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The Accommodated JewEnglish Antisemitism from Bede to Milton

The Accommodated Jew: English Antisemitism from Bede to Milton

Kathy Lavezzo

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501703157
eISBN:
9781501706158
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501703157.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

England during the Middle Ages was at the forefront of European antisemitism. It was in medieval Norwich that the notorious “blood libel” was first introduced when a resident accused the city's ... More

Feeling Like SaintsLollard Writings after Wyclif

Feeling Like Saints: Lollard Writings after Wyclif

Fiona Somerset

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452819
eISBN:
9780801470998
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452819.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

“Lollard” is the name given to followers of John Wyclif, the English dissident theologian who was dismissed from Oxford University in 1381 for his arguments regarding the eucharist. A forceful and ... More

Holy MatterChanging Perceptions of the Material World in Late Medieval Christianity

Holy Matter: Changing Perceptions of the Material World in Late Medieval Christianity

Sara Ritchey

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452536
eISBN:
9780801470950
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452536.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

A magnificent proliferation of new Christ-centered devotional practices reveals profound changes in the Western Christian temperament of the twelfth century and beyond. This change has often been ... More

Jacob's ShipwreckDiaspora, Translation, and Jewish-Christian Relations in Medieval England

Jacob's Shipwreck: Diaspora, Translation, and Jewish-Christian Relations in Medieval England

Ruth Nisse

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501703072
eISBN:
9781501708329
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501703072.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Jewish and Christian authors of the High Middle Ages not infrequently came into dialogue or conflict with each other over traditions drawn from ancient writings outside of the bible. Circulating in ... More

Knowing PoetryVerse in Medieval France from the Rose to the Rhétoriqueurs

Knowing Poetry: Verse in Medieval France from the Rose to the Rhétoriqueurs

Adrian Armstrong and Sarah Kay

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449734
eISBN:
9780801460586
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449734.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

In the later Middle Ages, many writers claimed that prose is superior to verse as a vehicle of knowledge because it presents the truth in an unvarnished form, without the distortions of meter and ... More

Margery Kempe and the Lonely Reader

Margery Kempe and the Lonely Reader

Rebecca Krug

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501705335
eISBN:
9781501708169
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705335.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Since its rediscovery in 1934, the fifteenth-century Book of Margery Kempe has become a canonical text for students of medieval Christian mysticism and spirituality. Its author was a ... More

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