Childhood Adolescence in Anglo Saxon Literary Culture

Author: Susan Irvine
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9781487502027
Release Date: 2018-04
Genre: History

Childhood & Adolescence in Anglo-Saxon Literary Culture counters the generally received wisdom that early medieval childhood and adolescence were an unremittingly bleak experience. The contributors analyse representations of children and their education in Old English, Old Norse and Anglo-Latin writings, including hagiography, heroic poetry, riddles, legal documents, philosophical prose and elegies. Within and across these linguistic and generic boundaries some key themes emerge: the habits and expectations of name-giving, expressions of childhood nostalgia, the role of uneducated parents, and the religious zeal and rebelliousness of youth. After decades of study dominated by adult gender studies, Childhood & 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.

A Critical Companion to Beowulf

Author: Andy Orchard
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
ISBN: 1843840294
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Literary Criticism

A generous, energetic, engaging work... will be important to Beowulf study for years to come. THE MEDIEVAL REVIEW

The Four Funerals in Beowulf

Author: Gale R. Owen-Crocker
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 0719054974
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Literary Criticism

This title provides an examination of the four funerals in the the Anglo-Saxon poem, Beowulf. The text also explores the elliptical structures of the poem, and establishes their thematic and structural importance.

Honour Exchange and Violence in Beowulf

Author: Peter S. Baker
Publisher: D. S. Brewer
ISBN: 9781843843467
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Literary Collections

Argues for a new reading of Beowulf in its contemporary context, where honour and violence are intimately linked.

Anglo Saxon England

Author: Michael Lapidge
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521571472
Release Date: 1997-02-13
Genre: History

This volume brings to light material evidence to further our knowledge of Anglo-Saxon England.

Kaleidoscopic Odessa

Author: Tanya Richardson
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9781442692879
Release Date: 2008-08-02
Genre: Social Science

The recent tumult of Ukraine's Orange Revolution and its aftermath has exposed some of the deep political, social, and cultural divisions that run through the former Soviet republic. Examining Odessa, the Black Sea port that was once the Russian Empire's southern window onto Europe, Kaleidoscopic Odessa provides an ethnographic portrait of these overlapping divisions in a city where many residents consider themselves separate and distinct from Ukraine. Exploring the tensions between local and national identities in a post-Soviet setting from the point of view of everyday life, Tanya Richardson argues that Odessans's sense of distinctiveness is both unique and typical of borderland countries such as Ukraine. Kaleidoscopic Odessa provides a detailed account of how local conceptions of imperial cosmopolitanism shaped the city's identity in a newly formed state. Richardson draws on her participation in history lessons, markets, and walking groups to produce an exemplary study of urban ethnography. Ethnographically sophisticated and methodologically innovative, Kaleidoscopic Odessa will interest anthropologists, Slavists, sociologists, historians, and scholars of urban studies.


ISBN: STANFORD:36105017961926
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Civilization, Medieval

The Land of Weddings and Rain

Author: Gediminas Lankauskas
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9781442699366
Release Date: 2015-01-15
Genre: History

In The Land of Weddings and Rain, Gediminas Lankauskas examines the components of the contemporary urban wedding – religious and civil ceremonies, “traditional” imagery and practices, and the conspicuous consumption of domestic and imported goods – in the context of the Western-style modernization of post-socialist Lithuania. Studying the tensions between “tradition” and “modernity” that surround this important ritual event, Lankauskas highlights the ways in which nationalism serves to negotiate the impact of modernity in the aftermath of state socialism’s collapse. His analysis also shows the importance of consumption and commodification to Lithuania’s ongoing “Westernization.” Based on more than a decade of ethnographic research, The Land of Weddings and Rain is a fascinating account of the tensions – between national and transnational, East and West, and old and new – that shape life in post-socialist Eastern Europe.


ISBN: UCSC:32106014732686
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Anthropology


ISBN: UOM:39015079922988
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Books

Issues for Feb. 1957-July 1959 include a Checklist of the Vatican manuscript codices available for consultation at the Knights of Columbus Vatican Film Library at St. Louis University, pts. 1-8.

Text Image Interpretation

Author: Alastair J. Minnis
Publisher: Brepols Pub
ISBN: UOM:39015073928817
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Literary Criticism

In emulation of Professor Eamonn O Carragain, who has, over the last few decades, demonstrated how words and images together join in that extraordinary cultural achievement which is the Ruthwell Cross, the volume seeks to transcend the established methods of the single discipline. The twenty-six essays draw together insights from fields as diverse as archaeology, art history, and liturgy to reflect on the literature and material culture of the Anglo-Saxons. The first section looks outwards from the insular context, to medieval Rome, more generally to western Europe, and backwards to the world-geography of the ancient world; its illustrations include colour plates to illumine the hangings, clothing and vestments extant from Anglo-Saxon England. A range of texts is considered in the central section, Latin, English, and Old Norse. The third section focuses on sculpture, buildings and the insular landscape, juxtaposing the sculptured stonework of Northern Britain with early Christian monuments and remains from Ireland; among the illustrations are striking coloured photographs of Irish ecclesiastical sites. The contributors are from Canada, the United States, Italy, Britain, and Ireland.