ISBN13:978-0521556873 ISBN10: 0521556872 This edition has also been released as: ISBN13: 978-0521553421 ISBN10: 0521553423
Summary: 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 cou
rtly love. An introduction, a chronology and a bibliography of texts and translations complete this lively, useful overview.
Summary: 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. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:00 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Cambridge University Press Published: 03/28/2006 International: No
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Selective chronology Introduction Roberta L. Krueger
Part I. The Shapes, Origins, 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 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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