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Handbook Of Medieval Sexuality

Author : Vern L. Bullough
ISBN : 9781136512247
Genre : Art
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Like specialists in other fields in humanities and social sciences, medievalists have begun to investigate and write about sex and related topics such as courtship, concubinage, divorce, marriage, prostitution, and child rearing. The scholarship in this significant volume asserts that sexual conduct formed a crucial role in the lives, thoughts, hopes and fears both of individuals and of the institutions that they created in the middle ages. The absorbing subject of sexuality in the Middle Ages is examined in 19 original articles written specifically for this "Handbook" by the major authorities in their scholarly specialties. The study of medieval sexuality poses problems for the researcher: indices in standard sources rarely refer to sexual topics, and standard secondary sources often ignore the material or say little about it. Yet a vast amount of research is available, and the information is accessible to the student who knows where to look and what to look for. This volume is a valuable guide to the material and an indicator of what subjects are likely to yield fresh scholarly rewards.

The Oxford Handbook Of Medieval Latin Literature

Author : Ralph Hexter
ISBN : 9780199875191
Genre : History
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The twenty-eight essays in this Handbook represent the best of current thinking in the study of Latin language and literature in the Middle Ages. The insights offered by the collective of authors not only illuminate the field of medieval Latin literature but shed new light on broader questions of literary history, cultural interaction, world literature, and language in history and society. The contributors to this volume--a collection of both senior scholars and gifted young thinkers--vividly illustrate the field's complexities on a wide range of topics through carefully chosen examples and challenges to settled answers of the past. At the same time, they suggest future possibilities for the necessarily provisional and open-ended work essential to the pursuit of medieval Latin studies. While advanced specialists will find much here to engage and at times to provoke them, this handbook successfully orients non-specialists and students to this thriving field of study. The overall approach of The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Latin Literature makes this volume an essential resource for students of the ancient world interested in the prolonged after-life of the classical period's cultural complexes, for medieval historians, for scholars of other medieval literary traditions, and for all those interested in delving more deeply into the fascinating more-than-millennium that forms the bridge between the ancient Mediterranean world and what we consider modernity.

Mediterranes Kaisertum Und Imperiale Ordnungen

Author : Stefan Burkhardt
ISBN : 9783050064871
Genre : History
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Focusing on the Latin Empire of Constantinople, this study undertakes a first-ever synchronous and diachronic comparative analysis of the interactions between models of imperial rule and large-scale governance alliances in the Eastern Mediterranean region during the 13th century. The analysis reveals the consequences of the tension-filled interactions between the Latin and Byzantine world in the Mediterranean area.

Sprachliche Ausgrenzung Im Sp Ten Mittelalter Und Der Fr Hen Neuzeit

Author : Anja Lobenstein-Reichmann
ISBN : 9783110331080
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This innovative linguistic and cultural-historical study examines interpersonal social relationships during the Early New High German era. The work focuses on activities of linguistic exclusion along with the underlying pragma-grammatical and pragmasemantic strategies associated with them, as well as their impact on ten important marginal groups. The study is geared to readers from all fields with an interest in history.

Freundschaft In Der H Fischen Epik Um 1200

Author : Caroline Krüger
ISBN : 9783110228618
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Friendship is a phenomenon to be found in all epochs and cultures. However, the character of the relationship that is understood and practiced as friendship is subject to constant change. In the courtly epic of the High Middle Ages, research has mainly focused on love, whereas friendship has been studied only fragmentarily. This book focuses on the concepts of friendship in the so-called classics of courtly epic? the Arthurian romances around 1200, the Nibelungenlied and the Song of Roland? and places them into relation to representations of friendship in non-literary texts of that time. This study is intended as a contribution to a cultural history of friendship.

Sexuality In The Middle Ages And Early Modern Times

Author : Albrecht Classen
ISBN : 9783110209402
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Sexuality is one of the most influential factors in human life. The responses to and reflections upon the manifestations of sexuality provide fascinating insights into fundamental aspects of medieval and early-modern culture. This interdisciplinary volume with articles written by social historians, literary historians, musicologists, art historians, and historians of religion and mental-ity demonstrates how fruitful collaborative efforts can be in the exploration of essential features of human society. Practically every aspect of culture both in the Middle Ages and the early modern age was influenced and determined by sexuality, which hardly ever surfaces simply characterized by prurient interests. The treatment of sexuality in literature, chronicles, music, art, legal documents, and in scientific texts illuminates central concerns, anxieties, tensions, needs, fears, and problems in human society throughout times.

