Books in category Literary Criticism – Medieval

  • Relics and Writing in Late Medieval England

    Relics and Writing in Late Medieval England
    Robyn Malo

    The work thus uses the literary study of relics to address issues of clerical and lay cultures, orthodoxy and heterodoxy, and writing and reform.

  • ChrĂ tien De Troyes in Prose

    Chrétien De Troyes in Prose
    Chrétien (de Troyes), Joan T. Grimbert, Carol J. Chase

    First English translations of later adaptions of Chrétien's romances: a vital source for the development of Arthurian romance.

  • Studies in Colluthus Abduction of Helen

    Studies in Colluthus’ Abduction of Helen
    Cosetta Cadau

    Studies in Colluthus’ Abduction of Helen situates this author within his cultural context of the Egyptian Thebaid of the late fifth century AD and provides a new appraisal of his work employing current interpretative perspectives.

  • The Legends of the Saints in Old Norse Icelandic Prose

    The Legends of the Saints in Old Norse-Icelandic Prose
    Kirsten Wolf

    With The Legends of the Saints in Old Norse–Icelandic Prose, Kirsten Wolf has undertaken a complete revision of the fifty-year-old handlist The Lives of the Saints in Old Norse Prose.

  • Complete Works of Geoffrey Chaucer

    Complete Works of Geoffrey Chaucer
    Geoffrey Chaucer

    Volume VI features: Skeat s general introductory to the seven-volume set a glossarial index to Chaucer s language an index of proper names an index of authors quoted or referred to by Chaucer an index of books referred to in Skeat s notes a …

  • Medieval Conduct

    Medieval Conduct
    Kathleen M. Ashley, Robert L. A. Clark

    Medieval Conduct expands the concept of conduct to include historicized practices, and theorizes the connection between texts and their concrete social uses; what emerges is a nuanced interpretation of the role of gender and class inscribed …

  • The Oxford Handbook of the Bible in Early Modern England c 1530 1700

    The Oxford Handbook of the Bible in Early Modern England, c. 1530-1700
    Kevin Killeen, Helen Smith, Rachel Judith Willie

    The Bible was, by any measure, the most important book in early modern England. It preoccupied the scholarship of the era, and suffused the idioms of literature and speech. Political ideas rode on its interpretation and deployed its terms.

  • Stealing Obedience

    Stealing Obedience
    Katherine O’Brien O’Keeffe

    Stealing Obedience brings a highly original approach to the study of Anglo-Saxon narratives of obedience in the adoption of religious identity.

  • Magical Imaginations

    Magical Imaginations
    Genevieve Guenther

    Magical Imaginations explores how major writers of the period – including Spenser, Marlowe, and Shakespeare – negotiated this troubling link between poetry and magic in their attempts to transform readers and audiences with the power of …

  • Beowulf and Other Old English Poems

    “Beowulf” and Other Old English Poems
    Craig Williamson

    And in Craig Williamson's splendid new version, this often translated work may well have found its most compelling modern English interpreter.

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