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The Heptameron

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In the early 1500s five men and five women find themselves trapped by floods and compelled to take refuge in an abbey high in the Pyrenees. When told they ...

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  • Editeur: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141911158
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 544
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: In the early 1500s five men and five women find themselves trapped by floods and compelled to take refuge in an abbey high in the Pyrenees. When told they must wait days for a bridge to be repaired, they are inspired - by recalling Boccaccio's Decameron - to pass the time in a cultured manner by each telling a story every day. The stories, however, soon degenerate into a verbal battle between the sexes, as the characters weave tales of corrupt friars, adulterous noblemen and deceitful wives. From the cynical Saffredent to the young idealist Dagoucin or the moderate Parlamente - believed to express De Navarre's own views - The Heptameron provides a fascinating insight into the minds and passions of the nobility of sixteenth century France.


The Heptameron

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DIVTen men and women engage in a storytelling battle of the sexes that abounds in murder, adultery, remorse, and revenge, all set in 16th-century France. T ...

  • L'auteur : Marguerite, Queen of Navarre
  • Editeur: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 0486149420
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 224
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: DIVTen men and women engage in a storytelling battle of the sexes that abounds in murder, adultery, remorse, and revenge, all set in 16th-century France. Translation by Arthur Machen. /div


The Tales Of The Heptameron, Vol. I. (of V.)

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This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making ...

  • L'auteur : Queen, consort of Henry II, King of Navarre Marguerite
  • Editeur: tredition
  • ISBN: 3847209485
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 197
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of style. Several mostly non-profit literature projects provide content to tredition. To support their good work, tredition donates a portion of the proceeds from each sold copy. As a reader of a TREDITION CLASSICS book, you support our mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion.


Earthly Treasures

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Earthly Treasures maps the presence, position and use in the narrative of a variety of material objects in Marguerite de Navarre's Heptameron. There is a w ...

  • L'auteur : Catharine Randall
  • Editeur: Purdue University Press
  • ISBN: 9781557534491
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Nombre de pages: 354
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Earthly Treasures maps the presence, position and use in the narrative of a variety of material objects in Marguerite de Navarre's Heptameron. There is a wide selection of objects, ranging from tapestries with scripture passages woven into the borders, fine arts paintings, chalices incised with proverbs, emblems, table linens, copies of Bibles or manuscripts, clothing, masks, stage props, jewelry, furniture and foodstuffs. Although the presence of such material objects seems paradoxical, given the scriptural mandate to disregard things of this world, and to "store up treasure", rather, in heaven, Marguerite found license to use such objects both in the Bible and in the daily life-oriented and artifact-studded sermons and writings collected in the Table Talk of Martin Luther.


The Heptameron and Its Sources

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No artist creates in a vacuum, and Marguerite is no exception. Drawing inspiration from two Italian worksBoccaccios Decameron and Castigliones The Book of ...

  • L'auteur : Rouben Cholakian
  • Editeur: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 154345190X
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Nombre de pages: 96
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: No artist creates in a vacuum, and Marguerite is no exception. Drawing inspiration from two Italian worksBoccaccios Decameron and Castigliones The Book of the CourtierMarguerite nevertheless produces a compelling and original text, examined here from both the point of view of content and style.


The Tales Of The Heptameron of Margaret, Queen of Navarre (Complete)

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  • L'auteur : Consort of Henry II Queen Marguerite
  • Editeur: Library of Alexandria
  • ISBN: 1465522980
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A Critical Edition of George Whetstone’s 1582 An Heptameron of Civil Discourses

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Published in 1987: This edition seeks to make available, for the scholar and the student of Elizabethan literature, an accurate text of an Heptameron of Ci ...

  • L'auteur : George Whetstone
  • Editeur: Routledge
  • ISBN: 0429512821
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Nombre de pages: 417
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Published in 1987: This edition seeks to make available, for the scholar and the student of Elizabethan literature, an accurate text of an Heptameron of Civill Discourses.


The Pleasure of Discernment

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In this innovative study, Carol Thysell provides an in-depth examination of Marguerite de Navarre's Heptameron. While this collection of tales is tradition ...

  • L'auteur : Carol Thysell
  • Editeur: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780195350135
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Nombre de pages: 192
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: In this innovative study, Carol Thysell provides an in-depth examination of Marguerite de Navarre's Heptameron. While this collection of tales is traditionally considered to be secular in nature, Thysell argues that Marguerite de Navarre used it as a vehicle for a constructive theological program.


Marguerite de Navarre's Shifting Gaze

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Marguerite de Navarre’s Heptaméron, composed in the 1540s and first published posthumously in 1558 and 1559, has long been an interpretive puzzle. De Na ...

