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Fairy Tales Framed
Fairy Tales Framed (May 2012)
Early Forewords, Afterwords, and Critical Words
Ruth B. Bottigheimer - Editor

2012 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title

Translations of the forewords and afterwords by original fairy tale authors and commentaries by their contemporaries, material that has not been widely published in English.

Most early fairy tale authors had a lot to say about what they wrote. Charles Perrault explained his sources and recounted friends’ reactions. His niec...(Read More)
 
 
Mediaevalia Volume #32, Issue #1
Mediaevalia Volume #32, Issue #1 (5/2012)
An Interdisciplinary Journal of Medieval Studies Worldwide
Dana E. Stewart - Editor
Travis Bruce - Editor

 
 
In Search of the Lost Heart
In Search of the Lost Heart (February 2012)
Explorations in Islamic Thought
William C. Chittick - Author
Mohammed Rustom - Editor
Atif Khalil - Editor
Kazuyo Murata - Editor

Renowned scholar William C. Chittick explores the worldview of Islam in a series of essays written over thirty-six years.

In Search of the Lost Heart brings together twenty-six essays by William C. Chittick, renowned scholar of Sufism and Islamic philosophy. Written between 1975 and 2011, most of these essays are not readily available in Chittick’s own books. Although this is a collection, its edit...(Read More)
 
 
Mediaevalia V1.1
Mediaevalia Volume #31, Issue #1 (7/2011)
An Interdisciplinary Journal of Medieval Studies Worldwide
Dana E. Stewart - Editor

 
 
Dante and Paul's
Dante and Paul's "Five Words with Understanding" (January 2009)
Bernardo Lecture Series, No. 1
Robert Hollander - Author

Argues there is a program of five-word utterances that imitate fallen language in Dante’s Commedia.

Dante and Paul’s “Five Words with Understanding” is the first in a series of publications occasioned by the annual Bernardo Lecture at the Center for Medieval and Early Renaissance Studies (CEMERS) at Binghamton University. This series is designed to make available to a broad audien...(Read More)
 
 
From Divine to Human: Dante's Circle vs. Boccaccio's Parodic Centers
From Divine to Human: Dante's Circle vs. Boccaccio's Parodic Centers (January 2009)
Bernardo Lecture Series, No. 16
Dino S. Cervigni - Author
Dana E. Stewart - Editor

In Boccacio’s Decameron, Cervigni sees a parodic echo of the circles of Dante’s Divine Comedy, and asks whether Bocaccio envisions the voyage of the brigata as similar to Dante the Pilgrim’s journey toward the center, first the abysmal center of Lucifer, then towards the highest center, God.

From Divine to Human is the sixteenth in a seriesof publications occ...(Read More)
 
 
Reform and Resistance
Reform and Resistance (July 2008)
Formations of Female Subjectivity in Early Medieval Ecclesiastical Culture
Helene Scheck - Author

HONORABLE MENTION - 2010 First Book Prize, presented by the Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship

Explores the relationship between gender and identity in early medieval Germanic societies.

The early Middle Ages were a vibrant period rich with possibility for both men and women. Reform and Resistance explores the relationship between gender and identity in early medieval Germani...(Read More)
 
 
Chaucerian Spaces
Chaucerian Spaces (June 2008)
Spatial Poetics in Chaucer's Opening Tales
William F. Woods - Author

Examines affect and the significance of space and place in the first six Canterbury Tales.

Chaucerian Spaces explores the affect and the significance of space and place in the first six tales in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. Relatively little has been written about space in the Canterbury Tales, yet the rewards for attending to this aspect of Chaucer’s aesthetic are ...(Read More)
 
 
Like Angels on Jacob's Ladder
Like Angels on Jacob's Ladder (January 2008)
Abraham Abulafia, the Franciscans, and Joachimism
Harvey J. Hames - Author

Explores the career of Abraham Abulafia, thirteenth-century founder of the school of ecstatic Kabbalah.

This book explores the career of Abraham Abulafia (ca. 1240–1291), self-proclaimed Messiah and founder of the school of ecstatic Kabbalah. Active in southern Italy and Sicily where Franciscans had adopted the apocalyptic teachings of Joachim of Fiore, Abulafia believed the end of days was approaching and saw hi...(Read More)
 
 
Mediaevalia Volume #30, Issue #1
Mediaevalia Volume #30, Issue #1 (2009)
Dana E. Stewart - Editor

 
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