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  • Literary Patronage in The Middle Ages

    1st Edition

    By Karl Julius Holznecht

    Published in 1966: The present study attempts in its fashion to supply a connected account of this somewhat neglected phase of medieval literary life, and to look carefully in earlier ages for the origins of medieval patronage. As one may suppose a patron might be approached and the modes in which…

    Paperback – 2020-04-09 
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    Routledge Revivals

  • Three Medieval Greek Romances

    1st Edition

    By Gavin Betts

    Published in 1995: These three 14th century medieval Greek romances, which are presented here for the first time in English translation, form part of a curious and previously neglected corner of literature.…

    Paperback – 2020-04-02 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Ancestor Worship and the Elite in Late Iron Age Scandinavia

    A Grave Matter, 1st Edition

    By Triin Laidoner

    Ancestor worship is often assumed by contemporary European audiences to be an outdated and primitive tradition with little relevance to our societies, past and present. This book questions that assumption and seeks to determine whether ancestor ideology was an integral part of religion in Viking…

    Hardback – 2020-02-18 
    Routledge
    Studies in Medieval History and Culture

  • Stories of Chaos

    Reason and its Displacement in Early Modern English Narrative, 1st Edition

    By Nick Davis

    First published in 1999, this volume re-examines narrative design in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, The Faerie Queene, King Lear and Paradise Lost. Written in a period newly set on finding practical application for available systems of reasoning, these texts confront in their different ways…

    Paperback – 2020-02-01 
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    Routledge Revivals

  • Walter the Chancellor’s The Antiochene Wars

    A Translation and Commentary, 1st Edition

    Edited by Susan B. Edgington

    First published in 1999, this edition of Walter the Chancellor’s account of the wars of the Antiochenes against the Muslims in the early twelfth century is a vivid first-hand account of a dramatic yet less well-known period in the history of the northern Crusader states, and an important balance to…

    Paperback – 2020-02-01 
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    Routledge Revivals

  • The English Charlemagne Romances

    Part VI. The Taill of Rauf Coilyear (about 1475 A.D.) (from the unique copy of Lekpreuik's edition of 1572) with fragments of Roland and Vernagu and Otuel (from the unique auchinleck MS., about 1330 A.D.), 1st Edition

    Edited by Sidney J.H. Herrtage

    First published in 1882, this volume formed the sixth part of a unique series of English-language Charlemagne romances. It contains three poetic texts in their original 15th and 16th century English with some accompanying glosses. The first text is ‘The Taill of Rauf Coilyear’, discovered in…

    Paperback – 2020-01-01 
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    Routledge Revivals

  • Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts and their Heritage

    1st Edition

    Edited by Phillip Pulsiano, Elaine M. Treharne

    First published in 1998, this volume brings together some of the best recent work on the period before and after the Norman Conquest and makes an irresistible case for a number of fundamental revisions in our understanding of the culture of Anglo-Saxon and Norman England. Combining the use of novel…

    Paperback – 2020-01-01 
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    Routledge Revivals

  • Lydgate's Minor Poems

    The Two Nightingale Poems (A.D. 1446), 1st Edition

    Edited by Otto Glauning

    First published in 1900, this volume includes the two versions of Lydgate’s Middle-English Nightingale poems along with glosses. A detailed scholarly introduction is provided by Otto Glauning, PhD, including analysis of the manuscripts, metre, linguistic significance and the manuscripts’ sources.…

    Paperback – 2020-01-01 
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    Routledge Revivals

  • Supernatural Encounters

    Demons and the Restless Dead in Medieval England, c.1050–1450, 1st Edition

    By Stephen Gordon

    The belief in the reality of demons and the restless dead formed a central facet of the medieval worldview. Whether a pestilent-spreading corpse mobilised by the devil, a purgatorial spirit returning to earth to ask for suffrage, or a shape-shifting demon intent on crushing its victims as they…

    Hardback – 2019-12-20 
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    Studies in Medieval History and Culture

  • Margaret's Monsters

    Women, Identity, and the Life of St. Margaret in Medieval England, 1st Edition

    By Michael E. Heyes

    St. Margaret of Antioch was one of the most popular saints in medieval England and, throughout the Middle Ages, the various Lives of St. Margaret functioned as a blueprint for a virginal life and supernatural assistance to pregnant women during the dangerous process of labor. In her narrative,…

    Hardback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge
    Studies in Medieval History and Culture

  • Sanctity and Female Authorship

    Birgitta of Sweden & Catherine of Siena, 1st Edition

    Edited by Maria H. Oen, Unn Falkeid

    Birgitta of Sweden (Birgitta Birgersdotter, 1302/03-1373) and her younger contemporary Catherine of Siena (Caterina Benincasa, 1347-1380) form the most powerful and influential female duo in European history. Both enjoyed saintly reputations in life, while acting as the charismatic leaders of a…

    Hardback – 2019-10-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Medieval Religion and Culture

  • On Deification and Sacred Eloquence

    Richard Rolle and Julian of Norwich, 1st Edition

    By Louise Nelstrop

    This book considers the place of deification in the writings of Julian of Norwich and Richard Rolle, two of the fourteenth-century English Mystics. It argues that, as a consequence of a belief in deification, both produce writing that is helpfully viewed as sacred eloquence. The book begins by…

    Hardback – 2019-10-07
    Routledge
    Contemporary Theological Explorations in Mysticism

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