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The Boundaries of the Human in Medieval English Literature

Dorothy Yamamoto

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198186748
eISBN:
9780191718564
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186748.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Animals and ‘wild men’ are everywhere in medieval culture, but their role in illuminating medieval constructions of humanity has never been properly explored. This book gathers together a large ... More


 Mercury

Michael Ward

in Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C. S. Lewis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195313871
eISBN:
9780199871964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313871.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Mercury and Hermes in Lewis's scholarship, That Hideous Strength, and poetry. The Babel curse, multivalence, puns, and the faculty of componendo et dividendo. The donegality of The Horse and His Boy. ... More


The Heraldic Image

DOROTHY YAMAMOTO

in The Boundaries of the Human in Medieval English Literature

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198186748
eISBN:
9780191718564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186748.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

In heraldry, ‘the names of the nobility were related totemically to the natural world, especially to animals’. Heraldry was vitally important in the late 14th-century English courtly world, as ... More


A Reading of The Knight’s Tale

DOROTHY YAMAMOTO

in The Boundaries of the Human in Medieval English Literature

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198186748
eISBN:
9780191718564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186748.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter presents a reading of Chaucer's Knight's Tale, which takes up the theme of human-animal relations as an enterprise of control. It is argued that in the Tale, the degree to which the ... More


“He Lived Wickedly, Yet Made Good Laws”: Institutions and Practices

Philip Schwyzer

in Shakespeare and the Remains of Richard III

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199676101
eISBN:
9780191762840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199676101.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter considers the extent to which the some of the central institutions, customs, and practices of the Tudor era were constructed, paradoxically, on Ricardian foundations. The examples ... More


Becoming-Animal, Becoming-Sovereign: Skin, Heraldry, and the Beast

Peggy McCracken

in In the Skin of a Beast: Sovereignty and Animality in Medieval France

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226458922
eISBN:
9780226459080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226459080.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter argues that romance representations of sovereign relations defined by protection and exile invite a consideration of the shared being of the beast and the sovereign. An analysis of the ... More


Portraits, Painters, and Publics in Provincial England, 1540-1640

Robert Tittler

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199585601
eISBN:
9780191804526
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199585601.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This book investigates the growing affinity for secular portraiture in Tudor and early Stuart England, a cultural and social phenomenon which can be said to have produced a ‘public’ for that genre. ... More


Heraldry and Portraiture

Robert Tittler

in Portraits, Painters, and Publics in Provincial England, 1540-1640

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199585601
eISBN:
9780191804526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199585601.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines the place of heraldry in Tudor and early Stuart portraiture. It discusses the social context that made heraldic devices so important in the England of this era; the sort of ... More


Chorography and Antiquarian Compilation

Angus Vine

in Miscellaneous Order: Manuscript Culture and the Early Modern Organization of Knowledge

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198809708
eISBN:
9780191847134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809708.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines the miscellany’s links with antiquarian compilation and chorography (the branch of geography concerned with the particulars of a specific region or place). Its primary interest ... More


Lordship and Patronage

Nigel Saul

in Lordship and Faith: The English Gentry and the Parish Church in the Middle Ages

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198706199
eISBN:
9780191775291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198706199.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter examines gentry involvement in the parish and the parish church as an aspect of proprietary lordship, showing how gentry advowson holders might use appointments to benefices to reward ... More


Living Standards and Display

Martin Heale

in The Abbots and Priors of Late Medieval and Reformation England

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198702535
eISBN:
9780191772221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702535.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter illustrates how the growing control of abbots and priors over monastic finances provided further opportunities for expenditure on their own office. Over the course of the later Middle ... More


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