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  • Abbreviations in this Issue
    • Abstract: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance StudiesBibliothèque nationale de FranceLondon, British LibraryCenter for Medieval and Renaissance StudiesCentre for Reformation and Renaissance StudiesEarly English Text SocietyMiddle EnglishModern Humanities Research AssociationModern Language Association of AmericaOxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004–16), online edition at www.oxforddnb.comOxford English Dictionary (online edition, 2016), at www.oed.comGeorge Puttenham, The Art of English Poesy: A Critical Edition, eds Frank Wigham and Wayne A. Rebhorn (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2007)Sidney's 'The Defence of Poesy' and Selected Renaissance Literary Criticism, ed. Gavin ... Read More
      Keywords: Christine,; Spanish drama; Innocent; Spain; English literature; Mysticism; Italy; Food writing; Shakespeare, William,; Great Britain; Castile (Spain); Reformation; Donne, John,; English poetry; Bible.; Middle Ages; Spanish literature; Scotland
      PubDate: 2017-07-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Parergon Editor's Foreword
    • Abstract: A particular pleasure for me during my time as Parergon Editor has been the process of working alongside guest editors to produce the annual Special Issues that the journal has published continuously since 2009. This year's second Special Issue, 'Poetry, the Arts of Discourse, and the Discourse of the Arts: Rethinking Renaissance Poetic Theory and Practice', introduces Parergon readers to the research of a group of European scholars. These scholars have taken advantage of this opportunity to publish innovative and exciting scholarship on sixteenth-century English poetics, seen in the context of European Renaissance poetic theory and practice. The guest editors, especially Zenón Luis-Martínez, have been unfailingly ... Read More
      Keywords: Christine,; Spanish drama; Innocent; Spain; English literature; Mysticism; Italy; Food writing; Shakespeare, William,; Great Britain; Castile (Spain); Reformation; Donne, John,; English poetry; Bible.; Middle Ages; Spanish literature; Scotland
      PubDate: 2017-07-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Poetry, the Arts of Discourse, and the Discourse of the Arts
    • Abstract: An art, as Lucian doth define it, is nothing else but a collection, or, as it were, a body of certain precepts which are practised and used for some profitable end and purpose in man's life.Lucian of Samosata's definition, from his dialogue The Parasite, reached Abraham Fraunce through the mediation of sources that were well known in the scholarly circles of the England of his time: Philipp Melanchthon's Erotemata dialectices (1549) and Johannes Piscator's In P. Rami dialecticam animadversiones (1580), the latter an extensive commentary of Petrus Ramus's influential Dialecticae libri duo (1556).2 Derived from a Stoic conception widely accepted by sixteenth-century humanist pedagogues, this definition understands ... Read More
      Keywords: Christine,; Spanish drama; Innocent; Spain; English literature; Mysticism; Italy; Food writing; Shakespeare, William,; Great Britain; Castile (Spain); Reformation; Donne, John,; English poetry; Bible.; Middle Ages; Spanish literature; Scotland
      PubDate: 2017-07-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • From Inspiration to Imagination: The Physiology of Poetry in Early
           Modernity
    • Abstract: In Annus Mirabilis (1667), John Dryden affirms that 'the composition of all Poems is or ought to be of Wit, and wit in the Poet, or wit writing … is no other then the faculty of imagination in the writer'.1 At the end of the previous century, Sir Philip Sidney openly rejects divine inspiration as the source of poetry – '[Plato] attributeth unto Poesy more than I myself do, namely, to be a very inspiring of a divine force, far above man's wit'2 – and instead highlights the skills of the poet to create vivid images with words: '[what] maketh a poet … is that feigning notable images of virtues, vices, or what else, with that delightful teaching.'3 Poets, then, produce 'a perfect picture' of things,4 unlike other ... Read More
      Keywords: Christine,; Spanish drama; Innocent; Spain; English literature; Mysticism; Italy; Food writing; Shakespeare, William,; Great Britain; Castile (Spain); Reformation; Donne, John,; English poetry; Bible.; Middle Ages; Spanish literature; Scotland
      PubDate: 2017-07-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Disciplining Creativity: Habit, System, and the Logic of Late
           Sixteenth-Century Poetics
    • Abstract: What is poetics' It is the faculty of writing verses well.We need only consider for a moment the limitations of this definition – furnished by Johann Thomas Freige, a German follower of the French logician and pedagogic reformer Petrus Ramus – and the range of available alternatives offered by early modern European writers on the subject, to remind ourselves how varied and how undisciplined the discipline of poetics was in the period addressed by the articles in this Special Issue. With his particular definition, Freige is heeding the dictates of his master in offering statements and precepts of immense clarity and simplicity. Ramus never wrote a textbook on poetics, and when Freige and other followers remedied ... Read More
