Medieval Literature: A Basic Anthology (Paperback)

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These excerpts from works of philosophy and religion, history and drama, fiction, poetry, and other genres introduce the many facets of medieval literature. The anthology opens with chapters from The Confessions of St. Augustine, the first Western biography and a model for Christian writers throughout the Middle Ages. Book One of Boethius's The Consolation of Philosophy follows, along with selections from the Venerable Bede's The Ecclesiastical History of the English People and the Old English epic poem Beowulf.
Other selections include The Story of My Misfortunes by Peter Ab lard; Medieval Lays and Legends of Marie de France; The Lady of the Fountain and The Dream of Rhonabwy from Lady Charlotte E. Guest's The Mabinogion; three stories from Boccaccio's Decameron; The Reeve's Tale, The Cook's Tale, and The Lawyer's Tale from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales; Book One of Thomas Kempis's The Imitation of Christ; and the anonymous 15-century morality play Everyman.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780486813424
ISBN-10: 0486813428
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication Date: July 18th, 2017
Pages: 368
Language: English
Series: Dover Thrift Editions