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  • Abbreviations in this Issue
    • Abstract: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance StudiesBibliothèque nationale de FranceLondon, British LibraryCentre for Reformation and Renaissance StudiesEarly English Text SocietyMiddle EnglishModern Humanities Research AssociationOxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004–16), online edition at www.oxforddnb.comOxford English Dictionary (online edition, 2016), at www.oed.comAlfred W. Pollard and G. R. Redgrave, A Short-Title Catalogue of Books Printed in England, Scotland, & Ireland and of English Books Printed Abroad, 1475–1640, 2nd edn (London: Bibliographical Society, 1976–91)Kew, The National ... Read More
      Keywords: English literature; Ballads, English; English poetry; Broadsides; Autobiography; Arabic literature; Church music; Ermine,; National characteristics, Irish; Henri; Copernicus, Nicolaus,; Welsh literature; Ovid,; Yolande d'Aragon,; Literature, Medieval; Clergy; Renais
      PubDate: 2017-03-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • On the Possibility of Early Modern Nostalgias
    • Abstract: We certainly do our utmost to equal the Ancients in every sort of ostentation, in debauchery and in the devising of gratifications, in comforts and in luxuries, for our wills are as vitiated as theirs were but our ingenuity cannot bring it off. Our powers are no more capable of competing with them in vice than in virtue, both of which derive from a vigour of mind which was incomparably greater in them than in us: the weaker the souls, the less able they are to do anything really good or really bad.1In this passage from ‘On Ancient Customs’, Michel de Montaigne dwells on the fact that, try as they might, his sixteenth-century contemporaries could never be as vicious as the ancients. But they could never be as ... Read More
      Keywords: English literature; Ballads, English; English poetry; Broadsides; Autobiography; Arabic literature; Church music; Ermine,; National characteristics, Irish; Henri; Copernicus, Nicolaus,; Welsh literature; Ovid,; Yolande d'Aragon,; Literature, Medieval; Clergy; Renais
      PubDate: 2017-03-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Coming Home Again: Johannes Hofer, Edmund Spenser, and Premodern Nostalgia
    • Abstract: Suppose we were wanderers who could not live in blessedness except at home, miserable in our wandering and desiring to end it and return to our native country. We would need vehicles for land and sea which could be used to help us to reach our homeland, which is to be enjoyed. But if the amenities of the journey and the motion of the vehicles itself delighted us, and we were led to enjoy the things which we should use, we should not wish to end our journey quickly, and, entangled in a perverse sweetness, we should be alienated from our country, whose sweetness would make us blessed.1It isn’t what it used to be. Most commentators note that at its point of origin, the term ‘nostalgia’ denoted a geographical longing ... Read More
      Keywords: English literature; Ballads, English; English poetry; Broadsides; Autobiography; Arabic literature; Church music; Ermine,; National characteristics, Irish; Henri; Copernicus, Nicolaus,; Welsh literature; Ovid,; Yolande d'Aragon,; Literature, Medieval; Clergy; Renais
      PubDate: 2017-03-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Nostalgic Temporalities in Greenes Vision
    • Abstract: Cameo appearances by the ME poets, Geoffrey Chaucer and John Gower, distinguish Greenes Vision (1590, pub. 1592) from Robert Greene’s other late-in-life repentance pamphlets, and make the work a valuable site from which to explore the complex and often conflicted nostalgia that informs many early modern uses of the medieval English past.1 As interlocutors and avatars of poetic and moral authority, Chaucer and Gower can speak to the concerns that prompt Greene’s repentance, but their antiquity separates them from Greene’s own world of cheap print and declining patronage.Like Greene’s other repentance pamphlets – works that purport to reject his earlier, flagrantly transgressive authorial persona – the Vision ... Read More
      Keywords: English literature; Ballads, English; English poetry; Broadsides; Autobiography; Arabic literature; Church music; Ermine,; National characteristics, Irish; Henri; Copernicus, Nicolaus,; Welsh literature; Ovid,; Yolande d'Aragon,; Literature, Medieval; Clergy; Renais
      PubDate: 2017-03-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • In the Mean Season: Richard II and the Nostalgic Politics of Hospitality
    • Abstract: In 1596, as a means of ‘stay[ing]’ the on-going dearth in England at the time, the Privy Council issued a directive on hospitality; it, and the directives already in place by 1595/96, when Richard II was first staged, together with England’s larger socioeconomic situation, provide a significant discursive context for the play.1 Firstly, the dearth itself provides a context that would certainly have stimulated a collective consideration of the past and its superiority to the present time of famine. Secondly, issuing a directive represents the crown’s recognition that a structure of useful aid was lacking or, at the least, failing; the crown then identified hospitality as both a needful tradition and one that had ... Read More
      Keywords: English literature; Ballads, English; English poetry; Broadsides; Autobiography; Arabic literature; Church music; Ermine,; National characteristics, Irish; Henri; Copernicus, Nicolaus,; Welsh literature; Ovid,; Yolande d'Aragon,; Literature, Medieval; Clergy; Renais
      PubDate: 2017-03-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Old, old, very old men: Nostalgia in the Early Modern Broadside Ballad
    • Abstract: When Thomas Parr died in London in 1635, he was reputed to be 152 years old. Mobbed by crowds in the days leading up to his death, he was soon the subject of a pamphlet proclaiming him ‘a Wonder, worthy Admiration’:Parr’s apparently enormous age was sufficient to qualify him as a legitimate ‘Wonder’. Plucked from rural Shropshire by Thomas Howard, the Earl of Arundel, he was brought to London to be shown as an exotic curiosity to Charles I. Extensively celebrated, his portrait was painted and on his death – brought about six weeks later, according to the autopsy conducted by William Harvey, by the pollution and rich food he encountered in London – he was interred in Westminster Abbey.John Taylor’s pamphlet goes on ... Read More
      Keywords: English literature; Ballads, English; English poetry; Broadsides; Autobiography; Arabic literature; Church music; Ermine,; National characteristics, Irish; Henri; Copernicus, Nicolaus,; Welsh literature; Ovid,; Yolande d'Aragon,; Literature, Medieval; Clergy; Renais
      PubDate: 2017-03-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • ‘Late’ Losses and the Temporality of Early Modern Nostalgia
    • Abstract: When does an event cease to be recent? When, in early modern terms, is it too late to say ‘of late’? These questions elude a definite answer, yet they can reveal much about how a culture or an individual perceives the shape of time.1 The recent refers us to an epoch that lies one step – and one step only – back from the present, however broadly or narrowly the latter is defined. Situated a single fork behind us in time’s garden of forking paths, the recent is the natural staging ground for counterfactual scenarios: it describes the era in which an event, either by occurring or by failing to occur, can be perceived as having given rise to the world we inhabit now. Contemplation of the recent past can engender ... Read More
