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Download In the Grip of Minos: Confessional Discourse in Dante, by Matthew Senior PDF

By Matthew Senior

Tracing the heritage of confession from the wilderness Fathers throughout the Lateran decree (1215) and the Council of Trent (1543-63), Matthew Senior examines the importance of those occasions and the function of confessional discourse in works via Dante, Corneille and Racine.Using a multidisciplinary technique, Senior focuses his learn on Minos, the mythical king of Crete and choose of either Homer's and Vergil's underworlds.

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Download Gender, Domesticity, and the Age of Augustus: Inventing by Kristina Milnor PDF

By Kristina Milnor

The age of Augustus has lengthy been famous as a time whilst the Roman country positioned a brand new emphasis on "traditional" female household beliefs, but even as gave genuine public prominence to sure ladies of their roles as better halves, moms, sisters, and daughters. Kristina Milnor takes up a chain of texts and their contexts which will discover this paradox. via an exam of authors comparable to Vitruvius, Livy, Valerius Maximus, Seneca the Elder, and Columella, she argues that woman domesticity used to be either a precept and an issue for early imperial writers, as they sought to build a brand new definition of who and what constituted Roman public existence.

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Download Amoral Gower: Language, Sex, and Politics by Diane Watt PDF

By Diane Watt

"Moral Gower" he was once known as by way of buddy and someday rival Geoffrey Chaucer, and his Confessio Amantis has been considered as an basic research of the universe, combining erotic narratives with moral tips and political observation. Diane Watt deals the 1st sustained studying of John Gower's Confessio to argue that this early vernacular textual content deals no actual suggestions to the moral difficulties it raises-and in truth actively encourages "perverse" readings. Drawing on a mixture of queer and feminist concept, moral feedback, and psychoanalytic, historicist, and textual feedback, Watt specializes in the language, intercourse, and politics in Gower's writing. How, she asks, is Gower's Confessio regarding modern controversies over vernacular translation and debates approximately language politics? How is Gower's therapy of rhetoric and language gendered and sexualized, and what bearing does this have at the moral and political constitution of the textual content? what's the dating among the erotic, moral, and political sections of Confessio Amantis? Watt demonstrates that Gower engaged within the kind of serious considering mostly linked to Chaucer and William Langland while that she contributes to fashionable debates concerning the ethics of feedback. Diane Watt is senior lecturer in English on the college of Wales, Aberystwyth.

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Download The Song of the Earth by Jonathan Bate PDF

By Jonathan Bate

As we input a brand new millennium governed via know-how, will poetry nonetheless subject? The track of the Earth solutions eloquently within the affirmative. A e-book approximately our starting to be alienation from nature, it's also an excellent meditation at the capability of the author to convey us again to earth, our domestic. within the first ecological studying of English literature, Jonathan Bate strains the differences between "nature," "culture," and "environment" and indicates how their meanings have replaced given that their visual appeal within the literature of the eighteenth century. An difficult interweaving of climatic, topographical, and political components poetically deployed, his booklet levels from greenhouses in Jane Austen's novels to fruit bats within the poetry of Les Murray, in terms of Thomas Hardy's woodlands, Dr. Frankenstein's Creature, John Clare's birds' nests, Wordsworth's rivers, Byron's undergo, and an early nineteenth-century novel approximately an orangutan who stands for Parliament. notwithstanding grounded within the English Romantic culture, the e-book additionally explores American, imperative eu, and Caribbean poets and engages theoretically with Rousseau, Adorno, Bachelard, and particularly Heidegger. The version for an leading edge and complex new "ecopoetics," The track of the Earth is straight away a necessary background of environmental recognition and an impassioned argument for the need of literature in a time of ecological trouble. (20001126)

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Download Literary Texts and the Roman Historian (Approaching the by David Potter PDF

By David Potter

Literary Texts and the Roman Historian appears to be like at literary texts from the Roman Empire which depict real occasions. It examines the ways that those texts have been created, disseminated and read.Beside protecting the most important Roman old authors reminiscent of Livy and Tacitus, he additionally considers the contributions of authors in different genres like:* Cicero* Lucian* Aulus Gellius.Literary Texts and the Roman Historian presents an available and concise advent to the complexities of Roman historiography.

