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"Approaches to Teaching the Song of Roland"

♥ Book Title : Approaches to Teaching the Song of Roland
♣ Name Author : William W. Kibler
∞ Launching : 2006
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0873529987
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780873529983
⊕ Number Pages : Total 317 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "The Song of Roland is a well-known hallmark of medieval French literature, yet students often read only excerpts and receive general introductions to the poem and its context. The challenges of teaching Roland include its age and subject matter, its form and composition in Old French, and its representation of Christians and Muslims. This volume in the MLA series Approaches to Teaching World Literature aims to help nonspecialist instructors teach Roland more comprehensively and to offer seasoned medievalists ways to invigorate their pedagogical tactics. Part 1, "Materials," surveys available editions, a wide range of secondary studies devoted to the poem, and electronic aids to teaching. Essays in part 2, "Approaches," elaborate on the poem's contexts, avatars, language techniques, and characters and episodes; describe the diverse classroom strategies that experienced instructors have implemented; and review the voluminous critical canon about the poem. The musical quality of the Song of Roland is vital for students to grasp. A compact disc accompanying the volume showcases reconstructions of sung performances of the Song of Roland in Old French. The examples offered here illuminate the rich quality of Roland's archaic language and demonstrate a few efforts to recover its lost music. Paired with performances of Roland are melodies used as models for singing the poem."Article| William W. Kibler| Statement ..."

"Carolingian Chronicles"

♥ Book Title : Carolingian Chronicles
♣ Name Author : Bernhard Walter Scholz
∞ Launching : 1970
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0472061860
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780472061860
⊕ Number Pages : Total 235 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "The most comprehensive contemporaneous record of the rise and fall of the Carolingian Empire"Article| Bernhard Walter Scholz| Statement ..."

"A Cumulative Bibliography of Medieval Military History and Technology"

♥ Book Title : A Cumulative Bibliography of Medieval Military History and Technology
♣ Name Author : Kelly DeVries
∞ Launching : 2008-01
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9789004164451
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9004164456
⊕ Number Pages : Total 481 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "This is the second update of "A Cumulative Bibliography of Medieval Military History and Technology," which appeared in 2002. It is meant to do two things: to present references to works on medieval military history and technology not included in the first two volumes; and to present references to all books and articles published on medieval military history and technology from 2003 to 2006. These references are divided into the same categories as in the first two volumes and cover a chronological period of the same length, from late antiquity to 1648, again in order to present a more complete picture of influences on and from the Middle Ages. It also continues to cover the same geographical area as the first and second volume, in essence Europe and the Middle East, or, again, influences on and from this area. The languages of these bibliographical references reflect this geography."Article| Kelly DeVries| Statement ..."

"Approaches to Teaching Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings and Other Works"

♥ Book Title : Approaches to Teaching Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings and Other Works
♣ Name Author : Leslie A. Donovan
∞ Launching : 2015-10-01
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781603292078
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1603292071
⊕ Number Pages : Total 304 sheet
♮ News id : BnCADwAAQBAJ

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☯ Full Synopsis : "A philologist and medieval scholar, J. R. R. Tolkien never intended to write immensely popular literature that would challenge traditional ideas about the nature of great literature and that was worthy of study in colleges across the world. He set out only to write a good story, the kind of story he and his friends would enjoy reading. In The Hobbit and in The Lord of the Rings, Tolkien created an entire world informed by his vast knowledge of mythology, languages, and medieval literature. In the 1960s, his books unexpectedly gained cult status with a new generation of young, countercultural readers. Today, the readership for Tolkien's absorbing secondary world--filled with monsters, magic, adventure, sacrifice, and heroism--continues to grow. Part 1 of this volume, "Materials," introduces instructors to the rich array of resources available for teaching Tolkien, including editions and criticism of his fiction and scholarship, historical material on his life and times, audiovisual materials, and film adaptations of his fiction. The essays in part 2, "Approaches," help instructors introduce students to critical debates around Tolkien's work, its sources, its influence, and its connection to ecology, religion, and science. Contributors draw on interdisciplinary approaches to outline strategies for teaching Tolkien in a wide variety of classroom contexts."Article| Leslie A. Donovan| Statement ..."

"Poetry and Music in Medieval France"

♥ Book Title : Poetry and Music in Medieval France
♣ Name Author : Ardis Butterfield
∞ Launching : 2002
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0521622190
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780521622196
⊕ Number Pages : Total 375 sheet
♮ News id : _GOAcp8zN8gC

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☯ Full Synopsis : "In Poetry and Music in Medieval France Ardis Butterfield examines the relationship between poetry and music in medieval France. It begins with the moment when French song was first set into writing in the early thirteenth century, and describes the wide range of contexts in which secular songs were quoted ad copied, including narrative romances, satires and love poems. In this way, Butterfield sheds new light on the development of song and narrative genres. The volume is well illustrated to demonstrate the rich visual culture of medieval French writing."Article| Ardis Butterfield| Statement ..."

