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The Resource Troilus and Criseyde

Troilus and Criseyde

Label
Troilus and Criseyde
Title
Troilus and Criseyde
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The three Oxford Guides to Chaucer are written by scholars of international repute, with the purpose of summarizing what is known about his works and offering interpretations based on recent advances in both historical knowledge and theoretical understanding. Barry Windeatt's volume on Troilus and Criseyde examines the poem that is Chaucer's most ambitious single achievement, his masterpiece, and one of the very finest narrative poems in the English language. The story of love fulfilled and trust betrayed - of how Troilus and Criseyde discover love, and how she abandons him for Diomede after her departure from Troy - is presented by Chaucer with profound insight into human character and explored through its philosophical and spiritual dimensions. This Oxford Guide is the most comprehensive introduction to Troilus and Criseyde yet produced. It includes the fullest and most convenient account of Chaucer's imaginative use of his sources, the first extended analysis of the poem's originality of genre, and a readable commentary on all aspects of the work, its structure, themes, characterization, and style. It also contains a survey of literary responses to Troilus in the three centuries following Chaucer's death. The Guide combines the informative substance of a reference book with the coherence of a critical reading, and is set to establish itself as a standard work on Troilus and Criseyde
Cataloging source
UkLiU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Windeatt, B. A.
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR1896
LC item number
.W56 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Oxford guides to Chaucer
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Troilus (Legendary character) in literature
  • Trojan War in literature
  • Love in literature
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
Label
Troilus and Criseyde
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 383-406) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Bibliographical Note -- Date -- Text. Text, Voice, Performance. The Troilus Text: An Overview. The Troilus Text: The Questions -- Sources. Introduction: 'Lollius'. Boccaccio, Il Filostrato. Dares and Dictys. Benoit de Sainte-Maure, Le Roman de Troie. Guido de Columnis, Historia destructionis Troiae, and the Tradition of Troilus and Criseyde. Boethius, De consolatione philosophiae. Ovid. Le Roman de la rose. Guillaume de Machaut. The Story of Thebes. Dante -- Genre. Introduction. Epic. Romance. History. Tragedy. Drama. Lyric. Fabliau. Allegory -- Structure. Introduction. Symmetry. Structure and Setting. Structure of Time. Structure in the Stars -- Themes. Introduction. A Debate about Love. Serving and Deserving. Love and Religion. Sickness and Death. Pitee. Secrecy. Honour. Trouthe. Time and Change. Past, Present, and Future. Freedom and the Stars. Fortune and Freedom. Characterization. Troilus. Criseyde. Pandarus. Diomede. Ending(s) -- Style. The Play of Style. 'In science so expert'. 'This paynted proces'. 'Verray signal of martire'. 'Proverbes may me naught availle'. 'To ryme wel this book till have do' -- Imitation and Allusion, c.1385-1700
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
414 pages
Isbn
9780198111955
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Troilus and Criseyde
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 383-406) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Bibliographical Note -- Date -- Text. Text, Voice, Performance. The Troilus Text: An Overview. The Troilus Text: The Questions -- Sources. Introduction: 'Lollius'. Boccaccio, Il Filostrato. Dares and Dictys. Benoit de Sainte-Maure, Le Roman de Troie. Guido de Columnis, Historia destructionis Troiae, and the Tradition of Troilus and Criseyde. Boethius, De consolatione philosophiae. Ovid. Le Roman de la rose. Guillaume de Machaut. The Story of Thebes. Dante -- Genre. Introduction. Epic. Romance. History. Tragedy. Drama. Lyric. Fabliau. Allegory -- Structure. Introduction. Symmetry. Structure and Setting. Structure of Time. Structure in the Stars -- Themes. Introduction. A Debate about Love. Serving and Deserving. Love and Religion. Sickness and Death. Pitee. Secrecy. Honour. Trouthe. Time and Change. Past, Present, and Future. Freedom and the Stars. Fortune and Freedom. Characterization. Troilus. Criseyde. Pandarus. Diomede. Ending(s) -- Style. The Play of Style. 'In science so expert'. 'This paynted proces'. 'Verray signal of martire'. 'Proverbes may me naught availle'. 'To ryme wel this book till have do' -- Imitation and Allusion, c.1385-1700
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
414 pages
Isbn
9780198111955
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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