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Literary studies: classical, early & medieval books

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Pindar's Eyes Visual and Material Culture in Epinician Poetry by David (Reader in Greek Literature, University of Warwick) Fearn Pindar's Eyes Visual and Material Culture in Epinician Poetry
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Pindar's Eyes is a ground-breaking interdisciplinary exploration of the interactions between Greek lyric poetry and visual and material culture in the early fifth century BCE, drawing on case studies to open up analysis of the genre to the wider theme...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/09/2017

A Handbook of English Renaissance Literary Studies by John Lee A Handbook of English Renaissance Literary Studies

Provides a detailed map of contemporary critical theory in Renaissance and Early Modern English literary studies beyond Shakespeare A Handbook of English Renaissance Literary Studies is a groundbreaking guide to the contemporary engagement with critical theory within the larger disciplinary...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/09/2017

Poetics by Aristotle Poetics

This Norton Critical Edition of the world's first major work of literary criticism is based on James Hutton's acclaimed translation. The text and explanatory and glossarial notes represent the work of the accomplished Hellenists James Hutton and Michelle
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2017

The Oxford English Literary History 1000-1350: Conquest and Transformation by Laura Ashe The Oxford English Literary History 1000-1350: Conquest and Transformation

The Oxford English Literary History is the new century's definitive account of a rich and diverse literary heritage that stretches back for a millennium and more. This volume explores the vast cultural, literary, social, and political transformations which characterized the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/09/2017

Virgil: Aeneid VIII by Virgil Virgil: Aeneid VIII

Book VIII of the Aeneid presents a crucial turning point in the mythological foundation of Rome, with clear political resonances for the future Augustan regime. Set on the verge of war between the Latins and Aeneas' Trojan forces, it describes...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/09/2017

Aeschylus: Libation Bearers by C. W. Marshall Aeschylus: Libation Bearers

Libation Bearers is the 'middle' play in the only extant tragic trilogy to survive from antiquity, Aeschylus' Oresteia, first produced in 458 BCE. This introduction to the play will be useful for anyone reading it in Greek or in translation....
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/09/2017

: Community, Gender, and Individual Identity (1988) English Writing 1360-1430 by David Aers : Community, Gender, and Individual Identity (1988) English Writing 1360-1430

First published in 1988, David Aers explores the treatment of community, gender, and individual identity in English writing between 1360 and 1430, focusing on Margery Kempe, Langland, Chaucer, and the poet of Sir Gawain. He shows how these texts deal...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/09/2017

Hikayat ABI Al-Qasim A Literary Banquet by Emily (University of Exeter) Selove Hikayat ABI Al-Qasim A Literary Banquet

?ik?yat Abu al-Q?sim, probably written in the 11th century by the otherwise unknown al-Azd?, tells the story of a gate-crasher from Baghdad named Ab? al-Q?sim, who shows up uninvited at a party in Isfahan. Dressed as a holy man and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/08/2017

Rebel Barons Resisting Royal Power in Medieval Culture by Luke (Senior Lecturer, School of Modern Languages and Cultures, Durham University) Sunderland Rebel Barons Resisting Royal Power in Medieval Culture
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A volume that explores the rebel baron narrative defined as chansons de geste (medieval chronicles relating heroic deeds) from areas including Burgundy, England, Flanders, Occitania, and Italy.
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/08/2017

Moral History from Herodotus to Diodorus Siculus by Lisa Hau Moral History from Herodotus to Diodorus Siculus

Lisa Irene Hau argues that a driving force among Greek historians was the desire to use the past to teach lessons about the present and for the future. She uncovers the moral messages of the ancient Greek writers of history...
Format: Electronic book text - Released: 31/08/2017

The Four Branches of The Mabinogi by Matthieu Boyd The Four Branches of The Mabinogi

The Mabinogi, a classic of Welsh literature, is a suite of four stories in Middle Welsh. They were composed, or at least put into their current form in the late eleventh or early twelfth century. Set in a primal past,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/08/2017

Inscribed Power Amulets and Magic in Early Spanish Literature by Ryan D. Giles Inscribed Power Amulets and Magic in Early Spanish Literature

In Inscribed Power, Ryan D. Giles explores the function of amuletic prayers, divine names, and incantation formulas that were inscribed and printed on parchment, paper and other media, and at the same time inserted into classic literary works in Spain.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/08/2017

Living in the Future Sovereignty and Internationalism in the Canterbury Tales by Susan Nakley Living in the Future Sovereignty and Internationalism in the Canterbury Tales

Nationalism, like medieval romance literature, recasts history as a mythologized and seamless image of reality. Living in the Future analyses how the anachronistic nationalist fantasies in Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales create a false sense of England's historical continuity that in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/08/2017

