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Saintly Desire? Same‐Sex Relations in Ælfric's Lives of Saints

David Clark

in Between Medieval Men: Male Friendship and Desire in Early Medieval English Literature

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199558155
eISBN:
9780191721342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558155.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature

The ninth chapter moves into Old English prose literature to study the interaction of different constructions of homosocial desire in Ælfric's Lives of Saints, where same‐sex relations are depicted ... More


Conversion and the Genius of the Law: Chapters 100–6

William Ian Miller

in ‘Why is your axe bloody?’: A Reading of Njàls Saga

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198704843
eISBN:
9780191789441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198704843.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature, European Literature

The writer retards the action to link grand national events to his tale. The chapter argues that this episode is pivotal in that it forces the reader to make before-and-after comparisons, rather ... More


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