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Autobiography

Marie‐Louise Coolahan

in Women, Writing, and Language in Early Modern Ireland

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199567652
eISBN:
9780191722011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567652.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Women's Literature

This final chapter is concerned with biography and autobiography. The texts discussed — by Lucy Cary, Frances Cook, Mary Rich, Alice Thornton, Ann Fanshawe, and the women of John Rogers's Dublin ... More


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


Josephus, Jerusalem, and the Martyrs of Medieval England

Ruth Nisse

in Jacob's Shipwreck: Diaspora, Translation, and Jewish-Christian Relations in Medieval England

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501703072
eISBN:
9781501708329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501703072.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter examines a constellation of texts that establish the terms of Jewish Diaspora through competing claims to Flavius Josephus's Greek historical works, which focused interest on the ... More


Pleasures and Dangers of Conversion: Joseph and Aseneth

Ruth Nisse

in Jacob's Shipwreck: Diaspora, Translation, and Jewish-Christian Relations in Medieval England

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501703072
eISBN:
9781501708329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501703072.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter examines Joseph and Aseneth, a Greek Jewish text that was translated into Latin in late twelfth-century England, and how it reemerges as significant within a crisis over Jewish ... More


Interdynastic Marriage, Religious Conversion, and the Expansion of Diplomatic Society

John Watkins

in After Lavinia: A Literary History of Premodern Marriage Diplomacy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501707575
eISBN:
9781501708527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707575.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter focuses on interdynastic marriage in Roman successor states beyond the Alps, the kingdoms of the Merovingian Franks and the Anglo-Saxons during the northern European conversions to ... More


Medieval Miscegenation and the Literary Imagination

Lynn T. Ramey

in Black Legacies: Race and the European Middle Ages

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813060071
eISBN:
9780813050478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060071.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter probes into medieval notions of inheritance, reproduction, and miscegenation. Early treatises on conception and genetics reveal that medieval people did not see race as unchanging or as ... More


The Jellinge Stone: from prehistoric monument to petrified ‘book’

Michelle P. Brown

in Aspects of knowledge: Preserving and reinventing traditions of learning in the Middle Ages

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780719097843
eISBN:
9781526135896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097843.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Like the previous chapter, Michelle Brown’s contribution represents an instance of the integration of Christian and pre-Christian Germanic knowledge in the early Middle Ages. Brown explores the ... More


Thinking through the English Crusading Romance: Sir Gowther and the Baltic

Lee Manion

in Thinking Medieval Romance

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198795148
eISBN:
9780191836497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198795148.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Manion’s chapter explores how the short Middle English romance Sir Gowther (c.1400) reflects broadly upon issues in medieval crusade discourse. By redefining the poem as a crusading romance and by ... More


“Fullynge” Kynde: Nature, Salvation, and Human Action in Piers Plowman

Rebecca Davis

in Piers Plowman and the Books of Nature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198778400
eISBN:
9780191823831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198778400.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, Early and Medieval Literature

Developing the previous chapter’s concerns with judgment and burden-bearing, Chapter 5 examines the poem’s associations of evangelism and the obligations of kynde. In B.15 Anima contends that ... More


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