Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Culture

  • Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Culture (essay collections) and Research in Medieval and Early Modern Culture (monographs) are sister series originally inspired by themes drawn from the annual International Congress on Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo. These series provide a home for high‐quality humanities research on topics from the late antique, medieval and early modern periods. Beginning in 2018, all books listed in RMEMC are also part of SMEMC.

  • Stained Glass Panel with Aconite Leaves, c. 1275-1300, Cleveland, The Cleveland Museum of Art, gift of Ella Brummer in memory of her husband, Ernest Brummer, 1977.89. Public domain.

Series Introduction

Humanities research plays a vital role in contemporary civic life and offers human and humane insights into today’s greatest challenges. Medieval Institute Publications is proud to take a stand for the humanities, and we are committed to the expansion of humanistic study, inquiry and discourse inside and outside the of the university. Research into the premodern world offers complex understandings of how cultural ideas, traditions and practices are constructed, transferred and disseminated among different agents and regions. Knowledge of the premodern past, in particular, helps us to contextualize contemporary debates about identity, integration, political legitimacy, creativity and cultural dynamics.

Although Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Culture and Research in Medieval and Early Modern Culture have historically focused on medieval Europe, we have expanded geographically and chronologically to embrace a wider conception of the premodern. We welcome studies addressing a range of topics from the late antique, medieval and early modern periods, and we invite proposals from new and established scholars who employ innovative and interdisciplinary approaches to investigate literary, historical and material sources and explore what it has meant to be human through the ages.

Geographical Scope: Global

Chronological Scope: Late antique, medieval, and early modern

  • Submissions

    Submissions

    Proposals or completed projects to be considered for publication should be sent to Tyler Cloherty or (particularly for historical studies) Emily Winkler, the acquisitions editors for the series. For other inquiries, please consult Theresa Whitaker. Since the scope of the series is so broad, the press identifies evaluators on a case by case basis before any formal commitment is made to the author. Further, all submitted manuscripts are subject to peer review from an independent expert chosen by the press.

All Books in this Series

  • Spiritual and Material Boundaries in Old French Verse: Contemplating the Walls of the Earthly Paradise

    Cover of Spiritual and Material Boundaries in Old French Verse: Contemplating the Walls of the Earthly Paradise by Jacob Abell: a medieval image of sailors in a ship with a giant fish beneath themSpiritual and Material Boundaries in Old French Verse: Contemplating the Walls of the Earthly Paradise

    By Jacob Abell

    The Earthly Paradise was a vibrant symbol at the heart of medieval Christian geographies of the cosmos. As humanity’s primal home now lost through the sins of Adam of Eve, the Earthly Paradise figured prominently in Old French tales of lands beyond the mundane world. This study proposes a fresh look at the complex roles played by the Earthly Paradise in three medieval French poems: Marie de France’s The Purgatory of St. Patrick, Benedeit’s Voyage of Saint Brendan the Abbot, and Guillaume de Lorris’s The Romance of the Rose. By examining the literary, cultural, and artistic components that informed each poem, this book advances the thesis that the exterior walls of the Earthly Paradise served evolving purposes as contemplative objects that implicitly engaged complex notions of economic solidarity and idealized community. These visions of the Earthly Paradise stand to provide a striking contribution to a historically informed response to the contemporary legacies of colonialism and the international refugee crisis.

    Research in Medieval and Early Modern Culture XXXVII, ISBN 978-1-50152-057-0 (hardback), ISBN 978-1-50151-425-8 (PDF), ISBN 978-1-50151-427-2 (EPUB) © 2023

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  • Canon Fanfiction: Reading, Writing, and Teaching with Adaptations of Premodern and Early Modern Literature

    "Cover image of Canon Fanfiction: Reading, Writing, and Teaching with Adaptations of Premodern and Early Modern Literature, by Christine Schott: a variety of open books stuck to a wooden wall with wads of chewing gum"Canon Fanfiction: Reading, Writing, and Teaching with Adaptations of Premodern and Early Modern Literature

    By Christine Schott

    Several scholarly fields investigate the reuse of source texts, most relevantly adaptation studies and fanfiction studies. The limitation of these two fields is that adaptation studies focuses narrowly on retelling, usually in the form of film adaptations, but is not as well equipped to treat other uses of source material like prequels, sequels and spinoffs. On the other hand, fanfiction studies has the broad reach adaptation studies lacks but is generally interested in "underground" production rather than material that goes through the official publication process and thus enters the literary canon. This book sits in the gap between these fields, discussing published novels and their contribution to the scholarly engagement with their pre- and early modern source material as well as applying that creative framework to the teaching of literature in the college classroom.

    Research in Medieval and Early Modern Culture XXXVI, ISBN 978-1-50152-337-3 (hardback), ISBN 978-1-50151-597-2 (PDF), ISBN 978-1-50151-598-9 (EPUB) © 2022

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  • The Bond of Empathy in Medieval and Early Modern Literature

    Cover image of The Bond of Empathy in Medieval and Early Modern Literature, by David Strong: a carving of two seated men, holding right hands and with one man's head on the other's shoulder. The title in white on a red background.

    The Bond of Empathy in Medieval and Early Modern Literature

    By David Strong

    This study examines the various means of becoming empathetic and using this knowledge to explain the epistemic import of the characters’ interaction in the works written by Chaucer, Shakespeare, and their contemporaries. By attuning oneself to another’s expressive phenomena, the empathizer acquires an inter- and intrapersonal knowledge that exposes the limitations of hyperbole, custom, or unbridled passion to explain the profundity of their bond. Understanding the substantive meaning of the characters’ discourse and narrative context discloses their motivations and how they view themselves. Strong explores the place of empathy in select late medieval and early modern portrayals of the body and mind and explicates the role they play in forging an intimate rapport.

    Research in Medieval and Early Modern Culture XXXV, ISBN 978-1-50152-252-9 (hardback), ISBN 978-1-50151-546-0 (PDF), ISBN  978-1-50151-547-7 (EPUB) © 2022

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  • Living on the Edge: Transgression, Exclusion, and Persecution in the Middle Ages

    Cover image of Living on the Edge: Transgression, Exclusion, and Persecution in the Middle Ages, edited by Delfi I. Nieto-Isabel and Laura Miquel Milian: a medieval manuscript illustration of a line of undressed men walking out of a walled city followed by soldiers.

