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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 193 new and published books in the subject of Medieval Literature — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. The Barbarian North in Medieval Imagination

    Ethnicity, Legend, and Literature

    By Robert Rix

    Series: Routledge Studies in Medieval Religion and Culture

    This book examines the sustained interest in legends of the pagan and peripheral North, tracing and analyzing the use of an ‘out-of-Scandinavia’ legend (Scandinavia as an ancestral homeland) in a wide range of medieval texts from all over Europe, with a focus on the Anglo-Saxon tradition. The pagan...

    Published November 18th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Chaucer's Early Poetry (Routledge Revivals)

    By Wolfgang Clemen

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1963, this book provides an account of Chaucer’s poetry written before The Canterbury Tales. W. H. Clemen gives full, comprehensive and intriguing accounts of three major poems including The Book of the Duchess, The House of Fame, and The Parliament of Fowls in addition to some...

    Published November 12th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Narrative Developments from Chaucer to Defoe

    Edited by Gerd Bayer, Ebbe Klitgard

    Series: Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture

    This collection analyzes how narrative technique developed from the late Middle Ages to the beginning of the 18th century. Taking Chaucer’s influential Middle English works as the starting point, the original essays in this volume explore diverse aspects of the formation of early modern prose...

    Published November 9th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Medieval Monstrosity and the Female Body

    By Sarah Alison Miller

    Series: Routledge Studies in Medieval Religion and Culture

    The medieval monster is a slippery construct, and its referents include a range of religious, racial, and corporeal aberrations. In this study, Miller argues that one incarnation of monstrosity in the Middle Ages—the female body—exists in special relation to medieval teratology insofar as it...

    Published September 10th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Idea of the Antipodes

    Place, People, and Voices

    By Matthew Boyd Goldie

    Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

    This study uses critical theory to investigate the history of how people have thought about the antipodes—the places and people on the other side of the world—from ancient Greece to present-day literature and digital media. Taking into account maps, letters, book illustrations, travel writing,...

    Published September 10th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Routledge Library Editions: Arthurian Literature

    By Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Arthurian Literature

    Reissuing works originally published between 1929 and 1996, Routledge Library Editions: Arthurian Literature offers a selection of scholarship on the genre. Classic previously out-of-print works are brought back into print here in this small set of literary criticism, translation, art and drama.The...

    Published July 31st 2014 by Routledge

  7. Five Middle English Arthurian Romances

    By Valerie Krishna

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Arthurian Literature

    The poems in this collection will give the reader an appreciation of both the distinctiveness and the variety of the medieval English Arthurian tradition and highlight some of this important chapter in Arthurian legend literature. The Middle English stories are different in style and structure to...

    Published July 31st 2014 by Routledge

  8. Sir Lancelot of the Lake

    A French Prose Romance of the Thirteenth Century

    Edited by Lucy Allen Paton

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Arthurian Literature

    This translation of Lancelot del Lac was published in 1929 to present easily the essential parts of the history of Sir Lancelot from three thirteenth century romances – Le livre de Lancelot del Lac, Le queste del saint graal, and La mort le roi Artus. The translator summarises the sections not...

    Published July 31st 2014 by Routledge

  9. Arthurian Drama: An Anthology

    Edited by Alan Lupack

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Arthurian Literature

    This anthology reproduces six plays based on stories of King Arthur from a variety of periods. Originally published in 1991, it offers a comprehensive discussion of Arthurian Drama in introduction and also provides an appendix listing printed scripts in English that address Arthurian legend....

    Published July 31st 2014 by Routledge

  10. The Avowing of King Arthur

    Edited by Roger Dahood

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Arthurian Literature

    This book presents the manuscript of the original poem, from the Ireland Blackburne MS. The composition is from some time between the late 14th and late 15th century. Originally published in 1984, this book introduces the manuscript with historical details and discussion of its language, structure...

    Published July 31st 2014 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Arthurian Literature and Christianity: Notes from the Twentieth Century
    Edited by Peter Meister
    To Be Published December 2nd 2014
  2. Hildegard of Bingen: A Book of Essays
    Edited by Maud Burnett McInerney
    To Be Published December 2nd 2014
  3. Meeting the Foreign in the Middle Ages
    Edited by Albrecht Classen
    To Be Published December 2nd 2014
  4. National Poetry, Empires and War
    By David Aberbach
    To Be Published December 17th 2014
  5. Medieval Literature for Children
    Edited by Daniel T. Kline
    To Be Published December 18th 2014

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