      Keywords: Christine,; Spanish drama; Innocent; Spain; English literature; Mysticism; Italy; Food writing; Shakespeare, William,; Great Britain; Castile (Spain); Reformation; Donne, John,; English poetry; Bible.; Middle Ages; Spanish literature; Scotland
      PubDate: 2017-07-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Ramist Dialectic, Poetic Examples, and the Uses of Pastoral in Abraham
           Fraunce's The Shepherds' Logic
    • Abstract: Abraham Fraunce (1558'–1592'), scholar, lawyer, poet, and client of the Sidney family, is remembered in surveys of Renaissance logic and rhetoric as the author of two treatises published in 1588.1 The first, The Lawiers Logike, a translation and commentary of Petrus Ramus's Dialecticae libri duo (1556), features in those summaries as evidence of its author's division between his earlier devotion to literature and his later professing of the law.2 Fraunce exemplified the precepts of logic by juxtaposing quotations from Edmund Spenser's The Shepheardes Calender (1579) with specimens from jurisprudence, and grounded the former choice on his attempt to complete a treatise before beginning his law studies at Gray's Inn ... Read More
      Keywords: Christine,; Spanish drama; Innocent; Spain; English literature; Mysticism; Italy; Food writing; Shakespeare, William,; Great Britain; Castile (Spain); Reformation; Donne, John,; English poetry; Bible.; Middle Ages; Spanish literature; Scotland
      PubDate: 2017-07-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Henry Peacham's Affective Rhetoric and the Renaissance 'Philosophy of Man'
           in The Garden of Eloquence (1577, 1593)
    • Abstract: Henry Peacham first published The Garden of Eloquence in 1577. A second, revised edition was published sixteen years later.1 Although The Garden of Eloquence has traditionally been referred to as a 'treatise' having either marked 'Ramist'2 or 'figurist'3 inclinations – stepping into the shoes of Richard Sherry, Joannes Susenbrotus, or Dudley Fenner4 – this apparent paradox in its classification indicates that, despite Peacham's obvious concern with elocutio, The Garden is more complex than has conventionally been assumed.5 The differences between the two editions – especially at the level of the reorganisation and redefinition of the rhetorical figures – certainly function as examples of a changing approach to ... Read More
      Keywords: Christine,; Spanish drama; Innocent; Spain; English literature; Mysticism; Italy; Food writing; Shakespeare, William,; Great Britain; Castile (Spain); Reformation; Donne, John,; English poetry; Bible.; Middle Ages; Spanish literature; Scotland
      PubDate: 2017-07-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • William Webbe's A Discourse of English Poetry: Vindicating Spenser as an
           Act of Self-Fashioning
    • Abstract: Published in the last quarter of 1586, A Discourse of English Poetry was the first printed treatise to address a generalised Elizabethan concern for the alleged rusticity of English poetry. In this regard, Webbe's tract – like George Puttenham's The Arte of English Poesie (1589) and Philip Sidney's The Defence of Poesie (c. 1580–83) – launched an enthusiastic defence of the potential of the English tongue to attain the kind of literary sophistication that would attest to the nation's outstanding levels of Ciceronian civitas and humanitas. Cicero's texts had shaped the approaches to learning and literature by prominent humanists like Thomas Elyot and Roger Ascham, whose influential works, The Gouernour (1531) and ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2017-07-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Enriching the Judgement: Fulke Greville and Didactic Drama
    • Abstract: In the Dedication to Sidney, that idiosyncratic combination of memoir of a lost friend, apologia for his own career, and literary treatise which he probably wrote in the early 1610s,1 Fulke Greville states his 'purpose' for his two tragedies: 'to trace out the highways of ambitious governors, and to show in the practice of life that the more audacity, advantage and good success such sovereignties have, the more they hasten to their own desolation and ruin.'2 The two verbs Greville selected – 'to trace out' and 'to show' – present drama as a deliberate and instructive exposition of human behaviour, and imply a didactic tendency in fact borne out by the plays. Greville, like most of his contemporaries, had in mind ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2017-07-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Grammar of the Heart: Emblems and Theatrical Strategies in John Ford's
           Tragedies
    • Abstract: John Ford is one of the few early modern playwrights, second only to Shakespeare, together with Christopher Marlowe, John Webster, and Ben Jonson, whose plays have survived the challenge of time and the revolution of realism on the stage. Although his connections with emblem culture have been widely analysed, the theatrical implications of the allegorical elements displayed alongside the love stories in some of his works have been assessed only superficially.1 These allegories hint at hidden aspects of the protagonists' affects: they work as symbolic correlates to the plot lines and sort out apparent contradictions in the characters' moral stances to vindicate the ineffable nature of love.2 Such an interpretation ... Read More
      Keywords: Christine,; Spanish drama; Innocent; Spain; English literature; Mysticism; Italy; Food writing; Shakespeare, William,; Great Britain; Castile (Spain); Reformation; Donne, John,; English poetry; Bible.; Middle Ages; Spanish literature; Scotland
