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Holsinger, Bruce W.

Overview
Works: 23 works in 124 publications in 1 language and 5,999 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Historical fiction  Suspense fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Bruce W Holsinger
A burnable book by Bruce W Holsinger( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

London, 1385. Surrounded by ruthless courtiers--including his powerful uncle, John of Gaunt, and Gaunt's artful mistress, Katherine Swynford--England's young, still untested king, Richard II, is in mortal peril, and the danger is only beginning. Songs are heard across London--catchy verses said to originate from an ancient book that prophesies the end of England's kings--and among the book's predictions is Richard's assassination. Only a few powerful men know that the cryptic lines derive from a "burnable book," a seditious work that threatens the stability of the realm. To find the manuscript, wily bureaucrat Geoffrey Chaucer turns to fellow poet John Gower, a professional trader in information with connections high and low. Gower discovers that the book and incriminating evidence about its author have fallen into the unwitting hands of innocents, who will be drawn into a labyrinthine conspiracy that reaches from the king's court to London's slums and stews--and potentially implicates his own son. As the intrigue deepens, it becomes clear that Gower, a man with secrets of his own, may be the last hope to save a king from a terrible fate
The invention of fire by Bruce W Holsinger( Book )

16 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Though he is one of England's most acclaimed intellectuals, John Gower is no stranger to London's wretched slums and dark corners, and he knows how to trade on the secrets of the kingdom's most powerful men. When the bodies of sixteen unknown men are found in a privy, the Sheriff of London seeks Gower's help. The men's wounds--ragged holes created by an unknown object--are unlike anything the sheriff's men have ever seen. Tossed into the sewer, the bodies were meant to be found. Gower believes the men may have been used in an experiment--a test for a fearsome new war weapon his informants call the "handgonne," claiming it will be the "future of death" if its design can be perfected. Propelled by questions of his own, Gower turns to courtier and civil servant Geoffrey Chaucer, who is working on some poems about pilgrims that Gower finds rather vulgar. Chaucer thinks he just may know who commissioned this new weapon, an extremely valuable piece of information that some will pay a high price for--and others will kill to conceal"
Music, body, and desire in medieval culture : Hildegard of Bingen to Chaucer by Bruce W Holsinger( Book )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ranging chronologically from the twelfth to the fifteenth centuries and thematically from Latin to vernacular literary modes, this book challenges standard assumptions about the musical cultures and philosophies of the European Middle Ages. Engaging a wide range of premodern texts and contexts, from the musicality of sodomy in twelfth-century polyphony to Chaucer's representation of pedagogical violence in the Prioress's Tale, from early Christian writings on the music of the body to the plainchant and poetry of Hildegard of Bingen, the author argues that medieval music was quintessentially a practice of the flesh"--Back cover
The premodern condition : medievalism and the making of theory by Bruce W Holsinger( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bruce Holsinger identifies and explains an affinity for medievalism and medieval studies among the leading figures of critical theory. His book contains original essays by Bataille and Bourdieu - translated into English - that testify to the strange persistence of medievalisms in French postwar writings
A burnable book by Bruce W Holsinger( Book )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A stunning debut historical thriller set in the turbulent 14th century, for fans of CJ Sansom, The Name of the Rose and An Instance of the Fingerpost. London, 1385. A city of shadows and fear, in a kingdom ruled by the headstrong young King Richard II, haunted by the spectre of revolt. A place of poetry and prophecy, where power is bought by blood. For John Gower, part-time poet and full-time trader in information, secrets are his currency. When close confidant, fellow poet Geoffrey Chaucer, calls in an old debt, Gower cannot refuse. The request is simple: track down a missing book. It should be easy for a man of Gower's talents, who knows the back-alleys of Southwark as intimately as the courts and palaces of Westminster. But what Gower does not know is that this book has already caused one murder, and that its contents could destroy his life. Because its words are behind the highest treason - a conspiracy to kill the king and reduce his reign to ashes
History in the comic mode : medieval communities and the matter of person by Rachel Fulton Brown( Book )

13 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

21 prominent medievalists discuss continuity and change in ideas of personhood and community. Drawing on a wide vareity of sources, contributors write as historians of religion, art, literature, culture, and society, advancing a new medieval cultural history that is truly diverse and interdisciplinary
A burnable book : a novel by Bruce W Holsinger( )

