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Journal Cover Comitatus : A Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies
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  • (Re)Counting Rape In Alfred's Domboc And Early English Law
    • Abstract: Forming accurate representations of women from medieval law is difficult. The extant materials are able to provide some picture of the status of women, but this picture "reflects the nature of texts themselves, and is therefore neither complete nor easily datable."1 The law-codes from Æthelberht, Hlothere and Eadric, Whithered, Ine, Ælfred, Æthelstan, and Cnut often generate more puzzles than they do solutions in our efforts to understand the women of their respective periods. At times the law-codes are assiduously specific with detail, and at others, ineffectually general.2 They do, however, tend to guide scholars to the general consensus that women in the Anglo-Saxon period enjoyed greater freedoms than in the ... Read More
      Keywords: Alfred,; Law; Rape; Christian literature; Monks' writings; Monks; Metaphor; Manuscripts, Medieval; Great Britain; Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern); Women; Middle East; Tragicomedy; Art and literature; Conspiracies; Art, Italian; Renaissance; English literatur
      PubDate: 2017-09-16T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Travels Through The Dark Realms Of Medieval Clerical Fantasies: Sex And
           Erotica In The Infernal Testimony
    • Abstract: It is no small paradox that of all members of medieval society, the ones perhaps most closely associated with sexuality happen to be its theoretically celibate priests and monks. This is due in part to the rich variety of medieval comic literature in which, from the Old French fabliaux, the Goliard Songs through to Boccaccio's Decameron,1 monks and priests are depicted time and again with virtually insatiable sexual appetites, and tastes that might be deemed uncatholic and undiscriminating, to put it mildly.2 The pursuit of sexual gratification has thus long been a staple of this social group's portrayals. Yet as lustful and lascivious as they may seem under many an incisive outsider's pen, their own writings ... Read More
      Keywords: Alfred,; Law; Rape; Christian literature; Monks' writings; Monks; Metaphor; Manuscripts, Medieval; Great Britain; Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern); Women; Middle East; Tragicomedy; Art and literature; Conspiracies; Art, Italian; Renaissance; English literatur
      PubDate: 2017-09-16T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Canine Intercessors And Female Religious Metaphor In Sir Gowther
    • Abstract: The sensationalist opening sequence of the late Middle English poem Sir Gowther (c. 1400) reveals a pattern of male violence and abuse, which locates power in the patriarchal structures of the court, even when it insinuates the destructive and sometimes sterile consequences of hyper-masculinity. This pattern begins with the childless Duke of Austria, who, determined to perpetuate male dynastic succession, attributes his lack of an heir to his Duchess's barrenness, which entitles him to seek out other women.1 The pressure to correct her husband's accusation and assuage his anger drives the Duchess to pray for help, but her plea is answered with yet another punishment against her: she is seduced by a fiend disguised ... Read More
      Keywords: Alfred,; Law; Rape; Christian literature; Monks' writings; Monks; Metaphor; Manuscripts, Medieval; Great Britain; Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern); Women; Middle East; Tragicomedy; Art and literature; Conspiracies; Art, Italian; Renaissance; English literatur
      PubDate: 2017-09-16T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • "That Sche Schulde Not Etyn Alone": Food, Community, And Authority In The
           Book Of Margery Kempe
    • Abstract: The Book of Margery Kempe begins with an epiphany that illustrates provocatively Margery Kempe's complex and under-explored relationship with food, a relationship which pervades the book and has a central place in Kempe's connection to community. After a long and difficult illness following the birth of her first child, Margery1 has a vision of Christ, who visits her bedside: dressed in a purple cloak, gazing at her sweetly, he reassures her that he has never forsaken her. Margery is immediately restored. She calls for her husband and servants, and requests that they return the key to her buttery, so that she might partake in meat and drink for the first time since her sickness began.And anoon the creature was ... Read More
      Keywords: Alfred,; Law; Rape; Christian literature; Monks' writings; Monks; Metaphor; Manuscripts, Medieval; Great Britain; Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern); Women; Middle East; Tragicomedy; Art and literature; Conspiracies; Art, Italian; Renaissance; English literatur
      PubDate: 2017-09-16T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • A Woman's Role: How Scribes Depicted Women On The Fifteenth-Century
           Canterbury Roll
    • Abstract: Women who helped establish the legitimacy of a king's claim to the throne were worthy of note. This is one view depicted on the Canterbury Roll, a genealogy created before the Wars of the Roses and finished following the Yorkist takeover.1 The women included on the manuscript who failed in this task had their actions downplayed or were portrayed in a negative light. In the words of Anthony Pollard, the Wars of the Roses "stand in our political vocabulary as a metaphor for the worst kind of anarchy imaginable."2 The manuscript reveals that amidst the chaos experienced in fifteenth-century England, the roll's scribes retained the belief that a woman best suited for marriage to a king was one who would submit to his ... Read More
      Keywords: Alfred,; Law; Rape; Christian literature; Monks' writings; Monks; Metaphor; Manuscripts, Medieval; Great Britain; Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern); Women; Middle East; Tragicomedy; Art and literature; Conspiracies; Art, Italian; Renaissance; English literatur
      PubDate: 2017-09-16T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • "Armed To Point": Sansfoy And Imagining The Orient In Book I Of Edmund
           Spenser's The Faerie Queene
    • Abstract: It is often assumed that the early modern self-image necessarily emasculated the Eastern Other; in order for the West to stand for masculine qualities of control, the East must become feminine and full of wanton passions. Much of Edward W. Said's seminal text Orientalism assumes an unequally weighted relationship between West and East, one conceived in the Renaissance era and continuing through the present time. He writes, "[T]he essence of Orientalism is the ineradicable distinction between Western superiority and Oriental inferiority."1 More recent scholarship expands on Said's work by examining the complicated origins of Occidental conceptions of the East. As Pramod Nayar observes, the English nation did not ... Read More
      Keywords: Alfred,; Law; Rape; Christian literature; Monks' writings; Monks; Metaphor; Manuscripts, Medieval; Great Britain; Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern); Women; Middle East; Tragicomedy; Art and literature; Conspiracies; Art, Italian; Renaissance; English literatur
      PubDate: 2017-09-16T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Representing Power: The Tragicomic Performance Of Private And Public
           Selves In Lope De Vega's El Castigo Sin Venganza
    • Abstract: Written during a period of crisis and decadence for the Spanish monarchy,1 and perhaps the most painful in the life of Lope de Vega,2 we could speculate that the existence of El castigo sin venganza has always been associated with controversy, considering it was staged in court for scarcely one day in 1632.3 Essentially belonging to the sub-genre of the court drama, even though it delves into a subject matter that falls under the purview of the drama of honor, Lope's play unfolds with a baroque density to develop the complex tale of a womanizing Duke that redeems himself through religious warfare, and returns to Ferrara only to find out that an adulterous relationship has been taking place between his young wife ... Read More
      Keywords: Alfred,; Law; Rape; Christian literature; Monks' writings; Monks; Metaphor; Manuscripts, Medieval; Great Britain; Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern); Women; Middle East; Tragicomedy; Art and literature; Conspiracies; Art, Italian; Renaissance; English literatur
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  • Renaissance Conspiracies in Nineteenth-Century Italian Art: The
           Rediscovery of History between Literature and Visual Culture
    • Abstract: The topic of conspiracy enjoyed considerable diffusion in Italian Renaissance literature, especially in the second half of the fifteenth century, when the instability of the newly settled political states led to the proliferation of internal conflicts and political plots throughout Italy. This crucial issue for the maintenance of political systems in the early modern age was not only at the core of the political debate, as a matter concerning both internal and foreign politics of states, but it was also transposed into literature. The matter of plots affected the wider dimension of Renaissance culture and became, as I shall illustrate, one of the main subjects of monographic historical texts in the fifteenth ... Read More
      Keywords: Alfred,; Law; Rape; Christian literature; Monks' writings; Monks; Metaphor; Manuscripts, Medieval; Great Britain; Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern); Women; Middle East; Tragicomedy; Art and literature; Conspiracies; Art, Italian; Renaissance; English literatur
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  • Untold Futures: Time and Literary Culture in Renaissance England by J. K.
