The Broadview Anthology of British Literature, second edition: Volume 1: The Medieval Period (Google eBook)

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Joseph Black, Leonard Conolly, Kate Flint, Isobel Grundy, Don LePan, Roy Liuzza, Jerome J. McGann, Anne Lake Prescott, Barry V. Qualls, Claire Waters
Broadview Press, Aug 21, 2009 - Literary Criticism - 920 pages
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In all six of its volumes The Broadview Anthology of British Literature presents British literature in a truly distinctive light. Fully grounded in sound literary and historical scholarship, the anthology takes a fresh approach to many canonical authors, and includes a wide selection of work by lesser-known writers. The anthology also provides wide-ranging coverage of the worldwide connections of British literature, and it pays attention throughout to issues of race, gender, class, and sexual orientation. It includes comprehensive introductions to each period, providing in each case an overview of the historical and cultural as well as the literary background. It features accessible and engaging headnotes for all authors, extensive explanatory annotations throughout, and an unparalleled number of illustrations and contextual materials, offering additional perspectives both on individual texts and on larger social and cultural developments. Innovative, authoritative, and comprehensive, The Broadview Anthology of British Literature embodies a consistently fresh approach to the study of literature and literary history. The second edition of volume one of The Broadview Anthology of British Literature includes considerably more of Langland's Pierís Plowman than appears in the first edition, and includes for the first time the work of John Gower. Also new to the bound book component of the anthology is the York Crucifixion Play, and additional work by Chaucer. With this volume as with the others, material continues to be added on an ongoing basis to the website component of the anthology.
  

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Contents

Preface
xvii
Acknowledgments
xxv
Introduction to The Medieval Period
xxviii
History of the Language and of Print and Manuscript Culture
lxii
Gildas
1
Bede
9
Exeter Book Elegies
24
The Dream of the Rood
31
The Hundred Years War
224
The Black Death
227
The Uprising of 1381
229
Sir Orfeo
236
The Mabinogi
246
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
258
John Gower
328
William Langland
345

The Cotton Maxims
35
Exeter Book Riddles
37
Old English Metrical Charms
40
Beowulf
44
Judith
93
The Battle of Maldon
103
Exodus
109
The AngloSaxon Chronicle
118
Alfred the Great King of Wessex
127
∆lfric of Eynsham
131
Saint Mary of Egypt
135
Wulfstan
149
Blickling Homil1es
154
Geoffrey of Monmouth
157
Marie de France
180
Middle English Lyrics
210
The Crises of the Fourteenth Century
222
The Great Famine
223
Love and Marriage in Medieval Britain
361
Geoffrey Chaucer
379
Thomas Hoccleve
555
The Travels of Sir John Mandeville
567
Julian of Norwich
586
Margery Kempe
604
Religious and Spiritual Life
628
MEDIEVAL DRAMA
666
The Service for Representing Adam
668
The Chester Noahs Flood
686
The Wakefield Master
698
The York Crucifixion
726
Mankind
734
Sir Thomas Malory
754
from Morte Darthur
755
Appendices
800
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Our Editorial Team: Joseph Black, University of Massachusetts Leonard Conolly, Trent University Kate Flint, Rutgers University Isobel Grundy, University of Alberta Roy Liuzza, University of Tennessee Jerome McGann, University of Virginia Anne Prescott, Barnard College Barry Qualls, Rutgers University Claire Waters, University of California at Davis

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