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The Early Modern Cultures of Neo-Latin Drama
The essays in this collection all illustrate the vitality of Neo-Latin drama in early modern Europe, arising from its productive combination of classical models with deep-rooted vernacular traditions.



Paganism in the Middle Ages
Threat and Fascination



Emperor of the World
Charlemagne and the Construction of Imperial Authority, 800–1229
Anne A. Latowsky
Exploring how the historical memory of Charlemagne was used to shape the institutions of kingship and empire in the High Middle Ages.



The Partisan Muse in the Early Icelandic Sagas (1200–1250)
Theodore M. Andersson
A study of the genesis of Old Icelandic prose literature from its roots in oral tradition to the compilation of key early sagas at the beginning of the thirteenth century.



Opening Up Middle English Manuscripts
Literary and Visual Approaches
Kathryn Kerby-Fulton, Maidie Hilmo, Linda Olson
This deeply informed and lavishly illustrated book is a comprehensive introduction to the modern study of Middle English manuscripts.



Fleas, Flies, and Friars
Children's Poetry from the Middle Ages
Nicholas Orme
In Fleas, Flies, and Friars, Nicholas Orme has gathered a wide variety of children's verse that circulated in England beginning in the 1400s, providing a way for modern readers of all ages to experience the medieval world through the eyes of its...



Knowing Poetry
Verse in Medieval France from the "Rose" to the "Rhétoriqueurs"
Adrian Armstrong, Sarah Kay
Exploring how verse was used to transmit and shape philosophical, historical, and other forms of knowledge in France in the later Middle Ages.



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
At once a royal secretary, a poet, and a composer, Guillaume de Machaut was one of the most protean and creative figures of the late Middle Ages. Rather than focus on a single strand of his remarkable career, Elizabeth Eva Leach gives us a book that encompasses all aspects of his work, illuminating it in a distinctively interdisciplinary light...



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.



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