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The Anonymous Text Of Ms Bodley 451 And The Intellectual Character Of The Abbey Of The Blessed Virgin Mary, Winchester, Johnna L. Ap'morrygan May 2008

The Anonymous Text Of Ms Bodley 451 And The Intellectual Character Of The Abbey Of The Blessed Virgin Mary, Winchester, Johnna L. Ap'morrygan

Honors Theses

This thesis will begin by describing MS Bodley 451 and its texts in detail and will continue with the close examination of a previously unpublished text appearing there. It will conclude with an assessment of the evidence offered by Oxford MS Bodley 451, other contemporary documents, and the overall historical record about the likely intellectual character and activities of the house during the early twelfth century.


The Cistercian Studies Conference, 2008, The Institute Of Cistercian Studies May 2008

The Cistercian Studies Conference, 2008, The Institute Of Cistercian Studies

Conference on Cistercian Studies Programs

Program for the 2008 Cistercian Studies Conference at Western Michigan University in conjunction with the 43rd Annual International Congress on Medieval Congress. This congress happened between May 8-11 2008.


43rd International Congress On Medieval Studies, Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University May 2008

43rd International Congress On Medieval Studies, Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University

International Congress on Medieval Studies Archive

The printed program of the 43rd International Congress on Medieval Studies (May 8-11, 2008), including the Corrigenda.


Bisclavret, Linda Marie Zaerr, Corey Mcknight, Gail Vaughan, Aage Nielsen Apr 2008

Bisclavret, Linda Marie Zaerr, Corey Mcknight, Gail Vaughan, Aage Nielsen

Linda Marie Zaerr

The 12the century lai Bisclavret (The Werewolf) will be performed in dramatic narrative and period instrument performance by Boise’s new interdisciplinary Medieval performance group, Virelai des Bois. Bisclavret (The Werewolf) is a lai (poetic narrative used by Northern French poets and storytellers) by 12th century author Marie de France. The story will be told in Middle and Modern English narrative with music on period instruments such as the doucaine (Medieval double reed instrument), vielle (Medieval fiddle) and recorder with countertenor voice.


The Punishment Fits The Crime: Ownership, Gift-Giving, And Theft In Anglo-Saxon England, Jill Diane Hamilton Apr 2008

The Punishment Fits The Crime: Ownership, Gift-Giving, And Theft In Anglo-Saxon England, Jill Diane Hamilton

Master's Theses

From the calls for the execution of thieves in the Anglo-Saxon laws to the thrall's fateful pilfering of the dragon's cup in Beowulf, the Anglo-Saxon textual corpus is far from silent on the problem and consequences of theft. The fact that theft is both the most frequently mentioned crime in the laws and one of the few punishable by death forces us to question the impact of illegal taking in Anglo-Saxon culture. Drawing on legal and literary evidence, including heroic and didactic poetry and homiletic texts, this study offers an explanation for the Anglo-Saxon preoccupation with theft. I ...


Introduction, George Greenia Feb 2008

Introduction, George Greenia

Arts & Sciences Book Chapters

Georgiana Goddard King's seminal study, The Way of Saint James, is finally reissued. Completed in 1917, this three-volume masterpiece is a wide-ranging exploration of the history, literature, legends, and architecture of the Camino de Santiago. It is based on Professor King's "three years wanderings" on foot and by cart, mule, and other conveyance on the Spanish pilgrimage road, and on extensive academic research with particular emphasis on medieval art and architecture. Professor King was both a well-respected scholar and a keen observer of her surroundings. As a result, she has given us a fascinating, detailed description of both ...


Parisian Confraternity Drama Of The Fourteenth Century: The 'Miracles De Nostre Dame Par Personnages', Donald Maddox Jan 2008

Parisian Confraternity Drama Of The Fourteenth Century: The 'Miracles De Nostre Dame Par Personnages', Donald Maddox

Emeritus Faculty Author Gallery

No abstract provided.


How Newness Enters The World: The Methodology Of Sheldon Pollock, Rebecca Gould Jan 2008

How Newness Enters The World: The Methodology Of Sheldon Pollock, Rebecca Gould

Rebecca Gould

No abstract provided.


Seis Mil Años De Historia De Alicante: El Tossal De Les Basses., Pablo Rosser Jan 2008

Seis Mil Años De Historia De Alicante: El Tossal De Les Basses., Pablo Rosser

pablo rosser

Catálogo de la exposición Seis mil años de historia de Alicante, realizada en el edificio anexo a los Pozos de Garrigós, Alicante, en donde se mostraban y explicaban las distintas culturas que se asentaron en este yacimiento, el más antiguo e importante de Alicante.


Meaningful Mingling: Classicizing Imagery And Islamicizing Script In A Byzantine Bowl, Alicia Walker Jan 2008

Meaningful Mingling: Classicizing Imagery And Islamicizing Script In A Byzantine Bowl, Alicia Walker

History of Art Faculty Research and Scholarship

No abstract provided.


"My Trouthe For To Holde—Allas, Allas!": Dorigen And Honor In The Franklin’S Tale.”, Alison Ganze Jan 2008

"My Trouthe For To Holde—Allas, Allas!": Dorigen And Honor In The Franklin’S Tale.”, Alison Ganze

Alison (Ganze) Langdon

Though others have explored in detail the deep and abiding concern with honor Arveragus and Aurelius evince in the tale, Dorigen’s own preoccupation with honor—no less significant in the tale’s exposition of trouthe—has not received much critical attention. Indeed, the question of Dorigen’s honor is often preempted by analysis of the (masculine) chivalric code of honor, which subsumes female honor within it. Yet an analysis of Dorigen’s promise to Aurelius and of her despairing complaint will reveal that she, too, participates in the same concept of trouthe that binds her male counterparts, one that ...


