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Medieval literature : a very short introduction

Author: Elaine M Treharne
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2015. ©2015
Series: Very short introductions, 442.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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" ... provides a compelling account of the emergence of the earliest literature in Britain and Ireland, including English, Welsh, Scottish, Irish, Anglo-Latin and Anglo-Norman. Introducing the reader to some of the greatest poetry, prose and drama ever written, Elaine Treharne discusses the historical and intellectual background to these works, and considers the physical production of the manuscripts and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elaine M Treharne
ISBN: 9780199668496 0199668493
OCLC Number: 907657650
Description: 141 pages : illustrations, map ; 18 cm.
Contents: Introduction: endings and beginnings --
Literary origins --
Textual production and performance --
Literary spaces, literary identities --
Individual and community --
The mighty and the monstrous --
Love and longing --
Death and judgement --
Consolidating literary traditions --
Coda: print and the canon.
Series Title: Very short introductions, 442.
Responsibility: Elaine Treharne.

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Looking at literature from Medieval Britain and Ireland, including Anglo-Latin and Anglo-Norman poetry, prose and drama, this Very Short Introduction covers the earliest beginnings of print culture,  Read more...

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