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Medieval tales and stories : 108 prose narratives of the Middle Ages

Author: Stanley Appelbaum
Publisher: Mineola, NY : Dover Publications, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Stories chosen from ten medieval collections (Disciplina clericalis, Dolopathos, Il Novellino, Gesta Romanorum, Il Pecorone, Les cent nouvelles nouvelles, etc.) offer a wonderful glimpse into many elements of medieval culture. Witchcraft, magic, Crusaders, astrology, alchemy, pacts with the Devil, chivalry, trial by torture, church councils, mercantile life, such famous figures as Abelard, Dante, and Giotto, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Translations
Fiction, Medieval
Fiction
Translations into English
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stanley Appelbaum
ISBN: 0486414078 9780486414072
OCLC Number: 44131644
Notes: Stories are unabridged and translated from medieval Latin, 13th- and 14th-century Italian, 14th-century Spanish, 15th-century French, and early-16th-century German.
Description: xvi, 244 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: the medieval short story in its context --
Sources of the stories --
From Disciplina clericalis / by Pedro Alfonso --
Half-friends and whole friends --
Paying duties on defects --
Guildt by association --
The injured eye --
The sheet ruse --
The sword ruse --
The endless story --
The ruse with the well --
The ten coffers --
The ten casks of oil --
The golden snake --
The three dreams --
The royal tailor's apprentice --
The peasant and the bird --
The plowman, the wolf, and the fox --
The moonbeam --
Maimundus the slave --
From Dolopathos / by Jean de Haute-Seille --
The faithful hound --
The resourceful burglars --
The heartless creditor --
The widow's son --
The highwayman's son --
The swan children --
From Sermones feriales et communes / by Jacques de Vitry --
The stag among the oxen --
The demon abbey --
Celestial hospitality --
The king and his astrologer --
The hermit served by a devil --
The bishop's horse --
Self-crucifixion --
Abelard's unusual lectures --
Saint Theobald and the demon --
The pledged beard --
Too much olive oil --
The daughter of the Count of Toulouse --
Stinking money --
From Il novellino --
The three gems --
The imprisoned philosopher --
The right way to spend money --
Meliadus and the fearless knight --
God and the minstrel --
A bad rate of exchange --
A romantic triangle --
The emperor's face --
The determined widow --
The blind men's dispute --
The maligned youth --
The massacre of the elderly --
From Gesta Romanorum --
The pirates' captive --
The story of Saint Alexis --
The story of Saint Julian the Hospitaler --
The weeping dog --
Who is free from cares? --
The overbearing emperor --
Lady-of-solace --
The memorial suit of armor --
The rocky path and the level path --
The golden apple --
God's mysterious ways --
The three valuable gifts --
The household snake --
From El Conde Lucanor / by Juan Manuel --
Satisfying public opinion --
Partridges for supper --
An incident in the siege of Seville --
An experiment in alchemy --
A lesson from the crows --
Testing three princes --
A vendor of good sense --
A spur to good deeds --
The devil and the devotee --
True Spanish chivalry --
A pact with the devil --
From Il pecorone / by Giovanni Fiorentino --
The pound of flesh --
A lay brother at the Pope's council --
The robe with the silken seat --
A war fought for love --
Hell hath no fury --
From Il trecentonovelle / by Franco Sacchetti --
Rewarded for vilification --
The vicissitudes of fortune --
Giotto's unwelcome client --
Strange doings of city councilmen --
The living crucifix --
Taming a shrew --
Dante, the good neighbor --
A runaway horse --
Adventures of a Florentine painter --
A shower of ink --
Dreams of glory --
The demon cockroaches --
The crab's revenge --
From Les cent nouvelles nouvelles --
Tamping and fishing --
Anecdotes about Talbot in France --
The virgin husband --
An exasperating greyhound --
The devil from the latrine --
A daring rescue --
A new way to recover lost property --
The dog's legacy --
A disastrous elopement --
From Dil Ulenspiegel --
A violent Easter play --
The miracle cure --
Invisible murals --
A village without cuckolds --
A papal interview --
Eulenspiegel's dying confession --
The tailors' convention --
The old woman's subterfuge --
Charity to the blind.
Responsibility: selected and translated by Stanley Appelbaum.
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"Stories chosen from ten medieval collections (Disciplina clericalis, Dolopathos, Il Novellino, Gesta Romanorum, Il Pecorone, Les cent nouvelles nouvelles, etc.) offer a wonderful glimpse into many elements of medieval culture. Witchcraft, magic, Crusaders, astrology, alchemy, pacts with the Devil, chivalry, trial by torture, church councils, mercantile life, such famous figures as Abelard, Dante, and Giotto, and much more"--Back cover.

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