MIDDLE ENGLISH ROMANCES
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Contents

Preface

Reading Middle English

Abbreviations

Middle English Romances

  • NURTURE AND CORRECTION

      Havelok
      Ywain and Gawain

  • TRIAL AND ORDEAL

      Sir Orfeo
      Sir Launfal

  • CHALLENGES TO THE ROUND TABLE

      The Awntyrs off Arthure at the Terne Wathelyne
      The Weddyng of Syr Gawen and Dame Ragnell for Helpyng of Kyng Arthoure

  • HOLY WAR

      The Sege off Melayne

Sources and Backgrounds

  • HAVELOK
      Geffrei Gaimar : From L'Estoire des Engleis

  • YWAIN AND GAWAIN
      Chrétien de Troyes: From Yvain

  • SIR ORFEO
      Boethius: From King Alfred's Translation of The Consolation of Philosophy

  • SIR LAUNFAL
      Sir Landevale

  • THE AWNTYRS OFF ARTHURE AT THE TERNE WATHELEYNE
      The Trental of St. Gregory
      Two Exempla from the Gesta Romanorum

  • THE WEDDYNG OF SYR GAWEN AND DAME RAGNELL FOR HELPYNG OF KYNG ARTHOURE
      The Marriage of Sir Gawaine

  • THE SEGE OFF MELAYNE
      Capystranus

Criticism

  • Erich Auerbach: The Knight Sets Forth
  • John Finlayson: Definitions of Middle English Romance
  • Albert C. Baugh: Improvisation in the Middle English Romance
  • Gisela Guddat-Figge: The Audience of the Romances

Selected Bibliography


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