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A Companion to medieval English literature and culture, c.1350-c.1500 /
edited by Peter Brown.
imprint
Chichester : John Wiley, 2009.
description
xvii, 668 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
1405195525 (Paper), 9781405195522 (Paper)
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imprint
Chichester : John Wiley, 2009.
isbn
1405195525 (Paper)
9781405195522 (Paper)
general note
Originally published: Oxford: Blackwell, 2007.
catalogue key
7148604
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Peter Brown is Professor of Medieval English Literature at the University of Kent. His book publications include A Companion to Chaucer (Wiley-Blackwell, 2000), Reading Dreams: The Interpretation of Dreams from Chaucer to Shakespeare (1999), Chaucer at Work: The Making of the Canterbury Tales (1994) and, with Andrew Butcher, The Age of Saturn: Literature and History in the Canterbury Tales (1991).
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Don"These thorough, engaging essays decertify many canonical certainties ... Highly Recommended." CHOICE"Another grand project that combines breadth and depth ... A highly eminent collection of thirty-eight contributions ranges over a variety of topics." Medium Aevum"There is plenty here for everybody, and all of it written in a way accessible to the general reader as well as to the student, or fellow specialist."--Reference Reviews
"Overall, this book, another one of Peter Brown's Herculean labors, is a true gift to medieval scholarship. A compendium of useful information and bibliographic references, it will be useful to a wide variety of medieval-ists, whether undergraduates, graduates, faculty, or independent scholars, formany years to come." ( Modern Philology , 2 November 2011) on"These thorough, engaging essays decertify many canonical certainties … Highly Recommended." CHOICE "Another grand project that combines breadth and depth … A highly eminent collection of thirty-eight contributions ranges over a variety of topics." Medium Aevum "There is plenty here for everybody, and all of it written in a way accessible to the general reader as well as to the student, or fellow specialist."-- Reference Reviews
"Overall, this book, another one of Peter Brown's Herculean labors, is a true gift to medieval scholarship. A compendium of useful information and bibliographic references, it will be useful to a wide variety of medieval-ists, whether undergraduates, graduates, faculty, or independent scholars, formany years to come." ( Modern Philology , 2 November 2011) on"These thorough, engaging essays decertify many canonical certainties ... Highly Recommended." CHOICE "Another grand project that combines breadth and depth ... A highly eminent collection of thirty-eight contributions ranges over a variety of topics." Medium Aevum "There is plenty here for everybody, and all of it written in a way accessible to the general reader as well as to the student, or fellow specialist."-- Reference Reviews
Don"These thorough, engaging essays decertify many canonical certainties ... Highly Recommended." CHOICE "Another grand project that combines breadth and depth ... A highly eminent collection of thirty-eight contributions ranges over a variety of topics." Medium Aevum "There is plenty here for everybody, and all of it written in a way accessible to the general reader as well as to the student, or fellow specialist."-- Reference Reviews
"These thorough, engaging essays decertify many canonical certainties ... Highly Recommended." CHOICE"Another grand project that combines breadth and depth ... A highly eminent collection of thirty-eight contributions ranges over a variety of topics." Medium Aevum"There is plenty here for everybody, and all of it written in a way accessible to the general reader as well as to the student, of fellow specialist." Reference Reviews
"Overall, this book, another one of Peter Browns Herculean labors, is a true gift to medieval scholarship. A compendium of useful information and bibliographic references, it will be useful to a wide variety of medieval-ists, whether undergraduates, graduates, faculty, or independent scholars, formany years to come." ( Modern Philology , 2 November 2011) on"These thorough, engaging essays decertify many canonical certainties … Highly Recommended." CHOICE "Another grand project that combines breadth and depth … A highly eminent collection of thirty-eight contributions ranges over a variety of topics." Medium Aevum "There is plenty here for everybody, and all of it written in a way accessible to the general reader as well as to the student, or fellow specialist."-- Reference Reviews
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This is a collection of essays on medieval literature and culture. It encourages students to think beyond a narrowly defined canon and conventional disciplinary boundaries.
Main Description
A Companion to Medieval English Literature and Culture, c.1350-c.1500 challenges readers to think beyond a narrowly defined canon and conventional disciplinary boundaries.A ground-breaking collection of newly-commissioned essays on medieval literature and culture. Encourages students to think beyond a narrowly defined canon and conventional disciplinary boundaries. Reflects the erosion of the traditional, rigid boundary between medieval and early modern literature. Stresses the importance of constructing contexts for reading literature. Explores the extent to which medieval literature is in dialogue with other cultural products, including the literature of other countries, manuscripts and religion. Includes close readings of frequently-studied texts, including texts by Chaucer, Langland, the Gawain poet, and Hoccleve. Confronts some of the controversies that exercise students of medieval literature, such as those connected with literary theory, love, and chivalry and war.
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A Companion to Medieval English Literature and Culture c.1350 - c.1500 challenges readers to think beyond a narrowly defined canon and conventional disciplinary boundaries in a number of important ways. Firstly, the companion's date range reflects the erosion of the traditional, rigid boundary between medieval and early modern literature. Secondly, the structure of the book stresses the importance of constructing contexts for reading literature. Thirdly, the companion explores the extent to which medieval literature is in dialogue with other cultural products, including the literature of other countries, manuscripts and religion. Students will welcome the companion's close readings of frequently studied texts, together with its discussions of larger groupings, such as the literature of religious instruction, dream poems, and chronicle and history. They will also appreciate the way the book tackles controversies, including those connected with literary theory, love, chivalry and war.
