Download Free John the Baptist's Prayer, Or, 'The Descent Into Hell' from the Exeter Book PDF by Mary R. Rambaran-Olm Full Book and published by Boydell & Brewer Ltd. This book was released on 2014 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Edition, translation and full critical study of a hitherto marginalised text, bringing it to full attention for the first time.
Download Free John the Baptist's Prayer Or the Descent Into Hell from the Exeter Book PDF by M. R. Rambaran-Olm Full Book and published by D. S. Brewer. This book was released on 2014-06-19 with total page 262 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Old English poem known popularly as the 'Descent into Hell', found on folios 119v to 121v of the Exeter book, has to date received little critical attention, perhaps owing to various contextual problems and lacunae on the leaves that contain it. This first full-length study offers a full account of the poem, together with an edition of the text and facing translation. It aims to resolve some of the poem's vexing issues and provides a variety of possible interpretations of the poem. The in-depth literary analysis seeks to enrich modern scholarly perceptions of the poem, suggest a more appropriate title, and contribute to continued scholarly discussion and analysis of the Exeter book and its compilation. It provides a guide towards understanding the poem's main theme, presents the text in light of its position in ecclesiastical history, and sheds fresh light into its place and significance within the corpus of Old English poetry. M.R. Rambaran-Olm received her PhD from the University of Glasgow.
Download Free The Encyclopedia of Medieval Literature in Britain, 4 Volume Set PDF by Sian Echard Full Book and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2017-08-07 with total page 2102 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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 sixteenth centuries. A uniquely multilingual and intercultural approach reflecting the latest scholarship, covering the entire medieval period and the full tapestry of literary languages comprises over 600 authoritative yet accessible entries on key figures, texts, critical debates, methodologies, cultural and isitroical contexts, and related terminology Represents all the literatures of the British Isles including Old and Middle English, Early Scots, Anglo-Norman, the Norse, Latin and French of Britain, and the Celtic Literatures of Wales, Ireland, Scotland and Cornwall Boasts an impressive chronological scope, covering the period from the Saxon invasions to the fifth century to the transition to the Early Modern Period in the sixteenth Covers the material remains of Medieval British literature, including manuscripts and early prints, literary sites and contexts of production, performance and reception as well as highlighting narrative transformations and intertextual links during the period
Download Free Cultures of Eschatology PDF by Veronika Wieser Full Book and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2020-07-20 with total page 864 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Apokalyptische Vorstellungen von Untergang und Verheißung, von letzten Dingen und äußersten Wahrheiten, von Endgültigem und noch nie Dagewesenem begleiten die europäische Kulturgeschichte seit mehr als 2000 Jahren. Die vorliegende Reihe Kulturgeschichte der Apokalypse legt eine heterogene und interdisziplinäre Durchmessung des Endzeitdenkens aus historisch-kulturwissenschaftlicher Perspektive vor. Sie betont die einzigartigen Verhaftungen apokalyptischer Diskurse in jeweils zeitgenössischen, epistemischen, medialen und politischen Kontexten und plädiert für den Mut zum Bruch – zum Bruch mit homogenen Lesarten, linearen Denktraditionen und lediglich formalen Rückführungen auf einen apokalyptischen Ursprung. Dabei öffnet sie den Blick in andere religiöse wie geographische Kontexte und lädt zum interdisziplinären Vergleich ein.
Download Free Stasis in the Medieval West? PDF by Michael D.J. Bintley Full Book and published by Springer. This book was released on 2017-05-16 with total page 283 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume questions the extent to which Medieval studies has emphasized the period as one of change and development through reexamining aspects of the medieval world that remained static. The Medieval period is popularly thought of as a dark age, before the flowerings of the Renaissance ushered a return to the wisdom of the Classical era. However, the reality familiar to scholars and students of the Middle Ages – that this was a time of immense transition and transformation – is well known. This book approaches the theme of ‘stasis’ in broad terms, with chapters covering the full temporal range from Late Antiquity to the later Middle Ages. Contributors to this collection seek to establish what remained static, continuous or ongoing in the Medieval era, and how the period’s political and cultural upheavals generated stasis in the form of deadlock, nostalgia, and the preservation of ancient traditions.
Download Free Flaying in the Pre-modern World PDF by Larissa Tracy Full Book and published by Boydell & Brewer. This book was released on 2017 with total page 426 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The practice and the representation of flaying in the middle ages and after are considered in this provocative collection.
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Download Free Priests and Their Books in Late Anglo-Saxon England PDF by Gerald P. Dyson Full Book and published by Boydell & Brewer. This book was released on 2019 with total page 298 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Fresh perspectives on the English clergy, their books, and the wider Anglo-Saxon church.
Download Free MS Junius 11 and Its Poetry PDF by Carl Kears Full Book and published by Boydell & Brewer. This book was released on 2023-02-21 with total page 239 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A fresh close reading of the texts of one of the four surviving major manuscripts of Old English poetry, reappraising Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Junius 11 to discover some of the preoccupations of its compliers. Oxford, Bodleian Library MS Junius 11 is one of the four major manuscripts of Old English poetry to survive and the only one of these to have had a planned sequence of illuminations. Junius 11 is made up of different poems - Genesis A, Genesis B, Exodus, Daniel and Christ and Satan - compiled to resemble a long narrative that represents salvation history from its violent origins to its Last Days. While the poems draw inspiration from biblical, apocryphal and commentary traditions, they combine in the manuscript to create powerful effects that can also be understood through an appreciation of the distinctive craft and complexity of early medieval vernacular verse. But can the language of the poetry within the manuscript tell us anything about the aims of the Junius 11 project, or the preoccupations of its compilers? This book approaches Junius 11 as an ambitious poetic endeavour that was designed to offer counsel through the medium of Old English verbal art. Tracing thematic language across and between the poems, and offering close readings of them in their manuscript context, MS Junius 11 and its Poetry argues that it is early medieval political ideas represented by the Old English words ræd (good counsel) and unræd (ill counsel) that emerge as the key components underlying the central conflicts of the history of humankind the makers of this manuscript sought to create. The poems themselves, by giving us many examples of rulers and leaders falling to ruin, have the potential to offer their own ræd to those who may have found themselves in relatable positions. But Junius 11 demands work for such gifts. Its poems generate impressions cumulatively and collectively, offering instruction to those who might build connections across pages, demanding audiences become attentive and active readers so that they might find solace and advice in a world that moves towards destruction.
Download Free Bishop Æthelwold, His Followers, and Saints' Cults in Early Medieval England PDF by Alison Hudson Full Book and published by Boydell & Brewer. This book was released on 2022 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An exploration of how Æthelwold and those he influenced deployed the promotion of saints to implement religious reform.
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Download Free Representing Beasts in Early Medieval England and Scandinavia PDF by Michael D. J. Bintley Full Book and published by Boydell & Brewer Ltd. This book was released on 2015 with total page 314 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Essays on the depiction of animals, birds and insects in early medieval material culture, from texts to carvings to the landscape itself.
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