The Long Fifteenth Century: Essays for Douglas Gray

The Long Fifteenth Century: Essays for Douglas Gray

by Douglas Gray
     
 

This book is a collection of essays written in honor of Professor Douglas Gray, editor of the groundbreaking Oxford Book of Late Medieval Verse and Prose. The essays provide a comprehensive survey of fifteenth-century literature, stressing its importance, interest, and richness.See more details below

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This book is a collection of essays written in honor of Professor Douglas Gray, editor of the groundbreaking Oxford Book of Late Medieval Verse and Prose. The essays provide a comprehensive survey of fifteenth-century literature, stressing its importance, interest, and richness.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198183655
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
06/28/1997
Pages:
380
Product dimensions:
5.63(w) x 8.75(h) x 1.02(d)
Lexile:
1630L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Abbreviations
Introduction1
1'Dysemol daies and fatal houres': Lydgate's Destruction of Thebes and Chaucer's Knight's Tale15
2Hoccleve and the Middle French Poets35
3Kingship and the Kingis Quair51
4Frames and Narrators in Chaucerian Poetry71
5The Verse Forms of Jon the Blynde Awdelay99
6Poetic Originality in The Wars of Alexander123
7Counter-Romance: Civil Strife and Father-Killing in the Prose Romances141
8The Ballad and the Middle Ages163
9'Send thine heart into purgatory': Visionaries of the Other World185
10Fleshly Monks and Dancing Girls: Immorality in the Morality Drama205
11'Abject odious': Feminine and Masculine in Henryson's Testament of Cresseid229
12'Spekyng for one's sustenance': The Rhetoric of Counsel in Mum and the Sothsegger, Skelton's Bowge of Court, and Elyot's Pasquil the Playne249
13Justification by Faith: Skelton's Replycacion273
14Visio Baleii: An Early Literary Historian313
A Bibliography of the Published Writings of Douglas Gray331
Select Bibliography337
Index353

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