Rural Space in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Age : The Spatial Turn in Premodern StudiesMaterial type: TextSeries: eBooks on DemandFundamentals of Medieval and Early Modern Culture: Publisher: Berlin : De Gruyter, 2012Description: 1 online resource (932 p.)ISBN: 9783110285420Subject(s): Ecocriticism | Literature, European -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism | Literature, Medieval -- History and criticism | Peasants in literature | Rural conditions in literatureGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Rural Space in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Age : The Spatial Turn in Premodern StudiesDDC classification: 809.93352088 | 809.9335208863 | 809/.9335208863 LOC classification: PN682.P35 R87 2012Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Introduction. Rural Space in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Times: A Significant Domain Ignored For Too Long by Modern Research?; 1. Critical Inquiry: The Relevance of Rural Space; 2. Natural Space and the Medieval Encyclopedia; 3. The Spatial Turn in Medieval and Premodern Studies; 4. Rural Space and Ecocriticism; 5. Space and Historical-Literary Investigations; 6. Perception of Rural Space in The Voyage of St. Brendan: An Early-Medieval Voice; 7. Nature in a Spanish Medieval Epic Poem: El Poema de Mío Cid: Human Drama in the Wilderness
8. The Mountain in the Art and Literature of the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Age: The Most Massive Challenge in Nature9. Climbing the Mountain, or Ascending to the Renaissance? Franceso Petrarca's Reflections on Nature; 10. Oswald von Wolkenstein: The Aristocrat versus the Peasant. Secret Longing for Life in Rural Space?; 11. The Perception of the Natural World: The Testimony of Medieval Courtly Literature; 12. Growing up in the Wilderness: Youthful Experiences in the Forest: Perceval/Parzival in the Romances by Chrétien de Troye and Wolfram von Eschenbach
13. Ominous Approaches: Wolfram von Eschenbach''s Titurel: Seeking Refuge from Society in the Forest14. Nature and the Courtly World: Literary Reflections on Rural Space in High Medieval Literature; 15. The Protagonist''s Existential Test in Nature: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight; 16. Love (?) in the Mountains: Juan Ruiz's Libro de buen amor. Late-Medieval Spanish Reflections on Rural Space; 17. Rural Space in Late-Medieval Short Verse Narratives; 18. The Court, the City, and the Rural Space in Boccaccio''s Decameron
19. William Langland''s Piers the Plowman: Late-Medieval English Religious and Social Reflections20. Johannes von Tepl''s Ackermann: A German-Czech Writer''s Reference to the Metaphorical Peasant; 21. Hugo von Trimberg''s Renner: A Thirteenth-Century Didactic Perspective Toward Peasants; 22. Wernher der Gartenære''s Helmbrecht: The Attempted Break. Out of the Social Order; 23. The Testimony of Medieval and Late-Medieval Art; 24. Peasants, Rural Existence, the Protestant Reformation and Farmer''s Self-Expression Until the Seventeenth Century; 25. Economic Aspects Pertaining to Rural Space
26. Heinrich Wittenwiler''s Ring27. Rural Space and the Supportive Peasant Figure in Queen Sibille (Elisabeth von Nassau-Saarbrücken); 28. Collaboration of the Good Peasant with the Noble Lady; 29. Exploration of Rural Space in Sixteenth-Century Literature: Till Eulenspiegel and Marguerite de Navarre''s Heptaméron; 30. The Testimony of Late-Medieval Art Once Again; 31. Acknowledgment and Summaries of All Contributions in this Volume; 32. Conclusion; Chapter 1. Reforming the Monastic Landscape: Peter Damian''s Design for Personal and Communal Devotion
Chapter 2. Women''s Place and Women''s Space in the Medieval Village
In the wake of the Spatial Turn and the emergence of ecocritical theory, rural space proves to be a highly fertile ground for the reexamination of medieval and early modern literature, history, and art history. This volume combines critical articles that examine the way how rural space was perceived, presented, and evaluated in the Middle Ages and the early modern time. The extensive introduction surveys the history of research on this topic and outlines major approaches toward Rural Studies. The articles pursue specialized research topics pertaining to rural space.
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