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- DescriptionLiterary depictions of the sacred and the secular from the Middle Ages are representative of the era's widely held cultural understandings related to religion and the nature of lived experience. Using late Medieval English literature, including some of Chaucer's writings, these essays do t try to define a secular realm distinct and separate from the divine or religious, but instead analyze intersections of the sacred and the profane, suggesting that these two categories are mutually constitutive rather than antithetical. With essays by former students of John V. Fleming, the collection pays tribute to the Princeton University professor emeritus through wide-ranging scholarship and literary criticism. Including reflections on depictions of Bathsheba, Troilus and Criseyde, the Legend of Good Women, Chaucer's Pardoner, and Margery Kempe, these essays focus on literature while ranging into history, philosophy, and the visual arts. Taken together, the work suggests that the domain of the sacred, as perceived in the Middle Ages, can variously be seen as having a hierarchical or a complementary relationship to the things of this world.
- Author BiographyRobert Epstein is an associate professor in the Department of English at Fairfield University. William Robins is an associate professor in the Department of English and the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto.
- Author(s)Robert Epstein,Will Robins
- PublisherUniversity of Toronto Press
- Date of Publication01/07/2010
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Place of PublicationToronto
- Country of PublicationCanada
- ImprintUniversity of Toronto Press
- Content NoteIllustrations
- Weight520 g
- Width160 mm
- Height236 mm
- Spine22 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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