      PubDate: 2017-07-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Christine de Pizan and the Fight for France by Adams Tracy (review)
    • Abstract: This is an outstanding volume, slim in size, but packing in a treasure of contextualisation. Tracy Adams crosses seamlessly between historical and literary analysis in explaining both the murky politics of France in the early fifteenth century and the significance of the contribution of Christine de Pizan to the political debate of the period.There have been many different perspectives on the position Christine took in relation to the two major protagonists who divided the realm during the troubled reign of Charles VI (1380–1422): on one side, the king's uncle, Philip of Burgundy, and his son, Jean of Burgundy (who succeeded his father as Duke of Burgundy in 1304); on the other, the king's brother, Louis of ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2017-07-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Masculine Virtue in Early Modern Spain by Armon Shifra (review)
    • Abstract: This study traces developments in the concept of masculine virtue in Spanish conduct literature and other literature of the Siglo de Oro (Golden Age), which traditionally ended with Calderón's death in 1681. Introducing a little-known work published that same year, Gabriel de la Gasca's Manual de avisos para el perfecto cortesano (Advice Manual for the Perfect Courtier), Shifra Armon undertakes to provide a framework for it in preceding models of masculine virtue. The author's particular concern is to refute an established view that Spain's military and political decline 'dampened intellectual innovation' (p.3) associated with a crisis of masculinity. Challenging what she terms 'the parallelist's fallacy' (p. 11) ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2017-07-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Crusade and Christendom: Annotated Documents in Translation from Innocent
           III to the Fall of Acre, 1187–1291 ed. by Jessalynn Bird, Edward Peters,
           and James M. Powell (review)
    • Abstract: In July 1250, a group of crusaders on their way to the Holy Land found themselves before the courts of Messina. Acting on behalf of over four hundred would-be pilgrims, Terric Theotonicus, Peter de Latigniaco, John de Ala, and Richard Anglicus successfully challenged the masters of the ship Saint Vincent who had refused to convey them any further following news of the fall of the city of Damietta. Ruling against an extremely narrow interpretation of their contract, the judge awarded costs and free passage to all the plaintiffs. The case has much to tell us. We learn, in particular, about the composition of a thirteenth-century crusade contingent, including the fact that more than 9 per cent of the commoners sailing ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2017-07-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Understanding Emotions in Early Europe eds. by Michael Champion and Lynch
           Andrew (review)
    • Abstract: This volume engages with the challenges of identifying and interpreting human emotional experience from a position of cultural and temporal remoteness. It does so while acknowledging the fluid nature both of language and of intellectual and cultural conventions, including social customs and rituals, philosophical or theological frameworks, and literary conventions. The book's fourteen wide-ranging chapters and the editors' lucid Introduction, thus, recognise that, even accepting some human constants, understanding emotion in any period remains a matter for historical inquiry.Though subdivided into three parts – 'Intellectual Traditions', 'Literature', and 'Social History and Material Culture' – the collection's ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2017-07-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Merchant of Prato's Wife: Margherita Datini and her World,
           1360–1423 by Ann Crabb (review)
    • Abstract: I first came across Margherita Datini while reading Iris Origo's popular biography of her husband, The Merchant of Prato: Francesco di Marco Datini, 1335–1410 (Knopf, 1957). I was fascinated by Francesco's wife, Margherita, and felt that there must be more of substance to this woman than Origo's rather sharp-tongued portrait. The publication in 1977 of an Italian edition of over two hundred and forty of Margherita's letters to her husband facilitated my future research and writing on her. More recent work by Joseph Byrne, Jerome Hayez, Carolyn James, and others has also focused on Margherita and helped to paint a more complex portrait than that of Origo.Ann Crabb's title declares her view that Margherita saw ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2017-07-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Disknowledge: Literature, Alchemy and the End of Humanism in Renaissance
           England by Katherine Eggert (review)
    • Abstract: Katherine Eggert considers how, at particular times and under certain conditions, humans have consciously chosen to disavow what they know, or know that which they know is not so. Her term 'disknowledge' refers to 'the conscious and deliberate setting aside of one compelling mode of understanding the world – one discipline, one theory – in favor of another'(p. 3). Phrased this way, it appears innocuous enough, but the argument of the book is that the promise of Renaissance Humanism rapidly disappeared and, during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the language, strategies, and imagery of alchemy, a discredited and discreditable 'occult science', were increasingly used to signal the failure of Humanism in the ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2017-07-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Power and Rural Communities in Al‑Andalus: Ideological and Material