  • L'auteur : Elizabeth Chesney Zegura
  • Editeur: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1315394324
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Nombre de pages: 276
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Marguerite de Navarre’s Heptaméron, composed in the 1540s and first published posthumously in 1558 and 1559, has long been an interpretive puzzle. De Navarre (1492-1549), sister of King Francis I of France, was a controversial figure in her lifetime. Her evangelical activities and proximity to the Crown placed her at the epicenter of her country’s internecine strife and societal unrest. Yet her short stories appear to offer few traces of the sociopolitical turbulence that surrounded her.In Marguerite de Navarre’s Shifting Gaze, however, Elizabeth Zegura argues that the Heptaméron’s innocuous appearance camouflages its serious insights into patriarchy and gender, social class, and early modern French politics, which emerge from an analysis of the text’s shifting perspectives. Zegura’s approach, which focuses on visual cues and alternative standpoints and viewing positions within the text, hinges upon foregrounding "les choses basses" (lowly things) to which the devisante (storyteller) Oisille draws our attention in nouvelle (novella) 2 of the Heptaméron, using this downward, archaeological gaze to excavate layers of the text that merit more extensive critical attention.While her conclusions cast a new light on the literature, life, and times of Marguerite de Navarre, they are nevertheless closely aligned with recent scholarship on this important historical and literary figure.


13 Ways of Looking at the Novel

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An essential guide for writers and readers alike, here is Smiley’s great celebration of the novel. As she embarks on an exhilarating tour through one hun ...

  • L'auteur : Jane Smiley
  • Editeur: Anchor
  • ISBN: 0307480984
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Nombre de pages: 608
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: An essential guide for writers and readers alike, here is Smiley’s great celebration of the novel. As she embarks on an exhilarating tour through one hundred titles—from classics such as the thousand-year-old Tale of Genji to recent fiction by Zadie Smith and Alice Munro—she explores the power of the form, looking at its history and variety, its cultural impact, and just how it works its magic. She invites us behind the scenes of novel-writing, sharing her own habits and spilling the secrets of her craft, and offering priceless advice to aspiring authors. Every page infects us anew with the passion for reading that is the governing spirit of this gift to book lovers everywhere.


Crime and Punishment in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Age

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All societies are constructed, based on specific rules, norms, and laws. Hence, all ethics and morality are predicated on perceived right or wrong behavior ...

  • L'auteur : Albrecht Classen,Connie Scarborough
  • Editeur: Walter de Gruyter
  • ISBN: 3110294583
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Nombre de pages: 610
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: All societies are constructed, based on specific rules, norms, and laws. Hence, all ethics and morality are predicated on perceived right or wrong behavior, and much of human culture proves to be the result of a larger discourse on vices and virtues, transgression and ideals, right and wrong. The topics covered in this volume, addressing fundamental concerns of the premodern world, deal with allegedly criminal, or simply wrong behavior which demanded punishment. Sometimes this affected whole groups of people, such as the innocently persecuted Jews, sometimes individuals, such as violent and evil princes. The issue at stake here embraces all of society since it can only survive if a general framework is observed that is based in some way on justice and peace. But literature and the visual arts provide many examples of open and public protests against wrongdoings, ill-conceived ideas and concepts, and stark crimes, such as theft, rape, and murder. In fact, poetic statements or paintings could carry significant potentials against those who deliberately transgressed moral and ethical norms, or who even targeted themselves.


Teaching Other Voices

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The books in The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe series chronicle the heretofore neglected stories of women between 1400 and 1700 with the aim of revivi ...

  • L'auteur : Margaret L. King,Albert Rabil Jr.
  • Editeur: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 0226436330
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Nombre de pages: 208
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: The books in The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe series chronicle the heretofore neglected stories of women between 1400 and 1700 with the aim of reviving scholarly interest in their thought as expressed in a full range of genres: treatises, orations, and history; lyric, epic, and dramatic poetry; novels and novellas; letters, biography, and autobiography; philosophy and science. Teaching Other Voices: Women and Religion in Early Modern Europe complements these rich volumes by identifying themes useful in literature, history, religion, women's studies, and introductory humanities courses. The volume's introduction, essays, and suggested course materials are intended as guides for teachers--but will serve the needs of students and scholars as well.


Making Magic in Elizabethan England

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This volume presents editions of two fascinating anonymous and untitled manuscripts of magic produced in Elizabethan England: the Antiphoner Notebook and t ...

