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The Resource Airy Nothings : Imagining the Otherworld of Faerie from the Middle Ages to the Age of Reason : Essays in Honour of Alasdair A. MacDonald

Airy Nothings : Imagining the Otherworld of Faerie from the Middle Ages to the Age of Reason : Essays in Honour of Alasdair A. MacDonald

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Airy Nothings : Imagining the Otherworld of Faerie from the Middle Ages to the Age of Reason : Essays in Honour of Alasdair A. MacDonald
Title
Airy Nothings : Imagining the Otherworld of Faerie from the Middle Ages to the Age of Reason
Title remainder
Essays in Honour of Alasdair A. MacDonald
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Ever since the Middle Ages the Otherworld of Faerie has been the object of serious intellectual scrutiny. What science in the end dismissed as airy nothings was given a local habitation and a name by art. This book presents some of the main chapters from the history and tradition of otherworldly spirits and fairies in the folklore and literature of the British Isles and Northern Europe. In eleven contributions different experts deal with some of the main problems posed by the scholarly and artistic confrontation with the Otherworld, which not only fueled the imagination, but also led to the ultimate redundancy of learned perceptions of that Otherworld as it was finally obfuscated by the clarity of an enlightened age."--Back cover
Member of
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Olsen, Karin
Dewey number
809.9
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Brill's Studies in Intellectual History
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fairies in literature
  • Literature
  • Folklore
Label
Airy Nothings : Imagining the Otherworld of Faerie from the Middle Ages to the Age of Reason : Essays in Honour of Alasdair A. MacDonald
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Introduction; Alasdair MacDonald: In Praise of Versatility; Notes on Contributors; List of Illustrations; Marlowe's Ghost: The Second Report of Doctor John Faustus; Rhetorical Play in Cornelius Agrippa: The Declamation on the Nobility and Preeminence of the Female Sex; Ein Schwert in Frauenhand: Notizen zu einigen volkssprachigen Texten des Mittelalters; Female Voices from the Otherworld: The Role of Women in the Early Irish Echtrai; Morgan le Fay and the Fairy Mound in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight; Cresseid 'Beyond the Pale'
  • Die Widersacher des allmächtigen Gottes: Teufel und Dämonen in den Concordantiae Caritatis des Ulrich von LilienfeldBoundaries of the Fairy Realm in Scotland; 'Bull-Begger': An Early Modern Scare-Word; Shaggie Thighs and Aery Formes: Satyres and Faeries in Ben Jonson's Oberon; Paracelsian Spirits in Pope's Rape of the Lock; Index
Control code
ocn871238839
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 online resource (pages cm))
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789004258235
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)871238839
Label
Airy Nothings : Imagining the Otherworld of Faerie from the Middle Ages to the Age of Reason : Essays in Honour of Alasdair A. MacDonald
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Introduction; Alasdair MacDonald: In Praise of Versatility; Notes on Contributors; List of Illustrations; Marlowe's Ghost: The Second Report of Doctor John Faustus; Rhetorical Play in Cornelius Agrippa: The Declamation on the Nobility and Preeminence of the Female Sex; Ein Schwert in Frauenhand: Notizen zu einigen volkssprachigen Texten des Mittelalters; Female Voices from the Otherworld: The Role of Women in the Early Irish Echtrai; Morgan le Fay and the Fairy Mound in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight; Cresseid 'Beyond the Pale'
  • Die Widersacher des allmächtigen Gottes: Teufel und Dämonen in den Concordantiae Caritatis des Ulrich von LilienfeldBoundaries of the Fairy Realm in Scotland; 'Bull-Begger': An Early Modern Scare-Word; Shaggie Thighs and Aery Formes: Satyres and Faeries in Ben Jonson's Oberon; Paracelsian Spirits in Pope's Rape of the Lock; Index
Control code
ocn871238839
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 online resource (pages cm))
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789004258235
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)871238839

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