Our July Book of the Month is a critically acclaimed analysis of the themes of authority and gender from the early Middle Ages to the Renaissance. With contributions by fourteen authors, ‘Authority and Gender in Medieval and Renaissance Chronicles’ spans medieval and early modern Europe, from England and Scandinavia, to Byzantium and the Crusader Kingdoms; embraces a variety of media and methods; and touches evidence from diverse branches of learning such as language and literature, history and art, to name just a few. This is an important collection, which will be of great utility for students and scholars of language, literature, and history.
To find out more about this book, please click here to read a sample extract and contents page.
We are offering all of our readers a generous 60% discount on this best-selling title. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code BOMJUL14 during checkout. Please note that this is a time limited offer that will expire on 4th August 2014.
Please see below for highlights of the praise this book has been receiving:
“The contributors tackle big questions – sovereignty, power, loyalty, gender determinacy and representation – in essays spanning nine centuries of chronicles and many languages. But there’s plenty here to entertain enthusiasts as well as specialists – great princes, male and female, damsels in distress, hussies, and hapless kings’ consort.”
– Professor Jane Roberts, University of London
“I recommend this collection of essays, Authority and Gender in Medieval and Renaissance Chronicles, as a ‘must be read book’ in order to understand how men and women used the writing of the past to express notions of power and authority for the audiences they addressed. It is a pioneering book that is innovative and interdisciplinary. I hugely enjoyed reading it.”
– Professor Elisabeth van Houts, University of Cambridge
“This collection squarely faces questions of authority and authorisation, while moving beyond the narrow definition of gender as the feminine. It is strong on visual imagery as well as the written word, and full of refreshing surprises, from the symbolism of sideboards to the contested authority of male consorts. Anyone interested in chronicle studies will want to read it.”
– Professor Pauline Stafford, University of Liverpool