During the late seventeenth century, France waxed as the supreme political and cultural power of Europe, and French literature experienced its classical age (aka Neoclassical age). Many French authors of this period embraced the aesthetic of classicism (e.g. clear language, balanced structure), and often drew material from classical history and legend.
This collection explores some of the many ways in which sanctity was closely intertwined with the development of literary strategies across a range of writings in late medieval Britain. Rather than looking for clues in religious practices in order to explain such changes, or reading literature for information about sanctity, these essays consider the ways in which sanctity - as concept and as.
Conceived as a companion volume to the well-received Simple Forms: Essays on Medieval English Popular Literature (2015), Make We Merry More and Less is a comprehensive anthology of popular medieval literature from the twelfth century onwards. Uniquely, the book is divided by genre, allowing readers to make connections between texts usually presented individually.
This late medieval pastoral writing has received comparatively little attention from historians of love magic, although studies of the period before 1100 have used sermons and penitentials (lists of suggested penances for sins) to look at this and other forms of magic. 11 Heide Dienst and Karin Baumann have discussed the presentation of love magic in some late medieval German pastoral.
This radical rethinking of early womens literary history has major implications for all scholars working on medieval literature, on ideas of authorship, and on women's writing in later periods. Watt D (2012) Literature in Pieces: female sanctity and the relics of early women?s writing (500-1150), In: Lees CA (eds.), The Cambridge History of Early Medieval English Literature 14 Cambridge.
Clearly intended for students, A New History of Medieval French Literature focuses primarily on familiarizing readers with the aesthetic concerns and preferences of medieval French texts, and under Cerquiglini-Toulet’s skillful hand the sometimes arid quality of the literature becomes instead a provocative invitation to students interested in how pre-modern literature alternately responds to.
Taking as its chronological starting-point the female body of late medieval devotional literature, the volume moves on to a consideration of the representation of gendered bodies in later literature. It then proceeds to examine sixteenth-century occupational orderings of the (male) body in education, the civil service and the army, and involves explorations into a variety of rituals for the.
A Handbook to Middle English Studies presents a series of original essays from leading literary scholars that explore the relationship between critical theory and late medieval literature. Includes 26 new essays by leading scholars of late medieval literature Sets the new standard for an introduction to the study of late medieval literature Showcases the most current cutting-edge theoretical.
A collection of essays representing the growing variety of approaches used to write the history of medieval women. They reflect the European medieval world socially, geographically and across religious boundaries, engaging directly with how the medieval women's experience wa reconstructed, as well as what the experience was.
The essays also mirror the variety of sources Professor Hanawalt has utilized in her work: public documents of the law courts and chancery; private deeds, charters, and wills; works of both religious and secular literature. The collection not only illustrates and reinforces the influence of Barbara Hanawalt's work on modern-day medieval studies, it is also a testament to her inspiring.
Chaucer the Love Poet: A Study in Historical Criticism - John B. Treilhard (.pdf); Between Mars and Venus: Balance and Excess in the Chivalry of the Late-Medieval English Romance - Ian Mitchell-Smith (.pdf); Chaucer's Knight's Tale and the Teseida of Boccaccio - G. Fredric Schladen; Class Attitudes Toward Women in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales - Judith A. Harris.
Grouped under the headings of matters of reading, of conduct and place, the essays move from legal cases to actual buildings and conceptions of the household, from conduct books to chronicles and romances, from saints’ lives to the medieval unconscious and back again, exemplifying the mature interdisciplinarity of current work on medieval women.