Summary Book Review Chrétien Continued by Matilda Tomaryn Bruckner:
Download or read book Chrétien Continued written by Matilda Tomaryn Bruckner and published by OUP Oxford. This book was released on 2009-01-15 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Matilda Tomaryn Bruckner provides the first book-length examination of all four verse continuations that follow Chrétien's unfinished Grail story, a powerful site of rewriting from the late twelfth through the fifteenth centuries. By focusing on the dialogue between Chrétien and the verse continuators, this study demonstrates how the patterns and puzzles inscribed in the first author's romance continue to guide his successors, whose additions and reinventions throw new light back on the problems medieval readers and writers found in the mother text: questions about society and the individual; love, gender relations, and family ties; chivalry, violence, and religion; issues of collective authorship and doubled heroes, interpretation, rewriting, and canon formation. However far the continuations appear to wander from the master text, the manuscript tradition supports an implicit claim of oneness extending across the multiplicity of discordant voices combined in a dozen different manuscript compilations, the varying ensembles in which most medieval readers encountered Chrétien's Conte. Indeed, considered as a group the continuators show remarkable fidelity in integrating his romance's key elements, as they respond sympathetically to the dynamic incongruities and paradoxical structure of their model, its desire for and deferral of ending, its non-Aristotelian logic of 'and/both' in which contiguity forces interpretation and further narrative elaboration. Unlike their prose competitors, the verse continuators remain faithful to the dialectical movement inscribed across the interlace of two heroes' intertwined stories, the contradictory yet complementary spirit that propels Chrétien's decentered Conte du Graal.
Summary Book Review Catalogue of Printed Books in the Library of the British Museum by British Museum. Department of Printed Books:
Download or read book Catalogue of Printed Books in the Library of the British Museum written by British Museum. Department of Printed Books and published by . This book was released on 1885 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Chrétien: The will to win by Lawrence Martin:
Download or read book Chrétien: The will to win written by Lawrence Martin and published by Lester Publishing. This book was released on 1995 with total page 404 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Chrétien de Troyes by Karl D. Uitti:
Download or read book Chrétien de Troyes written by Karl D. Uitti and published by Macmillan Reference USA. This book was released on 1995 with total page 169 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Born out of exhaustive research and study, this volume covers the five major romances in octosyllabic rhyming couplets that may with certainty be ascribed to the 12th-century French writer Chretien de Troyes, and touches on a few minor works that have been attributed to him. Karl Uitti locates Chretien within the theological and philosophical setting of his time; views him as a worker-craftsman who produced stories on demand for his patron; and argues persuasively that he advanced the French language to new heights in his work.
Summary Book Review The Night Canada Stood Still by Robert Wright:
Download or read book The Night Canada Stood Still written by Robert Wright and published by Harper Collins. This book was released on 2014-06-03 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: NATIONAL BESTSELLER The night of October 30, 1995, was like no other in Canadian history. The young, modern nation that the UN Human Development Index had ranked #1 for the two previous years now faced its greatest challenge: the possibility of fracturing as Quebecers made a fateful decision—whether to separate from Canada—in a referendum that pollsters estimated would be as close as close could be. The Quebec-sovereignist juggernaut that began with the creation of the Parti Quebecois in 1968 climaxed in the provincial referendum on October 30th. On that extraordinary evening, Canadians from all walks of life, in every region of the country, sat glued to their television screens as polling results trickled in from across Quebec. Unlike the 1980 referendum, when the victory of the federalist No vote led by Pierre Trudeau was a foregone conclusion, the 1995 race was a dead heat. All evening, the returns pitched and rolled, and anxious Canadians pitched and rolled along with them. In the end, the No vote won by the narrowest of margins, 50.58% to 49.42%. This was no euphoric victory, no easy vindication of Sir John A. Macdonald's federalist dream. Never before had the country come face to face with its own imminent extinction. In The Night Canada Stood Still, Robert Wright revisits the drama and intrigue that brought Quebecers, and indeed all Canadians, to the very edge of this watershed event.