           Representations eds. by Adela Fábregas and Flocel Sabaté (review)
    • Abstract: This collection of essays addresses relationships between the central government in Nasrid-era Granada and various regions and localities within the kingdom. It highlights the growing strength of research-led archaeological research into medieval Spain, focusing on a range of methodologies, issues, and sites, and collectively revealing something of the societal structures of a relatively ill-documented phase of Spanish history. It also puts the current state of historiographical play under the gaze of an English-reading audience. As a complement and challenge to older historiographical traditions, and as a recognition of the way that archaeology can complement and contribute to more traditional documentary studies ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2017-07-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Machiavelli's Legacy: 'The Prince' After Five Hundred Years ed. by Timothy
           Fuller (review)
    • Abstract: This stunning collection of essays, carefully edited by Timothy Fuller, might be slim, but it is perfectly formed. Its two-hundred-odd pages evince a conversation on the topic of Niccolò Machiavelli's enduring and complicated legacy, some five hundred years after the composition of his best-known, though frequently misconstrued, chef d'oeuvre, The Prince, produced while exiled from his beloved Florence. It is a conversation not only between established scholars of Machiavelli, but also between political theorists, Americanists, and scholars of international relations, lending the collection a diversity of points of view and approaches.Fuller poses a series of questions that have confronted and confounded ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2017-07-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Worlds Within: Opening the Medieval Shrine Madonna by Elina Gertsman
           (review)
    • Abstract: This is a beautiful book of unusual and delightful sculptures. It is anchored in the scholarship of the last thirty years and demonstrates how an interest in devotional forms of art and the gendering of the Middle Ages has opened up the range of subject matter now acceptable as the focus of scholarly research. Elina Gertsman's widely read scholarship is evident on every page.Shrine Madonnas are surprisingly well spread: they can be found in Spain and in Finland. They can be physically small and used for private devotion or large-scale statues found within chapels and churches. Most date from the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries but first appeared in the late thirteenth century. Conventionally, a Shrine Madonna is ... Read More
      Keywords: Christine,; Spanish drama; Innocent; Spain; English literature; Mysticism; Italy; Food writing; Shakespeare, William,; Great Britain; Castile (Spain); Reformation; Donne, John,; English poetry; Bible.; Middle Ages; Spanish literature; Scotland
      PubDate: 2017-07-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Holy Grail on Film: Essays on the Cinematic Quest ed. by Kevin J.
           Harty (review)
    • Abstract: Long since the Arthurian legends introduced the special chalice that bestows eternal youth and happiness on its owner, the Holy Grail is still arguably one of the most sought-after religious icons on the silver screen. A diverse range of cinematic genres, employing different methods of storytelling to recount the quest to locate the fabled cup, have captured the imagination of generations of film enthusiasts.Taking the reader on a filmic adventure that begins in the early 1900s and ends in the mid-2000s, Kevin J. Harty's edited collection illustrates how historical fact and fiction have been woven into the collective consciousness through the rewriting and revising of central thematic materials. The contributions ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2017-07-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Ecological Approaches to Early Modern English Texts: A Field Guide to
           Reading and Teaching eds. by Jennifer Munroe, Edward J. Geisweidt, and
           Lynne Bruckner (review)
    • Abstract: Ecocriticism can appear to be lodged firmly in an existential state of anxiety that Rebecca Ann Bach has referred to as potentially 'tedious' (see Shakespeare Quarterly, 64.1 (2013), p. 113). However, this edited collection makes a concerted effort to dislodge ecocriticism from excessive navel-gazing. Editors, Jennifer Munroe, Edward J. Geisweidt, and Lynne Bruckner, have chosen to compile a large number of relatively short essays – with established ecocritics and Shakespeareans among the contributing authors – and the result is a fast-paced and diverse reading experience. The collection is divided into a 'threefold framework inclusive of theory, readings, and teaching approaches' (p. 8). Pedagogy, as the editors ... Read More
      Keywords: Christine,; Spanish drama; Innocent; Spain; English literature; Mysticism; Italy; Food writing; Shakespeare, William,; Great Britain; Castile (Spain); Reformation; Donne, John,; English poetry; Bible.; Middle Ages; Spanish literature; Scotland
