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Melusine; or, The Noble History of Lusignan

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ISBN : 0271059907
Pages : 261 pages
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Download Free Melusine; or, The Noble History of Lusignan in PDF by Jean d'Arras Full eBook and published by Penn State Press. This book was released on 2015-06-26 with total page 261 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Jean d’Arras’s splendid prose romance of Melusine, written for Jean de Berry, the brother of King Charles V of France, is one of the most significant and complex literary works of the later Middle Ages. The author, promising to tell us “how the noble and powerful fortress of Lusignan in Poitou was founded by a fairy,” writes a ceaselessly astonishing account of the origins of the powerful feudal dynasty of the Lusignans in southwestern France, which flourished in western Europe and the Near East during the age of the Crusades. The spellbinding story of the destinies of the fairy Melusine, her mortal husband, and her extraordinary sons blends history, myth, genealogy, folklore, and popular traditions with epic, romance, and Crusade narrative. Preceded by a substantial introduction, this translation, the first in English to be amply annotated, captures the remarkable range of stylistic registers that characterizes this extravagant and captivating work.


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Melusine's Footprint

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ISBN : 9004355952
Pages : 451 pages
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Download Free Melusine's Footprint in PDF by Full eBook and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2017-11-13 with total page 451 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Melusine’s Footprint: Tracing the Legacy of a Medieval Myth offers nineteen new critical essays from an international and interdisciplinary group of scholars examining the cultural, literary, and mythical inheritance of the legendary half-fairy, half-serpent Melusine.


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Translating the Middle Ages

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ISBN : 1317007212
Pages : 236 pages
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Download Free Translating the Middle Ages in PDF by Karen L. Fresco Full eBook and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-02-17 with total page 236 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Drawing on approaches from literary studies, history, linguistics, and art history, and ranging from Late Antiquity to the sixteenth century, this collection views 'translation' broadly as the adaptation and transmission of cultural inheritance. The essays explore translation in a variety of sources from manuscript to print culture and the creation of lexical databases. Several essays look at the practice of textual translation across languages, including the vernacularization of Latin literature in England, France, and Italy; the translation of Greek and Hebrew scientific terms into Arabic; and the use of Hebrew terms in anti-Jewish and anti-Muslim polemics. Other essays examine medieval translators' views and performance of translation, looking at Lydgate's translation of Greek myths through mental images rendered through rhetorical figures or at how printing transformed the rhetoric of intervernacular translation of chivalric romances. This collection also demonstrates translation as a key element in the construction of cultural and political identity in the Fet des Romains and Chester Whitsun Plays, and in the papacy's efforts to compete with Byzantium by controlling the translation of Greek writings.


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Heroes and Marvels of the Middle Ages

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ISBN : 1789142504
Pages : 224 pages
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Download Free Heroes and Marvels of the Middle Ages in PDF by Jacques Le Goff Full eBook and published by Reaktion Books. This book was released on 2020-06-15 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Heroes and Marvels of the Middle Ages is a history like no other: it is a history of the imagination, presented between two celebrated groups of the period. One group consists of heroes: Charlemagne, El Cid, King Arthur, Orlando, Pope Joan, Melusine, Merlin the Wizard, and also the fox and the unicorn. The other is the miraculous, represented here by three forms of power that dominated medieval society: the cathedral, the castle, and the cloister. Roaming between the boundaries of the natural and the supernatural, between earth and the heavens, the medieval universe is illustrated by a shared iconography, covering a vast geographical span. This imaginative history is also a continuing story, which presents the heroes and marvels of the Middle Ages as the times defined them: venerated, then bequeathed to future centuries where they have continued to live and transform through remembrance of the past, adaptation to the present, and openness to the future.


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Transmissions

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ISBN : 9783039107346
Pages : 232 pages
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Download Free Transmissions in PDF by Isabelle Frances McNeill Full eBook and published by Peter Lang. This book was released on 2007 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As a concept, transmission is crucial to our understanding of how ideas circulate within and across cultures. It opens up a series of questions that link to key debates concerning the exchange of knowledge. Bringing together research from a broad range of areas in French studies, this volume investigates the workings of transmission in relation to canonical and contemporary figures alike, including Proust, Barthes, Derrida, Jean-Luc Godard, and Claire Denis. The essays collected here offer a lively response to the themes of transmission, considering literature and philosophy from the medieval period onwards, as well as modern cinema and critical theory. The first section traces concepts of malign transmission that have informed medieval, early modern and finally contemporary representations of contagion. The second section addresses the impact of trauma, along with its imperative to testify to, or transmit, painful experiences such as rape and the Holocaust. The final section considers transmission in terms of a signal that carries a message, as well as the media that transport or encode that signal.


