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Visions of Apocalypse : Representations of the End in French by Leona Archer, Alex Stuart

By Leona Archer, Alex Stuart

Picturing the top of the realm is without doubt one of the such a lot enduring of cultural practices. The ways that humans of alternative ancient sessions conceive of this endpoint unearths greatly approximately their mind's eye and philosophical horizons. This groundbreaking selection of essays deals an outline of the Apocalyptic mind's eye because it provides itself in French literature and tradition from the 13th century to the current day. The individuals examine fabric as assorted as medieval French biblical commentaries and twenty-first-century technological know-how fiction, taking in validated canonical authors along modern figures and no more recognized writers. The ebook additionally considers an unlimited variety of different material, together with horror movies, absurdist drama, serious thought, medieval manuscript illuminations and seventeenth-century theology. relocating from the sacred to the profane, the elegant to the obscene, the divine to the post-human, the quantity opens up greater than 750 years of French Apocalypticism to serious scrutiny

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Hommes et femmes au Moyen Âge: Histoire du genre XIIe-XVe by Didier Lett

By Didier Lett

Quels étaient los angeles position et le statut des femmes et des hommes au Moyen Âge ? Quel rôle et quelle snapshot les uns et les autres avaient-ils dans los angeles vie quotidienne, au sein de l. a. famille, du couple, mais aussi dans les associations, les jeux de l'argent et du pouvoir ? Avec cet ouvrage alliant l'histoire des femmes à l'histoire des genres, l'auteur, spécialiste de l'histoire de l'intimité et de l. a. famille, suggest une synthèse.

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Invisible fences : prose poetry as a genre in French and by Steven Monte

By Steven Monte

For all its fresh reputation between poets and critics, prose poetry maintains to elevate extra questions than it solutions. How have prose poems been pointed out as such, and why have comparable works been excluded from the style? What occurs once we learn a piece as a prose poem? How have prose genres similar to the radical affected prose poetry and smooth poetry normally? In Invisible Fences Steven Monte areas prose poetry in ancient and theoretical point of view via evaluating its improvement within the French and American literary traditions. even with its obvious formal freedom, prose poetry is limited by way of particular old situations and is consistently engaged in border disputes with neighboring prose and poetic genres.

Monte illuminates those constraints via an exam of works that experience motivated the advance of the prose poem in addition to via a dialogue of style thought and specific readings of poems starting from Charles Baudelaire's "La Solitude" to John Ashbery's "The System." Monte explores the ways that literary-historical narratives have an effect on interpretation: why, for instance, prose poetry has a tendency to be visible as a innovative style and the way this angle affects readings of person works. the yank poets he discusses comprise Ralph Waldo Emerson, William Carlos Williams, T. S. Eliot, Gertrude Stein, and Ashbery; the French poets variety from Baudelaire, Arthur Rimbaud, and Stephane Mallarmé to Max Jacob. In exploring prose poetry as a style, Invisible Fences bargains new views not just on sleek poetry, but additionally on style itself, not easy present theories of style with a attempt case that asks for but eludes definition.

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Sceau medieval: Analyse d'une pratique culturelle by Martine Fabre

By Martine Fabre

L'ouvrage porte sur l'usage du sceau en Occident, quand le signe devient le most advantageous mode de preuve dans les régions de droit coutumier, au Xiiè siècle, jusqu'à son déclin, au Xve. L'étude de l'usage believe donc de s'intéresser aux options (matérielles et intellectuelles), aux modes de pensée et aux valeurs qui s'y expriment. Ce que l'auteur invite à regarder dans le sceau, c'est le fait de civilisation et les savoirs véhiculés.

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