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The King of Tars

Author: John H Chandler
Publisher: Kalamazoo : Medieval Institute Publications, Western Michigan University, [2015]
Series: Middle English texts (Kalamazoo, Mich.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : English, Middle [1100-1500]View all editions and formats
"The King of Tars is an early fourteenth-century Middle English poem, a variation on the Constance- tale, celebrating the marriage of a Christian princess to a Muslim sultan and the sultan's conversion to Christianity."--

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Genre/Form: Poetry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John H Chandler
ISBN: 9781580442046 1580442048
OCLC Number: 898334317
Notes: Text in Middle English; introduction and notes English.
Description: vii, 102 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
The King of Tars --
Explanatory notes --
Textual notes --
Appendix: variant readings from the Vernon manuscript --
Bibliography --
Series Title: Middle English texts (Kalamazoo, Mich.)
Responsibility: edited by John H. Chandler.


The King of Tars, an early Middle English romance (ca. 1330 or earlier), emphasizes ideas about race, gender, and religion. A short poem, its purpose is to celebrate the power of Christianity, and  Read more...


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