Chapter 3 looks first at the opening of La Franciade, then examines
the repetitions, the direct speech, and the absence of an address by Francus to his people in Book 1.
These authors also examine
the debate about medical relief for the poor within the context of the development of medical insurance.
In a scrupulously researched chapter on this medieval French writer ("The City of Ladies in the Library of Gentlemen") Summit examines
the paratextual apparatus through which de Pisan's "carefully wrought authorial self-portrait" is transformed and re-directed in the English reception of her works.
The final section of the book, "Meaning and the Self," examines
historical significance in the naming and speaking about things.
Angelo Spaggiari examines
the evolution and dispersion of the various archival elements connected with the Picos and with Mirandola.
Ye the art and literature he examines
, especially in his discussion of the nineteenth century, is produced largely, if not solely, by white men.
This learned, analytically astute, and carefully argued book, based on the author's dissertation, examines
the problematic notion of "lewed clergie" at work in late medieval English reform writings that translate Latin clerical learning into vernacular criticism of the clergy.
Viewing the event as a "text," he examines
the ways in which Henry Ward Beecher's pursuit of a "spiritual romance" was presented in the courtroom, represented in the press, and responded to by the public.
Relying on Mikhail Bakhtin's theories of the novel's formation, particularly his argument that a precondition for the novel's existence is a condition of dialogic reasoning, Donovan examines
the tradition of the framed novella as a site for feminist comment and ironic expression, allowing as it does, the individual case to be examined in light of general rules.
Trotter also examines
a usually ignored terminus of black migration, southern West Virginia.
The NTRA depends on six major working teams of engineers and technicians to measure the quality of mobile services and examines
the telecommunication operators' services on highways and in residential areas, using specialised devices and equipment.
The fourth chapter, for instance, examines
dedicatory letters by Kepler and Galileo which accompanied their seminal works--Astronomia Nova (1609) and Sidereus Nuncius (1610)--bringing into sharp relief the wider socio-political milieu of the two scientists.