<HTML> <HEAD> <META HTTP-EQUIV="Content-Type" CONTENT="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1"> <META NAME="GENERATOR" CONTENT="Mozilla/4.05 [en] (Win95; U) [Netscape]"> <TITLE>Green Girdle - Table of Contents</TITLE> <link rel="SHORTCUT ICON" href="alss.ICO"> <script type="text/javascript"> var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-20557569-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 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Quotation and citation permitted with attribution.</FONT></H4></CENTER> <CENTER> <H4> <I><FONT SIZE=-1>Please call errors or problems to my attention at my email <A HREF="mailto:rashoaf@clas.ufl.edu">address</A>.</FONT></I></H4> <p><HR> <P>This page has had <!-- Start of SimpleHitCounter Code --> <div align="center"><a href="http://www.simplehitcounter.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://simplehitcounter.com/hit.php?uid=1812570&f=16711680&b=65535" border="0" height="18" width="83" alt="web counter"></a><br><a href="http://www.simplehitcounter.com" target="_blank" style="text-decoration:none;">web counter</a></div> <!-- End of SimpleHitCounter Code --> visitors since February 28, 1999. </P></CENTER> <HR> <H3> <A HREF="http://www.clas.ufl.edu/~rashoaf/gawain/frontng.htm">Front Matter</A></H3> <UL> <LI> <A HREF="http://www.clas.ufl.edu/users/rashoaf/gawain/dedicng.htm"> Dedication</A></LI> <LI> <A HREF="http://www.clas.ufl.edu/~rashoaf/gawain/prefng.htm">Preface </A></LI> <LI> <A HREF="http://www.clas.ufl.edu/~rashoaf/gawain/apparang.htm">Apparatus</A></LI> </UL> <HR> <H3> <A HREF="http://www.clas.ufl.edu/users/rashoaf/gawain/frameone.htm"> Introduction</A></H3> <HR> <H3> 1. The Poem in Its Commercial Context</H3> <UL> <LI> i. <A HREF="http://www.clas.ufl.edu/users/rashoaf/gawain/framtwog.htm"> The Commercial Vision of <I>Sir Gawain and the Green Knight</I></A></LI> <LI> ii. <A HREF="http://www.clas.ufl.edu/users/rashoaf/gawain/framthrg.html" >Commerce and Christianity</A></LI> <LI> iii. <A HREF="http://www.clas.ufl.edu/users/rashoaf/gawain/frafourg.html" >The Commercial Situation of Fourteenth-Century England</A></LI> </UL> <HR> <H3> 2. The Commerce of Circumcision and the Role of Mediation</H3> <UL> <LI> i. <A HREF="http://www.clas.ufl.edu/~rashoaf/gawain/fra2oneg.htm">New Year's Day and the Feast of the Circumcision</A></LI> <LI> ii. <A HREF="http://www.clas.ufl.edu/users/rashoaf/gawain/fra2twog.htm"> The Antiphon "O Admirabile Commercium" and Gawain's Circumcision</A></LI> <LI> iii. <I><A HREF="http://www.clas.ufl.edu/users/rashoaf/gawain/fra2thrg.htm"> Sacramentum Mediatoris in carne venturi</A></I></LI> </UL> <HR> <H3> 3. Love's Relations: The Seduction of Gawain</H3> <UL> <LI> i. <A HREF="http://www.clas.ufl.edu/~rashoaf/gawain/threoneg.htm">The Case against <I>Surquidr&eacute;</I></A></LI> <LI> ii. <A HREF="http://www.clas.ufl.edu/~rashoaf/gawain/fra3twog.htm">What <I>Prys </I>Gawain?</A></LI> <LI> iii. <A HREF="http://www.clas.ufl.edu/users/rashoaf/gawain/fra3thrg.htm"> The Law and Its Limits</A></LI> <LI> iv. <A HREF="http://www.clas.ufl.edu/~rashoaf/gawain/fra3foug.htm">From Price to Pricing</A></LI> </UL> <HR WIDTH="100%"> <H3> 4. The New Covenant of the Green Girdle</H3> <UL> <LI> i. <A HREF="http://www.clas.ufl.edu/~rashoaf/gawain/fra4oneg.htm">From Idols to Knots</A></LI> <LI> ii. <I><A HREF="http://www.clas.ufl.edu/~rashoaf/gawain/fra4twog.htm">Hony soyt qui mal pence</A></I></LI> </UL> <HR> <H3> Appendix: <A HREF="http://www.clas.ufl.edu/~rashoaf/gawain/vocab.html">Vocabulary </A>of Commercial Words</H3> <HR> <H2> Bibliography (1984)</H2> <UL> <LI> <A HREF="http://www.clas.ufl.edu/~rashoaf/gawain/bibancng.htm">Ancient and Medieval Works</A></LI> <LI> <A HREF="http://www.clas.ufl.edu/~rashoaf/gawain/bibmodng.htm">Modern Works&nbsp;</A>&nbsp; <HR></LI></UL> <H2> Related Essay (1988)</H2> <A HREF="surfram.htm" target="top">The "Syngne of Surfet" and the Surfeit of Signs in <I>Sir Gawain and the Green Knight</I></A> <P> <HR WIDTH="100%"> <CENTER><IMG SRC="sword2.gif" HEIGHT=32 WIDTH=32></CENTER> <div align=right><A HREF="http://www.digits.com/"><IMG SRC="wc-03.gif" WIDTH=157 HEIGHT=23 BORDER=1 VSPACE=2 HSPACE=2></A></div> </BODY> </HTML>