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Author Olsen, Karin.

Title Airy Nothings : Imagining the Otherworld of Faerie from the Middle Ages to the Age of Reason : Essays in Honour of Alasdair A. MacDonald.

Imprint Leiden : Brill, 2014.

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Description 1 online resource (1 online resource (pages cm)).
Series Brill's Studies in Intellectual History
Brill's studies in intellectual history.
Contents Introduction; Alasdair MacDonald: In Praise of Versatility; Notes on Contributors; List of Illustrations; Marlowe's Ghost: The Second Report of Doctor John Faustus; Rhetorical Play in Cornelius Agrippa: The Declamation on the Nobility and Preeminence of the Female Sex; Ein Schwert in Frauenhand: Notizen zu einigen volkssprachigen Texten des Mittelalters; Female Voices from the Otherworld: The Role of Women in the Early Irish Echtrai; Morgan le Fay and the Fairy Mound in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight; Cresseid 'Beyond the Pale'
Die Widersacher des allmächtigen Gottes: Teufel und Dämonen in den Concordantiae Caritatis des Ulrich von LilienfeldBoundaries of the Fairy Realm in Scotland; 'Bull-Begger': An Early Modern Scare-Word; Shaggie Thighs and Aery Formes: Satyres and Faeries in Ben Jonson's Oberon; Paracelsian Spirits in Pope's Rape of the Lock; Index.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "Ever since the Middle Ages the Otherworld of Faerie has been the object of serious intellectual scrutiny. What science in the end dismissed as airy nothings was given a local habitation and a name by art. This book presents some of the main chapters from the history and tradition of otherworldly spirits and fairies in the folklore and literature of the British Isles and Northern Europe. In eleven contributions different experts deal with some of the main problems posed by the scholarly and artistic confrontation with the Otherworld, which not only fueled the imagination, but also led to the ultimate redundancy of learned perceptions of that Otherworld as it was finally obfuscated by the clarity of an enlightened age."--Back cover.
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Subject Fairies in literature.
Literature -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Other Form: Print version: 9781306198493
ISBN 900425823X (electronic bk.)
9789004258235 (electronic bk.)