      PubDate: 2017-07-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Ethics of Ornament in Early Modern Naples: Fashioning the Certosa di
           San Martino by J. Nicholas Napoli (review)
    • Abstract: Essentially, this book is a large case-study of the early modern 'decoration' – in the twin senses of that term, both noun and verb – of the Italian monastery complex of Certosa di San Martino. From and for this, J. Nicholas Napoli explores the discursive decorative processes of selection, construction, and admiration that he refers to as 'the ethics of ornament' (p. 3). This concept provides an overarching means of examining and understanding a range of elements within the Certosa and early modern Naples more broadly. Napoli follows these elements from temporary altars to artisanal handiwork, through relationships of trust and enduring lawsuits, and past design and later reflection to show the monks and their ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2017-07-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Renaissance Mad Voyages: Experiments in Early Modern English Travel by
           Anthony Parr (review)
    • Abstract: Anthony Parr's fascinating book investigates an early modern trend for outrageous journeys. In Chapter 1, Parr argues that the sudden appearance of the 'travel stunt' in late sixteenth-century England was a response to 'increased mobility, opportunity and enterprise' in the New World (p. 6). With no European equivalent, such travel stunts enable Parr to define the notion of English eccentricity.Chapter 2 explains how mad voyages shaped the early modern imagination. Parr first analyses the Christmas revels of 1594–95 that transformed Gray's Inn into the Prince of Purpoole's fantastical kingdom, and featured the Prince and his followers sailing down the Thames. Parr describes this escapade as a 'nautical fantasy' ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2017-07-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Mysticism and Reform, 1400–1750 by Sara S. Poor and Nigel Smith
           (review)
    • Abstract: This distinctive volume features a rich variety of global mysticisms, and the vexed life of the practice within Protestantism. Editors, Sara S. Poor and Nigel Smith, curate a smooth itinerary for this eclectic voyage beginning with Euan K. Cameron's 'Ways of Knowing in the Pre- and Post-Reformation Worlds', a concise choice which places readers on the same page, as it were. Alana King's 'Gelassenheit and Confessionalization: Valentin Weigel Reads Meister Eckhart' briefly addresses Lutherian contradictions before unfolding Weigel's role which 'would give Eckhart such a prominent place', to provide a template for reading much of Weigel's own 'controversial work' and spiritual interrogations. From here on, the ... Read More
      Keywords: Christine,; Spanish drama; Innocent; Spain; English literature; Mysticism; Italy; Food writing; Shakespeare, William,; Great Britain; Castile (Spain); Reformation; Donne, John,; English poetry; Bible.; Middle Ages; Spanish literature; Scotland
      PubDate: 2017-07-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Myth of Republicanism in Renaissance Italy by Fabrizio Ricciardelli
           (review)
    • Abstract: True to its title, the primary aim of Fabrizio Ricciardelli's monograph is to dispel the myth of republicanism in Renaissance Italy. The book examines the debates surrounding republican and signorial political systems in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. Both systems reached their climax in Italy at the end of the fourteenth century. Throughout these two centuries, Italian cities were free and self-governing, and did not recognise any superior power. They were independent city–states that were governed through civic participation. However, this civic participation did not offer a guarantee of universal suffrage to all of the city's inhabitants.Ricciardelli states that his book will 'substitute the old ... Read More
      Keywords: Christine,; Spanish drama; Innocent; Spain; English literature; Mysticism; Italy; Food writing; Shakespeare, William,; Great Britain; Castile (Spain); Reformation; Donne, John,; English poetry; Bible.; Middle Ages; Spanish literature; Scotland
      PubDate: 2017-07-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Recipes for Thought: Knowledge and Taste in the Early Modern English
           Kitchen by Wendy Wall (review)
    • Abstract: Crammed with ideas, Wendy Wall's poetically resonant analysis of early modern recipe writing is embedded in a richly illuminating historical narrative, and artfully layered over with witty variations on the theme of transformation, echoing the transformative act at the heart of the recipe: nature turned into art, perishable materials rendered permanent, and so on. In short, Recipes for Thought has the makings of several engrossing and substantial monographs.The Preface gives the impression that Wall's subject is recipe collections printed in England c. 1575–1650: 'To my mind, we have not yet accounted for the fact that England took the stage as the most active site of cookery publication in Europe between 1575 and ... Read More
      Keywords: Christine,; Spanish drama; Innocent; Spain; English literature; Mysticism; Italy; Food writing; Shakespeare, William,; Great Britain; Castile (Spain); Reformation; Donne, John,; English poetry; Bible.; Middle Ages; Spanish literature; Scotland
      PubDate: 2017-07-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Shakespeare and Emotions: Inheritances, Enactments, Legacies eds. by R. S.