           Barret (review)
    • Abstract: J. K. Barret's excellently penned monograph begins, as it ends, with a close reading. To introduce the question of temporality as represented in the literature of early modern England, Barret turns first to Philip Sidney's Arcadia, arguing that one of the narrative's love stories hinges on the way the two relevant parties, Cleophila and Pyrocles, understand and conceive of their own futures. "[T]hough not its main subject," Barret writes, "references to the future are part of the architecture that supports and constructs the amorous encounter" (3). At the heart of their relationship rests an unusual binary, articulated by Cleophila as a tension between "never been" and "ever been"; the idea that their path was ... Read More
      Keywords: Alfred,; Law; Rape; Christian literature; Monks' writings; Monks; Metaphor; Manuscripts, Medieval; Great Britain; Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern); Women; Middle East; Tragicomedy; Art and literature; Conspiracies; Art, Italian; Renaissance; English literatur
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  • Shipwreck Modernity: Ecologies of Globalization, 1550–1719 by Steve
           Mentz (review)
    • Abstract: In Shipwreck Modernity, Ecologies of Globalization, 1550–1719 Steve Mentz sets out to disrupt the traditional linear narrative of modernity that posits the Renaissance as a rupture that began the modern era. Scholars of the Renaissance, from Jacob Burkhardt to Stephen Greenblatt, have argued that in attempting to revive the worldview and aesthetics of the Classical era, Greenblatt's "swerve," Renaissance humanists set the stage for modernity. Mentz contends that this paradigm of early modernity as a necessary break initiating the development of modernity, most notably and recently celebrated by Stephen Greenblatt in his Pulitzer Prize winning book The Swerve: How the World Became Modern (2012), misses the ... Read More
      Keywords: Alfred,; Law; Rape; Christian literature; Monks' writings; Monks; Metaphor; Manuscripts, Medieval; Great Britain; Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern); Women; Middle East; Tragicomedy; Art and literature; Conspiracies; Art, Italian; Renaissance; English literatur
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  • The Silk Industries of Medieval Paris: Artisanal Migration, Technological
           Innovation, and Gendered Experience by Sharon Farmer (review)
    • Abstract: The goal of this study is to establish that Paris really did have a silk cloth industry in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries and that this industry played an important role in the local economy, particularly as a source of employment for women. The study also traces the long-distance immigration of skilled silk artisans from the Mediterranean basin to Northern France, and the attendant travel of luxury silk technology from ancient centers of silk production to Northern and Western Europe. As a result, it contributes to the growing body of academic discourse on issues of migration, cultural difference, and gender in the High and Late French Middle Ages, particularly as these issues dialogue with myths of ... Read More
      Keywords: Alfred,; Law; Rape; Christian literature; Monks' writings; Monks; Metaphor; Manuscripts, Medieval; Great Britain; Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern); Women; Middle East; Tragicomedy; Art and literature; Conspiracies; Art, Italian; Renaissance; English literatur
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  • Habitual Offenders: A True Tale of Nuns, Prostitutes and Murderers in
           17th-Century Italy by Craig A. Monson (review)
    • Abstract: Craig A. Monson's Habitual Offenders provides a third installment to his previous Nuns Behaving Badly (2010) and Divas in the Convent (1995; 2012), both examinations of transgressive nuns in seventeenth-century Italy. Habitual Offenders focuses on a single murder case in Bologna, in which two nuns, Suor Laura Vittoria Regi, and Suor Silveria Catterina Pasi, were murdered after a planned flight from their convent. In relating the local scandal, political intrigue, and criminal investigation of the case, Monson seeks to provide "a microhistory of crime and punishment in seventeenth-century Bologna, one that puts faces on people 'of the ordinary sort' from Italy's backstreets and back stairs, seldom encountered in ... Read More
      Keywords: Alfred,; Law; Rape; Christian literature; Monks' writings; Monks; Metaphor; Manuscripts, Medieval; Great Britain; Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern); Women; Middle East; Tragicomedy; Art and literature; Conspiracies; Art, Italian; Renaissance; English literatur
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  • Tales from the Long Twelfth Century: The Rise and Fall of the Angevin
           Empire by Richard Huscroft (review)
    • Abstract: Tales from the Long Twelfth Century felicitously opens with a fairytale. According to folklore of Northern France, the Angevin dynasty was descended on its matrilineal side from a magical creature named Melusine. Half siren and half she-devil, the beautiful Melusine married the Comte D'Anjou, who begot upon her sons, as described by the author Richard Huscroft, of "ferocious tempers and tyrannical leanings" (xx). In his Tales, subtitled The Rise and Fall of the Angevin Empire, historian Huscroft seeks to set out an innovative overview of the family that ruled vast territories in England and France during a tempestuous century. In actuality descended from the seed of William the Conqueror rather than from a ... Read More
      Keywords: Alfred,; Law; Rape; Christian literature; Monks' writings; Monks; Metaphor; Manuscripts, Medieval; Great Britain; Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern); Women; Middle East; Tragicomedy; Art and literature; Conspiracies; Art, Italian; Renaissance; English literatur
      PubDate: 2017-09-16T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Cooking and Eating in Renaissance Italy by Katherine A. McIver, and:
           Medieval Tastes. Food, Cooking and the Table by Massimo Montanari (review)
           
    • Abstract: What was "the time of lard" in medieval Tuscany (43)' What are "civilizing plants"' (55) When did cow's milk overtake ewe's milk as producing the superior, most desirable cheese' Why was the flesh of winged creatures favored over that of terrestrial animals in medieval monasteries' Among the many intriguing curiosities in Massimo Montanari's erudite, provocative and delightful text on Medieval cooking and food are the responses to such questions. They are more than footnotes to this book, however; they are elements within a thoughtful exploration of the modalities of how and why culinary practices and tastes changed over time. In the same year, Katherine McIver published a quite different type of book on cooking ... Read More
      Keywords: Alfred,; Law; Rape; Christian literature; Monks' writings; Monks; Metaphor; Manuscripts, Medieval; Great Britain; Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern); Women; Middle East; Tragicomedy; Art and literature; Conspiracies; Art, Italian; Renaissance; English literatur
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  • Civic Community in Late Medieval Lincoln: Urban Society and Economy in the
           Age of the Black Death, 1289–1409 by Alan Kissane (review)
    • Abstract: There has been considerable debate and constant scholarship devoted to the developments surrounding the fourteenth century which, on the basis of the interest of much of that historiography, can be convincingly termed "the age of the Black Death." Alan Kissane's recent monograph, Civic Community in Late Medieval Lincoln: Urban Society and Economy in the Age of the Black Death, 1289-1409, is set squarely within these debates with particular attention to the English context, while arguing against the more schematic traditional view of urban decline. Kissane argues that such conceptions, though a somewhat useful reflection of the upheavals of the time, often obscured the potential variety of communal responses to the ... Read More
