Middle English Romances

Authoritative Texts, Sources and Backgrounds, Criticism

Author: Stephen H. A. Shepherd

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780393966077

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 514

View: 404

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

Middle English Lyrics

Authoritative Texts, Critical and Historical Backgrounds, Perspectives on Six Poems

Author: Maxwell Luria,Richard Lester Hoffman

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393093384

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 360

View: 7950

Contains two hundred and fifty thematically arranged lyrics together with critical essays by such scholars as A. K. Moore, Edmund Reiss, and John Speirs

The byrth, lyf, and actes of Kyng Arthur

of his noble knyghtes of the Rounde Table, theyr merveyllous enquestes and aduentures, thachyeuyng of the Sanc Greal; and in the end le Morte Darthur, with the dolourous deth and departying out of thys worlde of them al

Author: Sir Thomas Malory,William Caxton

Publisher: N.A


Category: Arthurian romances

Page: 495

View: 8744


Magic and the Supernatural in Medieval English Romance

Author: Corinne J. Saunders

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 1843842211

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

View: 9191

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.

The Book of Margery Kempe

Author: N.A

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191510157

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 7392

'Alas that I ever did sin! It is so merry in Heaven!' The Book of Margery Kempe (c. 1436-8) is the extraordinary account of a medieval wife, mother, and mystic. Known as the earliest autobiography written in the English language, Kempe's Book describes the dramatic transformation of its heroine from failed businesswoman and lustful young wife to devout and chaste pilgrim. She vividly describes her prayers and visions, as well as the temptations in daily life to which she succumbed before dedicating herself to her spiritual calling. She travelled to the most holy sites of the medieval world, including Rome and Jerusalem. In her life and her boisterous devotion, Kempe antagonized many of those around her; yet she also garnered friends and supporters who helped to record her experiences. Her Book opens a window on to the medieval world, and provides a fascinating portrait of one woman's life, aspirations, and prayers. This new translation preserves the forceful narrative voice of Kempe's Book and includes a wide-ranging introduction and useful notes. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Thinking Medieval

An Introduction to the Study of the Middle Ages

Author: M. Bull

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230501575

Category: History

Page: 158

View: 4520

This book is aimed at students coming to the study of western European medieval history for the first time, and also graduate students on interdisciplinary medieval studies programmes. It examines the place of the Middle Ages in modern popular culture, exploring the roots of the stereotypes that appear in films, on television and in the press, and asking why they remain so persistent. The book also asks whether 'medieval' is indeed a useful category in terms of historical periodization. It investigates some of the particular challenges posed by medieval sources and the ways in which they have survived. And it concludes with an exploration of the relevance of medieval history in today's world.

Middle English Romance and the Craft of Memory

Author: Jamie McKinstry

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 1843844176

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 276

View: 1785

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

View: 1788

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

Medieval Arthurian Epic and Romance

Eight New Translations

Author: William W. Kibler,R. Barton Palmer

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476614660

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 300

View: 6652

This volume offers newly translated texts that exemplify the two most important traditions of Arthurian literature in the Middle Ages. Encompassing such key works such as Lawman’s Brut and Wace’s Romance of Brut, written in Middle English and Old French, respectively, the Arthurian Epic Tradition depends on Geoffrey of Monmouth’s History of the Kings of Britain, written in Latin. Many modern readers are more familiar with Arthur and his fabled court as the centerpiece of a massive fictional tradition, well represented in the second part of this volume, including Chrétien de Troyes’s Story of the Grail, The Quest of the Holy Grail, and the Perlesvaus. These selections emphasize the connection between secular and religious understandings of chivalry that is the most distinctive quality of medieval Arthurian romance. Useful as a classroom text, the volume provides material for a semester’s worth of study. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

Middle English Verse Romances

Author: Donald B. Sands

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9780859892285

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 398

View: 744

A valuable basic student edition illustrating the variety of subjects and narrative modes that engaged medieval storytellers and their audiences. The verse is made accessible by glossing on the page as well as by end glossary and each romance is prefaced with an introduction to its literary history and provenance.

Don Quijote

A New Translation, Backgrounds and Contexts, Criticism

Author: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra,Burton Raffel,Diana de Armas Wilson

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393972818

Category: Fiction

Page: 861

View: 4250

The text reprinted here is based on award-winning translator Burton Raffel s masterful translation of Don Quijote, which is consistent, fluid, and modeled closely on the original Spanish."

Four Romances of England

King Horn, Havelok the Dane, Bevis of Hampton, Athelston

Author: Ronald B. Herzman,Graham Drake,Eve Salisbury

Publisher: Western Michigan Univ Medieval

ISBN: 9781580440172

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 387

View: 9201


Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Author: Boria Sax,Research & Education Association

Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.

ISBN: 9780878910441

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 86

View: 1906

REA's MAXnotes for The Gawain Poet's Sir Gawain and the Green Knight MAXnotes offer a fresh look at masterpieces of literature, presented in a lively and interesting fashion. Written by literary experts who currently teach the subject, MAXnotes will enhance your understanding and enjoyment of the work. MAXnotes are designed to stimulate independent thought about the literary work by raising various issues and thought-provoking ideas and questions. MAXnotes cover the essentials of what one should know about each work, including an overall summary, character lists, an explanation and discussion of the plot, the work's historical context, illustrations to convey the mood of the work, and a biography of the author. Each section of the work is individually summarized and analyzed, and has study questions and answers.

Marie De France's Poetry

Author: Marie De France,Marie

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393932683

Category: Poetry

Page: 304

View: 8135

Marie de France s beautiful poems of courtly love, enchantment, and mystery are now available in a Norton Critical Edition."

The Decameron

Author: Giovanni Boccaccio

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393523004


Page: N.A

View: 4525


The Romance of the Rose

Author: Guillaume (de Lorris),Jean (de Meun),Frances Horgan

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192839480

Category: Fiction

Page: 350

View: 9342

The famous 13th century allegorical romance was begun by Guillame de Lorris, portraying the attempts of a courtier to woo his beloved and set in a symbolic walled garden. The work was finished after Guillame's death by Jean de Meun, who expanded the work into an encyclopedic and often satirical commentary on the many forms of love and courtship.

William Langland's "Piers Plowman"

The C Version

Author: William Langland,George Economou

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812215618

Category: Poetry

Page: 262

View: 9746

Presents a translation of the poet's third version of the text