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The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Romance

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Roberta L. Krueger, Matilda Tomaryn Bruckner, Christopher Baswell, Simon Gaunt, Sylvia Huot, Sarah Kay, Richard Kaeuper, Jeff Rider, Sheila Fisher, Norris J. Lacy, Ann Marie Rasmussen, F. Regina Psaki, Thomas Hahn, Felicity Riddy, Marina Brownlee
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  • Date Published: June 2000
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521553421

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  • This Companion presents fifteen original and engaging essays by leading scholars on one of the most influential genres of Western literature. Essays on the origins of romance in French and English courts are complemented by articles that trace the transmission and evolution of these stories throughout Europe. The volume provides a clear introduction for students and fresh perspectives for scholars on topics ranging from manuscripts to gender roles in chivalry and courtly love. An introduction, a chronology and a bibliography of texts and translations complete this lively, useful overview.

    • The volume fills a real gap in introductory medieval literary and cultural criticism
    • Unusually takes a comprehensive view of different romance traditions throughout Europe and throughout Middle Ages
    • Contributions are both accessible and original
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    "an excellent introduction...and a valuable resource." Choice

    "A thorough index, select chronology, bibliography of texts and translations, and several illuminations from medieval manuscripts make this an excellent introduction for upper-division undergraduate students and a valuable resource for graduate students and faculty." Choice

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    • Date Published: June 2000
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521553421
    • length: 312 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.63kg
    • contains: 6 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Selective chronology
    Introduction Roberta L. Krueger
    Part I. The Origins, Forms, and Contexts of Medieval Romance:
    1. The shape of romance in medieval France Matilda Tomaryn Bruckner
    2. Marvels of translation and crises of transition in the romances of antiquity Christopher Baswell
    3. Romance and other genres Simon Gaunt
    4. The manuscript context of medieval romance Sylvia Huot
    Part II. European Romance and Medieval Society: Issues for Debate:
    5. Courts, clerks, and courtly love Sarah Kay
    6. The societal role of chivalry in romance: Northwestern Europe Richard Kaeuper
    7. The other worlds of romance Jeff Rider
    8. Questions of gender in old French courtly romance Roberta L. Krueger
    9. Women and men in late medieval romance Sheila Fisher
    Part III. European Transformations:
    10. The evolution and legacy of French prose romance Norris J. Lacy
    11. Medieval German romance Ann Marie Rasmussen
    12. Chivalry and medieval Italian romance F. Regina Psaki
    13. Gawain and popular chivalric romance in Britain Thomas Hahn
    14. Middle English romance: family, marriage, intimacy Felicity Riddy
    15. Romance at the crossroads: medieval Spanish paradigms and Cervantine revisions Marina Brownlee
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    Roberta L. Krueger, Hamilton College, New York


    Roberta L. Krueger, Matilda Tomaryn Bruckner, Christopher Baswell, Simon Gaunt, Sylvia Huot, Sarah Kay, Richard Kaeuper, Jeff Rider, Sheila Fisher, Norris J. Lacy, Ann Marie Rasmussen, F. Regina Psaki, Thomas Hahn, Felicity Riddy, Marina Brownlee

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