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  1. The Spectral Jew
    Medieval European culture encompassed Judaic, Christian, Muslim, and pagan societies, forming a complex matrix of religious belief, identity, and imagination. Through incisive readings of a broad range of medieval texts and informed... Learn More
    Published: 1st January 2006
    Paperback | £22.99
  2. At the Margins
    Slaves, foundlings, prostitutes, nuns, homosexuals, exiles, the elderly, and mountain communities - such groups stood at the margins of society in premodern Italy. But where precisely the margins were was not so easily determined.... Learn More
    Published: 14th April 2005
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  3. Imagining A Medieval English Nation
    These ten specially commissioned essays demonstrate that during the Middle Ages the idea of an English nation was not fixed. The contributors examine and contrast the thinking behind the ways in which medieval philosophers and... Learn More
    Published: 18th December 2003
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  4. Amoral Gower
    Gower wrote his vernacular poem Confessio Amantis at the same time as Chaucer embarked on The Canterbury Tales . It is therefore not overly surprising that Gower's poem is far less known today than Chaucer's. This study seeks... Learn More
    Published: 14th October 2003
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  5. New Troy
    Examines the political and literary uses of the Trojan legend in the medieval period. England in the late fourteenth century witnessed a large-scale social revolt, a lingering and seemingly hopeless war with France, and fierce... Learn More
    Published: 11th July 2003
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  6. Medieval Identity Machines

    Medieval Identity Machines

    By Jeffrey J. Cohen

    Series Medieval Cultures

    University of Minnesota Press

    In Medieval Identity Machines, Jeffrey J. Cohen examines the messiness, permeability, and perversity of medieval bodies, arguing that human identity always exceeds the limits of the flesh. Combining critical theory with a rigorous... Learn More
    Published: 5th May 2003
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  7. Arts Of Possession
    Taking its titles from an Aristotelian phrase describing the efficient practices of managing a household, Arts of Possession looks at the way in which ways of living, the household and practices of having, became central issues... Learn More
    Published: 18th March 2003
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  8. Chaucer’s Queer Nation

    Chaucer’s Queer Nation

    By Glenn Burger

    Series Medieval Cultures

    University of Minnesota Press

    Bringing the concerns of queer theory and postcolonial studies to bear on Chaucer s Canterbury Tales, this ambitious book compels a rethinking not only of this most canonical of works, but also of questions of sexuality and gender... Learn More
    Published: 29th January 2003
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  9. Gender and Difference in the Middle Ages

    Gender and Difference in the Middle Ages

    Written by Sharon Farmer, Contributions by Carol Braun Pasternack

    Series Medieval Cultures

    University of Minnesota Press

    Gender has been a powerful and prominent factor affecting relationships of power and social hierarchies throughout history but, as this group of essays shows, there were many other notions of difference' that intersected with... Learn More
    Published: 7th January 2003
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  10. Sacrifice Your Love
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  11. Congenial Souls
    Chaucer has been a persistently popular subject for editors, scholars and readers. This detailed and often challenging study, parts of which have been published before or presented as lectures, examines the changing nature of... Learn More
    Published: 2nd November 2001
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  12. Book Of The Incipit
    A mostly theoretical and philosophical examination of the concept of beginnings in medieval literature, notably in Piers Plowman, as well as grammar, rhetoric, physics, theology and genealogy. Smith focuses on the ways in which... Learn More
    Published: 1st May 2001
    Hardback | £34.00
  13. Medieval Conduct

    Medieval Conduct

    By Kathleen Ashley

    Series Medieval Cultures

    University of Minnesota Press

    Medieval conduct texts provided behavioral guidelines for men, women and children on a wide range of issues, including food, fashion and general behaviour. These nine papers, resulting from sessions of the International Congress... Learn More
    Published: 8th May 2001
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  14. Queering The Middle Ages

    Queering The Middle Ages

    By Glenn Burger

    Series Medieval Cultures

    University of Minnesota Press

    A re-examination of medieval attitudes towards gender and sexuality from postmodern theoretical perspectives. Thirteen contributions examine homosexuality in a range of literary genres, including works by Chaucer, Christine de... Learn More
    Published: 11th April 2001
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  15. Theory And The Premodern Text

    Theory And The Premodern Text

    By Paul Strohm

    Series Medieval Cultures

    University of Minnesota Press

    Strohen's collection of 13 papers, most published here for the first time, aims to reunite literary theory with the text and proposes a form of practical theory' which places the text at the centre of analysis and allows the text... Learn More
    Published: 14th December 2000
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  16. Chaucer At Large
    Offered as part of the sexcentenary commemoration of Chaucer's death, this very readable study examines Chaucer's impact on the academic and non-academic worlds of the 19th and 20th centuries. Chronological chapters assess Chaucer's... Learn More
    Published: 1st November 2000
    Hardback | £29.99
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