SUNY series in Medieval Studies

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Chaucerian Spaces

Examines affect and the significance of space and place in the first six Canterbury Tales.

Reform and Resistance

Explores the relationship between gender and identity in early medieval Germanic societies.

The King's English

Shows how Alfred the Great's translations of Latin works exposed Anglo-Saxon elites to classical learning and Christian thought while bringing prestige to the king and his West Saxon dialect.

Women's Space

Art historical and literary perspectives on the place of women in the medieval church.

Anglo-Saxon Styles

Considers the definitions and implications of style in Anglo-Saxon art and literature.

The Medieval French Alexander

Explores the significance of Alexander the Great in French medieval literature and culture.

The Discourse of Enclosure

Examines representations of women and femininity in Old English poetry and prose.

Inscribing the Hundred Years' War in French and English Cultures

Examines the impact of the Hundred Years' War on French and English literature of the period, revealing the ways in which history influences literature and literature intervenes in history.

The Place of the Psalms in the Intellectual Culture of the Middle Ages

Surveys the influence of the Psalms in the Middle Ages, giving a unique window into the intellectual, spiritual, and emotional culture of the period.

The Insular Tradition

"A breadth of interdisciplinary voices" discuss how geographical insularity - specifically that of Britain and Ireland - has affected artistic tradition.

Devils, Women, and Jews

Analyzes and illustrates the demonization of women and Jews in medieval sermon stories, retelling over one hundred of these tales in modern English.

Sex and Gender in Medieval and Renaissance Texts

Examines interrelated topics in Medieval and Renaissance Latin literature: the status of women as writers, the status of women as rhetorical figures, and the status of women in society from the fifth to the early seventeenth century.

Representation and Design

Examines Old English poetry from the point of view of its interpretation, drawing on Anglo-Saxon pictorial art as a model for the interaction of representation and design.

Holy Men and Holy Women

This is a collection of essays on the literature of "saints' lives" in Anglo-Saxon literature.

Culture and the King

This book focuses on how and why various cultures have appropriated the story of King Arthur. It is about re-vision, how cultures alter inherited texts and are, in turn, changed by them, and it deals ...

Women's Secrets

Women's Secrets provides the first modern translation of the notorious treatise De secretis mulierum, popular throughout the late middle ages and into modern times. The Secrets deals with human reproduction ...

Speaking Two Languages

This book is designed for the medievalist interested in contemporary criticism but cautious about its limits. The volume's essays are not designed to offer rereadings of familiar texts, but to address ...

The Olde Daunce

In this volume a variety of perspectives reevaluate the nature of friendship, desire, and the olde daunce of love in the Middle Ages. Challenging earlier scholarly notions about medieval marriage, this ...

Wykked Wyves and the Woes of Marriage

Analysis of the literature demonstrates a link between the growing secularism and careerism of the late middle ages and the reduction of women’s social status and public options.