      Keywords: Alfred,; Law; Rape; Christian literature; Monks' writings; Monks; Metaphor; Manuscripts, Medieval; Great Britain; Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern); Women; Middle East; Tragicomedy; Art and literature; Conspiracies; Art, Italian; Renaissance; English literatur
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  • Elf Queens and Holy Friars, Fairy Beliefs and the Medieval Church by
           Richard Firth Green (review)
    • Abstract: There was a monk, the prior of his monastery, who sat out in the garden and listened to the song of a bird while contemplating the things after death, especially paradise. After a while he returned to the monastery where to his astonishment nobody recognized him. In trying to identify him the monks eventually found a book that recorded his name as the prior three hundred years past. This monastic fable has its roots deep in stories about travel to fairyland, even if the conventual setting prevents any direct reference to elves. How did these two worlds, the domain of the church and the land of the fairies interact with each other' Elf Queens and Holy Friars by Richard Firth Green aims to explore this dynamic ... Read More
      Keywords: Alfred,; Law; Rape; Christian literature; Monks' writings; Monks; Metaphor; Manuscripts, Medieval; Great Britain; Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern); Women; Middle East; Tragicomedy; Art and literature; Conspiracies; Art, Italian; Renaissance; English literatur
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  • Clare of Assisi and the Thirteenth Century Church: Religious Women, Rules,
           and Resistance by Catherine M. Mooney (review)
    • Abstract: The topic of this study is Clare of Assisi's effort to protect her order's commitment to poverty against the encroachments of a papacy determined to organize and regulate communities of religious women in the thirteenth century. The originality of this study resides in its methodological approach; Mooney does not propose a biography of Clare, but rather a profile based on rigorous adherence to the chronology of sources. Her efforts to contextualize Clare's resistance within a broader trend of religious women highlights the complex networks of actors surrounding her, including Pope Gregory IX and Cardinal Protector Rainaldo of Jenne, each of whom played a pivotal role in shaping the Order of San Damiano and the ... Read More
      Keywords: Alfred,; Law; Rape; Christian literature; Monks' writings; Monks; Metaphor; Manuscripts, Medieval; Great Britain; Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern); Women; Middle East; Tragicomedy; Art and literature; Conspiracies; Art, Italian; Renaissance; English literatur
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  • The Empire and the End of Time: Identity and Reform in Late Medieval
           Prophecy by Frances Courtney Kneupper (review)
    • Abstract: Interest in Medieval prophecy as a characteristic quality of most religious writing in Europe has long caught the attention of scholars studying the intersections of mysticism, exegesis, and politics. Case studies on prophetic rhetoric and poetry are rightly considered from the viewpoint of a long trail of religious expression that spans centuries and manifests itself in different fashion according to the particular socio-political circumstances of the prophet. Jan Wojcik and Raymond-Jean Frontain, with Poetic Prophecy in Western Literature (1984), Marjorie Reeves, in The Influence of Prophecy in the Later Middle Ages (1969), or Christian Prophecy and the Post Biblical Tradition, by Niels Christian Hvidt (2011) ... Read More
      Keywords: Alfred,; Law; Rape; Christian literature; Monks' writings; Monks; Metaphor; Manuscripts, Medieval; Great Britain; Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern); Women; Middle East; Tragicomedy; Art and literature; Conspiracies; Art, Italian; Renaissance; English literatur
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  • The Mirror in Medieval and Early Modern Culture: Specular Reflections ed.
           by Nancy M. Frelick (review)
    • Abstract: The essays in Nancy M. Frelick's book highlight the position of the mirror in medieval and early modern culture by juxtaposing the literal object and linguistic, philosophical, and artistic signs of the mirror. The essays were originally part of a larger international conference, Specular Reflections: The Mirror in Medieval and Early Modern Culture, held at the University of British Columbia on March 2012. In her introduction, Frelick notes the multiplicity of the mirror in the premodern era because:It thus functioned as an aid to self-examination, self-knowledge, and 'self-fashioning' (to borrow Stephen Greenblatt's term). By extension, mirrors were therefore associated with both self-improvement (moral ... Read More
      Keywords: Alfred,; Law; Rape; Christian literature; Monks' writings; Monks; Metaphor; Manuscripts, Medieval; Great Britain; Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern); Women; Middle East; Tragicomedy; Art and literature; Conspiracies; Art, Italian; Renaissance; English literatur
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  • Making Love in the Twelfth Century: "Letters of Two Lovers" in Context. A
           new translation with commentary by Barbara Newman by Barbara Newman
           (review)
    • Abstract: Only a scholar like Barbara Newman, with vast experience in medieval amatory literature, could accomplish what she has in this new translation and commentary on the twelfth-century "Letters of Two Lovers" [Epistolae duorum amantium or EDA], aka the "Lost Letters of Abelard and Heloise" as Constance Mews had deemed them in a translation of that name from 1999 (second edition 2008). The volume also includes the "Love Letters from Tegernsee," a set of mostly female-authored letters from Germany "presumably in an abbey of nuns or canonesses" (229). Newman takes pride in presenting these Tegernsee texts because they are generally unfamiliar to the Anglophone world; they include two "effusive letters to male friends and ... Read More
      Keywords: Alfred,; Law; Rape; Christian literature; Monks' writings; Monks; Metaphor; Manuscripts, Medieval; Great Britain; Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern); Women; Middle East; Tragicomedy; Art and literature; Conspiracies; Art, Italian; Renaissance; English literatur
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  • Medievalism: A Critical History by David Matthews (review)
    • Abstract: In his introduction, David Matthews explores with an astonishing precision the fluctuating tasks of Medievalism Studies: hunting the "ghostly memories of the Middle Ages shadowing modernity." First, he distinguishes medievalism from its "long-established parent" (1), Medieval Studies. The latter involves the studies concerning a specific period, but the former, as T. A. Shippey wrote on the website of the journal Studies in Medievalism, investigates the "responses to the Middle Ages at all periods since a sense of the mediaeval began to develop" (165). Second, Matthews explains the history of Medievalism Studies and their political and sociological implications. His aim in this three-section work is "neither ... Read More
      Keywords: Alfred,; Law; Rape; Christian literature; Monks' writings; Monks; Metaphor; Manuscripts, Medieval; Great Britain; Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern); Women; Middle East; Tragicomedy; Art and literature; Conspiracies; Art, Italian; Renaissance; English literatur
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  • Medievalism Key Critical Terms eds. by Elizabeth Emery and Richard Utz
           (review)
