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Frantzen, Allen J. 1947-

Overview
Works: 41 works in 183 publications in 2 languages and 9,195 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Art 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor
Classifications: PR179.H66, 829.09353
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Most widely held works by Allen J Frantzen
Before the closet : same-sex love from Beowulf to Angels in America by Allen J Frantzen( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the publication of John Boswell's Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality, historians have accepted the view that the early Middle Ages tolerated and even fostered same-sex relations and that intolerance of homosexuality developed only late in the medieval period. In this extraordinary study, Allen J. Frantzen challenges this long-held belief, showing that the early medieval Church did not tolerate same-sex acts, and, furthermore, that men and women during this time who preferred homosexual relations pursued their desires in spite of official sanctions. The early medieval period was, Frantzen argues, an age before people recognized the existence - or the possibility - of the "closet."
King Alfred by Allen J Frantzen( Book )

8 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografi om Alfred den Store, som behandler kongens betydning som forfatter og oversætter af værker som Gregor den Stores Liber Regulae Pastoralis, Boethuis' De Consolatione Phisophiae, Augustins Soliloquia m.m
Troilus and Criseyde : the poem and the frame by Allen J Frantzen( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unlike the buoyantly optimistic Canterbury Tales, Troilus and Criseyde offers a pessimistic view of the world. Yet it should not be viewed as secondary to its more popular successor, says Frantzen. This often dark, highly compressed story of human fallibility has been taken up by one generation of readers after another, each finding in it a relevant message. Frantzen encourages contemporary readers to join the long tradition of framing and reframing the poem, isolating the values they wish to attach to it: "To frame and reframe is to demystify a work and its critical tradition without degrading the history of either or arguing for or against the work's status as a 'classic.'
Bloody good : chivalry, sacrifice, and the Great War by Allen J Frantzen( Book )

8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the popular imagination, World War I stands for the horror of all wars. The unprecedented scale of the war and the mechanized weaponry it introduced to battle brought an abrupt and to the romantic idea that soldiers were somehow Knights in shining armor who always vanquished then foes and saved the day. Yet the concept of chivalry still played a crucial role in how soldiers saw themselves in the conflict." "Here for the first time, Allen J. Frantzen traces these chivalric ideals from the Great War back to their origins in the Middle Ages and shows how they resulted in highly influential models of behavior for men in combat. Drawing on a wide selection of literature and images from the medieval period, along with photographs, memorials, postcards, war posters, and film from both sides of the front. Frantzen shows how such media shaped a chivalric ideal of male sacrifice based on the Passion of Jesus Christ. He demonstrates for instance, how the wounded body of Christ became the inspiration for heroic male suffering in battle. For some men, the Crucifixion inspired a culture of revenge, one in which Christ's bleeding wounds were venerated as badges of valor and honor. For others, Christ's sacrifice inspired action more in line with his teachings - a daring stay of hands or reason not to visit death upon one's enemies." "Lavishly illustrated and eloquently written, Bloody Good will be must reading for anyone interested in World War I and the influence of Christian ideas on modern life."--Jacket
The literature of penance in Anglo-Saxon England by Allen J Frantzen( Book )

8 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Desire for origins : new language, old English, and teaching the tradition by Allen J Frantzen( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Speaking two languages : traditional disciplines and contemporary theory in medieval studies by Allen J Frantzen( Book )

9 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The work of work : servitude, slavery, and labor in Medieval England( Book )

10 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anglo-Saxonism and the construction of social identity by Allen J Frantzen( Book )

12 editions published in 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les "Libri paenitentiales" by Cyrille Vogel( Book )

14 editions published between 1978 and 1985 in French and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cædmon's hymn and material culture in the world of Bede : six essays( Book )

11 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Food, eating and identity in early Medieval England by Allen J Frantzen( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Food in the Middle Ages usually evokes images of feasting, speeches, and special occasions, even though most evidence of food culture consists of fragments of ordinary things such as knives, cooking pots, and grinding stones, which are rarely mentioned by contemporary writers. This book puts daily life and its objects at the centre of the food world. It brings together archaeological and textual evidence to show how words and implements associated with food contributed to social identity at all levels of Anglo-Saxon society. It also looks at the networks which connected fields to kitchens and linked rural centres to trading sites. Fasting, redesigned field systems, and the place of fish in the diet are examined in a wide-ranging, interdisciplinary inquiry into the power of food to reveal social complexity."--Back cover
Anglo-Saxon keywords by Allen J Frantzen( Book )

17 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anglo-Saxon Keywords presents a series of entries that reveal the links between modern ideas and scholarship and the central concepts of Anglo-Saxon literature, language, and material culture. Reveals important links between central concepts of the Anglo-Saxon period and issues we think about today. Reveals how material culture--the history of labor, medicine, technology, identity, masculinity, sex, food, land use--is as important as the history of ideas. Offers a richly theorized approach that intersects with many disciplines inside and outside of medieval studies
Teaching Beowulf in the twenty-first century( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La littérature de la pénitence dans l'Angleterre Anglo-Saxonne by Allen J Frantzen( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in French and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ecce agnus Dei : sacrificial imagery of Christ, 1350-1750 : from the collection of Loyola University Chicago, February 18-September 30, 1994 by Martin D'Arcy Gallery of Art( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Food, Eating and Identity in Early Medieval England by Allen J Frantzen( Book )

13 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Food in the Middle Ages usually evokes images of feasting, speeches, and special occasions, even though most evidence of food culture consists of fragments of ordinary things such as knives, cooking pots, and grinding stones, which are rarely mentioned by contemporary writers. This book puts daily life and its objects at the centre of the food world. It brings together archaeological and textual evidence to show how words and implements associated with food contributed to social identity at all levels of Anglo-Saxon society. It also looks at the networks which connected fields to kitchens and linked rural centres to trading sites. Fasting, redesigned field systems, and the place of fish in the diet are examined in a wide-ranging, interdisciplinary inquiry into the power of food to reveal social complexity
The keys of heaven : penance, penitentials, and the literature of early medieval England by Allen J Frantzen( )

9 editions published between 1976 and 1981 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les "Libri paenitentiales" by Cyrille Vogel( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in French and Undetermined and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Food, Eating and Identity in Early Medieval England by Allen J Frantzen( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Food in the Middle Ages usually evokes images of feasting, speeches, and special occasions, even though most evidence of food culture consists of fragments of ordinary things such as knives, cooking pots, and grinding stones, which are rarely mentioned by contemporary writers. This book puts daily life and its objects at the centre of the food world. It brings together archaeological and textual evidence to show how words and implements associated with food contributed to social identity at all levels of Anglo-Saxon society. It also looks at the networks which connected fields to kitchens
 
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Before the closet : same-sex love from Beowulf to Angels in America
Alternative Names
Frantzen, A. J.

Frantzen, A. J. 1947-

Frantzen, A. J. (Allen J.), 1947-

Languages
English (130)

French (25)

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Bloody good : chivalry, sacrifice, and the Great WarSpeaking two languages : traditional disciplines and contemporary theory in medieval studiesAnglo-Saxonism and the construction of social identityCædmon's hymn and material culture in the world of Bede : six essays