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The Resource The romance of the Middle Ages, Nicholas Perkins and Alison Wiggins

The romance of the Middle Ages, Nicholas Perkins and Alison Wiggins

Label
The romance of the Middle Ages
Title
The romance of the Middle Ages
Statement of responsibility
Nicholas Perkins and Alison Wiggins
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table to Alexander the Great's global conquests, the stories of romance appear in many of the books of the Middle Ages. This book provides a guide to medieval romance and its continuing influence on literature and art. It explores the conjunctions of chivalric violence, love and piety, and openness to the miraculous that mark the romance as the most fertile narrative form of the western Middle Ages. The development of romance as a literary genre, its place in medieval culture, and the scribes and readers who copied, owned, and commented on romance books are examined. The book also explores the complex anatomy of human desire in romance as portrayed by writers including Dante, Chaucer and Thomas Malory. Medieval romance was hugely popular even after the Middle Ages. Spenser and Walter Scott imbibed its motifs, Mark Twain parodied them, and the Pre-Raphaelites based an aesthetic movement around them. The book traces the influence of the genre to the twentieth century and beyond encompassing stories of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and J.K. Rowling, the Jedi knights of Star Wars, and Monty Python's Knights who say Ni!
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Perkins, Nicholas
Dewey number
809.9335430902
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
LC call number
PN671
LC item number
.P473 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1974-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Wiggins, Alison
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Romances
  • Literature, Medieval
Label
The romance of the Middle Ages, Nicholas Perkins and Alison Wiggins
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [169]-173) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Romance in the age of print
  • Alison Wiggins
  • Romance in the modern world
  • Alison Wiggins
  • Romance and the medieval world
  • Nicholas Perkins
  • Empires of romance
  • Nicholas Perkins
  • Scribes and settings
  • Alison Wiggins
  • Dangerous encounters
  • Nicholas Perkins
Control code
ocm712117449
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
176 pages
Isbn
9781851242955
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
facsimiles (chiefly color), illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)712117449
  • (Sirsi) a1171525
Label
The romance of the Middle Ages, Nicholas Perkins and Alison Wiggins
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [169]-173) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Romance in the age of print
  • Alison Wiggins
  • Romance in the modern world
  • Alison Wiggins
  • Romance and the medieval world
  • Nicholas Perkins
  • Empires of romance
  • Nicholas Perkins
  • Scribes and settings
  • Alison Wiggins
  • Dangerous encounters
  • Nicholas Perkins
Control code
ocm712117449
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
176 pages
Isbn
9781851242955
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
facsimiles (chiefly color), illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)712117449
  • (Sirsi) a1171525

Library Locations

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