An introduction to the variety of medieval narrative, intended both for students and more general readers who already know some of the classics of the Middle Ages, such as Beowulf, the Decameron and The Canterbury Tales,, and who wish to venture further. Medieval definitions and theories of narrative are considered in relation to modern narratology and the major medieval types of narrative are discussed. The perspective in this book is mainly English, with Chaucer as a central figure, but it refers to a range of well-known European texts and writers, such as Marie de France, Cretien de Troyes, the Niebelungenlied, the Poem of the Cid, Dante and Boccaccio.
Medieval Narrative: An Introduction is an excellent resource for students or non-specialists who have taken a course on medieval literature (particularly on Chaucer) and would like some guidance for further reading or a better sense of medieval ideas about narrative. House Argent, online magazine
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st October 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8 x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.4