Literature: Literature by Period

  • Mediterranean Piracy and Slavery in World Literature: Captivity Genres form Cervantes to Rousseau book cover

    Mediterranean Piracy and Slavery in World Literature

    Captivity Genres form Cervantes to Rousseau, 1st Edition

    Edited by Mario Klarer

    Mediterranean Slavery and World Literature, is a collection of selected essays which brings to light the literary transformations of the captivity experience in major early modern texts of world literature and popular media, including works by Cervantes, de Vega, Defoe, Rousseau, Mozart, and…

    Hardback – 2019-07-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • Rumpelstiltskin’s Secret: What Women Didn’t Tell the Grimms book cover

    Rumpelstiltskin’s Secret

    What Women Didn’t Tell the Grimms, 1st Edition

    By Harry Rand

    Everyone knows Rumpelstiltskin's story. Or thinks they do. We heard it as children. We might affectionately remember the adult voices reciting the tale or recall the light in the room and the time of day when we enjoyed hearing this scripted performance. A grownup's voice added roughness and pitch…

    Paperback – 2019-07-15 
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  • A Reading of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight book cover

    A Reading of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

    1st Edition

    By J A Burrow

    Originally published in 1965, A Reading of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is an interpretation of the most important poem in Middle English literature, the only fourteenth century work which can stand beside Chaucer. The book examines the poem’s conventions and purposes in a critical analysis and…

    Hardback – 2019-06-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The Medieval World

  • 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 – 2019-06-30 
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    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 – 2019-06-30 
    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 – 2019-06-30 
    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 – 2019-06-30 
    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 – 2019-06-30 
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    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 – 2019-06-30 
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    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 – 2019-06-30 
    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 – 2019-06-30 
    Routledge
    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 – 2019-06-30 
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    Routledge Library Editions: The Medieval World

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