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A Critique Of The Free Will Defense, A Comprehensive Look At Alvin Plantinga’S Solution To The Problem Of Evil., Justin Ykema 2013 University of New Hampshire - Main Campus

A Critique Of The Free Will Defense, A Comprehensive Look At Alvin Plantinga’S Solution To The Problem Of Evil., Justin Ykema

Honors Theses and Capstones

No abstract provided.


Weaver Of Allegory: John Bunyan's Use Of The Medieval Theme Of Vice And Virtue As Devotional Writer And Social Critic In The Holy War, David Madsen 2013 Liberty University

Weaver Of Allegory: John Bunyan's Use Of The Medieval Theme Of Vice And Virtue As Devotional Writer And Social Critic In The Holy War, David Madsen

Masters Theses

The literary artistry of Bunyan's The Holy War is overshadowed by the longstanding popularity of his greatest-known work The Pilgrim's Progress. However, The Holy War displays an impressive intricately-woven story with several complex strands of allegorical meaning. One such strand is its emphasis on the theme of virtue and vice in literature of the Middle Ages. In The Holy War, Bunyan applies this thematic thread from the Medieval Psychomachia and morality plays to his allegory in seventeenth-century Restoration England. The present research begins with an exploration of allegory as story with emphasis on Bunyan's role as storyteller ...


Ars Moriendi: A Selection Of Texts Concerning The Phenomenon Of Death, Andrew Osborne 2013 University of Puget Sound

Ars Moriendi: A Selection Of Texts Concerning The Phenomenon Of Death, Andrew Osborne

Book Collecting Contest Essays

Ars Moriendi: A Selection of Texts Concerning the Phenomenon of Death was an entry in the 2013 Collins Memorial Library Book Collecting Contest. In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content:

This book collection takes its title, Ars Moriendi (Latin for ‘the art of dying’), from a late medieval literary tradition consisting of texts that ‘guide’ readers through a rigorous programme that teaches the art of ‘dying well.’ (As the lore has it, if one were to follow the instructive dictates of an ars moriendi text verbatim, then one’s soul would be guaranteed salvation ...


Pasolini's Laugh: Joyful Ignorance In The Decameron, Andrea Privitera 2013 Western University

Pasolini's Laugh: Joyful Ignorance In The Decameron, Andrea Privitera

Modern Languages and Literatures Annual Graduate Conference

In this paper, I discuss Giovanni Boccaccio's The Decameron and its 1971 film adaptation by Pier Paolo Pasolini. To be more precise, I focus on the fifth novella of the sixth day, the one about Giotto and Forese, and its audiovisual re-elaboration, which can be seen as a very brief and at the same time very vivid example of Pasolini’s ideas on society, language and communication.


Interacciones Narrativas Árabe, Cristiana Y Judía: Convivencia Literaria En El Medievo Peninsular, David Navarro 2013 The University of Western Ontario

Interacciones Narrativas Árabe, Cristiana Y Judía: Convivencia Literaria En El Medievo Peninsular, David Navarro

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

This dissertation develops a critical study based on identity theory, intergroup relations, and social discourse of the cultural symbiosis forged between the three religious communities of the Medieval Iberian Peninsula - Christians, Jews and Muslims - as reflected in four books written during this period, from the eleventh to the fourteenth century. In the case of Medieval Iberian literature, Semitic culture and traditions were absorbed along with Christian traditions in the development of a future Spanish identity that was reflected in the literary framework. Through this analysis and this theoretical framework it was possible to determine how intergroup contact affected the relations ...


Egbert’S England, George Beech 2013 Western Michigan University

Egbert’S England, George Beech

George T. Beech

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Medieval Synagogues In The Mediterranean Region, Samuel D. Gruber 2013 Syracuse University

Medieval Synagogues In The Mediterranean Region, Samuel D. Gruber

Samuel D. Gruber, Ph.D.

Throughout the Middle Ages, the synagogue developed as the central identifying institution and physical building for Jews, replacing the still yearned for but increasingly distant Jerusalem Temple as the focus of Jewish identity. Equally important, the synagogue became the symbol par excellance of the Jews and their community for the Christian (or Muslim) majority populations in the countries where Jews were settled. For Christians, the synagogue was a Jewish church, but much more so, it came to symbolize in opposition all that the church represented. Though relatively little known today, medieval synagogues were not symbolic abstractions to the men and ...


Janna Bianchini, The Queen’S Hand: Power And Authority In The Reign Of Berenguela Of Castile, Bradley R. Franco 2013 University of Portland

Janna Bianchini, The Queen’S Hand: Power And Authority In The Reign Of Berenguela Of Castile, Bradley R. Franco

History Faculty Publications and Presentations

No abstract provided.


