This introduction provides the guidance that modern readers need to come to an informed appreciation of the writings of medieval England. * An introduction to English literature written in the four centuries following the Norman Conquest. * Written by the well-kwn medievalist, Thorlac Turville-Petre. * Demonstrates that Middle English literature is more accessible than is often supposed. * Provides readers with the guidance they need to come to an informed appreciation of the writings of medieval England. * Designed to be used alongside A Book of Middle English, (Third Edition, Blackwell Publishing, 2005).
Thorlac Turville-Petre is Professor of Medieval English Literature at the University of Nottingham. His previous publications include England the Nation (1996) and (with J. A. Burrow) A Book of Middle English (Third Edition, Blackwell, 2005).