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Love and Death in Medieval French and Occitan Courtly Literature: Martyrs to Love

Simon Gaunt

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199272075
eISBN:
9780191709869
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272075.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Medieval literature is fascinated with the idea that love may be a fatal affliction. Indeed, it is frequently suggested that true love requires sacrifice, that you must be ready to die for, from, and ... More


Medieval American Literature: Antebellum Narratives and the “Map of the Infinite”

Paul Giles

in The Global Remapping of American Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691136134
eISBN:
9781400836512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691136134.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines how the notion of medieval American literature not only makes a paradoxical kind of sense but might be seen as integral to the construction of the subject more generally. It ... More


The Kaiserchronik: A Medieval Narrative

Alastair Matthews

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199656998
eISBN:
9780191742187
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656998.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This book presents a narratological analysis of the Kaiserchronik, or chronicle of the emperors, an account of the Roman and Holy Roman emperors from the foundation of Rome to the run-up to the ... More


The Medieval Siege: Theme and Image in Middle English Romance

Malcolm Hebron

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186205
eISBN:
9780191674440
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186205.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Sieges were a popular subject in medieval romances. Tales of the Crusades featured champions of Christianity capturing towns in the Holy Land or mounting heroic defences. The fall of a great city ... More


Madness in Medieval French Literature: Identities Found and Lost

Sylvia Huot

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199252121
eISBN:
9780191719110
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252121.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This book examines the literary representation of madness in a series of medieval French texts, including both romance and hagiography. The study covers both ‘genuine’ madmen and ‘holy fools’, for ... More


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


Nature, Sex, and Goodness in a Medieval Literary Tradition

Hugh White

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187301
eISBN:
9780191674693
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187301.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

‘Nature’ is a highly important term in the ethical discourse of the Middle Ages and, as such, a leading concept in medieval literature. This book examines the moral status of the natural in writings ... More


Romance Studies 2: Hispanic Literatures

Thomas R. Hart

in A Century of British Medieval Studies

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263952
eISBN:
9780191734083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263952.003.0020
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter examines the history and developments in the study of medieval Hispanic literatures in Great Britain during the twentieth century. It explains that the importance of Hispanic studies in ... More


‘The love of our own language’: The Legends of King Arthur and Robin Hood and the Rise of English Studies

Stephanie L. Barczewski

in Myth and National Identity in Nineteenth-Century Britain: The Legends of King Arthur and Robin Hood

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207283
eISBN:
9780191677618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207283.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Ideas

This chapter discusses the role of language in the construction of a new form of British national identity in the nineteenth century. After Napoleon's defeat in 1815, France could no longer serve so ... More


Sanctity As Literature In Late Medieval Britain

Eva von Contzen and Anke Bernau (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719089701
eISBN:
9781526104243
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089701.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature

Sanctity as literature in late medieval Britain explores how sanctity and questions of literariness are intertwined across a range of medieval genres. “Sanctity” as a theme and concept figures as a ... More


Origins and the Middle Ages

Christopher Prendergast

in The Classic: Sainte-Beuve and the Nineteenth-Century Culture Wars

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199215850
eISBN:
9780191706912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215850.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The appropriation of far-flung zones of antiquity to the cause of national awakening in Germany took hold in another major crucible of the 19th-century culture wars: the Middle Ages. Broadly ... More


The Apocryphal Adam and Eve in Medieval Europe: Vernacular Translations and Adaptations of the Vita Adae et Evae

Brian Murdoch

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199564149
eISBN:
9780191721328
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564149.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This book examines the development in medieval European literature of the story of Adam and Eve after the expulsion from paradise. The gaps in what the Bible records of their lives were filled in ... More


Troy: Treason and Tragedy

Malcolm Hebron

in The Medieval Siege: Theme and Image in Middle English Romance

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186205
eISBN:
9780191674440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186205.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter explores medieval texts on the siege of Troy. The significance of Troy lies in the fact that it is a great city, physically invincible, which is besieged and falls. Explanations of the ... More


The Prose Siege of Thebes, Military Manuals and the Conduct of Sieges in the Later Middle Ages

Malcolm Hebron

in The Medieval Siege: Theme and Image in Middle English Romance

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186205
eISBN:
9780191674440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186205.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter focuses on The Prose Siege of Thebes, a short account of the legendary story of the battle for Thebes by the two brothers Eteocles and Polyneices. It tells us that an interest in ... More


The Siege of Jerusalem

Malcolm Hebron

in The Medieval Siege: Theme and Image in Middle English Romance

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186205
eISBN:
9780191674440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186205.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter explores medieval texts on the siege of Jerusalem by the Romans in 70 ad. The treatments in Middle English of the matter of the capture and destruction of Jerusalem illustrate the ... More


Romance Studies 3: Dante

Alan Deyermond

in A Century of British Medieval Studies

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263952
eISBN:
9780191734083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263952.003.0021
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter examines British studies and research with regard to medieval Italian poet Dante Alighieri. It explains that Dante and his Divina commedia have been a central preoccupation of British ... More


Historical Sieges in Fourteenth-Century Literature: The Siege Commander

Malcolm Hebron

in The Medieval Siege: Theme and Image in Middle English Romance

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186205
eISBN:
9780191674440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186205.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter explores depictions of the siege commander in various medieval texts. It shows that the influence of the heroic literary tradition is evident throughout, particularly perhaps in The ... More


Roadworks: Medieval Britain, medieval roads

Valerie Allen is Professor of English at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNYRuth Evans is Professor of English at Saint Louis University

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719085062
eISBN:
9781526104267
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085062.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This collection of essays on roads in Britain in the Middle Ages addresses the topic from a cultural, anthropological and literary point of view, as well as a historical and archaeological one. ... More


Poeticism in Pre-Conquest Anglo-Latin Prose

Michael Lapidge

in Aspects of the Language of Latin Prose

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263327
eISBN:
9780191734168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263327.003.0016
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter is primarily concerned with Anglo-Latin prose: that is to say, Latin prose composed in Anglo-Saxon England between roughly 650 and 1050. It poses the question of the extent to which ... More


Allegorical Sieges

Malcolm Hebron

in The Medieval Siege: Theme and Image in Middle English Romance

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186205
eISBN:
9780191674440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186205.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter first considers the use of the image or idea of the siege in spiritual writings, an important aspect of the larger subject of the allegorical fortress. It then discusses sieges in ... More


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