Browse by Subject: Medieval/Renaissance

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The Judaic Other in Dante, the Gawain Poet, and Chaucer

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The Numerical Universe of the Gawain-Pearl Poet: Beyond Phi

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Pagans, Tartars, Moslems, and Jews in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales

Schildgen takes a new path in Chaucer studies by examining the Canterbury Tales set outside a Christian-dominated world-tales that pit Christian teleological ethics and history against the imagines beliefs and practices of Moslems, Jews, pagans. And Chauc

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Reassessing the Heroine in Medieval French Literature

These essays explore the various manifestations of the heroine in medieval French literature and her multiple relationships with discourse, both medieval and modern. From a discussion of 12th-century saints’ lives to an examination of 15th-century farce, they span the Middle Ages, both chronologically and generically. Focused yet considering a wide range of texts, they shine new light on the heroine and how she behaves, including how she herself uses discourse.

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The Finding of the Grail: Retold from Old French Sources

This lively retelling of the medieval Grail legend presents a unified version of the hero Perceval's quest. Illustrated with 34 miniatures from 13th- and 14th-century manuscripts, it offers a concise and coherent version of a myth that has fascinated

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Mastering Aesop: Medieval Education, Chaucer, and His Followers

Drawing on exhaustive study of over 100 manuscripts and several versions of Aesop's fables, Wheatley traces the use of the standard medieval Latin fable collection across Europe, the constructions of Aesop that affected that use, and the scholastic

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Froissart Across the Genres

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Chaucer's Open Books: Resistance to Closure in Medieval Discourse

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Jean Renart and the Art of Romance: Essays on Guillaume de Dole

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The Knight of the Two Swords: A Thirteenth-Century Arthurian Romance