Cambridge Companion to Medieval Romance

ISBN-10: 0521556872
ISBN-13: 9780521556873
Edition: 2000
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Description: This companion presents 15 original essays by leading scholars on one of the most influential genres of Western literature. Fresh perspectives on the representation of courtly love, chivalry, other worlds and gender roles are offered.

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Book details

List price: $35.99
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/22/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

This companion presents 15 original essays by leading scholars on one of the most influential genres of Western literature. Fresh perspectives on the representation of courtly love, chivalry, other worlds and gender roles are offered.

Norman R. Shapiro is a professor of romance languages and literatures at Wesleyan University and a widely published, award-winning translator of French poetry, theater, and fiction. His works include Four Farces by Georges Feydeau, Selected Poems from 'Les Fleurs du Mal' of Baudelaire, One Hundred and One Poems by Paul Verlaine, The Fabulists French, and The Complete Fables of Jean de La Fontaine. He is a member of the Academy of American Poets.

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Introduction
The Origins, Forms, and Contexts of Medieval Romance
The shape of romance in medieval France
Marvels of translation and crises of transition in the romances of antiquity
Romance and other genres
The manuscript context of medieval romance
European Romance and Medieval Society: Issues for Debate
Courts, clerks, and courtly love
The societal role of chivalry in romance: Northwestern Europe
The other worlds of romance
Questions of gender in old French courtly romance
Women and men in late medieval romance
European Transformations
The evolution and legacy of French prose romance
Medieval German romance
Chivalry and medieval Italian romance
Gawain and popular chivalric romance in Britain
Middle English romance: family, marriage, intimacy Felicity
Romance at the crossroads: medieval Spanish paradigms and Cervantine revisions
Editions and translations
Index

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