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Conclusion

Jill Mann

in From Aesop to Reynard: Beast Literature in Medieval Britain

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199217687
eISBN:
9780191712371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217687.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

The Conclusion re‐emphasizes the two major themes running through the works discussed. The first is the power of nature, which is sometimes connected with the idea of social hierarchy, and sometimes ... More


True and False Prophets: Binding “Jezebel” To the Beast from the Earth

Paul B. Duff

in Who Rides the Beast?: Prophetic Rivalry and the Rhetoric of Crisis in the Churches of the Apocalypse

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138351
eISBN:
9780199834150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019513835X.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Throughout the Book of Revelation, John implicitly compares his rival to one of the primary evil characters, the Beast from the Earth (also known as the False Prophet in the later chapters of ... More


From Aesop to Reynard: Beast Literature in Medieval Britain

Jill Mann

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199217687
eISBN:
9780191712371
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217687.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

What do stories about animals have to tell us about human beings? This book analyses the shrewd perceptions about human life—and especially human language—that emerge from narratives in which the ... More


Introduction

Jill Mann

in From Aesop to Reynard: Beast Literature in Medieval Britain

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199217687
eISBN:
9780191712371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217687.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

The Introduction provides a concise survey of the historical development of beast literature in western Europe, which will serve as background for later chapters. It traces the medieval tradition of ... More


How Animals Mean

Jill Mann

in From Aesop to Reynard: Beast Literature in Medieval Britain

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199217687
eISBN:
9780191712371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217687.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

This chapter provides a theoretical basis for the discussion of individual works in subsequent chapters. Taking examples from the Latin prose rendition of Phaedran fables known as the Romulus ... More


Digressive Voices in Early Modern English Literature

Anne Cotterill

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199261178
eISBN:
9780191717598
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261178.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book begins and ends with the intellectual and imaginative pleasures of narrative wandering. ‘To digress’ in early modern England carried a range of associations with authority and gender, from ... More


Humanity between gods and beasts?

G. E. R. Lloyd

in Being, Humanity, and Understanding

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199654727
eISBN:
9780191742088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654727.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Wherein lies the humanity of human beings? Many conflicting answers have been given in ancient and in modern times, with many focussing on what differentiates humans from gods and beasts. This ... More


Feminine Disguise in The Hind and the Panther

Anne Cotterill

in Digressive Voices in Early Modern English Literature

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199261178
eISBN:
9780191717598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261178.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines the disguise and threat of the feminine in Dryden's long, bewildering beast fable, The Hind and the Panther (1687), which apparently defends James II's Edict of Toleration while ... More


The Branch Davidians of Waco: The History and Beliefs of an Apocalyptic Sect

Kenneth G. C. Newport

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199245741
eISBN:
9780191697494
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245741.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

What were the beliefs of the Branch Davidians? This book provides an account of their history. The book argues that, far from being an act of unfathomable religious insanity, the calamitous fire at ... More


Nigel of Longchamp's Speculum stultorum

Jill Mann

in From Aesop to Reynard: Beast Literature in Medieval Britain

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199217687
eISBN:
9780191712371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217687.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

Moving from beast fable to beast epic, this chapter discusses the Speculum stultorum (late twelfth century), written by Nigel of Longchamp, a monk of Canterbury, and dedicated to William of ... More


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