• Islam and Postcolonial Discourse: Purity and Hybridity book cover

    Islam and Postcolonial Discourse

    Purity and Hybridity, 1st Edition

    By Esra Mirze Santesso, James McClung

    Largely, though not exclusively, as a legacy of the 2001 attack on the World Trade Center, Islamic faith has become synonymous in many corners of the media and academia with violence, which many believe to be its primary mode of expression. The absence of a sophisticated recognition of the wide…

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  • Gendering Walter Scott: Sex, Violence and Romantic Period Writing book cover

    Gendering Walter Scott

    Sex, Violence and Romantic Period Writing, 1st Edition

    By C.M. Jackson-Houlston

    Employing gender as a unifying critical focus, Caroline Jackson-Houlston draws on the full range of Walter Scott’s novels to propose new links between Scott and Romantic-era authors such as Sophia Lee, Jane Porter, Jane Austen, Sydney Owenson, Elizabeth Hands, Thomas Love Peacock, and Robert Bage.…

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  • Affectionate Authorities: Fathers and Fatherly Roles in Late Medieval Basel book cover

    Affectionate Authorities

    Fathers and Fatherly Roles in Late Medieval Basel, 1st Edition

    By Philip Grace

    In one of his sermons, the medieval preacher Bernardino of Siena listed seven ’fathers’ to whom one owed obedience: God, one’s natural father, godfather, confessor, benefactor, a government official, and any elderly man. This book seeks to answer the question of why medieval Europeans saw the need…

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  • Gender and Emotions in Medieval and Early Modern Europe: Destroying Order, Structuring Disorder book cover

    Gender and Emotions in Medieval and Early Modern Europe: Destroying Order, Structuring Disorder

    1st Edition

    By Susan Broomhall

    States of emotion were vital as a foundation to society in the premodern period, employed as a force of order to structure diplomatic transactions, shape dynastic and familial relationships, and align religious beliefs, practices and communities. At the same time, societies understood that…

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  • Epistolary Community in Print, 1580�1664 book cover

    Epistolary Community in Print, 1580�1664

    1st Edition

    By Diana G. Barnes

    Epistolary Community in Print contends that the printed letter is an inherently sociable genre ideally suited to the theorisation of community in early modern England. In manual, prose or poetic form, printed letter collections make private matters public, and in so doing reveal, first how tenuous…

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  • Infirmity in Antiquity and the Middle Ages: Social and Cultural Approaches to Health, Weakness and Care book cover

    Infirmity in Antiquity and the Middle Ages

    Social and Cultural Approaches to Health, Weakness and Care, 1st Edition

    Edited by Christian Krötzl, Katariina Mustakallio, Jenni Kuuliala

    This volume discusses infirmitas (’infirmity’ or ’weakness’) in ancient and medieval societies. It concentrates on the cultural, social and domestic aspects of physical and mental illness, impairment and health, and also examines frailty as a more abstract, cultural construct. It seeks to widen our…

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  • Heteronormativity in Eighteenth-Century Literature and Culture book cover

    Heteronormativity in Eighteenth-Century Literature and Culture

    1st Edition

    By Ana de Freitas Boe, Abby Coykendall

    The resurgence of marriage as a transnational institution, same-sex or otherwise, draws upon as much as it departs from enlightenment ideologies of sex, gender, and sexuality which this collection aims to investigate, interrogate, and conceptualize anew. Coming to terms with heteronormativity is…

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  • British Women and the Intellectual World in the Long Eighteenth Century book cover

    British Women and the Intellectual World in the Long Eighteenth Century

    1st Edition

    By Teresa Barnard

    Highlighting the remarkable women who found ways around the constraints placed on their intellectual growth, this collection of essays shows how their persistence opened up attributes of potent female imagination, radical endeavour, literary vigour, and self-education that compares well with male…

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  • Anglo-American Women Writers and Representations of Indianness, 1629-1824 book cover

    Anglo-American Women Writers and Representations of Indianness, 1629-1824

    1st Edition

    By Cathy Rex

    Examining the appropriations and revisions of Indian identity first carried out by Anglo-American engravers and later by early Anglo-American women writers, Cathy Rex shows the ways in which iconic images of Native figures inform not only an emerging colonial/early republican American identity but…

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  • Bluestockings Now!: The Evolution of a Social Role book cover

    Bluestockings Now!

    The Evolution of a Social Role, 1st Edition

    Edited by Deborah Heller

    Bringing together top specialists in the field, this edited volume challenges the theory that the eighteenth-century British intellectual women known as the Bluestockings were an isolated phenomenon spanning the period from the 1750s through the 1790s. On the contrary, the contributors suggest, the…

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  • Children and Asceticism in Late Antiquity: Continuity, Family Dynamics and the Rise of Christianity book cover

    Children and Asceticism in Late Antiquity

    Continuity, Family Dynamics and the Rise of Christianity, 1st Edition

    By Ville Vuolanto

    In Late Antiquity the emergence of Christian asceticism challenged the traditional Greco-Roman views and practices of family life. The resulting discussions on the right way to live a good Christian life provide us with a variety of information on both ideological statements and living experiences…

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  • Refugee Nuns, the French Revolution, and British Literature and Culture book cover

    Refugee Nuns, the French Revolution, and British Literature and Culture

    1st Edition

    By Tonya J. Moutray

    In eighteenth-century literature, negative representations of Catholic nuns and convents were pervasive. Yet, during the politico-religious crises initiated by the French Revolution, a striking literary shift took place as British writers championed the cause of nuns, lauded their socially relevant…

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