      Keywords: English literature; Ballads, English; English poetry; Broadsides; Autobiography; Arabic literature; Church music; Ermine,; National characteristics, Irish; Henri; Copernicus, Nicolaus,; Welsh literature; Ovid,; Yolande d'Aragon,; Literature, Medieval; Clergy; Renais
      PubDate: 2017-03-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Childhood and Loss in Early Modern Life Writing
    • Abstract: Nostalgia begins as a desire for home, conceived of as a physical location from which the sufferer has departed.1 For Johannes Hofer, the term’s originator in the late seventeenth century, it described the suffering of travellers (chiefly Alpine soldiers) separated from their place of origin, who pined for the lands they had left behind.2 Quite early in its short but intensively studied history, however, the object of nostalgic longing moves from lost place to lost time. By the late eighteenth century, Jean Starobinski notes, Kant had observed that ‘what a person wishes to recover is not so much the actual place where he passed his childhood but his youth itself’, a desire no physical return can satisfy.3 As the ... Read More
      Keywords: English literature; Ballads, English; English poetry; Broadsides; Autobiography; Arabic literature; Church music; Ermine,; National characteristics, Irish; Henri; Copernicus, Nicolaus,; Welsh literature; Ovid,; Yolande d'Aragon,; Literature, Medieval; Clergy; Renais
      PubDate: 2017-03-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Medieval Islamic Republic of Letters: Arabic Knowledge Construction by
           Muhsin J. al-Musawi (review)
    • Abstract: Muhsin al-Masawi’s book provides an engaging exploration of Arabic letters in the ‘post-classical’ period, which covers the twelfth to eighteenth centuries. The book clearly demonstrates how the term ‘Republic of Letters’, most often associated with Enlightenment France and the city of Paris, can be equally applied to contemporary Arabic literary movements, stretching from North Africa to India, with the city of Cairo emerging as an important literary centre under the Mamluks (1250–1517). Al-Masawi directly challenges influential modernists of the twentieth century, such as Ṭaha Ḥusayn (1889–1973), who dismiss the literary output of medieval Islamic and Muslim nation–states as ‘ineffectual’.Al-Masawi seeks to ... Read More
      Keywords: English literature; Ballads, English; English poetry; Broadsides; Autobiography; Arabic literature; Church music; Ermine,; National characteristics, Irish; Henri; Copernicus, Nicolaus,; Welsh literature; Ovid,; Yolande d'Aragon,; Literature, Medieval; Clergy; Renais
      PubDate: 2017-03-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Música y liturgia en la Catedral de Huesca en la Edad Media by David
           Andrés Fernández (review)
    • Abstract: The processional book has been little studied in its medieval and early modern history, in spite of the fact that scholars have been studying processions for many years. Only recently have scholars begun to fill in this gap. The young Spanish scholar, David Andrés Fernández, is now recognised as the major authority on Spanish manuscript processionals. Here, he extends his earlier studies on Spanish processionals to two hitherto unstudied books from the Cathedral of Huesca, namely, Brussels, Bibliothèque Royale de Belgique, MS IV/473 (B-Br IV/473) (olim Zaragoza, Biblioteca Capitular, 30-119), and Barbastro (Huesca), Archivo Diocesano, caja 95 (E-BAR 95) (olim Zaragoza, Biblioteca Capitular, 30-115). The magisterial ... Read More
      Keywords: English literature; Ballads, English; English poetry; Broadsides; Autobiography; Arabic literature; Church music; Ermine,; National characteristics, Irish; Henri; Copernicus, Nicolaus,; Welsh literature; Ovid,; Yolande d'Aragon,; Literature, Medieval; Clergy; Renais
      PubDate: 2017-03-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Faith, Gender and the Senses in Italian Renaissance and Baroque Art:
           Interpreting the ‘Noli me tangere’ and Doubting Thomas by Erin E.
           Benay and Lisa M. Rafanelli (review)
    • Abstract: The authors of this impressive volume have succeeded in providing a wide-ranging and insightful analysis of Noli me tangere and Doubting Thomas iconography in early modern Italian images, for the most part in painting and sculpture, with occasional references to illuminated manuscripts. While the iconographic study of Saints Mary Magdalene and Thomas is, of course, already well developed, Erin E. Benay and Lisa M. Rafanelli take a novel approach in focusing on the above-mentioned two episodes. These highlight the role touch, and the absence of touch, plays in the verification of Christ’s bodily resurrection in the Bible, which informed later discussions of the nature of religious faith. In addition to theological ... Read More
      Keywords: English literature; Ballads, English; English poetry; Broadsides; Autobiography; Arabic literature; Church music; Ermine,; National characteristics, Irish; Henri; Copernicus, Nicolaus,; Welsh literature; Ovid,; Yolande d'Aragon,; Literature, Medieval; Clergy; Renais
      PubDate: 2017-03-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Strange Case of Ermine de Reims: A Medieval Woman between Demons and
           Saints by Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski (review)
    • Abstract: In the medieval period, when the tangible existence of demons and spirits was taken for granted by people at all levels of society, the struggle to discern the intention of spirits was a constant source of anxiety. Whether spirits were sent by God to offer consolation and comfort, or by the Devil to deceive, tempt, and torment, was a crucial dilemma, particularly for female visionaries and mystics, because women were perceived to be especially fragile, gullible, and vulnerable to demonic deception and possession. In this monograph, Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski shows that for Ermine de Reims, an uneducated peasant woman lacking access to the appropriate vocabulary to articulate her visionary experiences, the intense ... Read More
      Keywords: English literature; Ballads, English; English poetry; Broadsides; Autobiography; Arabic literature; Church music; Ermine,; National characteristics, Irish; Henri; Copernicus, Nicolaus,; Welsh literature; Ovid,; Yolande d'Aragon,; Literature, Medieval; Clergy; Renais
      PubDate: 2017-03-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • ‘And so began the Irish Nation’: Nationality, National Consciousness
           and Nationalism in Pre-Modern Ireland by Brendan Bradshaw (review)
    • Abstract: Ireland, both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, is a place where histories of the medieval and early modern periods have continued to resonate in public and political consciousness. For Irish nationalists, heroic if doomed events such as the Kildare Rebellion, Nine Years War, and the Flight of the Earls, have been subjects of modern novels, plays, stories, and books; Protestant unionists and loyalists cling with grim determination to the treachery of the 1641 rebellion and the triumphs of the Williamite wars. The struggles for Irish independence in the twentieth century shaped many of the questions historians asked of the medieval and early modern period, particularly during the latter third of the ... Read More
      Keywords: English literature; Ballads, English; English poetry; Broadsides; Autobiography; Arabic literature; Church music; Ermine,; National characteristics, Irish; Henri; Copernicus, Nicolaus,; Welsh literature; Ovid,; Yolande d'Aragon,; Literature, Medieval; Clergy; Renais
      PubDate: 2017-03-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Circulation of Knowledge in Early Modern English Literature by ed.
