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
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.
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
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