Catherine, Called Birdy by Karen Cushman

By Karen Cushman

The hilarious diary of Catherine (called Birdy) within the yr 1291. Catherine is 14. It's excessive time she used to be married - or that's what her father thinks. yet Catherine goes to do every thing she will be able to to cast off Shaggy Beard, the main disgusting suitor, 'whose breath smells just like the mouth of Hell, who makes wind like others make song, who's grotesque and old'. and he or she has no purpose of turning into the proper medieval woman like her mom wishes, both. even if she's grappling with spinning, or giving pointers on flea elimination, Catherine's struggle for freedom is as humorous because it is poignant. yet can she discover a higher existence for herself?

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In default, there has arisen a trend toward studying particular forms of preaching and what might be called the ‘‘preaching profession’’ within particular regions and periods. 38 The most extensive regional study of preaching to date is Hervé Martin’s Le Métier de prédicateur en France septentrionale à la fin du Moyen Age, 1350– 35 On this central problem, see David L. d’Avray, Death and the Prince: Memorial Preaching before 1350 (Oxford, 1994), pp. 189–98; and his earlier studies, ‘‘Sermons for the Dead before 1350,’’ Modern Questions, pp.

188–91. Bériou, L’Avènement, 1:48–58. 52 See Rusconi, ‘‘La predicazione,’’ pp. 584–90, on the possibilities of such sources. 53 As is the case for the Lollards in England, see Spencer, English Preaching, passim. Here the interesting discovery is the similarity between orthodox and heretical preaching, not the contrast. 54 For examples in the sermons of Origin, Augustine, Caesarius, see Jean Longère, La Prédication médiévale (Paris, 1983), p. 29. 55 Howard, Beyond, p. 145 (drawing on Sermo , Florence: Biblioteca Nazionale, MS Conv.

Cole, The Preaching of the Crusades to the Holy Land, 1095–1270 (Cambridge MA, 1991), which maps out for crusade preaching, three distinctive phases in the period from the late eleventh to early fourteenth century: 1095–1150, marked by individual ‘‘famous’’ preachers; 1190–1216, characterized by papal initiatives and the co-opting of innovative preachers like Vacarius, Joachim, and Fulk; and after 1220, the dominance of the mendicants. 2 De Ore Domini: Preacher and Word in the Middle Ages, ed. Thomas L.

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