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After LaviniaA Literary History of Premodern Marriage Diplomacy

After Lavinia: A Literary History of Premodern Marriage Diplomacy

John Watkins

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501707575
eISBN:
9781501708527
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707575.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The Renaissance jurist Alberico Gentili once quipped that, just like comedies, all wars end in a marriage. In medieval and early modern Europe, marriage treaties were a perennial feature of the ... More

The Transmission of "Beowulf"Language, Culture, and Scribal Behavior

The Transmission of "Beowulf": Language, Culture, and Scribal Behavior

Leonard Neidorf

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501705113
eISBN:
9781501708282
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705113.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Beowulf is a foundational work of Western literature that originated in mysterious circumstances. This book addresses philological questions that are fundamental to the study of the poem. Is Beowulf ... More

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