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Dante the Book Glutton, or, Food for Thought from Italian Poets
Dante the Book Glutton, or, Food for Thought from Italian Poets (January 2004)
Bernardo Lecture Series, No. 12
Victoria Kirkham - Author
Sandro Sticca - Editor

Explores Dante’s love of books.

Victoria Kirkham’sDante the Book Glutton, or, Food for Thought from Italian Poets is the twelfth in a seriesof publications occasioned by the annual Bernardo Lecture at the Center for Medieval and Early Renaissance Studies (CEMERS) at Binghamton University. This series offers public lectures which have been given by distinguished medieval and Renaissance schola...(Read More)
 
 
Anglo-Saxon Styles
Anglo-Saxon Styles (September 2003)
Catherine E. Karkov - Editor
George Hardin Brown - Editor

Considers the definitions and implications of style in Anglo-Saxon art and literature.

Art historian Meyer Schapiro defined style as "the constant form—and sometimes the constant elements, qualities, and expression—in the art of an individual or group." Today, style is frequently overlooked as a critical tool, with our interest instead resting with the personal, the ephemeral, and the fragmentary. ...(Read More)
 
 
The Journey toward God in Augustine's Confessions
The Journey toward God in Augustine's Confessions (August 2003)
Books I-VI
Carl G. Vaught - Author

A new interpretation of the first six books of Augustine's Confessions, emphasizing the importance of Christianity rather than Neoplatonism.

This detailed discussion of Augustine's journey toward God, as it is described in the first six books of the Confessions, begins with infancy, moves through childhood and adolescence, and culminates in youthful maturity. In the first stage, Augustine deals with the ...(Read More)
 
 
Mediaevalia Volume #24, Issue #1
Mediaevalia Volume #24, Issue #1 (2003)
Sandro Sticca - Editor
Dana E. Stewart - Assistant editor

 
 
The Philosopher-King in Medieval and Renaissance Jewish Political Thought
The Philosopher-King in Medieval and Renaissance Jewish Political Thought (October 2002)
Abraham Melamed - Author
Lenn E. Goodman - Edited with a foreword by

Illustrates Plato’s theory of the philosopher-king in the context of medieval and Renaissance Jewish thought.

This original treatment of medieval and Renaissance Jewish thinkers expands the scope of Jewish philosophy and adds new depth to our understanding of Jewish culture of the period. While medieval Christian political philosophy was based on Aristotle’s Politics, Muslim and Jewish philosophy adh...(Read More)
 
 
The Medieval French Alexander
The Medieval French Alexander (July 2002)
Donald Maddox - Editor
Sara Sturm-Maddox - Editor


Explores the significance of Alexander the Great in French medieval literature and culture.

Alexander the Great was one of the legendary Nine Worthies in the medieval canon of ancient and modern heroes, and medieval writers exploited his legend in a wide variety of literary and didactic texts. Addressing the classical legacy to the Middle Ages as expressed in four centuries of vernacular narratives, t...(Read More)
 
 
Mediaevalia Volume #23, Issue #1
Mediaevalia Volume #23, Issue #1 (2002)
Sandro Sticca - Editor
Dana E. Stewart - Assistant editor

 
 
Isaac Abarbanel's Stance Toward Tradition
Isaac Abarbanel's Stance Toward Tradition (September 2001)
Defense, Dissent, and Dialogue
Eric Lawee - Author

Winner of the Nauchman Sokol-Mollie Halberstadt Prize in Biblical/Rabbinic Scholarship--Presented at the 14th Annual Canadian Jewish Book Awards

Finalist, Scholarship Morris J. and Betty Kaplun Award, from the National Jewish Book Council

Explores the thought of Isaac Abarbanel, courtier-financier and important Jewish thinker at the turn of the sixteenth century, from the perspective of h...(Read More)
 
 
The Discourse of Enclosure
The Discourse of Enclosure (May 2001)
Representing Women in Old English Literature
Shari Horner - Author

Examines representations of women and femininity in Old English poetry and prose.

Winner CHOICE 2001 Outstanding Academic Title

Exploring Old English texts ranging from Beowulf to Ælfric's Lives of Saints, this book examines ways that women's monastic, material, and devotional practices in Anglo-Saxon England shaped literary representations of women and femininity. Horner argu...(Read More)
 
 
Nobility and Annihilation in Marguerite Porete's Mirror of Simple Souls
Nobility and Annihilation in Marguerite Porete's Mirror of Simple Souls (May 2001)
Joanne Maguire Robinson - Author

An in-depth examination of the work of this important medieval woman mystic.

This first book-length study of Marguerite Porete's important mystical text, The Mirror of Simple Souls, examines Porete's esoteric and optimistic doctrine of annihilation--the complete transformative union of the soul into God--in its philosophical and historical contexts. Porete was burned at the stake as a relapsed heretic in 13...(Read More)
 
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