Medieval Literature and Culture A student guide

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-01-16
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
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The guide to Medieval Literature and Culture provides students with the ideal introduction to literature and its context from the 7th to 15th centuries, including: the historical, cultural and intellectual background including religion and philosophy; society and politics; art and culture-major works and genres including religious literature; history writing; drama; Chaucer; Langland-concise explanations of key terms needed to understand the literature and criticism-key critical approaches to medieval literature from the Renaissance to the present-a chronology mapping historical events and literary works and further reading including websites and electronic resources.

Author Biography

Andrew Galloway is Professor of English and Medieval Studies at Cornell University

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Political, Intellectual and Cultural Contextsp. 11
Periods, populations and social ordersp. 11
Rulers and high politicsp. 15
The clergy and the intellectual worldp. 33
Those who workedp. 44
Medieval English Literature: Genres, Canons and Literary Communitiesp. 49
Historical overviewp. 50
Overview by genresp. 64
Critical Approachesp. 92
From the Renaissance through the eighteenth centuryp. 93
From the nineteenth through the mid-twentieth centuryp. 103
Current issues and debatesp. 107
Resources for Independent Studyp. 114
Chronology of Key Historical and Cultural Eventsp. 114
Glossary of Selected Key Terms and Conceptsp. 121
Historical Table of Kings and Rulersp. 128
References and Further Readingp. 132
Indexp. 147
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