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Heroes And Anti Heroes In Medieval Romance

Author : Neil Cartlidge
ISBN : 9781843843047
Genre : Literary Collections
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Investigations into the heroic - or not - behaviour of the protagonists of medieval romance.

The Legend Of Charlemagne In Medieval England

Author : Phillipa Hardman
ISBN : 9781843844723
Genre : Anglo-Norman literature
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The Matter of France, the legendary history of Charlemagne, had a central but now largely unrecognised place in the multilingual culture of medieval England. From the early claim in the Chanson de Roland that Charlemagne held England as his personal domain, to the later proliferation of Middle English romances of Charlemagne, the materials are woven into the insular political and cultural imagination. However, unlike the wide range of continental French romances, the insular tradition concentrates on stories of a few heroic characters: Roland, Fierabras, Otinel. Why did writers and audiences in England turn again and again to these narratives, rewriting and reinterpreting them for more than two hundred years? This book offers the first full-length, in-depth study of the tradition as manifested in literature and culture. It investigates the currency and impact of the Matter of France with equal attention to English and French-language texts, setting each individual manuscript or early printed text in its contemporary cultural and political context. The narratives are revealed to be extraordinarily adaptable, using the iconic opposition between Carolingian and Saracen heroes to reflect concerns with national politics, religious identity, the future of Christendom, chivalry and ethics, and monarchy and treason. Phillipa Hardman is Reader in Medieval English Literature (retired) at the University of Reading; Marianne Ailes is Senior Lecturer in French at the University of Bristol.

Medieval Romance And Material Culture

Author : Nicholas Perkins
ISBN : 9781843843900
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Studies of how the physical manifests itself in medieval romance - and medieval romances as objects themselves.

Reading La Amon S Brut Approaches And Explorations

Author : Rosamund Allen
ISBN : 9789401209526
Genre : History
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For La3amon, or Lawman (both forms are used), a parish priest living on the Welsh March c.1200, the criteria of language, race and territory all provided ways of defining the nation state, which is why his Brut commands a diverse readership to-day. The range of view-points in this book reflects the breadth and complexity of La3amon’s own vision of the way his world is moulded by past conquests and racial tensions. The Brut is an open-ended narrative of Britain, its peoples, and its place-names as they changed under new rulers, and tells, for the first time in English, the rise and fall of Arthur, highlighting his role in the unfolding history of Britain. Beginning with its legendary founder, Brutus, the story is imagined anew, and although it concludes with an Anglo-Saxon kingdom, La3amon’s closing words remind us that changes will come: i-wurðe þet iwurðe: i-wurðe Godes wille. Amen. This book offers detailed discussion and new perspectives. Its contributors explore aspects of behaviour and attitudes, personal and national identity and governance, language, metre, and the reception of La3amon’s Brut in later times. Comparisons are made with Latin writings and with French, Welsh, Spanish and Icelandic, placing La3amon firmly within a European network of readers and redactors. The book will interest those working on medieval chronicles, as well as specialists in medieval law, custom, English language and literature, and comparative literature.

Thinking Medieval Romance

Author : Katherine C. Little
ISBN : 9780192514356
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Medieval romances with their magic fountains, brave knights, and beautiful maidens have come to stand for the Middle Ages more generally. This close connection between the medieval and the romance has had consequences for popular conceptions of the Middle Ages, an idealized fantasy of chivalry and hierarchy, and also for our understanding of romances, as always already archaic, part of a half-forgotten past. And yet, romances were one of the most influential and long-lasting innovations of the medieval period. To emphasize their novelty is to see the resources medieval people had for thinking about their contemporary concern and controversies, whether social order, Jewish/ Christian relations, the Crusades, the connectivity of the Mediterranean, women's roles as mothers, and how to write a national past. This volume takes up the challenge to 'think romance', investigating the various ways that romances imagine, reflect, and describe the challenges of the medieval world.

Fifteenth Century Studies

Author : William C. McDonald
ISBN : 1571131353
Genre : History
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This volume of Fifteenth-Century Studies is derived from the 1995 Fifteenth-Century Symposium, held in Kaprun, Austria. As usual, it includes essays on numerous aspects of life during the time:interdisciplinary in approach, topics include Piers Plowman, Christine de Pizan, and Ovid in the Florentine renaissance. Examinations of the recent critical attention given to late-medieval drama and to Villon complete the volume.

Geoffrey Chaucer S The Tale Of Sir Thopas Elements Of Parody And Satire

Author : Gregor Schönfelder
ISBN : 9783656286424
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Seminar paper from the year 2010 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: 1,3, University of Tubingen (English Department), course: Underground Literature in Medieval England, language: English, abstract: In this work, I examine "The Tale of Sir Thopas" by Geoffrey Chaucer regarding its verious elements of parody. The tale mocks the typical medieval romance, therefore it is first necessary to estabish what the term "romance" means in this context. Then, the various parodied aspects of content will be examined, including Sir Thopas himself, his not-so-heroic battles, and love. However, formal aspects as well have been heavily parodied in Sir Thopas and will be in focus, namely rhyming, descriptions, the minstrel's introduction as well as the general structure of the tale, including its end.

Approaches To Medieval Romance

Author : William Thomas Hobdell Jackson
ISBN : 8439936710
Genre : Civilization, Medieval, in literature
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Postmodern Metanarratives

Author : Décio Torres Cruz
ISBN : 9781137439734
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Postmodern Metanarratives investigates the relationship between cinema and literature by analyzing the film Blade Runner as a postmodern work that constitutes a landmark of cyberpunk narrative and establishes a link between tradition and the (post)modern.

Medieval Persian Court Poetry

Author : Julie Scott Meisami
ISBN : 9781400858781
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Dr. Meisami discloses previously neglected stylistic qualities and ethical purposes in medieval Persian court poetry, and shows that court poets were also moral instructors who examined and celebrated the values they shared with their audiences. The book also takes into account the close relationship between Persian and Arabic court poetry. Originally published in 1987. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

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