The Transformation Of Medieval England 1370 1529

Author: J.A.F Thomson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317872606
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The Transformation Of Medieval England 1370 1529 from the Author: J.A.F Thomson. A detailed survey which examines the major developments in English society during this period of social crises, population decline, agarian unrest, the introduction to enclosures - and political tensions particularly over succession.

Chaucer In Context

Author: Stephen Henry Rigby
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719042362
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Chaucer In Context from the Author: Stephen Henry Rigby. Amongst the most written about works of English literature, Chaucer's Canterbury Tales still defy categorization, claims the author of this book. Was Chaucer a poet of profound religious piety or a sceptic who questioned all religious and moral certainties? Do his pilgrims reflect the society of the day, or were they a product of an already well-established literary tradition and convention? Surveying and assessing competing critical approaches to Chaucer's work, this text emphasizes a need to see Chaucer in historical context; the context of the social and political concerns of his own day.

Transgressive Language In Medieval English Drama

Author: Lynn Forest-Hill
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing
ISBN:
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Transgressive Language In Medieval English Drama from the Author: Lynn Forest-Hill. "The study shows the extent to which the moral significance of language in drama shifted during the sixteenth century under pressure from cultural and political change, paving the way for less morally rigorous and more socially sensitive definitions of 'bad' language."--BOOK JACKET.

The Quiet Reformation

Author: Muriel Christine McClendon
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The Quiet Reformation from the Author: Muriel Christine McClendon.

Biblical Imagery In Medieval England 700 1550

Author: Claus Michael Kauffmann
Publisher: Harvey Miller Pub
ISBN:
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Biblical Imagery In Medieval England 700 1550 from the Author: Claus Michael Kauffmann. This study covers the whole of the Middle Ages from the Lindisfarne Gospels to the Reformation and concentrates on the relationship "Text - Image and Viewer." Within a broadly chronological framework, the treatment is thematic from the earliest carved stone crosses, through Anglo-Saxon Old Testament cycles and high medieval Psalters to the painted and carved imagery in the fifteenth-century parish church. Each section is firmly grounded in its historical context and the images are examined for their relationship with the biblical text and for the ways in which they served their patrons and viewers. Naturally enough, much of the imagery is based directly on the narrative books of the Bible but an almost equal part was inspired by commentaries interpreting the symbolism of the text and by apocryphal tales. It is from images, for example, that we know that the ox and ass were present at the Nativity, but they are not mentioned in the Gospels and their presence is derived from early biblical exegesis. As medieval writers freely admitted, the image often has a much more memorable impact than the text. To the viewer, therefore, an image could be, and often was, part of an extensive narrative cycle as well as being endowed with symbolic significance and charged with emotional power as an aid to devotion. For each period and each type of artefact, the viewer or patron is identified, often with surprising results, and his - or more often her - needs discussed. Illuminated manuscripts are the main survivors and their readership was, until the late Middle Ages, essentially clerical or aristocratic. But the same images on a monumental scale on wall paintings or in sculpture or stained glass were seen by all classes of worshippers even if some of the layers of meaning comprehensible to monks and higher clergy remained hidden to the wider lay audience.

Medieval English Poetry

Author: Stephanie Trigg
Publisher: Longman Pub Group
ISBN:
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Medieval English Poetry from the Author: Stephanie Trigg. The essays in this volume consider a range of poetic texts written in England between the twelfth and fifteenth centuries, with the exception of works by Chaucer, and represent some of the exciting new developments in medieval studies over the last twenty years. The collection explores and interrogates the established canon of Middle English poetry and includes several studies of two major poems, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and Piers Plowman, and essays on some less well-known works, including Havelok the Dane, The Owl and the Nightingale and The Flower and the Leaf. In a field that has been dominated by historical scholarship and conservative new criticism, Medieval English Poetry brings together some of the most controversial work currently being done in Middle English studies; this collection reveals the strength and depth of this research in feminist, Marxist, historicist, reader-response and deconstructionist method. It includes contributions from David Aers, Sheila Delany, Anne Middleton, and Lee Patterson. Stephanie Trigg's illuminating introduction examines some of the patterns that have emerged in the criticism of medieval literature this century, and pays particular attention to our constructions and definitions of the 'medieval'. The range of material covered, together with the detailed headnotes to each of the thirteen essays and the guide to further reading, make this book essential reading for all undergraduate and postgraduate students of Medieval English Literature.

Late Medieval England 1377 1485

Author: Joel Thomas Rosenthal
Publisher: Western Michigan Univ Medieval
ISBN: 9781879288164
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Late Medieval England 1377 1485 from the Author: Joel Thomas Rosenthal.