Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Christianity and Romance in Medieval England

Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Christianity and Romance in Medieval England

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Christianity and Romance in Medieval England, ed. Rosalind Field, Phillipa Hardman, and Michelle Sweeney, Christianity and Culture: Issues in Teaching and Research 3 (Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 2010). xxi + 204 pp. ISBN 978-1-84384- 219- 4. £50.00. The essays in this volume are interested in the ways romances depict the complex relationships between Christian ideals and the hallmark concerns of the genre: chivalry and dynasty. Helen Cooper brings the major threads together in an introduction, and the editors arrange the articles into four clusters. The first, 'Christianity and the matters of romance', concerns Christian interactions with non-Christian settings and figures, with articles on classical (and thus pagan) romances, the incorporation of Celtic elements, and representations of Saracens and their world. The next section, 'Issues and debates', treats aspects of chivalry, magic, and the problems of Christian values in narratives focused on worldly interests. …

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