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Signs that Sing: Hybrid Poetics in Old English Verse

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An Introduction to Piers Plowman

Useful for individuals reading any version of Piers Plowman, this engaging guide offers a much-needed navigational summary, a chronology of historic events relevant to the poem, biographical information about Langland and his work in context with his contemporaries, and keys to characters and to proper pronunciation.
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Black Legacies: Race and the European Middle Ages

Bringing far-removed time periods into startling conversation, this book argues that certain attitudes and practices present in Europe’s Middle Ages were foundational in the development of the western concept of race.
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Medieval Mythography, Volume 3: The Emergence of Italian Humanism, 1321-1475

With this volume, Jane Chance concludes her monumental study of the history of mythography in medieval literature. Her focus here is the advent of hybrid mythography, the transformation of mythological commentary by blending the scholarly with the courtly and the personal.
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An Introduction to the Chansons de Geste

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Boccaccio's Fabliaux: Medieval Short Stories and the Function of Reversal

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Ogling Ladies: Scopophilia in Medieval German Literature

The love of looking, or scopophilia, is a common motif among female figures in medieval art and literature where it is usually expressed as a motherly or sexually interested gaze--one sanctioned, the other forbidden. Sandra Summers investigates these two major variants of female voyeurism in exemplary didactic and courtly literature by medieval German authors.
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An Introduction to Geoffrey Chaucer

An indispensable resource for students, teachers, and anyone who has ever wanted to learn more about this crucial figure of English literature
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An Introduction to British Arthurian Narrative

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An Introduction to the Gawain Poet