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Melusine of Lusignan

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Publisher : University of Georgia Press
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ISBN : 9780820318233
Pages : 320 pages
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Download Free Melusine of Lusignan in PDF by Donald Maddox Full eBook and published by University of Georgia Press. This book was released on 1996 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume of original essays is the first collection devoted to the monumental Roman de Melusine (1393) by Jean d'Arras. A masterwork of late fourteenth-century French prose fiction, Melusine tells of the powerful medieval dynasty of Lusignan from its founding as a city by the legendary Melusine, an enigmatic fairy-figure subject to periodic monstrous transformations, through its expansion in Europe and the Near East, to its ultimate evanescence. Melusine offers a singular blend of history and fiction as it upholds the proprietary claims to Lusignan of the work's illustrious patron, Jean, Duc de Berry. The great deeds of Melusine, her forebears, and her progeny unfold in a narrative that blends elements of myth, folklore, and popular traditions with epic, Crusade narrative, romance, and theological doctrine. Advancing a wealth of new material and fresh insight, the essays in this volume address the complex interplay of the conventions of medieval fictional, historical, and genealogical writing from a wide variety of critical perspectives. Together, they offer a new, more balanced and comprehensive understanding of one of the most significant literary works of late medieval European culture.


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Arthurian Literature XXXVI

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ISBN : 1843846047
Pages : 207 pages
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Download Free Arthurian Literature XXXVI in PDF by Megan G. Leitch Full eBook and published by Boydell & Brewer. This book was released on 2021 with total page 207 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Guest Editors: Sarah Bowden, Susanne Friede and Andreas Hammer This special issue focuses on space and place in Arthurian literature, from a wide range of European traditions. Topics addressed include the connections between quest space and individual spirituality in the Vulgate Queste and Malory's Morte Darthur; penitence in Hartmann's Iwein and Gregorius; parallels in sacred spaces in the Matter of Britain and medieval Ireland; political prophecy in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and The Awntyrs off Arthure A; syntagmatic and paradigmatic spaces in Chrétien's Perceval; spatial significance in Wigalois and Prosa Lancelot; the political meaning of the tomb of King Lot and the rebel kings in Malory's Morte Darthur; and sexual spaces in twelfth-century French romance.


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Medieval Romance

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Publisher : University of Toronto Press
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ISBN : 1487501919
Pages : 264 pages
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Download Free Medieval Romance in PDF by James F. Knapp Full eBook and published by University of Toronto Press. This book was released on 2017-01-01 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Medieval Romance is the first study to focus on the deep philosophical underpinnings of the genre's fictional worlds


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Receptions of Antiquity

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ISBN : 9038218834
Pages : 379 pages
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Download Free Receptions of Antiquity in PDF by Jan Nelis Full eBook and published by Academia Press. This book was released on 2011 with total page 379 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "This volume presents a series of papers which cover the general theme of the reception of antiquity, a topic which has in recent years become a discipline in itself, or what some might call a 'cross-discipline'. Indeed the Nachleben of the (culture of) classical antiquity, and of antiquity as a whole, manifests in a number of diverse domains, opening up the field of reception studies to scholars from disciplines other than Classics. This collection of papers illustrates this diversity, uniting as it does original research by scholars from a variety of disciplines: classicists, historians, theatre historians, architectural historians, psychologists, archaeologists, artists, and more, all of whom have treated some aspect of the so-called 'classical tradition' by means of their own individual approaches, leading to a volume rich and dense in themes and methodologies. 'Receptions of antiquity' has been written by friends of Freddy Decreus, in honour of his career, and in celebration of his thought."--


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The Medieval Author in Medieval French Literature

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ISBN : 1403983453
Pages : 257 pages
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Download Free The Medieval Author in Medieval French Literature in PDF by V. Greene Full eBook and published by Springer. This book was released on 2006-08-05 with total page 257 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Thirty-five years ago Roland Barthes proclaimed the death of the Author. For medievalists no death has been more timely. The essays in this volume create a prism through which to understand medieval authorship as a process and the medieval author as an agency in the making.


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The Beautiful and the Monstrous

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ISBN : 9783039119004
Pages : 250 pages
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Download Free The Beautiful and the Monstrous in PDF by Amaleena Damlé Full eBook and published by Peter Lang. This book was released on 2010 with total page 250 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "The articles that appear in this collection were presented as papers at the Cambridge Annual French Graduate Conference held at King's College, Cambridge in April 2008"--P. [xi].


