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A Companion To Medieval English Literature And Culture by Peter Brown

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By Peter Brown

A spouse to Medieval English Literature and tradition, c.1350-c.1500 demanding situations readers to imagine past a narrowly outlined canon and traditional disciplinary limitations.

A ground-breaking selection of newly-commissioned essays on medieval literature and culture.

  • Encourages scholars to imagine past a narrowly outlined canon and traditional disciplinary boundaries.
  • Reflects the erosion of the conventional, inflexible boundary among medieval and early sleek literature.
  • Stresses the significance of creating contexts for analyzing literature.
  • Explores the level to which medieval literature is in discussion with different cultural items, together with the literature of different nations, manuscripts and religion.
  • Includes shut readings of frequently-studied texts, together with texts by means of Chaucer, Langland, the Gawain poet, and Hoccleve.
  • Confronts many of the controversies that workout scholars of medieval literature, akin to these attached with literary concept, love, and chivalry and war.

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Their position is that by focusing on dissident thought and behaviour, we can come to understand the tensions affecting both dominant and resistant belief. Carolyn Walker Bynum, directing attention to women religious, has documented the particularities of female spiritual practice. 9 Taken together, the volumes produced by these archival scholars have offered medievalists much information upon and against which to construct theoretically informed analyses that spotlight the political character of late medieval spiritual practice.

Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. Twelve essays treating the interplay between literature and history, with a focus on local, institutional and corporeal history. Ingham, Patricia Clare 2001. Sovereign Fantasies: Arthurian Romance and the Making of Britain. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. An exploration of the agendas that informed medieval response to the Arthur legend from Geoffrey of Monmouth onward. Lerer, Seth 1993. Chaucer and his Readers: Imagining the Author in Late Medieval England.

1580 (New Haven, Yale University Press, 1992); Margaret Aston, Lollards and Reformers: Images and Literacy in Late Medieval Religion (London: Hambledon Press, 1984); Anne Hudson, Lollards and Their Books (London: Hambledon 23 Press, 1985); and Carolyn Walker Bynum, Jesus as Mother: Studies in the Spirituality of the High Middle Ages (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1982) and her Holy Feast and Holy Fast: The Ritual Significance of Food to Medieval Women (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1987).

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