9780486414072

Medieval Tales and Stories 108 Prose Narratives of the Middle Ages

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    9780486414072

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    0486414078

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-11-02
  • Publisher: Dover Publications

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Summary

Stories chosen from 10 medieval collections (Disciplina clericalis, Dolopathos, Il Novellino, Gesta Romanorum, Il Pecorone, Les cent nouvelles nouvelles, etc.) offer a wonderful glimpse into many elements of medieval culturewitchcraft, magic, Crusaders, astrology, alchemy, pacts with the Devil, chivalry, trial by torture, church councils, mercantile life, such famous figures as Abelard, Dante, and Giotto, and much more.

Author Biography

Stanley Appelbaum served for decades as Dover's Editor in Chief until his retirement in 1996. He continues to work as a selector, compiler, editor, and translator of literature in a remarkable range of languages that includes Spanish, Italian, French, German, and Russian.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Medieval Short Story in Its Context ix
Sources of the Stories xv
From Disciplina clericalis 1(22)
Pedro Alfonso
Half-Friends and Whole Friends
2(3)
Paying Duties on Defects
5(1)
Guilt by Association
6(1)
The Injured Eye
6(1)
The Sheet Ruse
7(1)
The Sword Ruse
7(1)
The Endless Story
8(1)
The Ruse with the Well
9(1)
The Ten Coffers
10(2)
The Ten Casks of Oil
12(2)
The Golden Snake
14(1)
The Three Dreams
15(1)
The Royal Tailor's Apprentice
16(1)
The Peasant and the Bird
17(1)
The Plowman, the Wolf, and the Fox
18(1)
The Moonbeam
19(1)
Maimundus the Slave
20(3)
From Dolopathos 23(22)
Jean de Haute-Seille
The Faithful Hound
24(2)
The Resourceful Burglars
26(5)
The Heartless Creditor
31(3)
The Widow's Son
34(1)
The Highwayman's Sons
35(5)
The Swan Children
40(5)
From Srmones feriales et communes 45(12)
Jacques de Vitry
The Stag among the Oxen
46(1)
The Demon Abbey
46(2)
Celestial Hospitality
48(2)
The King and His Astrologer
50(1)
The Hermit Served by a Devil
51(1)
The Bishop's Horse
51(1)
Self-Crucifixion
52(1)
Abelard's Unusual Lectures
53(1)
Saint Theobald and the Demon
53(1)
The Pledged Beard
54(1)
Too Much Olive Oil
54(1)
The Daughter of the Count of Toulouse
55(1)
Stinking Money
56(1)
From II Novellino 57(22)
The Three Gems
58(1)
The Imprisoned Philosopher
59(1)
The Right Way to Spend Money
60(2)
Meliadus and the Fearless Knight
62(1)
God and the Minstrel
63(1)
A Bad Rate of Exchange
64(1)
A Romantic Triangle
65(1)
The Emperor's Face
66(2)
The Determined Widow
68(3)
The Blind Men's Dispute
71(2)
The Maligned Youth
73(1)
The Massacre of the Elderly
74(5)
From Gesta Romanorum 79(26)
The Pirates' Captive
80(1)
The Story of Saint Alexis
81(4)
The Story of Saint Julian the Hospitaler
85(1)
The Weeping Dog
86(1)
Who Is Free from Cares?
87(2)
The Overbearing Emperor
89(4)
Lady-of-Solace
93(1)
The Memorial Suit of Armor
94(1)
The Rocky Path and the Level Path
95(2)
The Golden Apple
97(1)
God's Mysterious Ways
98(3)
The Three Valuable Gifts
101(2)
The Household Snake
103(2)
From El Conde Lucanor 105(23)
Juan Manuel
Satisfying Public Opinion
106(2)
Partridges for Supper
108(3)
An Incident at the Siege of Seville
111(1)
An Experiment in Alchemy
112(2)
A Lesson from the Crows
114(2)
Testing Three Princes
116(2)
A Vendor of Good Sense
118(1)
A Spur to Good Deeds
119(1)
The Devil and the Devotee
120(3)
True Spanish Chivalry and Loyalty
123(2)
A Pact with the Devil
125(3)
From II Pecorone 128(35)
Giovanni Fiorentino
The Pound of Flesh
129(13)
A Lay Brother at the Pope's Council
142(4)
The Robe with the Silken Seat
146(2)
A War Fought for Love
148(10)
Hell Hath No Fury
158(5)
From II Trecentonvelle 163(37)
Franco Sacchetti
Rewarded for Vilification
164(2)
The Vicissitudes of Fortune
166(3)
Giotto's Unwelcome Client
169(1)
Strange Doings of City Councilmen
170(3)
The Living Crucifix
173(5)
Taming a Shrew
178(2)
Dante, the Good Neighbor
180(2)
A Runaway Horse
182(4)
Adventures of a Florentine Painter
186(3)
A Shower of Ink
189(3)
Dreams of Glory
192(2)
The Demon Cockroaches
194(3)
The Crab's Revenge
197(3)
From Les cent nouvelles nouvelles 200(28)
Tamping and Fishing
201(5)
Anecdotes about Talbot in France
206(3)
The Virgin Husband
209(4)
An Expasperating Greyhound
213(3)
The Devil from the Latrine
216(2)
A Daring Rescue
218(3)
A New Way to Recover Lost Property
221(1)
The Dog's Legacy
222(1)
A Disastrous Elopement
223(5)
From Dil Ulenspiegel 228(1)
A Violent Easter Play
229(1)
The Miracle Cure
230(1)
Invisible Murals
231(3)
A Village Without Cuckolds
234(1)
A Papal Interview
235(2)
Eulenspiegel's Dying Confession
237(2)
The Tailor's Convention
239(1)
The Old Woman's Subterfuge
240(1)
Charity to the Blind
241

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