A Companion to Medieval English Literature and Culture, C. 1350 - C. 1500.

"Brown stresses the centrality of religious works to any discussion of the era, including texts outside the traditional canons: government and legal documents; instructional, confessional, devotional, mystical, and contemplative works; the writings of critics, dissenters, and Lollards. The coll...

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Author / Creator: Brown, Peter.
Format: eBook Electronic
Language:English
Edition:1st ed.
Imprint: Williston : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2007.
Series:Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture Ser.
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Local Note:Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2022. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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Table of Contents:
  • List of Illustrations
  • Notes on Contributors
  • Acknowledgements
  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction
  • Part I. Overviews:
  • 1. Critical Approaches
  • 2. English Society in the Later Middle Ages: Deference, Ambition and Conflict
  • 3. Religious Authority and Dissent
  • 4. City and Country, Wealth and Labour
  • 5. WomenÆs Voices and Roles
  • Part II. The Production and Reception of Texts:
  • 6. Manuscripts and Readers
  • 7. From Manuscript to Modern Text
  • 8. Translation and Society
  • Part III. Language and Literature:
  • 9. The Languages of Medieval Britain
  • 10. The Forms of Speech
  • 11. The Forms of Verse
  • Part IV. Encounters with Other Cultures:
  • 12. England and France
  • 13. Britain and Italy: Trade, Travel, Translation
  • 14. EnglandÆs Antiquities: Middle English Literature and the Classical Past
  • 15. Jews, Saracens, æBlack MenÆ, Tartars: England in a World of Racial Difference
  • Part V. Special Themes:
  • 16. War and Chivalry
  • 17. Literature and Law
  • 18. Images
  • 19. Love
  • Part VI. Genres:
  • 20. Middle English Romance
  • 21. Writing Nation: Shaping Identity in Medieval Historical Narratives
  • 22. Dream Poems
  • 23. Lyric
  • 24. Literature of Religious Instruction
  • 25. Mystical and Devotional Literature
  • 26. Accounts of Lives
  • 27. Medieval English Theatre: Codes and Genres
  • 28. Morality and Interlude Drama
  • Part VII. Readings:
  • 29. York Mystery Plays
  • 30. The Book of Margery Kempe
  • 31. Julian of Norwich
  • 32. Piers Plowman
  • 33. Subjectivity and Ideology in the Canterbury Tales
  • 34. John Gower and John Lydgate: Forms and Norms of Rhetorical Culture
  • 35. Thomas Hoccleve, La Male Regle
  • 36. Discipline and Relaxation in the Poetry of Robert Henryson
  • 37. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
  • 38. Blood and Love in MaloryÆs Morte Darthur
  • Index