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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

Angels and Anchoritic Culture in Late Medieval England

Angels and Anchoritic Culture in Late Medieval England

Joshua S. Easterling

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780198865414
eISBN:
9780191898372
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198865414.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This book examines vernacular and Latin anchoritic writings in England (c.1170–1400) as these participated within late medieval negotiations between the distinct, and at times divergent, cultures of ... 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

The Arts of DisruptionAllegory and Piers Plowman

The Arts of Disruption: Allegory and Piers Plowman

Nicolette Zeeman

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198860242
eISBN:
9780191892431
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198860242.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The Arts of Disruption offers a series of new readings of the allegorical poem Piers Plowman: but it is also a book about allegory. It argues not just that there are distinctively disruptive ‘arts’ ... 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

Boccaccio, Chaucer, and Stories for an Uncertain WorldAgency in the Decameron and the Canterbury Tales

Boccaccio, Chaucer, and Stories for an Uncertain World: Agency in the Decameron and the Canterbury Tales

Robert W. Hanning

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780192894755
eISBN:
9780191915635
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192894755.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The fictive inhabitants of the Decameron and the Canterbury Tales, the stories they tell each other, and the framing fictions that bring them together collectively acknowledge a radical uncertainty ... 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

Conspiracy Literature in Early Renaissance ItalyHistoriography and Princely Ideology

Conspiracy Literature in Early Renaissance Italy: Historiography and Princely Ideology

Marta Celati

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198863625
eISBN:
9780191895999
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198863625.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The present work represents the first full-length investigation of Italian Renaissance literature on the topic of conspiracy. This literary output consists of texts belonging to different genres that ... 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 New Life of the BookA Philology of World Literature

Dante's New Life of the Book: A Philology of World Literature

Martin Eisner

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780198869634
eISBN:
9780191912351
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198869634.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

This study uses the material transmission history of Dante’s innovative first book, the Vita nuova (New Life), to intervene in recent debates about literary history, reconceiving the relationship ... 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

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