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Ancrene Wisse : From Pastoral Literature to Vernacular Spirituality

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Book Series: Religion and Culture in the Middle Ages ISBN: 9780708320341 Year: Pages: 208 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_393076 Language: English
Publisher: University of Wales Press Grant: OAPEN-UK
Subject: Social Sciences --- Religion
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Provides an introduction to "Ancrene Wisse", one of the most important works in English of the thirteenth century. This book offers a fresh contextualisation which engages with the history of lay piety and vernacular spirituality in the Middle Ages.This book is innovative in that it provides an introduction to "Ancrene Wisse", one of the most important works in English of the thirteenth century. It offers a new contextualisation which engages with the history of lay piety and vernacular spirituality in the Middle Ages, thus extending analysis of the book beyond its original purpose as a guide for anchoresses. The placing of "Ancrene Wisse" within this context also allows comparisons to be made with other literature for semi-regular women, such as sermons preached to beguines - semi-religious women who formed communities in the Low Countries and France in the High Middle Ages.

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Religion --- Culture --- Middle Ages --- Religie --- Cultuur --- Middeleeuwen

Chapter 1: "Crime Fiction in German: Concepts, Developments and Trends" from book: Crime Fiction in German

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Book Series: European Crime Fictions ISBN: 9781783168163 Year: DOI: 10.16922/1783168163-01 Language: English
Publisher: University of Wales Press
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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This is a chapter from Crime Fiction in German: Der Krimi, edited by Katharina Hall. It is the first volume in English to offer a comprehensive overview of German-language crime narratives from the nineteenth century to the new millennium. It introduces readers to crime novels from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the former East Germany, and examines under-researched areas such as Nazi crime fiction, Turkish-German crime fiction and the Afrika-Krimi.

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crime --- fiction --- german

Chapter 2: ‘Celtic Spells and Counterspells’ from Book: Understanding Celtic Religion: Revisiting the Pagan Past

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Book Series: New Approaches to Celtic Religion and Mythology ISBN: 9781783167920 Year: DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.16922/1783167920-02 Language: English
Publisher: University of Wales Press
Subject: Religion
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This is a chapter from Understanding Celtic Religion: Revisiting the Pagan Past, edited by Katja Ritari and Alexandra Bergholm. Although it has long been acknowledged that the early Irish literary corpus preserves both pre-Christian and Christian elements, the challenges involved in the understanding of these different strata have not been subjected to critical examination. This volume draws attention to the importance of reconsidering the relationship between religion and mythology, as well as the concept of ‘Celtic religion’ itself. When scholars are attempting to construct the so-called ‘Celtic’ belief system, what counts as ‘religion’? Or, when labelling something as ‘religion’ as opposed to ‘mythology’, what do these entities entail? This volume is the first interdisciplinary collection of articles which critically reevaluates the methodological challenges of the study of ‘Celtic religion’; the authors are eminent scholars in the field of Celtic Studies representing the disciplines of theology, literary studies, history, law and archaeology, and the book represents a significant contribution to the present scholarly debate concerning the pre-Christian elements in early medieval source materials.

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celtic --- religion --- pagan --- past --- mythology

FfugLen : Y Ddelwedd o'r Nofel Gymraeg o Ddechrau'r Chwedegau tan 1990

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Book Series: Y Meddwl ar Dychymig Cymreig ISBN: 9780708321652 Year: Pages: 256 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_393070 Language: Welsh
Publisher: University of Wales Press Grant: OAPEN-UK
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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FfugLen is the Welsh word for fiction but is also a play on the words 'ffug' (meaning fake or false) and 'len' (the prepositive of 'llenyddiaeth' or literature) implying that these images are often ambiguous. This title presents a study of the image of Wales and the Welsh in twentieth-century Welsh-language literature.

Mae 'FfugLen' yn ymdrin â'r ddelwedd o Gymru mewn ystod eang o nofelau Cymraeg a gyhoeddwyd rhwng 1960 a 1990. Mae llawer o'r nofelau yn nofelau hanes ac eraill yn nofelau cyfoes. Mae'r ddelwedd yn ymwneud â'r priodoleddau hynny – megis iaith, tiriogaeth, crefydd, hanes a diwylliant – a gyfrifir fel arfer yn rhai cenhedlig. Ymdrinnir â'r ddelwedd hefyd yn ei chysylltiad â digwyddiadau hanesyddol a chyfoes penodol a gyflwynir yn y nofelau, ac yn ei chysylltiad â'r hyn a oedd yn digwydd yng Nghymru ar adeg cyhoeddi'r gwahanol nofelau.

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Fiction --- Literature --- Welsh --- Fictie --- Literatuur --- Taal --- Wales

Los Invisibles : A History of Male Homosexuality in Spain, 1850-1940

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Book Series: Iberian and Latin American Studies ISBN: 9780708320129 Year: Pages: 208 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_393075 Language: English
Publisher: University of Wales Press Grant: OAPEN-UK
Subject: History
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Examining the social, medical and cultural history of male homosexuality in Spain, this book looks at it from the time homosexuality came to be an issue of medical, legal and cultural concern.Research into homosexuality in Spain is in its infancy. The last ten or fifteen years have seen a proliferation of studies on gender in Spain but much of this work has concentrated on women's history, literature and femininity. In contrast to existing research which concentrates on literature and literary figures, "Los Invisibles" focuses on the change in cultural representation of same-sex activity of through medicalisation, social and political anxieties about race and the late emergence of homosexual sub-cultures in the last quarter of the twentieth century. As such, this book constitutes an analysis of discourses and ideas from a social history and medical history position. Much of the research for the book was supported by a grant from the Wellcome Trust to research the medicalisation of homosexuality in Spain.

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Homosexual --- Male --- History --- Spain --- Homoseksuelen --- Mannen --- Geschiedenis --- Mannen

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