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Ziolkowski, Jan M. 1956-

Overview
Works: 91 works in 374 publications in 3 languages and 15,755 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Classification  Poetry  Encyclopedias  Legends  Literary criticism 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Other, Creator, ed, Contributor
Classifications: PA8027, 870.9003
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jan M Ziolkowski
Fairy tales from before fairy tales : the medieval Latin past of wonderful lies by Jan M Ziolkowski( )

24 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 2,427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jan M. Ziolkowski not only provides a comprehensive overview of the theoretical debates about fairy tale origins but includes an extensive discussion of the relationship of the fairy tale to both the written and oral sources. Ziolkowski offers interpretation of a sampling of the tales in order to sketch the complex connections that existed in the Middle Ages between oral folktales and their written equivalents, the variety of uses to which the writers applied the stories, and the diverse relationships between the medieval texts and the expressions of the same tales in the "classic" fairy tale collections of the nineteenth century."--Jacket
The Virgilian tradition : the first fifteen hundred years( )

22 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Latin and held by 1,557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This indispensable anthology gathers texts and translations that cover major aspects of the Virgilian tradition from the Roman poet's own lifetime to the year 1500. Unprecedented in scope, the book presents a vast compendium of materials that illuminate how poets, teachers, students, and common folk responded to Virgil and his poetry. The volume offers a brief commentary on each text, many of which are translated into English for the first time"--
An introduction to the study of medieval Latin versification by Dag Ludvig Norberg( )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 1,450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters of Peter Abelard, beyond the personal by Peter Abelard( )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 1,299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Juggler of Notre Dame and the medievalizing of modernity by Jan M Ziolkowski( )

12 editions published in 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This ambitious and vivid study in six volumes explores the journey of a single, electrifying story, from its first incarnation in a medieval French poem through its prolific rebirth in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The Juggler of Notre Dame tells how an entertainer abandons the world to join a monastery, but is suspected of blasphemy after dancing his devotion before a statue of the Madonna in the crypt; he is saved when the statue, delighted by his skill, miraculously comes to life. Jan Ziolkowski tracks the poem from its medieval roots to its rediscovery in late nineteenth-century Paris, before its translation into English in Britain and the United States. The visual influence of the tale on Gothic revivalism and vice versa in America is carefully documented with lavish and inventive illustrations, and Ziolkowski concludes with an examination of the explosion of interest in The Juggler of Notre Dame in the twentieth century and its place in mass culture today. The Juggler of Notre Dame and the Medievalizing of Modernity is a rich case study for the reception of the Middle Ages in modernity. Spanning centuries and continents, the medieval period is understood through the lens of its (post)modern reception in Europe and America. Profound connections between the verbal and the visual are illustrated by a rich trove of images, including book illustrations, stained glass, postage stamps, architecture, and Christmas cards. Presented with great clarity and simplicity, Ziolkowski's work is accessible to the general reader, while its many new discoveries will be valuable to academics in such fields and disciplines as medieval studies, medievalism, philology, literary history, art history, folklore, performance studies, and reception studies"--Back cover
Talking animals : medieval Latin beast poetry, 750-1150 by Jan M Ziolkowski( )

9 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The medieval craft of memory : an anthology of texts and pictures( Book )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""A volume that will interest a wide spectrum of readers.""--Patrick Geary, University of California, Los Angeles
Dante and Islam by Jan M Ziolkowski( )

