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Love and Death in Medieval French and Occitan Courtly Literature: Martyrs to Love

Simon Gaunt

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199272075
eISBN:
9780191709869
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272075.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Medieval literature is fascinated with the idea that love may be a fatal affliction. Indeed, it is frequently suggested that true love requires sacrifice, that you must be ready to die for, from, and ... More


Madness in Medieval French Literature: Identities Found and Lost

Sylvia Huot

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199252121
eISBN:
9780191719110
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252121.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This book examines the literary representation of madness in a series of medieval French texts, including both romance and hagiography. The study covers both ‘genuine’ madmen and ‘holy fools’, for ... More


A Common Language?

Ardis Butterfield

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

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199574865
eISBN:
9780191722127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574865.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

explores how certain writings represent people interacting across language differences. This involves trying to gain a sense of how people thought about their own language use, what they understood ... More


Introduction: Sir Gawain and French Arthurian Romance

Ad Putter

in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and French Arthurian Romance

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182535
eISBN:
9780191673825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182535.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the connection between the romantic fiction Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and the French tradition of Arthurian romance. ... More


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


The French of Outremer: Communities and Communications in the Crusading Mediterranean

Laura Morreale and Nicholas L. Paul (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780823278169
eISBN:
9780823280582
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823278169.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The establishment of feudal principalities in the Levant in the wake of the First Crusade (1095–1099) saw the beginning of a centuries-long process of conquest and colonization of lands in the ... More


Origins and Language

Ardis Butterfield

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

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199574865
eISBN:
9780191722127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574865.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

This revisits the symbolic importance attached to language and stories of national origin in some of the earliest examples of written ‘English’ and ‘French’ – the former, on Hengist and Horsa, ... More


The Story of England

Thorlac Turville-Petre

in England the Nation: Language, Literature, and National Identity, 1290-1340

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122791
eISBN:
9780191671548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122791.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The form that a nation takes is justified by the history of its territory, people, and institutions, so that writing history is fundamental to the establishment of national identity. In particular, ... More


Three Languages

Thorlac Turville-Petre

in England the Nation: Language, Literature, and National Identity, 1290-1340

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122791
eISBN:
9780191671548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122791.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Nationalist polemics sets up a scheme of languages in conflict. Latin is for clerics; French is the language of the noble descendants of the Norman oppressors; English is the language of the people ... More


The Convention of Hospitality

Ad Putter

in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and French Arthurian Romance

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182535
eISBN:
9780191673825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182535.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter examines the description of hospitality in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. It compares the hospitality scene in this work to those of Old French Arthurian romances and suggests that ... More


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