    • Abstract: The volume Medievalism Key Critical Terms edited by Elizabeth Emery and Richard Utz appeared in 2014 in the collection "Medievalism" (D. S. Brewer Editions) that compiles works treating the influence and appearance of 'the medieval' in the society and culture of later ages.The directors begin their introduction with a tribute to Leslie J. Workman and Kathleen Verduin, the initiators of "medievalism" throughout the 1980s and 1990s. The project of such a dictionary was initially Leslie Workman's but remained incomplete at 2001, the year of his death. With the present volume, directors do not hope to be as comprehensive as an encyclopedia, but they wish to follow the intuition of Workman and deepen the "terms used ... Read More
      Keywords: Alfred,; Law; Rape; Christian literature; Monks' writings; Monks; Metaphor; Manuscripts, Medieval; Great Britain; Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern); Women; Middle East; Tragicomedy; Art and literature; Conspiracies; Art, Italian; Renaissance; English literatur
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  • Debating Medieval Natural Law: A Survey by Riccardo Saccenti (review)
    • Abstract: Few areas of inquiry require a road map to the secondary scholarship as desperately as the history of human rights and natural law jurisprudence. Thankfully, Riccardo Saccenti's new literature review of numerous legal historians restrains itself to a highly readable eighty pages, and maintains a careful balance among numerous historiographies. In addition, copious notes and lengthy citations from primary and secondary sources make this text extremely useful for the researcher who wishes to focus on a specific angle of medieval natural law. Saccenti is as conversant with the historical sources and their philosophical contexts as he is with the long history of their interpretation in the modern period. His excellent ... Read More
      Keywords: Alfred,; Law; Rape; Christian literature; Monks' writings; Monks; Metaphor; Manuscripts, Medieval; Great Britain; Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern); Women; Middle East; Tragicomedy; Art and literature; Conspiracies; Art, Italian; Renaissance; English literatur
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  • Dante's Idea of Friendship: The Transformation of a Classical Concept by
           Filippa Modesto (review)
    • Abstract: In this warm and welcoming book, without jargon and without any particular theoretical burden, Filippa Modesto traces the history of friendship from Classical, Early Christian, and medieval times in order to understand its importance in Dante's Convivio, Vita Nuova, and Commedia. The book is well focused, clearly printed, and handsomely produced (though it is glued and not sewn). Modesto writes in a very humane style, as if enjoying her subject and the intimacy inherent in it, and speaks to readers in a friendly and engaging mode. Modesto seeks to remedy what she sees as a dearth of scholarship on friendship in Dante, despite the obvious importance of personal relationships in his works, and she makes thorough use ... Read More
      Keywords: Alfred,; Law; Rape; Christian literature; Monks' writings; Monks; Metaphor; Manuscripts, Medieval; Great Britain; Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern); Women; Middle East; Tragicomedy; Art and literature; Conspiracies; Art, Italian; Renaissance; English literatur
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  • Sicily: Culture and Conquest by Dirk Booms and Peter Higgs (review)
    • Abstract: With the recent publications of Sicily in the Early Medieval Mediterranean (Sarah Davis-Secord, 2017) and Sicily: Culture and Conquest, the Cornell University Press has provided some well-deserved support for the island's pre-modern history as of late. These two books are complementary. While the former work is a very accessible textbook of the Byzantine through Norman eras, the latter—which is the focus of this review—was produced as a companion for the eponymous exhibit at the British Museum in 2016.By gathering artifacts from an impressive array of European institutions, the British Museum introduced the general public to Sicily's earliest history though the Swabian era. Thanks to the work of the institution's ... Read More
      Keywords: Alfred,; Law; Rape; Christian literature; Monks' writings; Monks; Metaphor; Manuscripts, Medieval; Great Britain; Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern); Women; Middle East; Tragicomedy; Art and literature; Conspiracies; Art, Italian; Renaissance; English literatur
      PubDate: 2017-09-16T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Ollam: Studies in Gaelic and Related Tradition in Honor of Tomás Ó
           Cathasaigh ed. by Matthieu Boyd (review)
    • Abstract: It is a great pleasure to have the opportunity to read and review this magnificent festschrift dedicated to celebrating the career of Tomás Ó Cathasaigh, emeritus professor of the Department of Celtic Languages and Literature at Harvard University. The volume's 21 contributions are arranged in a sequence mirroring the chronological development of the Irish language from the Old Irish period to the early nineteenth century, and is divided in good Celtic fashion into three thematic sections concerned with heroes, law and language, and poetry.Ó Cathasaigh is a prominent scholar of the literature of Early Medieval Ireland, and wrote a study of the heroic biography of the legendary chieftain Cormac Mac Airt, relying ... Read More
      Keywords: Alfred,; Law; Rape; Christian literature; Monks' writings; Monks; Metaphor; Manuscripts, Medieval; Great Britain; Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern); Women; Middle East; Tragicomedy; Art and literature; Conspiracies; Art, Italian; Renaissance; English literatur
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  • Vico's New Science of the Intersubjective World by Vittorio Hösle
           (review)
    • Abstract: I found Francis R. Hittinger's translation of Vittorio Hösle's Vico's New Science of the Intersubjective World, approachable and informative, and very helpful as an introduction to the original work of Vico Giambattista. Hösle's work aims to give a fundamental preparation for a "precise study of the Scienza nuova" (4), providing the reader with "the necessary categories and context, and to familiarize him or her with the most important moments in the critical debate on Vico" (4). It is the purpose of this review to determine whether the goal of the author was fully achieved.Hittinger's translation makes accessible Hösle's brilliant elucidation of Vico's Scienza Nuova to the graduate level philosopher, theologian ... Read More
      Keywords: Alfred,; Law; Rape; Christian literature; Monks' writings; Monks; Metaphor; Manuscripts, Medieval; Great Britain; Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern); Women; Middle East; Tragicomedy; Art and literature; Conspiracies; Art, Italian; Renaissance; English literatur
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  • Nowhere in the Middle Ages by Karma Lochrie (review)
    • Abstract: The prefatory material to Thomas More's Utopia (1516) includes a verse in which the island of Utopia itself speaks: "Utopus my ruler, converted me, formerly not an island, into an island. Alone of all lands, without the aid of abstract philosophy, I have represented for mortals the philosophical city." In this prosopopoeia, Utopia declares itself to be created ex nihilo, apart from everything that has come before. As Karma Lochrie argues in Nowhere in the Middle Ages, Renaissance scholarship has mimicked Utopus, "cordon[ing] off Thomas More and the book, Utopia for modernity" (181–182). The aim of Lochrie's masterful book is to overturn this commonplace, to unmoor utopia from More and locate utopianism in the ... Read More
      Keywords: Alfred,; Law; Rape; Christian literature; Monks' writings; Monks; Metaphor; Manuscripts, Medieval; Great Britain; Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern); Women; Middle East; Tragicomedy; Art and literature; Conspiracies; Art, Italian; Renaissance; English literatur
