Non-Series Volumes

Non-Series Volumes

Non-Series Volumes


Discovery and Distinction in the Early Middle Ages: Studies in Honor of John J. Contreni

edited by Cullen J. Chandler and Steven A. Stofferahn

Celebrating the career of one of the most prodigious modern scholars of the early Middle Ages, Discovery and Distinction in the Early Middle Ages showcases the vibrancy of early medieval European history, highlighting new perspectives on the Carolingian renaissance in art, court culture, education, politics, religion, travel, and Jewish-Christian relations.

ISBN 978-1-58044-170-4 (clothbound) $60.00
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Magistra Doctissima: Essays in Honor of Bonnie Wheeler

edited by Dorsey Armstrong, Ann W. Astell, and Howell Chickering

The editors of this volume use its title to honor Bonnie Wheeler for her many scholarly achievements and to celebrate her wide-ranging contributions to medieval studies in the United States.

ISBN 978-1-58044-177-3 (clothbound) $55.00
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Saints at Play: The Performance Features of French Hagiographic Mystery Plays

Vicki L. Hamblin

In the introduction to her study of twenty-eight French nonbiblical hagiographic mystery plays from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, Hamblin notes that “this approach is intended to strengthen a comparative analysis of relatively similar texts created within a particular cultural setting.

ISBN 978-1-58044-167-4 (clothbound) $60.00
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Comparative Perspectives on History and Historians: Essays in Memory of Bryce Lyon (1920-2007)

edited by David Nicholas, Bernard S. Bachrach, and James M. Murray

Comparative Perspectives on History and Historians: Essays in Memory of Bryce Lyon (1920-2007) features a section of appreciations of Bryce Lyon from the three editors, R. C. Van Caenegem, and Walter Prevenier, followed by three sections on the major areas on which Lyon's research concentrated: the legacy of Henri Pirenne, constitutional and legal history of England and the Continent, and the economic history of the Low Countries.
Copyright 2012, pp. vi + 378

ISBN 978-1-58044-168-1 (clothbound) $60.00
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Music, Dance, and Society: Medieval and Renaissance Studies in Memory of Ingrid G. Brainard

edited by Ann Buckley and Cynthia J. Cyrus

Performative dance and dance history, social history, and musicological issues are all explored, touching on topics from the later Renaissance back through the Carolingian Empire.
Copyright 2011, pp. xvi + 358

ISBN 978-1-58044-166-7 (clothbound) $60.00
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Piers Plowman: A Parallel-Text Edition of the A, B, C and Z Versions, William Langland

edited by A. V. C. Schmidt


Review of Volume I: "[F]or purposes of the comparative study of four of its versions, this handsome modern Skeat will prove very valuable." John Burrow, Times Literary Supplement

Reviews of Volume II: "This enormous, learned, and important volume is nothing short of awe-inspiring . . . a must-have for all serious scholars of medieval literature" - Lawrence Warner, The Medieval Review; "[A] monumental achievement, something to stand comparison with the work of Walter Skeat and George Kane. . . . The glossary, to begin at the end, is itself a considerable achievement. . . . The commentary . . . is an extraordinary achievement. . . . The introduction, finally, is in every way masterly, even masterful" - Derek Pearsall, Speculum; "The scholarly world will be grateful to Schmidt, who has devoted more than twenty years to Langland's work - as Skeat did more than a hundred years before him" - Manfred Görlach, Anglia
Copyright 2011, 3-volume set

ISBN 978-1-58044-161-2 (paperback) $150.00
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The Hero Recovered: Essays on Medieval Heroism in Honor of George Clark

edited by Robin Waugh and James Weldon

The Hero Recovered: Essays on Medieval Heroism in Honor of George Clark brings together studies concerning heroes and heroisms in Old English, Old Icelandic, Middle English, and modern literature as a tribute to the scholarship and teaching of George Clark. The thirteen essays in this collection appear in print here for the first time. 
Copyright 2010, pp. xii + 264