    Living on the Edge: Transgression, Exclusion, and Persecution in the Middle Ages

    Edited by Delfi I. Nieto-Isabel and Laura Miquel Milian

    This volume addresses the widespread medieval phenomenon of transgression as both a result of and the cause for the exclusion and persecution of those who were considered different. It is widely accepted that the essence of a manuscript cannot be fully grasped without studying its marginalia. Glosses sit on the margins of the text and clarify it, adding a whole new dimension to it and becoming an inextricable part of its content. Similarly, no society can be fully understood without knowledge of what lies on its margins, for the outliers of any given culture provide us with just as much information as its alleged foundational principles. In a time when the Western world ponders building walls up against perceived threats and frightening differences, this multidisciplinary collection of essays based on original and innovative pieces of research shows that it was mostly through tearing down walls that we learned our way forward.

    Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Culture LXXVIII, ISBN 978-1-50152-111-9 (hardback), ISBN 978-1-50151-486-9  (PDF), ISBN 978-1-50151-488-3 (EPUB) © 2022

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  • Mapping Narrations, Narrating Maps: Concepts of the World in the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period

    Cover image of Mapping Narrations, Narrating Maps: Concepts of the World in the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period, by Ingrid Baumgärtner and edited by Daniel Gneckow, Anna Hollenbach and Phillip Landgrebe: the title in white on a dark red background, with an image of a medieval map below, and a medieval illustration of a caravan of camels and horsesMapping Narrations, Narrating Maps: Concepts of the World in the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period

    By Ingrid Baumgärtner and edited by Daniel Gneckow, Anna Hollenbach and Phillip Landgrebe

    This volume offers Ingrid Baumgärtner's central articles on the medieval and early modern history of cartography for the first time in English translation. A first group of essays gives an overview of medieval cartography and illustrates the methods of cartographers. Another analyzes world maps and travel accounts in relation to mapped spaces. A third examines land surveying, cartographical practices of exploration and the production of Portolan atlases.

    Research in Medieval and Early Modern Culture XXXIV, ISBN 978-1-50152-381-6 (hardback), ISBN 978-1-50151-601-6 (PDF), ISBN 978-1-50151-604-7 (EPUB) © 2022

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  • Humanism, Capitalism, and Rhetoric in Early Modern England: The Separation of the Citizen from the Self

    Cover image of Humanism, Capitalism, and Rhetoric in Early Modern England: The Separation of the Citizen from the Self, by Lynette HunterHumanism, Capitalism, and Rhetoric in Early Modern England: The Separation of the Citizen from the Self

    By Lynette Hunter

    This book offers an interdisciplinary approach to concepts of the self associated with the development of humanism in England, and to strategies for both inclusion and exclusion in structuring the early modern nation state. It addresses writings about rhetoric and behavior from 1495-1660, beginning with Erasmus’ work on sermon or the conversational rhetoric between friends, and following the transference of this stance to a politics whose broadening democratic constituency needed a legitimate structure for governance-at-a-distance.

    Research in Medieval and Early Modern Culture XXXIII, ISBN 978-1-50151-857-7 (hardback), ISBN 978-1-50151-424-1 (PDF), ISBN 978-1-50151-407-4 (EPUB) © 2021

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  • The Eleventh and Twelfth Books of Giovanni Villani's New Chronicle

    Cover image of The Eleventh and Twelfth Books of Giovanni Villani's New Chronicle, translated by Rala I. Diakité and Matthew T. Sneider: a manuscript illustration of an armored knight on horseback in the background, with the title and contributor information in white text on a dark red background.

    The Eleventh and Twelfth Books of Giovanni Villani's New Chronicle

    Translated from the Italian by Rala I. Diakité and Matthew T. Sneider

    Giovanni Villani’s New Chronicle traces the history of Europe, Italy, and Florence over a vast sweep of time – from the Tower of Babel to the great earthquake of 1348. In the eleventh and twelfth books, Villani depicts a particularly eventful period in the history of Florence, whose grandeur is illustrated in several famous chapters describing the city’s income, expenses, and magnificence. The dramatic account follows Florence’s internal affairs as well as its conflicts with powerful lords like Castruccio Castracani and Mastino della Scala. The chronicler’s perspective, however, ranges beyond his city, as he documents such events as the imperial coronation of Louis of Bavaria, the penitential pilgrimage of Venturino da Bergamo, and the first campaigns of the Hundred Year’s War.

    Research in Medieval and Early Modern Culture XXXI, ISBN 978-1-50151-842-3 (hardback), ISBN 978-1-50151-426-5 (PDF) © 2021

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  • Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Readings of the Medieval Orient: Other Encounters

    Cover image of Liliana Sikorska's Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Readings of the Medieval Orient: Other Encounters

    Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Readings of the Medieval Orient: Other Encounters

    By Liliana Sikorska

    Travel narratives and historical works shaped the perception of Muslims and the East in the Victorian and post-Victorian periods. The book discusses that troubled legacy drawing on the discourses on Muslims originating in the European Middle Ages, and locates the nineteenth-century texts concerning the Saracens and their lands in the liminal space between history and travel accounts.

    Research in Medieval and Early Modern Culture XXXII, ISBN 978-1-50151-791-4 (hardback), ISBN  978-1-50151-336-7 (PDF) © 2021

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  • Space, Image, and Reform in Early Modern Art: The Influence of Marcia Hall

    Cover image of Space, Image, and Reform in Early Modern Art: The Influence of Marcia Hall, edited by Arthur J. DiFuria and Ian Verstegen

    Space, Image, and Reform in Early Modern Art: The Influence of Marcia Hall

    Edited by Arthur J. DiFuria and Ian Verstegen

    The essays in the volume build on Marcia Hall's seminal contributions in several categories crucial for Renaissance studies, especially the spatiality of the church interior, the altarpiece's facture and affectivity, the notion of artistic style, and the controversy over images in the era of Counter Reform. The book works cumulatively to provide blocks of theoretical and empirical research on issues spanning the function and role of images in their contexts over two centuries.

    Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Culture LXXVII, ISBN 978-1-50151-801-0 (hardback), ISBN 978-1-50151-348-0 (PDF) © 2021

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  • Dante's Dream: A Jungian Psychoanalytical Approach

    Cover image of Dante's Dream: A Jungian Psychoanalytical Approach: A black and white drawing of a man in a robe looking at the reader over his shoulder, near a hill covered in tree roots

    Dante's Dream: A Jungian Psychoanalytical Approach

    By Gwenyth E. Hood

    An artist or mystic can refresh and revive a culture’s imagination by exploring his personal dream-images and connecting them to the past.  Dante Alighieri presents his Divine Comedy as a dream-vision, investing considerable energy in establishing and alluding to its dates (starting Good Friday, 1300). Modern readers will therefore welcome a Jungian psychoanalytical approach, which can trace both instinctual and spiritual impulses in the human psyche.

    Research in Medieval and Early Modern Culture XXX, ISBN 978-1-50151-822-5 (hardback), ISBN 978-1-50151-372-5 (PDF), ISBN 978-1-50151-356-5 (EPUB), © 2021

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  • The World Chronicle of Guillaume de Nangis: A Manuscript's Journey from Saint-Denis to St. Pancras

    Cover image of The World Chronicle of Guillaume de Nangis: A Manuscript's Journey from Saint-Denis to St. Pancras: the image of a monk writing at a desk, inside an initial "C," on a magenta background

    The World Chronicle of Guillaume de Nangis: A Manuscript's Journey from Saint-Denis to St. Pancras

    By Daniel Williman and Karen Corsano

    The core of this book is the life story of a manuscript codex, British Library Royal MS 13 E.iv: the Latin Chronicle (from the Creation to 1300) of Guillaume de Nangis, copied in a Paris atelier from the original in the abbey of St-Denis-en-France. The authors show how it traveled from one capital to the other, narrating the entire life and interesting times of this codex.

    Research in Medieval and Early Modern Culture XXIX, ISBN 978-1-50151-871-3 (hardback), ISBN 978-1-50151-001-4 (PDF), ISBN 978-1-50151-005-2 (EPUB), © 2020

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  • Chaucer's Polyphony: The Modern in Medieval Poetry

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    Chaucer's Polyphony: The Modern in Medieval Poetry

    By Jonathan Fruoco

    Geoffrey Chaucer has long been considered by the critics as the father of English poetry. However, this notion not only tends to forget a huge part of the history of early medieval English literature but also to ignore the specificities of Chaucer’s style — if Chaucer cannot be thought of as the father of English poetry, he is, however, the father of English prose and one of the main artisans of what Mikhail Bakhtin called the polyphonic novel.

    Research in Medieval and Early Modern Culture XXVIII, ISBN 978-1-50151-849-2 (hardback), ISBN 978-1-50151-436-4 (PDF), ISBN 978-1-50151-404-3 (EPUB), © 2020

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  • The Shadow of Dante in French Renaissance Lyric: Scève's Délie

    Cover image of The Shadow of Dante in French Renaissance Lyric: Sceve's "Delie": an early Renaissance image of a young women in a pink gown and with a sheer veil pinned to blonde hair, with the title in white above on a maroon background.

    The Shadow of Dante in French Renaissance Lyric: Scève's Délie

    By Alison Baird Lovell

    Scholars generally consider the sequence of dense, epigrammatic dizains that comprise Maurice Scève's lyric sequence Délie to be an early example of French Renaissance imitation of Petrarch's lyric poetry. While Petrarch's Canzoniere is an important source for Scève's Délie, both works are part of a long poetic lineage that includes Occitan troubadours. The book argues that the 'Petrarchan' label is problematic for Scève's Délie, and reveals Dante Alighieri as a relevant predecessor and source.

    Research in Medieval and Early Modern Culture XXVI, ISBN 978-1-50151-797-6 (hardback), ISBN 978-1-50151-359-6 (PDF), ISBN 978-1-50151-346-6 (EPUB), © 2020

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  • Sacred Journeys in the Counter-Reformation: Long Distance Pilgrimage in North-Western Europe

    Cover image of Sacred Journeys in the Counter-Reformation: Long-Distance Pilgrimage in Northwest Europe: the face of a stone statue, with the title in white on a dark red background

    Sacred Journeys in the Counter-Reformation: Long Distance Pilgrimage in North-Western Europe

    By Elizabeth Caroline Tingle

    This book examines long-distance pilgrimages to ancient, international shrines in northwestern Europe in the two centuries after Luther. The central focus is that of agency in religious change: what drove spiritual reform and what were its consequences for the 'ordinary' Catholic? This is explored through concepts of the religious self, holy materiality, and sacred space.

    Research in Medieval and Early Modern Culture XXVII, ISBN 978-1-50151-815-5 (hardback), ISBN 978-1-50151-438-8 (PDF), ISBN 978-1-50151-413-5 (EPUB), © 2020

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  • Hysteria, Perversion, and Paranoia in the Canterbury Tales: "Wild" Analysis and the Symptomatic Storyteller

    Cover image of Hysteria, Perversion, and Paranoia in the Canterbury Tales: an image of a girl with a floral crown and a white dress in profile, distorted with red smears across the image; centered in a broken stained glass effect

    Hysteria, Perversion, and Paranoia in the Canterbury Tales: "Wild" Analysis and the Symptomatic Storyteller

    By Becky Renee McLaughlin

    Beginning with the spectacle of hysteria, moving through the perversions of fetishism, masochism, and sadism, and ending with paranoia and psychosis, this book explores the ways that conflicts with the Oedipal law erupt on the body and in language in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales.

    Research in Medieval and Early Modern Culture XXV, ISBN 978-1-50151-841-6 (hardback), ISBN 978-1-50151-410-4 (PDF), ISBN 978-1-50151-406-7 (EPUB), © 2020

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  • The Horse in Premodern European Culture

    Cover of The Horse in Premodern European Culture: a medieval image of a nobleman riding a horse, with several women in the background.

