Literature: Literary History

  • Medieval English Drama: An Annotated Bibliography of Recent Criticism book cover

    Medieval English Drama

    An Annotated Bibliography of Recent Criticism, 1st Edition

    By Sidney E. Berger

    Originally published in 1990, Medieval English Drama is an exhaustive bibliography of scholarship on medieval English drama. Each item has been annotated in the bibliography with considerable care; these annotations are descriptive rather than critical and give a clear synopsis of the content of…

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  • The Medieval Charlemagne Legend: An Annotated Bibliography book cover

    The Medieval Charlemagne Legend

    An Annotated Bibliography, 1st Edition

    Edited by Susan E. Farrier

    Originally published in 1993, The Medieval Charlemagne Legend is a selective bibliography for the literary scholar, of historical and literary material relating to Charlemagne. The book provides a chronological listing of sources on the legend and man is split into three distinct sections, covering…

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  • The Lost Literature of Medieval England book cover

    The Lost Literature of Medieval England

    1st Edition

    By R. M. Wilson

    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…

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  • Early Middle English Literature book cover

    Early Middle English Literature

    1st Edition

    By R. M. Wilson

    Originally published in 1939, Early Middle English Literature is a comprehensive overview of various aspects of early Middle English literature. The book examines authorship and provenance and the effect this had upon the literature of the period. This text examines literature from the period of…

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  • Piers Plowman: Critical Approaches book cover

    Piers Plowman

    Critical Approaches, 1st Edition

    Edited by S.S. Hussey

    Originally published in 1969 Piers Plowman is a collection of 12 original essays by leading academics on Piers Plowman. As a combined volume, this collection forms a substantial introduction and a comprehensive account of the poem, its background and textual problems. The book’s essays reflect the…

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  • The Later Middle Ages book cover

    The Later Middle Ages

    1st Edition

    Edited by Stephen Medcalf, Nicola Coldstream, Marjorie Reeves, David R Starkey

    Originally published in 1981, The Later Middle Ages bridges the gap between modern and medieval language and literature, by introducing the social and intellectual milieu in which writers like Chaucer, Malory and Margery Kempe lived. It provides a unified and coherent account of the culture of late…

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  • Piers Plowman and Prophecy: An Approach to the C-Text book cover

    Piers Plowman and Prophecy

    An Approach to the C-Text, 1st Edition

    By Theodore L. Steinberg

    Originally published in 1991, Piers Plowman: An Approach to the C-Text studies what might be called the "mindscape" of Piers Plowman. The book argues that the C-text poem is inspired by the writings of the biblical prophets. The book outlines the fourteenth-century background and discusses the idea…

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  • The Poetry of John Lydgate book cover

    The Poetry of John Lydgate

    1st Edition

    By Alain Renoir

    Originally published in 1967, The Poetry of John Lydgate presents a broad discussion of John Lydgate’s secular poetry. It reassesses much of the poetry through critical examination and suggests that Lydgate was not necessarily the master that the medieval ages proclaimed him to be, nor the plain…

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  • The Writer as Liar: Narrative Technique in the Decameron book cover

    The Writer as Liar

    Narrative Technique in the Decameron, 1st Edition

    By Guido Almansi

    Originally published in 1975, The Writer as Liar examines the literary game of falsehood as it is portrayed in the Decameron. The book examines how Boccaccio’s collection of tales has a ‘frame’ story, its own built-in key to the art of story-telling, its internal logic of truth and falsehood, as…

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  • The Pearl: An Interpretation book cover

    The Pearl

    An Interpretation, 1st Edition

    By P.M. Kean

    Originally published in 1967 The Pearl looks at the anonymous fourteenth century poet of Pearl. The book argues that the poem ranks in importance and interest with that of Chaucer and Langland, but suggests that it has always proved more difficult to approach to the modern reader. The aim of this…

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  • The Middle English Mystics book cover

    The Middle English Mystics

    1st Edition

    By Wolfgang Riehle

    Originally published as an English translation in 1981, The Middle English Mystics is a crucial contribution to the study of the literature of English mysticism. This book surveys and analyses the language of metaphor in the writings of such mystics as Richard Rolle, Walter Hilton, Julian of…

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  • Margery Kempe: A Book of Essays book cover

    Margery Kempe

    A Book of Essays, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sandra J. McEntire

    Originally published in 1992, Margery Kempe looks at one of the most appealing mystics and pilgrims of 15th-century England. The book looks at Margery Kempe, and her book The Book of Margery Kempe, thought to be the first vernacular autobiography in medieval Britain. Original essays in the book…

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