A Short Introduction During the second half of the 14th Century, there occurred a literary phenomenon called the "Alliterative Revival. This was the alliterative style of Beowulf and other Anglo-Saxon poems. It was used for a variety of purposes, though primarily in a narrative mode: What evidence is available to scholars suggests that alliterative poems were favored by the provincial gentry in those parts of England where the tradition had survived as an oral tradition during the long period in which English was the language only of peasants and commoners.
A Guide to Old Spanish Steven Dworkin This book is a general introduction to the structures of the different medieval Romance vernaculars most commonly known as Old or Medieval Spanish, as preserved in texts from Spain from the eleventh to the fifteenth centuries.
After discussing general methodological questions concerning the description and analysis of an earlier historical stage of a modern language, the individual chapters in the first part of the book describe the orthography, phonetics and phonology, morphology, syntax, and vocabulary of medieval Hispano-Romance.
Dworkin offers the first systematic description of the language in English, and compares its structures with those found in the modern variety.
In the second part of the book, the features of medieval Hispano-Romance are exemplified in an anthology of selected texts, one from each of the thirteenth, fourteenth, and fifteenth centuries, accompanied by linguistic commentary.
The volume will be of interest to scholars and students of Romance linguistics, Spanish historical linguistics, and Spanish medieval literary and cultural studies.
A History of the Spanish Lexicon: A Linguistic Perspective Steve N.The Charlemagne romances --Origins of the Arthurian legend --The chief characters and topics of Arthurian romance --Classical themes in romance --English traditions in romance --Miscellaneous themes of romance --The characteristics of English romance --The influence of religion on romance --Chivalry --The sensational and supernatural in romance --The love element.
A Guide to Old Spanish. Steven Dworkin.
This book is a general introduction to the structures of the different medieval Romance vernaculars most commonly known as Old or Medieval Spanish, as preserved in texts from Spain from the eleventh to the fifteenth centuries.
Corinne Saunders' substantial new study of medieval English romances comprises two short books in one volume: an introduction to medieval magic and an analysis of the functions of magic and the. Nov 18, · The basic material of medieval romance is knightly activity and adventure; we might best define medieval romance as a story of adventure--fictitious, frequently marvelous or supernatural--in verse or prose.
Romance: Romance, literary form, usually characterized by its treatment of chivalry, that came into being in France in the midth century. It had antecedents in many prose works from classical antiquity (the so-called Greek romances), but as a distinctive genre it was developed in the context of the.
A substantial introduction by the editors discusses the production and transmission of popular romances in the Middle Ages, and considers the modern reception of popular romance and the interpretative challenges offered by new theoretical approaches.