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Fiery Shapes: Celestial Portents and Astrology in Ireland and Wales 700–1700

Mark Williams

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199571840
eISBN:
9780191594434
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571840.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Mythology and Folklore

The presentation of the magical and mantic in Celtic literature has persistently been dogged by misunderstanding and over-romanticised readings. Among the misconceptions about the ancient and ... More


Naturalism, Imagination, and the Scientific Worldview

E. J. Lowe

in Turning Images in Philosophy, Science, and Religion: A New Book of Nature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199563340
eISBN:
9780191731303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563340.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter develops a challenge to naturalistic accounts of human thought and understanding, drawing on insights that we ultimately owe to Immanuel Kant concerning the intimate relationship between ... More


Introduction

Patrick Sims‐Williams

in Irish Influence on Medieval Welsh Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199588657
eISBN:
9780191595431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588657.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter discusses estimates of Irish vernacular influence on Welsh literature. Assumptions about ‘Celtic’ literature deriving from Renan and Arnold are considered in the light of ... More


Taliesin and Geoffrey of Monmouth's astrological portents

Mark Williams

in Fiery Shapes: Celestial Portents and Astrology in Ireland and Wales 700–1700

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199571840
eISBN:
9780191594434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571840.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Mythology and Folklore

This chapter moves to medieval Wales and examines the first appearances of the ideal of prophecy from the heavens in Welsh literature. It demonstrates that some of the perhaps 11th or 12th century ... More


Afterword

Mark Williams

in Fiery Shapes: Celestial Portents and Astrology in Ireland and Wales 700–1700

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199571840
eISBN:
9780191594434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571840.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Mythology and Folklore

This last chapter contrasts the literary handling of portents and astrological material in Ireland and Wales, focusing on the representation of persons with expertise in interpreting such signs. It ... More


Conclusion: The Measure of Merlin

Anne Lawrence-Mathers

in The True History of Merlin the Magician

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300144895
eISBN:
9780300189292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300144895.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This book concludes by describing the powerful effect of Merlin's existence as a real historical figure on British history. Along with King Arthur, Merlin not only made British history widely known ... More


The British Merlin

Anne Lawrence-Mathers

in The True History of Merlin the Magician

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300144895
eISBN:
9780300189292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300144895.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter discusses the most exciting aspect of Merlin's rediscovery: the study of his prophecies. Merlin's powers have been established as unmatched since classical times, but he was much more ... More


The Matter of Just Memory: Providential History in Middle English Romance

Andrew King

in The Faerie Queene and Middle English Romance: The Matter of Just Memory

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187226
eISBN:
9780191674662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187226.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter explores the intertextuality of a selection of Middle English romances — King Horn, Havelok, Of Arthour and of Merlin, Richard Coeur de Lion Sir Brevis of Hampton, and ... More


The Discovery of Merlin

Anne Lawrence-Mathers

in The True History of Merlin the Magician

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300144895
eISBN:
9780300189292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300144895.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter explores the origins of Merlin the Magician and shows that he was a creation of the twelfth century. The medieval Merlin was not a figure of legend but an apparently documented, ... More


Merlin: Magic, Miracles, and Marvels

Karen Sullivan

in The Danger of Romance: Truth, Fantasy, and Arthurian Fictions

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226540122
eISBN:
9780226540436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226540436.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

In the twelfth and early thirteenth centuries, medieval thinkers disagreed about what they called “marvels,” that is, phenomena in the natural world that cannot be understood according to the laws of ... More


The Poem as a Prophecy: Gendered Gifts in the Orlando furioso

Eleonora Stoppino

in Genealogies of Fiction: Women Warriors and the Dynastic Imagination in the Orlando Furioso

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780823240371
eISBN:
9780823240418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240371.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Genealogy as transmitted through prophetic knowledge is the subject of this chapter, at the center of which are Melissa the sorceress and the prophecy as a gift. By analyzing the most important ... More


Abstractness of implicit knowledge: A cognitive evolutionary perspective

Robert C. Mathews and Lewis G. Roussel

in How Implicit Is Implicit Learning?

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198523512
eISBN:
9780191688928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523512.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter argues that people need to separate the issue of implicit learning from the issue of conscious access to implicitly acquired knowledge, noting that Merlin Donald's cognitive evolutionary ... More


The Return of the Goddess

Rosemary Radford Ruether

in Goddesses and the Divine Feminine: A Western Religious History

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520231467
eISBN:
9780520940413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231467.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

In the early 1970s, sectors of the new women's movement, seeking a feminist spirituality, began to reclaim the ideas of original matriarchy and the primacy of a female deity. Two books published in ... More


The True History of Merlin the Magician

Anne Lawrence-Mathers

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300144895
eISBN:
9780300189292
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300144895.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Merlin the Magician has remained an enthralling and curious individual since he was first introduced in the twelfth century though the pages of Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia Regum Britanniae. But ... More


Les Évènements Écossais

Michael Gardiner

in From Trocchi to Trainspotting: Scottish Critical Theory Since 1960

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622320
eISBN:
9780748653393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622320.003.0015
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter suggests that Alexander Trocchi was behind an alliance with French thought which her Anglo-British image belies. It looks at activities from novel-writing to pamphleteering undertaken by ... More


Introduction

Anne Lawrence-Mathers

in The True History of Merlin the Magician

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300144895
eISBN:
9780300189292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300144895.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This book discusses the different perspectives that describe Merlin the prophet-magician, whose powers have fascinated audiences from the Middle Ages to the present day, and have emphasized his ... More


Writing the History of Merlin

Anne Lawrence-Mathers

in The True History of Merlin the Magician

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300144895
eISBN:
9780300189292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300144895.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter focuses on the history of Merlin, the great magician and “prophet of Vortigern,” whose reality was established in the 1130s. Among the political class and in the Church, excited ... More


The Merlin Law against the Case Chiuse: Taking the State out of Sex, Putting the Sex in Citizenship

Molly Tambor

in The Lost Wave: Women and Democracy in Postwar Italy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199378234
eISBN:
9780199378258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199378234.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Angelina Merlin was a famous anti-fascist and member of the Italian Socialist Party. She was largely responsible for the equal rights statement in Article 3 of the Italian Constitution. The chapter ... More


Exograms and Interdisciplinarity: History, the Extended Mind, and the Civilizing Process

John Sutton

in The Extended Mind

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014038
eISBN:
9780262266024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014038.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter aims to describe two compatible but distinct movements or “waves” within the literature of the extended mind hypothesis (EM) and to defend and illustrate the interdisciplinary ... More


Towns of Tomorrow

Rosemary Wakeman

in Practicing Utopia: An Intellectual History of the New Town Movement

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226346038
eISBN:
9780226346175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226346175.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Chapter Five looks at four new towns of tomorrow in the 1960s and the application of systems logic in Britain, France, India, and the United States. It concentrates on comprehensive land use planning ... More


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