Books in category Literary Criticism – Medieval

  • Snorri Sturluson and the Edda

    Snorri Sturluson and the Edda
    Kevin J. Wanner

    'Snorri Sturluson and the Edda is a significant publication in the field for two important reasons: first, it offers a provocative challenge to established models of literary culture in medieval Scandinavia; secondly, it is certainly the …

  • Great Norse Celtic and Teutonic Legends

    Great Norse, Celtic and Teutonic Legends
    Wilhelm Wägner, W. S. W. Anson

    Captivating collection of legends and romances encompasses the principal hero-lays of the great epic cycles of the Teutonic Middle Ages — Hegeling and Nibelung legends, Beowulf, Knights of the Round Table, the Rhine legend of Lohengrin, …

  • A Great Effusion of Blood

    A Great Effusion of Blood?
    Mark D. Meyerson, Daniel Thiery, Oren Falk

    Exploring the issue from both historical and literary perspectives, the contributors examine violence in a broad variety of genres, places, and times, such as the Late Antique lives of the martyrs, Islamic historiography, Anglo-Saxon poetry …

  • Robin Hood

    Robin Hood
    Thomas H. Ohlgren, Lister M. Matheson

    Several fourteenth-century allusions in the works of William Langland and Geoffrey Chaucer suggest that the rymes of Robyn Hood were widely circulating by the 1370s, but, it is vital to note, none of these late fourteenth-century works …

  • A Companion to Wace

    A Companion to Wace
    Françoise Hazel Marie Le Saux

    "Guide to the works of the twelfth-century chronicler Wace, setting him in historical and cultural context"–Provided by publisher.

  • De audiendis poetis

    De audiendis poetis
    Plutarch, Richard Hunter, Donald Russell

    A full treatment of this major source on ancient literary education by two of the leading scholars in the field.

  • Crime and Punishment in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Age

    Crime and Punishment in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Age
    Albrecht Classen, Connie Scarborough

    The topics covered in this volume, addressing fundamental concerns of the premodern world, deal with allegedly criminal, or simply wrong behavior which demanded punishment.

  • Land and Book

    Land and Book
    Scott Thompson Smith

    Land and Book places a variety of texts in a dynamic conversation with the procedures and documents of land tenure, showing how its social practice led to innovation across written genres in both Latin and Old English.

  • The Poems of Oswald Von Wolkenstein

    The Poems of Oswald Von Wolkenstein
    Albercht Classen

    This is the first complete English translation of Oswald von Wolkenstein's poems, regarded as lyric masterpieces of the late Middle Ages.

  • Class and Gender in Early English Literature

    Class and Gender in Early English Literature
    Britton J. Harwood, Gillian R. Overing

    " –Women's Studies Network (UK) Association Newsletter These dramatic new readings of Old and Middle English texts explore the rich theoretical territory at the intersection of class and gender, and highlight the interplay of the critic, …

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