  • L'auteur : Frank Klaassen
  • Editeur: Penn State Press
  • ISBN: 0271085150
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Nombre de pages: 160
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: This volume presents editions of two fascinating anonymous and untitled manuscripts of magic produced in Elizabethan England: the Antiphoner Notebook and the Boxgrove Manual. Frank Klaassen uses these texts, which he argues are representative of the overwhelming majority of magical practitioners, to explain how magic changed during this period and why these developments were crucial to the formation of modern magic. The Boxgrove Manual is a work of learned ritual magic that synthesizes material from Henry Cornelius Agrippa, the Fourth Book of Occult Philosophy, Heptameron, and various medieval conjuring works. The Antiphoner Notebook concerns the common magic of treasure hunting, healing, and protection, blending medieval conjuring and charm literature with materials drawn from Reginald Scot’s famous anti-magic work, Discoverie of Witchcraft. Klaassen painstakingly traces how the scribes who created these two manuscripts adapted and transformed their original sources. In so doing, he demonstrates the varied and subtle ways in which the Renaissance, the Reformation, new currents in science, the birth of printing, and vernacularization changed the practice of magic. Illuminating the processes by which two sixteenth-century English scribes went about making a book of magic, this volume provides insight into the wider intellectual culture surrounding the practice of magic in the early modern period.


Villainy in France (1463-1610)

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Obscene poetry, servants' slanders against their masters, the diabolical acts of those who committed massacre and regicide. This is a book about the harmfu ...

  • L'auteur : Jonathan Patterson
  • Editeur: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0192576291
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Nombre de pages: 320
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Obscene poetry, servants' slanders against their masters, the diabolical acts of those who committed massacre and regicide. This is a book about the harmful, outward manifestation of inner malice—villainy—in French culture (1463-1610). In pre-modern France, villainous offences were countered, if never fully contained, by intersecting legal and literary responses. Combining the methods of legal anthropology with literary and historical analysis, this study examines villainy across juridical documents, criminal records, and literary texts. Whilst few people obtained justice through the law, many pursued out-of-court settlements of one kind or another. Literary texts commemorated villainies both fictitious and historical; literature sometimes instantiated the process of redress, and enabled the transmission of conflicts from one context to another. Villainy in France follows this overflowing current of pre-modern French culture, examining its impact within France and across the English Channel. Scholars and cultural critics of the Anglophone world have long been fascinated by villainy and villains. This book reveals the subject's significant 'Frenchness' and establishes a transcultural approach to it in law and literature. In this study, villainy's particular significance emerges through its representation in authors remembered for their less-than respectable, even criminal, activities: François Villon, Clément Marot, François Rabelais, Pierre de L'Estoile, Christopher Marlowe, Ben Jonson, John Marston, and George Chapman. Villainy in France affords legal-literary comparison of these authors alongside many of their lesser-known contemporaries; in so doing, it reinterprets French conflicts within a wider European context, from the mid-fifteenth century to the early seventeenth century.


Water in Medieval Literature

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This book uncovers the tremendous importance of water for European medieval literature, focusing on a large number of writers and poets. Water proves to be ...

  • L'auteur : Albrecht Classen
  • Editeur: Lexington Books
  • ISBN: 1498539858
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Nombre de pages: 358
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: This book uncovers the tremendous importance of water for European medieval literature, focusing on a large number of writers and poets. Water proves to be highly meaningful in religious, literary, and factual narratives insofar as it emerges as a central catalyst to bring about epiphany and epistemological and spiritual illumination.


The Dictionary of Demons: Expanded & Revised

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This premium-hardcover, limited edition of one the world's most important books on demonology has been expanded to include even more fascinating details ab ...

  • L'auteur : M. Belanger
  • Editeur: Llewellyn Worldwide
  • ISBN: 073876549X
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Nombre de pages: 508
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: This premium-hardcover, limited edition of one the world's most important books on demonology has been expanded to include even more fascinating details about even more demons. Ever since the publication of the original book, author M. Belanger has been collecting material for this expanded, tenth-anniversary edition. The addition of new articles, demons, appendices, and art make the bestselling Dictionary of Demons into an even more comprehensive resource. You will discover an expanded introduction, special extended articles, an update to the Decans of the Zodiac, additional entries on demons that were not previously included, and dozens of new illustrations. These additions explore the roots of demonology, comparative mythologies, and the influence of important source texts. Compiled from intensive research on notorious and obscure sources from the Western grimoiric tradition, The Dictionary of Demons is one of the most complete compendiums of demonic names available anywhere. Presented alphabetically from Aariel to Zynextyur, more than 1,500 demons are introduced, explored, and cross-referenced by theme and elemental or planetary correspondence. This meticulously researched reference work features fascinating short articles on demonology and a wealth of woodcuts, etchings, and paintings depicting demons through the ages.