13 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dante put Muhammad in one of the lowest circles of Hell. At the same time, the medieval Christian poet placed several Islamic philosophers much more honorably in Limbo. Furthermore, it has long been suggested that for much of the basic framework of the Divine Comedy Dante was indebted to apocryphal traditions about a ""night journey"" taken by Muhammad. Dante scholars have increasingly returned to the question of Islam to explore the often surprising encounters among religious traditions that the Middle Ages afforded. This collection of essays works through what was known of the Qur'an and of
The Juggler of Notre Dame and the medievalizing of modernity by Jan M Ziolkowski( )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This ambitious and vivid study in six volumes explores the journey of a single, electrifying story, from its first incarnation in a medieval French poem through its prolific rebirth in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The Juggler of Notre Dame tells how an entertainer abandons the world to join a monastery, but is suspected of blasphemy after dancing his devotion before a statue of the Madonna in the crypt; he is saved when the statue, delighted by his skill, miraculously comes to life ... Volume 2: Medieval Meets Medievalism deals with the influence of the tale in nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century Europe and America, and the development of literary medievalism at this time"--Back cover
The juggler of Notre Dame and the medievalizing of modernity by Jan M Ziolkowski( )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This ambitious and vivid study in six volumes explores the journey of a single, electrifying story, from its first incarnation in a medieval French poem through its prolific rebirth in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The Juggler of Notre Dame tells how an entertainer abandons the world to join a monastery, but is suspected of blasphemy after dancing his devotion before a statue of the Madonna in the crypt; he is saved when the statue, delighted by his skill, miraculously comes to life. Jan Ziolkowski tracks the poem from its medieval roots to its rediscovery in late nineteenth-century Paris, before its translation into English in Britain and the United States. The visual influence of the tale on Gothic revivalism and vice versa in America is carefully documented with lavish and inventive illustrations, and Ziolkowski concludes with an examination of the explosion of interest in The Juggler of Notre Dame in the twentieth century and its place in mass culture today. In this volume Jan Ziolkowski follows the juggler of Notre Dame as he cavorts through new media, including radio, television, and film, becoming closely associated with Christmas and embedded in children's literature. Presented with great clarity and simplicity, Ziolkowski's work is accessible to the general reader, while its many new discoveries will be valuable to academics in such fields and disciplines as medieval studies, medievalism, philology, literary history, art history, folklore, performance studies, and reception studies."--Publisher's website
The juggler of Notre Dame and the medievalizing of modernity by Jan M Ziolkowski( )

6 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This ambitious and vivid study in six volumes explores the journey of a single, electrifying story, from its first incarnation in a medieval French poem through its prolific rebirth in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The Juggler of Notre Dame tells how an entertainer abandons the world to join a monastery, but is suspected of blasphemy after dancing his devotion before a statue of the Madonna in the crypt; he is saved when the statue, delighted by his skill, miraculously comes to life. Jan Ziolkowski tracks the poem from its medieval roots to its rediscovery in late nineteenth-century Paris, before its translation into English in Britain and the United States. The visual influence of the tale on Gothic revivalism and vice versa in America is carefully documented with lavish and inventive illustrations, and Ziolkowski concludes with an examination of the explosion of interest in The Juggler of Notre Dame in the twentieth century and its place in mass culture today. Volume 4 examines the famous Le jongleur de Notre Dame by the French composer Jules Massenet, which took Europe by storm after premiering in 1902 and then crossed the Atlantic to the impresario Oscar Hammerstein and the diva Mary Garden, who gave the opera new legs as a female juggler. Presented with great clarity and simplicity, Ziolkowski's work is accessible to the general reader, while its many new discoveries will be valuable to academics in such fields and disciplines as medieval studies, medievalism, philology, literary history, art history, folklore, performance studies, and reception studies."--Publisher's website
Alan of Lille's grammar of sex : the meaning of grammar to a twelfth-century intellectual by Jan M Ziolkowski( )

15 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge songs (Carmina Cantabrigiensia)( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and Latin and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miracles of the Virgin Mary, in verse = Miracula sancte dei genitricis Virginis Marie, versifice by Nigellus de Longo Campo( Book )

