Medieval Literature Products

  • Sexuality in Medieval Europe

    Doing Unto Others, 3rd Edition

    By Ruth Mazo Karras

    Challenging the way the Middle Ages have been treated in general histories of sexuality, Sexuality in Medieval Europe shows how views at the time were conflicted and complicated; there was no single medieval attitude towards sexuality any more than there is one modern attitude. Focusing on marital…

    Paperback – 2017-02-03 

  • The Romance

    By Gillian Beer

    First published in 1970, this work provides an overview of the Romance from the medieval period to the 20th century and tracks how the genre has changed with time, including its interaction with other forms of literature such as gothic novels, realism and science fiction. It explores a myriad of…

    Hardback – 2017-01-30 
    Routledge Library Editions: The Critical Idiom

  • Satire

    By Arthur Pollard

    First published in 1970, this work explores the literary genre of satire. After identifying the definitive aspects of satire, it goes on to examine the subjects which can be susceptible to satire, the modes and means of satire, the tone of satire and the satirist’s relationship with the reader. In…

    Hardback – 2017-01-30 
    Routledge Library Editions: The Critical Idiom

  • Allegory

    By John MacQueen

    First published in 1970, this book examines the use of allegory in religious, philosophical and literary texts. It traces the development of the device over time from the Classical period through to the early modern and modern periods, demonstrating its evolution from the transmission of myths and…

    Hardback – 2017-01-30 
    Routledge Library Editions: The Critical Idiom

  • Comedy of Manners

    By David L. Hirst

    First published in 1979, this book traces comedy of manners from the 1660s to the then present — a scope beyond the traditional focus on the Restoration and early twentieth century. It uncovers an underestimated subversive potential and socially critical force in this particularly English dramatic…

    Hardback – 2017-01-30 
    Routledge Library Editions: The Critical Idiom

  • Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Hagiographical Strategies

    A Comparative Study of the Standard Lives of St. Francis and Milarepa

    By Massimo A. Rondolino

    This book examines the potential of conducting studies in comparative hagiology, through parallel literary and historical analyses of spiritual life writings pertaining to distinct religious contexts. In particular, it focuses on a comparative analysis of the early sources on the medieval Christian…

    Hardback – 2017-01-25 
    Sanctity in Global Perspective

  • The Epic

    By Paul Merchant

    First published in 1971, this work examines the tradition of the epic and the many forms in which it has presented itself over time. After unpicking the defining aspects of an epic, the book tracks the literary tradition from the classical period through to modern day. Exploring major texts such…

    Hardback – 2016-12-30 
    Routledge Library Editions: The Critical Idiom

  • The Signifying Power of Pearl

    Medieval Literary and Cultural Contexts for the Transformation of Genre

    By Jane Beal

    This book enhances our understanding of the exquisitely beautiful, fourteenth-century, Middle English dream vision poem Pearl. Situating the study in the contexts of medieval literary criticism and contemporary genre theory, Beal argues that the poet intended Pearl to be read at four levels of…

    Hardback – 2016-12-12 
    Routledge Studies in Medieval Literature and Culture

  • John of Rupescissa´s VADE MECUM IN TRIBULACIONE (1356)

    A Late Medieval Eschatological Manual for the Forthcoming Thirteen Years of Horror and Hardship

    By Matthias Kaup

    The VADE MECUM IN TRIBULACIONE was meant as an eschatological manual for the thirteen catastrophic years between its composition in December 1356 and the thousand-year reign of Christ expected to begin in 1370. This manual, permeated by passion for clerical reform, was intended to give…

    Hardback – 2016-12-07 
    Church, Faith and Culture in the Medieval West

  • Walther von der Vogelweide

    The Single-Stanza Lyrics

    Edited by Frederick Goldin

    First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 2016-11-30 
    Routledge Medieval Texts

  • The Routledge Research Companion to Early Drama and Performance

    Edited by Pamela King

    The study of early drama has undergone a quiet revolution in the last four decades, radically altering critical approaches to form, genre, and canon. Drawing on disciplines from art history to musicology and reception studies, The Routledge Research Companion to Early Drama and Performance…

    Hardback – 2016-11-30 

  • Mystical Anthropology

    Authors from the Low Countries

    Edited by John Arblaster, Rob Faesen

    The question of the ‘structure’ of the human person is central to many mystical authors in the Christian tradition. This book focuses on the specific anthropology of a series of key authors in the mystical tradition in the medieval and early modern Low Countries. Their view is fundamentally…

    Hardback – 2016-11-18 
    Contemporary Theological Explorations in Christian Mysticism

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