Later Medieval English Literature

Later Medieval English Literature

by Douglas Gray
     
 

The remarkable and diverse literature produced in the fascinating later medieval period - one of war, transitions, and challenges - is not as widely known as it deserves to be. In this descriptive guide the pre-eminent scholar of medieval literature Douglas Gray provides the non-specialist reader with an illuminating account of the extensive literature written in

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The remarkable and diverse literature produced in the fascinating later medieval period - one of war, transitions, and challenges - is not as widely known as it deserves to be. In this descriptive guide the pre-eminent scholar of medieval literature Douglas Gray provides the non-specialist reader with an illuminating account of the extensive literature written in English from the death of Chaucer to the early sixteenth century . Placing the works under consideration in their landscape of cultural history, Gray's survey includes a valuable a chronology, an informative introductory survey, and detailed sections on prose, poetry, Scottish writing, and drama.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198122180
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/15/2008
Pages:
650
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface Abbreviations Chronology
I: Introduction
1. The World: Centres and Edges
2. Bodies, Souls, and Minds
3. Media: Image and Word
II: Prose
4. 'Practical' Prose
5. Malory and Prose Romance
6. Later Prose Romance: Caxton to Berners
7. Tales, Jests, and Novelles in Prose
8. 'Book of Ensaumples and Doctryne': The Prose of Moral Instruction
9. Religious Prose I: Introduction, Lollards and Answers to Them; Sermons and Books of Religious Instruction
10. Religious Prose II: Mystical and Visionary Writing; Religious Narratives; Devotional Texts; The Eve of the Reformation
III: Poetry
11. Hoccleve and Lydgate
12. Learned, Encyclopedic, and Didactic Verse
13. 'Chaucerian' Poems
14. Lyrics
15. Romances and Tales
16. Hawes, Barclay, and Skelton
IV: Scottish Writing
17. Introductory
18. Verse: Wintoun, Hary, The Kingis Quair, The Qare of Jelusy, The Buke of the Howlat
19. Robert Henryson; Narratives and Romances in Verse
20. William Dunbar and Gavin Douglas
V: Drama
21. Prologue
22. Mystery Cycles I
23. Mystery Cycles II
24. Morality Plays and Interludes Works Cited Index

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