Setting Plato Straight

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When we talk of platonic love or relationships today, we mean something very different from what Plato meant. For this, we have fifteenth and sixteenth-cen ...

  • L'auteur : Todd W. Reeser
  • Editeur: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 022630714X
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Nombre de pages: 416
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: When we talk of platonic love or relationships today, we mean something very different from what Plato meant. For this, we have fifteenth and sixteenth-century European humanists to thank. As these scholars—most of them Catholic—read, digested, and translated Plato, they found themselves faced with a fundamental problem: how to be faithful to the text yet not propagate pederasty or homosexuality. In Setting Plato Straight, Todd W. Reeser undertakes the first sustained and comprehensive study of Renaissance textual responses to Platonic same-sex sexuality. Reeser mines an expansive collection of translations, commentaries, and literary sources to study how Renaissance translators transformed ancient eros into non-erotic, non-homosexual relations. He analyzes the interpretive lenses translators employed and the ways in which they read and reread Plato’s texts. In spite of this cleansing, Reeser finds surviving traces of Platonic same-sex sexuality that imply a complicated, recurring process of course-correction—of setting Plato straight.


The Iconography of Power

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Despite its enormous success and its evident importance in the context of sixteenth-century French literature, few major studies have been written about th ...

  • L'auteur : David LaGuardia
  • Editeur: University of Delaware Press
  • ISBN: 9780874136692
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Nombre de pages: 178
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Despite its enormous success and its evident importance in the context of sixteenth-century French literature, few major studies have been written about the French nouvelle of the age of Rabelais, aside from the explosion of articles and books on the Heptameron during the last decade. This study defends the thesis that various nouvelle collections employ an iconographic mode of representation, developing characters by means of external details that situate them on grids of hierarchical power relations. Author David LaGuardia concentrates on the philosophical implications of the nouvelle as a means of cataloging a large body of information about everyday life across a wide social spectrum in France in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.


The Italian Novella and Shakespeare’s Comic Heroines

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Using a comparative, feminist approach informed by English and Italian literary and theatre studies, this book investigates connections between Shakespeare ...

  • L'auteur : Melissa Walter
  • Editeur: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 1487518439
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Nombre de pages: 296
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Using a comparative, feminist approach informed by English and Italian literary and theatre studies, this book investigates connections between Shakespearean comedy and the Italian novella tradition. Shakespeare’s comedies adapted the styles of wit, character types, motifs, plots, and other narrative elements of the novella tradition for the Elizabethan and Jacobean stage, and they investigated social norms and roles through a conversation carried out in narrative and drama. Arguing that Shakespeare’s comedies register the playwright’s reading of the novella tradition within the collaborative playmaking context of the early modern theatre, this book demonstrates how the comic vision of these plays increasingly valued women’s authority and consent in the comic conclusion. The representation of female characters in novella collections is complex and paradoxical, as the stories portray women not only in the roles of witty plotters and storytellers but also through a multifaceted poetics of enclosed spaces – including trunks, chests, caskets, graves, cups, and beds. The relatively open-ended rhetorical situation of early modern English theatre and the dialogic form and narrative material available in the novella tradition combine to help create the complex female characters in Shakespeare’s plays and a new form of English comedy.


Rural Space in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Age

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Older research on the premodern world limited its focus on the Church, the court, and, more recently, on urban space. The present volume invites readers to ...

  • L'auteur : Albrecht Classen
  • Editeur: Walter de Gruyter
  • ISBN: 3110285428
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Nombre de pages: 930
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Older research on the premodern world limited its focus on the Church, the court, and, more recently, on urban space. The present volume invites readers to consider the meaning of rural space, both in light of ecocritical readings and social-historical approaches. While previous scholars examined the figure of the peasant in the premodern world, the current volume combines a large number of specialized studies that investigate how the natural environment and the appearance of members of the rural population interacted with the world of the court and of the city. The experience in rural space was important already for writers and artists in the premodern era, as the large variety of scholarly approaches indicates. The present volume signals how much the surprisingly close interaction between members of the aristocratic and of the peasant class determined many literary and art-historical works. In a surprisingly large number of cases we can even discover elements of utopia hidden in rural space. We also observe how much the rural world was a significant element already in early-medieval mentality. Moreover, as many authors point out, the impact of natural forces on premodern society was tremendous, if not catastrophic.


Let's Hear It for the Girls

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"Bravo! They've given adults and young girls a much-needed treasure map of heroines and 'she-roes'...It blazes an important path in the forest of children' ...