           White, Mark Houlahan, and Katrina O'Loughlin (review)
    • Abstract: Editor, R. S. White, introduces this volume with a literary tool he terms 'New Emotionalism' (p. 9). White responds to current early modern criticism that focuses on medical and philosophical knowledge influenced by Aristotle and Galen. The notion that the body and emotions are interconnected forms the basis of this collection of twenty-two essays, which is divided into three parts: 'Emotional Inheritances'; 'Shakespearean Enactments'; and 'Emotional Legacies and Re-enactments'.In Part I, Danijela Kambaskovic examines Shakespeare's sonnets through Platonic love madness. She also considers early modern treatises on melancholy to argue that Shakespeare defined love as a venereal disease. Bríd Phillips analyses the ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2017-07-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Tory World: Deep History and the Tory Theme in British Foreign Policy,
           1679–2014 ed. by Jeremy Black (review)
    • Abstract: Historians periodically seek to increase their academic relevance by creating new rhetorical approaches. 'Deep history' was a device invented by Daniel Lord Smail to 'transform the pattern of historical writing' by including human history before the coming of written documentation, rendering, he suggested, the unwritten past accessible to modern scholarship through creative imagination. Now Jeremy Black has, in this work, revised the term further to include recent history by redefining it as 'the long-term, seemingly inherent assumptions, the emotions of policy, that help create the context for the politics and calculations of the shorter term, the urgency of the moment'(p. x). Conservatism is implicitly treated as ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2017-07-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Enemies in the Plaza: Urban Spectacle and the End of Spanish Frontier
           Culture, 1460–1492 by Thomas Devaney (review)
    • Abstract: Informing readers that 'public spectacles are, by their nature, ambiguous' (p.5), Thomas Devaney's self-imposed task of examining the interrelationships and cultural resonances of spectacles and frontier culture in medieval Spain seems methodologically difficult, but is met with success. One of his key concerns is 'the anxieties resulting from the gap between ideology and reality' (p. 21). He proposes that an 'amiable enmity' (p. 9) was exhibited by many frontier spectacles, which can help historians explore various frontier tensions like that between warring ideologies and trading realities, elite projections and popular receptions of spectacles, urban and rural sympathies and tendencies, and the various cultural ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2017-07-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Juan de Valdés and the Italian Reformation by Massimo Firpo (review)
    • Abstract: In the decades between the Sack of Rome in 1527 and the closing of the Council of Trent in 1563, a significant number of high-ranking Catholic clergy and aristocratic laypeople in Italy had hopes of reconciliation with Protestants and a re-unification of the Church. One of the bases for such hopes was their acceptance of the doctrine of justification by faith, a key premise of Protestant theology, but interpreted in such a way as to allow a role for most traditional Catholic practices. This position was inspired in large measure by the writings of the Spaniard, Juan de Valdés (c. 1500–41), and his immediate followers.Both Juan and his twin brother Alfonso (d. 1532) had worked as secretaries for Emperor Charles V ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2017-07-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Abencerraje' and 'Ozmín and Daraja': Two Sixteenth‑Century Novellas
           from Spain eds. by Barbara Fuchs, Larissa Brewer-García, and Aaron J.
           Ilika (review)
    • Abstract: 'Finely wrought literary artifacts [presenting] a more nuanced view of the Christian–Muslim divide in the early modern period' (p. 1) is how the editors characterise the two texts selected for translation and contextualisation in this volume and it is certainly a fair assessment. Anonymous, formerly popular, and genre making; these texts act as a micro-seriation of early modern Spanish maurophile literature.The Abencerraje tells of the growth of a friendship between 'a gallant Moor' (p. 29) and his captor, a Christian governor. Published in the mid-sixteenth century, the story looks back to events and persons from over a century earlier, but spoke to contemporary questions of captivity, honour, and identity. In the ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2017-07-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Diverting Authorities: Experimental Glossing Practices in Manuscript and
           Print by Jane Griffiths (review)
    • Abstract: This book challenges current notions of the role of marginal glossing in late medieval manuscripts and early printed books, through an examination of a range of English texts from the late fourteenth century (Chaucer) to the sixteenth century, which encompass both individually authored texts and translations from Latin and various European vernaculars. Jane Griffiths is primarily concerned with self-glossing, which could mean either a text's author, translator, or indeed even its printer. What becomes apparent when working through the chapters – arranged loosely in chronological order – is the development of rules that governed the use of introductions, marginal glossing, and commentaries, and that once these rules ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2017-07-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Returning to John Donne by Achsah Guibbory (review)