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  • The Arras Witch Treatises ed. by Andrew Colin Gow etal. (review)
    • Abstract: This sourcebook arrives in the reader's hands through a combination of chance and meticulous, drawn-out labor. The impetus for producing The Arras Witch Treatises came from the accidental discovery in 2005 of a manuscript version of Johannes Tinctor's Invectives contra la secte de vauderie (Invectives Against the Sect of Witches, c. 1465). Two of the book's editors, Andrew Colin Gow and Robert B. Desjardins, happened upon a rare copy of Tinctor's treatise in the Bruce Peel Special Collections library at the University of Alberta where it had lain dormant, miscataloged, and virtually unknown to scholars since 1988. For over a decade, Gow and Desjardins, along with François V. Pageau, who joined as co-editor in 2012 ... Read More
      Keywords: Alfred,; Law; Rape; Christian literature; Monks' writings; Monks; Metaphor; Manuscripts, Medieval; Great Britain; Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern); Women; Middle East; Tragicomedy; Art and literature; Conspiracies; Art, Italian; Renaissance; English literatur
      PubDate: 2017-09-16T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Vacant See in Early Modern Rome. A Social History of the Papal
           Interregnum by John Hunt (review)
    • Abstract: John Hunt's recent book lays bare the fascinating world of the papal interregnum that made its brief, fleeting appearance upon the death (or indeed suspicion of death) to the election of a new successor to the See of Saint Peter from the middle of the sixteenth century until the end of the seventeenth. This is social history of the best kind as Hunt fleshes out the daily life of Romans of all walks of life and the many forenses either permanently living in the city or having gone there as part of the complex machinations involved in the death of one pontiff and the choice of another. The book makes for a gripping, delightful read and asks many questions regarding popular political expression and consciousness in ... Read More
      Keywords: Alfred,; Law; Rape; Christian literature; Monks' writings; Monks; Metaphor; Manuscripts, Medieval; Great Britain; Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern); Women; Middle East; Tragicomedy; Art and literature; Conspiracies; Art, Italian; Renaissance; English literatur
      PubDate: 2017-09-16T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Immagini dei predicatori e della predicazione in Italia alla fine del
           Medioevo by Roberto Rusconi (review)
    • Abstract: Roberto Rusconi's Immagini dei predicatori e della predicazione in Italia alla fine del Medioevo addresses the representations of preaching in late medieval Italy. The book begins with "Retractatio," the piece which could to be translated as "Reflections." In the "Retractatio," Rusconi briefly introduces the idea of the volume: to collect his previous articles on the representations of sermons and preachers in both literary and iconographical material. According to him, studying the representations of medieval preaching is closely connected to hagiographical studies, and it allows us to take a closer look to the margins of the medieval society. The essays are collected from the author's vast production from the ... Read More
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  • Orderic Vitalis: Life, Works and Interpretations ed. by Charles C. Rozier
           etal. (review)
    • Abstract: The editors of Orderic Vitalis: Life, Works and Interpretations divide the book into three sections based on general approaches to Orderic and his writings. The first five investigate elements of Orderic's life. Elisabeth van Houts offers details found in Historia Ecclesiastica about Orderic's childhood and father, Odelarius of Orleans. She concludes that medieval people were aware of and concerned about participating in multiple communities. Orderic felt abandoned by his father, and raised questions about the duties of Odelarius as both a cleric and father. A married cleric was an untenable dual role in the late eleventh century and, according to Orderic, part of his father's penance to correct this sin was to ... Read More
      Keywords: Alfred,; Law; Rape; Christian literature; Monks' writings; Monks; Metaphor; Manuscripts, Medieval; Great Britain; Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern); Women; Middle East; Tragicomedy; Art and literature; Conspiracies; Art, Italian; Renaissance; English literatur
      PubDate: 2017-09-16T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Recounting Deviance: Forms And Practices Of Presenting Divergent Behaviour
           In The Late Middle Ages And Early Modern Period ed. by Jörg Rogge
           (review)
    • Abstract: Jorg Rogge's edited volume of essays considers the nature of "deviance" and the relationship between "recounting deviance" and the actual divergent event. The articles in this collection all look at examples of recounted religious, social, or political deviance during the fifteenth through eighteenth centuries (largely from court records and Inquisitor trials) to analyze the nature and bounds of deviance as a socially defined phenomenon. Rogge defines "deviance" in his introduction as the "behavioural divergence" from perceived "social norms," which are gradually translated into "specific rules of conduct or codes of behavior" (9). The authors all consider how such divergent behavior was recounted, defined, and ... Read More
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  • Transformations of Petrarch in Nineteenth-Century France by Jennifer
           Rushworth (review)
    • Abstract: This thoroughly researched work by Jennifer Rushworth comes in the wake of Petrarchism and more generally of Medievalism Studies. The political and sociological analysis, led through the prism of Petrarch's reception, are particularly interesting and they also situate this work within the broader discipline of Cultural Studies.The author aims "to explore the specifically French motivation behind the reception of Petrarch in the nineteenth century and to investigate the different forms that this reception took" (2). The volume studies the reception of Petrarch's poetry through its French transformations in its broader sense—that includes translations and rewritings. While Rushworth's study is only focused on the ... Read More
      Keywords: Alfred,; Law; Rape; Christian literature; Monks' writings; Monks; Metaphor; Manuscripts, Medieval; Great Britain; Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern); Women; Middle East; Tragicomedy; Art and literature; Conspiracies; Art, Italian; Renaissance; English literatur
      PubDate: 2017-09-16T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Cluny and the Muslims of La Garde-Freinet: Hagiography and the Problem of
           Islam in Medieval Europe by Scott G. Bruce (review)
    • Abstract: In a compact investigation into southern Europe's relationship with Islam, ScottG. Bruce's Cluny and the Muslims of La Garde-Freinet: Hagiography and the Problem of Islam in Medieval Europe explains the devotional context of the first known written conversion invitation, Summa totius haeresis Sarracenorum (Summary of the Entire Heresy of the Saracens), to a Muslim audience. The author of this invitation is Peter the Venerable (d. 1156), the prolific abbot of Cluny in the twelfth century who is probably most famous for commissioning the first Latin translation of the Qur'an. Through a long and winding method of process of elimination, Bruce advances the suggestion that Peter's treatise was influenced most ... Read More
      Keywords: Alfred,; Law; Rape; Christian literature; Monks' writings; Monks; Metaphor; Manuscripts, Medieval; Great Britain; Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern); Women; Middle East; Tragicomedy; Art and literature; Conspiracies; Art, Italian; Renaissance; English literatur
      PubDate: 2017-09-16T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Middle English Bible: A Reassessment by Henry Ansgar Kelly (review)
