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Manmade Marvels in Medieval Culture and Literature (The New Middle Ages)

by Scott Lightsey

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Published by Palgrave Macmillan .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • British & Irish history: c 1000 to c 1500,
  • Literary studies: classical, early & medieval,
  • Literary Criticism,
  • Literature - Classics / Criticism,
  • British Isles,
  • Medieval,
  • Literary Criticism & Collections / Medieval

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages208
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8400816M
    ISBN 101403974411
    ISBN 109781403974419

    ‘cover’ the Middle Ages. Academic courses of medieval history have 40 books or more that are considered basic material for all medievalists, and then there are the individual lists developed for specialized fields that can reach works or more. This is just a start and there are certainly great medieval books out there that I have left out. But making a medieval book was no easy undertaking. Just acquiring the basic materials like ink and parchment presented a challenge, yet the book we know today came out of this period. This is how people produced books in an age before the Big publishing houses, between the fifth and 15th centuries.

    Manmade Marvels in Medieval Culture and Literature.. Scott Lightsey. Sarah Stanbury - - Speculum 84 (4) Literature in Arts and Humanities. Medieval Philosophy: New books and articles | Bibliographies | Philosophy journals | Discussions. Rich with information and period detail (including revealing examples of medieval literature from the English, French, Norse, Icelandic, and Italian worlds), these lectures will dramatically increase your understanding of how lives in the Middle Ages were really s: 8.

    Technology and Culture () Lynn White's Medieval Technology and Social Change, first published by Oxford University Press in , was brilliantly conceived and researched. Examining a range of evidence, from the writings of Roger Bacon and Geoffrey Chaucer to the letters of Christopher Columbus, and attending to histories of children's toys, the man-made marvels of romance, the utopian aims of alchemists, or the definitional precision of the scholastics, Ingham analyzes the ethical ambivalence with which medieval.


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Manmade Marvels in Medieval Culture and Literature (The New Middle Ages) by Scott Lightsey Download PDF EPUB FB2

- Katharine Park, Harvard University; Author of Wonders and the Order of Nature, "This study of constructed marvels in late medieval literature and culture shows that an interest in mirabilia was central to developing medieval court cultures and to the individuals, including artisans, who supported such by: Manmade marvels of the later medieval courts--animated golden birds, mechanical angels, and other fantastic machines--were not merely amusing distractions, but also agents of social negotiation and political import.4/5.

This book examines marvels as tangible objects in the literary, courtly, and artisanal cultures of medieval England, but these clever devices, neither wholly semiotic nor purely positivist objects, are imbued with diverse cultural significance that illuminates in new ways the familiar literature of the Ricardian : In Manmade Marvels, the dancing metal peacocks, animated statuary, and spectacular illusions of the romance tradition are disembedded from traditional literary representation as supernatural fictions, and situated in the political culture where mechanical marvels were fashioned to delight courts, garner prestige, and symbolize power.

Available in: book examines marvels as tangible objects in the literary, courtly, and artisanal cultures of medieval England, but these Due to COVID, orders may be delayed. Thank you for your patience. Book Annex Membership Educators Gift Cards Stores & Events HelpPrice: $ Manmade Marvels in Medieval Culture and Literature.

The New Middle Ages. Palgrave Macmillan, Pp. xv + Medieval literature is a broad subject, encompassing essentially all written works available in Europe and beyond during the Middle Ages (that is, the one thousand years from the fall of the Western Roman Empire ca.

AD to the beginning of the Renaissance in the 14th, 15th or 16th century, depending on country). The literature of this time was composed of religious writings as well as. The work of London poet and Chaucer-familiar John Gower appears not to deal in manmade marvels at all, but his choices of matter and approach are affected, like water over submerged contours, by broader cultural perceptions of mirabilia.

Rather, it is a part-scholarly, part-creative, concept that we hope others will explore further, expand upon and play around with.

The book should appeal to anyone interested in medieval literature, medieval science and technology, medievalism, genre fiction and science fiction studies. Medieval Science Fiction Edited by Carl Kears & James Paz. Manmade Marvels in Medieval Culture and Literature.

The New Middle Ages. Palgrave Macmillan, Medieval Literature by Cary Howie Cannibalism in High Medieval English Literature by Heather Blurton The Drama of Masculinity and Medieval English Guild Culture by Christina M.

Fitzgerald Chaucer’s Visions of Manhood by Holly A. Crocker The Literary Subversions of Medieval Women by Jane Chance Manmade Marvels in Medieval Culture and Literature. Book Description: Current preoccupations with the body have led to a growing interest in the intersections between religion, literature and the history of medicine, and, more specifically, how they converge within a given culture.

This collection of essays explores the ways in which aspects of medieval culture were predicated upon an. Book of the Marvels of the World (Italian: Il Milione, lit."The Million", deriving from Polo's nickname "Emilione"), in English commonly called The Travels of Marco Polo, is a 13th-century travelogue written down by Rustichello da Pisa from stories told by Italian explorer Marco Polo, describing Polo's travels through Asia between andand his experiences at the court of Kublai Khan.

Little attention has been paid to the key place of manmade marvels in late medieval European culture, and this book seeks, through reading these marvels, to look behind the curtain at Oz—“behind the wainscoting” in Mary Douglas’s words—at the cultural detritus of courtly prerogatives and issues that inhere in the systems behind the.

Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Culture (essay collections) and Research in Medieval and Early Modern Culture (monographs) are sister series originally inspired by themes drawn from the annual International Congress on Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo.

These series provide a home for high‐quality humanities research on topics from the late antique, medieval and early modern periods. “The Paradox of Transcendent Machines in the Demystification of the Boxley Christ,” Postmedieval: a journal of medieval cultural studies.

Vol. 1, no. 1, spring/summer (), pp. Manmade Marvels in Medieval Culture and Literature. The New Middle Ages (Palgrave-Macmillan, ).

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Download The Book Of Marvels And Travels books, In his Book of Marvels and Travels. by multiple authors includes books Engaging Words: The Culture of Reading in the Later Middle Ages, Motherhood and Mothering in Anglo-Saxon England, Isabel la Católica, Queen of Castile: Critical Essays, and several more.

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Lewis The Book of Memory: The Study of Memory in Medieval Culture by Mary Carruthers. Karen Cook (University of Hartford) Music in Films on the Middle Ages by John Haines “I’m using this book heavily in a spring medievalism seminar.

Lots of good, lots to. How might medieval – and, indeed, our own culture – have been different if Aristotle’s lost second book of the Poetics, exploring the importance of comedy, had survived?