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

Marilina Cesario and Hugh Magennis (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780719097843
eISBN:
9781526135896
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097843.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This edited collection explores how knowledge was preserved and reinvented in the Middle Ages. Unlike previous publications, which are predominantly focused either on a specific historical period or ... More


Staging Contemplation: Participatory Theology in Middle English Prose, Verse, and Drama

Eleanor Johnson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226572031
eISBN:
9780226572208
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226572208.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Staging Contemplation draws together traditionally disparate types of literature—prose devotional treatises, spiritual memoirs, alliterative poems, cycle dramas, and morality plays—to argue for a ... More


Introduction

H. Leith Spencer

in English Preaching in the Late Middle Ages

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112037
eISBN:
9780191670664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112037.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This book focuses on late medieval sermons and considers some of the requirements of preaching in general. The present study surveys in some detail the dissemination of the texts in the medieval ... More


The Moral Status of the Natural in Middle English Vernacular Writings

Hugh White

in Nature, Sex, and Goodness in a Medieval Literary Tradition

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187301
eISBN:
9780191674693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187301.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The natural was also a highly important concept for those who wrote less academically elevated devotional works, sermons, and moral treatises in the Middle English vernacular. This chapter reviews ... More


Piers Plowman and the Books of Nature

Rebecca Davis

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198778400
eISBN:
9780191823831
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198778400.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, Early and Medieval Literature

Piers Plowman and the Books of Nature explores the relationship of divine creativity, poetry, and ethics in William Langland’s fourteenth-century allegory. These concerns converge in the poem’s rich ... More


Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales, MS Peniarth 12: The Development of a Bilingual Miscellany—Welsh and English

William Marx

in Insular Books: Vernacular manuscript miscellanies in late medieval Britain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780197265833
eISBN:
9780191771996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265833.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales, MS Peniarth 12 is a predominantly Welsh-language miscellany that also contains texts in Middle English and Latin. On folio 79v is the inscription ‘Llyfr Hugh ... More


The Mirror of Holy Virginity

Sara Ritchey

in Holy Matter: Changing Perceptions of the Material World in Late Medieval Christianity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452536
eISBN:
9780801470950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452536.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter examines how devotion and theology centered on the world's re-creation developed in the twelfth century, using the Speculum virginum as a starting point. The Speculum virginum (Mirror of ... More


There’s Something about Mary: Staging the Divine in “Kyndely” Language, Time, and the Social World

Eleanor Johnson

in Staging Contemplation: Participatory Theology in Middle English Prose, Verse, and Drama

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226572031
eISBN:
9780226572208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226572208.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter studies the participatory contemplation that is staged in the N-Town cycle’s Mary plays to show how these plays both resonate with and complicate the theological environment of East ... More


Likeness and Collectivity in the Play of Wisdom

Eleanor Johnson

in Staging Contemplation: Participatory Theology in Middle English Prose, Verse, and Drama

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226572031
eISBN:
9780226572208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226572208.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter reads the little-loved play Wisdom as a poetically and theologically sophisticated staging of participatory contemplation on the likeness between man and God. To export a feeling of ... More


Introduction

Marilina Cesario and Hugh Magennis

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/9780719097843.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The Introduction begins by placing the present volume in the context of previous and current work on the subject of medieval knowledge. It goes on to give an outline of medieval perspectives on the ... More


Seeing Jerusalem: schematic views of the Holy City, 1100–1300

Suzanne Conklin Akbari and Asa Simon Mittman

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/9780719097843.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter, by Suzanne Conklin Akbari and Asa Simon Mittman, addresses the subject of cartography and medieval perceptions of geographical space, specifically in relation to Jerusalem. The chapter ... More


‘Ther are bokes ynowe’: texts and the ambiguities of knowledge in Piers Plowman1

Kath Stevenson

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/9780719097843.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter, by Kath Stevenson, explains that traditions of Christian knowledge are an abiding preoccupation for William Langland in Piers Plowman, with Langland exploring fundamental questions ... More


Medusa and the Madonna of Forlì: Political Sexuality in Machiavelli

John Freccero

Danielle Callegari and Melissa Swain (eds)

in In Dante's Wake: Reading from Medieval to Modern in the Augustinian Tradition

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823264278
eISBN:
9780823266760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264278.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter examines the work of Machiavelli. It identifies a trace of “political theology” that persists in the work of so great a demythologizer: the myth of the state as a political body. It is ... More


Introduction

Denis Renevey and Christiania Whitehead

in A Companion to The Doctrine of the Hert: The Middle English Translation and its Latin and European Contexts

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780859898218
eISBN:
9781781380413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859898218.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

De doctrina cordis, a thirteenth-century Latin treatise addressed to members of religious orders, offers a glimpse into the history and literature of spirituality and the devotional life of religious ... More


The Doctrine of the Hert and its Manuscript Context1

Catherine Innes-Parker

in A Companion to The Doctrine of the Hert: The Middle English Translation and its Latin and European Contexts

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780859898218
eISBN:
9781781380413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859898218.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The Doctrine of the Hert, the fifteenth-century English translation of the thirteenth-century Latin treatise De doctrina cordis, was written as an instructional text for nuns. The Middle English ... More


De doctrina cordis and Fifteenth-Century Ecclesial Reform: Reflections on the Context of German Vernacular Versions

Karl-Heinz Steinmetz

in A Companion to The Doctrine of the Hert: The Middle English Translation and its Latin and European Contexts

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780859898218
eISBN:
9781781380413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859898218.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The thirteenth-century Latin treatise De doctrina cordis (The Doctrine of the Hert), probably written by either Gerard of Liège or Hugh of St Cher, had an impact on Germany, particularly following ... More


‘Voices in the World’: Some Definitions of Voice

David Lawton

in Voice in Later Medieval English Literature: Public Interiorities

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198792406
eISBN:
9780191835254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198792406.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter deals with the history and definition of voice in Western culture, beginning with Paul’s voice and its key role in his theology. Paul’s work is seen as foundational, with Paul being the ... More


From Communion to Communication

George Hoffmann

in Reforming French Culture: Satire, Spiritual Alienation, and Connection to Strangers

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198808763
eISBN:
9780191852138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808763.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

Satires’ vitriolic nature made them poor tools of propaganda. Rather than as instruments of persuasion, they often read as anxious to foreground their own inflated diffusion, power to provoke, and ... More


“Fader and formour”: Langland’s Creator Kynde

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/9780198778400.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter reads Kynde as the consequence of Langland’s conception of the Christian deity as a “ful God” (B.17.168). Complicating the poem’s frequent association of kynde and need, it draws ... More


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