Later Medieval English Literature

Hardcover | May 15, 2008

byDouglas Gray

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The remarkable and diverse literature produced in the fascinating later medieval period - one of war, transitions, and challenges - is not as widely known as it deserves to be. In this descriptive guide the pre-eminent scholar of medieval literature Douglas Gray provides the non-specialistreader with an illuminating account of the extensive literature written in English from the death of Chaucer to the early sixteenth century . Placing the works under consideration in their landscape of cultural history, Gray's survey includes a valuable a chronology, an informative introductorysurvey, and detailed sections on prose, poetry, Scottish writing, and drama.

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The remarkable and diverse literature produced in the fascinating later medieval period - one of war, transitions, and challenges - is not as widely known as it deserves to be. In this descriptive guide the pre-eminent scholar of medieval literature Douglas Gray provides the non-specialistreader with an illuminating account of the exte...

Douglas Gray was educated at Wellington College and Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. He moved to Oxford in 1954, and spent his academic life there, first as a Fellow of Pembroke College, then from 1980 as the first J. R. R. Tolkein Professor, at Lady Margaret Hall. His numerous publications include iThe Oxford Book of...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:650 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.97 inPublished:May 15, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198122187

ISBN - 13:9780198122180

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PrefaceAbbreviationsChronologyI: Introduction1. The World: Centres and Edges2. Bodies, Souls, and Minds3. Media: Image and WordII: Prose4. 'Practical' Prose5. Malory and Prose Romance6. Later Prose Romance: Caxton to Berners7. Tales, Jests, and Novelles in Prose8. 'Book of Ensaumples and Doctryne': The Prose of Moral Instruction9. Religious Prose I: Introduction, Lollards and Answers to Them; Sermons and Books of Religious Instruction10. Religious Prose II: Mystical and Visionary Writing; Religious Narratives; Devotional Texts; The Eve of the ReformationIII: Poetry11. Hoccleve and Lydgate12. Learned, Encyclopedic, and Didactic Verse13. 'Chaucerian' Poems14. Lyrics15. Romances and Tales16. Hawes, Barclay, and SkeltonIV: Scottish Writing17. Introductory18. Verse: Wintoun, Hary, iThe Kingis Quair/i, iThe Qare of Jelusy/i, iThe Buke of the Howlat/i19. Robert Henryson; Narratives and Romances in Verse20. William Dunbar and Gavin DouglasV: Drama21. Prologue22. Mystery Cycles I23. Mystery Cycles II24. Morality Plays and InterludesWorks CitedIndex