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James Paz

‘living waters’ of divine teaching come into human breasts from heaven, through holy books.63 When speech does exit our bodies, into the external world, it leaves as sound, and in the case of poetic performance the sound is a blend of human and nonhuman noise. Indeed, Jager draws our attention to the Anglo-​Saxon practice of holding the harp or lyre near the chest. Positioned thus, ‘the harp’s sound would have come from near the pectoral region traditionally considered the source of physical words and the repository of verbal art’.64 A combination of words and music

in Nonhuman voices in Anglo-Saxon literature and material culture
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Greeks and Saracens inGuy of Warwick
Rebecca Wilcox

rewards and political influence in the region. But when Prince Alexius, now Alexius IV, failed to fulfil all the terms of his agreement, the Crusaders MUP_McDonald_11_Chap10 223 11/18/03, 17:06 224 Rebecca Wilcox attacked Constantinople in retribution. Far from conquering Egypt and establishing a solid Christian dominance in the Near East, the Fourth Crusade did not advance beyond the borders of Christendom; it ended, instead, with the Latin conquest and pillage of Constantinople in 1204, when a Latin emperor, Count Baldwin of Flanders, was established for the first

in Pulp fictions of medieval England