Medieval Literature Products

  • 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 – 2017-07-12 
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • 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 – 2017-07-12 
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • 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 – 2017-07-12 
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • 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 – 2017-07-12 
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • 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 – 2017-07-12 
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • The Daughter Zion Allegory in Medieval German Religious Writing

    By Annette Volfing

    The Daughter Zion allegory represents a particular narrative articulation of the paradigm of bridal mysticism deriving from the Song of Songs, the core element of which is the quest of Daughter Zion for a worthy object of love. Examining medieval German religious writing (verse and prose) and Dutch…

    Hardback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge

  • Nordic Latin Manuscript Fragments

    The Destruction and Reconstruction of Medieval Books

    Edited by Åslaug Ommundsen, Tuomas Heikkilä

    Much of what is known about the past often rests upon the chance survival of objects and texts. Nowhere is this better illustrated than in the fragments of medieval manuscripts re-used as bookbindings in the 16th and 17th centuries. Such fragments provide a tantalizing, yet often problematic…

    Hardback – 2017-06-16 
    Routledge

  • A Psychoanalytic Exploration of Dante's The Divine Comedy

    By David Dean Brockman

    David Dean Brockman connects spirituality with psychoanalysis throughout this book as he looks at Dante’s early writings, his life story and his "polysemous" classical poem The Divine Comedy. Dante wanted to create a document that would educate the common man about his journey from brokenness to…

    Hardback – 2017-05-31 
    Routledge

  • Satire in the Age of Elizabeth I

    An Activistic Art

    By William Jones

    This book argues that the satire of the late Elizabethan period goes far beyond generic rhetorical persuasion, but is instead intentionally engaged in a literary mission of transideological "perceptual translation." This reshaping of culturally orthodoxies is interpreted in this study as both…

    Hardback – 2017-05-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture

  • Language and Community in Early England

    Imagining Distance in Medieval Literature

    By Emily Butler

    This book examines the development of English as a written vernacular and identifies that development as a process of community building that occurred in a multilingual context. Moving through the eighth century to the thirteenth century, and finally to the sixteenth-century antiquarians who…

    Hardback – 2017-05-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Medieval Literature and Culture

  • The Legend of Guy of Warwick

    By Velma Bourgeois Richmond

    First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 2017-04-30 
    Routledge
    Garland Studies in Medieval Literature

  • Chaucer's Dream Visions and Shorter Poems

    Edited by William A. Quinn

    Paperback – 2017-04-30 
    Routledge

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