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The Chansons de Geste in the Age of RomancePolitical Fictions

The Chansons de Geste in the Age of Romance: Political Fictions

Sarah Kay

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151920
eISBN:
9780191672903
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151920.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

This is a major reassessment of the relation between the medieval French chansons de geste and the romance genre. Critics have traditionally seen romance as a superior development of the chanson de ... More

Chaucer and Italian Textuality

Chaucer and Italian Textuality

K. P. Clarke

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199607778
eISBN:
9780191729546
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199607778.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

This book breaks important new ground in the study of Chaucer's various engagements with Italian literary culture, taking a more dynamic approach to Chaucer's Italian sources than has previously been ... More

Chrétien ContinuedA Study of the Conte du Graal and its Verse Continuations

Chrétien Continued: A Study of the Conte du Graal and its Verse Continuations

Matilda Tomaryn Bruckner

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199557219
eISBN:
9780191720932
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557219.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

This book examines all four verse continuations that follow Chrétien's unfinished Grail story, a powerful site of rewriting from the late 12th through the 15th centuries. By focusing on the dialogue ... More

Dante and Governance

Dante and Governance

John Woodhouse (ed.)

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159117
eISBN:
9780191673498
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159117.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

This book brings to the most grandiose of Dante's messages in the Divine Comedy critical viewpoints whose originality would, at any time, constitute an important addition to Dante scholarship. ... More

The Familiar EnemyChaucer, Language, and Nation in the Hundred Years War

The Familiar Enemy: Chaucer, Language, and Nation in the Hundred Years War

Ardis Butterfield

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199574865
eISBN:
9780191722127
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574865.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

The Familiar Enemy re‐examines the linguistic, literary, and cultural identities of England and France within the context of the Hundred Years War. During this war, two highly ... More

From Aesop to ReynardBeast Literature in Medieval Britain

From Aesop to Reynard: Beast Literature in Medieval Britain

Jill Mann

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199217687
eISBN:
9780191712371
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217687.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

What do stories about animals have to tell us about human beings? This book analyses the shrewd perceptions about human life—and especially human language—that emerge from narratives in which the ... More

Gender, Violence, and the Past in Edda and Saga

Gender, Violence, and the Past in Edda and Saga

David Clark

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199654307
eISBN:
9780191742071
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654307.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This book is the first study to investigate both the relation between gender and violence in the Old Norse Poetic Edda and key family and contemporary sagas, and the interrelated nature of these ... More

John the Evangelist and Medieval German WritingImitating the Inimitable

John the Evangelist and Medieval German Writing: Imitating the Inimitable

Annette Volfing

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199246847
eISBN:
9780191714597
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246847.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

The book examines the literary deployment of the figure of John the Evangelist in Middle High German texts, with particular reference to the question of imitatio. John is a major and multi-faceted ... More

The KaiserchronikA Medieval Narrative

The Kaiserchronik: A Medieval Narrative

Alastair Matthews

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199656998
eISBN:
9780191742187
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656998.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This book presents a narratological analysis of the Kaiserchronik, or chronicle of the emperors, an account of the Roman and Holy Roman emperors from the foundation of Rome to the run-up to the ... More

The Lives of Ovid in Seventeenth-Century French Culture

The Lives of Ovid in Seventeenth-Century French Culture

Helena Taylor

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198796770
eISBN:
9780191838002
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198796770.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

Seventeenth-century France saw one of the most significant ‘culture wars’ Europe has ever known. Culminating in the Quarrel of the Ancients and Moderns, this was a confrontational, transitional time ... More

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