Rape And Ravishment In The Literature Of Medieval England

Author: Corinne J. Saunders
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer
ISBN: 9780859916103
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Rape And Ravishment In The Literature Of Medieval England from the Author: Corinne J. Saunders. An exploration of the development of Middle English portrayals of rape and ravishment in the context of shifting legal, theological and medical attitudes.

A Companion To Medieval Poetry

Author: Corinne Saunders
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444319101
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A Companion To Medieval Poetry from the Author: Corinne Saunders. A Companion to Medieval Poetry presents a series of original essays from leading literary scholars that explore English poetry from the Anglo-Saxon period up to the 15th century. Organised into three parts to echo the chronological and stylistic divisions between the Anglo-Saxon, Middle English and Post-Chaucerian periods, each section is introduced with contextual essays, providing a valuable introduction to the society and culture of the time Combines a general discussion of genres of medieval poetry, with specific consideration of texts and authors, including Beowulf, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Chaucer, Gower and Langland Features original essays by eminent scholars, including Andy Orchard, Carl Schmidt, Douglas Gray, and Barry Windeatt, who present a range of theoretical, historical, and cultural approaches to reading medieval poetry, as well as offering close analysis of individual texts and traditions

A Concise Companion To Chaucer

Author: Corinne Saunders
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405154624
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A Concise Companion To Chaucer from the Author: Corinne Saunders. This concise companion provides a succinct introduction to Chaucer’s major works, the contexts in which he wrote, and to medieval thought more generally. Opens with a general introductory section discussing London life and politics, books and authority, manuscripts and readers. Subsequent sections focus on Chaucer’s major works – the dream visions, Troilus and Criseyde and The Canterbury Tales. Essays highlight the key religious, political and intellectual contexts for each major work. Also covers important general topics, including: medieval literary genres; dream theory; the Church; gender and sexuality; and reading Chaucer aloud. Designed so that each contextual essay can be read alongside one of Chaucer’s major works.

The Medieval Way Of War

Author: Gregory I. Halfond
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 147241960X
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The Medieval Way Of War from the Author: Gregory I. Halfond. Few historians have argued so forcefully or persuasively as Bernard S. Bachrach for the study of warfare as not only worthy of scholarly attention, but demanding of it. In his many publications Bachrach has established unequivocally the relevance of military institutions and activity for an understanding of medieval European societies, polities, and mentalities. In so doing, as much as any scholar of his generation, he has helped to define the status quaestionis for the field of medieval military history. The Medieval Way of War: Studies in Medieval Military History in Honor of Bernard S. Bachrach pays tribute to its honoree by gathering in a single volume seventeen original studies from an international roster of leading experts in the military history of medieval Europe. Ranging chronologically from Late Antiquity through the Later Middle Ages (ca. AD 300-1500), and with a broad geographical scope stretching from the British Isles to the Middle East, these diverse studies address an array of critical themes and debates relevant to the conduct of war in medieval Europe. These themes include the formation and implementation of military grand strategies; the fiscal, material, and administrative resources that underpinned the conduct of war in medieval Europe; and religious, legal, and artistic responses to military violence. Collectively, these seventeen studies embrace the interdisciplinarity and topical diversity intrinsic to Bachrach’s research. Additionally, they strongly echo his conviction that the study of armed conflict is indispensable for an accurate and comprehensive understanding of medieval European history.

Chaucer

Author: Corinne Saunders
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9780631217121
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Chaucer from the Author: Corinne Saunders. This comprehensive collection of the major critical views of Chaucer's works over time engages students with the entire critical history. Introduces students to the critical discourse on Chaucer's works from a historical perspective. Encourages students to make links between past and present criticism. Foregrounds those modern approaches that are genuinely productive. Avoids a formulaic approach through lively editorial commentary and judicious selection of texts.

Violence Against Women In Medieval Texts

Author: Anna KĹ‚osowska
Publisher: University Press of Florida
ISBN: 9780813015668
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Violence Against Women In Medieval Texts from the Author: Anna Kłosowska. "A valuable collection that makes an important contribution to a topic very current in medieval feminist scholarship. . . . The articles successfully combine close readings with critical sophistication."--Nancy A. Jones, College of the Holy Cross and Brandeis University "Will appeal to the growing number of medievalists in English, history, French, and Spanish who are interested in the study of women in the Middle Ages."--Elizabeth Robertson, University of Colorado This volume brings together specialists from different areas of medieval literary study to focus on the role of habits of thought in shaping attitudes toward women during the Middle Ages. The collection is unusual in the breadth of its coverage and diversity of its critical approaches. The essays range from Old English literature to the Spanish Inquisition and encompass such genres as romance, chronicles, hagiography, and legal documents. In its use of well-known authors (Chaucer and Christine de Pizan) and lesser-known writers, this collection provides a rich and useful survey for researchers in women's studies and medieval literature. Introduction: Violence against Women and the Habits of Thought, by Anna Roberts The Violence of Exegesis: Reading the Bodies of lfric's Female Saints, by Shari Horner Women, Power, and Violence in Orderic Vitalis's Historia Ecclesiastica, by Jean Blacker The Mont St. Michel Giant: Sexual Violence and Imperialism in the Chronicles of Wace and Laamon, by Laurie Finke and Martin Shichtman Consuming Passions: Variations on the Eaten Heart Theme, by Madeleine Jeay The Rhetoric of Incest in the Middle English Emaré, by Anne Laskaya "Quiting" Eve: Violence against Women in the Canterbury Tales, by Angela Weisl Rivalry, Rape, and Manhood: Gower and Chaucer, by Carolyn Dinshaw Gender Subversion and Linguistic Castration in Fifteenth-Century English Translations of Christine de Pizan, by Jane Chance Domesticating the Spanish Inquisition, by Deborah Ellis Violence, Silence, and the Memory of Witches, by Jody Enders Anna Roberts, assistant professor of French at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, has written several book chapters and published articles in Romance Languages Annual.

A Companion To Romance

Author: Corinne Saunders
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470999160
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A Companion To Romance from the Author: Corinne Saunders. Romance is a varied and fluid literary genre, notoriously difficult to define. This groundbreaking Companion surveys the many permutations of romance throughout the ages. Considers the literary and historical development of the romance genre from its classical origins to the present day Incorporates discussion of the changing readership of romance and of romance’s special relation to women readers Comprises 30 essays written by leading authorities on different periods and sub-genres Challenges the idea that the appeal of romance is exclusively escapist Draws on a wide range of specific and influential literary examples

Shame And Guilt In Chaucer

Author: Anne McTaggart
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137039523
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Shame And Guilt In Chaucer from the Author: Anne McTaggart. Explores the representation of emotions as psychological concepts and cultural constructs in Geoffrey Chaucer's narrative poetry. McTaggart argues that Chaucer's main works including The Canterbury Tales are united thematically in their positive view of guilt and in their anxiety about the desire for sacrifice and vengeance that shame can provoke.

Representing Rape In Medieval And Early Modern Literature

Author: C. Rose
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137104481
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Representing Rape In Medieval And Early Modern Literature from the Author: C. Rose. In thirteen studies of representations of rape in Medieval and Early Modern literature by such authors as Chaucer, Shakespeare and Spenser, this volume argues that some form of sexual violence against women serves as a foundation of Western culture. The volume has two purposes: first, to explore the resistance these pervasive representations generate and have generated for readers - especially for the female reader- and second, to explore what these representations tell us about social formations governing the relationships between men and women. More particularly, Rose and Robertson are interested in how representations of rape manifest a given culture's understanding of the female subject in society.