Literature: Literary History

  • The Routledge Research Companion to the Medieval Icelandic Sagas book cover

    The Routledge Research Companion to the Medieval Icelandic Sagas

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ármann Jakobsson, Sverrir Jakobsson

    The last fifty years have seen a significant change in the focus of saga studies, from a preoccupation with origins and development to a renewed interest in other topics, such as the nature of the sagas and their value as sources to medieval ideologies and mentalities. The Routledge Research…

    Paperback – 2019-06-05
    Routledge

  • The Plowman's Tale: The c. 1532 and 1606 Editions of a Spurious Canterbury Tale book cover

    The Plowman's Tale

    The c. 1532 and 1606 Editions of a Spurious Canterbury Tale, 1st Edition

    By Mary Rhinelander McCarl

    Published in 1997: An edition of the literary virus that inserted itself into the Canterbury Tales and passed as authentic until the late 19th century. The virulent attack on the clergy made possible the Renaissance conception of Chaucer as a pre-Protestant English patriot.…

    Hardback – 2019-06-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • The Quest of the Holy Grail book cover

    The Quest of the Holy Grail

    1st Edition

    By Jessie L. Weston

    Published in 1965: In the following pages the author has endeavoured to give, as clearly and concisely as possible, a description of the literature composing the Grail cycle, an analysis of its content and a survey of the leading theories to which this perplexing body of romance has given rise.…

    Hardback – 2019-06-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • The Rise of Gawain, Nephew of Arthur book cover

    The Rise of Gawain, Nephew of Arthur

    1st Edition

    Edited by Mildred Leake Day

    Published in 1984: The Rise of Gawain, Nephew of Arthur is an exciting adventure story of the training, testing, and recognition of knighthood in King Arthur's court. The setting is the historical world of the fifth century: Rome, Jerusalem, Britannia. Atleast one copy of the story circulated in…

    Hardback – 2019-06-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • The Romance of Tristan: Template Subtitle book cover

    The Romance of Tristan

    Template Subtitle, 1st Edition

    Edited by Norris J. Lacy

    Published in 1989: A translation of Beroul's twelfth century Tristran from the Old French. Discussion of the author is included, but since nothing is known of him (or them) the biography is limited. His literary style and historical (or legendary) influence are well surveyed.…

    Hardback – 2019-06-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • The Romance of the Rose or of Guillaume de Dole book cover

    The Romance of the Rose or of Guillaume de Dole

    1st Edition

    Edited by Regina Psaki

    Published in 1995: The author of at least two noteworthy romances of the early thirteenth century, Le Roman de la Rose or Guillaume de Dole and L'Escoufle (The Kite), as well as Le Lai de l'Ombre, Jean Renart is today recognized as the most accomplished practitioner of the "realistic romance" in…

    Hardback – 2019-06-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • The Tragedy of Cleopatra: Queene of Aegypt book cover

    The Tragedy of Cleopatra

    Queene of Aegypt, 1st Edition

    By Denzell S. Smith

    Published in 1979: No earlier edition of this play offers a satisfactory text because an old-spelling critical edition requires a conflation of the author's autograph manuscript and the first printed edition of 1639. Further, this play, while illustrating Caroline skepticism concerning the…

    Hardback – 2019-06-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Three Medieval Greek Romances book cover

    Three Medieval Greek Romances

    1st Edition

    By Gavin Betts

    Published in 1995: These three 14th century medieval Greek romances, which are presented here for the first time in English translation, form part of a curious and previously neglected corner of literature.…

    Hardback – 2019-06-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Social Mode of Restoration Comedy book cover

    Social Mode of Restoration Comedy

    1st Edition

    By Kathleen M. Lynch

    Published in 1967: This book is a historical account of comedy during the Restoration period in England. It discusses Comedy from Jonson to Shirley, serious drama in the Reign of Charles I and the period of Etherege.…

    Hardback – 2019-06-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • The Works of Lord Bolingbroke: Volume 1 book cover

    The Works of Lord Bolingbroke

    Volume 1, 1st Edition

    By Henry St. John Bolingbroke

    Published in 1967: Accuracy and impartiality have been studied in the following Biography, more than elegance and that labored eulogy, which so often defeats its purpose. The quick genius and diversified attainments of the author and the statesman, have not been allowed to cast a glare over the…

    Hardback – 2019-06-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Literary Patronage in The Middle Ages book cover

    Literary Patronage in The Middle Ages

    1st Edition

    By Karl Julius Holznecht

    Published in 1966: The present study attempts in its fashion to supply a connected account of this somewhat neglected phase of medieval literary life, and to look carefully in earlier ages for the origins of medieval patronage. As one may suppose a patron might be approached and the modes in which…

    Hardback – 2019-06-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • The Perilous Cemetery book cover

    The Perilous Cemetery

    1st Edition

    Edited by Nancy Black

    Published in 1994: In The Perilous Cemetery adventure, Gawain is required to fight the devil himself. In repayment for having cured a young woman of madness, the devil keeps her entombed in a grave by day and requires her by night to fulfil his sexual desires.…

    Hardback – 2019-06-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

19Series in Literary History

Product Search