    The Horse in Premodern European Culture

    Edited by Anastasija Ropa and Timothy Dawson

    This volume features approaches to equine studies from disciplines as diverse as archaeology, legal, economic and military history, urban and rural history, art and literature. This volume explores the ubiquitous – and often ambiguous – role of the horse in medieval culture, where it was simultaneously a treasured animal and a means of transport, a military machine and a loyal companion.

    Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Culture LXX

    ISBN 978-1-50151-818-8 (hardback), 978-1-50151-378-7 (PDF), 978-1-50151-401-2 (EPUB), © 2019

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  • Inscribing Knowledge in the Medieval Book: Power and the Paratext

    Cover of Inscribing Knowledge in the Medieval Book: a manuscript image of a man shooting an arrow at a bird perched on an a foliate border.

    Inscribing Knowledge in the Medieval Book: Power and the Paratext

    Edited by Rosalind Brown-Grant, Patrizia Carmassi, Gisela Drossbach, Anne D. Hedeman, Victoria Turner, Iolanda Ventura

    This volume examines power and the paratext in medieval books from intellectual disciplines such as history of the book, law, science, music, medicine, literature, art, and philosophy.

    Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Culture LXVI

    ISBN 978-1-50151-788-4 (hardback), 978-1-50151-332-9 (PDF), 978-1-50151-311-4 (EPUB), © 2019

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  • Polemic and Literature Surrounding French Wars of Religion

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    Polemic and Literature Surrounding French Wars of Religion

    Edited by Katherine Maynard and Jeff Kendrick

    Engaging the continuous casting and recasting of opposing worldviews, this collection of essays examines literature's use of polemic and polemic's use of literature as seminal intellectual developments stemming from the religious and social turmoil that characterized sixteenth-century France. Contributions explore both literary texts (prose, poetry, and theater) and more intentionally polemical texts that fall outside of the traditional literary genres.

    Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Culture LXV

    ISBN 978-1-50151-803-4 (hardback), 978-1-50151-351-0 (PDF) © 2019

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  • Architectural Rhetoric in Shakespeare and Spenser

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    Architectural Rhetoric in Shakespeare and Spenser

    Jennifer Vaught

    This book illustrates how architectural rhetoric in Shakespeare and Spenser provides a bridge between the human body and mind and the nonhuman world of stone and timber.

    Research in Medieval and Early Modern Culture XXIV

    ISBN 978-1-50151-793-8 (hardback), 978-1-5015-1315-2 (PDF), 978-1-5015-1309-1 (EPUB) © 2019

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  • Blind Spots of Knowledge in Shakespeare and His World: A Conversation

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    Blind Spots of Knowledge in Shakespeare and His World: A Conversation

    Edited by Subha Mukherji

    A "blind spot" suggests an obstructed view, a partisan perception, or a localized lack of understanding. Just as the brain "reads" the "blind spot" of the visual field by a curious process of readjustment, Shakespearean drama disorients us with moments of unmastered and unmasterable knowledge, recasting the way we see, know, and think about knowing. Focusing on such moments of apparent obscurity, this volume puts methods and motives of knowing under the spotlight.

    Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Culture LXV, ISBN 978-1-58044-365-4 (hardback), 978-3-11-066199-6 (PDF), 978-3-11-066044-9 (EPUB) © 2019

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  • The Shapes of Early English Poetry: Style, Form, History

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    The Shapes of Early English Poetry: Style, Form, History

    Edited by Eric Weiskott and Irina Dumitrescu

    This volume contributes to the study of early English poetics. In these essays, several related approaches and fields of study radiate outward from poetics, including stylistics, literary history, word studies, gender studies, metrics, and textual criticism. By combining and redirecting these traditional scholarly methods, as well as exploring newer ones such as object-oriented ontology and sound studies, these essays demonstrate how poetry responds to its intellectual, literary, and material contexts.

    Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Culture LXIV, ISBN 978-1-58044-359-3 (hardback), 978-1-58044-360-9 (PDF), 978-3-11-062660-5 (EPUB) © 2019

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  • Inventing Modernity in Medieval European Thought, ca. 1100–ca. 1550

    Inventing Modernity in Medieval European Thought, ca. 1100–ca. 1550

    Edited by Bettina Koch and Cary J. Nederman

    This volume adopts a multi-disciplinary approach to narrate one of the most challenging problems in the history of Western ideas: the complex story of the emergence of Modernity out of the preceding period of the Latin Middle Ages.

    Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Culture LXIII

    ISBN 978-1-58044-349-4 (hardback), 978-1-58044-350-0 (PDF), 978-3-11-062667-4 (EPUB) © 2018

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  • Early Modern Britain's Relationship to Its Past: The Historiographical Fortunes of the Legends of Brute, Albina, and Scota

    Early Modern Britain's Relationship to Its Past: The Historiographical Fortunes of the Legends of Brute, Albina, and Scota

    Philip Mark Robinson-Self

    This volume considers the reception in the early modern period of four popular medieval myths of nationhood—the legends of Brutus, Albina, and Scota—tracing their intertwined literary and historiographical afterlives.

    Research in Medieval and Early Modern Culture XXIII

    ISBN 978-1-58044-351-7 (hardback), 978-1-58044-352-4 (PDF), 978-3-11-062668-1 (EPUB) © 2018

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  • The Valiant Welshman, the Scottish James, and the Formation of Great Britain

    The Valiant Welshman, the Scottish James, and the Formation of Great Britain

    By Megan S. Lloyd

    This book explores how R.A.'s play "The Valiant Welshman" reflected contemporary hopes and fears about the potential unification of England and Scotland during the reign of James VI of Scotland and I of England.

    Research in Medieval and Early Modern Culture XXII

    ISBN 978-1-58044-353-1 (hardback), 978-1-58044-354-8 (PDF), 978-3-11-062540-0 (EPUB) © 2018

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  • Memorializing the Middle Classes in Medieval and Renaissance Europe

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    Memorializing the Middle Classes in Medieval and Renaissance Europe

    Edited by Anne Leader

    This volume investigates commemorative practices in Cyprus, England, Flanders, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, and Spain between the twelfth and seventeenth centuries. Offering a broad overview of memorialization practices across Europe and the Mediterranean, individual chapters examine local customs through particular case studies.

    Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Culture LX

    ISBN 978-158044-345-6 (hardback), 978-158044-346-3 (PDF), 978-3-11-062542-4 (EPUB) © 2018

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  • Emotion and the Seduction of the Senses, Baroque to Neo-Baroque

    Cover image of Emotion and the Seduction of the Senses, Baroque to Neo-Baroque: Marsyas by Balthasar Permoser, marble

    Emotion and the Seduction of the Senses, Baroque to Neo-Baroque

    Edited by Lisa Beaven and Angela Ndalianis

    This book examines the relationship between the cultural productions of the baroque in the seventeenth century and the neo-baroque in our contemporary world. The volume illuminates how, rather than providing rationally ordered visual realms, both the baroque and the neo-baroque construct complex performative spaces whose spectacle seeks to embrace, immerse, and seduce the senses and solicit the emotions of the beholder.

    Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Culture LIX

    ISBN 978-158044-271-8 (hardback), 978-158044-272-5(PDF) © 2018

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  • The Impact of Latin Culture on Medieval and Early Modern Scottish Writing

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    The Impact of Latin Culture on Medieval and Early Modern Scottish Writing

    Edited by Alessandra Petrina and Ian Johnson

    This book investigates and re-evaluates the impact of Latin culture in crucial areas of late medieval and early modern Scottish literature and the role it played in the development of Scottish writing.

    Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Culture LVIII

    ISBN 978-1-58044-281-7 (hardback), 978-1-58044-282-4 (PDF) © 2018

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  • The Gawain-Poet and the Fourteenth-Century English Anticlerical Tradition

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    The Gawain-Poet and the Fourteenth-Century English Anticlerical Tradition

    Ethan Campbell

    A fresh contextual reading of the four Middle English "Gawain" poems that situates them within the rich tradition of fourteenth-century English anticlericalism.

    Research in Medieval and Early Modern Culture XXI

    ISBN 978-1-58044-307-4 (hardback) © 2018

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  • Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra, and the Nature of Fame

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    Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra, and the Nature of Fame

    Robert A. Logan

    A characterological study of the standards of measure and the nature of fame of the renowned figures in "Antony and Cleopatra," juxtaposed to the origins and nature of Shakespeare's fame.

    Research in Medieval and Early Modern Culture XX

    ISBN 978-158044-319-7 (hardback) © 2018

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  • Spenser's Narrative Figuration of Women in "The Faerie Queene"

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    Spenser's Narrative Figuration of Women in "The Faerie Queene"

    Judith H. Anderson

    This study interrogates the figuration of women within the narrative of Spenser's culturally encyclopedic romance-epic, "The Faerie Queene."

    Research in Medieval and Early Modern Culture XIX

    ISBN 978-158044-317-3 (hardback) © 2018

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  • Saints and Sainthood around the Baltic Sea: Identity, Literacy, and Communication in the Middle Ages

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    Saints and Sainthood around the Baltic Sea: Identity, Literacy, and Communication in the Middle Ages

    Edited by Carsten Selch Jensen, Tracey Sands, Nils Holger Petersen, Kurt Villads Jensen, Tuomas M. S. Lehtonen

    This volume addresses the history of saints and sainthood in the Middle Ages in the Baltic Region with a special focus on the cult of saints in Russia, Prussia, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Estonia, and Latvia.

    Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Culture LIV

    ISBN 978-158044-317-3 (hardback) © 2018

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  • Authority of Images / Images of Authority: Shaping Political and Cultural Identities in the Pre-Modern World

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    Authority of Images / Images of Authority: Shaping Political and Cultural Identities in the Pre-Modern World

    Edited by Karen L. Fresco

    Focusing on language's political power, these essays discuss how representation, through language norms, plays and spectacles, manipulations and adaptations of texts and images, both constitutes and reflects a cultural milieu.

    Studies in Medieval Culture LIII

    ISBN 978-1-58044-220-6 (hardback) © 2016

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  • Renaissance Retrospections: Tudor Views of the Middle Ages

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    Renaissance Retrospections: Tudor Views of the Middle Ages

    Edited by Sarah A. Kelen

    From Shakespeare’s manipulation of his medieval source material to Protestant responses to medieval Catholicism, this collection of essays explores the ways that early modern English writers responded to the medieval English literary and historical record, dealing with topics such as historiographic bias, print history, intertextuality and cultural history.

    Studies in Medieval Culture LII

    ISBN 978-1-58044-173-5 (hardback), 978-1-58044-174-2 (paperback) © 2013

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  • Malory and Christianity: Essays on Sir Thomas Malory's "Morte Darthur"

     

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    Malory and Christianity: Essays on Sir Thomas Malory's "Morte Darthur"

    Edited by D. Thomas Hanks, Jr., and Janet Jesmok

    This volume explores Malory's use of myth and magic in "Morte Darthur" to engage with a variety of themes, including the pursuit of opponents and love and the human quest for maturity and fulfillment. Malory's views on and thematic use of Christianity are also investigated.

    Studies in Medieval Culture LI

    ISBN 978-1-58044-175-9 (hardback), 978-1-58044-176-6 (paperback) © 2013

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  • "Beowulf" at Kalamazoo: Essays on Translation and Performance

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    "Beowulf" at Kalamazoo: Essays on Translation and Performance

    Edited by Jana K. Schulman and Paul E. Szarmach

    This volume is a collection of essays designed to capitalize on the success of Seamus Heaney's prize-winning translation of "Beowulf," which bridges the gap between the ivory tower where most who study "Beowulf" reside and lay readers drawn to the poem because of Heaney's reputation, the review in the "New York Times Book Review," the Whitbread Prize for poetry and even perhaps the attractive and eye-catching cover.

    Studies in Medieval Culture L

    ISBN 978-1-58044-152-0 (hardback), 978-1-58044-153-7 (paperback–out of print) © 2012

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  • Church and Society in Late Byzantium

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    Church and Society in Late Byzantium

    Edited by Dimiter G. Angelov

    The essays in this collection seek to shed light on various aspects of the church's role in late Byzantine society, especially on the relationship between the church and the lay world and the response of individuals to the challenges faced by Orthodoxy.

