Understanding Julian Barnes

Author: Merritt Moseley
Editor: Univ of South Carolina Press
ISBN: 9781570031403
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Assesses the divergent works of a daring English writer.

Julian The Apostate

Author: Glen Warren Bowersock
Editor: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674488823
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This portrayal of one of antiquity's most enigmatic figures offers a vivid and compact assessment of the Apostate's life and reign. Proceeding directly from an evaluation of the ancient sources - the testimony of friends and enemies of Julian as well as the writings of the emperor himself - the author traces Julian's youth, his years as the commander of the Roman forces in Gaul, and his emergence as sole ruler in the course of a dramatic march to Constantinople. In Bowersock's analysis of Julian's religious revolution, the emperor's ardent espousal of a lost cause is seen to have made intolerable demands upon pagans, Jews, and Christians alike.

The Emperor Julian

Author: Robert Browning
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520037311
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The Writings Of Julian Of Norwich

Author: Nicholas Watson
Editor: Penn State Press
ISBN: 9780271029085
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Julian of Norwich (ca. 1343&–ca. 1416), a contemporary of Geoffrey Chaucer, William Langland, and John Wyclif, is the earliest woman writer of English we know about. Although she described herself as &“a simple creature unlettered,&” Julian is now widely recognized as one of the great speculative theologians of the Middle Ages, whose thinking about God as love has made a permanent contribution to the tradition of Christian belief. Despite her recent popularity, however, Julian is usually read only in translation and often in extracts rather than as a whole. This book presents a much-needed new edition of Julian&’s writings in Middle English, one that makes possible the serious reading and study of her thought not just for students and scholars of Middle English but also for those with little or no previous experience with the language. &• Separate texts of both Julian&’s works, A Vision Showed to a Devout Woman and A Revelation of Love, with modern punctuation and paragraphing and partly regularized spelling. &• A second, analytic edition of A Vision printed underneath the text of A Revelation to show what was left out, changed, or added as Julian expanded the earlier work into the later one. &• Facing-page explanatory notes, with translations of difficult words and phrases, cross-references to other parts of the text, and citations of biblical and other sources. &• A thoroughly accessible introduction to Julian&’s life and writings. &• An appendix of medieval and early modern records relating to Julian and her writings. &• An analytic bibliography of editions, translations, scholarly studies, and other works. The most distinctive feature of this volume is the editors&’ approach to the manuscripts. Middle English editions habitually retain original spellings of their base manuscript intact and only emend that manuscript when its readings make no sense. At once more interventionist and more speculative, this edition synthesizes readings from all the surviving manuscripts, with careful justification of each choice involved in this process. For readers who are not concerned with textual matters, the result will be a more readable and satisfying text. For Middle English scholars, the edition is intended both as a hypothesis and as a challenge to the assumptions the field brings to the business of editing.

Julian Of Norwich S Showings

Author: Denise Nowakowski Baker
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400863910
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The first woman known to have written in English, the fourteenth-century mystic Julian of Norwich has inspired generations of Christians with her reflections on the "motherhood" of Jesus, and her assurance that, despite evil, "all shall be well." In this book, Denise Baker reconsiders Julian not only as an eloquent and profound visionary but also as an evolving, sophisticated theologian of great originality. Focusing on Julian's Book of Showings, in which the author records a series of revelations she received during a critical illness in May 1373, Baker provides the first historical assessment of Julian's significance as a writer and thinker. Inscribing her visionary experience in the short version of her Showings, Julian contemplated the revelations for two decades before she achieved the understanding that enabled her to complete the long text. Baker first traces the genesis of Julian's visionary experience to the practice of affective piety, such as meditations on the life of Christ and, in the arts, a depiction of a suffering rather than triumphant Christ on the cross. Julian's innovations become apparent in the long text. By combining late medieval theology of salvation with the mystics' teachings on the nature of humankind, she arrives at compassionate, optimistic, and liberating conclusions regarding the presence of evil in the world, God's attitude toward sinners, and the possibility of universal salvation. She concludes her theodicy by comparing the connections between the Trinity and humankind to familial relationships, emphasizing Jesus' role as mother. Julian's strategy of revisions and her artistry come under scrutiny in the final chapter of this book, as Baker demonstrates how this writer brings her readers to reenact her own struggle in understanding the revelations. Originally published in 1994. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Select Works Of The Emperor Julian

Author: Julian (Emperor of Rome)
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A Companion To Julian Of Norwich

Author: Liz Herbert McAvoy
Editor: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
ISBN: 184384172X
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One of the most important medieval writers studied in historical and literary context.

Julian Of Norwich

Author: Sandra J. McEntire
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135635250
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These essays-written specifically for this book-provide a rich evaluation of this late 14th and early 15th-century mystical writer's book of revelations and considers the construction of her narrative, its theological complexity, and its literary and intellectual context. This casebook features discussions by both established scholars and newer voices ranging from genre to eschatology and gynecology to diabology, reflecting both current and comparative theory. Providing translations of all Middle English quotations, the volume includes a selective bibliography that provides a guide for further reading.

Julian Robertson

Author: Daniel A. Strachman
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471687429
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Julian Robertson is one of the most successful and well-known hedgefund managers of our time. For nearly twenty years his infamousfund--Tiger Management--was the talk of the town, routinelydelivering double-digit performance. This biography will explorethis legendary fund manager's role in the development andpopularity of hedge funds, examine his investment methodology andstrategy, and look at the growth of his fund and his'Tigers'--individuals who have gone on to great successthemselves. * Includes candid interviews of Robertson, his colleagues, and hispeers * Uncovers the trading strategies and investment style of alegendary fund manager * Offers a rare glimpse inside the personal world of JulianRobertson READERSHIP: Those with any interest in or knowledge of hedge funds,business readers, investment professionals. Daniel A. Strachman is Managing Director of Answers Company, a NewYork-based money management firm that offers investment managementservices to individuals and institutions. He has contributed manyarticles on investment management and strategies to publicationsincluding the New York Post and the Financial Times and is also theauthor of Getting Started in Hedge Funds (Wiley 2000). Also available by Daniel Strachman, Getting Started in Hedge Funds,0471316962 Paper. EAN - 9780471323631 Carton Quantity - 41

Meditations With Julian Of Norwich

Author: Brendan Doyle
Editor: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
ISBN: 9780939680115
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Fourteenth-century mystic and prophet Lady Julian of Norwich was an innovator and theologian in her own right whose message is one of the goodness of God and all creation.