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Devils, Women, and Jews
Devils, Women, and Jews (June 1997)
Reflections of the Other in Medieval Sermon Stories
Joan Young Gregg - Author

Analyzes and illustrates the demonization of women and Jews in medieval sermon stories, retelling over one hundred of these tales in modern English.

Contemporary misogyny and antisemitism have their roots in the demonization of women and Jews in medieval Christendom. In church art and mass preaching, the construct of the devil as an outcast from heaven and the source of all evil was linked both to the conception of wome...(Read More)
Sex and Gender in Medieval and Renaissance Texts
Sex and Gender in Medieval and Renaissance Texts (March 1997)
The Latin Tradition
Barbara K. Gold - Editor
Paul Allen Miller - Editor
Charles Platter - Editor

Examines interrelated topics in Medieval and Renaissance Latin literature: the status of women as writers, the status of women as rhetorical figures, and the status of women in society from the fifth to the early seventeenth century.

This collection reclaims a vast body of long-neglected Latin texts from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance and examines how they represent the feminine and the female body. The authors exp...(Read More)
Representation and Design
Representation and Design (February 1997)
Tracing a Hermeneutics of Old English Poetry
Pauline E. Head - Author

Examines Old English poetry from the point of view of its interpretation, drawing on Anglo-Saxon pictorial art as a model for the interaction of representation and design.

Representation and Design examines Old English poetry from the point of view of its interpretation, beginning with the assumption that Anglo-Saxon concepts of reading were probably very different from those that dominate our own literary culture...(Read More)
Holy Men and Holy Women
Holy Men and Holy Women (October 1996)
Old English Prose Saints' Lives and Their Contexts
Paul E. Szarmach - Editor

This is a collection of essays on the literature of "saints' lives" in Anglo-Saxon literature.

"This book will fill a major gap in the field of Anglo-Saxon studies. The prose saints' lives represent a major body of surviving Old English literature, and have much to tell us about the culture, intellectual history, and literary traditions of the Anglo-Saxon period, but they have been generally neglected in favor of poeti...(Read More)
Culture and the King
Culture and the King (July 1994)
The Social Implications of the Arthurian Legend
Martin B. Shichtman - Editor
James P. Carley - Editor

This book focuses on how and why various cultures have appropriated the story of King Arthur. It is about re-vision, how cultures alter inherited texts and are, in turn, changed by them, and it deals with the ways in which various cultures have empowered the Arthurian legend so that power might be derived from it. The authors suggest that the vitality of the Arthurian legend resides in its ability to be transformed and to transform, in its potenti...(Read More)
Women's Secrets
Women's Secrets (October 1992)
A Translation of Pseudo-Albertus Magnus' De Secretis Mulierum with Commentaries
Helen Rodnite Lemay - Author

Women's Secrets provides the first modern translation of the notorious treatise De secretis mulierum, popular throughout the late middle ages and into modern times. The Secrets deals with human reproduction and was written to instruct celibate medieval monks on the facts of life and some of the ways of the universe. However, the book had a much more far-reaching influence. Lemay shows how its message that women were evil, las...(Read More)
Speaking Two Languages
Speaking Two Languages (February 1991)
Traditional Disciplines and Contemporary Theory in Medieval Studies
Allen J. Frantzen - Editor

"Speaking Two Languages offers a provocative collection of new work on the relationship of traditional medieval studies and contemporary critical practice. The goal of the collection is not simply to look at texts through theory but to refract mutually the one through the other. The simultaneity of the historical and the theoretical, the philological and the interpretive, presents a set of essays widely divergent in method and tone, and par...(Read More)
The Olde Daunce
The Olde Daunce (January 1991)
Love, Friendship, Sex, and Marriage in the Medieval World
Robert R. Edwards - Editor
Stephen Spector - Editor

"The work comprises essays on an important subject by well-known and excellent medievalists and will prove a most useful collection to those engaged in a study of love, sex, friendship, and their role in human civilization. All the essays in this collection are embedded in first-rate scholarship and presentation and will greatly enhance medieval critical study, especially that of Middle English literature." -- Dorothee Metlitzki, Yale University...(Read More)
Wykked Wyves and the Woes of Marriage
Wykked Wyves and the Woes of Marriage (September 1990)
Misogamous Literature from Juvenal to Chaucer
Katharina M. Wilson - Editor
Elizabeth M. Makowski - Editor

The distrust and hatred of matrimony is a recurring theme in Western literature. In this volume, Wilson and Makowski show that in their repeated imagery, continuous themes, and rhetorical devices, misogamous texts closely parallel and reflect economic and demographic shifts, and theological and legal innovation. Analysis of the literature demonstrates a link between the growing secularism and careerism of the late middle ages and the reduction of wo...(Read More)
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