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Einarr Skúlason, Snorri Sturluson, And The Post-Pagan Mythological Kenning

Christopher Abram

in Eddic, Skaldic, and Beyond: Poetic Variety in Medieval Iceland and Norway

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823257812
eISBN:
9780823261598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257812.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Christopher Abram examines the relationship of Snorri Sturluson’s Edda to the earlier skalds he cites. Viking-Age skaldic poetry contains many references to pagan gods, but the poetry of the eleventh ... More


Guittone d’Arezzo

Tristan Kay

in Dante’s Lyric Redemption: Eros, Salvation, Vernacular Tradition

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198753964
eISBN:
9780191815768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198753964.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, European Literature

This chapter explores Dante’s relationship to Guittone d’Arezzo: a pivotal figure in the Italian Duecento, whose critical reception has been greatly conditioned by Dante’s hostile attitude towards ... More


Folco of Marseilles

Tristan Kay

in Dante’s Lyric Redemption: Eros, Salvation, Vernacular Tradition

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198753964
eISBN:
9780191815768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198753964.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, European Literature

The chapter explores Dante’s treatment of Folco of Marseilles, who appears in the Paradiso’s Heaven of Venus. Like Guittone, Folco eventually rejected love poetry and became an influential ... 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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