The Medieval Imagination: Mirabile Dictu

Essays in Honour of Yolande de Pontfarcy Sexton

Edited by: Phyllis Gaffney, Jean-Michel Picard

Celebrating the life and works of Yolande de Pontfarcy Sexton, this volume builds on her work to show how, in European medieval narratives, archetypes and beliefs can impart a deeper vibrancy to human experience, reconfiguring the everyday into something rich and strange. A newly edited text ("Lay of the sparrowhawk") and eleven essays all focus on marvels of many kinds, ranging across imaginative literature and including even more imaginative forays into travel writing, ethnography, and historiography, from the insular and continental Middle Ages.

214 pages

Publication Date: 6/5/2012
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781846823282