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- DescriptionThe book examines four Middle English narratives of the Trojan War as examples of the medieval appropriations of classical history and classical narrative traditions as a discourse related to issues of contemporary politics and morality. The medieval stories of the fall of Troy are viewed as educational texts offering advice on moral and political conduct related in their aims to the genre of the medieval speculum. Four major verse narratives of the history of the Trojan War composed in Middle English at the end of the fourteenth and the beginning of the fifteenth century are discussed: the anymous Gest Hystoriale of the Destruction of Troy , the Laud Troy Book , the Seege of Troye and John Lydgate's Troy Book .
- Author BiographyWladyslaw Witalisz teaches English medieval and Renaissance literature at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow and at Krosno State College (Poland). He has published on medieval romance, drama and mystical writings.
- Author(s)Wladyslaw Witalisz
- PublisherPeter Lang GmbH
- Date of Publication18/11/2010
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Series TitleStudies in English Medieval Language and Literature
- Series Part/Volume Number29
- Place of PublicationFrankfurt am Main
- Country of PublicationGermany
- First Published2010
- ImprintPeter Lang GmbH
- Weight390 g
- Width148 mm
- Height210 mm
- Edition Statement1st New edition
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