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The Scottish romance tradition c.1375-c.1550 : nation, chivalry and knighthood

Author: Sergi Mainer
Publisher: Amsterdam ; New York : Editions Rodopi, 2010.
Series: Scottish cultural review of language and literature, v. 14.
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This is the first ever comprehensive study of the Scottish medieval romances. The book reinstates the status of the Scottish romances. It offers a new definition of the Scottish romance tradition, bringing together texts which have not generally been considered part of the same corpus. It argues that Barbour's Bruce (c .1375) established the rhetorical devices and literary traits which were going to be typical of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Scottish Romance Tradition C.1375-c.1550.
Editions Rodopi 2010
(OCoLC)650215635
Named Person: John Barbour; John Barbour; John Barbour
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sergi Mainer
ISBN: 9789042029767 9042029765 9042029757 9789042029750
OCLC Number: 668446838
Description: 1 online resource (pages 286).
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; Preface Contextualising Medieval Scottish Romance; Introduction Late Medieval Scotland and the Romance Tradition; Chapter One National Constructs in the Medieval Scottish Romances; Chapter Two The Hero's Progression; Chapter Three The Historical Romances; Chapter Four The Arthurian Romances; Chapter Five The Alexander and Charlemagne Romances; Conclusion The Scottish Romance Tradition; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Scottish cultural review of language and literature, v. 14.
Responsibility: Sergi Mainer.

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This is the first ever comprehensive study of the Scottish medieval romances. The book reinstates the status of the Scottish romances. It offers a new definition of the Scottish romance tradition, bringing together texts which have not generally been considered part of the same corpus. It argues that Barbour's Bruce (c .1375) established the rhetorical devices and literary traits which were going to be typical of the later Scottish romances. It also examines the extent to which the translation of the four Arthurian and Alexander romances from French originals follows Barbour's precepts. These.

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