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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Edging Toward Iberia
Edging Toward Iberia
By Jean Dangler

In Edging Toward Iberia Jean Dangler proposes a combination of network theory by Manuel Castells and World-Systems Analysis as devised by Immanuel Wallerstein to show how network and system principles can be employed to conceptualize and analyze nonmodern Iberia.

Published Jun 2017
Biblical Epics in Late Antiquity and Anglo-Saxon England: Divina in Laude Voluntas
Biblical Epics in Late Antiquity and Anglo-Saxon England: Divina in Laude Voluntas
By Patrick McBrine

Biblical Epics in Late Antiquity and Anglo-Saxon England provides an accessible introduction to biblical epic poetry.

Published Jun 2017