    Studies in Medieval Culture XLIX

    ISBN 978-1-58044-142-1 (hardback), 978-1-58044-143-8 (paperback–out of print) © 2009

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  • The English "Loathly Lady" Tales: Boundaries, Traditions, Motifs

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    The English "Loathly Lady" Tales: Boundaries, Traditions, Motifs

    Edited by S. Elizabeth Passmore and Susan Carter

    This volume concentrates on the medieval English Loathly Lady tales, written a little later than the Irish tales, and developing the motif as a vehicle for social ideology.

    Studies in Medieval Culture XLVIII

    ISBN 978-1-58044-123-0 (hardback), 978-1-58044-124-7 (paperback) © 2007

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  • On John Gower: Essays at the Millennium

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    On John Gower: Essays at the Millennium

    Edited by R.F. Yeager

    The topics addressed in these ten essays also provide grounds of another kind to assess the foci of contemporary Gower studies. As well as place, the political element in Gower's writings has been subject to fruitful recent scrutiny; and again, there are important linkages and overlaps among these essays on such matter too.

    Studies in Medieval Culture XLVI

    ISBN 978-1-58044-098-1 (hardback), 978-1-58044-099-8 (paperback) © 2007

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  • The Hands of the Tongue: Essays on Deviant Speech

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    The Hands of the Tongue: Essays on Deviant Speech

    Edited by Edwin D. Craun

    Together the essays present a clear picture of what we know about deviant speech in medieval culture, a picture that has begun to achieve the depth and richness of scholarship on slander in the early modern period, exploring what speech acts can tell us about gender, crime and punishment, agency, ethics and literary craftsmanship.

    Studies in Medieval Culture XLVII

    ISBN 978-1-58044-114-8 (hardback), 978-1-58044-115-5 (paperback–out of print) © 2007

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  • New Directions in Boethian Studies

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    New Directions in Boethian Studies

    Edited by Noel Harold Kaylor, Jr., and Philip Edward Phillips

    As a scholar, senator and consul, whose life was centered in Rome and later in Ravenna, Boethius belonged to two worlds—the world of pagan antiquity and the world of the Christian Middle Ages—and his life and work embody and embrace the spirit of both.

    Studies in Medieval Culture XLV

    ISBN 978-1-58044-100-1 (hardback), 978-1-58044-101-8 (paperback) © 2007

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  • Studies on the Personal Name in Later Medieval England and Wales

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    Studies on the Personal Name in Later Medieval England and Wales

    Edited by Dave Postles and Joel T. Rosenthal

    This volume contains collected papers on medieval England’s "names and naming patterns—mostly forenames or Christian names, but with some attention to family names."

    Studies in Medieval Culture XLIV

    ISBN 978-1-58044-025-8 (hardback), 978-1-58044-026-6 (paperback–out of print) © 2006

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  • Personal Names Studies of Medieval Europe: Social Identity and Familial Structures

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    Personal Names Studies of Medieval Europe: Social Identity and Familial Structures

    Edited by George T. Beech, Monique Bourin and Pascal Chareille

    This collection of essays is the first published in North America that seeks to describe the methodology and some results of a scholarly enterprise that is hailed in the preface to the volume as "one of the most vibrant, innovative, and productive movements in medieval scholarship at the present time."

    Studies in Medieval Culture XLIII

    ISBN 1-58044-063-0 (hardback), 1-58044-064-9 (paperback–out of print) © 2002

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  • Marvels, Monsters, and Miracles: Studies in the Medieval and Early Modern Imaginations

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    Marvels, Monsters, and Miracles: Studies in the Medieval and Early Modern Imaginations

    Edited by Timothy S. Jones and David A. Sprunger

    This collection of essays examines the perceptions of the marvelous and monstrous by the people of medieval and early modern Europe.

    Studies in Medieval Culture XLII

    ISBN 1-58044-065-7 (hardback–out of print), 1-58044-066-5 (paperback) © 2002

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  • Closure in "The Canterbury Tales": The Role of The Parson's Tale

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    Closure in "The Canterbury Tales": The Role of The Parson's Tale

    Edited by David Raybin and Linda Tarte Holley

    This collection of nine essays, plus an extensive bibliography, seeks to reexamine The Parson's Tale and its place in "The Canterbury Tales," especially since so many readers and critics who love Chaucer have found it difficult to love the Parson and what he has to say.

    Studies in Medieval Culture XLI

    ISBN 1-58044-011-8 (hardback), 1-58044-012-6 (paperback) © 2000

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  • Women, Marriage, and Family in Medieval Christendom: Essays in Memory of Michael M. Sheehan, C.S.B.

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    Women, Marriage, and Family in Medieval Christendom: Essays in Memory of Michael M. Sheehan, C.S.B.

    Edited by Constance M. Rousseau and Joel T. Rosenthal

    These essays consider three thematic categories that were dominant in most of Sheehan’s own scholarly work. These are the role, position and contributions of medieval women; the development of Christian marriage, especially in the High Middle Ages; and the secular family with its legal and emotional relationships.

    Studies in Medieval Culture XXXVII

    ISBN 1-879288-65-6 (hardback), 1-879288-66-4 (paperback–out of print) © 1998

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  • The Preservation and Transmission of Anglo-Saxon Culture: Selected Papers from the 1991 Meeting of the International Society of Anglo-Saxonists

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    The Preservation and Transmission of Anglo-Saxon Culture: Selected Papers from the 1991 Meeting of the International Society of Anglo-Saxonists

    Edited by Paul E. Szarmach and Joel T. Rosenthal

    This collection represents most of the papers delivered on the conference theme of the Fifth Meeting (1991) of the International Society of Anglo-Saxonists, which was the first ISAS meeting in the United States.

