Ælfric's Lives of the Virgin Spouses
With Modern English Parallel-Text Translations
Written to bolster the faith of English Christians at the time of the Viking raids, Ælfric’s Lives of the Virgin Spouses tells the stories of Julian and Basilissa, Cecilia and Valerian and Chrysanthus and Daria, couples who married, but true to the ideal of marital celibacy, never consummated their union. Alongside the Old English originals, Upchurch provides modern English parallel-text translations and the closest Latin source texts (also with translations) for comparison. With introduction, notes, commentary and glossary.
The Poems of the Pearl Manuscript
in Modern English Prose Translation
Based on the authors’ 2007 edition of the Pearl manuscript, this volume provides close, accurate translations of the ‘superb, but linguistically difficult’ medieval English poems Pearl, Cleanness Patience and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. No jacket.
The Young Kim Philby
Soviet Spy and British Intelligence Officer
In 1944 Kim Philby was appointed head of the anti-communist section of Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service, a crucial promotion that enabled him to spy at the highest level for Stalin’s Russia. Drawing on recently released materials from public and private archives, this serious account of Philby’s early years examines his ideological motivations and the manoeuvres behind his appointment, and asks how this privileged Cambridge graduate and Times correspondent became the ‘spy who betrayed a generation’.
The Art of the Book
Its Place in Medieval Worship
Drawing on examples from French, Italian and Netherlandish work of the 14th to 16th centuries, this collection of 10 essays focuses on books - breviaries, missals, choir books and books of hours - used in medieval Christian worship, both public and private.
Plato and the City
A New Introduction to Plato's Political Thought
This is an expanded English version of Pradeau's Platon et la cite (1997). Lucid and non-technical, the book is both a study of the city - or political community - in Plato's work and an introduction to his political thought as a whole, with translations of key extracts. It offers English-speaking readers access to a more unifying continental European reading of Plato than is common in British and North American scholarship. Translated by Janet Lloyd, with a foreword by Christopher Gill.