The Encyclopedia of Medieval Literature in Britain, 4 Volume Set
Bringing together scholarship on multilingual and intercultural medieval Britain like never before, The Encyclopedia of Medieval Literature in Britain comprises over 600 authoritative entries spanning key figures, contexts and influences in the literatures of Britain from the fifth to the sixteenth centuries.
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Alphabetical List of Entries
Thematic List of Entries
alliterative Anglo-Norman Anglo-Saxon England Arthur Arthurian audience battle Battle of Maldon Bede Bede’s Beowulf Bible Book Breton Breton Lays Britain British Library Brut Canterbury Celtic Chaucer Christ Christian Chronicle church context copied court culture D.S. Brewer death early edited elegy English Romance Exeter Exeter Book fifteenth century fourteenth century French FURTHER READING Gawain genre Geoffrey of Monmouth hagiography Henry homilies Ireland Irish John King king’s knight language late medieval later Latin literary Literature lives Lollard London Lydgate Malory manuscript Marie de France Mary Middle Ages Middle English modern moral narrative Old English original Oxford University Press Piers Plowman poem poem’s poet poetic poetry political prose REFERENCES religious Richard Robert saints satire scholars Scotland Scots Scottish scribe sermons sources story Studies surviving tale texts Thomas tion Toronto tradition translation twelfth century Vercelli Book vernacular verse Wales Welsh William writing written