Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Courtliness and Literature in Medieval England

Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Courtliness and Literature in Medieval England

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David Burnley, Courtliness and Literature in Medieval England, Longman Medieval and Renaissance Library (London: Longman, 1998). xiii + z41 pp. ISBN o-582-292158, @40-00 (hard covers); ISBN o-582-79zi6-6, L14-99 (p/b). The Longman Medieval and Renaissance Library seeks to 'draw on original research and [be] sensitive to current critical concerns, but [is] designed particularly to meet the needs of students and the general reader. The key feature is breadth and variety of coverage.' David Burnley's study is at its best when it is explaining and developing traditional concepts and ideas, like that of courtly love, though alternative explanations often go unmentioned, and such key concepts as those of the individual and the role of women are far more contested in recent scholarship than appears here. …

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