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"Rites of passage" is a time period and proposal extra used than thought of. right here, for the 1st time, its implications are utilized and validated within the box of medieval experiences: medievalists from a number of disciplines think about a few of the theoretical types - folklorist, anthropological, psychoanalytical - that may be used to examine cultures of transition within the historical past and literature of fourteenth-century Europe. Ranging over a large choice of texts, from chronicles to romances, from monks' manuals to courtesy books, from country files to the writings of Chaucer, Gower and Froissart, the members establish and examine medieval attitudes to the method of switch in lifecycle, prestige, gender and gear. A substantial creation through Miri Rubin attracts jointly the information and fabrics mentioned within the publication to demonstrate the relevance and significance of anthropology to the examine of medieval tradition. members: JOEL BURDEN, PATRICIA CULLUM, ISABEL DAVIS, JANE GILBERT, SARAH KAY, MARK ORMROD, HELEN PHILLIPS, MIRI RUBIN, SHARON WELLS. NICOLA F. McDONALD is Lecturer in Medieval Literature, W.M ORMROD Professor of Medieval heritage, collage of York.

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