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A medieval storybook.

Author: Morris Bishop
Publisher: Ithaca, Cornell University Press [1970]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Compilation of thirty-five moral tales, allegories, fables, and adventure stories which reflect life and thought during the Middle Ages.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bishop, Morris, 1893-1973.
Medieval storybook.
Ithaca, Cornell University Press [1970]
(OCoLC)592279934
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Morris Bishop
ISBN: 0801405629 9780801405624
OCLC Number: 79648
Description: viii, 312 pages illustrations 22 cm
Contents: I. Romances of King Arthur's Court: The story of Merlin --
The sword in the stone --
Launcelot, Elaine, and Guenever / Sir Thomas Malory --
Tristan's end --
II. Adventures and escapades: The story of Frithjof and Ingebjorg --
Amleth's revenge / Saxo Grammaticus --
A knight who made a bargain with a merchant --
A story beyond the sea --
The cruelty of Francesco Orsini / Giovanni Fiorentino --
A night in Naples / Giovanni Boccaccio --
III. Lovers' Weal and Woe: The dapple-gray palfrey / Huon Leroi --
The lay of the Nightingale / Marie de France --
The Falcon / Giovanni Boccaccio --
IV. Wonders and Prodigies: The life of Saint Brandon / Jacobus de Voragine --
The famous history of Friar Bacon --
V. Moral Tales: the execrable devices of old women --
Of the cunning of the devil, and of the secret judgments of God --
Of the transgressions and wounds of the soul --
Of extreme fear --
The marvelous conversion of the Blessed Hildegund, Virgin / Caesarius of Heisterbach --
The cleric who deflowered a Jewish maiden --
How the novice Theobald conquered his pride / Caesarius of Heisterbach --
Friar Juniper --
VI. Merry Tales and Salty Fictions: Of the churl who won Paradise --
A dean and a magician --
King Ben Abit and Queen Romaquia / Juan Manuel --
A profound judgment --
The pear tree --
Fra Cipolla / Giovanni Boccaccio --
A father's wise counsel --
The rustic ambassadors --
The noble crest --
Sacchetti and the astrologer --
The blind man of Orvieto / Franco Sacchetti --
The Reeve's tale / Geoffrey Chaucer.
Responsibility: Drawings by Alison Mason Kingsbury.

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Compilation of thirty-five moral tales, allegories, fables, and adventure stories which reflect life and thought during the Middle Ages.

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