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Signs That Sing

“A critically sophisticated leap forward in the study of early medieval literature, Signs that Sing issues a bold challenge to long-held preconceptions about the relationships underlying Old English poetry between past and present, pagan and Christian, and oral and literary.”—Joseph Falaky Nagy, author of Conversing with Angels and Ancients: Literary Myths of Medieval Ireland “Maring […]

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Teaching a Medieval Poem in East Los Angeles

Written by Michael Calabrese, author of An Introduction to Piers Plowman . You’ve heard of Chaucer. But do you know Piers Plowman? Let me introduce this marvelous medieval epic: written by William Langland, Piers Plowman is a long allegorical poem from the late 14th century, chronicling the dreams and wanderings of a man named “Will”—the […]

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An Introduction to Piers Plowman

“A comprehensive and witty guide to understanding Piers Plowman in all its versions and a manifesto for the pure intellectual pleasure to be had from reading the text as it dynamically unfolds in each of the poet’s reworkings.”–Sarah Wood, author of Conscience and the Composition of Piers Plowman “By innovatively working through all three of […]

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Medieval Mythography, Volume 3

Now available! Medieval Mythography, Volume 3: The Emergence of Italian Humanism, 1321-1475 by Jane Chance “An extraordinary achievement and a fitting final volume in the Medieval Mythography series.”—J. Steven Russell, author of Chaucer and the Trivium “There is nothing comparable available in any language.”—Jon Solomon, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign With this volume, Jane Chance […]

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Black Legacies

NEW! Black Legacies: Race and the European Middle Ages by Lynn T. Ramey “A provocative study of western racial attitudes.”—Hamilton Cravens, coeditor of Race and Science “Shows that behind myths of knights in shining armor and fair maidens lies a contested literary and cultural history of medievalism that troubles understandings of race from the nineteenth […]

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