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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)
 
 
White Banners
White Banners (March 2001)
Contention in 'Abbasid Syria, 750-880
Paul M. Cobb - Author

Examines the fall of the Syrian Umayyad caliphate and the rise of the 'Abbasid state, predominantly from the view of the local inhabitants of medieval Syria.

Using Arabic, non-Arabic and newly available local Syrian sources, this richly detailed study examines the central events of medieval Islamic history: the fall of the Syrian Umayyad caliphate and the rise of the 'Abbasid state. As the 'Abbasids for...(Read More)
 
 
Dante Between Philosophers and Theologians: Paradiso X - XIII
Dante Between Philosophers and Theologians: Paradiso X - XIII (January 2001)
Bernardo Lecture Series, No. 11
Giuseppe Mazzotta - Author
Sandro Sticca - Editor

Raises the radical question of how Dante’s understanding of poetry shaped his theology, his ethics, and, more generally his sense of the organization of knowledge or encyclopedia.

Dante Between Philosophers and Theologians: Paradiso X-XIII is the eleventh in a series of publications occasioned by the annual Bernardo Lecture at the Center for Medieval and Early Renaissance Studies (CEMERS) at...(Read More)
 
 
Desire and Death, or Francesca and Guido Cavalcanti: Inferno 5 in Its Lyric Context
Desire and Death, or Francesca and Guido Cavalcanti: Inferno 5 in Its Lyric Context (January 2001)
Bernardo Lecture Series, No. 9
Teodolinda Barolini - Author
Sandro Sticca - Editor

Explores the lyric context of Inferno 5.

Desire and Death, or Francesca and Guido Cavalcanti: Inferno 5 in Its Lyric Context is the ninth 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 offers public lectures which have been given by distinguished medieval and Re...(Read More)
 
 
Mediaevalia Volume #22, Special Issue #2
Mediaevalia Volume #22, Special Issue (2000)
Sandro Sticca - Editor

 
 
Totems for Defence and Illustration of Taboo: Sites of Petrarchism in Renaissance Europe
Totems for Defence and Illustration of Taboo: Sites of Petrarchism in Renaissance Europe (January 2001)
Bernardo Lecture Series, No. 8
William J. Kennedy - Author

Argues thatcritical comments appended to early printed editions of Petrarch’s Rime sparse inflected the reception and understanding of Petrarch’s vernacular poetry in Renaissance Europe.

Totems for Defense and Illustration of Taboo: Sites of Petrarchism in Renaissance Europe
is the eighth in a series of publications occasioned by the annual Bernardo Lecture at the Center for Medieval and Early R...(Read More)
 
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