ISBN 978-1-58044-154-4 (clothbound) $50.00
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The Morton W. Bloomfield Lectures, 1989–2005

edited by Daniel Donoghue, James Simpson, and Nicholas Watson

The idea for the Bloomfield Lectures was . . . [to] reflect to some extent Morton Bloomfield’s wide and varied interests—in literature, in the history of philosophy, in language studies, in Judaic studies.
Copyright 2010, pp. xiv + 276

ISBN 978-1-58044-146-9 (clothbound) $50.00
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ISBN 978-1-58044-147-6 (paperback) $25.00
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Poetry, Place, and Gender: Studies in Medieval Culture in Honor of Helen Damico

edited by Catherine E. Karkov

The essays in this collection honor Helen Damico’s extensive interests in Old Norse and later medieval literatures as well as her primary focus on Anglo-Saxon studies, embracing Old English poetry, archaeology, art history, paleography, liturgy, landscape, and gender. Each of the essays contributes new interpretations, new evidence, even new technologies to further the study of some key medieval works.
Copyright 2009, pp. viii + 382

ISBN 978-1-58044-127-8 (clothbound) $70.00
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My Wyl and My Wrytyng: Essays on John the Blind Audelay

edited by Susanna Fein

The essays examine Audelay’s biography, his self-representation as the maker of his book, and the specific parts of that book, from the poems and colophons found in The Counsel of Conscience to the salutations and carols that follow in the manuscript, concluding with a defense of Audelay’s authorship of Three Dead Kings and Fein’s own study of the multiple endings of the Audelay Manuscript. The scholarly work gathered in this collection allows John the Blind Audelay to take his rightful place among his peers in early fifteenth-century English literature.
Copyright 2009, pp. xx + 356

ISBN 978-1-58044-135-3 (clothbound) $50.00
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William Langland
Piers Plowman: A Parallel-Text Edition of the A, B, C and Z Versions, Volume II: Introduction, Textual Notes, Commentary, Bibliography and Indexical Glossary

A. V. C. Schmidt

This second volume completes the Parallel-Text Edition of the A, B, C and Z Versions of Piers Plowman, containing in a full and clearly presented form all the material essential for advanced study of a great medieval poem that continues to attract wide and intense interest. With Volume I, published by Longman in 1995, the two-volume work constitutes a major enterprise of textual scholarship and will provide for students of Langland a modern equivalent to Skeat’s standard edition of 1886.
Copyright 2008, pp. xiv + 950

ISBN 978-1-58044-141-4 (clothbound) $100.00
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Inventing Latin Heretics: Byzantines and the Filioque in the Ninth Century

Tia M. Kolbaba

Focusing on the ninth-century beginnings of Byzantine writings against the Latin addition of the Filioque to the creed, Inventing Latin Heretics illuminates several aspects of Byzantine thought—their self-definition, their theology, their uniquely constituted state—based both on what they had to say for themselves and on modern approaches to the study of group identity, religious conflict, and sociology of knowledge. The book introduces the concept of heresiology in general, defining terms, summarizing a vast body of secondary scholarship, and bringing the history of Byzantine antiheretical texts down to the ninth century.
Copyright 2008, pp. viii + 208

ISBN 978-1-58044-133-9 (clothbound) $40.00
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Global Perspectives on Medieval English Literature, Language, and Culture

edited by Noel Harold Kaylor, Jr. and Richard Scott Nokes

The twelve essays in this volume proceed from a modern fantasy-epic back in time to oral epics that have been transmitted through the technology of manuscripts, and central in the collection are two articles that address Chaucer’s Middle English courtly epic, Troilus and Criseyde. Each, in its own way, presents a global perspective on its subject, whether by comparing texts, by considering textual transmission through translation, or by contrasting medieval issues with developing global movements.
Copyright 2007, pp. xvi + 312

