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The Resource Heroes and anti-heroes in medieval romance, edited by Neil Cartlidge

Heroes and anti-heroes in medieval romance, edited by Neil Cartlidge

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Heroes and anti-heroes in medieval romance
Title
Heroes and anti-heroes in medieval romance
Statement of responsibility
edited by Neil Cartlidge
Title variation
Heroes & Anti-Heroes in Medieval Romance
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Medieval romances so insistently celebrate the triumphs of heroes and the discomfiture of villains that they discourage recognition of just how morally ambiguous, antisocial or even downright sinister their protagonists can be, and, correspondingly, of just how admirable or impressive their defeated opponents often are. This tension between the heroic and the antiheroic makes a major contribution to the dramatic complexity of medieval romance, but it is not an aspect of the genre that has been frequently discussed up. Focusing on fourteen distinct characters and character-types in medieval narrative, this book illustrates the range of different ways in which the imaginative power and appeal of romance-texts often depends on contradictions implicit in the very ideal of heroism. Dr Neil Cartlidge is Lecturer in English at the University of Durham. Contributors: Neil Cartlidge, Penny Eley, David Ashurst, Meg Lamont, Laura Ashe, Judith Weiss, Gareth Griffith, Kate McClune, Nancy Mason Bradbury, Ad Putter, Robert Rouse, Siobhain Bly Calkin, James Wade, Stephanie Vierick Gibbs Kamath
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Cataloging source
UkCbUP
Dewey number
809.93353
Index
index present
LC call number
PN682.H48
LC item number
H47 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1967-
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Cartlidge, Neil
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Heroes in literature
  • Romances
  • Literature, Medieval
Label
Heroes and anti-heroes in medieval romance, edited by Neil Cartlidge
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Publication
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 02 Oct 2015)
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Turnus / Penny Eley -- Alexander the Great / David Ashurst -- Hengist / Margaret Lamont -- Harold Godwineson / Laura Ashe -- Mordred / Judith Weiss -- Merlin / Gareth Griffith -- Gawain / Kate McClune -- Gamelyn / Nancy Mason Bradbury -- Ralph the Collier / Ad Putter -- The anti-heroic heart / Stephanie Viereck Gibbs Kamath -- Crusaders / Robert Allen Rouse -- Saracens / Siobhain Bly Calkin -- Ungallant knights / James Wade -- Sons of devils / Neil Cartlidge
Control code
CR9781846158704
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 247 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781846158704
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Heroes and anti-heroes in medieval romance, edited by Neil Cartlidge
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
Turnus / Penny Eley -- Alexander the Great / David Ashurst -- Hengist / Margaret Lamont -- Harold Godwineson / Laura Ashe -- Mordred / Judith Weiss -- Merlin / Gareth Griffith -- Gawain / Kate McClune -- Gamelyn / Nancy Mason Bradbury -- Ralph the Collier / Ad Putter -- The anti-heroic heart / Stephanie Viereck Gibbs Kamath -- Crusaders / Robert Allen Rouse -- Saracens / Siobhain Bly Calkin -- Ungallant knights / James Wade -- Sons of devils / Neil Cartlidge
Control code
CR9781846158704
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 247 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781846158704
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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