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Download Unveiling Eve: Reading Gender in Medieval Hebrew Literature by Tova Rosen PDF

By Tova Rosen

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Unveiling Eve is the 1st feminist inquiry into the Hebrew poetry and prose kinds cultivated in Muslim and Christian Spain, Italy, and Provence within the 11th via fourteenth centuries. within the Jewish heart a long time, writing used to be an completely male competence, and textual associations reminiscent of the research of scripture, mysticism, philosophy, and liturgy have been men's sanctuaries from which ladies have been banished. those domain names of male expertise—alongside belles lettres, on which Rosen's e-book focuses—served as digital laboratories for experimenting with strategies of femininity and masculinity, hetero- and homosexuality, feminization and virilization, transvestism and transsexuality. Reviewing texts as assorted as love lyric, love tales, marriage debates, rhetorical contests, and liturgical and moralistic items, Tova Rosen considers the positions and positioning of woman figures and feminine voices inside of Jewish male discourse.

The idolization and demonization of ladies found in those texts is learn right here opposed to the historical past of scripture and rabbinic literature in addition to the traditions of chivalry and misogyny within the website hosting Islamic and Christian cultures. Unveiling Eve unravels the literary facts of a patriarchal culture within which girls are commonly rendered nonentities, usually located as abstractions with out our bodies or reified as our bodies with no subjectivities. with no rigidly following anyone institution of feminist considering, Rosen creatively employs a number of methodologies to explain and check the texts' presentation of male sexual politics and delineate how ladies and ideas of gender have been manipulated, fictionalized, fantasized, and poeticized. Inaugurating a brand new period of severe pondering in Hebrew literature, Unveiling Eve penetrates a box of medieval literary scholarship that has, beforehand, confirmed impervious to feminist feedback.

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Download John Skelton and Poetic Authority: Defining the Liberty to by Jane Griffiths PDF

By Jane Griffiths

This is often the 1st book-length research of John Skelton (?1460-1529) for nearly 20 years, and the 1st to hyperlink his poetic idea together with his perform as a author and translator. Reassessing Skelton's position within the English literary canon, it indicates the necessity to re-evaluate the normal contrast among "Medieval" and "Renaissance" poetics.

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Download The Legend of the Grail (Arthurian Studies) by Nigel Bryant PDF

By Nigel Bryant

The hunt for the Holy Grail is without doubt one of the most vital components within the tale of King Arthur. but even one of many drawn to the tales of the around desk, only a few have learn at the start hand the medieval masterpieces which, over a interval of a few 40 years within the overdue 12th and early 13th centuries, built what should be known as the legend of the Grail. The romances, filled with bewildering contradictions and composed via a couple of varied writers in lots of various languages, weigh down with the unwieldy nature of the fabric and their wealth of ingenious element. This quantity interweaves the vital motifs and narrative strands of the entire unique Grail romances and constructs a unmarried, constant and available model of the Grail tale, tracing with transparent precision the advance of its mysterious and effective subject.

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Download Ich und sie, du und ich: Vom Minnelied zum Liebeslied by Johannes Janota PDF

By Johannes Janota

While the medieval minnelied speaks of the unfulfilled wooing of an unapproachable woman, the trendy love music bargains with the chequered dating of a lover along with his cherished. the current examine is the 1st to investigate into the various literary and ancient components which resulted in the minnelied being outmoded by way of the affection track and to the affection song's good fortune within the glossy age. opposite to what used to be maintained through earlier learn, those transition strategies should be traced again to the 1st half the 14th century.

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Download Making Mockery: The Poetics of Ancient Satire (Classical by Ralph Rosen PDF

By Ralph Rosen

Making Mockery explores the dynamics of comedian mockery and satire in Greek and Roman poetry, and argues that poets operating with such fabric composed based on shared typical rules and literary protocols. It encourages a synoptic, synchronic view of such poetry, from archaic iambus via Roman satire, and argues that if we will take pleasure in the summary poetics of mockery that governs person poets in such genres, we will be able to we higher know how such poetry functioned in its personal historic moment.Rosen examines particularly a number of the concepts deployed by way of historical satirical poets to enlist the sympathies of a putative viewers, persuade them of the justice in their indignation and the legitimacy in their own assaults. The mocking satirist on the peak of his strength is still elusive and paradoxical--a determine of self-constructed abjection, but conceited and sarcastic while; a determine whose speech will be self-righteous one second, yet scandalous the subsequent; who will insist at the "reality" of his poetry, yet make it transparent that this fact is often mediated through an inescapable flow in the direction of fictionality. whereas students have usually, in precept, stated the strength of irony, persona-construction and different such units wherein satirists destabilize their claims, quite often in practice--especially whilst contemplating person satirists in isolation from others--they too succumb to the satirist's invitation to take what he says at face price. regardless of the delicate serious instruments they could convey to endure on satirical texts, consequently, classicists nonetheless are inclined to deal with such poets eventually as monochromatically angry, vindictive members on a real self-righteous venture. This examine, even if, argues that a ways subtler research of the competitive, poeticized topic in Classical antiquity--its goal, and its audience--is known as for.

