By Philip Thibodeau
By Philip Thibodeau
By C. Goldy,A. Livingstone
By David Bialock
By L. A. Swift
By Samantha Zacher,Andy Orchard
The overdue tenth-century Vercelli booklet (Vercelli, Biblioteca Capitolare CXVII) includes one of many earliest surviving collections of homilies and poetry within the English language. The manuscript's mix of poetry and homiletic prose has generated excessive scholarly debate, and there's no consensus about the unique goal of the compiler.
New Readings within the Vercelli Book addresses critical questions in regards to the manuscript's meant use, mode of compilation, and goal, and gives a number of methods on such themes as orthography, variety, style, topic, and source-study. The individuals contain a few of the top-rated Vercelli specialists, in addition to the 2 most up-to-date editors of the homilies. The notable essays during this quantity provide the 1st sustained literary research of either the poetry and prose texts of the Vercelli ebook, delivering very important new views on a dynamic and invaluable historic document.
By Theresa Coletti
A sinner-saint who embraced then renounced sexual and worldly pleasures; a lady who, via her attachment to Jesus, embodied either erotic and sacred strength; a logo of penance and an exemplar of contemplative and passionate devotion: might be no determine stood towards the guts of past due medieval debates in regards to the resources of religious authority and women's contribution to salvation heritage than did Mary Magdalene, and maybe nowhere in later medieval England was once cultural preoccupation with the Magdalene greater than in fifteenth-century East Anglia.
Looking to East Anglian texts together with the N-Town performs, The e-book of Margery Kempe, The Revelations of Julian of Norwich, and Bokenham's Legend of Holy Women, Theresa Coletti explores how the gendered image of Mary Magdalene mediates tensions among masculine and female religious energy, institutional and person modes of non secular expression, and certified and unauthorized different types of revelation and sacred speech. utilizing the Digby play Mary Magdalene as her touchstone, Coletti engages a large choice of textual and visible assets to make obvious the discursive and fabric ties of East Anglian dramatic texts and female faith to broader traditions of cultural remark and representation.
In bringing the disciplinary views of literary historical past and feedback, gender reports, and social and non secular historical past to endure on particular neighborhood circumstances of dramatic perform, Mary Magdalene and the Drama of Saints highlights the relevance of heart English dramatic discourse to the dynamic spiritual weather of past due medieval England. In doing so, the ebook decisively demanding situations the marginalization of drama inside of medieval English reviews, elucidates vernacular theater's kinship with influential overdue medieval spiritual texts and associations, and articulates the altering percentages for sacred illustration within the a long time prior to the Reformation.
By Dante Alighieri,Violeta Díaz-Corralejo Arenillas
By Gregory Nagy
By Arthur Bahr
By Friedrich / Dietl, Cora / Däumer, Matthias Wolfzettel