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Medieval Narrative : An Introduction - Tony Davenport

Medieval Narrative

An Introduction

Paperback

Published: 1st October 2004
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Medieval Narrative offers students an introduction to the range of narrative genres and strategies of the medieval period and explores the ways in which medieval theories of narrative can be compared with modern day theories. Throughout the text the author draws from a wide range of examples, including Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, the Ancrene Wisse, and continental examples of medieval narrative such as Boccaccio's Il Filostrato.

"Davenport's bold attempt to summarize the enormous subject of 'medieval narrative, ' even with all of his qualifications, deserves well earned praise and no small amount of sympathy.... A most welcome, clarifying, and helpful book for those working through medieval narratives seriously for the first
time, and it will be a welcome guest at the office of any teacher attempting to do for his or her students what Davenport has accomplished."--Christianity and Literature

1: The Idea of Medieval Narrative 2: Narrative 3: Didactic Narratives 4: Forms of History 5: Comic Tales 6: Fantasy and Dream 7: Two Versions of Tragedy: Trolius and Criseyde and the Alliterative Morte Arthure 8: Putting Narratives Together 9: Postscript Bibliography

ISBN: 9780199258390
ISBN-10: 0199258392
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 316
Published: 1st October 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.42 x 15.14  x 1.88
Weight (kg): 0.4