Encyclopedia of Medieval Literature

Encyclopedia of Medieval Literature

by Jay Ruud
     
 

ISBN-10: 0816054975

ISBN-13: 9780816054978

Pub. Date: 10/28/2005

Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated

"Medieval" is used loosely in the title of this volume, as literatures of the world from 500-1500 are included, with literatures of India, China, Japan, and all the Islamic world featured beside those of western Europe (though European entries predominate). The result is a rich resource of the most well known examples world literature. The author entries discuss the

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"Medieval" is used loosely in the title of this volume, as literatures of the world from 500-1500 are included, with literatures of India, China, Japan, and all the Islamic world featured beside those of western Europe (though European entries predominate). The result is a rich resource of the most well known examples world literature. The author entries discuss the author's most famous work, often by detailing its narrative content. Some entries are included on characters, motifs or term, with discussion of its occurrence and use in several examples. The approximately 700 entries, which were written by Ruud (English, U. of Arkansas) and 12 other scholars at American universities, are alphabetical by name of author or work; each concludes with a brief bibliography. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816054978
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/28/2005
Series:
Encyclopedia of World Literature Series
Pages:
752
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

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