    • Abstract: Henry Ansgar Kelly's excellent study of the three texts comprising the Middle English Bible (the Early Early Version, the Early Version, and the Late Version) picks apart centuries of reception and critical history that cast the MEB as the Wycliffite Bible. At most, Kelly argues, we might consider the MEB a "Wycliffian" Bible, a text with a breadth that touched both orthodox and heterodox contributors and readers; at its core, however, the translation project was an orthodox and nonpolemical project. This remained so of the MEB's reception, except where it was influenced by misreadings of the 1407–09 Oxford Constitutions that were sometimes construed to have banned English translations of scripture. This is a ... Read More
      Keywords: Alfred,; Law; Rape; Christian literature; Monks' writings; Monks; Metaphor; Manuscripts, Medieval; Great Britain; Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern); Women; Middle East; Tragicomedy; Art and literature; Conspiracies; Art, Italian; Renaissance; English literatur
      PubDate: 2017-09-16T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Hieronymus Bosch: Visions and Nightmares by Nils Büttner (review)
    • Abstract: An international host of publications and exhibitions have marked the quincentenary of Hieronymus Bosch's death in 1516, including the release in English of Nils Büttner's Hieronymus Bosch, originally published in German in 2012. While Büttner's self-described "history" of Bosch provides few revelations, it is nonetheless a welcome addition in English to the field literature. Putting to rest forever the traditional construct of Bosch the enigmatic, heretical proto-Surrealist, Büttner firmly situates the famous painter within his historical context. Hieronymus Bosch is convincingly articulated a successful artist and well-stationed member of his community, whose paintings were favored by the most conservative ... Read More
      Keywords: Alfred,; Law; Rape; Christian literature; Monks' writings; Monks; Metaphor; Manuscripts, Medieval; Great Britain; Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern); Women; Middle East; Tragicomedy; Art and literature; Conspiracies; Art, Italian; Renaissance; English literatur
      PubDate: 2017-09-16T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Afterlives: The Return of the Dead in the Middle Ages by Nancy Mandeville
           Caciola (review)
    • Abstract: Over the past few decades, the study of the complex relationship between the living and the dead in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages has proven to be an exceptionally fertile area of inquiry, with vital contributions by Peter Brown, Patrick Geary, Éric Rebillard, Robert Bartlett, and Thomas Laqueur, among numerous other scholars. Much of that work has been centered around the cults of the martyrs and saints, with Bartlett's magisterial study, Why Can the Dead Do Such Great Things' Saints and Worshippers from the Martyrs to the Reformation, of particular note among recent publications. Inevitably, saints pass through the macabre mise-en-scène of Nancy Mandeville Caciola's Afterlives: The Return of the Dead in the ... Read More
      Keywords: Alfred,; Law; Rape; Christian literature; Monks' writings; Monks; Metaphor; Manuscripts, Medieval; Great Britain; Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern); Women; Middle East; Tragicomedy; Art and literature; Conspiracies; Art, Italian; Renaissance; English literatur
      PubDate: 2017-09-16T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • An Introduction to "Piers Plowman" by Michael Calabrese (review)
    • Abstract: An Introduction to "Piers Plowman" provides a sophisticated and accessible guide for students who are beginning to study Langland's sprawling masterpiece. Buoyed by his obvious enthusiasm for the poem, Michael Calabrese gives clarity to the poem's frequently disorientating narrative, analyses its political and social commentary, and cajoles his readers into appreciating the poem's artistry.The guide is divided into chapters which consist of a summary and an extended analysis of each section of the poem. The analysis often contains generous quotations from the poem: some familiarity with Middle English is assumed, though most difficult words are glossed. Uniquely among similar student handbooks, Calabrese's ... Read More
      Keywords: Alfred,; Law; Rape; Christian literature; Monks' writings; Monks; Metaphor; Manuscripts, Medieval; Great Britain; Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern); Women; Middle East; Tragicomedy; Art and literature; Conspiracies; Art, Italian; Renaissance; English literatur
      PubDate: 2017-09-16T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Painting the Hortus Deliciarum—Medieval Women, Wisdom, and Time by
           Danielle B. Joyner (review)
    • Abstract: The Hortus deliciarum, which translates into English as "the garden of delights," is an important twelfth-century manuscript because it challenges the traditional view that only men created texts in medieval European culture. The HD was made by women with an immediate female audience in mind beyond the wider audience of men. Danielle B. Joyner has produced a magnificent book on the creation and meaning of the HD. Her informed text connects perfectly with the beautiful images culled from the HD.Unfortunately for medieval purists, the only surviving proof that the HD ever existed comes from later sources. In 1818, Christian Moritz Engelhardt portrayed medieval life as an interpretation of the HD. The mid-nineteenth ... Read More
      Keywords: Alfred,; Law; Rape; Christian literature; Monks' writings; Monks; Metaphor; Manuscripts, Medieval; Great Britain; Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern); Women; Middle East; Tragicomedy; Art and literature; Conspiracies; Art, Italian; Renaissance; English literatur
      PubDate: 2017-09-16T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Translators and their Prologues in Medieval England by Elizabeth Dearnley
           (review)
    • Abstract: This introductory study in Middle English translation theory establishes a solid theoretical basis for further studies of Middle English translators' prologues. Dearnley examines a core corpus of twenty-six prologues, arguing that the emergence of English as a prestige literary language in the fourteenth century makes English translation "a literary tradition in its own right," with "its own critical vocabulary and conventions" (6). She compares Middle English translators' prologues to earlier Latin, French, Germanic, and Anglo-Saxon prologues, as well as to later medieval Middle Dutch prologues, examining iconography, mutli-linguality, the evidence for women translators, and the audiences for Middle English ... Read More
      Keywords: Alfred,; Law; Rape; Christian literature; Monks' writings; Monks; Metaphor; Manuscripts, Medieval; Great Britain; Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern); Women; Middle East; Tragicomedy; Art and literature; Conspiracies; Art, Italian; Renaissance; English literatur
      PubDate: 2017-09-16T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Domesday Now: New Approaches to the Inquest and the Book ed. by David
           Roffe etal. (review)
    • Abstract: Despite the unabated interest in, and studies of, the Domesday inquest and the documents that resulted from it, there remains a lack of scholarly agreement on the purpose for either the inquest or the texts. The contributors to Domesday Now have come to the consensus that the way forward is through a new critical edition of Domesday. Their essays in this volume present new categories of evidence that lay the scholarly foundation for that new edition.In Chapter 1, "Domesday Now: a View from the Stage," the first of his three chapters, editor David Roffe observes that the study of the Domesday inquest, texts, and processes are "not for the faint-hearted" (23). One might make the same claim for Domesday Now: New ... Read More
