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Naming and namelessness in medieval romance, Jane Bliss

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Naming and namelessness in medieval romance
Title
Naming and namelessness in medieval romance
Statement of responsibility
Jane Bliss
Title variation
Naming & namelessness in medieval romance
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Naming and namelessness are among the major themes of medieval romance. Because the genre is so difficult to define, scholars have viewed romance as containing a critical number of themes; this book treats naming as a major theme of romance, and furthermore examines romance's relationship with contemporary naming-theory. A new genre, it is able to play with naming in a way that previously established genres are not." "The book begins with a description of the medieval background to romance, and explores a series of naming-patterns found across a broad range of texts. It continues with a detailed analysis of twenty-one romances (in English, French, and Anglo-Norman, from 1130 to 1500), to show how naming-themes are treated differently in each, and to demonstrate the importance of name as a generic marker. Finally, an appendix provides details of each romance's context, together with indications for further research."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
UKM
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Bliss, Jane.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in medieval romance
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Names in literature
  • Romances, English
  • Romances
  • Romances, Anglo-Norman
Label
Naming and namelessness in medieval romance, Jane Bliss
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 221-240) and index
Contents
  • I.
  • Context and Content.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Context of Medieval Romance.
  • p. 2
  • 2.
  • Naming Patterns and Tendencies.
  • p. 22
  • II.
  • Themes and Meanings.
  • p. 87
  • 3.
  • Power of Name.
  • p. 88
  • 4.
  • Fair Unknown.
  • p. 105
  • 5.
  • Unknown Women.
  • p. 134
  • 6.
  • Fair Unknown Revisited.
  • p. 155
  • 7.
  • Women's Power of Name.
  • p. 175
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 196
  • App. A.
  • Further Contextual Information.
  • p. 200
  • App. B.
  • Principal Texts and Authors in approximate chronological order.
  • p. 219
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 221
  • Index.
  • p. 241
Control code
ocn190967810
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 253 p.
Isbn
9781843841593
Label
Naming and namelessness in medieval romance, Jane Bliss
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 221-240) and index
Contents
  • I.
  • Context and Content.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Context of Medieval Romance.
  • p. 2
  • 2.
  • Naming Patterns and Tendencies.
  • p. 22
  • II.
  • Themes and Meanings.
  • p. 87
  • 3.
  • Power of Name.
  • p. 88
  • 4.
  • Fair Unknown.
  • p. 105
  • 5.
  • Unknown Women.
  • p. 134
  • 6.
  • Fair Unknown Revisited.
  • p. 155
  • 7.
  • Women's Power of Name.
  • p. 175
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 196
  • App. A.
  • Further Contextual Information.
  • p. 200
  • App. B.
  • Principal Texts and Authors in approximate chronological order.
  • p. 219
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 221
  • Index.
  • p. 241
Control code
ocn190967810
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 253 p.
Isbn
9781843841593

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