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CONTENTS

CATHERINE ADDISON • Chamberlayne’s Pharonnida: The First English Verse Novel

MICHELE DU PLESSIS-HAY • 'God . . . is best known by our not knowing': Ben Jonson’s Theological Diffidence

RETHA KNOETZE • A Tale of 'synne and harlotries'? The Miller’s Tale as Social Ideology

SAVVAS KYRIAKIDIS • Why was it important for the Byzantines to read Latin? The views of Demetrios Kydones (1324–1398)

EFFROSYNI ZACHAROPOULOU • The Black Saint Maurice of Magdeburg and the African Christian Kingdoms in Nubia and Ethiopia in the 13th century

Recent Submissions

  • Du Plessis-Hay, Michele (The Southern African Society for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (SASMARS), 2015)
    Ben Jonson is not traditionally considered diffident: this paper argues that, in his theology, he was diffident, unwilling to move beyond the traditions and authorities common to the Catholic and Anglican churches. Jonson’s ...
  • Zacharopoulou, Effrosyni (The Southern African Society for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (SASMARS), 2015)
    This study examines the connections between the Black Saint Maurice of Magdeburg and the Christian kingdoms in Nubia and Ethiopia. The depiction of Saint Maurice signifies a new approach to the concept of blackness in ...
  • Addison, Catherine (The Southern African Society for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (SASMARS), 2015)
    This article seeks to explain George Saintsbury’s and W. MacNeile Dixon’s enigmatic categorization of William Chamberlayne’s Pharonnida (1659) as a verse novel, by elaborating the relation of Pharonnida with the ancient ...
  • Knoetze, Retha (The Southern African Society for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (SASMARS), 2015)
    This article provides a detailed discussion of how romance tropes are parodied in the Miller’s Tale in order to pose a social challenge to the Knight’s Tale and in order to reject the vertical view of social relations which ...
  • Kyriakidis, Savas (The Southern African Society for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (SASMARS), 2015)
    Fourteenth-century Byzantium witnessed civil wars between cliques of the ruling elite, constant financial crisis and dramatic territorial reduction. It evolved into a small state which struggled to survive and defend itself ...