Medieval Tales and Stories: 108 Prose Narratives of the Middle Ages

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Courier Corporation, 2000 - Literary Collections - 244 pages
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Stories chosen from 10 medieval collections (Disciplina clericalis, Dolopathos, Il Novellino, Gesta Romanorum, Il Pecorone, Les cent nouvelles nouvelles, etc.) offer a wonderful glimpse into many elements of medieval culture — witchcraft, magic, Crusaders, astrology, alchemy, pacts with the Devil, chivalry, trial by torture, church councils, mercantile life, such famous figures as Abelard, Dante, and Giotto, and much more.
 

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Contents

The Medieval Short Story in Its Context
ix
From Discipline clericalis
1
From Dolopathos
23
From Sermones feriales et communes
45
From Il Novellino
57
From Cesta Romanorum
79
From El Conde Lucanor
105
From Il Pecorone
128
From Il Trecentonovelle
163
From Les cent nouvelles nouvelles
200
From Dil Ulenspiegel
228
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Stanley Appelbaum served for decades as Dover's Editor in Chief until his retirement in 1996. He continues to work as a selector, compiler, editor, and translator of literature in a remarkable range of languages that includes Spanish, Italian, French, German, and Russian.

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