Floire and Blancheflor and the European Romance by Patricia E. GrieveFloire and Blancheflor and the European Romance by Patricia E. Grieve

Floire and Blancheflor and the European Romance

byPatricia E. Grieve

Paperback | November 2, 2006

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This comparative study examines Floire and Blancheflor and shows how medieval writers from Spain, France, Italy, England, and Scandinavia reworked this story from the twelfth through the sixteenth centuries to develop and emphasize social, political, religious and artistic goals. It shows the influence of a little-known medieval Spanish version, especially as a precursor to Boccaccio's Il Filocolo, and examines important issues of the development of prose fiction in medieval and Renaissance Europe.
Title:Floire and Blancheflor and the European RomanceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:260 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.59 inPublished:November 2, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521027675

ISBN - 13:9780521027670

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Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; Part I. Floire and Blancheflor as Peregrinus: 1. Texts and origins; Part II. The Road to Conversion: 2. Cunning and ingenuity or divine intervention?; 3. Signs, wonders and the telling of the tale; 4. Routes of conversion: time and space; 5. Generic crossroads; Epilogue: poetics of communication; Appendices; Bibliography; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"Patricia E. Grieve's ambitious comparative study presents nothing less than a poetics of medieval romance's transformation and diversification through an examination of the enduring love story of Floire and Blancheflor." Barbara F. Weissberger, Speculum - A Journal of Medieval Studies