Literary Influences On Dante's Use Of Fear In The Commedia, Andrew Pearson Jan 2008

Literary Influences On Dante's Use Of Fear In The Commedia, Andrew Pearson

Presentations

This presentation explores the literary influences that may have guided Dante's use and development of fear reflected and directed by his use of the word paura. These influences include Aristotle, Cicero, St. Augustine, St. Benedict, and St. Thomas Aquinas. The presenter also suggests a distant echo of fear finding its way into John Milton's Paradise Lost.


Medievalism And Exoticism In The Music Of Dead Can Dance, Kirsten Yri Jan 2008

Medievalism And Exoticism In The Music Of Dead Can Dance, Kirsten Yri

Music Faculty Publications

In 1991, the alternative rock band Dead Can Dance released an album that caught the attention of music reviewers by constructing an aural allegiance to the Middle Ages. Suitably called A Passage in Time, the album was described as imitating medieval chant, troubadour music, Latin hymns and courtly songs and included Dead Can Dance’s hybrid medieval songs as well as performances of actual medieval repertoire. In modeling their songs and sounds after historical recordings of medieval music, Dead Can Dance also adopted some of the ideological parameters of these performances and historical reconstructions. Examining the output of Dead Can ...


The Shepherd Goes To War: Santo Domingo Revisited, Martha Daas Jan 2008

The Shepherd Goes To War: Santo Domingo Revisited, Martha Daas

World Languages and Cultures Faculty Publications

The thirteenth century was witness to a revolution in personal piety and the Camino de Santiago represented this new age. Pilgrimage in the Middle Ages became not only a symbol of devotion, but also a powerful method of active participation in one’s own salvation.1 The importance of this burgeoning individualism is reflected by the miracle tales of a saint who is connected both spiritually and geographically to Santiago and his trail. Like the miracles attributed to the patron saint, the miracles of Santo Domingo de Silos, as they are interpreted by Gonzalo de Berceo, reflect this revolution in ...


The Rhetoric(S) Of St. Augustine's Confessions, James M. Farrell Jan 2008

The Rhetoric(S) Of St. Augustine's Confessions, James M. Farrell

Communication Scholarship

In this essay, I offer a sympathetic reading of the rhetoric(s) of Augustine’s Confessions. First, as a historian of rhetoric I am interested in what Augustine’s narrative can tell us about the theory and practice of rhetoric in the late classical period and the early Christian era. From this perspective, I am interested in exploring what Augustine discloses about the rhetoric he learned in the provincial Roman schools, and taught at Carthage, Rome, and Milan. Second, I am interested in Augustine’s own work on rhetoric, especially his De Doctrina Christiana, most of which he composed during ...


Noms De Personne, Noms De Lieux Et Noms De Peoples Dans La Tapisserie De Bayeux: Une Perspective Francaise, George Beech Dec 2007

Noms De Personne, Noms De Lieux Et Noms De Peoples Dans La Tapisserie De Bayeux: Une Perspective Francaise, George Beech

George T. Beech

No abstract available.


Parisian Confraternity Drama Of The Fourteenth Century: The 'Miracles De Nostre Dame Par Personnages', Donald Maddox Dec 2007

Parisian Confraternity Drama Of The Fourteenth Century: The 'Miracles De Nostre Dame Par Personnages', Donald Maddox

Donald Maddox

No abstract provided.


The Alternation Between Present And Past Time In The ‘Telling Of The Bayeux Tapestry Story, George Beech Dec 2007

The Alternation Between Present And Past Time In The ‘Telling Of The Bayeux Tapestry Story, George Beech

George T. Beech

No abstract available.


How Angleterre Came To Be The French Country Name For England In The Eleventh Century, George Beech Dec 2007

How Angleterre Came To Be The French Country Name For England In The Eleventh Century, George Beech

George T. Beech

No abstract provided.


Demonstration Performance Of The Cividale Planctus Mariae: A Report, Eric Strand, Matthew Steel, Clifford Davidson Dec 2007

Demonstration Performance Of The Cividale Planctus Mariae: A Report, Eric Strand, Matthew Steel, Clifford Davidson

Clifford Davidson

No abstract available.


Borrowed Derivational Morphology In Late Middle English: A Study Of The Records Of The London Grocers And Goldsmiths Dec 2007

Borrowed Derivational Morphology In Late Middle English: A Study Of The Records Of The London Grocers And Goldsmiths

Chris C. Palmer

This study compares the use of native nominal affixes (-ness, -ship, -hood) with borrowed, potential affixes (-cion, -ance, -ity, -age, -ment) throughout the English portions of the multilingual (French, Latin, English) records of the London Goldsmiths and Grocers of the early fifteenth century. Attempting to locate evidence of the naturalization of these forms--the process by which these endings become derivational morphemes in the general English lexicon--the paper develops the notion of local productivity. This measure combines both quantitative and qualitative data to show that, even in smaller corpora, historical linguists can find evidence of the morphological status of different potential ...