ISBN 978-1-58044-120-9 (clothbound) $45.00
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Sources of Anglo-Saxon Literary Culture: The Apocrypha

edited by Frederick M. Biggs

This little volume brings up to date the entries on apocrypha first published in Sources of Anglo-Saxon Literary Culture: A Trial Version. . . . [The entries] address almost eighty separate apocryphal texts and are supported by a bibliography of over 480 titles.
Instrumenta Anglistica Mediaevalia 1
Copyright 2007, pp. xx + 118

ISBN 978-1-58044-119-3 (paperback) $12.00
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Late Medieval England (1377–1485): A Bibliography of Historical Scholarship, 1990–1999

Joel T. Rosenthal

The volume represents the second part of Rosenthal’s cataloging of historical scholarship on Ricardian, Lancastrian, and Yorkist England, covering categories from political and legal history to social and intellectual history and the arts. As Rosenthal notes in the introduction, its size (1,888 entries for the decade) “hardly gives much support to those who warn us of the imminent demise of the more traditional lines of historical endeavor and inquiry.”
Copyright 2003, pp. xii + 286

ISBN 1-58044-075-4 (clothbound) $45.00
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Proceedings of the Pseudo Society

First Series, 1986–93
edited by Richard R. Ring and Richard Kay

Of all the learned societies in North America, the Pseudo Society is probably the most disreputable and beloved. Long overdue, the present volume collects 23 astonishing break-throughs from the society’s early years (1986–93), plus four more from its predecessor, the American Committee for Jutish Studies (1976) and an appendix listing all the papers presented to date.
Copyright 2003, pp. xii + 211

ISBN 1-58044-048-7 (paperback) $12.00
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William Langland, William Blake, and the Poetry of Hope

Derek Pearsall

The fifth Morton W. Bloomfield Lecture, delivered at Harvard University, 2001
Copyright 2003, pp. iv + 24

ISBN 1-58044-043-6 (paperback) $5.00
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Sources of Anglo-Saxon Literary Culture Volume 1: Abbo of Fleury, Abbo of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, and Acta Sanctorum

edited by Frederick M. Biggs, Thomas D. Hill, Paul E. Szarmach, and E. Gordon Whatley

This massive volume is the first in a projected series of publications examining the sources of Anglo-Saxon literary culture. . . . [It is] a major achievement for the scholars involved to produce a framework for a systematic overview of the Latin texts transcribed and transmitted in the Anglo-Saxon period.
Copyright 2001, pp. xlvi + 548

ISBN 1-58044-072-X (clothbound) $40.00
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Trial by Fire: Burning Jewish Books

Susan Einbinder

Young poet Meir ben Baruch of Rothenburg “captured the tone of mourning and bereavement following the events of 1242 . . . The polemical and satirical restlessness of DaPiera’s poems, the exquisite lyrical imagery of HaLevi’s Zionide lament, the longing devotion to the Beloved of vernacular songs, all fuse in a remarkable tribute to Jewish study and students.”
Lectures on Medieval Judaism at Trinity University:
Occasional Papers III, Copyright 2000, pp. iv + 35

ISBN 1-58044-071-1 (paperback) $4.00
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Jewish Suffering: The Interplay of Medieval Christian and Jewish Perspectives

Robert Chazan

Jewish authors, such as Nahmanides and Rabbi Mordechai ben Joseph of Avignon, asserted that Christian claims of divine favor were erroneous, and that God’s promise of redemption for Jews was still valid. These methods to resist Christian assertions of superiority and affirm the grandeur of Jewish experience were essential for the community of Jewish life in the Middle Ages.
Lectures on Medieval Judaism at Trinity University:
Occasional Papers II, Copyright 1998, pp. iv + 35

ISBN 1-58044-002-9 (paperback) $4.00
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Insular, Anglo-Saxon, and Early Anglo-Norman Manuscript Art at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge: An Illustrated Catalogue

Mildred Budny

In all, fifty-six manuscripts are described in close detail and illustrated by plates showing nearly 800 whole pages with paintings or drawings, photographed afresh for this publication. The catalogue entries are further enhanced by an extensive report of the methodology by Dr. Budny, an Introduction by former Parker Librarian Dr. R. I. Page, and a Foreword by Sir David Wilson, former Director of the British Museum.
Copyright 1997
Volume I: Text, pp. cvi + 870
Volume II: Illustrations, pp. iv + 766
Two-Volume Set

