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The Ages of ManA Study in Medieval Writing and Thought

The Ages of Man: A Study in Medieval Writing and Thought

J. A. Burrow

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117551
eISBN:
9780191670985
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117551.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Medieval Europe inherited from antiquity a rich and varied tradition of thought about the aetates hominum. Scholars divided human life into three, four, six, or seven ages, and so related it to ... More

The Archpoet and Medieval Culture

The Archpoet and Medieval Culture

Peter Godman

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780198719229
eISBN:
9780191788499
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198719229.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, Early and Medieval Literature

This book is about one of the most famous and least understood authors of the Latin Middle Ages. We know him by the pseudonym of Archpoet. Setting his world and his works in their historical ... More

Between Medieval MenMale Friendship and Desire in Early Medieval English Literature

Between Medieval Men: Male Friendship and Desire in Early Medieval English Literature

David Clark

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199558155
eISBN:
9780191721342
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558155.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature

This book argues for the importance of synoptically examining the whole range of same‐sex relations in the Anglo‐Saxon period, revisiting well‐known texts and issues (as well as material often ... More

The Boundaries of the Human in Medieval English Literature

The Boundaries of the Human in Medieval English Literature

Dorothy Yamamoto

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198186748
eISBN:
9780191718564
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186748.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Animals and ‘wild men’ are everywhere in medieval culture, but their role in illuminating medieval constructions of humanity has never been properly explored. This book gathers together a large ... More

The Case for Women in Medieval Culture

The Case for Women in Medieval Culture

Alcuin Blamires

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186304
eISBN:
9780191674501
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186304.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Misogyny is of course not the whole story of medieval discourse on women: medieval culture also envisaged a case for women. But hitherto studies of profeminine attitudes in that period's culture have ... More

The Chansons de Geste in the Age of RomancePolitical Fictions

The Chansons de Geste in the Age of Romance: Political Fictions

Sarah Kay

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151920
eISBN:
9780191672903
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151920.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

This is a major reassessment of the relation between the medieval French chansons de geste and the romance genre. Critics have traditionally seen romance as a superior development of the chanson de ... More

Chaucer and Italian Textuality

Chaucer and Italian Textuality

K. P. Clarke

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199607778
eISBN:
9780191729546
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199607778.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

This book breaks important new ground in the study of Chaucer's various engagements with Italian literary culture, taking a more dynamic approach to Chaucer's Italian sources than has previously been ... More

Chaucer, Ethics, and Gender

Chaucer, Ethics, and Gender

Alcuin Blamires

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199248674
eISBN:
9780191714696
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248674.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This book, mainly concentrating on the Canterbury Tales, reassesses the moral dimension in Chaucer’s writings. For the Middle Ages, the study of human behaviour was quintessentially moral. It was not ... More

Chaucerian ConflictLanguages of Antagonism in Late Fourteenth-Century London

Chaucerian Conflict: Languages of Antagonism in Late Fourteenth-Century London

Marion Turner

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199207893
eISBN:
9780191709142
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207893.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This book explores the textual environment of London in the 1380s and 1390s, revealing a language of betrayal, surveillance, slander, treason, rebellion, flawed idealism, and corrupted compaignyes. ... More

Chrétien ContinuedA Study of the Conte du Graal and its Verse Continuations

Chrétien Continued: A Study of the Conte du Graal and its Verse Continuations

Matilda Tomaryn Bruckner

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199557219
eISBN:
9780191720932
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557219.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

This book examines all four verse continuations that follow Chrétien's unfinished Grail story, a powerful site of rewriting from the late 12th through the 15th centuries. By focusing on the dialogue ... More

Conscience and the Composition of Piers Plowman

Conscience and the Composition of Piers Plowman

Sarah Wood

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199653768
eISBN:
9780191741678
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653768.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Poetry

This book provides a detailed account of one of the central personified figures in William Langland's Piers Plowman. Previous critical accounts of Conscience either focus on discussions of the ... More

Dante and Governance

Dante and Governance

John Woodhouse (ed.)

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159117
eISBN:
9780191673498
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159117.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

This book brings to the most grandiose of Dante's messages in the Divine Comedy critical viewpoints whose originality would, at any time, constitute an important addition to Dante scholarship. ... More

Dante’s British PublicReaders and Texts, from the Fourteenth Century to the Present

Dante’s British Public: Readers and Texts, from the Fourteenth Century to the Present

Nick Havely

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199212446
eISBN:
9780191789472
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212446.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Poetry

This is the first account of Dante’s reception in English to address the full chronological span of that process. Responses by individual authors and in certain periods have been studied before, but ... More

Dante’s PersonsAn Ethics of the Transhuman

Dante’s Persons: An Ethics of the Transhuman

Heather Webb

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198733485
eISBN:
9780191797941
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198733485.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Early and Medieval Literature

This volume explores the concept of personhood in Dante’s Commedia and seeks out the constituent ethical modes that the poem presents as necessary for attaining a fullness of persona. This study ... More

The Destruction of Da Derga's HostelKingship and Narrative Artistry in a Mediaeval Irish Saga

The Destruction of Da Derga's Hostel: Kingship and Narrative Artistry in a Mediaeval Irish Saga

Ralph O'Connor

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199666133
eISBN:
9780191744693
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199666133.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Irish saga literature represents the largest collection of vernacular narrative in existence from the early Middle Ages, using the tools of Christian literacy to retell myths and legends about the ... More

Dunbar the Makar

Dunbar the Makar

Priscilla Bawcutt

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129639
eISBN:
9780191671807
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129639.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Dunbar's genius has been recognised not only by critics but by modern poets such as Auden and Eliot. This critical study examines Dunbar's view of himself as a poet, or ‘makar’, and the way he ... More

England the NationLanguage, Literature, and National Identity, 1290-1340

England the Nation: Language, Literature, and National Identity, 1290-1340

Thorlac Turville-Petre

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122791
eISBN:
9780191671548
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122791.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This book pays attention to the earlier fourteenth century in England as a literary period in its own right. It surveys the wide range of writings by the generation before Geoffrey Chaucer, and ... More

English Preaching in the Late Middle Ages

English Preaching in the Late Middle Ages

H. Leith Spencer

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112037
eISBN:
9780191670664
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112037.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This book is a major interdisciplinary study of English sermons written in the late fourteenth and the fifteenth centuries–a body of texts currently attracting much attention both for their own ... More

English Psalms in the Middle Ages, 1300-1450

English Psalms in the Middle Ages, 1300-1450

Annie Sutherland

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198726364
eISBN:
9780191793257
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198726364.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Poetry

This book explores vernacular translations, adaptations, and paraphrases of the biblical psalms, c. 1300–450. Focusing on a varied body of texts, it examines translations of the complete Psalter as ... More

The English Romance in TimeTransforming Motifs from Geoffrey of Monmouth to the Death of Shakespeare

The English Romance in Time: Transforming Motifs from Geoffrey of Monmouth to the Death of Shakespeare

Helen Cooper

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199248865
eISBN:
9780191719394
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248865.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This book is a study of romance motifs and conventions, or ‘memes’: ideas that behave like genes or organisms in their ability to replicate, adapt, and survive in different forms and cultures. First ... More

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