           Sophie Chiari (review)
    • Abstract: This collection of sixteen articles – adapted from the proceedings of a 2012 conference on transmission and transgression in early modern England held at Aix-Marseille University – aims to freshly engage with the issues of transmission, initiation, and transgression. While the articles individually offer many useful insights, their subject matter is too varied and the volume’s focus on an activist kind of ‘transgression’ too singular to produce a really coherent whole.For this reviewer, the volume could have been more rewarding if it had addressed the issue of how knowledge could be transmitted and transformed in ways that reinforced contemporary social norms and worldviews. An example of this type of ... Read More
      Keywords: English literature; Ballads, English; English poetry; Broadsides; Autobiography; Arabic literature; Church music; Ermine,; National characteristics, Irish; Henri; Copernicus, Nicolaus,; Welsh literature; Ovid,; Yolande d'Aragon,; Literature, Medieval; Clergy; Renais
      PubDate: 2017-03-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Henry the Liberal: Count of Champagne, 1127–1181 by Theodore
           Evergates (review)
    • Abstract: While travelling through Champagne in 1179, Walter Map – cleric, critic, and wit at the Plantagenet court – recorded his impressions of his host in Troyes, calling him ‘the most generous of men, so much so that to many he seemed prodigal, for to all who asked, he gave’ (p. 157). This was Henry ‘the Liberal’, Count of Champagne from 1152 to 1181. As Theodore Evergates notes, while this reputation was well deserved, it was not entirely altruistic. Henry’s largesse to monasteries, rural tenants, and urban centres stimulated production and commerce, notably through the important Champagne fairs, which generated considerable extra revenue for the Count through tolls and taxes. Henry’s ambition appears to have been to ... Read More
      Keywords: English literature; Ballads, English; English poetry; Broadsides; Autobiography; Arabic literature; Church music; Ermine,; National characteristics, Irish; Henri; Copernicus, Nicolaus,; Welsh literature; Ovid,; Yolande d'Aragon,; Literature, Medieval; Clergy; Renais
      PubDate: 2017-03-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Setting Aside All Authority: Giovanni Battista Riccioli and the Science
           against Copernicus in the Age of Galileo by Christopher M. Graney (review)
           
    • Abstract: Christopher Graney’s recent monograph is best described by one word: scientific. It is a book about knowledge, process, and context. If only more history was like this.Graney’s task is simple: to prove Galileo wrong. On the basis of the science/knowledge of the day, the weight of tradition, the arguments deployed, and the limits of the tools for observation at their disposal, Graney addresses in depth early modern arguments over the nature of the universe, and revises the popular image of Galileo as a saint of modern science facing down blind religion with demonstrable truth. Rather than perpetuating this memorialisation context, which generally presents geo-centricism as a largely theologically based relic of ... Read More
      Keywords: English literature; Ballads, English; English poetry; Broadsides; Autobiography; Arabic literature; Church music; Ermine,; National characteristics, Irish; Henri; Copernicus, Nicolaus,; Welsh literature; Ovid,; Yolande d'Aragon,; Literature, Medieval; Clergy; Renais
      PubDate: 2017-03-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Ashgate Research Companion to The Sidneys, 1500–1700 by Margaret P.
           Hannay Michael G. Brennan and Mary Ellen Lamb (review)
    • Abstract: The public careers, domestic lives, and historical sensibilities of the Sidney family of Penshurst during the Tudor and Stuart periods are richly documented by an unusual blend of literary works, private and official correspondence, estate papers, library lists, and personal miscellanea. Much has been lost, of course – during the Great Fire of London, in various shipwrecks, and as a result of other misadventures – but what remains make the Sidneys one of the best-documented English families of that time. As the editors of this wonderful research companion point out in their Introduction, the Sidneys are remarkable, not only for the political and cultural influence of the male members of the family, but also for the ... Read More
      Keywords: English literature; Ballads, English; English poetry; Broadsides; Autobiography; Arabic literature; Church music; Ermine,; National characteristics, Irish; Henri; Copernicus, Nicolaus,; Welsh literature; Ovid,; Yolande d'Aragon,; Literature, Medieval; Clergy; Renais
      PubDate: 2017-03-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Presenting Shakespeare: 1,100 Posters from around the World by Mirko Ilić
           and Steven Heller (review)
    • Abstract: Mirko Ilić and Steven Heller bring together here over a thousand posters created for international theatrical productions of William Shakespeare’s plays. In a work dominated by images over text, Ilić and Heller present what they refer to as ‘the first ever curated collection of international theatrical posters of Shakespeare’s work on stage’ (p. 15). Ilić and Heller include only a partial selection of their exhaustive survey of posters (numbering over fifteen hundred items), edited from sources from around the globe, and including productions from countries such as Japan, South Africa, Colombia, India, Russia, and Australia. What remains is large and diverse collection of 1,100 posters produced over nearly two ... Read More
      Keywords: English literature; Ballads, English; English poetry; Broadsides; Autobiography; Arabic literature; Church music; Ermine,; National characteristics, Irish; Henri; Copernicus, Nicolaus,; Welsh literature; Ovid,; Yolande d'Aragon,; Literature, Medieval; Clergy; Renais
      PubDate: 2017-03-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Objects, Environment, and Everyday Life in Medieval Europe by ed. Ben
           Jervis Lee G. Broderick and Idoia Grau Sologestoa (review)
    • Abstract: Most of the thirteen essays in this collection were originally presented in a session of the 2012 Medieval Europe Research Congress in Helsinki, entitled ‘Life in the City: Artefact and Environmental Based Approaches to Urban Europe’. There is ‘a diverse chronological and geographical range’ (p. 2), but it is worth noting that the collection leans very heavily towards artefacts and environmental evidence found in the British Isles or in Scandinavia.Unlike the conference proceedings and specialised journals that they have largely replaced, collections of essays, particularly when published as volumes in thematic series, impose upon their editors the need to make a case for the unity of the collection; to give a ... Read More
      Keywords: English literature; Ballads, English; English poetry; Broadsides; Autobiography; Arabic literature; Church music; Ermine,; National characteristics, Irish; Henri; Copernicus, Nicolaus,; Welsh literature; Ovid,; Yolande d'Aragon,; Literature, Medieval; Clergy; Renais
      PubDate: 2017-03-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Gondi: Family Strategy and Survival in Early Modern France by Joanna
           Milstein (review)
    • Abstract: In this illuminating study, Joanna Milstein plots in meticulous detail the spectacular social and political ascent of the Gondi, a Florentine merchant-banking family, in sixteenth-century France. Migrating from Italy to Lyon, to where they, largely, also shifted their commercial activities, the Gondi were among an influx of Italian merchants and bankers to strike new roots in the urban centre, transforming Lyon into a dominant centre of European trade and banking.The resultant monograph is an exhaustive examination of the complex of office, obligation, and patronage through which this foreign family’s dramatic rise to eminence in the court of Catherine de’ Medici and her sons, Charles IX and Henri III, was ... Read More
      Keywords: English literature; Ballads, English; English poetry; Broadsides; Autobiography; Arabic literature; Church music; Ermine,; National characteristics, Irish; Henri; Copernicus, Nicolaus,; Welsh literature; Ovid,; Yolande d'Aragon,; Literature, Medieval; Clergy; Renais
