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  • Constructions of Childhood and Youth in Old French Narrativeby Phyllis Gaffney

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 124.95

    Examining the portrayal of childhood and youth in a large sample of medieval French verse narratives, this study analyzes representations of childhood in two genres: chansons de geste, or Old French epic poems, and romances. Phyllis Gaffney identifies dif more...

  • A Taste for the Foreignby Ellen R. Welch

    University of Delaware 2011; US$ 74.99

    A Taste for the Foreign examines foreignness as a crucial aesthetic category for the development of prose fiction from Jacques Amyot's 1547 translation of The Ethiopian Story to Antoine Galland's early eighteenth-century version of The Thousand and One Nights. Concentrating on the most successful examples of some of the most important sub-genres of... more...

  • Le Court d'Amours de Mahieu le Poirierby Terence Scully

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 16.95

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  • The Anonymous Marie de Franceby R. Howard Bloch

    University of Chicago Press 2006; US$ 30.00

    This book by one of our most admired and influential medievalists offers a fundamental reconception of the person generally assumed to be the first woman writer in French, the author known as Marie de France. The Anonymous Marie de France is the first work to consider all of the writing ascribed to Marie, including her famous Lais , her 103 animal... more...

  • Le roman de Renartby Aurélie Barre

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 266.00

    This book provides a critical edition of the 'O' manuscript (beginning of the 14th century) of the Roman de Renart. It is supplemented by a varia lectio which takes into account the different readings of the most important 'branches' or short texts of the Roman de Renart. The edition includes an introduction of the work from the perspective of literary... more...

  • The Romance of Tristanby Beroul; Alan Fedrick

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; US$ 19.18

    One of the earliest extant versions of the Tristan and Yseut story, Beroul's French manuscript of The Romance of Tristan dates back to the middle of the twelfth century. It recounts the legend of Tristan, nephew of King Mark of Cornwall, and the king's Irish wife Yseut, who fall passionately in love after mistakenly drinking a potion. Their illicit... more...

  • The Chanson d'Antiocheby Susan B. Edgington; Carol Sweetenham

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 139.95

    This is the first translation into English of the Old French Chanson d'Antioche, a text which has long intrigued historians and literary scholars. Uniquely among epic poems, it follows closely a well-documented historical event - the First Crusade - and appears to include substantial and genuine historical content. The introduction assesses the... more...

  • 'Le Roman des Eles', and the Anonymous: 'Ordene de Chevalerie'by Raoul De Hodenc; Keith Busby

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1983; US$ 149.00

    Scholars and students working on the early courtly and chivalric literature of medieval Europe will have often felt the need for contemporary theoretical material with which to illustrate their arguments about courtesy and chivalry in romances, etc. The present volume, which presents critical editions of the two earliest didactic poems of this kind... more...

  • Erec and Enideby Chrétien de Troyes

    University of California Press 1992; US$ 26.95

    In this new verse translation of one of the great works of French literature, Dorothy Gilbert captures the vivacity, wit, and grace of the first known Arthurian romance. Erec and Enide is the story of the quest and coming of age of a young knight, an illustrious member of Arthur's court, who must learn to balance the demands of a masculine public... more...

  • American Creolesby Martin Munro; Celia Britton

    Liverpool University Press 2012; US$ 60.00

    This book examines the cultural, social, and historical affinities between the Francophone Caribbean and the American South, considering figures as diverse as Barack Obama, Frantz Fanon, Miles Davis, James Brown, Edouard Glissant, William Faulkner, Maryse Condé and Lafcadio Hearn. more...