16 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Obscenity : social control and artistic creation in the European Middle Ages( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nearly twenty essays in this volume deal with obscenity in medieval culture. They represent the most wide-ranging attempt ever to probe the natures, origins, and consequences of obscenity in medieval literature, art, theater, and law. Although a core is devoted to obscenity in medieval French literature (where the fabliaux have elicited more previous attempts to come to terms with obscenity than has any other type of medieval literature), other contributions to the volume explore manifestations of obscenity in cultures and languages of Scandinavia, Germany, Ireland, Wales, Byzantium, and even western Slavdom
The Virgil encyclopedia( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring over 2,200 entries, The Virgil Encyclopedia represents the first comprehensive reference volume to be published in English on Virgil, a poet whose works and thoughts have been at the center of Western literary, cultural, artistic, and pedagogical traditions for more than two millennia
Dante and the Greeks( Book )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Although Dante never traveled to Greek-speaking lands in the eastern Mediterranean and his exposure to the Greek language was limited, he displays a keen interest in the cultures of Greece, both ancient and medieval, pagan and Christian. Bringing together cartography, history, philosophy, philology, reception studies, religious studies, and other disciplines, these essays tap into knowledge and skills from specialists in the medieval West, Byzantium, and Dante. The twelve contributors discuss the presence of ancient Greek poetry, philosophy, and science (astrology, cosmography, geography) in Dante's writings, as well as the Greek characters who populate his works. Some of these individuals were drawn indirectly from ancient mythography, Homeric epic, and other such sources, while others were historically attested personages, down to Dante's own era. Greek was not only a language and civilization of the past, but also a present (and often rival) religious and political entity. To each layer--ancient pagan, early Christian, and contemporary Byzantine--Latins related differently. Doctrinal, political, linguistic, cultural, and educational matters all played important roles in shaping the attitudes that form the focal point for this volume, which sets the stage for further engagement with Dante's corpus in its cultural settings."--
Nota bene : reading classics and writing melodies in the early Middle Ages by Jan M Ziolkowski( Book )

10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nota Bene explores a little-known juxtaposition of verbal text and musical notation in the Middle Ages."--Jacket
Sermones by Sextus Amarcius( Book )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Composed in Germany by a monastic poet steeped in classical lore and letters, the Satires of Amarcius (Sextus Amarcius Gallus Piosistratus) unrelentingly attack both secular vices and ecclesiastical abuses of the late eleventh century. The verses echo Horace and Prudentius, are laced with proverbs and polemic, and portray vividly aspects of contemporary life--the foppery of young nobles, the vainglory of the nouveaux riches, the fastidiousness of debauched gluttons. This is the first English translation of the Satires. The Eupolemius is a late-eleventh-century Latin epic that recasts salvation history, from Lucifer's fall through Christ's resurrection. The poem fuses Greek and Hebrew components within a uniquely medieval framework. At once biblical, heroic, and allegorical, it complements the so-called Bible epics in Latin from late antiquity and the refashionings of biblical narrative in Old English verse. It emulates classical Latin epics by Virgil, Lucan, and Statius and responds creatively to the foundational personification allegory by the Christian poet Prudentius. The poem was composed by an anonymous German monk, possibly the author who used the pseudonym Amarcius. Although it focuses on events of both the Hebrew Bible and New Testament, it is also rooted in its own momentous times."--Publisher's website
Literary language & its public in late Latin antiquity and in the Middle Ages by Erich Auerbach( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Fairy tales from before fairy tales : the medieval Latin past of wonderful lies
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The Virgilian tradition : the first fifteen hundred yearsAn introduction to the study of medieval Latin versificationLetters of Peter Abelard, beyond the personalThe medieval craft of memory : an anthology of texts and picturesThe Cambridge songs (Carmina Cantabrigiensia)Obscenity : social control and artistic creation in the European Middle AgesNota bene : reading classics and writing melodies in the early Middle AgesSermonesLiterary language & its public in late Latin antiquity and in the Middle Ages
Alternative Names
Jan M. Ziolkowski Amerikaans taalkundige

Jan M. Ziolkowski lingüista estadounidense

Jan M. Ziolkowski professor i latin, Harvard University

Jan M. Ziolkowski Professor of Medieval Latin

Ziolkowski, Jan.

Ziolkowski, Jan 1956-

Ziolkowski, Jan Michael

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