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  1. Henry of Avranches: Saints' Lives

    Henry of Avranches: Saints' Lives: Volume I [Hardback]

    David Townsend (Editor)

    Regular Price: £19.95

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    ISBN: 9780674051287
    Published by : Harvard University Press
    The artistry, wit, and erudition of medieval Latin narrative poetry continued to thrive well into the middle of the thirteenth century. No better evidence of this survives than in the long and brilliantly successful career of Henry of Avranches (d... .... Learn More
  2. The Making and Unmaking of a Saint

    The Making and Unmaking of a Saint [Hardback]

    Mathew Kuefler (Author)

    Regular Price: £66.00

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    ISBN: 9780812245523
    Published by : University of Pennsylvania Press
    A crusader, a hermit, a bishop, a plague victim, and even a repentant murderer by turns: the stories attached to Saint Gerald of Aurillac offer a strange and fragmented legacy. His two earliest biographies, written in the early tenth and early ele... .... Learn More
  3. Chaucer and Array

    Chaucer and Array: Patterns of Costume and Fabric Rhetoric in The Canterbury Tales, Troilus and Criseyde and Other Works [Hardback]

    Laura F. Hodges (Author)

    Regular Price: £60.00

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    ISBN: 9781843843689
    Published by : Boydell & Brewer
    An analysis of the ways in which Chaucer uses details of costume, clothing and fabric, enhancing our understanding of and shedding fresh insights into his work. The use Chaucer made of costume rhetoric, and its function within his body of works, a... .... Learn More
  4. Heroines of the French Epic

    Heroines of the French Epic: A second selection of chansons de geste [Hardback]

    Michael A. H. Newth (Editor)

    Regular Price: £50.00

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    ISBN: 9781843843610
    Published by : Boydell & Brewer
    The epic tales of medieval France, called chansons de geste, or "songs of deeds", provided the chief means of cultural and imaginative expression in the French language for over one hundred and fifty years (c.1100-1250), during one of the most sig... .... Learn More
  5. The Poetic Voices of John Gower

    The Poetic Voices of John Gower: Politics and Personae in the Confessio Amantis [Hardback]

    Matthew W. Irvin (Author)

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    ISBN: 9781843843399
    Published by : Boydell & Brewer
    Gower's use of the persona, the figure of the writer implicated in the text, is the main theme of this book. While it traces the development of Gower's voice through his major works, it concentrates on the dialogue of Amans and Genius in the Confe... .... Learn More
  6. The Trojan Legend in Medieval Scottish Literature

    The Trojan Legend in Medieval Scottish Literature [Hardback]

    Emily Wingfield (Author)

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    ISBN: 9781843843641
    Published by : Boydell & Brewer
    The Trojan legend became hot property during the Anglo-Scots Wars of Independence. During the late thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries, the English traced their ancestry to Brutus and the Trojans and used this origin myth to bolster their cl... .... Learn More
  7. The Pèlerinage Allegories of Guillaume de Deguileville

    The Pèlerinage Allegories of Guillaume de Deguileville [Hardback]

    Marco Nievergelt (Editor); Stephanie A. Viereck Gibbs Kamath (Editor)

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    ISBN: 9781843843344
    Published by : Boydell & Brewer
    New essays on the unjustly neglected Pèlerinage works by de Guileville, showing in particular its huge contemporary influence.
    The fourteenth-century French pilgrimage allegories of Guillaume de Deguileville (or "Digulleville") sha... .... Learn More
  8. French Arthurian Literature V

    French Arthurian Literature V: The Lay of Mantel [Hardback]

    Glyn S. Burgess (Editor); Leslie C. Brook (Editor)

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    ISBN: 9781843843382
    Published by : Boydell & Brewer
    The Old French lay of Mantel belongs to the group of anonymous lays that were composed in the late twelfth or thirteenth century. These short narratives vary in tone and usually deal with some aspect of love, usually in an aristocratic, courtly se... .... Learn More
  9. The Fabliaux

    The Fabliaux: A New Verse Translation [Hardback]

    Nathaniel E. Dubin (Translator)

    Regular Price: £22.00

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    ISBN: 9780871403575
    Published by : W W Norton
    Composed between the twelfth and fourteenth centuries, these virtually unknown erotic and satiric poems lie at the root of the Western comic tradition. Passed down by the anticlerical middle classes of medieval France, The Fabliaux depicts priapic... .... Learn More
  10. Religious Poverty, Visual Riches

    Religious Poverty, Visual Riches [Hardback]

    Joanna Cannon (Author)

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    ISBN: 9780300187656
    Published by : Yale University Press
    The Dominican friars of late-medieval Italy were vowed to a life of religious poverty. Yet their churches contained many visual riches, as this groundbreaking study reveals. Works by supreme practitioners - Cimabue, Duccio, Giotto and Simone Marti... .... Learn More

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