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Medieval Literature 1300-1500

Pamela King

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Medieval literature can be daunting. This critical guide is designed to help readers to relax in the company of diverting and entertaining voices from that 'other country' that is the past.

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Contents

Chronology
Introduction
1: The Ideal World
2: Social Change
3: Religion and Morality
4: Complaint and Dissent
5: The Literary World
Conclusion
Student Resources
Index.

About the Author

Pamela King is Professor and Director of the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of Bristol.She has published widely on interdisciplinary aspects of late medieval culture, with a particular interest in religious theatre and European civic display. Her monograph on the York Mystery Cycle won the David Bevington and Beatrice White prizes. A graduate of Edinburgh and York, she taught in the Universities of Warwick, York, London and Cumbria, and has held the Chair of Medieval Studies in the University of Bristol since 2005.

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