ISBN 1-879288-87-7 (clothbound) $300.00
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Magister Paulus Niavis: Epistole breues, Epistole mediocres, Epistole longiores

edited by Rand H. Johnson

During the last two decades of the fifteenth century Paulus Niavis wrote Latin dialogues and letters in the desire to equip students with a sufficient and elegant means of expressing themselves on many aspects of their experiences at the university. For the modern reader the letters witness life and thought at a critical stage of early modern German history.
Copyright 1995, pp. xxxviii + 250

ISBN 1-879288-51-6 (clothbound) $35.00
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Emblem, Iconography, and Drama

edited by Clifford Davidson, Luis R. Gámez, and John H. Stroupe

Eight iconographic studies by American, Australian, and British scholars focusing on Shakespeare and his contemporaries and the interconnectedness of their art with the visual language of their time.
Copyright 1995, pp. vi + 182

ISBN 1-879288-57-5 (paperback) $12.00
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English Translations of the Scandinavian Medieval Ballads: An Analytical Guide and Bibliography

Larry E. Syndergaard

The English-speaking world has made these ballads a major Scandinavian literature in translation, in part finding there its own “primitive” past. Here translations are also seen as cross-cultural dialogue and placed within the empirical discipline of Translation Studies.
Copyright 1995, pp. x + 242
Turku: The Nordic Institute of Folklore
ISSN 0355-8924
Medieval Institute publications has North American rights only. Orders from outside North America should be addressed to: Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura, Hallituskatu 1, 00170 Helsinki, Finland

ISBN 952-9724-11-X (clothbound) $30.00
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Late Medieval England (1377–1485): A Bibliography of Historical Scholarship, 1975–1989

Joel T. Rosenthal

“Joel Rosenthal’s guide to the scholarly literature of late medieval England is intended to pick up where DeLloyd Guth’s bibliography of the period ended. The volume of scholarship that has appeared since 1976 certainly justifies Rosenthal’s project, and he has done an admirable job in fulfilling his goals. This will be a valuable reference guide for researchers and students alike.”—from Albion
Copyright 1994, pp. xiv + 371

ISBN 1-879288-16-8 (clothbound) $45.00
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Early and Traditional Drama: Africa, Asia, and the New World

edited by Clifford Davidson and John H. Stroupe

Contains a number of articles that are potentially of interest to medievalists, especially: “The Arrival of Europeans: Folk Dramatizations of Conquest and Conversion in New Mexico” by Max Harris; and “Ta’ziyeh in Exile: Transformations in a Persian Tradition,” a discussion of an Iranian passion play, by Milla Riggio.
Copyright 1994, pp. vi + 165

ISBN 1-879288-43-5 (paperback) $12.00
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Studies in Honor of Hans-Erich Keller: Medieval French and Occitan Literature and Romance Linguistics

edited by Rupert T. Pickens

Essays on many aspects of medieval French and Occitan literatures and Romance linguistics in tribute to Hans-Erich Keller, one of our most productive and wide-ranging scholars. As a group, they reflect the “state of the art” of medieval French and Occitan studies and Romance linguistics, with varied methodologies and varied conclusions.
Copyright 1993, pp. xxx + 540

ISBN 1-879288-21-4 (clothbound) $45.00
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Matthew Parker and His Books: Sandars Lectures in Bibliography Delivered on 14, 16, and 18 May 1990 at the University of Cambridge

R. I. Page, with photographs by Mildred Budny

Three lectures, presented before the University of Cambridge, that examine Matthew Parker as a noted collector of books, an avid annotator, and a keen student of Old English. Plates accompany the text to illustrate many characteristic aspects of Parker’s interventions in his books.
Copyright 1993, pp. xvi + 133

ISBN 1-879288-20-6 (clothbound) $40.00
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Monastic Preaching in the Age of Chaucer

