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  1. Cultural Difference and Material Culture in Middle English Romance

    Normans and Saxons

    By Dominique Battles

    Series: Routledge Studies in Medieval Literature and Culture

    This book explores how the cultural distinctions and conflicts between Anglo-Saxons and Normans originating with the Norman Conquest of 1066 prevailed well into the fourteenth century and are manifest in a significant number of Middle English romances including King Horn, Havelok the Dane, Sir...

    Published March 11th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Revisiting the Poetic Edda

    Essays on Old Norse Heroic Legend

    Edited by Paul Acker, Carolyne Larrington

    Series: Routledge Medieval Casebooks

    Bringing alive the dramatic poems of Old Norse heroic legend, this new collection offers accessible, ground-breaking and inspiring essays which introduce and analyse the exciting legends of the two doomed Helgis and their valkyrie lovers; the dragon-slayer Sigurðr; Brynhildr the implacable...

    Published January 28th 2013 by Routledge

  3. The Romance of Arthur

    An Anthology of Medieval Texts in Translation, 3rd Edition

    Edited by Norris J. Lacy, James J. Wilhelm

    The Romance of Arthur, James J. Wilhelm’s classic anthology of Arthurian literature, is an essential text for students of the medieval Romance tradition. This fully updated third edition presents a comprehensive reader, mapping the course of Arthurian literature, and is expanded to cover: key...

    Published December 6th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Medievalisms

    Making the Past in the Present

    By Tison Pugh, Angela Jane Weisl

    From King Arthur and Robin Hood, through to video games and jousting-themed restaurants, medieval culture continues to surround us and has retained a strong influence on literature and culture throughout the ages. This fascinating and illuminating guide is written by two of the leading contemporary...

    Published August 8th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Regional Cuisines of Medieval Europe

    A Book of Essays

    Edited by Melitta Weiss Adamson

    Series: Garland Medieval Casebooks

    Expert food historians provide detailed histories of the creation and development of particular delicacies in six regions of medieval Europe-Britain, France, Italy, Sicily, Spain, and the Low Countries....

    Published June 1st 2012 by Routledge

  6. Sexuality in Medieval Europe

    Doing Unto Others, 2nd Edition

    By Ruth Mazo Karras

    ‘The best short introduction to medieval sexuality that I have read: a remarkable book.’ -Vern Bullough, Reviews in History 'Undergraduate and graduate students will find in Karras’ book an extremely helpful guide to what can be a confusing and perplexing body of scholarship. Even established...

    Published March 6th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Chaucer and the Social Contest (Routledge Revivals)

    By Peggy Knapp

    First published in 1990, Chaucer and the Social Contest takes a fresh view of The Canterby Tales, by placing the storytelling contest among the Canterbury pilgrims within the larger social contests in the changing England of the late fourteenth century. The author focuses on three crucial fields of...

    Published March 1st 2012 by Routledge

  8. Sin and Filth in Medieval Culture

    The Devil in the Latrine

    By Martha Bayless

    Series: Routledge Studies in Medieval Literature and Culture

    This important new contribution to the history of the body analyzes the role of filth as the material counterpart of sin in medieval thought. Using a wide range of texts, including theology, historical documents, and literature from Augustine to Chaucer, the book shows how filth was regarded as...

    Published December 21st 2011 by Routledge

  9. Why the Middle Ages Matter

    Medieval Light on Modern Injustice

    Edited by Celia Chazelle, Simon Doubleday, Felice Lifshitz, Amy G. Remensnyder

    The word "medieval" is often used in a negative way when talking about contemporary issues. Why the Middle Ages Matter refreshes our thinking about this historical era, and our own, by looking at some pressing concerns from today’s world, asking how these issues were really handled in the medieval...

    Published September 13th 2011 by Routledge

  10. The Middle English Romances of the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries (Routledge Revivals)

    By Mehl Dieter

    First published in English in 1968, this book provides a critical guide to the wide field of the Middle english Romances and gives a helpful survey of the contemporary state of scholarship. Dr Mehl traces the development of Middle English Romances from thee thirteenth to the end of the...

    Published June 30th 2011 by Routledge