Stories of Romance from the Age of Chivalry

A collection of folk tales, fables, Arthurian romances, tales of chivalry, and other tales reflecting the life and thought of the Middle Ages.

Author: Frederick Joseph Harvey Darton

Publisher: Arlington House Pub

ISBN: 0517447347

Category: Social Science

Page: 423

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A collection of folk tales, fables, Arthurian romances, tales of chivalry, and other tales reflecting the life and thought of the Middle Ages.

Chivalry and Romance in the English Renaissance

It is not hard to find condemnations of chivalric romances in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries ... Renaissance version of the classical epic , retaining only vestigial links with the old tales of chivalry .

Author: Alex Davis

Publisher: DS Brewer

ISBN: 0859917770

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 263

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A reinterpretation of the place and significance of chivalric culture in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and what it says about contemporary attitudes to the medieval.

Chivalric Stories as Children s Literature

This book examines how late Victorians and Edwardians retold medieval narratives of chivalry--epics, romances, sagas, legends and ballads.

Author: Velma Bourgeois Richmond

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786496228

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 384

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"Strongly interdisciplinary and informed by deep scholarship, this well-written work has value for the history of education, European history, literature, folklore, and children's literature studies...highly recommended"--Choice “A rich bibliographic resource that will be valued by scholars of children’s literature and medievalism”—Speculum “Useful information...valuable”—Arthuriana “Richmond’s study is thorough and her descriptions are rich in detail...valuable”—Children's Literature Association Quarterly Knights and ladies, giants and dragons, tournaments, battles, quests and crusades are commonplace in stories for children. This book examines how late Victorians and Edwardians retold medieval narratives of chivalry--epics, romances, sagas, legends and ballads. Stories of Beowulf, Arthur, Gawain, St. George, Roland, Robin Hood and many more thrilled and instructed children, and encouraged adult reading. Lavish volumes and schoolbooks of the era featured illustrated texts, many by major artists. Children's books, an essential part of Edwardian publishing, were disseminated throughout the English-speaking world. Many are being reprinted today. This book examines related contexts of Medievalism expressed in painting, architecture, music and public celebrations, and the works of major authors, including Sir Walter Scott, Tennyson, Longfellow and William Morris. The book explores national identity expressed through literature, ideals of honor and valor in the years before World War I, and how childhood reading influenced 20th-century writers as diverse as C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, Siegfried Sassoon, David Jones, Graham Greene, Ian Fleming and John Le Carre.