Medieval Literature for Children [NOOK Book]

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Medieval Literature for Children is the first critical anthology of texts written for children during the Middle Ages. The volume includes selections from nearly 20 medieval texts, accompanied by incisive critical introductions by an outstanding group of interdisciplinary scholars that illuminate the diversity, sophistication, and complexity of literature for medieval children and youth. The selection of original texts includes material written in Middle English, as well as translations from Latin, Old English, ...
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Medieval Literature for Children

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Overview

Medieval Literature for Children is the first critical anthology of texts written for children during the Middle Ages. The volume includes selections from nearly 20 medieval texts, accompanied by incisive critical introductions by an outstanding group of interdisciplinary scholars that illuminate the diversity, sophistication, and complexity of literature for medieval children and youth. The selection of original texts includes material written in Middle English, as well as translations from Latin, Old English, and medieval Welsh. The selections span a broad range of genres, from didactic literature to popular romance and drama, and include the "ABC of Aristotle", Aelfric's Colloquy, The Fables of Avianus, Chaucer's Treatise on the Astrolabe, The Eclogue of Theodulus, Sir Gowther, Occupation and Idleness, along with many others.

An anthology of medieval children's literature, arranged in various categories and interspersed with scholarly commentary.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136531552
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/6/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 352
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Daniel T. Kline is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Alaska, Anchorage

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Medieval Children's Literature: Problems, Possibilities, Parameters 1
Pt. 1 Didactic and Moral Literature
Ch. 1 The Fables of Avianus 12
Ch. 2 Selections from the Gesta Romanorum 29
Ch. 3 Selections from Gower's Confessio Amantis 45
Pt. 2 Courtesy and Conduct Literature
Ch. 4 The "ABC of Aristotle" 63
Ch. 5 The Babees Book 79
Ch. 6 Selections from The Book of the Knight of the Tower 93
Pt. 3 Educational and Instructional Literature
Ch. 7 AElfric's Colloquy 112
Ch. 8 Le Tretiz of Walter of Bibbesworth 131
Ch. 9 A Schoolchild's Primer (Plimpton MS 258) 143
Ch. 10 Chaucer as Teacher: Chaucer's Treatise on the Astrolabe 155
Pt. 4 Religious Literature
Ch. 11 The Ecloga Theoduli 188
Ch. 12 "The Child Slain by Jews" and "The Jewish Boy" 204
Ch. 13 Ypotis: A Middle English Dialogue 227
Pt. 5 Entertainment and Popular Literature
Ch. 14 Occupation and Idleness 249
Ch. 15 Selection from Math Son of Mathonwy, from the Mabinogi 284
Ch. 16 Sir Gowther (Advocates MS. 19.3.1) 299
Bibliography 322
Index 342
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