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Telling Tales and Crafting Books

Essays in Honor of Thomas H. Ohlgren

Ed. by Armstrong, Dorsey / Hughes, Shaun F. D. / Kaufman, Alexander L.

Series:Festschriften, Occasional Papers, and Lectures 24

MEDIEVAL INSTITUTE PUBLICATIONS (MIP)

    98,00 € / $109.00 / £88.00*

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    Publication Date:
    2019
    Copyright year:
    2019
    To be published:
    July 2019
    ISBN
    978-1-58044-229-9
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    Overview

    Aims and Scope

    The great corpus that is medieval literature contains, at its very center, the tale. These verse and prose fictional narratives, as well as stories that are grounded in some degree of historical truth, are the foundation of what readers, scholars, and enthusiasts often point to as signifiers of the medieval age. These tales - from the skillfully crafted to the more rudimentary and plain - often make familiar to modern readers what seems so distant and foreign about the Middle Ages. This volume of essays focuses on the tale and its ability to create mirth; what modern audiences would often define as happiness or joy, and the significance that the book has had on the transference of this mirth to audiences.

    This volume also celebrates the scholarship of Thomas H. Ohlgren, a medievalist whose work encompasses a number of different areas, but at its center lives the power of the tale and its ability to create a lasting impression on readers, both medieval and modern.

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    404 pages
    With 52 Illustrations
    Language:
    English

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