Book Series Arizona Studies in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance , vol. 47

Marginal Figures in the Global Middle Ages and the Renaissance

Meg Lota Brown (ed)

  • Pages: xv + 225 p.
  • Size:156 x 234 mm
  • Language(s):English
  • Publication Year:2021

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Spanning five continents, this volume examines how the motives and methods of marginalization shaped the literature, economies, art, politics, and mythology of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.

Summary

The essays in this collection explore the motives and methods of marginalization throughout pre-modern Europe, Japan, the Ottoman Empire, and areas that are now Mexico, Iran, Peru, Syria, and Costa Rica. The authors offer a rich variety of perspectives on precarity and privilege, resistance and hybridity, they unpack the intersections of power, tradition, and difference, and they examine the relationship of marginality to both violence and creativity not only in the global Middle Ages and Renaissance but also in our present moment. While deepening readers’ understanding of our antecedents, the collection illuminates the contemporary urgency of being 'ethically awake to the needs, sufferings, sorrows, and dignity of others around the globe'.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction
MEG LOTA BROWN

1. One-World Ambitions: Reading Donne’s Globalism Otherwise Post-9/11
ARNAUD ZIMMERN

2. The Convergence of the Twain: Early Modern Encounters between Japan and Britain
PAUL HARTLE

3. Representations of the Plowman and the Prostitute in Puritan and Anti-Puritan Satire: Or the Rhetoric of Plainness and the Reformation of the Popular in the Harvey-Nashe Quarrel
KYLE DIROBERTO

4. The Darkside of Celtic Mythology: The Evil Eye, Evil Creatures, and the Frightening Side of the Otherworld
ANGELA LOEWENHAGEN SCHRADER

5. Women Wearing the Pants: Cross-dressing and Performativity in Early Modern Drama
ELIZABETH LABINER

6. Assassins and the Old Man of the Mountain in Medieval Literature: The Evidence of Der Stricker’s Daniel von dem Blühenden Tal
ALBRECHT CLASSEN

7. Designing Disgrace: Early Modern Female Artists Creating in the Margins
MEG LOTA BROWN AND KARI BOYD MCBRIDE

8. “Die a King”: Gonzalo Pizarro’s Rebellion in the Second Part of the Royal Commentaries
JAMES W. FUERST

9. Veiled Truths: Early Modern European Travel Accounts of Ottoman and Safavid Women
LINDSAY WEILER-LEON

10. Early Modern Retellings of Pre-Conquest Maya Femininity: The Xtabay Legend and Its Resonances
SHARONAH ESTHER FREDRICK

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