      PubDate: 2017-03-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Travels and Mobilities in the Middle Ages: From the Atlantic to the Black
           Sea by ed. Marianne O’Doherty and Felicitas Schmieder (review)
    • Abstract: This collection of fourteen essays has its roots in the 2010 International Medieval Congress in Leeds. Marianne O’Doherty and Felicitas Schmieder have done an admirable job of framing the book in their Introduction, successfully linking chapters by an international field of established and emergent scholars on a range of topics on medieval and early modern travel and mobilities. The following essays are arranged into four parts that extend chronologically from the seventh to sixteenth centuries and geographically from China to the Americas. From the outset, the editors challenge the reader to put aside the modern myth of medieval immobility. Indeed, this collection’s essays reveal that relatively ordinary people ... Read More
      Keywords: English literature; Ballads, English; English poetry; Broadsides; Autobiography; Arabic literature; Church music; Ermine,; National characteristics, Irish; Henri; Copernicus, Nicolaus,; Welsh literature; Ovid,; Yolande d'Aragon,; Literature, Medieval; Clergy; Renais
      PubDate: 2017-03-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Medieval Welsh Perceptions of the Orient by Natalia I. Petrovskaia
           (review)
    • Abstract: Originating from Natalia Petrovskaia’s doctoral dissertation, this work delivers a fine exploration of the Western medieval construction of the Orient, exploring the nuances in the ways that medieval Anglo-Norman Wales conceived of itself in relation to the global East. This volume makes a significant contribution to medieval Welsh literary scholarship, ranging as it does over a diverse array of text types – prose narratives and ‘romances’, poetic and metrical narratives, historiography, geographic material (both intext and mapped), and chronicles – within a strong context of the social, political, and religious orientation of Anglo-Norman Wales, in a period of great flux and movement of people around the time of ... Read More
      Keywords: English literature; Ballads, English; English poetry; Broadsides; Autobiography; Arabic literature; Church music; Ermine,; National characteristics, Irish; Henri; Copernicus, Nicolaus,; Welsh literature; Ovid,; Yolande d'Aragon,; Literature, Medieval; Clergy; Renais
      PubDate: 2017-03-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Psellos and the Patriarchs: Letters and Funeral Orations for Keroullarios,
           Leichoudes, and Xiphilinos by Michael Psellos (review)
    • Abstract: Byzantinists have long bemoaned the apathy of many medievalists towards the large corpus of Byzantine literature. Recently, however, the tide has been shifting. An abundance of new scholarly journals and social media feeds suggests that the number of academics and members of the general public fascinated by Byzantium is growing. The past ten years have seen a swell of new critical editions and translations of formerly obscure medieval Byzantine texts, particularly histories.Little wonder, then, that the University of Notre Dame Press has initiated a multi-volume series of English translations of a wide spectrum of writings from the most prolific and popular medieval Byzantine author in modern circles, the ... Read More
      Keywords: English literature; Ballads, English; English poetry; Broadsides; Autobiography; Arabic literature; Church music; Ermine,; National characteristics, Irish; Henri; Copernicus, Nicolaus,; Welsh literature; Ovid,; Yolande d'Aragon,; Literature, Medieval; Clergy; Renais
      PubDate: 2017-03-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Ovidian Bibliofictions and the Tudor Book: Metamorphosing Classical
           Heroines in Late Medieval and Renaissance Englandby Lindsay Ann Reid
           (review)
    • Abstract: The reception of Ovid’s texts is a fruitful avenue for investigation. His Metamorphoses was the medieval ‘go to’ text for classical mythology, offering a framework for Lindsay Ann Reid’s study of the development of English literary heroines: real English women were metamorphosed into literary figures inspired by Ovid’s Heroides. Reid examines the development of this genre of English literature from the late fourteenth century, in the works of Chaucer, to the sixteenth century. An essential element to this process, Reid argues, is the idea of literary transmission as unstable, fragile, and prone to change through ‘the ephemeral nature of the material text’ (p. 2). Her sampling of ‘bibliofictions’, the literary ... Read More
      Keywords: English literature; Ballads, English; English poetry; Broadsides; Autobiography; Arabic literature; Church music; Ermine,; National characteristics, Irish; Henri; Copernicus, Nicolaus,; Welsh literature; Ovid,; Yolande d'Aragon,; Literature, Medieval; Clergy; Renais
      PubDate: 2017-03-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Yolande of Aragon (1381–1442) Family and Power: The Reverse of the
           Tapestry by Zita Eva Rohr (review)
    • Abstract: Like many a reader, my introduction to Yolande of Aragon came about in all too common a way: as the queen of Louis II of Anjou, King of Sicily and Duke of Anjou. Even in the histories of Alfred Colville and, more recently, Marcelle-Renée Reynauld, one can recognise Yolande’s integral role in French royal and dynastic politics during the tumultuous early fifteenth century. Unlike previous histories, Zita Rohr’s welcome contribution foregrounds the duchess–queen. Given her focus on political networks, the author distances herself from earlier feminist historians, aligning more closely with Theresa Earenfight and others who emphasise the importance of contextualising medieval women in relation to contemporary men and ... Read More
      Keywords: English literature; Ballads, English; English poetry; Broadsides; Autobiography; Arabic literature; Church music; Ermine,; National characteristics, Irish; Henri; Copernicus, Nicolaus,; Welsh literature; Ovid,; Yolande d'Aragon,; Literature, Medieval; Clergy; Renais
      PubDate: 2017-03-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Churches and Social Power in Early Medieval Europe: Integrating
           Archaeological and Historical Approaches by ed. José C. Sánchez-Pardo
           and Michael G. Shapland (review)
    • Abstract: This well-organised and diverse volume considers the question of early medieval churches and social power. It is the result of a 2010 conference at University College London, with some additions to expand the geographical range of the work presented, though there is a clear bias towards the Iberian Peninsula, Gaul, and the British Isles. In line with my own areas of interest, I will focus here on the Germanic papers in the volume, predominantly those about the Anglo-Saxons.Aleksandra McClain’s excellent contribution, ‘Patronage in Transition: Lordship, Churches, and Funerary Monuments in Anglo-Norman England’, departs slightly from the majority of the volume with its focus on smaller, local churches rather than the ... Read More
      Keywords: English literature; Ballads, English; English poetry; Broadsides; Autobiography; Arabic literature; Church music; Ermine,; National characteristics, Irish; Henri; Copernicus, Nicolaus,; Welsh literature; Ovid,; Yolande d'Aragon,; Literature, Medieval; Clergy; Renais
      PubDate: 2017-03-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Consolation in Medieval Narrative: Augustinian Authority and Open Form by
           Chad D Schrock (review)
    • Abstract: The author’s purpose is to discuss Augustinian narrative form in medieval consolatory writing, differentiating its linear trajectory with a climactic revelation and the Boethian paradigm of a Neoplatonic philosophical vision that transcends time and space. Relying on the classical and biblical traditions of consolation, Augustine envisaged a past definitively swept away, leaving a gap where past, present, and future all demand temporal consolation, without the closure of a vision of God.Chad Schrock describes this post-historical narrative form, with climax and the need of consolation, as found in Augustine’s City of God and Confessions, works of sacred and personal history. He highlights the account of Augustine’s ... Read More