    Studies in Medieval Culture XL

    ISBN 1-879288-90-7 (hardback), 1-879288-91-5 (paperback–out of print) © 1997

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  • The Intellectual Climate of the Early University: Essays in Honor of Otto Gründler

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    The Intellectual Climate of the Early University: Essays in Honor of Otto Gründler

    Edited by Nancy Van Deusen

    A university exists to make known what can only be revealed by consistent, dedicated effort. Ultimately, a university exists in order to understand the things that are hidden from ordinary, casual view. This is a message that is subtly reinforced by all of the articles in this volume.

    Studies in Medieval Culture XXXIX

    ISBN 1-879288-83-4 (hardback), 1-879288-84-2 (paperback) © 1997

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  • Translation Theory and Practice in the Middle Ages

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    Translation Theory and Practice in the Middle Ages

    Edited by Jeanette Beer

    This volume is a collection of essays derived from a symposium conducted as part of the Twenty-Eighth International Congress on Medieval Studies (Kalamazoo, May 6-9,1993).

    Studies in Medieval Culture XXXVIII

    ISBN 1-879288-81-8 (hardback), 978-1-87928-881-2 (paperback–out of print) © 1997

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  • The Salt of Common Life: Individuality and Choice in the Medieval Town, Countryside, and Church: Essays Presented to J. Ambrose Raftis

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    The Salt of Common Life: Individuality and Choice in the Medieval Town, Countryside, and Church: Essays Presented to J. Ambrose Raftis

    Edited by Edwin Brezette DeWindt

    Throughout the career of Ambrose Raftis two themes or convictions have been in evidence: a belief in the fundamental individuality of medieval English men and women and a belief in their ability to make choices.

    Studies in Medieval Culture XXXVI

    ISBN 1-879288-46-X (hardback), ISBN 1-879288-47-8 (paperback) © 1995

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  • Translation and the Transmission of Culture between 1300 and 1600

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    Translation and the Transmission of Culture between 1300 and 1600

    Edited by Jeanette Beer and Kenneth Lloyd-Jones

    "Translation and the Transmission of Culture between 1300 and 1600" is a companion volume to "Medieval Translators and Their Craft" (Medieval Institute Publications, 1989) and, like "Medieval Translators," its aim is to provide the modern reader with a deeper understanding of the early centuries of translation in France.

    Studies in Medieval Culture XXXV

    ISBN 1-879288-55-9 (hardback), 1-879288-56-7 (paperback–out of print) © 1995

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  • The "Other Tuscany": Essays in the History of Lucca, Pisa, and Siena during the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Centuries

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    The "Other Tuscany": Essays in the History of Lucca, Pisa, and Siena during the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Centuries

    Edited by Thomas W. Blomquist and Maureen F. Mazzaoui

    The papers in this volume are designed to offer non-Italian scholars a representative sample of current European research and a summary of recent debates regarding the historical evolution of those republics that posed the most formidable obstacles to the extension of Florentine hegemony.

    Studies in Medieval Culture XXXIV

    ISBN 1-879288-41-9 (hardback), 1-879288-42-7 (paperback–out of print) © 1994

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  • The Centre and Its Compass: Studies in Medieval Literature in Honor of Professor John Leyerle

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    The Centre and Its Compass: Studies in Medieval Literature in Honor of Professor John Leyerle

    Edited by Robert A. Taylor, James F. Burke, Patricia J. Eberle, Ian Lancashire and Brian S. Merrilees

    All medievalists in North America, and many beyond, owe a great debt to John Leyerle. As teacher, scholar and administrator, John has been a leader in the rise and renewal of medieval studies on this continent in the past thirty years.

    Studies in Medieval Culture XXXIII

    ISBN 1-879288-29-X (hardback), 1-879288-30-3 (paperback) © 1993

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  • Heroic Poetry in the Anglo-Saxon Period: Studies in Honor of Jess B. Bessinger, Jr.

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    Heroic Poetry in the Anglo-Saxon Period: Studies in Honor of Jess B. Bessinger, Jr.

    Edited by Helen Damico and John Leyerle

    The essays, plus two poems and a bibliography, are gathered to honor Jess B. Bessinger, Jr., whose innovative studies of heroic poetry have instructed a generation of scholars and whose performances of Anglo-Saxon poems are legendary.

    Studies in Medieval Culture XXXII

    ISBN 978-1-87928-828-7 (hardback–out of print), 1-879288-28-1 (paperback) © 1993

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  • The Uses of Manuscripts in Literary Studies: Essays in Memory of Judson Boyce Allen

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    The Uses of Manuscripts in Literary Studies: Essays in Memory of Judson Boyce Allen

    Edited by Charlotte C. Morse, Penelope R. Doob and Marjorie C. Woods

    Judson Boyce Allen loved his work and encouraged other scholars by his enthusiasm for theirs. He had an unusually wide range of interests, from the specialized study of manuscripts through the interpretation of particular literary texts to the broadest issues of literary theory.

    Studies in Medieval Culture XXXI

    ISBN 1-879288-13-3 (hardback), 1-879288-14-1 (paperback) © 1992

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  • Journeys toward God: Pilgrimage and Crusade

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    Journeys toward God: Pilgrimage and Crusade

    Edited by Barbara N. Sargent-Baur

    The essays explore the interconnectedness of pilgrimage and crusade, and the central role of these enterprises for the history of European society and thought.

    Studies in Medieval Culture XXX

    ISBN 1-879288-03-6 (hardback), 1-879288-04-4 (paperback–out of print) © 1992

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  • Rebels and Rivals: The Contestive Spirit in "The Canterbury Tales"

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    Rebels and Rivals: The Contestive Spirit in "The Canterbury Tales"

    Edited by Susanna Greer Fein, David Raybin and Peter C. Braeger; Foreword by Derek Pearsall

    Established scholars will enjoy the versatility and incisiveness of much of the reading in these essays, even though they may be heard muttering stifled oaths from time to time. New readers will relish the combativeness and assurance, the readiness to try out new ideas.

    Studies in Medieval Culture XXIX

    ISBN 0-918720-41-9 (hardback), 0-918720-42-7 (paperback) © 1991

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  • Law, Custom and the Social Fabric in Medieval Europe: Essays in Honor of Bryce Lyon

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    Law, Custom and the Social Fabric in Medieval Europe: Essays in Honor of Bryce Lyon

    Edited, with an appreciation, by Bernard S. Bachrach and David Nicholas

    The breadth of articles contained in this volume reflects the breadth of Bryce Lyon’s scholarly interests. Topics include marriage rules as they relate to women and incest, Bernard of Clairvaux, Henry I and executions in late medieval Paris. This collection honors Bryce Lyon and his considerable impact on medieval studies as a whole.

