By Lawrence Besserman
This e-book examines the tricky and weird courting among the sacred and secular spheres of English medieval tradition, positing that the assimilation of sacred and secular motifs can be in both course, or maybe in either instructions. that's, medieval English writers may possibly applicable biblical paradigms to specific secular topics, and vice versa. Codicological, psychoanalytic, feminist, and new historicist insights tell readings of Beowulf, center English lyric poetry, the Gawain-poet, Chaucer, and Malory, between others. Besserman elucidates the structural and thematic complexity of the combination of biblical and biblically derived sacred diction, imagery, personality kinds, and topics within the works into consideration, picking out inside them new biblical resources and analogues and supplying clean insights into the contextual which means and value of the biblical paradigms they install. This e-book highlights the shaping impact of biblical and biblically derived sacred paradigms on exemplary literature produced within the heart Ages.
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Biblical Paradigms in Medieval English Literature: From Cædmon to Malory (Routledge Studies in Medieval Literature and Culture) by Lawrence Besserman