  • L'auteur : Erica Bauermeister,Holly Smith
  • Editeur: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101161752
  • Genre: Reference
  • Nombre de pages: 240
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: "Bravo! They've given adults and young girls a much-needed treasure map of heroines and 'she-roes'...It blazes an important path in the forest of children's literature."—Jim Trelease.


The Decameron

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While the plague ravishes major cities, a group of Italian men and women seek shelter at a countryside estate telling stories to pass the time. Giovanni Bo ...

  • L'auteur : Giovanni Boccaccio
  • Editeur: Graphic Arts Books
  • ISBN: 151327354X
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 716
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: While the plague ravishes major cities, a group of Italian men and women seek shelter at a countryside estate telling stories to pass the time. Giovanni Boccaccio’s imaginative writing style elevates the multilayered novellas ranging from romance to satire. Seven young women and three men have isolated themselves in a villa hoping to avoid the looming disease that’s consumed their nation. Every day, as a form of entertainment, each person tells a story to the group. It must fit a specific theme, keeping the concept fresh and inspired. The storytelling consists of romance and humor as well as death and deception. It’s a vibrant display of the author’s skill as he produces 100 captivating tales over the course of 10 days. The Decameron is a timely interpretation of isolation in the midst of a global pandemic. It starts quaint but builds into a massive narrative that spans genres and themes. With surprising twists and turns, the book is an engaging text that will keep readers guessing. With an eye-catching new cover, and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of The Decameron is both modern and readable.


Selected Writings

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Marguerite de Navarre (1492–1549) was the sister and wife to kings and a pivotal influence in sixteenth-century France. An astute politician and diligent ...

  • L'auteur : Marguerite de Navarre
  • Editeur: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 0226142736
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Nombre de pages: 432
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Détails: Marguerite de Navarre (1492–1549) was the sister and wife to kings and a pivotal influence in sixteenth-century France. An astute politician and diligent humanist, she was a champion of gender equality and the evangelical reform movement, which recognized that the clergy was more concerned with maintaining the church’s power than ministering to the faithful. As the years passed and the glitter of life at court waned, however, Marguerite came to realize her true vocation: writing. Selected Writings brings together a representative sampling of Marguerite’s varied writings, most of it never before translated into English, enabling Anglophone readers to enjoy the full breadth of her work for the first time. From verse letters and fables to mythological-pastoral tales, from spiritual songs to a selection of novellas from the Heptameron, the wide range of works included here will reveal Marguerite de Navarre to be one of the most important writers—male or female—of sixteenth-century France.


Sexing Political Culture in the History of France

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  • ISBN: 1621968286
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Sexuality in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Times

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Sexuality is one of the most influential factors in human life. The responses to and reflections upon the manifestations of sexuality provide fascinating i ...

  • L'auteur : Albrecht Classen
  • Editeur: Walter de Gruyter
  • ISBN: 3110209403
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Nombre de pages: 911
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Sexuality is one of the most influential factors in human life. The responses to and reflections upon the manifestations of sexuality provide fascinating insights into fundamental aspects of medieval and early-modern culture. This interdisciplinary volume with articles written by social historians, literary historians, musicologists, art historians, and historians of religion and mental-ity demonstrates how fruitful collaborative efforts can be in the exploration of essential features of human society. Practically every aspect of culture both in the Middle Ages and the early modern age was influenced and determined by sexuality, which hardly ever surfaces simply characterized by prurient interests. The treatment of sexuality in literature, chronicles, music, art, legal documents, and in scientific texts illuminates central concerns, anxieties, tensions, needs, fears, and problems in human society throughout times.


Renaissance Historicisms

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This collection of essays by major Renaissance scholars demonstrates the vitality and variety of current historical approaches to studying early modern Eng ...

  • L'auteur : Arthur F. Kinney
  • Editeur: Associated University Presse
  • ISBN: 9780874130010
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Nombre de pages: 355
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: This collection of essays by major Renaissance scholars demonstrates the vitality and variety of current historical approaches to studying early modern England - itself developing new ways to view the past. Here are, for example, a hitherto unpublished memoir, a discussion of Shakespeare's printed texts, new biographical approaches to Tudor writers, the recovery of manuscript sources, the tracing of intertextual relations, the impact of Renaissance humanism, and close readings that join an understanding of words' ambiguity to a refreshed awareness of historical context. --From publisher's description.


Prose Fiction and Early Modern Sexuality,1570-1640

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Prose Fiction and Early Modern Sexuality, 1570-1640 brings together twelve new essays which situate the arguments about the multiple constructions of sexua ...

