'Floire and Blancheflor' and the European Romance

'Floire and Blancheflor' and the European Romance

by Patricia E. Grieve
     
 

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This comparative study examines Floire and Blancheflor and shows how medieval writers from Spa in, France, Italy, England, and Scandinavia reworked this story from the twelfth through the sixteenth centuries to develop and emphasise social, political, religious and artistic goals. It shows the influence of a little-known medieval Spanish version, especially as a

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This comparative study examines Floire and Blancheflor and shows how medieval writers from Spa in, France, Italy, England, and Scandinavia reworked this story from the twelfth through the sixteenth centuries to develop and emphasise social, political, religious and artistic goals. It shows the influence of a little-known medieval Spanish version, especially as a precursor to Boccaccio's Il Filocolo, and to examine important issues of the development of prose fiction in medieval and Renaissance Europe.

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"Patricia E. Grieve's ambitious comparative study presents nothing less than a poetics of medieval romance's transformation and diversification through an examination of the enduring love story of Floire and Blancheflor." Barbara F. Weissberger, Speculum - A Journal of Medieval Studies

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521027670
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/31/2006
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature Series, #32
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.59(d)

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