    Studies in Medieval Culture XXVIII

    ISBN 0-918720-30-3 (hardback), 0-918720-31-1 (paperback–out of print) © 1990

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  • De Ore Domini: Preacher and Word in the Middle Ages

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    De Ore Domini: Preacher and Word in the Middle Ages

    Edited by Thomas L. Amos, Eugene A. Green and Beverly Mayne Kienzle

    The studies in this volume illustrate new methods and concerns in the field of sermon studies, and, collectively, they point to a central problem in the historiography of sermons and preaching. The collection offers insights into modern approaches to studying medieval sermons and will be of interest to scholars of medieval religion, preaching, and culture.

    Studies in Medieval Culture XXVII

    ISBN 0-918720-28-1 (hardback), 0-918720-27-3 (paperback–out of print) © 1989

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  • John Gower, Recent Readings

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    John Gower, Recent Readings

    Edited by R. F. Yeager

    Essays in this volume, unpublished elsewhere, and re-written exclusively for this collection, represent a fresh approach to the study of the works of John Gower.

    Studies in Medieval Culture XXVI

    ISBN 0-918720-99-0 (hardback), 0-918720-26-5 (paperback–out of print) © 1989

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  • Medieval Translators and Their Craft

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    Medieval Translators and Their Craft

    Edited by Jeanette Beer

    Contributors to this collection treat the methods and reception of translators of vernacular to Latin and vernacular to vernacular, texts of a variety of genres, and many different languages and periods. The collection will present a welcome offering of different scholarly approaches to the critical issue of medieval translators and their craft.

    Studies in Medieval Culture XXV

    ISBN 0-918720-95-8 (hardback), 0-918720-96-6 (paperback) © 1989

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  • Romance Epic: Essays on a Medieval Literary Genre

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    Romance Epic: Essays on a Medieval Literary Genre

    Edited by Hans-Erich Keller

    The collection of essays in "Romance Epic" expertly examines the Romance epic as a genre, delving into its ever-changing period, audience and region. The essays span across a wide range of topics, from questions about the genre itself to issues specific to certain works such as the Chanson de Roland and the El Cantar de Mio Cid.

    Studies in Medieval Culture XXIV

    ISBN 0-918720-85-0 (hardback), 0-918720-86-9 (paperback–out of print) © 1987

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  • Religion, Culture, and Society in the Early Middle Ages: Studies in Honor of Richard E. Sullivan

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    Religion, Culture, and Society in the Early Middle Ages: Studies in Honor of Richard E. Sullivan

    Edited by Thomas F.X. Noble and John J. Contreni

    Essays in this volume explore wide-ranging topics: from Constantinople, cloistered women, popes and holy images, kingship, pastoral care and pilgrimages to the works or lives of Sidonius Apollinaris, Gregory of Tours, John Damascene and Anselm of Havelberg.

    Studies in Medieval Culture XXIII

    ISBN 0-918720-84-2 (paperback) © 1987

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  • The Medieval Tradition of Natural Law

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    The Medieval Tradition of Natural Law

    Edited by Harold J. Johnson

    This anthology aims to “add flesh to the bones and the supplements, reservations, and alternatives for a deeper understanding” of the tradition of natural law throughout the medieval period. It runs contrary to the opinion so commonly held since the Renaissance, that any tradition deemed “medieval” has little or even nothing to offer to contemporary needs and interests.

    Studies in Medieval Culture XXII

    ISBN 0-918720-81-8 (hardback), 978-0-91872-081-8 (paperback–out of print) © 1987

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  • Classical Rhetoric and Medieval Historiography

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    Classical Rhetoric and Medieval Historiography

    Edited by Ernst Breisach

    This volume stands as a selection of works presented at the thirteenth International Congress on Medieval Studies. These presentations helped to “fortify the strength of interest and inquiry directed toward rhetoric’s symbiosis with historiography in centuries past” (from the introduction).

    Studies in Medieval Culture XIX

    ISBN 0-918720-56-7 (hardback), 0-918720-57-5 (paperback–out of print) © 1985

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  • Archaeological Approaches to Medieval Europe

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    Archaeological Approaches to Medieval Europe

    Edited by Kathleen Biddick

    This volume celebrates the coming of age of historical archaeology, of which medieval archaeology is a subdiscipline. The volume is an indispensable offering for archaeologists and historians of the Middle Ages seeking an appraisal of the state of the young discipline of medieval archaeology.

    Studies in Medieval Culture XVIII

    ISBN 0-918720-53-2 (hardback), 0-918720-52-4 (paperback–out of print) © 1984

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  • Vernacular Poetics in the Middle Ages

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    Vernacular Poetics in the Middle Ages

    Edited by Lois Ebin

    This volume deals with the attitudes and assumptions about vernacular poetry from the eleventh to the fifteenth century. The essays consider not only the formal poetics but, more importantly, the self-conscious examination of poetry which is increasingly evident in the poems themselves in this period as writers turn from Latin to the imperfect, mutable language of the vernacular.

    Studies in Medieval Culture XVI

    ISBN 0-918720-22-2 (hardback), 0-918720-19-2 (paperback–out of print) © 1984

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  • Vox Feminae: Studies in Medieval Woman's Songs

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    Vox Feminae: Studies in Medieval Woman's Songs

    Edited by John F. Plummer

    It is the artistic use of the female voice (as role, "persona," or rhetorical stance) in particular lyrical traditions or by particular poets, that is of interest here. Woman’s songs are found in all parts and periods of medieval Europe; the study of medieval woman’s song is primarily the study of the image of a voice. This is not an attempt to completely cover the field but to offer an introduction and guide to those who are not familiar with woman’s song, and a stimulation to those who are.

    Studies in Medieval Culture XV

    ISBN 0-918720-12-5 (paperback) © 1981

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