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Women and Aristocratic Culture in the Carolingian World
Valerie L. Garver
Garver offers a fresh appraisal of the cultural and social history of eighth- and ninth-century women, examining changes in women's lives and in the ways others perceived women during the early Middle Ages.



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...



"Lors est ce jour grant joie nee"
Essais de langue et de littérature françaises du moyen âge
This volume gathers eight essays regarding French medieval language and literature.



The Powers of Prophecy
The Cedar of Lebanon Vision from the Mongol Onslaught to the Dawn of the Enlightenment
Robert E. Lerner
The Powers of Prophecy is an original attempt to investigate the subject of medieval eschatological prophecies: how and in what circumstances they were written; how they circulated; what they told people about the future; and how they were received.



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...



Enemies and Familiars
Slavery and Mastery in Fifteenth-Century Valencia
Debra Blumenthal
A prominent Mediterranean port located near Islamic territories, the city of Valencia in the late fifteenth century boasted a slave population of pronounced religious and ethnic diversity: captive Moors and penally enslaved Mudejars, Greeks, Tartars...



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.



The Mirror, the Window, and the Telescope
How Renaissance Linear Perspective Changed Our Vision of the Universe
Samuel Y. Edgerton
Edgerton shows how linear perspective emerged in early fifteenth-century Florence out of an artistic and religious context in which devout Christians longed for divine presence in their daily lives and ultimately undermined medieval Christian cosmology.



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