      Keywords: English literature; Ballads, English; English poetry; Broadsides; Autobiography; Arabic literature; Church music; Ermine,; National characteristics, Irish; Henri; Copernicus, Nicolaus,; Welsh literature; Ovid,; Yolande d'Aragon,; Literature, Medieval; Clergy; Renais
      PubDate: 2017-03-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Manly Priest: Clerical Celibacy, Masculinity, and Reform in England
           and Normandy, 1066–1300 by Jennifer D. Thibodeaux (review)
    • Abstract: A reviewer should doubtless resist the temptation to judge a book by its cover, but the dust-jacket of The Manly Priest provides an apt key to its contents. It comprises a reproduction from the Bayeux Tapestry where a tonsured man in lay clothing appears to be aggressively, or at least assertively, touching the face of a veiled woman while a naked, squatting male figure mirrors the gesture of the cleric in the lower register. The book’s title, The Manly Priest, mimics the form and stitching of the titulus of the tableau, ‘Hic unus clericus et Aelgifu’, which it replaces. The whole equivocal ensemble – does clericus here mean ‘priest’?; what behaviour is he enacting?; what does it tell us about masculinity? – ... Read More
      Keywords: English literature; Ballads, English; English poetry; Broadsides; Autobiography; Arabic literature; Church music; Ermine,; National characteristics, Irish; Henri; Copernicus, Nicolaus,; Welsh literature; Ovid,; Yolande d'Aragon,; Literature, Medieval; Clergy; Renais
      PubDate: 2017-03-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Thinking Sex with the Early Moderns by Valerie Traub (review)
    • Abstract: What is it that we study when we study sex? What do we seek to access when we search for sexual practices and what are the implications of such knowledge, both for us and for our predecessors? Is the significance of sex just its positioning within systems of meaning, or does sex matter by itself, for itself? Just as importantly, how do we know sex and how do we know when we know it? These are not new questions for queer studies scholars, who in trying to historicise current sexual identities have often found themselves struggling to signify bodily acts within systems where they were, at best, opaque. Valerie Traub’s Thinking Sex with the Early Moderns is not a new history of early modern sex, although new analyses ... Read More
      Keywords: English literature; Ballads, English; English poetry; Broadsides; Autobiography; Arabic literature; Church music; Ermine,; National characteristics, Irish; Henri; Copernicus, Nicolaus,; Welsh literature; Ovid,; Yolande d'Aragon,; Literature, Medieval; Clergy; Renais
      PubDate: 2017-03-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Medieval Robots: Mechanism, Magic, Nature, and Art by E. R. Truitt
           (review)
    • Abstract: While recent scholarship on automata has dealt primarily with the ancient and early modern periods, E. R. Truitt’s book bridges the chronological gap by discussing the perceptions, manufacture, and cultural implications of automata throughout the Middle Ages. According to the provided definition, medieval automata were ‘self-moving or self-sustaining manufactured objects, and they mimicked natural forms’ (p. 2). In her investigation of these ‘medieval robots’, Truitt treats three main themes: Western perceptions of foreign peoples and places; the liminal nature of automata; and the ways in which automata called into question ‘the natural/artificial binary’ (pp. 3, 9). The book is laid out chronologically, while ... Read More
      Keywords: English literature; Ballads, English; English poetry; Broadsides; Autobiography; Arabic literature; Church music; Ermine,; National characteristics, Irish; Henri; Copernicus, Nicolaus,; Welsh literature; Ovid,; Yolande d'Aragon,; Literature, Medieval; Clergy; Renais
      PubDate: 2017-03-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Translating Clergie: Status, Education, and Salvation in
           Thirteenth-Century Vernacular Texts by Claire M. Waters (review)
    • Abstract: With the increasing focus on the instruction of Christian doctrine for all medieval Christians, especially but not solely after Lateran IV (1215), how did papal decrees pertaining to theological doctrine translate into meaningful discourse with the Christian faithful? According to Claire M. Waters, put simply, one approach was through the appearance of vernacular texts that ‘taught’ pupils in their own language.Waters’s book, Translating Clergie: Status, Education, and Salvation in Thirteenth-Century Vernacular Texts, focuses on a series of Old French texts from a variety of genres. Through her chosen texts, Waters argues for the significance of the relationship between the teacher and pupil that she identifies ... Read More
      Keywords: English literature; Ballads, English; English poetry; Broadsides; Autobiography; Arabic literature; Church music; Ermine,; National characteristics, Irish; Henri; Copernicus, Nicolaus,; Welsh literature; Ovid,; Yolande d'Aragon,; Literature, Medieval; Clergy; Renais
      PubDate: 2017-03-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Royal Mothers and their Ruling Children: Wielding Political Authority from
           Antiquity to the Early Modern Era by ed. Elena, and Carey Woodacre
           (review)
    • Abstract: This important collection continues the breakdown of the anachronistic stereotypes of historical women as only ‘the virtuous mother, the wilful mistress, [or] the wicked stepmother’ (p. 151). Significantly, the collection emphasises how royal mothers ‘were expected to be guarantors of dynastic continuity, political stability, and the progenitors of future sovereigns’ (p. 1). The book focuses on the acknowledged, but seldom analysed, fact that ‘motherhood consolidated a royal woman’s position not only during her husband’s lifetime … but crucially after his death, ensuring that her power, influence, and authority would remain’ (p. 1).The first section focuses on the ways that royal mothers could either secure or ... Read More
      Keywords: English literature; Ballads, English; English poetry; Broadsides; Autobiography; Arabic literature; Church music; Ermine,; National characteristics, Irish; Henri; Copernicus, Nicolaus,; Welsh literature; Ovid,; Yolande d'Aragon,; Literature, Medieval; Clergy; Renais
      PubDate: 2017-03-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Bruno the Carthusian and his Mortuary Roll: Studies, Text, and
           Translations by ed. Hartmut, Beyer Gabriela Signori and Sita Steckel
           (review)
    • Abstract: A mortuary roll or rotulus has no obvious equivalent in modern life. Perhaps it could best be likened to a kind of get-well card, signed by multiple well wishers, but where the wellness hoped for related to eternal rather than mere temporal life. At the death of a distinguished ecclesiastic, the rotulus was carried on circuit from his home monastery to other houses likely to be sympathetic, each one contributing a note or comment of its own (a titulus) to the growing collection. Such tituli might be simple prayers for the repose of his soul, or they might be longer pieces in prose or verse. The resultant roll after doing the rounds could amount to a quite extensive anthology of material complimentary to the ... Read More
      Keywords: English literature; Ballads, English; English poetry; Broadsides; Autobiography; Arabic literature; Church music; Ermine,; National characteristics, Irish; Henri; Copernicus, Nicolaus,; Welsh literature; Ovid,; Yolande d'Aragon,; Literature, Medieval; Clergy; Renais
      PubDate: 2017-03-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Eroticism in Early Modern Music ed. by Bonnie J. Blackburn and Laurie
           Stras (review)
    • Abstract: Many of this collection’s ten contributions – exploring a variety of ways in which eroticism was embodied in music during the early modern period – come from ‘Eros and Euterpe: Music and Eroticism in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries’, a conference held at the University of Indiana in 2004. In her Introduction, Laurie Stras contends that obfuscation and double entendre complicate the reading of erotica from outside of one’s own culture; eroticism and the recognition of it rely on the comprehension of an array of aesthetic principles and cultural codes. The essays here are largely empirical in nature, supplemented by lyrics and numerous illustrations and music examples.The first essay, by editor, Bonnie J. ... Read More
