Literature: Literary History

  • Unspeakable: Literature and Terrorism from the Gunpowder Plot to 9/11 book cover

    Unspeakable

    Literature and Terrorism from the Gunpowder Plot to 9/11, 1st Edition

    By Peter C. Herman

    Unspeakable: Literature and Terrorism from the Gunpowder Plot to 9/11 explores the representation of terrorism in plays, novels and films across the centuries. Time and time again, writers and filmmakers including William Shakespeare, Joseph Conrad, Henry James, Gillo Pontecorvo, Don DeLillo, John…

    Paperback – 2019-08-01 
    Routledge

  • Victorian Culture and the Origin of Disciplines book cover

    Victorian Culture and the Origin of Disciplines

    1st Edition

    By Bennett Zon, Bernard Lightman

    Current studies in disciplinarity range widely across philosophical and literary contexts, producing heated debate and entrenched divergences. Yet, despite their manifest significance for us today seldom have those studies engaged with the Victorian origins of modern disciplinarity.  Victorian…

    Hardback – 2019-08-01 
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Research Companion to Travel Writing book cover

    The Routledge Research Companion to Travel Writing

    1st Edition

    Edited by Tim Youngs, Alasdair Pettinger

    Designed to offer a state-of-the-art introduction to established and emerging patterns of research, The Ashgate Research Companion to Travel Writing takes an interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and to travel texts themselves. The volume adopts a thematic approach, with each contributor…

    Hardback – 2019-07-18 
    Routledge

  • The Protean Text: A Study of Versions of the Medieval French Legend of

    The Protean Text

    A Study of Versions of the Medieval French Legend of "Doon and Olive", 1st Edition

    By Kimberlee Anne Campbell

    Originally published in 1988, The Protean Text looks at the shifting evolution of medieval texts and how changing social and aesthetic values were depicted in the literature of the period. The book examines how this was reflected in the reworking and rewriting of texts - a common practice in…

    Hardback – 2019-07-12 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The Medieval World

  • Justice and Mercy in Piers Plowman: A Reading of the B Text Visio book cover

    Justice and Mercy in Piers Plowman

    A Reading of the B Text Visio, 1st Edition

    By Myra Stokes

    Originally published by 1984 Justice and Mercy in Piers Plowman provides a clear and informative introduction to the complexities of Langland’s Piers Plowman. It identifies Langland’s major concerns and shows in detail, passus by passus, how these are developed by him in the first part of the poem…

    Hardback – 2019-07-12 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The Medieval World

  • Oral Poetics in Middle English Poetry book cover

    Oral Poetics in Middle English Poetry

    1st Edition

    Edited by Mark C. Amodio

    Originally published in 1994, Oral Tradition in Middle English is an edited collection providing a multidisciplinary look at the importance and nature of oral tradition in Middle English literature. The book offers a discussion of the gradual problemization of orality and literacy in works of…

    Hardback – 2019-07-12 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The Medieval World

  • The Short Lyric Poems of Jean Froissart: Fixed Forms and the Expression of the Courtly Ideal book cover

    The Short Lyric Poems of Jean Froissart

    Fixed Forms and the Expression of the Courtly Ideal, 1st Edition

    By Kristen Mossler Figg

    Originally published in 1994, The Short Lyric Poems of Jean Froissart is a meticulous reading of the important but generally neglected short lyric poems of Jean Froissart. The book situates Froissart within the cultural and literary context of fourteenth-century Europe and examines a representative…

    Hardback – 2019-07-12 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The Medieval World

  • Themes and Images in the Medieval English Religious Lyric book cover

    Themes and Images in the Medieval English Religious Lyric

    1st Edition

    By Douglas Gray

    Originally published in 1972, Themes and Images in the Medieval English Religious Lyric discusses themes and images in religious lyric poetry in Medieval English poetry. The book looks at the affect that tradition and convention had on the religious poetry of the medieval period. It examines the…

    Hardback – 2019-07-12 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The Medieval World

  • Middle English Literature: A Critical Study of the Romances, the Religious Lyrics, and Piers Plowman book cover

    Middle English Literature

    A Critical Study of the Romances, the Religious Lyrics, and Piers Plowman, 1st Edition

    By George Kane

    Originally published in 1951 Middle English Literature applies methods of literary evaluation to certain Middle English works. Arguing that previous literary criticism has largely focused on the commentary of their historical, social, philological and religious content, the book suggests that it…

    Hardback – 2019-07-12 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The Medieval World

  • Medieval Texts and Images: Studies of Manuscripts from the Middle Ages book cover

    Medieval Texts and Images

    Studies of Manuscripts from the Middle Ages, 1st Edition

    Edited by Margaret M. Manion, Bernard J. Muir

    Originally published in 1991, Medieval Texts and Images is a collection of essays which critically examines medieval manuscripts. The book contains a wide range of contributions, the first examines the relationship of the Légende Dorée and its relationship to the aristocratic patrons who…

    Hardback – 2019-07-12 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The Medieval World

  • John Lydgate book cover

    John Lydgate

    1st Edition

    By Derek Pearsall

    Originally published in 1970, John Lydgate sets out to restore a sense of perspective to the work of Lydgate, not by attributing a spurious modernity as a precursor of the Renaissance, but by accepting the fact that he is fundamentally medieval. The book analyses Lydgate’s background in literary…

    Hardback – 2019-07-12 
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    Routledge Library Editions: The Medieval World

  • Memorization in the Transmission of the Middle English Romances book cover

    Memorization in the Transmission of the Middle English Romances

    1st Edition

    By Murray McGillivray

    Originally published in 1990, Memorization in the Transmission of the Middle English Romances tackles the long-standing issue of the role of memorization in the transmission of Middle English romances. The book addresses the lack of consensus on the issue, despite extensive discussion, putting…

    Hardback – 2019-07-12 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The Medieval World

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