      Keywords: Alfred,; Law; Rape; Christian literature; Monks' writings; Monks; Metaphor; Manuscripts, Medieval; Great Britain; Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern); Women; Middle East; Tragicomedy; Art and literature; Conspiracies; Art, Italian; Renaissance; English literatur
      PubDate: 2017-09-16T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • King John's Delegation to the Almohad Court (1212): Medieval Religious
           Interactions and Modern Historiography by Ilan Shoval (review)
    • Abstract: Ilan Shoval's book takes as its subject a remarkable episode in Matthew Paris's Chronica Majora. According to Paris, King John of England (1199–1216) sent an embassy to the Almohad caliph al-Nāsir (1199–1213) in which John offered to convert to Islam and to hold the kingdom of England as a tributary of the caliph. Paris then alleges that the caliph, after a brief inquiry into the circumstances of England and King John, contemptuously refused the offer and took the occasion to lecture John's ambassadors on the shamefulness of religious conversion, using the example of St. Paul. The details of the embassy came to Paris' attention, he writes, when Robert of London, one of the envoys, was subsequently rewarded by John ... Read More
      Keywords: Alfred,; Law; Rape; Christian literature; Monks' writings; Monks; Metaphor; Manuscripts, Medieval; Great Britain; Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern); Women; Middle East; Tragicomedy; Art and literature; Conspiracies; Art, Italian; Renaissance; English literatur
      PubDate: 2017-09-16T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Venice and Drawing 1500–1800: Theory, Practice and Collecting by
           Catherine Whistler (review)
    • Abstract: The extraordinary work, Venice and Drawing 1500-1800: Theory, Practice and Collecting, offers a comprehensive overview of the artistic developments of drawing and design made by a host of Venetian artists, from Titian to Tiepolo, expressly focusing on the novel composition practices of disegno in Venice from the early Renaissance to early modern era. Catherine Whistler puts forth a provocative premise that "drawing as an art and practice distinct from painting" will speak to the "terms of the specific environmental and cultural conditions of Venice" and how the "drawing as an art and practice" can still resonate for our modern sensibilities and understanding of artistic and historic designs (xiv). To this point ... Read More
      Keywords: Alfred,; Law; Rape; Christian literature; Monks' writings; Monks; Metaphor; Manuscripts, Medieval; Great Britain; Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern); Women; Middle East; Tragicomedy; Art and literature; Conspiracies; Art, Italian; Renaissance; English literatur
      PubDate: 2017-09-16T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Spanish Golden Age Sonnet transed. by John Rutherford (review)
    • Abstract: The vexed issue of literary translation has stimulated the minds of a wide diversity of writers and critical theorists. From John Dryden to Paula Gunn Allen, Jorge Luis Borges to Houston A. Baker Jr., Joachim du Bellay to John Knox, many figures have sought to celebrate and denigrate, propagandize and dismiss, interrogate and explicate the act of modulating text from one language into another. This is unsurprising, if we consider what translation entails. Incorporating principally engagement and interchange between two discrete languages, it also involves engagement and interchange between texts, writers, cultural contexts of production, and even reader responses. While grimly rendered in David Wyllie's translation ... Read More
      Keywords: Alfred,; Law; Rape; Christian literature; Monks' writings; Monks; Metaphor; Manuscripts, Medieval; Great Britain; Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern); Women; Middle East; Tragicomedy; Art and literature; Conspiracies; Art, Italian; Renaissance; English literatur
      PubDate: 2017-09-16T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Integrated Self: Augustine, The Bible, and Ancient Thought by Brian
           Stock (review)
    • Abstract: The Integrated Self contains a series of thoughtful analyses that explore Augustine of Hippo's notion of the self. Tracing ideas as they develop in Augustine's early, pre-conversion writings, to the realization of a mature philosophy in his Confessions (397–400 CE), Brian Stock argues for an Augustinian configuration of the self that integrates Platonic, Neoplatonic, Stoic and Biblical thinking into a practical philosophy, which helps to lay the foundation for Western thinking about the self. The work is comprised of six chapters (plus an introduction), meant to unpack the various concepts on which Augustine draws for the idea of an integrated self. The first two chapters examine the practice of sacred reading, and ... Read More
      Keywords: Alfred,; Law; Rape; Christian literature; Monks' writings; Monks; Metaphor; Manuscripts, Medieval; Great Britain; Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern); Women; Middle East; Tragicomedy; Art and literature; Conspiracies; Art, Italian; Renaissance; English literatur
      PubDate: 2017-09-16T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Hunt in Arabic Poetry: From Heroic to Lyric to Metapoetic by Jaroslav
           Stetkevych (review)
    • Abstract: In the book entitled, The Hunt in Arabic Poetry: From Heroic to Lyric to Metapoetic, Jaroslav Stetkevych presents an intriguing synthesis of the history of Arabic hunt poetry, from the early Bedouin knightly and heroic ode called the qaṣῑdah, through a more distinctive freer lyric poem called the tardiyyah. Stetkevych pulls together the poetic threads from antiquity to the modern Arabic poetic and metapoetic hunt traditions, by using a simple organized tripartite structure with nine chapters. Seamlessly, Stetkevych offers an eclectic but much focused study that exemplifies several delicately constructed poems in which images of stylized medieval and modern hunt practices become graceful and elevated. In turn, each ... Read More
      Keywords: Alfred,; Law; Rape; Christian literature; Monks' writings; Monks; Metaphor; Manuscripts, Medieval; Great Britain; Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern); Women; Middle East; Tragicomedy; Art and literature; Conspiracies; Art, Italian; Renaissance; English literatur
      PubDate: 2017-09-16T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Roman Charity: Queer Lactations in Early Modern Visual Culture by Jutta
           Gisela Sperling (review)
    • Abstract: Around 31 ce, Valerius Maximus included two curious tales in his Memorable Doings and Sayings that would fascinate artists and writers alike for centuries. In both stories, an adult woman breastfeeds her parent (in one, her mother; in the other, her father) to save the parent from starvation in prison. Whilst the story lived on primarily in written formats in the Middle Ages, it became exceptionally popular as a subject for early modern artists. Sperling has written a book that both documents this popularity and provides provocative suggestions regarding its causes and effects.The subject is certainly transgressive, in particular because the guilt of the parents is uncertain, and so the justice of the daughter's ... Read More
      Keywords: Alfred,; Law; Rape; Christian literature; Monks' writings; Monks; Metaphor; Manuscripts, Medieval; Great Britain; Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern); Women; Middle East; Tragicomedy; Art and literature; Conspiracies; Art, Italian; Renaissance; English literatur
      PubDate: 2017-09-16T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Indecent Exposure: Gender, Politics, and Obscene Comedy in Middle English
           Literature by Nicole Nolan Sidhu (review)