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Download Enrico Dandolo and the Rise of Venice by Thomas F. Madden PDF

By Thomas F. Madden

Between the 11th and 13th centuries, Venice remodeled itself from a suffering service provider commune to a robust maritime empire that may form occasions within the Mediterranean for the following 400 years. during this magisterial new e-book on medieval Venice, Thomas F. Madden lines the city-state's outstanding upward push in the course of the lifetime of Enrico Dandolo (c. 1107–1205), who governed Venice as doge from 1192 till his dying. The scion of a wealthy service provider family members deeply serious about politics, faith, and international relations, Dandolo led Venice's forces in the course of the disastrous Fourth campaign (1201–1204), which got down to triumph over Islamic Egypt yet as an alternative destroyed Christian Byzantium. but regardless of his impact at the process Venetian history,we be aware of little approximately Dandolo, and lots more and plenty of what's identified has been distorted by way of myth.

The first full-length examine dedicated to Dandolo's lifestyles and instances, Enrico Dandolo and the increase of Venice corrects the various misconceptions approximately him that experience gathered over the centuries, supplying a correct and incisive evaluation of Dandolo's causes, skills, and achievements as doge, in addition to his role—and Venice's—in the Fourth campaign. Madden additionally examines the capacity and strategies wherein the Dandolo kin rose to prominence throughout the previous century, hence illuminating medieval Venice's singular political, social, and non secular surroundings. Culminating with the hindrance prompted via the failure of the Fourth campaign, Madden's groundbreaking paintings finds the level to which Dandolo and his successors grew to become torn among the anxieties and apprehensions of Venice's voters and its escalating tasks as a Mediterranean power.

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Download Reception and memory : a cognitive approach to the Chansons by Paula Leverage PDF

By Paula Leverage

This publication is the 1st cognitive literary research within the box of medieval French literature. As such, it specializes in the query of viewers within the previous French epic poems referred to as chansons de geste. Bringing to endure proof from ancient, literary, and manuscript resources, from the point of view of cognitive concept, Leverage demonstrates that there have been a number of, advanced audiences of the poems, and that universal to every was once a extra own, engaged, emotive dating with the poems than has been famous formerly. primary to the audience's adventure of the poems and to the cultured of the style, is reminiscence, either within the experience of a cognitive technique and as a idea that has occupied the curiosity of rhetoricians and philosophers from Antiquity to the current. The publication is of curiosity to medievalists, cognitive theorists, and cognitive scientists operating in memory-based textual content processing

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Download Locating Privacy in Tudor London by Lena Cowen Orlin PDF

By Lena Cowen Orlin

Locating privateness in Tudor London asks new questions on the place inner most existence was once lived within the early glossy interval, approximately the place facts of it's been preserved, and approximately how innovative and coherent its heritage should be stated to were. The Renaissance and the Reformation are in general taken to have produced major advances in individuality, subjectivity, and interiority, in particular one of the elite, yet this learn of middling-sort tradition indicates privateness to were an item of suspicion, of competing priorities, and of obligatory betrayals. The institutional records of civic governance, livery businesses, parish church buildings, and ecclesiastical courts display the measure to which society geared up itself round ideas of stopping privateness, as a of order. additionally represented within the dialogue are such fabric artifacts as family constructions and loved ones furniture, which have been sometimes skilled as collective and monitory brokers instead of spheres of exclusivity and self-expression. In ''everyday'' lifestyles, it truly is argued, fiscal motivations have been of extra pressing drawback than the political paradigms that experience often knowledgeable our realizing of the Renaissance. Locating Privacy pursues the case research of Alice Barnham (1523-1604), a formerly unknown merchant-class girl, topic of 1 of the earliest family members crew work from England. Her tale is touched by means of some of the changes-in social constitution, faith, the equipped surroundings, the unfold of literacy, and the heritage of privacy-that outline the 16th century. The booklet is of curiosity to literary, social, cultural, and architectural historians, to historians of the Reformation and of London, and to historians of gender and women's experiences.

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