Geoffrey Chaucer A New Introduction by David (Judith Rodin Professor of English & Comparative Literature, University of Pennsylvania) Wallace Geoffrey Chaucer A New Introduction
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Covering Geoffrey Chaucer's life and work, David Wallace considers the influence and enduring appeal of his body of writing, exploring the wide ranging geography and iconic characters in his stories, and discusses how Chaucer's own experiences contributed to his literature.
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/08/2017

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Lovable Losers The Heike in Action and Memory by Mikael Adolphson Lovable Losers The Heike in Action and Memory

The first substantial piece of English-language scholarship to examine the actions and the memorization of the Heike (Ise Taira), a family of aristocratic warriors whose resounding defeat at the hands of the Seiwa Genji in 1185 resulted in their iconic...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/09/2017

The School of Rome Latin Studies and the Origins of Liberal Education by W. Martin Bloomer The School of Rome Latin Studies and the Origins of Liberal Education

This fascinating cultural and intellectual history focuses on education as practiced by the imperial age Romans, looking at what they considered the value of education and its effect on children. W. Martin Bloomer details the processes, exercises, claims, and contexts...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2017

Enraged Why Violent Times Need Ancient Greek Myths by Emily Katz Anhalt Enraged Why Violent Times Need Ancient Greek Myths

An examination of remedies for violent rage rediscovered in ancient Greek myths
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

The War Nerd Iliad by John Dolan The War Nerd Iliad


Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2017

Story and Philosophy for Social Change in Medieval and Postmodern Writing Reading for Change by Allyson Carr Story and Philosophy for Social Change in Medieval and Postmodern Writing Reading for Change

This book bridges medieval and contemporary philosophical thinkers, examining the relationship between fiction and philosophy for bringing about social change. Drawing on the philosophical reading and writing practices of medieval author Christine de Pizan and twentieth-century philosopher Luce Irigaray, and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/10/2017

History of Rome, Volume X Books 35-37 by Livy History of Rome, Volume X Books 35-37

Livy (Titus Livius, 64 or 59 BC AD 12 or 17), the Roman historian, presents a vivid narrative of Rome's rise from the traditional foundation of the city in 753 or 751 BC to 9 BC and illustrates the virtues...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/10/2017

Hygiene, Volume II Books 5-6. Thrasybulus. on Exercise with a Small Ball by Galen Hygiene, Volume II Books 5-6. Thrasybulus. on Exercise with a Small Ball

In his treatises Hygiene, Thrasybulus, and On Exercise with a Small Ball, Galen of Pergamum addresses topics of preventive medicine, health, and wellness that continue to resonate with practices of modern doctors and physical therapists.
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/10/2017

Hygiene, Volume I Books 1-4 by Galen Hygiene, Volume I Books 1-4

In his treatises Hygiene, Thrasybulus, and On Exercise with a Small Ball, Galen of Pergamum addresses topics of preventive medicine, health, and wellness that continue to resonate with practices of modern doctors and physical therapists.
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/10/2017

Walter Hilton, the Scale of Perfection A Critical Edition Based on British Library Mss Harley 6573 and 6579 by Stanley Hussey Walter Hilton, the Scale of Perfection A Critical Edition Based on British Library Mss Harley 6573 and 6579

The Scale of Perfection is the major work of Walter Hilton, one of the best known English mystical writers of the late fourteenth century. The text circulated widely in England before becoming a spiritual classic. This is the first authoritative...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/10/2017

The Renaissance Rediscovery of Intimacy by Kathy Eden The Renaissance Rediscovery of Intimacy

In 1345, when Petrarch recovered a lost collection of letters from Cicero to his best friend Atticus, he discovered an intimate Cicero, a man very different from either the well-known orator of the Roman forum or the measured spokesman for...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/10/2017

Christopher Columbus in World Literature An Annotated Bibliography by Moses M. Nagy Christopher Columbus in World Literature An Annotated Bibliography


Format: Paperback - Released: 31/10/2017

Old English Prose Basic Readings by Paul E. Szarmach Old English Prose Basic Readings

First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/10/2017

The Linguistic Past in Twelfth-Century Britain by Sara (University of Cambridge) Harris The Linguistic Past in Twelfth-Century Britain

This book shows how depictions of etymology were used by twelfth-century poets, translators, bureaucrats and historians to portray Britain's past.
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/10/2017

Medieval Empires and the Culture of Competition Literary Duels at Islamic and Christian Courts by Samuel England Medieval Empires and the Culture of Competition Literary Duels at Islamic and Christian Courts

A probing inquiry into medieval court struggles, this book examines the Persian Buyids takeover of the great Arab caliphate in Iraq, the counter-Crusade under Saladin, and the literature of sovereignty in Spain and Italy at the cusp of the Renaissance.
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/10/2017

Chaucer's Dream Visions and Shorter Poems by William A. Quinn Chaucer's Dream Visions and Shorter Poems


Format: Paperback - Released: 31/10/2017

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The Legacy of Courtly Literature From Medieval to Contemporary Culture by Deborah Nelson-Campbell The Legacy of Courtly Literature From Medieval to Contemporary Culture

