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  1. Sexuality in Medieval Europe

    Doing Unto Others, 2nd Edition

    By Ruth Mazo Karras

    ‘The best short introduction to medieval sexuality that I have read: a remarkable book.’ -Vern Bullough, Reviews in History 'Undergraduate and graduate students will find in Karras’ book an extremely helpful guide to what can be a confusing and perplexing body of scholarship. Even established...

    Published March 7th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Chaucer and the Social Contest (Routledge Revivals)

    By Peggy Knapp

    First published in 1990, Chaucer and the Social Contest takes a fresh view of The Canterby Tales, by placing the storytelling contest among the Canterbury pilgrims within the larger social contests in the changing England of the late fourteenth century. The author focuses on three crucial fields of...

    Published March 2nd 2012 by Routledge

  3. Sin and Filth in Medieval Culture

    The Devil in the Latrine

    By Martha Bayless

    Series: Routledge Studies in Medieval Literature and Culture

    This important new contribution to the history of the body analyzes the role of filth as the material counterpart of sin in medieval thought. Using a wide range of texts, including theology, historical documents, and literature from Augustine to Chaucer, the book shows how filth was regarded as...

    Published December 22nd 2011 by Routledge

  4. Why the Middle Ages Matter

    Medieval Light on Modern Injustice

    Edited by Celia Chazelle, Simon Doubleday, Felice Lifshitz, Amy G. Remensnyder

    The word "medieval" is often used in a negative way when talking about contemporary issues. Why the Middle Ages Matter refreshes our thinking about this historical era, and our own, by looking at some pressing concerns from today’s world, asking how these issues were really handled in the medieval...

    Published September 14th 2011 by Routledge

  5. The Middle English Romances of the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries (Routledge Revivals)

    By Mehl Dieter

    First published in English in 1968, this book provides a critical guide to the wide field of the Middle english Romances and gives a helpful survey of the contemporary state of scholarship. Dr Mehl traces the development of Middle English Romances from thee thirteenth to the end of the...

    Published July 1st 2011 by Routledge

  6. Narrative Developments from Chaucer to Defoe

    Edited by Gerd Bayer, Ebbe Klitgard

    Series: Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture

    This collection analyzes how narrative technique developed from the late Middle Ages to the beginning of the 18th century. Taking Chaucer’s influential Middle English works as the starting point, the original essays in this volume explore diverse aspects of the formation of early modern prose...

    Published February 22nd 2011 by Routledge

  7. Moral Play and Counterpublic

    By Ineke Murakami

    Series: Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture

    In this study, Murakami overturns the misconception that popular English morality plays were simple medieval vehicles for disseminating conservative religious doctrine. On the contrary, Murakami finds that moral drama came into its own in the sixteenth century as a method for challenging normative...

    Published February 7th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Representations of Eve in Antiquity and the English Middle Ages

    By John Flood

    Series: Routledge Studies in Medieval Religion and Culture

    As the first woman, Eve was the pattern for all her daughters. The importance of readings of Eve for understanding how women were viewed at various times is a critical commonplace, but one which has been only narrowly investigated. This book systematically explores the different ways in which Eve...

    Published December 2nd 2010 by Routledge

  9. Dante Chr

    First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published October 20th 2010 by Routledge

  10. The Beast Within

    Animals in the Middle Ages, 2nd Edition

    By Joyce Salisbury

    Praise for the first edition: "...a brave and fascinating exploration of an area that has so far been rather neglected by both historical and literary critics. The Beast Within provides extremely valuable information on the legal and cultural background of the human-animal relationship..." --...

    Published October 13th 2010 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Routledge Library Editions: Arthurian Literature
    By Various
    To Be Published July 15th 2014
  2. Five Middle English Arthurian Romances
    By Valerie Krishna
    To Be Published July 15th 2014
  3. Sir Lancelot of the Lake: A French Prose Romance of the Thirteenth Century
    Edited by Lucy Allen Paton
    To Be Published July 15th 2014
  4. Arthurian Drama: An Anthology
    Edited by Alan Lupack
    To Be Published July 15th 2014
  5. The Avowing of King Arthur
    Edited by Roger Dahood
    To Be Published July 15th 2014

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