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This book surveys the appearances of righteous heathens or virtuous pagans in travel literature, chronicles, romances, and sermons, as well as in the work of Langland, Chaucer and Gower. Grady also illustrates the way these figures have been used to explore a variety of historical, cultural and formal literary issues.
Introduction: The Rule of Exceptional Salvations
The Trouble with Trajan
Mandeville's "Gret Meruaylle"
The Middle English Alexander
The Rhetoric of the Righteous Heathen
Conclusion: Virtuous Pagans and Virtual Jews
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ISBN: 9781403966995 ISBN-10: 1403966990 Series: The New Middle Ages Audience:
Number Of Pages: 214 Published: 5th March 2009 Publisher: Palgrave USA Country of Publication: US Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 1