1st Edition

The Lost Literature of Medieval England

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ISBN 9780367196738
January 6, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
278 Pages

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Book Description

Originally published in 1952 The Lost Literature of Medieval England provides an account of lost masterpieces of medieval English literature. The book examines the evidence for their existence and pieces together a fuller understanding of the literary traditions of the period. In more specific detail, the book looks at the concept of Christian epics and religious and didactic literature, as well as the drama and the lyrical poetry of the period.

Table of Contents



1 Heroic Legend

2. Historical Narrative

3. Christian Epic

4. Old English Prose

5. Saints’ Lives

6. Romance

7. Short Narrative

8. Religious and Didactic Literature

9. Lyrical Poetry

10. Political and Satirical Poetry

11. Drama

12. Conclusion


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