Back Cover Copy
A Companion to Medieval English Literature and Culture c.1350-c.1500 challenges readers to think beyond a narrowly defined canon and conventional disciplinary boundaries in a number of important ways.Firstly, the companion's date range reflects the erosion of the traditional, rigid boundary between medieval and early modern literature. Secondly, the structure of the book stresses the importance of constructing contexts for reading literature. Thirdly, the companion explores the extent to which medieval literature is in dialogue with other cultural products, including the literature of other countries, manuscripts and religion.Students will welcome the companion's close readings of frequently studied texts, together with its discussions of larger groupings, such as the literature of religious instruction, dream poems, and chronicle and history. They will also appreciate the way the book tackles controversies, including those connected with literary theory, love, chivalry and war.
Main Description
A Companion to Medieval English Literature and Culture, c.1350-c.1500 challenges readers to think beyond a narrowly defined canon and conventional disciplinary boundaries. A ground-breaking collection of newly-commissioned essays on medieval literature and culture Reflects the erosion of the traditional, rigid boundary between medieval and early modern literature Stresses the importance of constructing contexts for reading literature Explores the extent to which medieval literature is in dialogue with other cultural products, including the literature of other countries, manuscripts and religion Includes close readings of frequently-studied texts, including texts by Chaucer, Langland, the Gawain poet, and Hoccleve Confronts some of the controversies that exercise students of medieval literature, such as those connected with literary theory, love, and chivalry and war
Back Cover Copy
A Companion to Medieval English Literature and Culture c.1350-c.1500 challenges readers to think beyond a narrowly defined canon and conventional disciplinary boundaries in a number of important ways. Firstly, the companion's date range reflects the erosion of the traditional, rigid boundary between medieval and early modern literature. Secondly, the structure of the book stresses the importance of constructing contexts for reading literature. Thirdly, the companion explores the extent to which medieval literature is in dialogue with other cultural products, including the literature of other countries, manuscripts and religion. Students will welcome the companion's close readings of frequently studied texts, together with its discussions of larger groupings, such as the literature of religious instruction, dream poems, and chronicle and history. They will also appreciate the way the book tackles controversies, including those connected with literary theory, love, chivalry and war.
Main Description
A Companion to Medieval English Literature and Culture, c.1350-c.1500 challenges readers to think beyond a narrowly defined canon and conventional disciplinary boundaries. A ground-breaking collection of newly-commissioned essays on medieval literature and culture. Encourages students to think beyond a narrowly defined canon and conventional disciplinary boundaries. Reflects the erosion of the traditional, rigid boundary between medieval and early modern literature. Stresses the importance of constructing contexts for reading literature. Explores the extent to which medieval literature is in dialogue with other cultural products, including the literature of other countries, manuscripts and religion. Includes close readings of frequently-studied texts, including texts by Chaucer, Langland, the Gawain poet, and Hoccleve. Confronts some of the controversies that exercise students of medieval literature, such as those connected with literary theory, love, and chivalry and war.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrationsp. ix
Notes on Contributorsp. x
Acknowledgementsp. xv
Abbreviationsp. xvi
Introductionp. 1
Overviewsp. 7
Critical Approachesp. 9
English Society in the Later Middle Ages: Deference, Ambition and Conflictp. 25
Religious Authority and Dissentp. 40
City and Country, Wealth and Labourp. 56
Women's Voices and Rolesp. 74
The Production and Reception of Textsp. 91
Manuscripts and Readersp. 93
From Manuscript to Modern Textp. 107
Translation and Societyp. 123
Language and Literaturep. l4l
The Languages of Medieval Britainp. 143
The Forms of Speechp. 159
The Forms of Versep. 176
Encounters with Other Culturesp. 197
England and Francep. 199
Britain and Italy: Trade, Travel, Translationp. 215
England's Antiquities: Middle English Literature and the Classical Pastp. 231
Jews, Saracens, 'Black Men', Tartars: England in a World of Racial Differencep. 247
Special Themesp. 271
War and Chivalryp. 273
Literature and Lawp. 292
Imagesp. 307
Lovep. 322
Genresp. 339
Middle English Romancep. 341
Writing Nation: Shaping Identity in Medieval Historical Narrativesp. 358
Dream Poemsp. 374
Lyricp. 387
Literature of Religious Instructionp. 406
Mystical and Devotional Literaturep. 423
Accounts of Livesp. 437
Medieval English Theatre: Codes and Genresp. 454
Morality and Interlude Dramap. 473
Readingsp. 489
York Mystery Playsp. 491
The Book of Margery Kempep. 507
Julian of Norwichp. 522
Piers Plowmanp. 537
Subjectivity and Ideology in the Canterbury Talesp. 554
John Gower and John Lydgate: Forms and Norms of Rhetorical Culturep. 569
Thomas Hoccleve, La Male Reglep. 585
Discipline and Relaxation in the Poetry of Robert Henrysonp. 604
Sir Gawain and the Green Knightp. 619
Blood and Love in Malory's Morte Darthurp. 634
Indexp. 649
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