  • L'auteur : C. Relihan,G. Stanivukovic
  • Editeur: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137091770
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Nombre de pages: 287
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Prose Fiction and Early Modern Sexuality, 1570-1640 brings together twelve new essays which situate the arguments about the multiple constructions of sexualities in prose fiction within contemporary critical debates about the body, gender, desire, print culture, postcoloniality, and cultural geography. Looking at Sidney's Arcadia , Wroth's Urania , Lyly's Euphues ; fictions by Gascoigne, Riche, Parry, and Brathwaite; as well as Hellenic romances, rogue fictions, and novelle, the essays expand and challenge current critical arguments about the gendering of labour, female eroticism, queer masculinity, sodomy, male friendship, cross-dressing, heteroeroticism, incest, and the gendering of poetic creativity.


Early Modern Civil Discourses

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This collection explores the concept of civility in the early modern period. It addresses a range of writings in English and Scots - among them, conduct ma ...

  • L'auteur : J. Richards
  • Editeur: Springer
  • ISBN: 0230505066
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Nombre de pages: 206
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: This collection explores the concept of civility in the early modern period. It addresses a range of writings in English and Scots - among them, conduct manuals, colonial tracts, diaries, letters, dialogues, poetry, drama, chronicles - by English, Welsh and Scots men and women in and about the Atlantic archipelago. It explores the many meanings of civility in the early modern period; it recovers some of the lost associations of civility as well as the complex use of the adjectives 'civil' and 'barbarous' in cultural and colonial encounters.


Exemplum

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Examples, crucial links between discourse and society's view of reality, have until now been largely neglected in literary criticism. In the first book-len ...

  • L'auteur : John D. Lyons
  • Editeur: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 1400860814
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Nombre de pages: 332
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Examples, crucial links between discourse and society's view of reality, have until now been largely neglected in literary criticism. In the first book-length study of the rhetoric of example, John Lyons situates this figure by comparing it with more frequently studied tropes such as metaphor and synecdoche, discusses meanings of the terms example and exemplum, and proposes a set of descriptive concepts for the study of example in early modern literature. Tracing its paradoxical nature back to Aristotle's Rhetoric, Lyons shows how exemplary rhetoric is caught between often competing aims of persuasive general statement and accurate representation. In French and Italian texts of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries this dual task was rendered still more challenging by a transition to new sources of examples as the age of discovery brought increased emphasis on observation. The writers of this period were aware of a crisis in exemplary rhetoric, a situation in which serious questions were raised about how authors and audience would find a common ground in interpreting representative instances. Lyons's focus on the strategy of example leads to new readings of six major writers--Machiavelli, Marguerite de Navarre, Montaigne, Pascal, Descartes, and Marie de Lafayette. Originally published in 1990. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.


The Book of Ceremonial Magic

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The Book of Ceremonial Magic Arthur Edward Waite - The Book of Ceremonial Magic by Arthur Edward Waite was originally called The Book of Black Magic and of ...

  • L'auteur : Arthur Edward Waite
  • Editeur: Phoemixx Classics Ebooks
  • ISBN: 3986472169
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 977
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: The Book of Ceremonial Magic Arthur Edward Waite - The Book of Ceremonial Magic by Arthur Edward Waite was originally called The Book of Black Magic and of Pacts. It was first published in a limited run in 1898, and distributed more widely under the title The Book of Ceremonial Magic in 1910. It is an attempt to document various famous grimoires, explain the history behind them (refuting many of the legends surrounding them), discuss the theology contained therein (e.g. raising the question why good angels would be summoned to kill an enemy), and to synthesize many famous grimoires into one system.Readers reviews:This is essentially a compilation and distillation of various medieval grimoires, with snarky commentary by Waite, the ubiquitous wet blanket of occultism. While his scholarship is impressive and the historical context of these writings instructive, Waite's obvious contempt for his subject matter puts a somewhat of a damper on things. Additionally, he has made deliberate alterations or omissions from most of the included rituals with the aim of making them unusable (a puzzling practice, since he steadfastly claims not to believe in any of them.)In its day, this must have been quite a valuable resource, but since most of these grimoires are now readily available in English translation, it has become somewhat redundant. Still, it's a handy reference work, although by no means essential.This book combines several works from the middle ages, all of them based around spells, invocations, experiments, black and white magic. what makes this book so interesting is the commentary from Waite. He is very critical and in my opinion thus ahead of his time. he first of all shows how the distinction between black and white magic is often stretched.. calling on a demon to do a good deed is still black magic? calling on an angel to do some mischief is still white magic? also Waite seems to not believe in any of the invocations and compiled them out of historical interest and interest in the occult. this book thus is exactly what i'd like to read, with more modern commentary, also thoughts on the origin and how most books are younger than what clerics tried to sell them for. there must have been a lot foul play in it, too. i was most amused by some spells in the grimoire, when there is an exact copy of the reply the demon will make. yeah, right, whatever demon i call upon will answer in the same fashion :D there is a lot ridiculous stuff, but then again it's from the middle ages.