      Keywords: English literature; Ballads, English; English poetry; Broadsides; Autobiography; Arabic literature; Church music; Ermine,; National characteristics, Irish; Henri; Copernicus, Nicolaus,; Welsh literature; Ovid,; Yolande d'Aragon,; Literature, Medieval; Clergy; Renais
      PubDate: 2017-03-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Spectacle of Clouds, 1439–1650: Italian Art and Theatre by
           Alessandra Buccheri (review)
    • Abstract: This study addresses the representation of clouds in Italian Renaissance and Baroque art, from the initial formulations in early fifteenth-century Florentine stage designs to the full development of cloud illusionism in Rome, in both theatre and fresco painting, during the first half of the seventeenth century. The author, Alessandra Buccheri, seeks to explain the origins of Roman Baroque cloud designs; at the crux of her main argument stands the relationship between the representation of clouds in religious stage designs and in Italian art. This is a study, therefore, that brings into dialogue histories of art and theatre.The nine chronologically arranged chapters address the ways in which cloud machinery and the ... Read More
      Keywords: English literature; Ballads, English; English poetry; Broadsides; Autobiography; Arabic literature; Church music; Ermine,; National characteristics, Irish; Henri; Copernicus, Nicolaus,; Welsh literature; Ovid,; Yolande d'Aragon,; Literature, Medieval; Clergy; Renais
      PubDate: 2017-03-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Mosaics of Time: The Latin Chronicle Traditions from the First Century BC
           to the Sixth Century AD Volume I: A Historical Introduction to the
           Chronicle Genre from its Origins to the High Middle Ages by R. W. Burgess
           and Michael Kulikowski (review)
    • Abstract: Chronicles take centre stage in this illuminating introduction to a planned four-volume series, which promises to provide English translations along with historical and historiographical commentaries on the corpus of Latin chronicles dating from the first century bce to the sixth century ce.The first chapter establishes parameters for the genre. Recognising that their classifications may not be accepted by their ‘insular’ colleagues within classical, late antique, Byzantine, and/or medieval studies, the authors, nevertheless, make a convincing case for their approach. From among a larger group of writings they contend are commonly misidentified as chronicles, R. W. Burgess and Michael Kulikowski identify seven main ... Read More
      Keywords: English literature; Ballads, English; English poetry; Broadsides; Autobiography; Arabic literature; Church music; Ermine,; National characteristics, Irish; Henri; Copernicus, Nicolaus,; Welsh literature; Ovid,; Yolande d'Aragon,; Literature, Medieval; Clergy; Renais
      PubDate: 2017-03-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Wealth of Communities: War, Resources and Cooperation in Renaissance
           Lombardy by Ashgate Farnham (review)
    • Abstract: Matteo di Tullio describes this study as ‘a socioeconomic and local history of war’ (p. 7). His aim is to look in great detail at the economic impact of warfare on a specific set of local communities and to determine the mechanisms with which they coped, in a collective sense, with the exigencies of invasion and the forced billeting of troops. The chosen region is an area of Lombardy contested by Milan, Venice, and foreign powers during the devastating Italian wars of the early sixteenth century. In attempting the reconstruction of community practices during times of crisis, the author hopes to use his case studies to illuminate general principles in ‘microhistory’ fashion but also to point out what was unique ... Read More
      Keywords: English literature; Ballads, English; English poetry; Broadsides; Autobiography; Arabic literature; Church music; Ermine,; National characteristics, Irish; Henri; Copernicus, Nicolaus,; Welsh literature; Ovid,; Yolande d'Aragon,; Literature, Medieval; Clergy; Renais
      PubDate: 2017-03-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Gilte Legende, Vol. III ed. by Richard Hamer (review)
    • Abstract: The Gilte Legende is a ME translation, with some interesting additions, of Jean de Vignay’s French version of the huge, and hugely popular, Latin collection of saints’ lives, the Legenda Aurea (c. 1265). According to the colophon in one manuscript, it was made in 1438 by ‘a sinful wretch’ (p. 2). Richard Hamer, with the assistance of Vida Russell, published an edition of the text itself in two volumes that appeared in 2006 and 2007, with no editorial matter at all except for minimal notes in the first on editorial procedures. As so often with EETS editions of very lengthy texts, the most interesting material – a substantial introduction, notes, and glossary – appears last (if it appears at all). A poor marketing ... Read More
      Keywords: English literature; Ballads, English; English poetry; Broadsides; Autobiography; Arabic literature; Church music; Ermine,; National characteristics, Irish; Henri; Copernicus, Nicolaus,; Welsh literature; Ovid,; Yolande d'Aragon,; Literature, Medieval; Clergy; Renais
      PubDate: 2017-03-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Bishops and Power in Early Modern England by Marcus K. Harmes (review)
    • Abstract: The view that the English Reformation affected the episcopacy is well known in the current historiography. Bishops had to defend against claims of ‘popishness’, negotiate their relationship with the monarchy, and assert their authority in a reformed Church. Marcus Harmes, in studying this one hundred and fifty year period, endeavours to add to this body of work by attempting to demonstrate that ‘the Reformation functioned as a legitimating agent for episcopal authority’ (p. 3). To reach this conclusion, the book uses five case studies. While this approach has allowed Harmes to provide a detailed analysis of five specific events, the narrow case studies are implicitly held, somewhat problematically, to be indicative ... Read More
      Keywords: English literature; Ballads, English; English poetry; Broadsides; Autobiography; Arabic literature; Church music; Ermine,; National characteristics, Irish; Henri; Copernicus, Nicolaus,; Welsh literature; Ovid,; Yolande d'Aragon,; Literature, Medieval; Clergy; Renais
      PubDate: 2017-03-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • ‘Commedia dell’ Arte’ and the Mediterranean: Charting Journeys and
           Mapping ‘Others’ by Erith Jaffe-Berg (review)
    • Abstract: The Commedia dell’ Arte was a phenomenon of the early modern world that both exhibited and expressed its complexities, exoticisms, and quotidian realities. In the form of comic plays performed by itinerants throughout the Italian peninsula, this theatre genre hosted constant dialogue with and between social segments. Whether bridging high and low culture, playing on regionalisms, stereotyping familiar ethnicities, or journeying through the both unfamiliar and familiar Mediterranean, the genre offers a rich field for the study of early modern expressions, attitudes, and experiences. That the ‘plays’ mainly survive in limited forms, as narrative ‘scenarios’, makes their potential for historical research all the more ... Read More
      Keywords: English literature; Ballads, English; English poetry; Broadsides; Autobiography; Arabic literature; Church music; Ermine,; National characteristics, Irish; Henri; Copernicus, Nicolaus,; Welsh literature; Ovid,; Yolande d'Aragon,; Literature, Medieval; Clergy; Renais
      PubDate: 2017-03-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Grammar of Good Friday: Macaronic Sermons of Late Medieval England by
           Holly Johnson (review)
