♥ Book Title : The Cambridge Companion to Medieval French Literature
☯ Full Synopsis : "Medieval French literature encompasses 450 years of literary output in Old and Middle French, mostly produced in Northern France and England. These texts, including courtly lyrics, prose and verse romances, dits amoureux and plays, proved hugely influential for other European literary traditions in the medieval period and beyond. This Companion offers a wide-ranging and stimulating guide to literature composed in medieval French from its beginnings in the ninth century until the Renaissance. The essays are grounded in detailed analysis of canonical texts and authors such as the Chanson de Roland, the Roman de la Rose, Villon's Testament, Chrétien de Troyes, Machaut, Christine de Pisan and the Tristan romances. Featuring a chronology and suggestions for further reading, this is the ideal companion for students and scholars in other fields wishing to discover the riches of the French medieval tradition."Article| Simon Gaunt| Statement ..."
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♥ Book Title : The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Romance
☯ Full Synopsis : "This Companion presents fifteen original and engaging essays by leading scholars on one of the most influential genres of Western literature. Chapters describe the origins of early verse romance in twelfth-century French and Anglo-Norman courts and analyze the evolution of verse and prose romance in France, Germany, England, Italy, and Spain throughout the Middle Ages. The volume introduces a rich array of traditions and texts and offers fresh perspectives on the manuscript context of romance, the relationship of romance to other genres, popular romance in urban contexts, romance as mirror of familiar and social tensions, and the representation of courtly love, chivalry, 'other' worlds and gender roles. Together the essays demonstrate that European romances not only helped to promulgate the ideals of elite societies in formation, but also held those values up for questioning. An introduction, a chronology and a bibliography of texts and translations complete this lively, useful overview."Article| Roberta L. Krueger| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Cambridge Companion to Medieval English Culture
☯ Full Synopsis : ""This "companion" is designed to introduce a range of materials deemed to constitute the culture (or, perhaps better, cultures) of medieval England, from approximately the Norman Conquest to roughly the Reformation. The fields presented here may offer a rather unusual fit with standard courses and disciplines, but the pressures on modern frameworks are intended. It is not unusual, however, for study of early periods to offer some combination of "literature," "history," "archaeology," "art history," or other field. Studies in antiquity and the Renaissance do this regularly; and medieval studies was from the outset defined in an equally capacious frame"--"Article| Andrew Galloway| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Cambridge Companion to Medieval English Law and Literature
☯ Full Synopsis : "A comprehensive and wide-ranging account of the interrelationship between law and literature in Anglo-Saxon, Medieval and Tudor England."Article| Candace Barrington| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Women's Writing
☯ Full Synopsis : "This Companion examines the lives of medieval women by focusing on the texts that emerged from and shaped their experience."Article| Carolyn Dinshaw| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Cambridge Companion to French Literature
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♥ Book Title : The Cambridge History of French Literature
☯ Full Synopsis : "The most comprehensive history of literature written in French ever produced in English."Article| William Burgwinkle| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of the Crusades
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♥ Book Title : The Cambridge Companion to Chaucer
☯ Full Synopsis : "The Cambridge Companion to Chaucer is an extensively revised version of the first edition, which has become a classic in the field. This new volume responds to the success of the first edition and to recent debates in Chaucer Studies. Important material has been updated, and new contributions have been commissioned to take into account recent trends in literary theory as well as in studies of Chaucer's works. New chapters cover the literary inheritance traceable in his works to French and Italian sources, his style, as well as new approaches to his work. Other topics covered include the social and literary scene in England in Chaucer's time, and comedy, pathos and romance in the Canterbury Tales. The volume now offers a useful chronology, and the bibliography has been entirely updated to provide an indispensable guide for today's student of Chaucer."Article| Piero Boitani| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Cambridge Introduction to French Literature
☯ Full Synopsis : "An engaging, highly accessible and informative introduction to French literature from the Middle Ages to the present."Article| Brian Nelson| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Historical Dictionary of French Literature
☯ Full Synopsis : "Almost all of us know French literature, even if we don’t know French, because it is probably the second largest and certainly the most translated into English. And, even if we don’t read, we would have seen film and television versions (think Count of Monte-Cristo) and even a musical rendition (Les Mis). So this is a particularly interesting volume in the literature series, since it covers French literature from the earliest times to the present. It is also a particularly rich literature, espousing ever genre from poetry, to novel, to biography, to drama, and adopting every style, including realism and surrealism, and expressing the views of all classes and political stands, with recently strong feminist and gay strains. Obviously, the core dictionary section includes among its panoply of often substantial and detailed entries, hundreds of authors, dozens of significant works, the various styles mentioned above and many others, events that have impacted literature such as the Dreyfus Affair and the Algerian War, and literary prizes. The chronology manages to cover about 1,200 years of literary output. And the introduction sets it all out neatly from one historical and literary period to the next. The bibliography, broken down by period and author, directs us to further reading in both French and English."Article| John Flower| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Cambridge Companion to the Arthurian Legend
☯ Full Synopsis : "Covers the evolution of the legend over time and analyses the major themes that have emerged."Article| Elizabeth Archibald| Statement ..."