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Staging Socialist Femininity

Gender Politics and Folklore Performance in Serbia


Ana Hofman

Ana Hofman examines the negotiation of the gender performances in Serbian rural areas as a result of the socialist gender policy and creation of the new “femininity” in the public sphere. She focuses on the stage performances of female amateur groups at the Village Gatherings, state-sponsored events held from the 1970s through the mid-1990s in the southeastern Serbian region of Niško Polje. Offering a multifaceted picture of the personal experiences of the socialist ideology of gender equality, Staging Socialist Femininity investigates the complex relationships between personal, interpersonal and political levels in socialism. By showing the interplay between ideology, representational and social practices in the realm of musical performance, it challenges the strong division in scholarly narratives between ideology and practice in socialist societies.


Michiel van Groesen

This book deals with the De Bry collection of voyages, one of the most monumental publications of Early Modern Europe. It analyzes the textual and iconographic changes the De Bry publishing family made to travel accounts describing Asia, Africa and the New World. It discusses this editorial strategy in the context of the publishing industry around 1600, investigating the biography of the De Brys, the publications of the Frankfurt firm, and the making of the collection, as well as its reception by Iberian inquisitors and seventeenth-century readers across the Old World. The book draws on a wide variety of primary sources, and is hence important for historians, book historians, and art historians interested in the development of Europe's overseas empires.

Love, War, and the Grail

Templars, Hospitallers, and Teutonic Knights in Medieval Epic and Romance, 1150-1500

Helen J. Nicholson

The Knights Templar, Knights Hospitaller, and Teutonic Knights frequently appear in the French, German, and English epic and romance literature of the Middle Ages. Love, War, and the Grail examines the religious roles of the military orders, such as caring for the sick, their warrior role of fighting Muslims, and the role of Templars in the Grail romances. It traces how these roles developed over time and looks at the role of these military religious orders in fiction of the Middle Ages. Nicholson’s analysis of the military orders in medieval fictional literature is of interest both to historians and to literary specialists. This is the first in-depth study to consider the subject throughout the medieval period.

Opusculum fabularum

Die Fabelsammlung der Berliner Handschrift Theol. lat. fol. 142


Christina Meckelnborg and Bernd Schneider

This volume contains a medieval collection of Latin adaptations of Aesopian fables, the so-called Opusculum fabularum which consists of three books, each of them again containing about 50 fables. Its complete version has been handed down only in the Berlin manuscript Theol. lat. fol. 142. The critical edition of this text is the main part of the present volume. It also contains the critical edition of the text of those fables of the Opusculum fabularum that have been quoted by Conrad von Halberstadt in his Tripartitus moralium.
The present volume is the very first publication of the Opusculum fabularum and will prove most useful for latinists, medievalists and other literary scholars in their studies of the development of the Latin fable in the Middle Ages and in early modern times.

De Architectonische Ruimte

Vijftien Lessen over de Dispositie van het Menselijke Verblijf

van der Laan

In dit boek wordt de architectuur niet beschouwd als een autonoom verschijnsel en ook niet in haar relaties tot alle mogelijke andere voor haar bijkomstige gebieden van het menselijk leven, maar in haar fundamentele betrekking tot de natuur, die zij aanvult en uitdrukt. Ook de fenomenen binnen de architectuur zelf worden niet los van elkaar gezien of afhankelijk van bijkomstige motieven, maar in hun wezenlijke onderlinge relaties: de ruimte binnen het huis tot de ruimte buiten, de vorm van de wand tot de vorm van de ruimte binnen, de grootte van de lijn tot de grootte van het vlak en het volume. Tenslotte worden al deze fenomenen onderworpen aan een allesbeheersend getal waardoor het huis voor zijn bewoner niet alleen een materieel maar ook een geestelijk bezit wordt.

Conflicting Visions of Reform

German Lay Propaganda Pamphlets, 1519-1530


Miriam Usher Chrisman

Cultural, historical and textual analysis of 300 propaganda pamphlets written by 166 German laymen and women reveals that each social class heard the Reformation message differently. The writers enthusiastically interpreted the Bible for themselves, finding justification for social and economic changes which suited the aims of their own class. The new ideology deepened the existing divisions in rural and urban society. The book presents, for the first time, a comprehensive selection of 166 lay authors.
Knights, rural civil servants, technicians, patricians, lawyers and artisans describe the existing social order, their new beliefs and their hopes for change. They are eloquent and immensely human.

