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  1. On the Darkness of the Will

    On the Darkness of the Will [Paperback]

    Nicola Masciandaro (Author)

    £12.00

    ISBN: 9788869771569
    Published by : Mimesis International
    Series: Philosophy
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    For the will desires not to be dark, and this very desire causes the darkness” (Jacob Boehme). Moving through the fundamental question of this paradox, this book offers a constellation of theoretical and critical essays that shed light on the dark... .... Learn More
  2. Myth and Materiality

    Myth and Materiality [Paperback]

    John Wadell (Author)

    Regular Price: £15.99

    Special Price: £11.99

    ISBN: 9781785709753
    Published by : Oxbow Books
    Series: Oxbow Insight in Archaeology
    Volume: 4
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    The aim of this book is to promote the thesis that myth may illuminate archaeology and that on occasion archaeology may shed light on myth. Medieval Irish literature is rich in mythic themes and some of these are used as a starting point. Some myt... .... Learn More
  3. Angelo Poliziano: Greek and Latin Poetry

    Angelo Poliziano: Greek and Latin Poetry [Hardback]

    Peter E. Knox (Editor)

    £19.95

    ISBN: 9780674984578
    Published by : Harvard University Press
    Series: The I Tatti Renaissance Library
    Volume: 86
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    Angelo Poliziano (1454–1494) was one of the great scholar-poets of the Renaissance and a leading figure in Florence during the Age of the Medici. His poetry, composed in a variety of meters, includes epigrams, elegies, and verse epistles, as well ... .... Learn More
  4. Reconsidering Boccaccio: Medieval Contexts and Global Intertexts

    Reconsidering Boccaccio: Medieval Contexts and Global Intertexts [Hardback]

    Olivia Holmes (Editor); Dana E. Stewart (Editor)

    £61.99

    ISBN: 9781487501785
    Published by : University of Toronto Press
    Series: Toronto Italian Studies
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    Reconsidering Boccaccio highlights the great Florentine writer Giovanni Boccaccio's remarkable achievements in the fourteenth century as a cultural mediator, his exceptional social, geographic, and intellectual range, and the influence of his lega... .... Learn More
  5. Trustworthy Men: How Inequality and Faith Made the Medieval Church

    Trustworthy Men: How Inequality and Faith Made the Medieval Church [Hardback]

    Ian Forrest (Author)

    £37.95

    ISBN: 9780691180601
    Published by : Princeton University Press
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    The medieval church was founded on and governed by concepts of faith and trust--but not in the way that is popularly assumed. Offering a radical new interpretation of the institutional church and its social consequences in England, Ian Forrest arg... .... Learn More
  6. Merlin: The Great Enchanter

    Merlin: The Great Enchanter [Hardback]

    Juliette Wood (Author)

    £18.99

    ISBN: 9781784539313
    Published by : I.B. Tauris
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    Who can resist the allure of Merlin? In British and Celtic mythology, Merlinus Ambrosius is perhaps the most compelling of the many charismatic figures associated with King Arthur and the Grail. For 1500 years the great enchanter has ensnared legi... .... Learn More
  7. The Penn Commentary on Piers Plowman, Volume 4: C Passus 15-19; B Passus 13-17

    The Penn Commentary on Piers Plowman, Volume 4: C Passus 15-19; B Passus 13-17 [Hardback]

    Traugott Lawler (Author)

    £72.00

    ISBN: 9780812250268
    Published by : University of Pennsylvania Press
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    The detailed and wide-ranging Penn Commentary places the allegorical dream-vision of Piers Plowman within the literary, historical, social, and intellectual contexts of late medieval England, and within the long history of critical interpretation ... .... Learn More
  8. The White Nuns: Cistercian Abbeys for Women in Medieval France

    The White Nuns: Cistercian Abbeys for Women in Medieval France [Hardback]

    Constance Hoffman Berman (Author)

    £72.00

    ISBN: 9780812250107
    Published by : University of Pennsylvania Press
    Series: The Middle Ages Series
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    Modern studies of the religious reform movement of the central Middle Ages have often relied on contemporary accounts penned by Cistercian monks, who routinely exaggerated the importance of their own institutions while paying scant attention to th... .... Learn More
  9. The Ballad and its Pasts: Literary Histories and the Play of Memory

    The Ballad and its Pasts: Literary Histories and the Play of Memory [Hardback]

    David Atkinson (Author)

    £60.00

    ISBN: 9781843844921
    Published by : Boydell & Brewer
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    The ballad genre, and its material, are frequently backward-looking in terms of subject and style: it is ideally suited to the reimagining of past events, both real and fictional. This volume addresses the past of the ballad and the past in the b... .... Learn More
  10. The Right Ordering of Souls': The Parish of All Saints' Bristol on the Eve of the Reformation

    The Right Ordering of Souls': The Parish of All Saints' Bristol on the Eve of the Reformation [Hardback]

    Clive Burgess (Author)

    £60.00

    ISBN: 9781783273096
    Published by : Boydell & Brewer
    Series: Studies in the History of Medieval Religion
    Volume: v. 47
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    In the two centuries preceding the Reformation in England, economic, political and spiritual conditions combined with constructive effect. Endemic plague prompted a demonstrative piety and, in a world enjoying rising disposable incomes, this linke... .... Learn More

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