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Pilgrimage: A Very Short Introduction

Pilgrimage: A Very Short Introduction  

Ian Reader

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2015
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Apr 2015
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9780191787577
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198718222.001.0001
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9780198718222
Pilgrimage is found in most religious cultures and pilgrimage sites around the world—including Mecca in Saudi Arabia, Lourdes in France, and Shikoku in Japan—attract millions of pilgrims ... More
9. Codaprint and the canon

9. Coda: print and the canon  

Elaine Treharne

in Medieval Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2015
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Sep 2015
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9780191782367
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199668496.003.0010
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9780199668496
The ‘Coda: Print and the canon’ explains that when William Caxton brought printing to London in 1485, his choice to print in the vernaculars of England—English and French—consolidated the ... More
Medieval Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Medieval Literature: A Very Short Introduction  

Elaine Treharne

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2015
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Sep 2015
eISBN: 
9780191782367
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199668496.001.0001
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9780199668496
Medieval Literature: A Very Short Introduction provides a compelling account of the emergence of the earliest literature in Britain and Ireland, including English, Welsh, ... More
7. Death and judgement

7. Death and judgement  

Elaine Treharne

in Medieval Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2015
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Sep 2015
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9780191782367
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199668496.003.0008
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‘Death and judgement’ considers salvation, punishment, superstition, and persecution. Many texts, including Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales, include comments from the author requesting ... More
5. The arts on the silk road

5. The arts on the silk road  

James A. Millward

in The Silk Road: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780199365883
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10.1093/actrade/9780199782864.003.0005
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9780199782864
‘The arts on the silk road’ provides a sample of shared Eurasian cultural and intellectual themes. Vernacular tales throughout Eurasia shared certain genres and styles, with some stories ... More
5. Organizing, disorganizingThe Canterbury Tales

5. Organizing, disorganizing: The Canterbury Tales  

David Wallace

in Geoffrey Chaucer: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2019
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Aug 2019
eISBN: 
9780191821592
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10.1093/actrade/9780198767718.003.0005
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9780198767718
‘Organizing, disorganizing: The Canterbury Tales’ describes the structure and content of Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales. The chief precedent for this work as a framed collection is the ... More
3. The secularization of superstition

3. The secularization of superstition  

Stuart Vyse

in Superstition: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2020
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Jan 2020
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9780191859854
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10.1093/actrade/9780198819257.003.0003
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9780198819257
The five centuries beginning with the 14th and ending with the 18th took European history from the Middle Ages, through the Enlightenment, and into the first two centuries of the scientific ... More
2. Textual production and performance

2. Textual production and performance  

Elaine Treharne

in Medieval Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2015
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Sep 2015
eISBN: 
9780191782367
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199668496.003.0003
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‘Textual production and performance’ charts the development of the written work from medieval documents handwritten on animal skins by scribes through to the cheaper and more commercial ... More
6. Among the English poets

6. Among the English poets  

Jonathan Bate

in English Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777578
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199569267.003.0006
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9780199569267
Literature hasn't always been a silent and solitary activity. The ancient bards did not write their poems down: they memorized and recited them. Dramatic poetry is by its nature aural and ... More
3. When it began

3. When it began  

Jonathan Bate

in English Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777578
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199569267.003.0003
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9780199569267
There is an ancient history to the origins of English literature, which is contrary to the Anglocentric version of literary history. ‘When it began’ looks at the many inputs into the ... More
9. The Englishness of English Literature?

9. The Englishness of English Literature?  

Jonathan Bate

in English Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777578
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199569267.003.0009
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9780199569267
English literature: the home of nostalgia, belonging, sceptical accommodation, dissent, ridicule, self-hatred, rebellion, and alienation. ‘The Englishness of English Literature?’ examines ... More
4. The study of English

4. The study of English  

Jonathan Bate

in English Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777578
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199569267.003.0004
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9780199569267
The way that we have studied literature has changed over the years. ‘The study of English’ looks at how English language and literature have been studied since the 16th century. The ... More
English Literature: A Very Short Introduction

English Literature: A Very Short Introduction  

Jonathan Bate

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777578
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199569267.001.0001
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9780199569267
English Literature: A Very Short Introduction considers such diverse topics as the birth of the novel, the brilliance of English comedy, the deep Englishness of landscape ... More

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