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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 179 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. Jaufre (Routledge Revivals)

    An Occitan Arthurian Romance

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This translation, first published in 1992, presents one of the most memorable medieval ballads, largely because it contains a number of surprises and falsified expectations. Jaufre, the hero, arrives at the court of King Arthur with a total and naïve faith in the King and his ability to effect a...

    Published June 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Pestilence in Medieval and Early Modern English Literature

    By Byron Lee Grigsby

    Series: Studies in Medieval History and Culture

    Pestilence in Medieval and Early Modern English Literature examines three diseases--leprosy, bubonic plague, and syphilis--to show how doctors, priests, and literary authors from the Middle Ages through the Renaissance interpreted certain illnesses through a moral filter. Lacking knowledge about...

    Published June 8th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Violence in Medieval Courtly Literature

    A Casebook

    By Albrecht Classen

    Series: Garland Medieval Casebooks

    Although courtly literature is often associated with a chivalrous and idyllic life, the fifteen original essays in this collection demonstrate that the quest for love in the world of medieval courtly literature was underpinned by violence. Lovers were rejected, mistrust ruled, rape was a rampant...

    Published June 8th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Christine de Pizan

    A Casebook

    Edited by Barbara K. Altmann, Deborah L. McGrady

    Series: Garland Medieval Casebooks

    Christine de Pizan wrote voluminously, commenting on various aspects of the late-medieval society in which she lived. Considered by many to be the first French woman of letters, Christine and her writing have been difficult to place ever since she began putting her thoughts on the page. Although...

    Published June 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  5. Conflicted Identities and Multiple Masculinities

    Men in the Medieval West

    Edited by Jacqueline Murray

    Series: Garland Medieval Casebooks

    Conflicting Identities and Multiple Masculinities takes as its focus the construction of masculinity in Western Europe from the early Middle Ages until the fifteenth century, crossing from pre-Christian Scandinavia across western Christendom. The essays consult a broad and representative cross...

    Published May 29th 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Book and the Magic of Reading in the Middle Ages

    Edited by Albrecht Classen

    Series: Garland Medieval Casebooks

    The computer revolution is upon us. The future of books and of reading are debated. Will there be books in the next millennium? Will we still be reading? As uncertain as the answers to these questions might be, as clear is the message about the value of the book expressed by medieval writers. The...

    Published May 29th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Medieval Rhetoric

    A Casebook

    Edited by Scott D. Troyan

    Series: Garland Medieval Casebooks

    This volume in the Routledge Medieval Casebooks series explores medieval rhetorical practices. Ten original essays examine the ways in which contemporary readers and scholars might employ rhetorical theory to illuminate underlying meanings in medieval texts. The contributors also explore how...

    Published May 29th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Envisaging Heaven in the Middle Ages

    Edited by Carolyn Muessig, Ad Putter

    Series: Routledge Studies in Medieval Religion and Culture

    Envisaging Heaven in the Middle Ages deals with medieval notions of heaven in theological and mystical writings, in visions of the Otherworld, and in medieval art, poetry and music. It considers the influence of such notions in the secular literature of some of the greatest writers of the period...

    Published May 18th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Merlin

    A Casebook

    Edited by Peter H. Goodrich

    Series: Arthurian Characters and Themes

    First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published April 27th 2014 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Routledge Library Editions: Arthurian Literature
    By Various
    To Be Published July 16th 2014
  2. Sir Lancelot of the Lake: A French Prose Romance of the Thirteenth Century
    Edited by Lucy Allen Paton
    To Be Published July 16th 2014
  3. Five Middle English Arthurian Romances
    By Valerie Krishna
    To Be Published August 7th 2014
  4. Arthurian Drama: An Anthology
    Edited by Alan Lupack
    To Be Published August 7th 2014
  5. The Avowing of King Arthur
    Edited by Roger Dahood
    To Be Published August 7th 2014

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