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Proceedings of the British Academy Volume 181, 2010-2011 Lectures
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Proceedings of the British Academy Volume 181, 2010-2011 Lectures

Ron Johnston

Abstract

This volume collects together lectures by distinguished scholars. One lecture examines medieval religious relics, focusing on what they actually comprised and asking how these paltry items came to be so highly valued. Another lecture takes the authentic medieval Welsh literary corpus associated with Owain Glyndwr, consisting in the main of bardic eulogies rather than prophecies, and examines them in their historical context. A lecture on Alexander Pope asks what part Shaftesbury's polite wit, Mandeville's cynicism, and Augustan sentimentalism played in the poetry of England's greatest satirist ... More

Keywords: medieval religious relics, Owain Glyndwr, Alexander Pope, Romantic poets, Renaissance, Chinese Buddhist art

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780197265277
Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197265277.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ron Johnston, editor