Culture and Change

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These issues of city-building and institutional change involved more than the familiar push and pull of interest groups or battles between bosses, reformer ...

  • L'auteur : Keith D. Revell
  • Editeur: University of Delaware Press
  • ISBN: 9780874138252
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Nombre de pages: 400
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: These issues of city-building and institutional change involved more than the familiar push and pull of interest groups or battles between bosses, reformers, immigrants, and natives. Revell explores the ways in which technical values - a distinctive civic culture of expertise - helped to reshape ideas of community, generate new centers of public authority, and change the physical landscape of New York City."--Jacket.


A Short History of French Literature

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"A Short History of French Literature" by George Saintsbury. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every ge ...

  • L'auteur : George Saintsbury
  • Editeur: Good Press
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  • Genre: History
  • Nombre de pages: 637
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: "A Short History of French Literature" by George Saintsbury. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.


Covert Operations

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Selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Book In Covert Operations, Karma Lochrie brings the categories and cultural meanings of secrecy in t ...

  • L'auteur : Karma Lochrie
  • Editeur: University of Pennsylvania Press
  • ISBN: 9780812207194
  • Genre: Law
  • Nombre de pages: 304
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Book In Covert Operations, Karma Lochrie brings the categories and cultural meanings of secrecy in the Middle Ages out into the open. Isolating five broad areas—confession, women's gossip, medieval science and medicine, marriage and the law, and sodomitic discourse—Lochrie examines various types of secrecy and the literary texts in which they are played out. She reads texts as central to Middle English studies as the "Parson's Tale," the "Miller's Tale," the Secretum Secretorum, and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight as well as a broad range of less familiar works, including a gynecological treatise and a little-known fifteenth-century parody in which gossip and confession become one. As she does so she reveals a great deal about the medieval past—and perhaps just as much about the early development of the concealments that shape the present day.


Queering the Renaissance

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Queering the Renaissance offers a major reassessment of the field of Renaissance studies. Gathering essays by sixteen critics working within the perspectiv ...

  • L'auteur : Jonathan Goldberg
  • Editeur: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 0822382601
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Nombre de pages: 398
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Queering the Renaissance offers a major reassessment of the field of Renaissance studies. Gathering essays by sixteen critics working within the perspective of gay and lesbian studies, this collection redraws the map of sexuality and gender studies in the Renaissance. Taken together, these essays move beyond limiting notions of identity politics by locating historically forms of same-sex desire that are not organized in terms of modern definitions of homosexual and heterosexual. The presence of contemporary history can be felt throughout the volume, beginning with an investigation of the uses of Renaissance precedents in the 1986 U.S. Supreme Court decision Bowers v. Hardwick, to a piece on the foundations of 'our' national imaginary, and an afterword that addresses how identity politics has shaped the work of early modern historians. The volume examines canonical and noncanonical texts, including highly coded poems of the fifteenth-century Italian poet Burchiello, a tale from Marguerite de Navarre's Heptameron, and Erasmus's letters to a young male acolyte. English texts provide a central focus, including works by Spenser, Shakespeare, Bacon, Donne, Beaumont and Fletcher, Crashaw, and Dryden. Broad suveys of the complex terrains of friendship and sodomy are explored in one essay, while another offers a cross-cultural reading of the discursive sites of lesbian desire. Contributors. Alan Bray, Marcie Frank, Carla Freccero, Jonathan Goldberg, Janet Halley, Graham Hammill, Margaret Hunt, Donald N. Mager, Jeff Masten, Elizabeth Pittenger, Richard Rambuss, Alan K. Smith, Dorothy Stephens, Forrest Tyler Stevens, Valerie Traub, Michael Warner


Montaigne and Brief Narrative Form

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The first book-length study to trace the origins of the essay to the conte, Montaigne and Brief Narrative Form puts the reader in touch with how unstable t ...

  • L'auteur : D. Losse
  • Editeur: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137320834
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Nombre de pages: 227
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: The first book-length study to trace the origins of the essay to the conte, Montaigne and Brief Narrative Form puts the reader in touch with how unstable times and exceptional artistic insights transform one genre to create a new artistic form.