This fascinating volume examines the enduring influence of courtly tradition and courtly love, particularly in contemporary popular culture. The ten chapters explore topics including the impact of the medieval troubadour in modern love songs, the legacy of figures such as...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/08/2017

A Revelation of Purgatory by Liz Herbert McAvoy A Revelation of Purgatory

Translation and facing text of an important female-authored work from the late middle ages.
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/08/2017

Chaucer's Squire's Tale, Franklin's Tale, and Physician's Tale An Annotated Bibliography, 1900 to 2005 by Kenneth Bleeth Chaucer's Squire's Tale, Franklin's Tale, and Physician's Tale An Annotated Bibliography, 1900 to 2005

The latest volume in the Chaucer Bibliographies series, meticulously assembled by Kenneth Bleeth, is the most comprehensive record of scholarship on Chaucer's Squire's Tale, Franklin's Tale, and Physician's Tale.
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/08/2017

Silenced Voices The Poetics of Speech in Ovid by Bartolo A. Natoli Silenced Voices The Poetics of Speech in Ovid

Examines speech loss across all of Ovid's writings and the ways that motif is explored, developed, and modified in the poet's work after his exile from Rome.
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

Water in Medieval Literature An Ecocritical Reading by Albrecht Classen Water in Medieval Literature An Ecocritical Reading


Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

The Encyclopedia of Medieval Literature in Britain by Sian Echard, Robert Rouse The Encyclopedia of Medieval Literature in Britain
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Bringing together scholarship on multilingual and intercultural medieval Britain like never before, The Encyclopedia of Medieval Literature in Britain comprises over 600 authoritative entries spanning key figures, contexts and influences in the literatures of Britain from the fifth to the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/08/2017

An Outline of Chinese Literature II by Yuan Xingpei An Outline of Chinese Literature II

Different from previous researches weighted toward historical description and individual writer and work, this book establishes a general analytical system and a multi-angled methodology to examine Chinese literature. In ancient China, there was no definite concept of pure literature. Considering...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/08/2017

An Outline of Chinese Literature I by Yuan Xingpei An Outline of Chinese Literature I

Different from previous researches weighted toward historical description and individual writer and work, this book establishes a general analytical system and a multi-angled methodology to examine Chinese literature. The author Yuan Xingpei is a professor of Peking University, a famous...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/08/2017

Perfumed Sleeves and Tangled Hair Body, Woman, and Desire in Medieval Japanese Narratives by Rajyashree Pandey Perfumed Sleeves and Tangled Hair Body, Woman, and Desire in Medieval Japanese Narratives

Explores the possibilities and limits of terms such as body , woman , gender , and agency to analyse texts that come out of altogether different temporal and cultural contexts. Through close textual readings of a wide range of classical...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/07/2017

A Critical Edition of the Old ProvenAal Epic Daurel et Beton With Notes and Prolegomena by Arthur S. Kimmel A Critical Edition of the Old ProvenAal Epic Daurel et Beton With Notes and Prolegomena

Editing this work in the context of modern scholarship has involved many literary and linguistic problems left untouched by the Meyer edition of 1880. The present edition provides a new, accurate reading of the sole manuscript, supported by copious textual...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/07/2017

Medieval Studies in Honor of Urban Tigner Holmes, Jr. by John Mahoney Medieval Studies in Honor of Urban Tigner Holmes, Jr.

This volume is composed of articles by former students of Professor Holmes and presented to him in his sixty-fifth year. Most of the essays deal with medieval subjects or subjects very closely associated with the Middle Ages.
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/07/2017

The Origins of the Baroque Concept of Peregrinatio by Juergen S. Hahn The Origins of the Baroque Concept of Peregrinatio

The word peregrinacion permeates Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese literature, and can be described as wandering, alienation, and exile, combined with pious devotion. Complementing the work of Antonio Vilanova, Juergen Hahn's study of peregrinacion focuses on Spanish literature of the Golden...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/07/2017

The Ancient Lives of Virgil Literary and Historical Studies by Senior Research Fellow and Honorary Professor of Latin Literature Philip (University of Cambridge) Hardie The Ancient Lives of Virgil Literary and Historical Studies

The Ancient Lives of the poet Virgil, written in prose (and sometimes in verse), have long enjoyed great, though controversial, influence. Modern critics have often been scornful of these Lives, for trying to construct biography of the poet from allegorical...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/07/2017

Thou Shalt Not Speak My Language by Abdelfattah Kilito Thou Shalt Not Speak My Language

It has been said that the difference between and language and a dialect is that a language is a dialect with an army. Both the act of translation and bilingualism are steeped in a tension between surrender and conquest, yielding...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/07/2017

Dante in Context by Zygmunt G. (University of Cambridge) Bara'nski Dante in Context

Leading international experts provide an essential framework for the interdisciplinary study of Dante and the late Middle Ages.
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/07/2017

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