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Animal Skins and the Reading Self in Medieval Latin and French Bestiaries

Animal Skins and the Reading Self in Medieval Latin and French Bestiaries

Sarah Kay

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226436739
eISBN:
9780226436876
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226436876.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This book explores the relations between humans and other animals as they appear to a reader of medieval bestiaries, given that almost all of them are realized as parchment books and that parchment, ... More

The Anonymous Marie de France

The Anonymous Marie de France

R. Bloch

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226059686
eISBN:
9780226059693
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226059693.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This book offers a fundamental reconception of the person generally assumed to be the first woman writer in French, the author known as Marie de France. It considers all of the writing ascribed to ... More

The Danger of RomanceTruth, Fantasy, and Arthurian Fictions

The Danger of Romance: Truth, Fantasy, and Arthurian Fictions

Karen Sullivan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226540122
eISBN:
9780226540436
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226540436.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Since the first appearance of “romance” (roman) in mid-twelfth-century France, this genre of literature has been condemned by learned readers, who view it as failing to represent reality as it truly ... More

Dante and the Limits of the Law

Dante and the Limits of the Law

Justin Steinberg

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226071091
eISBN:
9780226071121
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226071121.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Dante’s literary-theoretical framework is simultaneously and manifestly a legal one. Contemporary juridical rituals of everyday experience such as testimony, litigation, punishment, and confession ... More

Death in BabylonAlexander the Great and Iberian Empire in the Muslim Orient

Death in Babylon: Alexander the Great and Iberian Empire in the Muslim Orient

Vincent Barletta

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226037363
eISBN:
9780226037394
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226037394.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Though Alexander the Great lived more than seventeen centuries before the onset of Iberian expansion into Muslim Africa and Asia, he loomed large in the literature of late medieval and early modern ... More

Fragments and AssemblagesForming Compilations of Medieval London

Fragments and Assemblages: Forming Compilations of Medieval London

Arthur Bahr

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226924915
eISBN:
9780226924922
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924922.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This book expands the ways in which we interpret medieval manuscripts, examining the formal characteristics of both physical manuscripts and literary works. Specifically, it argues that manuscript ... More

Imagination, Meditation, and Cognition in the Middle Ages

Imagination, Meditation, and Cognition in the Middle Ages

Michelle Karnes

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226425313
eISBN:
9780226425337
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226425337.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This book revises the history of medieval imagination with a detailed analysis of its role in the period's meditations and theories of cognition. The book understands imagination in its technical, ... More

In the Skin of a BeastSovereignty and Animality in Medieval France

In the Skin of a Beast: Sovereignty and Animality in Medieval France

Peggy McCracken

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226458922
eISBN:
9780226459080
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226459080.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

In medieval literature, when humans and animals meet—whether as friends or foes—issues of mastery and submission are often at stake. In the Skin of a Beast shows how the concept of sovereignty comes ... More

Kiss My RelicsHermaphroditic Fictions of the Middle Ages

Kiss My Relics: Hermaphroditic Fictions of the Middle Ages

David Rollo

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226724614
eISBN:
9780226724607
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226724607.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Conservative thinkers of the early Middle Ages conceived of sensual gratification as a demonic snare contrived to debase the higher faculties of humanity, and they identified pagan writing as one of ... More

The Medieval Invention of Travel

The Medieval Invention of Travel

Shayne Aaron Legassie

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226442563
eISBN:
9780226442730
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226442730.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Over the course of the Middle Ages, the economies of Europe, Asia, and northern Africa became more closely integrated, fostering the international and intercontinental journeys of merchants, ... More

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