Books in category Literary Criticism – Medieval

  • Squitter wits and Muse haters

    Squitter-wits and Muse-haters
    Peter C. Herman

    This study offers an approach toward Renaissance literary production, demonstrating that antipoetic sentiment, previously dismissed as an unimportant aspect of Tudor-Stuart literary culture, constituted a significant shaping presence in …

  • 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 …

  • Tools of Literacy

    Tools of Literacy
    Guðrún Nordal

    A thorough and ground-breaking examination of thirteenth-century skaldic verse, linking the poets of the time with leading families and with ecclesiastical and secular learning. will change the way we have traditionally regarded skaldic …

  • La Chronique de Robert de Clari

    La Chronique de Robert de Clari
    Peter F. Dembowski

    This is an important work in the study of the development of the French language, because it is one of the first original prose texts in French, neither translated from Latin nor resulting from "prosification" of verse-compositions.

  • The Scottish Legendary

    The Scottish Legendary
    Eva von Contzen

    This is the first book-length study of the Scottish Legendary of the late fourteenth century.

  • 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.

  • Divine Providence A History

    Divine Providence: A History
    Brenda Deen Schildgen

    Looks at the influence of Orosius and Augustine, as well as of the Bible and Virgil, on Dante's view of the notion of providential history.

  • Medieval and Early Modern Film and Media

    Medieval and Early Modern Film and Media
    R. Burt

    With a double focus on recursive narrative frames and the cinematic paratexts of medieval and early modern film, this book calls our attention to strange, sometimes opaque phenomena in film and literary theory that have previously gone …

  • Ennius and the Architecture of the Annales

    Ennius and the Architecture of the Annales
    Jackie Elliott

    This book combines a critical survey of the ancient sources for Ennius' Annales with fresh interpretation of the surviving record.

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