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So Great a Light, So Great a Smoke
The Beguin Heretics of Languedoc
Louisa A. Burnham
Using inquisitorial depositions, notarial records, and the previously unknown Beguin martyrology, Burnham vividly recreates the world in which the Beguins lived and died for their beliefs.



Introduction to Manuscript Studies
Raymond Clemens, Timothy Graham
A comprehensive and accessible orientation to the field of medieval manuscript studies.



A Common Stage
Theater and Public Life in Medieval Arras
Carol Symes
A Common Stage challenges the prevalent understanding of theater history while offering the first comprehensive history of a community often credited with the invention of French as a powerful literary language.



Henrici de Gandavo Quodlibet XV
Ancient and Medieval Philosophy, Series 2, No. 20 The sixteen questions in Henry of Ghent's Quodlibet XV treat a range of issues—the immaculate conception, the omnipotence of God, the nature of an "instance," the absolute and ordained powers of the...



A Blessed Shore
England and Bohemia from Chaucer to Shakespeare
Alfred Thomas
In The Winter's Tale, Antigonus announces that his ship has washed up on the shores of Bohemia. How and why landlocked Bohemia? Did Shakespeare not know his geography, or is something else at work here? Alfred Thomas answers these questions by...



Frame, Glass, Verse
The Technology of Poetic Invention in the English Renaissance
Rayna Kalas
In a book that draws attention to some of our most familiar and unquestioned habits of thought—from "framing" to "perspective" to "reflection"—Rayna Kalas suggests that metaphors of the poetic imagination were once distinctly material and technical...



The Secret History of Hermes Trismegistus
Hermeticism from Ancient to Modern Times
Florian Ebeling
In this introduction to Hermeticism and its mythical founder, Florian Ebeling provides a concise overview of the Corpus Hermeticum and other writings attributed to Hermes, tracing their influence on Western thought from the ancient world to the present.



Laughing Matters
Farce and the Making of Absolutism in France
Sara Beam
Sara Beam, in revealing how theater and politics were intimately intertwined, shows how the topics we joke about in public reflect and shape larger religious and political developments.



Sung Birds
Music, Nature, and Poetry in the Later Middle Ages
Elizabeth Eva Leach
Is birdsong music? The most frequent answer to this question in the Middle Ages was resoundingly "no." In Sung Birds, Elizabeth Eva Leach traces postmedieval uses of birdsong within Western musical culture. She first explains why such melodious sound...



Medieval Manuscripts in Transition
Tradition and Creative Recycling
In Medieval Manuscripts in Transition, various scholars investigate the ways in which the study of manuscripts can contribute to interpretation or provide insight.



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