval Literary and Cultural Contexts for the Transformation of Genre

1st Edition

By Jane Beal
December 02, 2016

This book enhances our understanding of the exquisitely beautiful, fourteenth-century, Middle English dream vision poem Pearl. Situating the study in the contexts of medieval literary criticism and contemporary genre theory, Beal argues that the poet intended Pearl to be read at four levels of ...

Biblical Paradigms in Medieval English Literature From Cædmon to Malory

Biblical Paradigms in Medieval English Literature: From Cædmon to Malory

1st Edition

By Lawrence Besserman
November 08, 2013

This book examines the intricate and unusual relationship between the sacred and secular spheres of English medieval culture, positing that the assimilation of sacred and secular motifs could be in either direction, or even in both directions. That is, medieval English writers could appropriate ...

Cultural Difference and Material Culture in Middle English Romance Normans and Saxons

Cultural Difference and Material Culture in Middle English Romance: Normans and Saxons

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By Dominique Battles
March 12, 2013

This book explores how the cultural distinctions and conflicts between Anglo-Saxons and Normans originating with the Norman Conquest of 1066 prevailed well into the fourteenth century and are manifest in a significant number of Middle English romances including King Horn, Havelok the Dane, Sir ...

Sin and Filth in Medieval Culture The Devil in the Latrine

Sin and Filth in Medieval Culture: The Devil in the Latrine

1st Edition

By Martha Bayless
December 22, 2011

This important new contribution to the history of the body analyzes the role of filth as the material counterpart of sin in medieval thought. Using a wide range of texts, including theology, historical documents, and literature from Augustine to Chaucer, the book shows how filth was regarded as ...

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