Middle English Romances

Authoritative Texts, Sources and Backgrounds, Criticism

Author: Stephen H. A. Shepherd

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 514

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This Norton Critical Edition presents significant examples of one of the most important bodies of English poetry written before the Renaissance.

Middle English Romances

Authoritative Texts, Sources and Backgrounds, Criticism

Author: S. H. A. Shepherd,Stephen H. A. Shepherd

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780393966077

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 514

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This Norton Critical Edition presents significant examples of one of the most important bodies of English poetry written before the Renaissance.

Magic and the Supernatural in Medieval English Romance

Author: Corinne J. Saunders

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 1843842211

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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The themes of magic and the supernatural in medieval romance are here fully explored and put into the context of thinking at the time in this first full study of the subject.

A Companion to Old and Middle English Literature

Author: Laura C. Lambdin,Robert T. Lambdin

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313310546

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 433

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Presents nineteen chapters, each discussing a different genre, including riddles, balladry, romance, epic poetry, and beast fables.

Middle English Romance and the Craft of Memory

Author: Jamie McKinstry

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 1843844176

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 276

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An examination of the depiction and function of memory in a variety of romances, including Troilus and Criseyde and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.

Writing War

Medieval Literary Responses to Warfare

Author: Corinne J. Saunders,Françoise Hazel Marie Le Saux,Neil Thomas

Publisher: DS Brewer

ISBN: 9780859918435

Category: History

Page: 235

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Essays consider the variety of responses to warfare and combat in medieval literature.

The Decameron

Author: Giovanni Boccaccio

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393523004

Category:

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Romance reading on the book

essays on medieval narrative presented to Maldwyn Mills

Author: Jennifer Fellows,Maldwyn Mills

Publisher: Paul & Co Pub Consortium

ISBN: 9780708312414

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 307

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Parergon

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Civilization, Medieval

Page: N.A

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Sir Orfeo

Author: Oscar Zielke

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 384600247X

Category:

Page: 148

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Nachdruck des Originals von 1880. Die romantische Versnovelle Sir Orfeo aus dem 14. Jahrhundert hier in einer Ausgabe von Oscar Zielke aus dem 19. Jahrhundert.

Billy Budd, Vortoppmann auf der Indomitable

Author: Herman Melville

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3736874634

Category: Fiction

Page: 112

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Das Werk "Billy Budd" ist der letzte Roman des amerikanischen Schriftstellers Herman Melville (1819–1891). Verfasst zwischen 1886 und 1891, blieb er lange Zeit verschollen und erst 1924 wiederentdeckt und veröffentlicht. Das Manuskript konnte offensichtlich von dem Autor vor seinem Tode nicht mehr vollendet werden und wirft eine Reihe von Problemen auf, die das Verständnis und auch die Deutung des Romans erschweren.

Empire of Magic

Medieval Romance and the Politics of Cultural Fantasy

Author: Geraldine Heng

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 023150067X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 536

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Empire of Magic offers a genesis and genealogy for medieval romance and the King Arthur legend through the history of Europe's encounters with the East in crusades, travel, missionizing, and empire formation. It also produces definitions of "race" and "nation" for the medieval period and posits that the Middle Ages and medieval fantasies of race and religion have recently returned. Drawing on feminist and gender theory, as well as cultural analyses of race, class, and colonialism, this provocative book revises our understanding of the beginnings of the nine hundred-year-old cultural genre we call romance, as well as the King Arthur legend. Geraldine Heng argues that romance arose in the twelfth century as a cultural response to the trauma and horror of taboo acts—in particular the cannibalism committed by crusaders on the bodies of Muslim enemies in Syria during the First Crusade. From such encounters with the East, Heng suggests, sprang the fantastical episodes featuring King Arthur in Geoffrey of Monmouth's chronicle The History of the Kings of England, a work where history and fantasy collide and merge, each into the other, inventing crucial new examples and models for romances to come. After locating the rise of romance and Arthurian legend in the contact zones of East and West, Heng demonstrates the adaptability of romance and its key role in the genesis of an English national identity. Discussing Jews, women, children, and sexuality in works like the romance of Richard Lionheart, stories of the saintly Constance, Arthurian chivralic literature, the legend of Prester John, and travel narratives, Heng shows how fantasy enabled audiences to work through issues of communal identity, race, color, class and alternative sexualities in socially sanctioned and safe modes of cultural discussion in which pleasure, not anxiety, was paramount. Romance also engaged with the threat of modernity in the late medieval period, as economic, social, and technological transformations occurred and awareness grew of a vastly enlarged world beyond Europe, one encompassing India, China, and Africa. Finally, Heng posits, romance locates England and Europe within an empire of magic and knowledge that surveys the world and makes it intelligible—usable—for the future. Empire of Magic is expansive in scope, spanning the eleventh to the fifteenth centuries, and detailed in coverage, examining various types of romance—historical, national, popular, chivalric, family, and travel romances, among others—to see how cultural fantasy responds to changing crises, pressures, and demands in a number of different ways. Boldly controversial, theoretically sophisticated, and historically rooted, Empire of Magic is a dramatic restaging of the role romance played in the culture of a period and world in ways that suggest how cultural fantasy still functions for us today.