Released on 2003Categories Biography & Autobiography

Women of the Gilte Legende

Women of the Gilte Legende

Author: Jacobus

Publisher: DS Brewer

ISBN: 0859917711

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 166

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This book is a prose translation of a selection of women saints' lives from the Gilte Legende, the Middle English version of Jacobus de Voragine's Legenda Aurea, one of the most influential books to come from the middle ages. Because of its popularity and subject matter, the Gilte Legende was widely read and used as a model for everyday life, including the education of women through examples set by early Christian martyrs. Many of the women saints spoke passionately about their convictions and defended their faith and their bodies to the death. For over 400 years, these amazing vernacular stories have been inaccessible to a wider audience. This book divides the lives of female saints into: the "ryght hooly virgins", who vocally defend their bodies against Roman persecution; "holy mothers", who give up their traditional role to pursue a life of contemplation; the 'repentant sinners', who convert and voice their defiance against a society that demanded silence in women; and the "holy transvestites", who cast off their gender identity to find absolution and salvation. Their lives reach through the ages to speak to a modern audience, academic and non-academic, forcing a re-examination of women's roles in the medieval period. LARISSA TRACY is Adjunct Assistant Professor of English at Georgetown University and George Mason University. Series editor JANE CHANCE
Released on 2010-05-26Categories History

Misconceptions About the Middle Ages

Misconceptions About the Middle Ages

Author: Stephen Harris

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135986674

Category: History

Page: 309

View: 621

Interest in the middle ages is at an all time high at the moment, thanks in part to ""The Da Vinci Code."" Never has there been a moment more propitious for a study of our misconceptions of the Middle Ages than now. Ranging across religion, art, and science, Misconceptions about the Middle Ages unravels some of the many misinterpretations that have evolved concerning the medieval period, including:the churchwarscienceartsocietyWith an impressive international array of contributions, the book will be essential readi.
Released on 2016-05-13Categories Education

Performing Pedagogy in Early Modern England

Performing Pedagogy in Early Modern England

Author: Kathryn M. Moncrief

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317082330

Category: Education

Page: 264

View: 993

Performing Pedagogy in Early Modern England: Gender, Instruction, and Performance features essays questioning the extent to which education, an activity pursued in the home, classroom, and the church, led to, mirrored, and was perhaps even transformed by moments of instruction on stage. This volume argues that along with the popular press, the early modern stage is also a key pedagogical site and that education”performed and performative”plays a central role in gender construction. The wealth of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century printed and manuscript documents devoted to education (parenting guides, conduct books, domestic manuals, catechisms, diaries, and autobiographical writings) encourages examination of how education contributed to the formation of gendered and hierarchical structures, as well as the production, reproduction, and performance of masculinity and femininity. In examining both dramatic and non-dramatic texts via aspects of performance theory, this collection explores the ways education instilled formal academic knowledge, but also elucidates how educational practices disciplined students as members of their social realm, citizens of a nation, and representatives of their gender.
Released on 2003-01-01Categories History

Medieval Virginities

Medieval Virginities

Author: Ruth Evans

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802086373

Category: History

Page: 318

View: 225

The variety of subjects and disciplines represented here testify both to the elusiveness of virginity and to its lasting appeal and importance. Medieval Virginities shows how virginity's inherent ambiguity highlights the problems, contradictions and discontinuities lurking within medieval ideologies.
Released on 2017-02-14Categories Literary Criticism

Representing Difference in the Medieval and Modern Orientalist Romance

Representing Difference in the Medieval and Modern Orientalist Romance

Author: Amy Burge

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137593566

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 279

View: 942

This book, the first full-length cross-period comparison of medieval and modern literature, offers cutting edge research into the textual and cultural legacy of the Middle Ages: a significant and growing area of scholarship. At the juncture of literary, cultural and gender studies, and capitalizing on a renewed interest in popular western representations of the Islamic east, this book proffers innovative case studies on representations of cross-religious and cross-cultural romantic relationships in a selection of late medieval and twenty-first century Orientalist popular romances. Comparing the tropes, characterization and settings of these literary phenomena, and focusing on gender, religion, and ethnicity, the study exposes the historical roots of current romance representations of the east, advancing research in Orientalism, (neo)medievalism and medieval cultural studies. Fundamentally, Representing Difference invites a closer look at medieval and modern popular attitudes towards the east, as represented in romance, and the kinds of solutions proposed for its apparent problems.
Released on 2017-01-20Categories History

Sexuality in Medieval Europe

Sexuality in Medieval Europe

Author: Ruth Mazo Karras

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781351979900

Category: History

Page: 269

View: 332

Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- List of figures -- Acknowledgments -- Publishers' acknowledgments -- 1 Sex and the Middle Ages -- 2 The sexuality of chastity -- 3 Sex and marriage -- 4 Women outside of marriage -- 5 Men outside of marriage -- Afterword: Medieval and modern sexuality -- Further reading -- Index
Released on 2015-07-16Categories Literary Criticism

