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The essays in Living Dangerously, written by some of the leading scholars in the fields of history and literature, examine the lives of those who lived on the margins of medieval and early modern European society. While some essays explore obvious marginalized classes, such as criminals, gypsies, and prostitutes, others challenge traditional understandings of the margin by showing that female mystics, speculators in the Dutch mercantile empire, and writers of satire, for example, could fall into the margins. These essays reveal the symbiotic relationship that exists between the marginalized and the social establishment: the dominant culture needs its margins. This well-written and lively collection covers a wide geographical area, including England, Spain, Germany, Italy, France, and the Netherlands, making it an ideal resource for a broad range of courses in European history and literature.

Table of Contents

  1. Title
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  1. Front Matter
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  1. Contents
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-8
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  1. 1. “Nede ne hath no lawe”: The Plea of Necessity in Medieval Literature and Law
  2. pp. 9-30
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  1. 2. Upward Mobility in the German High Middle Ages: The Ascent of a Faithful Liar
  2. pp. 31-54
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  1. 3. Women in Love: Carnal and Spiritual Transgressions in Late Medieval France
  2. pp. 55-86
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  1. 4. Gendering the Disenfranchised: Down, Out, and Female in Early Modern Spain
  2. pp. 87-112
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  1. 5. Sodomy and the Lash: Sexualized Satire in the Renaissance
  2. pp. 113-136
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  1. 6. The Wind Traders: Speculators and Frauds in Northern Europe, 1650-1720
  2. pp. 137-166
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 167-168
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 169-173
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  1. Image Plates
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780268081645
Related ISBN
9780268030827
MARC Record
OCLC
694144461
Pages
184
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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