Allen Frantzen is a talented author with numerous books and publications. Much of his work is related to the Middle Ages as well as World War I, reflecting on his life as both soldier and a scholar. Some of his most well known works can be found highlighted below.
Books by Allen Frantzen
This book, published by Rutgers University Press, offers a detailed analysis of texts associated with confession and penitential practice in the early English Middle Age. This book won the John Nicholas Brown Prize in 1987 as well as the Alpha Sigma Nu Prize National Book Award with the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. Allen has edited and translated some of these materials.
In this book, Allen takes a look at Old English language and literature and investigates its relationship among scholarship, ideology, and the history of the discipline..
In Before the Closet, Allen Frantzen looks to challenge the long accepted views on same-sex relationships and homosexuality in the Middle Ages. Frantzen explains that the Church did not tolerate same-sex acts during the Middle Ages in Europe and that it was an age before people recognized the existence or even the possibility of what is known as the “closet”. This is a challenging topic, which Allen handles from a cross-disciplinary perspective with some wry humor.
Bringing together archaeological and textual evidence, Allen Frantzen shows how words and implements associated with food contributed to social identity at all levels of Anglo-Saxon society.
–Anglo-Saxon Keywords (2012)
This book offers 75 crisp essays connecting early English culture to a wide range of important topics, ranging from agriculture and emotions to medicine and the famous “tri-functional model” of the Middle Ages of those who worked, those who prayed, and those who fought. In the words of one admiring reviewer, “a virtual cornucopia.”
-King Alfred (Twayne’s English Authors Series) (1986)
–Le littérature de la Pénitence dans L’Angleterre AngloSaxonne (translation of The Literature of Penance by Michael Lejeune, with a new introduction (1991)
–“Troilus and Criseyde”: The Poem and the Frame (Twayne’s Masterworks Series) (1993)
Check out Allen Frantzen on Certified Consumer Reviews to learn more about his career as an author and his many fascinating publications. For Allen Frantzen, writing is a great way to conserve past memories and develop thoughts about the past that can help us understand the future. The world’s history and the history of people in general is simply fascinating with so much to learn and discover. Allen aims to combine his own experiences with the history and experiences of others to find constants as well as major differences and significant changes. As a society, we are constantly growing, changing, and improving and books go a long way in making all of that possible.
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