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Chivalry and romance in the English Renaissance, Alex Davis

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Chivalry and romance in the English Renaissance
Title
Chivalry and romance in the English Renaissance
Statement of responsibility
Alex Davis
Title variation
Chivalry & Romance in the English Renaissance
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Language
eng
Summary
'Chivalry and Romance in Renaissance England' offers a reinterpretation of the place and significance of chivalric culture in the sixteenth and seventeenth-century and explores the implications of this reconfigured interpretation for an understanding of the medieval generally. Received wisdom has it that both chivalric culture and the literature of chivalry - romances - were obsolete by the time of the Renaissance, an understanding epitomised by the figure of Don Quixote, the reader of chivalric fictions whose risible literary tastes render him absurd. By way of contrast, this study finds evidence for the continued vitality and relevance of chivalric values at all levels of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century society, from the court entertainments of Elizabeth I to the civic culture of London merchants and artisans. At the same time, it charts the process by which, throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the chivalric has been firstly exclusively identified with the medieval and then transformed into a virtual shorthand for 'pastness' generally. ALEX DAVIS is lecturer in English, University of St Andrews
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UkCbUP
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1973-
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Davis, Alex
Dewey number
820.9/353
Index
index present
LC call number
PR428.C45
LC item number
D38 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • English literature
  • Chivalry in literature
  • Literature and history
  • Literature and history
  • Medievalism
  • Medievalism
  • Romances, English
  • Knights and knighthood in literature
  • Middle Ages in literature
  • Renaissance
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Chivalry and romance in the English Renaissance, Alex Davis
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 02 Oct 2015)
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1 'Not Knowing Their Parents': Reading Chivalric Romance -- Ch. 2 The Progress of Romance (I): Kenilworth, 1575 -- Ch. 3 Castles in the Air: Quixotic Representations on the Seventeenth-Century Stage -- Ch. 4 'Gentleman-Like Adventure': Duelling in the 'Life' of Lord Herbert of Cherbury -- Ch. 5 'The Lady Errant': Katherine Philips as Reader of Romance -- Ch. 6 The Progress of Romance (II): Kenilworth, Chivalry, and the Middle Ages -- Conclusion: 'The Chronicle of Wasted Time'
Control code
CR9781846150395
Extent
1 online resource (263 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780859917773
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Chivalry and romance in the English Renaissance, Alex Davis
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 02 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1 'Not Knowing Their Parents': Reading Chivalric Romance -- Ch. 2 The Progress of Romance (I): Kenilworth, 1575 -- Ch. 3 Castles in the Air: Quixotic Representations on the Seventeenth-Century Stage -- Ch. 4 'Gentleman-Like Adventure': Duelling in the 'Life' of Lord Herbert of Cherbury -- Ch. 5 'The Lady Errant': Katherine Philips as Reader of Romance -- Ch. 6 The Progress of Romance (II): Kenilworth, Chivalry, and the Middle Ages -- Conclusion: 'The Chronicle of Wasted Time'
Control code
CR9781846150395
Extent
1 online resource (263 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780859917773
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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