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Premodern Rulers and Postmodern Viewers

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ISBN : 3319687719
Pages : 351 pages
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Download Free Premodern Rulers and Postmodern Viewers in PDF by Janice North Full eBook and published by Springer. This book was released on 2018-02-01 with total page 351 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Pop culture portrayals of medieval and early modern monarchs are rife with tension between authenticity and modern mores, producing anachronisms such as a feminist Queen Isabel (in RTVE’s Isabel) and a lesbian Queen Christina (in The Girl King). This book examines these anachronisms as a dialogue between premodern and postmodern ideas about gender and sexuality, raising questions of intertemporality, the interpretation of history, and the dangers of presentism. Covering a range of famous and lesser-known European monarchs on screen, from Elizabeth I to Muhammad XII of Granada, this book addresses how the lives of powerful women and men have been mythologized in order to appeal to today’s audiences. The contributors interrogate exactly what is at stake in these portrayals; namely, our understanding of premodern rulers, the gender and sexual ideologies they navigated, and those that we navigate today.


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The Myth of Morgan la Fey

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ISBN : 1137332980
Pages : 262 pages
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Download Free The Myth of Morgan la Fey in PDF by K. Pérez Full eBook and published by Springer. This book was released on 2014-04-02 with total page 262 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The sister of King Arthur goes by many names: sorceress, kingmaker, death-wielder, mother, lover, goddess. The Myth of Morgan la Fey reveals her true identity through a comprehensive investigation of the famed enchantress' evolution - or devolution - over the past millennium and its implications for gender relations today.


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The Historical Enigma of the Snake Woman from Antiquity to the 21st Century

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ISBN : 1527512134
Pages : 295 pages
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Download Free The Historical Enigma of the Snake Woman from Antiquity to the 21st Century in PDF by Angela Giallongo Full eBook and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2018-06-11 with total page 295 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book provides an exploration of the historical conditions that gradually defined subordinating symbols and conflictual values in social relations between the sexes. It reveals how snakes and the gelid eyes of Medusa—the archetypical snake-woman—have reverberated across the visual arts and written sources throughout the ages in association with negative emotions: fear, anger, scorn and shame. The outcomes and implications of the disturbing correlation between the dangerous female gaze, the malignitas of the snake and the lethal power of menstruation that have been woven through the fabric of the Western imaginary are analysed here. This analysis reveals an intriguing history of female reptilian hybrids—from the pleasing Minoan snake goddesses to the depressing Gorgon, Echidna, Amazons, Eve, Melusine, Basilisk, Poison-Damsel, Catoblepas and Sadako/Samara—and gives the reader an opportunity to explore things that never happened but have always been.


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Founding Feminisms in Medieval Studies

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ISBN : 1843844273
Pages : 276 pages
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Download Free Founding Feminisms in Medieval Studies in PDF by Laine E. Doggett Full eBook and published by Boydell & Brewer. This book was released on 2016 with total page 276 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Essays using feminist approaches to offer fresh insights into aspects of the texts and the material culture of the middle ages.


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A Bilingual Edition of Jean D'Arras's Melusine, Or, L'histoire de Lusignan

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Download Free A Bilingual Edition of Jean D'Arras's Melusine, Or, L'histoire de Lusignan in PDF by Jean Full eBook and published by . This book was released on 2007 with total page 564 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:


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Death and Tenses

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ISBN : 0191068861
Pages : 320 pages
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Download Free Death and Tenses in PDF by Neil Kenny Full eBook and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2015-12-17 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In what tense should we refer to the dead? The question has long been asked, from Cicero to Julian Barnes. Answering it is partly a matter of grammar and stylistic convention. But the hesitation, annoyance, even distress that can be caused by the 'wrong' tense suggests that more may be at stake—our very relation to the dead. This book, the first to test that hypothesis, investigates how tenses were used in sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century France (especially in French but also in Latin) to refer to dead friends, lovers, family members, enemies, colleagues, writers, officials, kings and queens of recent times, but also to those who had died long before, whether Christ, the saints, or the ancient Greeks and Romans who posthumously filled the minds of Renaissance humanists. Did tenses refer to the dead in ways that contributed to granting them differing degrees of presence (and absence)? Did tenses communicate dimensions of posthumous presence (and absence) that partly eluded more concept-based affirmations? The investigation ranges from funerary and devotional writing to Eucharistic theology, from poetry to humanist paratexts, from Rabelais's prose fiction to Montaigne's Essais. Primarily a work of literary and cultural history, it also draws on early modern grammatical thought and on modern linguistics (with its concept of aspect and its questioning of 'tense'), while arguing that neither can fully explain the phenomena studied. The book briefly compares early modern usage with tendencies in modern French and English in the West, asking whether changes in belief about posthumous survival have been accompanied by changes in tense-use.