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  1. The Arthurian Revival

    Essays on Form, Tradition, and Transformation

    Edited by Debra Mancoff

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Arthurian Literature

    Discrete inquiries into 15 forms of the Arthurian legends produced over the last century explore how they have altered the tradition. They consider works from the US and Europe, and those aimed at popular and elite audiences. The overall conclusion is that the "Arthurian revival" is an ongoing...

    Published July 24th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Medieval Arthurian Literature

    A Guide to Recent Research

    Edited by Norris J. Lacy

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Arthurian Literature

    The focus of this book is medieval vernacular literature in Western Europe. Chapters are written by experts in the area and present the current scholarship at the time this book was originally published in 1996. Each chapter has a bibliography of important works in that area as well. This is a...

    Published July 24th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Julian of Norwich

    A Book of Essays

    Edited by Sandra J. McEntire

    Series: Garland Medieval Casebooks

    These essays-written specifically for this book-provide a rich evaluation of this late 14th and early 15th-century mystical writer's book of revelations and considers the construction of her narrative, its theological complexity, and its literary and intellectual context. This casebook features...

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Jaufre (Routledge Revivals)

    An Occitan Arthurian Romance

    By Ross G. Arthur

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This translation, first published in 1992, presents one of the most memorable medieval ballads, largely because it contains a number of surprises and falsified expectations. Jaufre, the hero, arrives at the court of King Arthur with a total and naïve faith in the King and his ability to effect a...

    Published June 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  5. Pestilence in Medieval and Early Modern English Literature

    By Byron Lee Grigsby

    Series: Studies in Medieval History and Culture

    Pestilence in Medieval and Early Modern English Literature examines three diseases--leprosy, bubonic plague, and syphilis--to show how doctors, priests, and literary authors from the Middle Ages through the Renaissance interpreted certain illnesses through a moral filter. Lacking knowledge about...

    Published June 8th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Violence in Medieval Courtly Literature

    A Casebook

    By Albrecht Classen

    Series: Garland Medieval Casebooks

    Although courtly literature is often associated with a chivalrous and idyllic life, the fifteen original essays in this collection demonstrate that the quest for love in the world of medieval courtly literature was underpinned by violence. Lovers were rejected, mistrust ruled, rape was a rampant...

    Published June 8th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Christine de Pizan

    A Casebook

    Edited by Barbara K. Altmann, Deborah L. McGrady

    Series: Garland Medieval Casebooks

    Christine de Pizan wrote voluminously, commenting on various aspects of the late-medieval society in which she lived. Considered by many to be the first French woman of letters, Christine and her writing have been difficult to place ever since she began putting her thoughts on the page. Although...

    Published June 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  8. Conflicted Identities and Multiple Masculinities

    Men in the Medieval West

    Edited by Jacqueline Murray

    Series: Garland Medieval Casebooks

    Conflicting Identities and Multiple Masculinities takes as its focus the construction of masculinity in Western Europe from the early Middle Ages until the fifteenth century, crossing from pre-Christian Scandinavia across western Christendom. The essays consult a broad and representative cross...

    Published May 29th 2014 by Routledge

  9. The Book and the Magic of Reading in the Middle Ages

    Edited by Albrecht Classen

    Series: Garland Medieval Casebooks

    The computer revolution is upon us. The future of books and of reading are debated. Will there be books in the next millennium? Will we still be reading? As uncertain as the answers to these questions might be, as clear is the message about the value of the book expressed by medieval writers. The...

    Published May 29th 2014 by Routledge