    • Abstract: This volume comprises two parts. The first, ‘Preaching on Good Friday’, contains two chapters on the social, literary, ecclesiastical, and theological contexts in which the sermons were preached; if indeed they were actually preached in the form in which we have received them. The second part, ‘Sermons for Good Friday’, contains the text of five sermons selected by the author from the surviving material on the basis of ‘shared concerns and strategies’. Each is provided with introductory notes, including a succinct outline and analysis of its structure, and a translation.The title of the book, however, is somewhat misleading. The generic term ‘macaronic’ is of relatively modern adoption and is commonly applied to ... Read More
      Keywords: English literature; Ballads, English; English poetry; Broadsides; Autobiography; Arabic literature; Church music; Ermine,; National characteristics, Irish; Henri; Copernicus, Nicolaus,; Welsh literature; Ovid,; Yolande d'Aragon,; Literature, Medieval; Clergy; Renais
      PubDate: 2017-03-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Made Flesh: Sacrament and Poetics in Post-Reformation England by Kimberly
           Johnson (review)
    • Abstract: Kimberly Johnson argues in this book that, too often in recent studies, scholars claim to be examining the ‘poetics’ of early modern literary engagements with sacramental theology, but instead treat literary texts as mere communication devices for religious ideas. In contrast, Johnson focuses on the actual ‘poetics’ of poetry: that is, ‘the ways in which poems communicate information beyond denotation’ (p. 1). In short, Johnson analyses how poetic form conveys meaning as much as content does.Rather than use poetry to discover a poet’s confessional identity, Johnson is more interested in the complexity of literary engagement with Eucharistic worship. Accordingly, Johnson begins by defining what a real poetics of the ... Read More
      Keywords: English literature; Ballads, English; English poetry; Broadsides; Autobiography; Arabic literature; Church music; Ermine,; National characteristics, Irish; Henri; Copernicus, Nicolaus,; Welsh literature; Ovid,; Yolande d'Aragon,; Literature, Medieval; Clergy; Renais
      PubDate: 2017-03-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Approaches to Teaching Petrarch’s ‘Canzoniere’ and the Petrarchan
           Tradition ed. by Christopher Kleinhenz and Andrea Dini (review)
    • Abstract: This guide to teaching Petrarch’s Canzoniere (also known as the Rerum vulgarium fragmenta) is divided into two parts. In the first, the editors, Christopher Kleinhenz and Andrea Dini, provide an overview of essential bibliographical materials for teaching the Canzoniere, which includes editions, translations, selected secondary literature, and electronic/audio-visual resources. Relatively new online resources such as the Oregon Petrarch Open Book (2011) led by Massimo Lollini are also noted. As the editors make clear, their lists of teaching materials derive from a survey of predominantly undergraduate instructors teaching medieval Italian and Petrarchism in North American institutes of higher learning. For reading ... Read More
      Keywords: English literature; Ballads, English; English poetry; Broadsides; Autobiography; Arabic literature; Church music; Ermine,; National characteristics, Irish; Henri; Copernicus, Nicolaus,; Welsh literature; Ovid,; Yolande d'Aragon,; Literature, Medieval; Clergy; Renais
      PubDate: 2017-03-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Heroines of the French Epic: A Second Selection of Chansons de Geste by
           Michael A. H. Newth (review)
    • Abstract: This is a book that should have a key place on the shelves of all keen medievalists and anyone interested in French literature. It covers the great hey-day of the hundred or so Old French chansons de geste (‘Songs of great deeds/heroic action’) – 1100–1250 ce, preceded by some hundred years of oral history – of which the Song of Roland is the earliest survivor. Michael Newth introduces us not only to a selections of chansons of which we may not have previously heard, but selects, unusually, women to concentrate on – ‘woman as helpmeet, as lover, as victim, as spiritual model’ – and concentrates upon the emergence of such women from minor to key figures.In The Capture of Orange, we read of the role of the Saracen ... Read More
      Keywords: English literature; Ballads, English; English poetry; Broadsides; Autobiography; Arabic literature; Church music; Ermine,; National characteristics, Irish; Henri; Copernicus, Nicolaus,; Welsh literature; Ovid,; Yolande d'Aragon,; Literature, Medieval; Clergy; Renais
      PubDate: 2017-03-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Anglo-Norman Gospel Harmony: A Translation of the ‘Estoire de
           l’Evangile’ (Dublin, Christ Church Cathedral C6.1.1, Liber niger) by
           Brent A. Pitts (review)
    • Abstract: This volume in the ‘French of England Translation Series’ from the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies presents an anonymous text, probably from the mid-thirteenth century, which amalgamates the stories of the evangelists into one hybrid ‘Gospel Harmony’. Known in French as the Estoire de l’Evangile, it survives in a single manuscript. Professor Brent Pitts previously produced a critical edition of the text in its original Anglo-Norman French form for the ‘Medium Ævum Monographs’ series in 2011. He has now complemented that earlier volume with a translation into modern English, though with much of the same critical apparatus and shared (but updated) introductory material.The idea of a Gospel Harmony ... Read More
      Keywords: English literature; Ballads, English; English poetry; Broadsides; Autobiography; Arabic literature; Church music; Ermine,; National characteristics, Irish; Henri; Copernicus, Nicolaus,; Welsh literature; Ovid,; Yolande d'Aragon,; Literature, Medieval; Clergy; Renais
      PubDate: 2017-03-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Women, Poetry, and Politics in Seventeenth-Century Britain, Oxford, Oxford
           University Press by Sarah C. E. Ross (review)
    • Abstract: Women, Poetry, and Politics is a well organised, illustrated, and informed examination of the writing of Elizabeth Melville (fl. 1599–1631), Anne Southwell (bap. 1574–d. 1636), Jane Cavendish (1620/21–69), Hester Pulter (1595/6–1678), and Lucy Hutchinson (1620–81).Sarah Ross begins by discussing the issues her title brings into prominence, exploring the idea that seventeenth-century women’s poetry was indeed political (which word she defines). Ross does not oversimplify, arguing that in the texts examined, especially religious but also familial tropes are ‘preeminent modes of articulating politics’ (p. 10), and that these texts appear in manuscripts circulating in networks and communities both semipublic and ... Read More
      Keywords: English literature; Ballads, English; English poetry; Broadsides; Autobiography; Arabic literature; Church music; Ermine,; National characteristics, Irish; Henri; Copernicus, Nicolaus,; Welsh literature; Ovid,; Yolande d'Aragon,; Literature, Medieval; Clergy; Renais
      PubDate: 2017-03-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Literature and the Idea of Luxury in Early Modern England by Alison V
           Scott (review)
    • Abstract: This is a work that is focused on literature and uses relatively little historical or artistic material. In it, Alison Scott concentrates heavily on analysing the works of a few iconic literary figures from the period, especially Francis Bacon, Edmund Spencer, Thomas Heywood, Ben Johnson, and William Shakespeare. Her argument is that in seventeenth-century England, luxury was a much-debated issue that only slowly became a ‘morally neutral concept’. She claims that at the beginning of the period, luxury was synonymous with lust alongside Jacobean acceptance of the Roman perception of it as misrule and social upheaval.To support her argument, Scott analyses Shakespeare’s image of Cleopatra in terms of its difference ... Read More
      Keywords: English literature; Ballads, English; English poetry; Broadsides; Autobiography; Arabic literature; Church music; Ermine,; National characteristics, Irish; Henri; Copernicus, Nicolaus,; Welsh literature; Ovid,; Yolande d'Aragon,; Literature, Medieval; Clergy; Renais
      PubDate: 2017-03-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • God and Nature in the Thought of Margaret Cavendish ed. by Brandie R.