"An Introduction to the Chansons de Geste"

♥ Book Title : An Introduction to the Chansons de Geste
♣ Name Author : Catherine M. Jones
∞ Launching : 2014
◊ Info ISBN Link : 081304989X
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780813049892
⊕ Number Pages : Total 218 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "This book focuses on the best-known and most frequently taught chanson de geste ("songs of heroic deeds") from medieval France, including the Song of Roland and the Voyage of Charlemagne."Article| Catherine M. Jones| Statement ..."


♥ Book Title : Roland
♣ Name Author : Shane L. Amaya
∞ Launching : 1999
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0970414900
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780970414908
⊕ Number Pages : Total 128 sheet

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☯ Full Synopsis : "High in the treacherous passes between France and Spain in 778 A.D., Roland, captain of Charlemagne's conquering army, catapults his outnumbered flank of loyal vassals into a struggle so desperate and bloody that its dead -- and their deeds -- would be exalted for a thousand years in the most famous French medieval epic, the Song of Roland. Roland's bitter sacrifice, the apocalyptic battle-storm and Charlemagne's legendary grief, comes to life, as never before, in a graphic retelling that blends the beauty of oral poetry with the power of narrative art."Article| Shane L. Amaya| Statement ..."

"Toward a Medieval Poetics"

♥ Book Title : Toward a Medieval Poetics
♣ Name Author : Paul Zumthor
∞ Launching : 1992
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0816618453
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780816618453
⊕ Number Pages : Total 467 sheet
♮ News id : _bF1697G3voC

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☯ Full Synopsis : "A translation of the 1972 French analysis of the dynamics of textual production in the Middle Ages that marked a major shift in scholarly discourse about medieval literature. Integrating the tools of linguistics and textual criticism, does not come to conclusions, but proposes approaches and methods for investigation. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR"Article| Paul Zumthor| Statement ..."

"Sheba's Daughters"

♥ Book Title : Sheba's Daughters
♣ Name Author : Jacqueline De Weever
∞ Launching : 1998
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0815330189
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780815330189
⊕ Number Pages : Total 253 sheet
♮ News id : 9lW8e8LcCqgC

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☯ Full Synopsis : "First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company."Article| Jacqueline De Weever| Statement ..."

"Postcolonial Moves"

♥ Book Title : Postcolonial Moves
♣ Name Author : Patricia Clare Ingham
∞ Launching : 2003-03-05
◊ Info ISBN Link : 1403960739
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9781403960733
⊕ Number Pages : Total 264 sheet
♮ News id : TSrgM6kTfGAC

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☯ Full Synopsis : "Much theoretical and historical work engaged with the question of the "postcolonial" is built upon an imagined, unified premodern "Middle Ages" in Europe. One of the results of this has been that in recent years scholars in medieval and early modern studies have been critically assessing the uses of postcolonial and subaltern theoretical perspectives in their fields, and considering what their periods have to say to postcolonial theorists. This book offers a series of original essays that explore with specificity the methodological, textual, cultural, and historiographic moves required for postcolonial engagements with premodern times."Article| Patricia Clare Ingham| Statement ..."

"The Subject Medieval/modern"

♥ Book Title : The Subject Medieval/modern
♣ Name Author : Peter Haidu
∞ Launching : 2004
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780804747448
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 080474744X
⊕ Number Pages : Total 446 sheet
♮ News id : 3UlzFP9Sl-sC

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☯ Full Synopsis : "This work presents a thorough historicist account of the development of subjectivity in the medieval period, as traced in medieval literature and historical documentation."Article| Peter Haidu| Statement ..."

"Half-Serious Rhymes"

♥ Book Title : Half-Serious Rhymes
♣ Name Author : Mark Davie
∞ Launching : 1998
◊ Info ISBN Link : UOM:39015039927259
⊗ Detail ISBN code :
⊕ Number Pages : Total 199 sheet
♮ News id : mEJdAAAAMAAJ

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☯ Full Synopsis : "Byron, in Don Juan, called Pulci (1432-84) "sire of the half-serious rhyme", and modelled his style on Pulci's major work, the Morgante. The phrase identifies the ambivalent quality of Pulci's verse, which was his distinctive legacy to the "romantic epic" of the Renaissance, a genre he effectively initiated. Half-serious Rhymes examines the nature of that ambivalence, tracing its origins in the circumstances in which Pulci wrote and the conflicting expectations of his audience at a time of rapid cultural change; more generally, it seeks to increase our understanding of Pulci's poetic technique, which inevitably brings it into the debate about his relation to and use of his sources (most conspicuously the anonymous Orlando laurenziano)."Article| Mark Davie| Statement ..."