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A sport and a military exercise, hunting involved aggressive action with weapons and dogs, and pursuit to the point of combat and killing, for the sake of recreation, food or conquest. The Stag of Love explores the body of erotic metaphor that developed from the hunt together with Ovid's flourishing legacies. While representing a range of human experience, the metaphor finds its dominant expression in the literature of love. As Marcelle Thiébaux demonstrates, the hunt's disciplined violence represented sexual desire, along with strategies and arts for getting love, the joys of love, and love's elevating mystique. The genre gave rise to a lavish imagery of footprints and tracking, arrows, nets, dogs and leashes, wounds, dismemberment and blood, that persisted to Shakespeare's day.
Thiébaux opens with an account of a medieval chase and its ceremonies. She introduces hunt manuals that defined and gentrified the sport, in stages from the party's departure to the ferocity of the struggle to the animal's death. These stages adapted readily to narrative structures in the love chase, showing pursuit, confrontation with the beloved, and consummation. In English literature Thiébaux considers Beowulf, Aefric's Life of St. Eustace, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, and Chaucer. She discusses Aucassin and Nicolete, Chrétien de Troyes' Erec, Gottfried von Strassburg's Tristan, the Nibelungenlied, and Wolfram von Eschenbach's works. The study ends with a scrutiny of newly recovered or little-known narratives of the thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.
Originally published in 1974 and now issued in paperback for the first time, The Stag of Love brings to life a theme of perennial interest to medievalists, and to all readers intrigued by the imaginative treatment of love in the Western world.
About the Author:
Marcelle Thiébaux is the editor and translator of Dhuoda, Handbook for Her Warrior Son: Liber Manualis and The Writings of Medieval Women: An Anthology. She has written about Saint Ursula and the Eleven Thousand Virgins and about Princess Saint Margaret of Hungary.
Titel: The Stag of Love: The Chase in Medieval ...
Verlag: Cornell University Press
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Buchbeschreibung Cornell University Press. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Dust Cover Missing. Minimal damage to cover and binding. Pages show light use. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0801407923I3N11
Buchbeschreibung Cornell University Press, 1974. Buchzustand: Fair. 1st. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP93345723
Buchbeschreibung Cornell University Press, 1974. Buchzustand: Good. 1st. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP95028123
Buchbeschreibung Cornell University Press, 1974. Buchzustand: Good. 1st. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP95172050
Buchbeschreibung Cornell University Press, 1974. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Acceptable. Ex-library. Some shelf wear. Satisfaction 100% guaranteed. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0001362981
Buchbeschreibung Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY, 1974. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: near fine. First edition. First Edition. c.1974. Hardcover. Cloth. 8vo. 249pp. Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket. Hint of soiling to top edge of text block, touch of sunning to dustjacket spine. Buchnummer des Verkäufers C000029618
Buchbeschreibung 1974 Cornell University Press, 1974. Hardcover. 1974 1st edition, Cornell University Press, 8vo., 249pp., black & white illustrations, very good, dust jacket. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ARB-18615
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Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Good. Book Condition: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97808014079254.0
Buchbeschreibung Cornell University Press,, Ithaca:, 1974. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. First edition. Previous owner's (a distinguished Renaissance scholar) name on front free endpaper, else very good in a very good (uneven age toning) dust jacket. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 76235