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 …

  • Celestina

    Fernando de Rojas

    The first edition of Celestina, the Spanish classic attributed to Fernando de Rojas, appeared in 1499 and was followed by an expanded version in 1502.

  • Figuring the Feminine

    Figuring the Feminine
    Jill Ross

    She highlights ways in which these texts contribute to the understanding of gender in medieval poetics and foreground questions of literary and cultural import.

  • 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 …

  • The Art of Medieval French Romance

    The Art of Medieval French Romance
    Douglas Kelly

    The book begins by examining the difficulties scholars perceive in medieval literature: problems such as source and intertextuality, structure in its manifold modern meanings, and character psychology and individuality.

  • Covert Operations

    Covert Operations
    Karma Lochrie

    Annotation. Here, Karma Lochrie brings the categories and cultural meanings of secrecy in the Middle Ages out into the open. Lochrie examines various types of secrecy and the literary texts in which they are played out.

  • Middle English Dictionary

    Middle English Dictionary
    Hans Kurath, Robert E. Lewis

    The most important modern reference work for Middle English studies

  • Wykked Wyves and the Woes of Marriage

    Wykked Wyves and the Woes of Marriage
    Katharina M. Wilson, Elizabeth M. Makowski

  • Sagas and Myths of the Northmen

    Sagas and Myths of the Northmen
    Jesse L Byock

    In a land of ice, great warriors search for glory.

  • Tradition Innovation I ma schmidt Sf 18

    Tradition, Innovation (schmidt) Sf 18
    Hans-Joachim Schmidt

    The papers collected in this volume demonstrate how in the Middle Ages the concept of progress could be reconciled with the bonds of tradition or in conflict with them.

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