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Cambridge Companion to Medieval French Literature (Simon Gaunt Sarah Kay (eds)) Paperback Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2008) 9780521679756
Cambridge Companion to Medieval French Literature (Simon Gaunt Sarah Kay (eds)) Paperback Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2008) 9780521679756
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Title: The Cambridge Companion to Medieval French Literature

Author: Gaunt, Simon Sarah Kay (eds)

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 2008

Paperback; ISBN: 9780521679756

Volumes: 1; Pages: 300

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Medieval French literature encompasses 450 years of literary output in Old and Middle French, mostly produced in Northern France and England. These texts, including courtly lyrics, prose and verse romances, dits amoureux and plays, proved hugely influential for other European literary traditions in the medieval period and beyond. This Companion offers a wide-ranging and stimulating guide to literature composed in medieval French from its beginnings in the ninth century until the Renaissance. The essays are grounded in detailed analysis of canonical texts and authors such as the Chanson de Roland, the Roman de la Rose, Villon's Testament, Chr�tien de Troyes, Machaut, Christine de Pisan and the Tristan romances. Featuring a chronology and suggestions for further reading, this is the ideal companion for students and scholars in other fields wishing to discover the riches of the French medieval tradition.ContentsChronology; Introduction Simon Gaunt and Sarah KayPart I. What is a Medieval French Text?1. The Chanson de Roland Jane Gilbert2. The Old French Vulgate Cycle Peggy McCracken3. Le Roman de la rose Noah D. Guynn4. The Testament of Fran�ois Villon Adrian ArmstrongPart II. What is a Medieval French Author?5. Chr�tien de Troyes Matilda Bruckner6. The Ch�telain de Couci Simon Gaunt7. Guillaume de Machaut Deborah McGrady8. Christine de Pizan Marilynn DesmondPart III. What is the Value of Genre for Medieval French Literature?9. Narrative genres Keith Busby10. Lyric poetry of the later Middle Ages Jane H. M. Taylor11. Genre, parody and spectacle Sarah Kay12. Theatre and theatricality Helen SoltererPart IV. How Can We Read Medieval French Literature Historically?13. Feudalism and kingship James R. Simpson14. Clerks and laity Emma Campbell15. The marital and the sexual William Burgwinkle16. Others and alterity Sylvia HuotAppendix: Reference works for Old and Middle FrenchBibliography of medieval French textsSuggested further readingIndex
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