skip to content
Ivanhoe : the mask of chivalry Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Ivanhoe : the mask of chivalry

Author: Paul J DeGategno
Publisher: New York : Twayne ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada ; New York : Maxwell Macmillan International, ©1994.
Series: Twayne's masterwork studies, no. 125.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
Walter Scott's Ivanhoe, published in 1819 as one of the earliest historical novels in the English language, remains a classic tale of romance and high adventure, of knights, kings, brigands, and ladies acting under the impulse of love and the sway of war in medieval times.
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
DeGategno, Paul J.
Ivanhoe.
New York : Twayne ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada ; New York : Maxwell Macmillan International, ©1994
(OCoLC)647474820
Named Person: Walter Scott; Walter Scott
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul J DeGategno
ISBN: 0805794387 9780805794380 0805783792 9780805783797
OCLC Number: 28631544
Description: xiii, 119 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Chronology: Sir Walter Scott's Life and Works --
1. Cultural Contexts and Sir Walter Scott --
2. Literary Contexts --
3. The Critics and Ivanhoe --
4. Ivanhoe: The Mask of Chivalry --
5. A Broken Path --
6. Torquilstone: Chaos Articulated --
7. Templestowe Corrupted --
8. Ivanhoe: Artistic Legacy --
Student Responses to Ivanhoe.
Series Title: Twayne's masterwork studies, no. 125.
Responsibility: Paul J. deGategno.

Abstract:

Walter Scott's Ivanhoe, published in 1819 as one of the earliest historical novels in the English language, remains a classic tale of romance and high adventure, of knights, kings, brigands, and ladies acting under the impulse of love and the sway of war in medieval times.

But Ivanhoe's staying power relies less on its capacity to entertain (though it does) and to convey historical fact (sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn't) than on its masterful portrayal of an inescapable force in the modern world: change.

Scott's spirited retelling of the struggle for power between the Saxons and the Normans in twelfth-century England can be read as the unceasing struggle between old and young, past and present, as one generation is compelled to yield to the next. Scott uses his gift for characterization to center his narrative on the relation of the individual - the young Ivanhoe - to the shifting dynamic of history.

Paul deGategno argues that this focus renders slavish attention to historical detail - the lack of which has been one of Ivanhoe's few but persistent sources of criticism - less significant as Scott pursues a greater, more universal truth.

Scott himself (1771-1832) lived during the Scottish Enlightenment - a period in which his native Scotland was deeply stirred by change, in which advances in agriculture, industry, and commerce made possible economic and social growth for the lower and middle classes.

Scott was skeptical of the emerging cult of progress - of the idea that it was an unequivocal good - and anxious about his country's future, particularly about what he perceived to be the dangers posed by a disruptive democratic spirit to a monarchist society.

In Ivanhoe, deGategno writes, Scott acknowledges the need for change and the ultimate failure of the old regime - embodied by the chivalric Saxons - but "charts a difficult passage" from this "romantic, heroic era" to the next, one characterized by "tenuous optimism and inconclusive progress"--Embodied by the headstrong and often brutish Normans.