The Right Of Church Asylum In Early Byzantium: Legal Theory And Practice, Abdelaziz M. A. Ramadan 2013 Ain Shams University

The Right Of Church Asylum In Early Byzantium: Legal Theory And Practice, Abdelaziz M. A. Ramadan

Abdelaziz M. A. Ramadan

No abstract provided.


Review Of Takhyil: The Imaginary In Classical Arabic Poetics, Rebecca Gould 2013 University of Bristol

Review Of Takhyil: The Imaginary In Classical Arabic Poetics, Rebecca Gould

Rebecca Gould

No abstract provided.


Bīdel, Rebecca Gould 2013 University of Bristol

Bīdel, Rebecca Gould

Rebecca Gould

No abstract provided.


The Death Of Caucasus Philology: Towards A Discipline Beyond Areal Divides, Rebecca Gould 2013 University of Bristol

The Death Of Caucasus Philology: Towards A Discipline Beyond Areal Divides, Rebecca Gould

Rebecca Gould

No abstract provided.


Zadam Bede’S Dutch Realism And The Novelist’S Point Of View, Rebecca Gould 2013 University of Bristol

Zadam Bede’S Dutch Realism And The Novelist’S Point Of View, Rebecca Gould

Rebecca Gould

No abstract provided.


Laws, Exceptions, Norms: Kierkegaard, Schmitt, And Benjamin On The Exception, Rebecca Gould 2013 University of Bristol

Laws, Exceptions, Norms: Kierkegaard, Schmitt, And Benjamin On The Exception, Rebecca Gould

Rebecca Gould

No abstract provided.


Topographies Of Anticolonialism: The Ecopoetical Sublime In The Caucasus From Tolstoy To Mamakaev, Rebecca Gould 2013 University of Bristol

Topographies Of Anticolonialism: The Ecopoetical Sublime In The Caucasus From Tolstoy To Mamakaev, Rebecca Gould

Rebecca Gould

No abstract provided.


Inimitability Versus Translatability: The Structure Of Literary Meaning In Arabo-Persian Poetics, Rebecca Gould 2013 University of Bristol

Inimitability Versus Translatability: The Structure Of Literary Meaning In Arabo-Persian Poetics, Rebecca Gould

Rebecca Gould

No abstract provided.


The Good Corporation? Google's Medievalism And Why It Matters, Richard Utz 2013 Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus

The Good Corporation? Google's Medievalism And Why It Matters, Richard Utz

Richard Utz

This essay investigates Google's nostalgic romanticism as a form of medievalism and demonstrates how one of Google's products, the n-gram viewer, has changed what we know about the history of the term and mindset of "medievalism."


Flowers, Trees, And Writing Brushes: Extraordinary Lovers In The Otogi-Zoshi Kazashi No Himegimi And Sakuraume No Soshi, Haley R. Blum 2013 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Flowers, Trees, And Writing Brushes: Extraordinary Lovers In The Otogi-Zoshi Kazashi No Himegimi And Sakuraume No Soshi, Haley R. Blum

Masters Theses 1911 - February 2014

This thesis presents translations of Kazashi no himegimi and Sakuraume no sōshi, two tales belonging to the genre of medieval Japanese narrative known as otogi-zōshi, and of the subcategory known as iruimono (tales of non-humans). Chapter 1 provides context, beginning with a brief history of otogi-zōshi and a description of residual challenges in its research, including the parameters of the genre and problems with its nomenclature. This is followed by a discussion of the typical physical formats of these tales, Nara ehon and emaki, and a brief history of iruimono and plant symbolism in otogi-zōshi completes the chapter. Literary analysis ...


Faithful Handmaids To Scripture: Hermeneutics, Translation, And Devotional Practicein Late Medieval English Religious Writing, Barbara G. Harding 2013 University of Colorado at Boulder

Faithful Handmaids To Scripture: Hermeneutics, Translation, And Devotional Practicein Late Medieval English Religious Writing, Barbara G. Harding

English Graduate Theses & Dissertations

This dissertation studies four works within the context of the contested rise of vernacular theology in late medieval England: the anonymous Marian debate lyric Dispute between Mary and the Cross; the Life of St. Margaret by the Augustinian friar Osbern Bokenham; and two plays from the Nativity group in the Chester cycle plays, the Shepherds play and the Purification of the Virgin Mary play. These texts are united in their intention to make religious material in the vernacular available to a wider audience. Reliant as they are on Latinate literary and cultural traditions, these works participate in the process by ...


The Nose Knows: Encountering The Canine In Bisclavret.”, Alison (Ganze) Langdon 2013 Western Kentucky University

The Nose Knows: Encountering The Canine In Bisclavret.”, Alison (Ganze) Langdon

Alison (Ganze) Langdon

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