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  • Author(s):
    Emma Lipton
    Subject(s):
    Social values in literature, English literature--Middle English, 1100-1500--History and criticism, Literature and society--England--History--To 1500, Marriage--Religious aspects, Authority in literature, Social groups in literature, Marriage--Political aspects--England--History--To 1500, Marriage in literature
    Abstract:

    Affections of the Mind focuses on marriage as a fluid and contested category rather than one with a fixed meaning, and argues that the late medieval literature of sacramental marriage subverted aristocratic and clerical traditions of love and marriage in order to promote the values of the lay middle strata of society. This book will be of value to a broad range of scholars in medieval studies.

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    Date Published:
    2011-08-15
    Date Created:
    2016-03-15
    Resource Type
    Book
  • Author(s):
    Katherine C. Little
    Subject(s):
    Literature, Medieval--Influence, English poetry--Early modern, 1500-1700--History and criticism, Pastoral poetry, English--History and criticism
    Abstract:

    Pastoral poetry has long been considered a signature Renaissance mode: originating in late sixteenth-century England via a rediscovery of classical texts, it is concerned with self-fashioning and celebrating the court. But, as Katherine C. Little demonstrates in Transforming Work: Early Modern Pastoral and Medieval Poetry, the pastoral mode is in fact indebted to medieval representations of rural labor.

    Little offers a new literary history for the pastoral, arguing that the authors of the…

    Date Published:
    2013-08-28
    Date Created:
    2016-03-15
    Resource Type
    Book