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Federico, Sylvia

Works: 5 works in 25 publications in 2 languages and 964 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PR275.T74, 820.93580902
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Most widely held works by Sylvia Federico
The classicist writings of Thomas Walsingham : 'worldly cares' at St Albans Abbey in the fourteenth century by Sylvia Federico( )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The literary career of Thomas Walsingham, a significant figure in late fourteenth-century classicist letters in England and an overlooked contemporary of Chaucer, has been neglected--which this book remedies. Following the texts, rather than individuals or institutions, it demonstrates both authors' participation in a previously unrecognized discursive field that spans Latinate clerical prose and secular vernacular poetry, opening for reexamination the 'idea' of public literature in the late Middle Ages and recalibrating the terms of the conversation about the advent of humanistic textual practice in England. Providing a connected and comparative reading of Walsingham's works, alongside those of Chaucer, and taking both historical and literary approaches, the book extends our understanding of Chaucer through the exploration of his relationship to the clerical constituencies of London, Oxford, and monasteries in the South-East, and inserts Walsingham into the modern study of the reception of the Latin classics among the vernacular authors of his period"--Back cover
The post-historical Middle Ages by Elizabeth Scala( Book )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection of original essays repositions medieval literary studies after an era of historicism. Analyzing the legacy of Marxist and materialist theory on medieval literary criticism, the collection offers new ways of reading texts historically. Drawing upon aesthetic, ethical, and cultural vantage points and methods, these essays demonstrate that a variety of approaches and theories are “historical” and can change what it means to historicize medieval literature. By defining our post-historical moment in medieval English literary studies in terms of new possibilities, this collection will have broad appeal to those interested in the English Middle Ages, history, culture, and reading itself."--pub. desc
New Troy : fantasies of empire in the late Middle Ages by Sylvia Federico( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"England in the late fourteenth century witnessed a large-scale social revolt, a lingering and seemingly hopeless war with France, and fierce factional conflicts in royal politics and London civic government--struggles in which all parties sought to justify their actions by claiming historical precedent. How the Trojan legend figured in these claims--and in competing assertions of authorial legitimacy, nationhood, and rule in the later Middle Ages--is the complex nexus of history, myth, literature, and identity that Sylvia Federico explores in this ambitious book. During the late medieval period, many European political and social groups took great pains to associate themselves with the ancient city; the claim on Troy, Federico asserts, was crucial to nationhood and was always a political act. Her book examines the poetry and prose of several late medieval authors, focusing particularly on how Chaucer's use of the Trojan legend helped to set the terms by which the Ricardian and Lancastrian periods were distinguished, and further helped to establish English literary history as a noble precedent in its own right. Federico's book affords remarkable insight into the workings of the medieval historical imagination." -- Publisher's description
Old stories and new Trojans : the gendered construction of English historical identity by Sylvia Federico( )

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

Love, marriage, and family ties in the later Middle Ages by Isabel Davis( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This volume addresses the current fashion for research on the family and domesticity in the past. It draws together work from various disciplines - historical, art-historical and literary - with their very different source materials. The volume considers the various affective relationships within and around the family and the manner in which those relationships were regulated and ritualized in more public arenas
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New Troy : fantasies of empire in the late Middle Ages
New Troy : fantasies of empire in the late Middle AgesLove, marriage, and family ties in the later Middle Ages
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German (1)