    • Abstract: In this book, Achsah Guibbory gathers together previously published articles, written over the course of her career-long engagement with the writing of John Donne, along with three new articles written especially for this volume. Guibbory has organised the book into three sections – 'Time and History', 'Love', and 'Religion' – and within this structure, the essays follow, by and large, a chronological path.'Love' is the largest section and contains some of Guibbory's most important essays on Donne's poetry. Certainly, 'Love' is an apt title for the section; yet on reading the essays included there, Guibbory's recognition of the importance of religion to Donne's writing, even in the supposedly more secular Songs and ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2017-07-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Cognitive Approaches to Old English Poetry by Antonina Harbus (review)
    • Abstract: The corpus of texts in Old English is comparatively limited but scholars, past and present, continually enlarge the field by bringing different methods of approach (as, for example, in Katherine O'Brien O'Keefe, ed., Reading Old English Text (Cambridge University Press, 1997)). As the title of Antonina Harbus's book suggests, this is an account of many approaches which have been labelled 'cognitive' 'because of their core interest in mental processing' and which Harbus suggests can be productive in the study of Old English poetry.In the words of Chapter 1, 'Introduction', Chapters 2 to 5 describe two groups of 'still-developing research fields': 'linguistic "Cognitive Poetics" and the literary "Cognitive Literary ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2017-07-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Two Revisions of Rolle's English Psalter Commentary and the Related
           Canticles ed. by Anne Hudson (review)
    • Abstract: As the pagination makes clear, this volume can only be fully appreciated as part of a three-volume entity. All the introductory material is bound in with Volume 1; of the complete Psalter, this volume covers less than the last third, namely Psalms 116 (117 in modern reckoning) to 150. It does this with remarkable thoroughness: in the course of 125 pages, the Latin text of the Psalms is given in full, verse by verse, with each verse followed by Rolle's English commentary on it.In the following section, we are given the text plus Rolle's commentary on twelve 'canticles' from the Old and New Testaments and other sources. It is not immediately obvious why editor, Anne Hudson, has chosen to describe this collection as ... Read More
      Keywords: Christine,; Spanish drama; Innocent; Spain; English literature; Mysticism; Italy; Food writing; Shakespeare, William,; Great Britain; Castile (Spain); Reformation; Donne, John,; English poetry; Bible.; Middle Ages; Spanish literature; Scotland
      PubDate: 2017-07-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Courtly and Commercial Art of the Wycliffite Bible by Kathleen E.
           Kennedy (review)
    • Abstract: In this brief, but ambitious study, Kathleen Kennedy examines the art of the Wycliffite Bible, surveying its manuscripts to present something of a guide to the manner and means of its production, while elaborating on the details of the books' decoration. Kennedy argues that despite Archbishop Arundel's 1407 constitutions banning unauthorised vernacular bibles, the Wycliffite Bible was not illegal, was in fact a medieval bestseller, and should be understood as a normal and legitimate feature of the textual landscape in late medieval England.Of the 250 extant Wycliffite Bibles, 40 per cent are illuminated. Traipsing through the specialist world of full bar borders, partial bar borders, foliate initials, champs ... Read More
      Keywords: Christine,; Spanish drama; Innocent; Spain; English literature; Mysticism; Italy; Food writing; Shakespeare, William,; Great Britain; Castile (Spain); Reformation; Donne, John,; English poetry; Bible.; Middle Ages; Spanish literature; Scotland
      PubDate: 2017-07-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Medieval Chronicle VIII eds. by Erik Kooper and Sjoerd Levelt (review)
    • Abstract: With this collection, editors, Erik Kooper and Sjoerd Levelt, have delivered thirteen nuanced articles on a variety of topics related to medieval chronicles. While the themes and subject matter vary greatly, all of the contributions include concepts and ideas readily transferrable to anyone utilising medieval sources in their research.Although technically the volume is unstructured, each chapter focuses on one of three themes: intent, awareness, or debate. Julia Marvin opens the volume with an in-depth discussion of the English Brut cycle of texts, suggesting that the authors intentionally incorporated Latin into their otherwise vernacular products. The intentionality of the authors also informs Kooper's analysis ... Read More
      Keywords: Christine,; Spanish drama; Innocent; Spain; English literature; Mysticism; Italy; Food writing; Shakespeare, William,; Great Britain; Castile (Spain); Reformation; Donne, John,; English poetry; Bible.; Middle Ages; Spanish literature; Scotland
      PubDate: 2017-07-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Masculinity and Queer Desire in Spanish Enlightenment Literature by
           Penrose MehlAllan (review)