Annotated Chaucer Bibliography

Author : Mark Allen
ISBN : 9781784997076
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Author of The Canterbury Tales and foundation of the English literary tradition, Geoffrey Chaucer has been popular with readers, writers and scholars for over 600 years. More than 4600 books, essays, poems, stories, recordings and websites pertaining to Chaucer were published between 1997 and 2010, and this bibliography identifies each of them separately, providing publication information and a descriptive summary of contents. The bibliography also offers several useful discovery aids to enable users to locate individual items of interest, whether it be a study of the Wife of Bath's love life, a video about Chaucer's language, advice on how to teach a particular poem by Chaucer, or a murder mystery that features Chaucer as detective. Useful for scholars, teachers and students alike, this volume is a must for academic libraries.

The Stereotype Of The Priest In The Old French Fabliaux

Author : Daron Burrows
ISBN : 3039100726
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The Old French "fabliaux" may be notorious for their bawdy content, but few aspects of these medieval comic narratives are as astonishing as their depiction of the parish priest, whose fiscal and sexual transgressions are on occasion so enormous that lay protagonists are driven to inflict graphic punishments ranging from public exposure and communal beating to castration and murder. In this study, Burrows draws on social psychological research into the cognitive and socio-motivational components of stereotyping to explore the forces underlying the creation and development of the "fabliau" priest. Through an assessment of the constituent elements of the figure against a background of a range of literary and historical sources, Burrows demonstrates that the literary figure is the product of the specific socio-historical context of contemporaneous changes in relationships between Church and laity in which anticlerical stereotyping, in a manner comparable to other instances of outgroup derogation, can be attributed to a quest for positive social identity and ingroup solidarity on the part of an inscribed lay audience.

Spiel Mit Grenzen

Author : Andrea Schallenberg
ISBN : 9783050060613
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Die kulturwissenschaftlich orientierte Studie untersucht die literarischen Konstruktionen von Geschlechterdifferenz in mittelhochdeutschen Verserzählungen. Als Merkmal einer genrespezifischen Poetik, so die These, wird in diesem spätmittelalterlichen Texttyp ein fiktionales 'Spiel' mit kulturell tradierten Entwürfen von Weiblichkeit und Männlichkeit greifbar, bei dem mentale 'Grenzen' überschritten und neue Denkhorizonte eröffnet werden. Zugleich unterliegt die literarische Darstellung jedoch narrativen Begrenzungen, so dass geltende Geschlechternormen nicht nachhaltig angetastet werden - das 'Spiel mit Grenzen' bedarf somit des Schutzraumes einer fiktionalen Welt. Dieser Zusammenhang wird exemplarisch an sechs Untersuchungskomplexen entfaltet; dabei geht die Autorin Symbolisierungen von Geschlechtlichkeit im paradigmatischen Kontext von Kultur, Natur und Körper sowie in ständischen und ökonomischen Diskursen nach; schließlich werden Erzählungen fokussiert, die explizite Überschreitungen von geschlechtsspezifischen Handlungsnormen thematisieren.

Morality And Masculinity In The Carolingian Empire

Author : Rachel Stone
ISBN : 9781139503037
Genre : History
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What did it mean to be a Frankish nobleman in an age of reform? How could Carolingian lay nobles maintain their masculinity and their social position, while adhering to new and stricter moral demands by reformers concerning behaviour in war, sexual conduct and the correct use of power? This book explores the complex interaction between Christian moral ideals and social realities, and between religious reformers and the lay political elite they addressed. It uses the numerous texts addressed to a lay audience (including lay mirrors, secular poetry, political polemic, historical writings and legislation) to examine how biblical and patristic moral ideas were reshaped to become compatible with the realities of noble life in the Carolingian empire. This innovative analysis of Carolingian moral norms demonstrates how gender interacted with political and religious thought to create a distinctive Frankish elite culture, presenting a new picture of early medieval masculinity.

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