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Medieval Dutch Literature in its European Context : Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature - Erik Kooper

Medieval Dutch Literature in its European Context

Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature

By: Erik Kooper (Editor)

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Published: 28th October 1994
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This book offers new insights into the rich and varied Dutch literature of the Middle Ages. Sixteen essays written by top scholars consider this literature in the context of the social, historical and cultural developments of the period in which it took shape. The collection includes studies of the most representative authors, genres, works and current fields of research interest, ranging from the court and the city, the world of chivalry, the literature of love, religious literature, drama and the artes texts. The essays draw on the idea of a common tradition in medieval literature, originating in France and shared by other literatures of western Europe. To facilitate the reader's understanding of the European context in which Dutch literature developed, a comparative chronological survey provides an overview of the main cultural, historical and literary events between 1150 and 1500. The bibliography includes details of published English translations of medieval Dutch texts discussed.

"the volume contains much that is fascinating, plus some true treasures of discovery...Erik Kooper's volume, which contains a useful bibliography of translations and an excellent four-column chronology, instructively complements the English-based collaboration edited by Caroline Barron and Nigel Saul...It certainly deepens the fascination of this shifting, densely populated bloc of European territories, native ground to anxieties and fantasies that will flower through Bosch and Brueghel and so inaugurate, some might say, the ego's era." David Wallace, Studies in the Age of Chaucer

List of contributors
Preface
Map
Introduction
Court and City
Court and city culture in the Low Countries from 1100 to 1530
Middle Dutch literature at Court Frits
Heralds, knights and traveling
The rise of urban literature in the Low countries
The World of Chivalry
Middle Dutch Charlemagne romances and the oral tradition of the Chansons de geste
The prologue to Arturs Doet, the Middle Dutch translation of La Mort le Roi Artu in the Lancelot Compilation
Episodic Arthurian romances: The Roman
Reynard the Fox
Words and deeds in the Middle Dutch Reynaert stories
The Literature of Love
Dirc Potter, a Medieval Ovid
Hovedans: fourteenth-century dancing songs in the Rhine and Meuse area
Religious Literature
The Saint and the world: The Middle Dutch Voyage of Saint Brendan
Hadewijch: mystic poetry and courtly love
The modern devotion and innovation in Middle Dutch literature
Artes Texts
A fourteenth-century vernacular poetics
'How Writers should Write', with a translation into Modern English
From food therapy to cookery book
Drama: The drama texts in the Van Hulthem manuscript
Bibliography of translations
Chronological table
Index
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ISBN: 9780521402224
ISBN-10: 0521402220
Series: Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 344
Published: 28th October 1994
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.68