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What Else Is Pastoral?
Renaissance Literature and the Environment
Ken Hiltner
A corrective to the prevailing interpretation of pastoral poetry that shows the value of reading literature ecologically.



Guillaume de Machaut
Secretary, Poet, Musician
Elizabeth Eva Leach
A comprehensive portrait of the influential medieval poet and composer.



Royal Poetrie
Monarchic Verse and the Political Imaginary of Early Modern England
Peter J. Herman
The first book to address the significance of a poems produced by the Tudor-Stuart monarchs, focusing on how how the monarchs' poems express and extend their power and control.



Merlin
Knowledge and Power through the Ages
Stephen Knight
Stephen Knight traces the myth of Merlin from to the early Welsh figure of Myrddin, through centuries of literature and art, and to contemporary examples of literature, film, and television.



Romance and Love in Late Medieval and Early Modern Iceland
Essays in Honor of Marianne Kalinke
Islandica LIV "The world of romance, whether secular or sacred, is often fraught with difficulties. Lovers are parted and have to struggle to be reunited, monsters or evil stepmothers have to be defeated, and the strength of one's devotion to God or...



Idols in the East
European Representations of Islam and the Orient, 1100–1450
Suzanne Conklin Akbari
Representations of Muslims have never been more common in the Western imagination than they are today. Building on Orientalist stereotypes constructed over centuries, the figure of the wily Arab has given rise, at the dawn of the twenty-first century...



Speak Useful Words or Say Nothing
Old Norse Studies
Joseph Harris
This selection by Susan E. Deskis and Thomas D. Hill of twelve of Joseph Harris's most important essays underscores the range of his work from critical readings of canonical texts to philological elucidation of Old Norse and Old English literary works...



Shakespeare's Foreign Worlds
National and Transnational Identities in the Elizabethan Age
Carole Levin, John Watkins
In Shakespeare's Foreign Worlds, Carole Levin and John Watkins focus on the relationship between the London-based professional theater world of Shakespeare and an unprecedented European experience of geographic, social, and intellectual mobility.



Fictions of Embassy
Literature and Diplomacy in Early Modern Europe
Timothy Hampton
Historians of early modern Europe have long stressed how new practices of diplomacy that emerged during the period transformed European politics. Fictions of Embassy is the first book to examine the cultural implications of the rise of modern...



The Good Wife's Guide (Le Ménagier de Paris)
A Medieval Household Book
"You said that you would not fail to improve yourself according to my teaching and correction, and you would do everything in your power to behave according to my wishes." [Prologue] "I urge you to bewitch and bewitch again your future husband, and...



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