A rich source of creative inspiration for numerous plays, paintings, and operas (many of which deGategno reviews in the last chapter of this volume) and of critical discourse (with historical, feminist, and reader-response readings among the most fruitful today), Ivanhoe has continued to hold meaning - and hope - for Scottish and non-Scottish readers alike since Scott's age of enlightenment. "The eventual message of Scott's work provides a nostalgic, wistful conjuring up of the past, comments deGategno, "and yet an optimistic belief in humankind's ability to puzzle out the difficulties and paradoxes of the new order." Ultimately, the novel has less to do with conflict than with reconciliation and union between Saxon and Norman, past and present.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/28631544> # Ivanhoe : the mask of chivalry
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
    library:oclcnum "28631544" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/370366394#Place/toronto> ; # Toronto
    library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> ; # New York
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
    schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/95207079> ; # Walter Scott
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/370366394#Place/great_britain> ; # Great Britain
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/988121> ; # Knights and knighthood in literature
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1801058> ; # Ivanhoe (Scott, Walter)
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/370366394#Thing/english_fiction> ; # English fiction
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204623> ; # Great Britain.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/370366394#Event/1189_1199> ; # 1189 - 1199
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/858015> ; # Chivalry in literature
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/823.7/e20/> ;
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/958221> ; # Historiography
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/980855> ; # Ivanhoe, Wilfred of, Sir (Fictitious character)
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:copyrightYear "1994" ;
    schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/7434279> ; # Paul J. DeGategno
    schema:datePublished "1994" ;
    schema:description "Scott himself (1771-1832) lived during the Scottish Enlightenment - a period in which his native Scotland was deeply stirred by change, in which advances in agriculture, industry, and commerce made possible economic and social growth for the lower and middle classes."@en ;
    schema:description "A rich source of creative inspiration for numerous plays, paintings, and operas (many of which deGategno reviews in the last chapter of this volume) and of critical discourse (with historical, feminist, and reader-response readings among the most fruitful today), Ivanhoe has continued to hold meaning - and hope - for Scottish and non-Scottish readers alike since Scott's age of enlightenment. "The eventual message of Scott's work provides a nostalgic, wistful conjuring up of the past, comments deGategno, "and yet an optimistic belief in humankind's ability to puzzle out the difficulties and paradoxes of the new order." Ultimately, the novel has less to do with conflict than with reconciliation and union between Saxon and Norman, past and present."@en ;
    schema:description "In Ivanhoe, deGategno writes, Scott acknowledges the need for change and the ultimate failure of the old regime - embodied by the chivalric Saxons - but "charts a difficult passage" from this "romantic, heroic era" to the next, one characterized by "tenuous optimism and inconclusive progress"--Embodied by the headstrong and often brutish Normans."@en ;
    schema:description "Chronology: Sir Walter Scott's Life and Works -- 1. Cultural Contexts and Sir Walter Scott -- 2. Literary Contexts -- 3. The Critics and Ivanhoe -- 4. Ivanhoe: The Mask of Chivalry -- 5. A Broken Path -- 6. Torquilstone: Chaos Articulated -- 7. Templestowe Corrupted -- 8. Ivanhoe: Artistic Legacy -- Student Responses to Ivanhoe."@en ;
    schema:description "But Ivanhoe's staying power relies less on its capacity to entertain (though it does) and to convey historical fact (sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn't) than on its masterful portrayal of an inescapable force in the modern world: change."@en ;
    schema:description "Walter Scott's Ivanhoe, published in 1819 as one of the earliest historical novels in the English language, remains a classic tale of romance and high adventure, of knights, kings, brigands, and ladies acting under the impulse of love and the sway of war in medieval times."@en ;
    schema:description "Scott was skeptical of the emerging cult of progress - of the idea that it was an unequivocal good - and anxious about his country's future, particularly about what he perceived to be the dangers posed by a disruptive democratic spirit to a monarchist society."@en ;
    schema:description "Paul deGategno argues that this focus renders slavish attention to historical detail - the lack of which has been one of Ivanhoe's few but persistent sources of criticism - less significant as Scott pursues a greater, more universal truth."@en ;
    schema:description "Scott's spirited retelling of the struggle for power between the Saxons and the Normans in twelfth-century England can be read as the unceasing struggle between old and young, past and present, as one generation is compelled to yield to the next. Scott uses his gift for characterization to center his narrative on the relation of the individual - the young Ivanhoe - to the shifting dynamic of history."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/370366394> ;
    schema:genre "History"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isPartOf <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/370366394#Series/twayne_s_masterwork_studies> ; # Twayne's masterwork studies ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/647474820> ;
    schema:name "Ivanhoe : the mask of chivalry"@en ;
    schema:productID "28631544" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/28631544#PublicationEvent/new_york_twayne_toronto_maxwell_macmillan_canada_new_york_maxwell_macmillan_international_1994> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/370366394#Agent/maxwell_macmillan_canada> ; # Maxwell Macmillan Canada
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/370366394#Agent/twayne> ; # Twayne
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/370366394#Agent/maxwell_macmillan_international> ; # Maxwell Macmillan International
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780805783797> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780805794380> ;
    umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GB9551280> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/28631544> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> # New York
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "New York" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/370366394#Agent/maxwell_macmillan_canada> # Maxwell Macmillan Canada
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "Maxwell Macmillan Canada" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/370366394#Agent/maxwell_macmillan_international> # Maxwell Macmillan International
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "Maxwell Macmillan International" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/370366394#Series/twayne_s_masterwork_studies> # Twayne's masterwork studies ;
    a bgn:PublicationSeries ;
    schema:hasPart <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/28631544> ; # Ivanhoe : the mask of chivalry
    schema:name "Twayne's masterwork studies ;" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/370366394#Thing/english_fiction> # English fiction
    a schema:Thing ;
    schema:name "English fiction" ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204623> # Great Britain.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Great Britain." ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1801058> # Ivanhoe (Scott, Walter)
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    schema:name "Ivanhoe (Scott, Walter)" ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/858015> # Chivalry in literature
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Chivalry in literature"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/958221> # Historiography
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Historiography"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/980855> # Ivanhoe, Wilfred of, Sir (Fictitious character)
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Ivanhoe, Wilfred of, Sir (Fictitious character)"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/988121> # Knights and knighthood in literature
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Knights and knighthood in literature"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/7434279> # Paul J. DeGategno
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "DeGategno" ;
    schema:givenName "Paul J." ;
    schema:name "Paul J. DeGategno" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/95207079> # Walter Scott
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1771" ;
    schema:deathDate "1832" ;
    schema:familyName "Scott" ;
    schema:givenName "Walter" ;
    schema:name "Walter Scott" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780805783797>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0805783792" ;
    schema:isbn "9780805783797" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780805794380>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0805794387" ;
    schema:isbn "9780805794380" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/647474820>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    rdfs:label "Ivanhoe." ;
    schema:description "Online version:" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/28631544> ; # Ivanhoe : the mask of chivalry
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/28631544#PublicationEvent/new_york_twayne_toronto_maxwell_macmillan_canada_new_york_maxwell_macmillan_international_1994>
    a schema:PublicationEvent ;
    schema:location <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/370366394#Place/toronto> ; # Toronto
    schema:location <http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> ; # New York
    schema:organizer <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/370366394#Agent/maxwell_macmillan_international> ; # Maxwell Macmillan International
    schema:organizer <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/370366394#Agent/maxwell_macmillan_canada> ; # Maxwell Macmillan Canada
    schema:organizer <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/370366394#Agent/twayne> ; # Twayne
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.