Bodies, Speech, and Reproductive Knowledge in Early Modern England

Bodies, Speech, and Reproductive Knowledge in Early Modern England

Author: Sara D. Luttfring

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317534464

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

View: 724

This volume examines early modern representations of women’s reproductive knowledge through new readings of plays, monstrous birth pamphlets, medical treatises, court records, histories, and more, which are often interpreted as depicting female reproductive bodies as passive, silenced objects of male control and critique. Luttfring argues instead that these texts represent women exercising epistemological control over reproduction through the stories they tell about their bodies and the ways they act these stories out, combining speech and physical performance into what Luttfring calls 'bodily narratives.' The power of these bodily narratives extends beyond knowledge of individual bodies to include the ways that women’s stories about reproduction shape the patriarchal identities of fathers, husbands, and kings. In the popular print and theater of early modern England, women’s bodies, women’s speech, and in particular women’s speech about their bodies perform socially constitutive work: constructing legible narratives of lineage and inheritance; making and unmaking political alliances; shaping local economies; and defining/delimiting male socio-political authority in medical, royal, familial, judicial, and economic contexts. This book joins growing critical discussion of how female reproductive bodies were used to represent socio-political concerns and will be of interest to students and scholars working in early modern literature and culture, women’s history, and the history of medicine.
Released on 2017-07-27Categories Religion

Representations of the Blessed Virgin Mary in World Literature and Art

Representations of the Blessed Virgin Mary in World Literature and Art

Author: Elena V. Shabliy

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498554350

Category: Religion

Page: 176

View: 428

This interdisciplinary study explores Marian imagery and representations in world literature and art throughout the centuries, demonstrating the widespread deep veneration of the image of the Blessed Virgin Mary in various countries and different Christian traditions.
Released on 2009-01Categories Foreign Language Study

Amsterdamer Beiträge Zur Älteren Germanistik

Amsterdamer Beiträge Zur Älteren Germanistik

Author: Erika Langbroek

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042025752

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 341

View: 890

Inhalt Frederik Kortlandt: The Origin of the Vestjysk Stød Harry Perridon: How old is the Vestjysk Stød Wolfgang Beck: Neues zur Runeninschrift auf dem Goldbrakteaten Schonen II C Dietrich Schürr: Zu Z. 50 des Hiltibrantliedes Valentine A. Pakis: The Literary Status of Muspilli in the History of Scholarship: Two Peculiar Trends Kenny Louwen: Zur Lesart und Hybridität der altniederländischen Federprobe Jeremy Bergerson: Observations on a, o in unstressed Syllables in Middle Dutch Ludo Jongen: The Emperor, the Saint and the Poet. For whom did Heinrich von Veldeke write the Sint-Servaaslegende? Martin Baisch: Gahmuret und Belakane. Textkritik und Interpretation Andreas Wutz: Der doppelte Loys - ein Vergleich der Königsgestalt in Wolframs von Eschenbach Willehalm mit der altfranzösischen Vorlage Aliscans Albrecht Classen: Objects of Memory as Hermeneutic Media in Medieval German Literature. Hartmann von Aue¿s Gregorius, Wolfram von Eschenbach¿s Parzival, Thüring von Ringoltingen¿s Melusine, and Fortunatus Rasma Lazda-Cazers: Landscape as Other in the Livländische Reimchronik Edward G. Fichtner: The ¿Trojanerkrieg¿ and the Composition of Ulrich Füetrer¿s Buch der Abenteuer Rianne Mus: `Ik han mynen heren sen, des mach ik wol der warheyt gen¿. Die `Thomasszene¿ im Wienhäuser Osterspielfragment Ellen Baßler und Ernst Hellgardt: Die Freckenhorster Heberolle - eine Fälschung? (Verbesserte Fassung)
Released on 2004-07-01Categories Performing Arts

The Medieval Hero on Screen

The Medieval Hero on Screen

Author: Martha W. Driver

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786419265

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 277

View: 206

Few figures have captured Hollywood's and the public's imagination as completely as have medieval heroes. Cast as chivalric knight, warrior princess, "alpha male in tights," or an amalgamation, and as likely to appear in Hong Kong action flicks and spaghetti westerns as films set in the Middle Ages, the medieval hero on film serves many purposes. This collection of essays about the medieval hero on screen, contributed by scholars from a variety of disciplines, draws upon a wide range of movies and medieval texts. The essays are grouped into five sections, each with an introduction by the editors: an exploration of historic authenticity; heroic children and the lessons they convey to young viewers; medieval female heroes; the place of the hero's weapon in pop culture; and teaching the medieval movie in the classroom. Thirty-two film stills illustrate the work, and each essay includes notes, a filmography, and a bibliography. There is a foreword by Jonathan Rosenbaum, and an index is included. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.
Released on 2016-07-12Categories Literary Criticism

Rethinking Feminism in Early Modern Studies

Rethinking Feminism in Early Modern Studies

Author: Ania Loomba

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317064244

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 276

View: 550

Winner of the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women’s Collaborative Book Prize 2017 Rethinking Feminism in Early Modern Studies is a volume of essays by leading scholars in the field of early modern studies on the history, present state, and future possibilities of feminist criticism and theory. It responds to current anxieties that feminist criticism is in a state of decline by attending to debates and differences that have emerged in light of ongoing scholarly discussions of race, affect, sexuality, and transnationalism-work that compels us continually to reassess our definitions of ’women’ and gender. Rethinking Feminism demonstrates how studies of early modern literature, history, and culture can contribute to a reimagination of feminist aims, methods, and objects of study at this historical juncture. While the scholars contributing to Rethinking Feminism have very different interests and methods, they are united in their conviction that early modern studies must be in dialogue with, and indeed contribute to, larger theoretical and political debates about gender, race, and sexuality, and to the relationship between these areas. To this end, the essays not only analyze literary texts and cultural practices to shed light on early modern ideology and politics, but also address metacritical questions of methodology and theory. Taken together, they show how a consciousness of the complexity of the past allows us to rethink the genealogies and historical stakes of current scholarly norms and debates.