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- DescriptionWritten sometime in the 1170s, Walter of Chatillon's Latin epic on the life of Alexander the Great loomed as large on literary horizons as the works on Jean de Meun, Dante, or Boccaccio. Within a few decades of its composition, the poem had become a standard text of the literary curriculum. Virtually all authors of the thirteenth through fifteenth centuries knew the poem. And an extraordinary two hundred surviving manuscripts, elaborately antated, attest both to the popularity of the Alexandreis and to the care with which it was read by its medieval audience.
- Author BiographyDavid Townsend is Professor of Medieval Studies and English at the University of Toronto.
- Author(s)Walter of Chatillon
- PublisherUniversity of Pennsylvania Press
- Date of Publication01/12/1996
- SubjectPoetry Texts & Poetry Anthologies
- Series TitleThe Middle Ages Series
- Place of PublicationPennsylvania
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Pennsylvania Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight550 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine21 mm
- Translated byDavid Townsend,Walter Townsend
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