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The Scottish romance tradition c.1375-c.1550 [electronic resource] : nation, chivalry and knighthood / Sergi Mainer.

By: Mainer, Sergi.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Scottish cultural review of language and literature: v. 14.Publisher: Amsterdam ; New York : Editions Rodopi, 2010Description: 1 online resource (p. 286).ISBN: 9789042029767 (electronic bk.); 9042029765 (electronic bk.); 9042029757; 9789042029750.Subject(s): Barbour, John, -1395 | Knights and knighthood in literature | Chivalry in literature | Romances, Scottish -- History and criticism | POETRY -- English, Irish, Scottish, WelshGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Scottish Romance Tradition C.1375-c.1550.DDC classification: 821/.109 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; Preface Contextualising Medieval Scottish Romance; Introduction Late Medieval Scotland and the Romance Tradition; Chapter One National Constructs in the Medieval Scottish Romances; Chapter Two The Hero's Progression; Chapter Three The Historical Romances; Chapter Four The Arthurian Romances; Chapter Five The Alexander and Charlemagne Romances; Conclusion The Scottish Romance Tradition; Bibliography; Index.
Summary: This is the first ever comprehensive study of the Scottish medieval romances. The book reinstates the status of the Scottish romances. It offers a new definition of the Scottish romance tradition, bringing together texts which have not generally been considered part of the same corpus. It argues that Barbour's Bruce (c .1375) established the rhetorical devices and literary traits which were going to be typical of the later Scottish romances. It also examines the extent to which the translation of the four Arthurian and Alexander romances from French originals follows Barbour's precepts. These.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [265]-280) and index.

Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; Preface Contextualising Medieval Scottish Romance; Introduction Late Medieval Scotland and the Romance Tradition; Chapter One National Constructs in the Medieval Scottish Romances; Chapter Two The Hero's Progression; Chapter Three The Historical Romances; Chapter Four The Arthurian Romances; Chapter Five The Alexander and Charlemagne Romances; Conclusion The Scottish Romance Tradition; Bibliography; Index.

This is the first ever comprehensive study of the Scottish medieval romances. The book reinstates the status of the Scottish romances. It offers a new definition of the Scottish romance tradition, bringing together texts which have not generally been considered part of the same corpus. It argues that Barbour's Bruce (c .1375) established the rhetorical devices and literary traits which were going to be typical of the later Scottish romances. It also examines the extent to which the translation of the four Arthurian and Alexander romances from French originals follows Barbour's precepts. These.

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