Feminist History of Philosophy: The Recovery and Evaluation of Women's Philosophical Thought

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Over the course of the past twenty-five years, feminist theory has had a forceful impact upon the history of Western philosophy. The present collection of ...

  • L'auteur : Eileen O’Neill,Marcy P. Lascano
  • Editeur: Springer
  • ISBN: 3030181189
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Nombre de pages: 456
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Over the course of the past twenty-five years, feminist theory has had a forceful impact upon the history of Western philosophy. The present collection of essays has as its primary aim to evaluate past women’s published philosophical work, and to introduce readers to newly recovered female figures; the collection will also make contributions to the history of the philosophy of gender, and to the history of feminist social and political philosophy, insofar as the collection will discuss women’s views on these issues. The volume contains contributions by an international group of leading historians of philosophy and political thought, whose scholarship represents some of the very best work being done in North and Central America, Canada, Europe and Australia.


Laughter in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Times

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Despite popular opinions of the ‘dark Middle Ages’ and a ‘gloomy early modern age,’ many people laughed, smiled, giggled, chuckled, entertained and ...

  • L'auteur : Albrecht Classen
  • Editeur: Walter de Gruyter
  • ISBN: 3110245485
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Nombre de pages: 862
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Despite popular opinions of the ‘dark Middle Ages’ and a ‘gloomy early modern age,’ many people laughed, smiled, giggled, chuckled, entertained and ridiculed each other. This volume demonstrates how important laughter had been at times and how diverse the situations proved to be in which people laughed, and this from late antiquity to the eighteenth century. The contributions examine a wide gamut of significant cases of laughter in literary texts, historical documents, and art works where laughter determined the relationship among people. In fact, laughter emerges as a kaleidoscopic phenomenon reflecting divine joy, bitter hatred and contempt, satirical perspectives and parodic intentions. In some examples protagonists laughed out of sheer happiness and delight, in others because they felt anxiety and insecurity. It is much more difficult to detect premodern sculptures of laughing figures, but they also existed. Laughter reflected a variety of concerns, interests, and intentions, and the collective approach in this volume to laughter in the past opens many new windows to the history of mentality, social and religious conditions, gender relationships, and power structures.


Imagining Culture

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This book of original essays explores three important areas in comparative literature and history and in cultural studies: the boundaries between history a ...

  • L'auteur : Jonathan Hart
  • Editeur: Routledge
  • ISBN: 131794514X
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Nombre de pages: 280
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: This book of original essays explores three important areas in comparative literature and history and in cultural studies: the boundaries between history and fiction;women as writers and subjects; and the connection between the early modern, modern and postmodern. New history and new literary studies look at innovative ways to see past cultures in a new light. Traditional methods are used to new ends and writers who are familiar within their cultures are translated to other cultures. This study promotes an expanded understanding of our cultural artifacts in a rapidly changing present. It discusses English-speaking culture in the early modern period in the context of other European cultures and relates Europe to other parts of the world, most notably America. After grounding the discussion of culture in history, identity, dialogue as a genre that crosses the boundaries between philosophy and fiction, the rhetoric of prefaces to historical collections, cosmographies and histories that share something with the techniques of literary and forensic rhetoric, the book proceeds to discuss two central issues in cultural studies today: gender and postmodernity. The final section of the book provides a general assessment through early modern texts of modernity and postmodernity.


The Secret Library

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  • L'auteur : Oliver Tearle
  • Editeur: Michael O\'Mara Books
  • ISBN: 1782435581
  • Genre: Reference
  • Nombre de pages: 256
  • Langue: French/English
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Elucidation of Necromancy Lucidarium Artis Nigromantice attributed to Peter of Abano

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Since it first appeared over 500 years ago, the Elucidation of Necromancy (Lucidarium artis Nigromantice) and the closely related Heptameron have become es ...

  • L'auteur : Joseph H. Peterson,Peter Of Abano
  • Editeur: Nicolas-Hays, Inc.
  • ISBN: 0892546913
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Nombre de pages: 320
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Since it first appeared over 500 years ago, the Elucidation of Necromancy (Lucidarium artis Nigromantice) and the closely related Heptameron have become essential guides for individuals seeking to call on angels and other supernatural beings for help. Countless amulets and pendants have been made with its designs, and elements have repeatedly been adapted and incorporated into other manuals of ritual magic. In spite of this, neither a critical edition nor a translation has been previously published. In particular three manuscripts of Lucidarium have come to light recently, which provide a clearer and fuller ritual than the printed Heptameron. For example, they add critical instructions for making the seven angel sigils, which have become so widely known. Together they bring to life this important current of esoteric tradition, showing how it has been repeatedly adapted and used by different individuals for centuries.


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