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Download Rebellion and Revolt by Gary Jeffrey PDF

By Gary Jeffrey

The heroes of uprising in medieval England are featured in 3 ancient tales informed in photograph novel layout: William Wallace and his Scottish rebels tackle English knights at Stirling Bridge in 1297; In 1381, a band of peasants protest a brand new tax, resulting in a fateful assembly with England's King Richard II; In 1401, Welsh Prince Glynd?r, rebelling opposed to English rule, outwits 2,000 English infantrymen within the conflict of Bryn Glas.

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Download Communal Discord, Child Abduction, and Rape in the Later by J. Goldberg PDF

By J. Goldberg

Did medieval girls have the ability to settle on? this can be a query on the center of this publication which explores 3 proceedings from Yorkshire within the many years after the Black dying. Alice de Rouclif used to be a toddler heiress made to marry the illegitimate son of the neighborhood abbot after which kidnapped by way of her feudal improved. Agnes Grantham was once a profitable businesswoman ambushed and assaulted in a wooded area while on her method to dine with the grasp of St Leonard's sanatorium. Alice Brathwell used to be a good widow who attracted the attentions of a supposedly aristocratic conman. those are their tales.

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Download Greek Literature in Late Antiquity: Dynamism, Didacticism, by Scott Fitzgerald, Dr Johnson PDF

By Scott Fitzgerald, Dr Johnson

Overdue Antiquity has attracted an important quantity of consciousness in recent times. As a historic interval it has so far been outlined by way of the transformation of Roman associations, the emergence of specific spiritual cultures (Jewish, Christian, Islamic), and the transmission of old wisdom to medieval and early smooth Europe. regardless of all this, the learn of overdue old literary tradition continues to be in its infancy, in particular for the Greek and different jap texts tested during this quantity. The contributions the following offered make new inroads right into a wealthy literature striking exceptionally for its flexibility and remarkable creativity in combining a number of languages and literary traditions. The authors and texts mentioned contain "Philostratus", "Eusebius of Caesarea", "Nonnos of Panopolis", the $64000 St Polyeuktos epigram, and various others. the amount uses various interdisciplinary methods in an try and galvanize dialogue on swap (Dynamism), literary schooling (Didacticism), and reception stories (Classicism). the result's a research which highlights the erudition and literary sophistication attribute of the interval and brings questions of contextualization, linguistic organization, and inventive mind's eye to endure on little-known or undervalued texts, with no neglecting vital facts from fabric tradition and social practices. With contributions by way of either validated students and younger innovators within the box of past due vintage experiences, there's no paintings of similar authority or scope presently on hand. This quantity will stimulate extra curiosity in a number untapped texts from overdue Antiquity.

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Download Framing Iberia: Maqāmāt and Frametale Narratives in Medieval by David A. Wacks PDF

By David A. Wacks

Drawing on present severe idea, Framing Iberia relocates the Castilian classics El Conde Lucanor and El Libro de buen amor inside of a medieval Iberian literary culture that incorporates works in Arabic, Hebrew, Latin, and Romance.

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Download Raffael by Renate Bergerhoff PDF

By Renate Bergerhoff

Альбом посвящен творчеству великого итальянского живописца, графика и архитектора Рафаэля Санти (1483 - 1520).
Один из крупнейших представителей искусства Высокого Возрождения, для картин которого характерна подчеркнутая сбалансированность и гармоничность целого, уравновешенность композиции, размеренность ритма и деликатное использование возможностей цвета. Безупречное владение линией и умение обобщать и выделять главное, сделало Рафаэля одним из самых выдающихся мастеров рисунка всех времен. Наследие Рафаэля послужило одним из столпов в процессе становления европейского академизма. Приверженцы классицизма - братья Карраччи, Пуссен, Менгс, Давид, Энгр, Брюллов и ещё многие другие художники - превозносили наследие Рафаэля как самое совершенное явление в мировом искусстве.

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