Medieval Literature 1300-1500
by Professor Pamela King
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|Publisher:||Edinburgh University Press
The Title "Medieval Literature 1300-1500" is written by Professor Pamela King. This book was published in the year 2011. The ISBN number 0748634592|9780748634590 is assigned to the Hardback version of this title. This book has total of pp. 256 (Pages). The publisher of this title is Edinburgh University Press. Medieval Literature 1300-1500 is currently Available with us.
Medieval literature can be daunting. This critical guide is designed to help readers to relax in the company of diverting and entertaining Voices from that 'other country' that is the past.
Medieval Literature 1300-1500 offers close readings of Middle English texts placed within the culture with which they interact. Famous works, like The Canterbury Tales, are discussed alongside lesser-known poems, prose, and plays, in five thematically-organised chapters, accompanied by helpful critical apparatus. Reflecting the proliferation of user-friendly editions, many available on-line, this Book extends the range of Middle English writing for which there is accessible up-to-date critical support, enabling the student, the general reader, the course designer, and the aspirant specialist, to read widely and with enjoyment in the medieval period.
•Offers succinct close-readings of well-known texts of the period
•Provides cultural-historical background to England in the Middle Ages
•Reflects on the construction of an English literary 'tradition'
•Cross-references literary texts against historical events and other art forms