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Boccaccio: A Critical Guide to the Complete Works by Victoria Kirkham,Michael Sherberg,Janet Levarie Smarr

By Victoria Kirkham,Michael Sherberg,Janet Levarie Smarr

Long celebrated as one in every of “the 3 Crowns” of Florence, Giovanni Boccaccio (1313–75) experimented commonly with the kinds of literature. His prolific and cutting edge writings—which variety past the novella, from lyric to epic, from biography to mythography and geography, from pastoral and romance to invective—became robust versions for authors in Italy and around the Continent.           

           

This choice of essays provides Boccaccio’s existence and artistic output in its encyclopedic variety. Exploring a number of genres, Latin in addition to Italian, it offers brief descriptions of all his works, situates them in his oeuvre, and lines severe expositions in their so much salient positive factors and techniques. Designed for readers in any respect degrees, it's going to attract students of literature, medieval and Renaissance experiences, humanism and the classical culture; in addition to eu historians, artwork historians, and scholars of fabric tradition and the historical past of the publication. Anchored by way of an creation and chronology, this quantity includes contributions through admired Boccaccio students within the usa, in addition to essays via participants from France, Italy, and the uk. The yr 2013, Boccaccio’s seven-hundredth birthday, may be a massive one for the research of his paintings and may see a rise in educational curiosity in reassessing his legacy.

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Innenräume in der Literatur des deutschen Mittelalters by Burkhard / Schiewer, Hans-Jochen / Suerbaum, Almut Hasebrink

By Burkhard / Schiewer, Hans-Jochen / Suerbaum, Almut Hasebrink

the point of interest on internal house unites topical parts of cultural anthropology: area as a structural paradigm, and the focal differentiation among the kinds of “inner” and “outer”. The literature of medieval Germany, in staging such inside area in a number of methods, poses questions about distinction, liminality, and transgression, and hence permits summary thoughts and methods to be articulated: in a tradition differently ruled through that that is current and visual, internal area conveys notions of mental, cosmological or textual order.

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Allusion, Authority, and Truth: Critical Perspectives on by Phillip Mitsis,Christos C. Tsagalis,Christos Tsagalis

By Phillip Mitsis,Christos C. Tsagalis,Christos Tsagalis

The prior few a long time have visible the advance of recent serious tools with which the poetic and rhetorical dimensions of historic Greek texts could be evaluated. during this quantity, a global staff of exceptional students comes jointly to envision how quite a lot of historical texts in numerous genres have been capable of assert their authority and claims to fact, frequently alluding to each other in refined methods as they tried to venture their very own superiority. a sequence of illuminating new readings is available of either specific passages and entire works within the mild of those new serious advances.

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Women and Disability in Medieval Literature (The New Middle by T. Pearman

By T. Pearman

This book is first in its box to investigate how incapacity and gender either thematically and officially function inside of overdue medieval renowned literature. interpreting romance, behavior manuals, and non secular autobiography, it proposes a 'gendered version' for exploring the techniques through which changes like gender and incapacity get coded as deviant.

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Early Yiddish Epic (Judaic Traditions in Literature, Music, by Jerold Frakes

By Jerold Frakes

Unlike so much different old ecu, close to jap, and Mediterranean
civilizations, Jewish tradition strangely built no early epic tradition:
whereas the Bible includes a extensive variety of literary genres, epic is not
between them. now not until eventually the overdue medieval interval, starting within the fourtheeth
century, did an in depth and thriving epic culture emerge in Yiddish.
one of the few dozen extant early epics, there are numerous masterpieces,
of which ten are translated into English during this quantity. Divided between
the non secular and the secular, the e-book contains 8 epics provided in
their entirety, an illustrative excerpt from one other epic, and a short heroic
prose tale.These texts were selected because the most sensible and the main attention-grabbing representatives
of the style when it comes to cultural background and literary quality:
the pious "epicizing" of biblical narrative, the swashbuckling medieval
courtly epic, Arthurian romance, heroic vignettes, highbrow excessive paintings, and
renowned camp.

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Kyklops (Griechische Dramen) (German Edition) by Euripides,Bernd Seidensticker

By Euripides,Bernd Seidensticker

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Euripides’Kyklopswird hier in einer neuen, textnahen Prosaübersetzung vorgelegt, begleitet von einer detaillierten Einführung zu Autor, Werk und historischem Kontext sowie einem ausführlichen sprachlichen und sachlichen Kommentar, für den keine Kenntnisse der griechischen Sprache vorausgesetzt werden.



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The Contested Theological Authority of Thomas Aquinas: The by Elizabeth Lowe

By Elizabeth Lowe

This publication explains how the authority Thomas Aquinas's theological teachings grew out of the doctrinal controversies surrounding it in the Dominican Order. The adoption and eventual promoting of the lessons of Aquinas by way of the Order of Preachers ran counter to each different present operating during the overdue thirteenth-century Church; so much scholastics, the Dominican Order integrated, have been cautious of the his unconventional teachings. regardless of this, the Dominican Order was once propelled alongside their solitary through Thomas via conflicts among teams of magistri: Aquinas's early Dominican fans and their extra conservative neo-Augustinian brethren. This debate reached its climax in a chain of sour polemical battles among Hervaeus Natalis, the main sought after of early defenders, and Durandus of St. Pourçain, the final significant Dominican philosopher to assault Aquinas's teachings brazenly. Elizabeth Lowe bargains a vibrant representation of this significant shift within the Dominican highbrow tradition.

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English and Celtic in Contact (Routledge Studies in Germanic by Markku Filppula,Juhani Klemola,Heli Paulasto

By Markku Filppula,Juhani Klemola,Heli Paulasto

This publication presents the 1st entire account of the background and volume of Celtic impacts in English. Drawing on either unique study and current paintings, it covers either the earliest medieval contacts and their linguistic results and the reflexes of later, early smooth and sleek contacts, particularly a number of local sorts of English.

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C. Sallusti Crispi Historiae: I: Fragmenta 1.1-146 (Texte by Antonio La Penna,Rodolfo Funari

By Antonio La Penna,Rodolfo Funari

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The Historiae, of which simply fragments live on, was once most likely Sallust’s so much finished paintings of historical past. Embracing the eventful interval among 78-67 BC, it describes a sequence of political crises which finally bring about the autumn of the Roman Republic and the institution of Augustus’ principate. This quantity fills a desideratum in Sallustian reports providing a brand new, entire version and the 1st entire remark at the fragments.

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Wigamur (German Edition) by Nathanael Busch

By Nathanael Busch

With this e-book, a serious variation of 'Wigamur', a thirteenth -century Arthurian romance is made to be had to a much wider interpreting public for the 1st time. The version presents a linguistically standardised textual content which has been cleared of visible blunders, and to that's appended a translation into glossy German and a textual observation. additionally, the booklet features a specified advent and a accomplished choice of illustrations.

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