Siegfried Wenzel

The third Morton W. Bloomfield Lecture, delivered at Harvard University in 1993.
Copyright 1993, pp. iv + 29

ISBN 1-879288-39-7 (paperback) $5.00
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Early Prose in France: Contexts of Bilingualism and Authority

Jeanette M. A. Beer

This study of some of the earliest examples of French prose is designed to show that prose as a genre did not suddenly appear in the thirteenth century as a result of “diversification” but “had been, for many centuries before the thirteenth, the medium of the clercs.” It had been honed by constant use to all manner of functions whether legal, diplomatic, epistolary, or edificatory.
Copyright 1992, pp. viii + 170

ISBN 1-879288-12-5 (clothbound) $25.00
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Anglo-Saxon Textual Illustration: Photographs of Sixteen Manuscripts with Descriptions and Index

compiled and edited by Thomas H. Ohlgren

Manuscripts included are: the Athelstan Psalter, the Harley Psalter, the Bury Psalter, the Paris Psalter, the Boulogne Gospels, the Arenberg Gospels, the Trinity Gospels, the Eadui Codex, Pembroke College MS 301, the Bury Gospels, the Judith of Flanders Gospels (Pierpont Morgan MSS 709 and 708), the Monte Casino Gospel Book, the Hereford Gospels, the Psychomachia of Prudentius, and the Junius Manuscript.
Copyright 1992, pp. xiv + 576

ISBN 1-879288-10-9 (clothbound) $75.00
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Iconographic and Comparative Studies in Medieval Drama

edited by Clifford Davidson and John H. Stroupe; introduction by Meg Twycross

Ten essays that were originally presented at the Sixth Triennial Colloquium of the International Society for the Study of the Medieval Theater (Lancaster, 13–19 July 1989).
Copyright 1991, pp. iv + 118

ISBN 0-918720-49-4 (paperback) $11.00
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Studia Occitanica in Memoriam Paul Remy

edited by Hans-Erich Keller

Two volumes dedicated to the memory of Paul Remy and “having as theme the scientific domain to which he had dedicated his research for nearly forty years: the Occitan literature and language.”
Copyright 1986

Volume I: The Troubadours, pp. x + 371

ISBN 0-918720-71-0 (clothbound) $33.00
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ISBN 0-918720-74-5 (paperback) $16.00
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Volume II: The Narrative-Philology, pp. xii + 441

ISBN 0-918720-72-9 (clothbound) $38.00
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ISBN 0-918720-75-3 (paperback) $18.00
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Two-Volume Set

ISBN 0-918720-73-7 (clothbound) $70.00
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ISBN 0-918720-76-1 (paperback) $34.00
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Medieval Lives and the Historian: Studies in Medieval Prosopography

edited by Neithard Bulst and Jean-Philippe Genet

Proceedings of the First International Interdisciplinary Conference on Medieval Prosopography (Bielefeld, Germany, December 1982).
Copyright 1986, pp. xvi + 422

ISBN 0-918720-69-9 (clothbound) $40.00
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ISBN 0-918720-70-2 (paperback) $20.00
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Studies in Malory

edited by James W. Spisak

“While it is true that there are many other important books on Malory, Spisak’s collection is likely to be the best single volume on Caxton’s Malory for some time to come: no one who undertakes a serious study of Malory’s ‘holy book’ should be without it.”—from Quondam et Futurus (Fall 1986)
Copyright 1985, pp. viii + 332

ISBN 0-918720-54-0 (clothbound) $23.00
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ISBN 0-918720-55-9 (paperback) $14.00
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The Wisdom of Poetry: Essays in Early English Literature in Honor of Morton W. Bloomfield

edited by Larry D. Benson and Siegfried Wenzel

[A] collection of wise and witty essays by some of our wisest and wittiest scholars in honor of one of our field’s wisest wits.
Copyright 1982, pp. viii + 314

ISBN 0-918720-15-X (clothbound) $23.00
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ISBN 0-918720-16-8 (paperback) $14.00
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