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Introduction: A Cultural History of the Medieval Garden? The Social Life of a Subjective Form

Michael Leslie

Michael Leslie is Professor of English at Rhodes College. He has written on sixteenth and seventeenth century literature, interart relations, and designed landscapes of the medieval and Renaissance periods; he has most recently published editions of plays by the seventeenth century dramatist Richard Brome. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Gardens in the Medieval Age

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...A “cultural history of gardens” can encompass many things, as the varied contributions to this series will attest. But the medieval volume perhaps poses at its most pronounced one of the principal ambiguities inherent in a “cultural...

Visual Representations

Michael Leslie

Michael Leslie is Professor of English at Rhodes College. He has written on sixteenth and seventeenth century literature, interart relations, and designed landscapes of the medieval and Renaissance periods; he has most recently published editions of plays by the seventeenth century dramatist Richard Brome. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Gardens in the Medieval Age

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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... With characteristic scholarship and acuity, Michael Camille points out that such garden and garland scenes appear frequently on combs and mirror-backs, and Camille connects this with a passage in the Decretum Gratiani (Gratian’s Decretum...