The Resource Dreaming of Cockaigne : medieval fantasies of the perfect life, Herman Pleij ; translated by Diane Webb

Dreaming of Cockaigne : medieval fantasies of the perfect life, Herman Pleij ; translated by Diane Webb

Label
Dreaming of Cockaigne : medieval fantasies of the perfect life
Title
Dreaming of Cockaigne
Title remainder
medieval fantasies of the perfect life
Statement of responsibility
Herman Pleij ; translated by Diane Webb
Creator
Contributor
Author
Provider
Translator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • dut
  • eng
Summary
Imagine a dreamland where roasted pigs wander about with knives in their backs to make carving easy, where grilled geese fly directly into one's mouth, where cooked fish jump out of the water and land at one's feet. The weather is always mild, the wine flows freely, sex is readily available, and all people enjoy eternal youth. Such is Cockaigne. Portrayed in legend, oral history, and art, this imaginary land became the most pervasive collective dream of medieval times-an earthly paradise that served to counter the suffering and frustration of daily existence and to allay anxieties
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pleij, Herman
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
CB353
LC item number
.P5413 2001eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Webb, Diane
  • JSTOR
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  • Civilization, Medieval
  • Cockaigne in literature
  • Cockaigne
  • Literature, Medieval
  • Social history
  • Civilization, Medieval
  • Cockaigne in literature
  • Cockaigne
  • Literature, Medieval
  • Social history
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • Civilization, Medieval
  • Cockaigne
  • Cockaigne in literature
  • Literature, Medieval
  • Social history
Label
Dreaming of Cockaigne : medieval fantasies of the perfect life, Herman Pleij ; translated by Diane Webb
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 489-514) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • List of Illustrations; Part 1 The Forfeiture of Happiness; The Beginning; 1. Paradise Lost; 2. Contours of a Book; 3. The Power of Literature; Part 2 Texts as Maps; 4. Rhyming Texts L and B, Prose Text G; 5. The Two Rhyming Texts on the Land of Cockaigne; 6. Recitation and Writing; 7. Oral Structures in Writing; 8. The Existing Potential; 9. The Prose Text on Luilekkerland; Part 3 Eating to Forget; 10. Eating Habits; 11. Hunger and Scarcity; 12. The Topos of Hunger; 13. The Intoxicating Effect of Fasting; 14. Gorging in Self-Defense; 15. Food in Motion; 16. Literary Refreshment
  • Part 4 Paradise Refurbished17. The Land of Cockaigne as Paradise; 18. Never Say Die; 19. Heavenly Rewards; 20. Other Paradises; 21. Lovely Places, Golden Ages; 22. Wonder Gardens and Pleasure Parks; 23. Dreams of Immortality; Part 5 The Imagination Journeys Forth; 24. Geographical Musings; 25. Real Dreamworlds; 26. Wonders of East and West; 27. Fanciful Destinations; 28. Virtual Dreamlands; Part 6 Heretical Excesses; 29. The Thousand-Year Reign of Peace and Prosperity; 30. Heresies of the Free Spirit; 31. Sex Adam-and-Eve Style; 32. Low-Country Heterodoxy
  • Part 7 Learning as a Matter of Survival33. Didactic Differences; 34. Topsy-Turvy Worlds; 35. Hard Times; 36. Moderation, Ambition, and Decorum; 37. Lessons in Pragmatism; Part 8 Dreaming of Cockaigne: The End; 38. The Name Cockaigne; 39. A Depreciated Cultural Asset; 40. From Countryside to Town; 41. The Necessity of Fiction; Appendixes; 1. Middle Dutch Rhyming Texts on Cockaigne; 2. Dutch Prose Text of 1546 on Luilekkerland; 3. Dutch Poems Appearing in English Translation; Sources; Bibliography; Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 533 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231529211
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt272hf3
System control number
  • (OCoLC)794488736
  • (OCoLC)ocn794488736
Label
Dreaming of Cockaigne : medieval fantasies of the perfect life, Herman Pleij ; translated by Diane Webb
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 489-514) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • List of Illustrations; Part 1 The Forfeiture of Happiness; The Beginning; 1. Paradise Lost; 2. Contours of a Book; 3. The Power of Literature; Part 2 Texts as Maps; 4. Rhyming Texts L and B, Prose Text G; 5. The Two Rhyming Texts on the Land of Cockaigne; 6. Recitation and Writing; 7. Oral Structures in Writing; 8. The Existing Potential; 9. The Prose Text on Luilekkerland; Part 3 Eating to Forget; 10. Eating Habits; 11. Hunger and Scarcity; 12. The Topos of Hunger; 13. The Intoxicating Effect of Fasting; 14. Gorging in Self-Defense; 15. Food in Motion; 16. Literary Refreshment
  • Part 4 Paradise Refurbished17. The Land of Cockaigne as Paradise; 18. Never Say Die; 19. Heavenly Rewards; 20. Other Paradises; 21. Lovely Places, Golden Ages; 22. Wonder Gardens and Pleasure Parks; 23. Dreams of Immortality; Part 5 The Imagination Journeys Forth; 24. Geographical Musings; 25. Real Dreamworlds; 26. Wonders of East and West; 27. Fanciful Destinations; 28. Virtual Dreamlands; Part 6 Heretical Excesses; 29. The Thousand-Year Reign of Peace and Prosperity; 30. Heresies of the Free Spirit; 31. Sex Adam-and-Eve Style; 32. Low-Country Heterodoxy
  • Part 7 Learning as a Matter of Survival33. Didactic Differences; 34. Topsy-Turvy Worlds; 35. Hard Times; 36. Moderation, Ambition, and Decorum; 37. Lessons in Pragmatism; Part 8 Dreaming of Cockaigne: The End; 38. The Name Cockaigne; 39. A Depreciated Cultural Asset; 40. From Countryside to Town; 41. The Necessity of Fiction; Appendixes; 1. Middle Dutch Rhyming Texts on Cockaigne; 2. Dutch Prose Text of 1546 on Luilekkerland; 3. Dutch Poems Appearing in English Translation; Sources; Bibliography; Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 533 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231529211
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt272hf3
System control number
  • (OCoLC)794488736
  • (OCoLC)ocn794488736

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