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Reading the Middle Ages: Sources from Europe, Byzantium, and the Islamic World, Third Edition
Reading the Middle Ages: Sources from Europe, Byzantium, and the Islamic World, Third Edition
Edited by Barbara H. Rosenwein

Reading the Middle Ages is well-known for providing thematic and geographical diversity, clear and informative introductions, and close integration with A Short History of the Middle Ages.

Available Jul 2018
Preaching Apocrypha in Anglo-Saxon England
Preaching Apocrypha in Anglo-Saxon England
By Brandon W. Hawk

Preaching Apocrypha in Anglo-Saxon England is the first examination of Christian apocrypha in Anglo-Saxon England, focusing on the use of biblical narratives in Old English sermons. This work demonstrates that apocryphal media are a substantial part of the apparatus of Christian tradition inherited by Anglo-Saxons.

Available Jun 2018
Chaucers Squires Tale, Franklins Tale, and Physicians Tale: An Annotated Bibliography, 1900 to 2005
Chaucer’s Squire’s Tale, Franklin’s Tale, and Physician’s Tale: An Annotated Bibliography, 1900 to 2005
Edited by Kenneth Bleeth

The latest volume in the Chaucer Bibliographies series, meticulously assembled by Kenneth Bleeth, is the most comprehensive record of scholarship on Chaucer’s Squire’s Tale, Franklin’s Tale, and Physician’s Tale.

Available Jan 2018
Childhood and Adolescence in Anglo-Saxon Literary Culture
Childhood and Adolescence in Anglo-Saxon Literary Culture
Edited by Susan Irvine and Winfried Rudolf

After decades of study dominated by adult gender studies, Childhood and Adolescence in Anglo-Saxon Literary Culture rebalances our understanding of family life in the Anglo-Saxon era by reconstructing the lives of medieval children and adolescents through their literary representation.

Available Jan 2018
Epistolary Acts: Anglo-Saxon Letters and Early English Media
Epistolary Acts: Anglo-Saxon Letters and Early English Media
By Jordan Zweck

In Epistolary Acts, Jordan Zweck examines the presentation of letters in early medieval vernacular literature, including hagiography, prose romance, poetry, and sermons on letters from heaven, moving beyond traditional genre study to offer a radically new way of conceptualizing Anglo-Saxon epistolarity.

Available Dec 2017
Medieval Romance: The Aesthetics of Possibility
Medieval Romance: The Aesthetics of Possibility
By James F. Knapp and Peggy A. Knapp

Medieval Romance is the first study to focus on the deep philosophical underpinnings of the genre’s fictional worlds.

Available Dec 2017
Undoing Babel: The Tower of Babel in Anglo-Saxon Literature
Undoing Babel: The Tower of Babel in Anglo-Saxon Literature
By Tristan Major

Undoing Babel is the first extensive examination of the development of the Babel narrative amongst Anglo-Saxon authors from late antiquity to the eleventh century.

Available Dec 2017
Nidrstigningar Saga: Sources, Transmission, and Theology of the Old Norse Descent into Hell
Nidrstigningar Saga: Sources, Transmission, and Theology of the Old Norse “Descent into Hell”
By Dario Bullitta

Dario Bullitta has embarked on a highly fascinating voyage that traces the routes of transmission of the Latin  Evangelium Nicodemi text to Iceland and continental Scandinavia.

Available Dec 2017
Compelling God: Theories of Prayer in Anglo-Saxon England
Compelling God: Theories of Prayer in Anglo-Saxon England
By Stephanie Clark

In Compelling God, Stephanie Clark examines the relationship between prayer, gift giving, the self, and community in Anglo-Saxon England.

Available Dec 2017
The Prison of Love: Romance, Translation, and the Book in the Sixteenth Century
The Prison of Love: Romance, Translation, and the Book in the Sixteenth Century
By Emily C. Francomano

In The Prison of Love, Emily Francomano offers the first comparative study of this sixteenth-century work as a transcultural, humanist fiction.

Available Dec 2017