    • Abstract: In this compelling monograph, Mehl Allan Penrose 'examines the construction of "queerness"' (p. 1), and the changing ideas of masculinity and sexuality in Spanish Enlightenment cultural discourse. Penrose focuses his study on three non-normative male figures: the petimetre (or afeminado), an effeminate Francophile; the bujarrón, the active male in same-sex sexual relations; and the Arcadian shepherd who expresses his desire for other males. He argues that these figures were characterised in a 'queer' manner to reinforce rigid ideas of gender. In doing so, however, they actually engendered non-normative men and helped to create 'an alternative version of "man"' (p. 2).The book is divided into two parts. The first ... Read More
      Keywords: Christine,; Spanish drama; Innocent; Spain; English literature; Mysticism; Italy; Food writing; Shakespeare, William,; Great Britain; Castile (Spain); Reformation; Donne, John,; English poetry; Bible.; Middle Ages; Spanish literature; Scotland
      PubDate: 2017-07-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Land Assessment and Lordship in Medieval Northern Scotland by Alasdair
           Ross (review)
    • Abstract: Alasdair Ross is one of a small group of Scottish historians concerned with environmental, and specifically landscape, history, in the way pioneered sixty years ago in England by W. G. Hoskins.Ross believes that the historical palimpsest of an area can be decoded and discerned by careful examination of the land as it is despite the sparse surviving records. He argues that the use and survival of particular descriptive terms for landscape divisions is critical to a proper interpretation of what occurred and to this end he has chased down every reference to dabhach in surviving Scottish records. This book lists in its appendices the results of Ross's search. It will be essential for any student of local history in ... Read More
      Keywords: Christine,; Spanish drama; Innocent; Spain; English literature; Mysticism; Italy; Food writing; Shakespeare, William,; Great Britain; Castile (Spain); Reformation; Donne, John,; English poetry; Bible.; Middle Ages; Spanish literature; Scotland
      PubDate: 2017-07-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Medieval and Renaissance Lactations: Images, Rhetorics, Practices ed. by
           Jutta Gisela Sperling (review)
    • Abstract: This collection of thirteen essays addresses lactation imagery, in conjunction with the practices and discourses surrounding milk-exchange in medieval and early modern Europe and the wider Mediterranean. Jutta Gisela Sperling's Introduction provides brief descriptions for each of the essays, along with an historical overview of the topic from ancient Greek understandings of motherhood and breastfeeding, to the emergence of images such as the Madonna Lactans, and medieval discourses around charity and the transfer of maternal love. The individual contributions progress roughly chronologically from the Middle Ages and through the early decades of the seventeenth century, covering material from the medieval Islamic ... Read More
      Keywords: Christine,; Spanish drama; Innocent; Spain; English literature; Mysticism; Italy; Food writing; Shakespeare, William,; Great Britain; Castile (Spain); Reformation; Donne, John,; English poetry; Bible.; Middle Ages; Spanish literature; Scotland
      PubDate: 2017-07-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Approaches to Teaching Chaucer's 'Canterbury Tales' eds. by Peter W.
           Travis and Frank Grady (review)
    • Abstract: Now numbering nearly a hundred volumes, the MLA's Approaches to Teaching World Literature Series remains a helpful pedagogical and critical tool that has much to offer both seasoned and novice teachers.Professors Travis and Grady have revised Joseph Gibaldi's 1980 volume, successfully increasing the depth and breadth of coverage and the overall usefulness of their collection. Gibaldi's volume offered fifteen straightforward pedagogical essays preceded by an introduction by Florence H. Ridley and a discussion by Gibaldi of teaching materials then available to instructors. The Travis and Grady volume likewise begins with a discussion of teaching materials – now notably in multimedia – and includes more than twice as ... Read More
      Keywords: Christine,; Spanish drama; Innocent; Spain; English literature; Mysticism; Italy; Food writing; Shakespeare, William,; Great Britain; Castile (Spain); Reformation; Donne, John,; English poetry; Bible.; Middle Ages; Spanish literature; Scotland
      PubDate: 2017-07-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Peasants and Lords in the Medieval English Economy: Essays in Honour of
           Bruce M. S. Campbell eds. by Maryanne Kowaleski, John Langdon, and Philipp
           R. Schofield (review)
    • Abstract: Professor Bruce Campbell well deserves the honour of this collection. He has been at the centre of an important group of researchers undertaking a significant revision of some aspects of the history of English medieval agriculture; many other historians have adopted his approaches. The chapters in this book all make a graceful acknowledgement of the help he and his ideas have been to the writers.Modern computers have enabled research in the area to be massively extended by increasing the potential for data collection and organisation. The impact of the creation of major new databases like that of the medieval Inquisitions Post Mortem has been enormous. The new and more rigorous method of classification this has ... Read More
      Keywords: Christine,; Spanish drama; Innocent; Spain; English literature; Mysticism; Italy; Food writing; Shakespeare, William,; Great Britain; Castile (Spain); Reformation; Donne, John,; English poetry; Bible.; Middle Ages; Spanish literature; Scotland
      PubDate: 2017-07-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
 
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