11 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

London, 1385. Surrounded by ruthless courtiers--including his powerful uncle, John of Gaunt, and Gaunt's artful mistress, Katherine Swynford--England's young, still untested king, Richard II, is in mortal peril, and the danger is only beginning. Songs are heard across London--catchy verses said to originate from an ancient book that prophesies the end of England's kings--and among the book's predictions is Richard's assassination. Only a few powerful men know that the cryptic lines derive from a "burnable book," a seditious work that threatens the stability of the realm. To find the manuscript, wily bureaucrat Geoffrey Chaucer turns to fellow poet John Gower, a professional trader in information with connections high and low. Gower discovers that the book and incriminating evidence about its author have fallen into the unwitting hands of innocents, who will be drawn into a labyrinthine conspiracy that reaches from the king's court to London's slums and stews--and potentially implicates his own son. As the intrigue deepens, it becomes clear that Gower, a man with secrets of his own, may be the last hope to save a king from a terrible fate
Neomedievalism, neoconservatism, and the war on terror by Bruce W Holsinger( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Far from an unfortunate cliche medievalism has become a dominant paradigm for comprehending the identity and motivations of America's perceived enemy in the War on Terror. Yet as Bruce Holsinger argues, this cloying post-9/11 rhetoric has served to obscure the more intricate ideological machinations of neomedievalism, the global idiom of the non-state actor; NGOs, transnational corporate militias, and terrorist organizations like Hezbollah and al Qaeda. While International Relations theorists promote neomedievalism as a model for understanding emergent modes of global sovereignty, neoconservatives exploit its conceptual slipperiness for tactical ends. Holsinger concludes with a careful parsing of the Bush administration's Torture Memos, which enlist neomedievalism's model of feudal sovereignty toward the abrogation of human rights."--Jacket
The invention of fire by Bruce W Holsinger( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

London, 1386. A mass murder has taken place within the city walls. Sixteen corpses have been dumped where they are sure to be found, bearing wounds like none seen before. John Gower, middling poet and expert trader in secrets, is summoned to investigate the killings even as the ruthless mayor of London seeks to thwart an open inquiry for reasons unknown. Gower learns that the men have fallen victim to handgonnes, new and terrifying weapons that threaten to change the future of war. Challenged by deception and treachery on all sides, Gower struggles against his failing vision even as his inquiries take him from the city's labyrinthine slums to the port of Calais to the forests of Kent, where his friend Geoffrey Chaucer serves as justice of the peace. As Gower strives to discover the source of the new guns and the identity of those who wielded them, he must risk everything to reveal the truth -- and prevent a more devastating massacre on London's crowded streets
The invention of fire : a novel by Bruce W Holsinger( Recording )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sequel to the critically acclaimed A Burnable Book! Another riveting thriller set in fourteenth-century London, featuring medieval poet and fixer John Gower
The complete idiot's guide to movies, flicks, and film by Mark Winokur( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music, body, and desire in Medieval literature and culture, 1150-1400 : Hildegard of Bingen to Chaucer by Bruce W Holsinger( )

5 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literary history and the religious turn( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literary history and the religious turn( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The marxist premodern( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Marxist premodern : special issue( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A Psalm is being sung : the prioress' tale and the perils of performance( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Holsinger discusses how physical pain was understood as part of the origin of music, analyzing drawings that accompanied sung texts of the Psalms. He discusses the relationship of physical violence to learning especially in the Prioress's tale from the Cantebury Tales
Graphia : litarary criticism and the graphic novel( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Premodern Condition: Medievalism and the Making of Theory by Bruce W Holsinger( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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The vision of music in a Lollard florilegium : "Cantus" in the Middle English "Rosarium theologie" by Bruce W Holsinger( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Music, body, and desire in medieval culture : Hildegard of Bingen to Chaucer
Alternative Names
Holsinger, Bruce.

Holsinger, Bruce W.

Holsinger, Bruce Wood

Languages
English (121)

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The premodern condition : medievalism and the making of theoryHistory in the comic mode : medieval communities and the matter of personNeomedievalism, neoconservatism, and the war on terrorThe complete idiot's guide to movies, flicks, and film