Beverley Dr Collins and Inger Mees

This book provides a complete introductory course on the phonetics of English and Dutch based on an essentially practical approach to the subject. No previous knowledge of phonetics is assumed and all terms are explained in straightforward English as they are introduced. Theoretical and practical aspects of the subject are clarified for the student by means of numerous self-study exercises in articulation and transcription.
The book contains a detailed contrastive description of British RP English and of Dutch (in both the Netherlands and Belgian standard varieties). In addition to a full description of the individual vowels and consonants, full attention is paid to features of connected speech, e.g. intonation, assimilation and elision, stress and articulatory setting. There are sections on sound-spelling relationships in English and an analysis of the commonest pronunciations errors in the English of Dutch-speakers. A guide to the technique of phonemic transcription is also provided, with numerous transcription passages for which correction keys are available.
One chapter is devoted to differences between British and American pronunciation. Another section provides a survey of a range of British regional accents (e.g. Scottish, Irish, Welsh, Northern, London, Midlands, West Country).

Now available with corrections incorporating the reactions of Dutch and Belgian users.


Monks and Owen

Medieval Codicology, Iconography, Literature and Translation groups 33 original essays by prominent scholars in four major medieval fields.
Manuscripts of Leiden University, Beauvais Cathedral, Sir John Donne, details of scribal practices and Dominican copyists are especially important. The codicological and iconographic studies are enhanced by 75 illustrations drawn from manuscripts or from miniatures in the Petites Heures of Jean de Berry and in copies of the Roman de la Rose. Named artists are William de Brailes, Master of Ghent Privileges, Master of Jean Rolin, Jean Colombe.
The Literature Section contains research papers on Haveloc, Arthur, Órlám, Tristan, Fergus, Sept Sages, Chemin de Vaillance, an Anglo-Norman religious treatise, Beghine compositions and perspectives on Cloister and Text. One also finds discussions about chevalerie, perdre son alleluia and about translators of the Bible, St Jerome, Boethius and the De excidio Troiæ.

Medieval and Renaissance Letter Treatises and Form Letters

[2.] A Census of Manuscripts Found in Part of Western Europe, Japan, and the United States of America



In the High Middle Ages and Renaissance letter-writing flourished as a major form of discourse and branch of rhetoric. Hundreds of treatises and manuals on epistolary composition, formularies, and model letter collections were written. This census is the first systematic survey of the extant manuscripts containing these works found in part of Western Europe, Japan, and the U.S.A. The few manuscripts with model speeches are also included. They are of a related genre, secular oratory, which developed in the High Middle Ages. Over 1,200 Latin manuscript references have been compiled from visits to over 250 libraries and archives.
The survey is alphabetically arranged by country, city, library or archive and collection and gives standard details — folios, incipits, explicits, and colophons of the texts. Editions, studies, and catalogue references are provided as are lists of libraries and archives without relevant manuscripts. Four indexes of manuscripts, incipits, Medieval and Renaissance authors, and select anonymous works are included. The work is a research tool for those interested in Medieval and Renaissance rhetoric, oratory, diplomatics, learning, and the Classical tradition.

Dr Collins and Mees

Working with the Sounds of English and Dutch is aimed at the Dutch-Speaking student who is taking Phonetics as a part of an advanced course in English at University or teacher training institute.
No previous knowledge of phonetics is assumed. All technical points are explained in straightforward English as they are introduced, and theoretical and practical aspects of the subject are clarified for the student by means of practical exercises in articulation and transcription.
The emphasis is on a contrastive approach throughout. The sound systems of standard English (Received Pronunciation) and standard Dutch (Algemeen Beschaafd Nederlands) are described in detail, with numerous helpful diagrams. Features of connected speech, for example, articulatory setting, stress, rhythm, assimilation and elision, are fully examined and a complete chapter is devoted to intonation in English and Dutch. A special attraction of the book are the sections on error analysis, which give a comprehensive treatment of pronunciation problem areas. Also included is a survey of the most important accents of the British Isles(Scots, Welsh, Irish, London, West Country etc.)