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Heads Will Roll The Decapitation Motif Recurs In Nearly All Medieval And Early Modern Genres, From Saints Lives And Epics To Comedies And Romances, Yet Decollation Is Often Little Regarded, Save As A Marker Of Humanity That Is, As The Moment Mortality Exits Or Inhumanity That Is, As The Moment The Supernatural Enters However, As A Seat Of Reason, Wisdom, And Even The Soul, The Head Has Long Been Afforded A Special Place In The Body Politic, Even When Separated From Its Body Proper Capitalizing Upon The Enduring Fascination With Decapitation In European Culture, This Collection Examines Through A Variety Of Critical Lenses The Recurring Roles Rolls Of Severed Human Heads In The Medieval And Early Modern Imagination Contributors Are Nicola Masciandaro, Mark Faulkner, Jay Paul Gates, Christine Cooper Rompato, Dwayne Coleman, Mary Leech, Tina Boyer, Renee Ward, Andrew Fleck, Thomas Herron, Thea Cervone, And Asa Simon Mittman Preface By Jeffrey Jerome Cohen.


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    In the essay A Crowning Achievement by Jay Paul Gates, footnote 6, 54 Harold Scheub, Story From Presidential Address Aspects of the European Tradition of Historical Writing 1 The Classical Tradition from Einhard to Geoffrey of Monmouth TRHS 5th series, 20 1970 178.Oftenthe subjects of myth are historical persons The myth magnifies real or imagined people or events into something grand, tragic, or inspiring, and it turns them into the central icons and focal points of stories that, built on archetypal patterns and believed in as articles of faith, serve to explain a current reality or validate a people s customary attitudes, habits, or beliefs Old English Heroic Poems and the Society Life of Texts 2007 , 210.In the essay Answering the Call of the Severed Head, by Asa Simon Mittman, 319 time beyond movement, an impossible place where what will happen has already ...