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Discourses of Authority in Medieval and Renaissance Literature, Brownlee, Kevin, and Walter Stephens, Eds.
1 Brownlee, Kevin, and Walter Stephens, Eds. Discourses of Authority in Medieval and Renaissance Literature
Hanover and London University Press of New England 1989 0874514711 / 9780874514711 First Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket Octavo 
297 pp. Boards clean, bright, square. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. A.R. Ascoli, The Vowels of Authority (Dante's Convivio IV.vi.3-4); D.P. Verene, Vico's New Critical Art and the Authority of the Noble Lie; F. Rigolot, Homer's Virgilian Authority: Ronsard's Counterfeit Epic Theory; D.F. Hult, Author/Narrator/Speaker: the Voice of Authority in Chretien's Charrete; N. J. Vickers, Widowed Words: Dante, Petrarch and the Metaphors of Mourning; M. S. Brownlee, The Counterfeit Muse: Ovid, Boccaccio, Juan de Flores; K. Brownlee, Structures of Authority in Christine de Pizan's Ditie de Jehanne d'Arc; W. J. Kennedy, Petrarchan Textuality: Commentaries and Gender Revisions; W. Stephens, Saint Paul Among the Amazons: Gender and Authority in Gerusalemme liberata; J. F. Burke, Counterfeit and the Curse of Mediacy in the Libro de buen amor and the Conde Lucanor; G. Mazzotta, Theologia Ludens: Angels and Devils in the Divine Comedy; N. S. Struever, Machiavelli, Montaigne, and the Problem of External Address in Renaissance Ethics. Notes, List of Contributors, Index. 
Price: 30.00 AUD
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The Last Duel: A True Story of Crime, Scandal, and Trial by Combat in Medieval France, Jager, Eric
2 Jager, Eric The Last Duel: A True Story of Crime, Scandal, and Trial by Combat in Medieval France
New York Broadway Books 2004 0767914163 / 9780767914161 First Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Octavo 
242 pp. Black-and-white illustrations, including maps. Notes, list of sources, index. "Combines the vivid erudition of Barbara Tuchman's A Distant Mirror with the suspense and drama of Umberto Eco's The Name of the Rose. Eric Jager has invented a genre that reminds us that human nature has not changed very much over the ages and that sometimes reality is bigger than life and more riveting than fiction." 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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Medieval Warfare: An Illustrated Introduction, Newark, Timothy
3 Newark, Timothy Medieval Warfare: An Illustrated Introduction
Australia Holt, Rinehart and Winston 1979 0039002012 / 9780039002015 First Australian Hard Cover Very Good Good Small Quarto 
189 pp. General and edgewear to unclipped dustjacket. A little abrasion to edges of red cloth boards. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. Colour and black-and-white illustrations throughout. Bibliography. "A tour de force by Timothy Newark, brilliantly combining his skills as a historian with his enthusiasm for war-games. The result is a wealth of historical fact spiced by imaginative reconstructions of famous battles." 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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On Divers Arts (Dover Art Instruction), Theophilus
4 Theophilus On Divers Arts (Dover Art Instruction)
New York Dover Publications 1979 0486237842 / 9780486237848 Reprint Paperback Near Fine Octavo 
216 pp. Extremely light edgewear to illustrated covers. ("Divers" is misspelt as "Diverse" on the spine, but is correct on the front cover.) All else as new. Black-and-white illustrations in the text. List of plates, list of figures, bibliography, index. "Theophilus teaches, with rigorous attention to fact but also with great reverence, the making of pigments for fresco painting, the manufacture of glue, the technique of gold leaf on parchment, how to blow glass and design stained glass windows, fashion gold and silver challices, make a pipe organ and church bells. Precise instruction on enamelling, chasing, repousse, niello, and beaded wire work prove Theophilus' first-hand knowledge of his craft. While 90% of Theophilus is sound technical knowledge, medieval folklore occasionally spices his text: 'Tools are also made harder by hardening them in the urine of a small red-headed boy than by doing so in plain water.'" 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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