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The Medieval Siege: Theme and Image in Middle English Romance

The Medieval Siege: Theme and Image in Middle English Romance

by Malcolm Hebron
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198186207

ISBN-13: 9780198186205

Pub. Date: 10/28/1997

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This book is the first full-length study of the theme of the siege in Medieval literature. Close reading of selected Middle English romances shows how writers used descriptions of sieges to explore such subjects as military strategy, heroism, and chivalry. Drawing on a wide range of writings in several languages, Malcolm Hebron sets the romances in a broad context,

Overview

This book is the first full-length study of the theme of the siege in Medieval literature. Close reading of selected Middle English romances shows how writers used descriptions of sieges to explore such subjects as military strategy, heroism, and chivalry. Drawing on a wide range of writings in several languages, Malcolm Hebron sets the romances in a broad context, providing important insight into the medieval imagination.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198186205
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/28/1997
Series:
Oxford English Monographs Series
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile:
1620L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Abbreviations
Introduction
1. The Prose Siege of Thebes, Military Manuals and the Conduct of Sieges in the Later Middle Ages
2. Historical Sieges in Fourteenth Century Literature: the Siege Commander
3. Sieges and Salvation: Heroic Defences at Rhodes and Belgrade and The Sege of Melayne
4. Troy, Treason, and Tragedy
5. The Siege of Jerusalem
6. Allegorical sieges
Notes
Bibliography

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