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Durant Waite Robertson, "The Literature of Medieval England"

Durant Waite Robertson, "The Literature of Medieval England"
Publisher: McGraw-Hill | 1970 | ISBN: 0070531587 | English | PDF | 612 pages | 47.7 Mb

The present volume is designed to provide an introduction to the literature produced in the British Isles during the Middle Ages. Selections from literature in Irish, Welsh, Latin, and French, as well as in Old and Middle English, arc included. Except for some material in late Middle English, these selections appear in translations or modernizations. ...

The present volume is designed to provide an introduction to the literature produced in the British Isles during the Middle Ages. Selections from literature in Irish, Welsh, Latin, and French, as well as in Old and Middle English, arc included. Except for some material in late Middle English, these selections appear in translations or modernizations. Irish and Welsh were not, in the Middle Ages, English; and Irishmen and Welshmen still maintain their distinct cultures. Nevertheless, the literature written in these languages had considerable influence on the development of English literature and deserves the careful attention of students of English. Latin was a literary language in England throughout the Middle Ages, so that Anglo-Latin literature has a legitimate place in English literary history. ...

Table of contents


General introduction -
Early Celtic literature in Britain -
Early Anglo-Latin literature -
Old English literature -
Later Celtic literature in Britain -
Later Latin literature in Britain -
Medieval literary theory -
French literature in England -
Middle English literature: songs and short poems -
Middle English literature: romance -
Middle English literature: Piers the Ploughman -
Middle English literature: Chaucer -
Middle English literature: early drama in England.

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