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Oxford Studies in Medieval Literature and Culture

The Romance of the Rose and the Making of Fourteenth-Century English Literature

Philip Knox

The Romance of the Rose and the Making of Fourteenth-Century English Literature

Oxford Studies in Medieval Literature and Culture

The Romance of the Rose and the Making of Fourteenth-Century English Literature

Oxford Studies in Medieval Literature and Culture: The Romance of the Rose and the Making of Fourteenth-Century English Literature

 

Provides a new account of the literary history of fourteenth-century England, arguing that many of this period's most distinctive literary experiments emerge through a productive dialogue with the Romance of the Rose, a jointly-authored medieval French poem.


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Beschrijving Oxford Studies in Medieval Literature and Culture: The Romance of the Rose and the Making of Fourteenth-Century English Literature

The Romance of the Rose had a transformative effect on the multilingual literary culture of fourteenth-century England, leaving more material evidence for late medieval English-speaking readers than any other vernacular literary work from mainland Europe. This book examines its decisive effect on English literature of the fourteenth century, and new literary experiments it provoked from writers such as Geoffrey Chaucer, John Gower, William Langland, and the
author of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Linking the English afterlife of the Rose to a host of ongoing cultural developments in mainland Europe, The Romance of the Rose and the Making of Fourteenth-Century English Literature reveals the deep interconnectedness of English and European literary culture.
Examining courtly, clerical, and classicising orientations towards the text, it presents new arguments for the place of the Rose at the centre of fourteenth-century English literature, and explores its rich manuscript history to reveal new evidence about the cultural significance of this love allegory from thirteenth-century France. The chapters avoid an author-centred approach, arranging readings of the Rose and its relation with English literature in constellations that
reveal complex unfolding inter-relation of the diverse readings of the Rose that took place in fourteenth-century England.


ISBN
9780192847171
Pagina's
320
Verschenen
Serie
Oxford Studies in Medieval Literature and Culture
NUR
320
Druk
1
Uitvoering
Hardback
Taal
Engels
Uitgever
OUP Oxford

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