    • Abstract: Perhaps what endears medieval literature to some readers is the presence of ribald comedy in so much of it. Nicole Nolan Sidhu begins her book, Indecent Exposure: Gender, Politics, and Obscene Comedy in Middle English Literature, by reminding readers of that most famous instance of the obscene, Chaucer's Miller's Tale. However, she does not dwell on the titillating details, but rather asks why obscene comedy is so prevalent in English literature of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. She concludes that authors in medieval England use the obscene "to issue critiques of established powers that would have been too dangerous to air in other, less abject, discourses" (14). Though different authors used the obscene ... Read More
      Keywords: Alfred,; Law; Rape; Christian literature; Monks' writings; Monks; Metaphor; Manuscripts, Medieval; Great Britain; Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern); Women; Middle East; Tragicomedy; Art and literature; Conspiracies; Art, Italian; Renaissance; English literatur
      PubDate: 2017-09-16T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Voynich Manuscript ed. by Raymond Clemens (review)
    • Abstract: Every manuscript is a completely unique object in the world. While printing produces so many exact replicas of the same type, no two manuscripts—even copies of the same text—are exactly alike, varying one from another at the very least at the level of minor textual variations, subject as they are to the idiosyncrasies, personality, needs, and mistakes of each individual scribe and his (scribes were usually male) clientele. The uniqueness that a single manuscript can possess is perhaps no clearer to see than in the case of Beinecke MS 408, more commonly known as the Voynich Manuscript, for which no other exemplars, and arguably not even a similar kind of manuscript, is known to exist.The manuscript has 234 pages ... Read More
      Keywords: Alfred,; Law; Rape; Christian literature; Monks' writings; Monks; Metaphor; Manuscripts, Medieval; Great Britain; Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern); Women; Middle East; Tragicomedy; Art and literature; Conspiracies; Art, Italian; Renaissance; English literatur
      PubDate: 2017-09-16T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Texts in Transit in the Medieval Mediterranean eds. by Y. Tzvi Langermann
           and Robert G. Morrison (review)
    • Abstract: This collection of eleven essays grew out of ongoing conversations between editors Y. Tzvi Langermann (Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel) and Robert G. Morrison (Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine), and finds its focus on the history of science and its intersections with religious thought in the medieval Eastern Mediterranean. Within this rough topical frame, the contributors attempt to tackle, through historical and philological approaches, the transit of various texts across the Mediterranean, and the implications of those transits for medieval languages and cultures, with the aim of bettering our understanding of how knowledge was exchanged from one culture to another. In other words, each contribution ... Read More
      Keywords: Alfred,; Law; Rape; Christian literature; Monks' writings; Monks; Metaphor; Manuscripts, Medieval; Great Britain; Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern); Women; Middle East; Tragicomedy; Art and literature; Conspiracies; Art, Italian; Renaissance; English literatur
      PubDate: 2017-09-16T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Mandeville's Travails: Merging Travel, Theory, and Commentary by Francis
           Tobienne, Jr. (review)
    • Abstract: Francis Tobienne, Jr. argues that Mandeville's Travels can be read not only as travel literature but as travel theory, and that this theory offers a new and creative way of reading travel narratives across temporal, geographical, and linguistic borders. This "middling" text, he claims "deals with moments of ambiguity and in-betweenness by applying a critical rubric to the act of traveling itself" (xvii). The rubric is as follows: identify and define a/the problem (in this case, the need to reclaim Jerusalem); make observations; look for regularities; wonder why regularities exist; form a hypothesis; conduct an experiment; and create reproducible results. The fact that the Mandeville-author may or may not have ... Read More
      Keywords: Alfred,; Law; Rape; Christian literature; Monks' writings; Monks; Metaphor; Manuscripts, Medieval; Great Britain; Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern); Women; Middle East; Tragicomedy; Art and literature; Conspiracies; Art, Italian; Renaissance; English literatur
      PubDate: 2017-09-16T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Translating Clergie: Status, Education, and Salvation in
           Thirteenth-Century Vernacular Texts by Claire M. Waters (review)
    • Abstract: Claire M. Waters's Translating Clergie: Status, Education, and Salvation in Thirteenth-Century Vernacular Texts offers a new and much-needed interpretation of post Lantern IV educational reform. She explores thirteenth-century vernacular didactic works, primarily in Anglo-French, whose homilies and narrative texts offered audiences a "new way of imagining themselves as religious subjects" (5). Though often dismissed in secondary literature as "basic" in its educational goals, Waters show how this genre engaged readers and hearers individually and worked to collapse status differences between learned and unlearned members of medieval society.Waters argues that vernacular catechetical works of the thirteenth-century ... Read More
      Keywords: Alfred,; Law; Rape; Christian literature; Monks' writings; Monks; Metaphor; Manuscripts, Medieval; Great Britain; Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern); Women; Middle East; Tragicomedy; Art and literature; Conspiracies; Art, Italian; Renaissance; English literatur
      PubDate: 2017-09-16T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Culture of Food in England 1200–1500 by C. M. Woolgar (review)
    • Abstract: If you lived 600 years ago in England, your life centered around food cultivation, preparation and consumption. Food played an overarching role in people's lives. In The Culture of Food in England 1200-1500, C.M. Woolgar explores the meaning of food and drink and what it can reveal about a culture. Food products were a lot more than mere sustenance in medieval times. Assuredly, the actual diet of medieval England is discussed, but not only that. Also up for discussion are the contexts of acquiring food, cooking, and eating in social groups. Food customs are examined across a wide array of institutions. The role of food is analyzed in such diverse settings as the countryside, civic society, elite groups, monasteries ... Read More
      Keywords: Alfred,; Law; Rape; Christian literature; Monks' writings; Monks; Metaphor; Manuscripts, Medieval; Great Britain; Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern); Women; Middle East; Tragicomedy; Art and literature; Conspiracies; Art, Italian; Renaissance; English literatur
      PubDate: 2017-09-16T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Evagrius and His Legacy eds. by Joel Kalvesmaki and Robin Darling Young
           (review)
    • Abstract: This volume of essays, under the dual editorship of Joel Kalvesmaki, editor in Byzantine studies at Dumbarton Oaks and of the reference work Guide to Evagrius Ponticus (http://evagriusponticus.net), and Robin Darling Young, Associate Professor of Theology and Religious Studies at Catholic University of America, issues from a two-year, cooperative workshop on the fourth-century Christian thinker Evagrius and his legacy at Dumbarton Oaks, with the co-sponsorship of the University of Notre Dame. This collaboration brought together scholars researching in the burgeoning field of Evagriana to present papers as well as several leading scholars in the wider field of Early Christian Studies to respond to their work. The ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2017-09-16T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
 
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