Summary Book Review A History of the Criminal Law of England by James Fitzjames Stephen:
Download or read book A History of the Criminal Law of England written by James Fitzjames Stephen and published by . This book was released on 1883 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Catalogue of the Astor Library (continuation) by Astor Library:
Download or read book Catalogue of the Astor Library (continuation) written by Astor Library and published by . This book was released on 1886 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Proceedings of the ... Annual Meeting of the Western Society for French History by Western Society for French History:
Download or read book Proceedings of the ... Annual Meeting of the Western Society for French History written by Western Society for French History and published by . This book was released on 1994 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review As Long as the Rivers Run by James Burgess Waldram:
Download or read book As Long as the Rivers Run written by James Burgess Waldram and published by . This book was released on 1988 with total page 253 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Waldram examines the politics of hydroelectric dam construction in the Canadian northwest, focussing on the negotiations and agreements between the developers and the Native residents. He shows the parallels between the treatment of Natives by the government of Canada in these negotiations and the treaty process a century earlier.
Summary Book Review Debates of the Senate: Official Report (Hansard) by Canada. Parliament. Senate:
Download or read book Debates of the Senate: Official Report (Hansard) written by Canada. Parliament. Senate and published by . This book was released on 1996 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Great Events from History: 1998-2008, appendixes, indexes by Carl Leon Bankston:
Download or read book Great Events from History: 1998-2008, appendixes, indexes written by Carl Leon Bankston and published by Salem PressInc. This book was released on 2009 with total page 1259 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The latest edition in the overwhelmingly popular Great Events from History series, Modern Scandals examines over 400 of the most important and most publicized scandals throughout the world since the beginning of the twentieth century. The essays in this set are 3-5 pages long and follow the same reader-friendly format that users have come to expect from the Great Events from History series.
Summary Book Review Canadian Global Almanac 2002 by Global Press:
Download or read book Canadian Global Almanac 2002 written by Global Press and published by Global Press. This book was released on 2001-10 with total page 848 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Nice Work written by Claire Hoy and published by McClelland & Stewart. This book was released on 1999 with total page 307 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Claire Hoy has turned his irascible attention to Canada’s Senate. It’s not a pretty sight. The trial of Senator Eric Berntson that resulted in his conviction for fraud in February 1999, (a result that is being appealed), represents only the most recent in a long line of scandals the Canadian Senate has endured. True, some senators perform work that is constructive and useful, most of it in committees that examine legislation put forward by the House of Commons. But even their defenders admit that these contributions don’t add up to much and note that a declining minority of senators carries the load. Tory Senator Brenda Robertson, vice-chair of the Standing Orders Committee, admitted the party has problems getting senators to attend. “According to my math,” she reported, “in about four years we will have about twenty-five active members in the Senate.” Those are the good ones. The others collect their generous pay, perks, and allowances while they either slack off, actively pursue partisan political advantage for their respective parties, or build wealth for themselves and the corporations on whose boards of directors so many of them sit. There are signs that the end may be approaching. The mammoth battles – of ego and partisan rancour – that marked the second term of the Mulroney government, when the Liberal leader in the Senate set out to sabotage the legislative program of the Tories, marked an undoubted low point in the history of the upper chamber. Whether the Senate can be reformed, however, and what shape reform should take, remain open questions.
Summary Book Review Federalism, Citizenship, and Quebec by Alain Gagnon:
Download or read book Federalism, Citizenship, and Quebec written by Alain Gagnon and published by . This book was released on 2007 with total page 217 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The question of multinationalism has largely been treated as an issue that needs to be solved, implying a negative but temporary situation that threatens the integrity of the political system. In Federalism, Citizenship, and Quebec, Alain-G. Gagnon and Raffaele Iacovino argue that multinationalism has been and continues to be the fundamental socio-political characteristic of the Canadian polity, and that it should guide and structure the negotiating principles and political processes upon which the institutions of federalism and citizenship are constructed. The authors address future challenges for Canada, including the persistence of competing nationalisms, the federal compact in the global era, the impact of post-national citizenship on minority nations, and a reassessment of the relationship between citizenship and federalism. Drawing on historical accounts and contemporary critical theory, they provide an alternative picture of Quebecs contribution, presenting a conception of Canadas potential as an open, multinational federation committed to diverse conceptions of citizenship and a novel approach to constitutional association. In the final analysis, this study suggests a new model of federalism and citizenship that recognizes multinationalism as a cornerstone of belonging to Canada, for both citizens and governments of its respective political communities.