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Medieval comic tales

Author: Derek Brewer
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; Rochester, N.Y. : D.S. Brewer, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"During the middle ages a common fund of comic tales circulated throughout Europe. Writers such as Boccaccio, Chaucer, Rabelais and Cervantes drew on this material, and used it for their own purposes, but the brilliant medieval versions also deserve to be known in their own right." "The tales in this collection come from France, Spain, Holland, Germany, Italy and England; they are of great cultural interest and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Derek Brewer
ISBN: 0859914305 9780859914307 0859914852 9780859914857
OCLC Number: 33968805
Description: xxxiv, 190 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: French tales, translated by Peter Rickard; Spanish tales, translated by Alan Deyermond; English tales, translated by Derek Brewer; Italian tales, translated by Derek Brewer; German tales, translated by David Blamires; Dutch tales, translated by David Johnson; Medieval Latin tales, translated by Michael Lapidge.
Responsibility: edited by Derek Brewer.

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Medieval humour revealed in an anthology of 80 tales from England, France, Italy, Germany, Spain.  Read more...

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Radically changed from the first edition, this new version contains ten French tales (Rickard), ten Spanish (Deyermond), thirteen English and six Italian (Brewer), ten German (Blamires), six Dutch Read more...

 
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