           Siegfried and Lisa T. Sarasohn (review)
    • Abstract: God and Nature in the Thought of Margaret Cavendish is a collection of twelve essays with an Introduction, that examine the religious and scientific ideas of seventeenth-century intellectual, Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle (1623–73). Divided into three sections, the collection explores Cavendish’s multi-genre works in relation to her orthodox and/or unorthodox religious beliefs.The first section focuses on Cavendish’s thoughts on theology and nature, and the contributions herein examine her poetry, drama, philosophy, and fiction in this context. Although Cavendish claimed orthodoxy and Anglicanism, she was nevertheless a proponent of a negative theology that anticipated the more natural religion of the ... Read More
      Keywords: English literature; Ballads, English; English poetry; Broadsides; Autobiography; Arabic literature; Church music; Ermine,; National characteristics, Irish; Henri; Copernicus, Nicolaus,; Welsh literature; Ovid,; Yolande d'Aragon,; Literature, Medieval; Clergy; Renais
      PubDate: 2017-03-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Tjamke, Manuscript Communication: V isual and Textual Mechanics of
           Communication in Hagiographical Texts from the Southern Low Countries,
           900–1200 by Snijders (review)
    • Abstract: Based on the author’s doctoral dissertation, this a study of some two hundred hagiographical manuscripts of the tenth to twelfth centuries from Benedictine monasteries in the dioceses of Arras/Cambrai, Tournai, Thérouanne, and Liège in the Southern Low Countries. Tjamke Snijders investigates how abbeys in the high medieval period employed hagiographical manuscripts as a tool for communication, and contends that these manuscripts served to both influence and reflect individual monastic policy. The communicative potential of hagiographic manuscripts is considered in terms of layout, composition, intrinsic instability, and monastic context.In the first part of the volume, Snijders provides an introduction to the ... Read More
      Keywords: English literature; Ballads, English; English poetry; Broadsides; Autobiography; Arabic literature; Church music; Ermine,; National characteristics, Irish; Henri; Copernicus, Nicolaus,; Welsh literature; Ovid,; Yolande d'Aragon,; Literature, Medieval; Clergy; Renais
      PubDate: 2017-03-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Marlowe’s Ovid: The Elegies in the Marlowe Canon by M. L. Stapleton
           (review)
    • Abstract: Christopher Marlowe’s ‘Ovidian poetics’ is the subject of Marlowe’s Ovid, with M. L. Stapleton using Marlowe’s Elegies – his translation of Ovid’s Amores – to ‘read’ the seven plays and Hero and Leander. The book engages with studies of Marlowe, but also with ones of classical influence, translation, and sexuality.In particular, Stapleton challenges Patrick Cheney’s view in Marlowe’s Counterfeit Profession: Ovid, Spenser, Counter-Nationhood (University of Toronto Press, 1997) that Marlowe sought a professional career path based on Ovid’s progression from love poetry to tragedy to epic, in deliberate contrast to Spenser’s Virgilian course. Stapleton sees Ovid’s influence differently, identifying the process of ... Read More
      Keywords: English literature; Ballads, English; English poetry; Broadsides; Autobiography; Arabic literature; Church music; Ermine,; National characteristics, Irish; Henri; Copernicus, Nicolaus,; Welsh literature; Ovid,; Yolande d'Aragon,; Literature, Medieval; Clergy; Renais
      PubDate: 2017-03-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • ‘Sawles Warde’ and the Wooing Group: Parallel Texts with Notes and
           Wordlists ed. by Harumi Tanabe and Scahill (review)
    • Abstract: This volume is the last, in a series of four, of the first uniform diplomatic edition of the Ancrene Wisse group of texts, all published by Peter Lang; the three previous volumes being The Ancrene Wisse: A Four-Manuscript Parallel Text, Preface and Parts 1–4, eds Tadao Kubouchi and Keiko Ikegami (2003); The Ancrene Wisse: A Four-Manuscript Parallel Text, Parts 5–8 with Wordlists, eds Tadao Kubouchi and Keiko Ikegami (2005); and The Katherine Group: A Three-Manuscript Parallel Text, eds Shoko Ono and John Scahill (2011). The present volume offers clear and well-edited diplomatic, parallel texts of the three manuscript testaments for Sawles Warde, and from the ‘Wooing Group’, parallel, diplomatic transcriptions of ... Read More
      Keywords: English literature; Ballads, English; English poetry; Broadsides; Autobiography; Arabic literature; Church music; Ermine,; National characteristics, Irish; Henri; Copernicus, Nicolaus,; Welsh literature; Ovid,; Yolande d'Aragon,; Literature, Medieval; Clergy; Renais
      PubDate: 2017-03-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Perspectives on English Revolutionary Republicanism ed. by Dirk Wiemann
           and Gaby Mahlberg (review)
    • Abstract: The object of this collection of ten essays, according to the editors, Dirk Wiemann and Gaby Mahlberg, is to ‘take stock’ of the large body of literature devoted to republicanism in early modern England by reflecting on its historiography and methodology. A postscript, written by Glenn Burgess, summaries and analyses the value of each contribution. Each theme has a balanced treatment, and the reader will appreciate the neatly organised format.The first of the collection’s three sections, ‘Republican Language’, consists of three essays on the subject of language and political thought. First, Martin Dzelzainis discusses the distinction premodern English commentators made, in their descriptions of republicanism ... Read More
      Keywords: English literature; Ballads, English; English poetry; Broadsides; Autobiography; Arabic literature; Church music; Ermine,; National characteristics, Irish; Henri; Copernicus, Nicolaus,; Welsh literature; Ovid,; Yolande d'Aragon,; Literature, Medieval; Clergy; Renais
      PubDate: 2017-03-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Media Players: Shakespeare, Middleton, Jonson, and the Idea of News by
           Stephen Wittek (review)
    • Abstract: In The Media Players, Stephen Wittek argues that the ‘unique discursive space created by commercial [early modern] theater helped to foster the conceptual framework that made news possible’ (p. 1). He goes on to describe the abstract concept of news as an ‘ephemeral, narratively structured, ostensibly truthful discourse standing in relation to a continuous, public present’ (p. 1). Wittek relies upon an evolved version of Jürgen Habermas’s public sphere theory to make his case, seeing drama as one of many ‘cultural forms’. Others include ‘ballads, manuscript newsletters, printed news pamphlets, and so on’, which shared discursive topics, and which created a new way in which to view the world (p. 16).The main body of ... Read More
      Keywords: English literature; Ballads, English; English poetry; Broadsides; Autobiography; Arabic literature; Church music; Ermine,; National characteristics, Irish; Henri; Copernicus, Nicolaus,; Welsh literature; Ovid,; Yolande d'Aragon,; Literature, Medieval; Clergy; Renais
      PubDate: 2017-03-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
 
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