Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature: 'Floire and Blancheflor' and the European Romance Series Number 32 (Hardback)
  • Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature: 'Floire and Blancheflor' and the European Romance Series Number 32 (Hardback)
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Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature: 'Floire and Blancheflor' and the European Romance Series Number 32 (Hardback)

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Hardback 258 Pages / Published: 10/04/1997
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This comparative 1997 study examines a medieval love story, Floire and Blancheflor, and shows how writers from Spain, France, Italy, England and Scandinavia reworked the story from the twelfth to the sixteenth century to develop and emphasize social, political, religious and artistic goals, while maintaining its entertaining qualities. It shows the importance of a little-known medieval Spanish version to the development of the story throughout Europe, and especially as a precursor to Boccaccio's Il Filocolo, and examines important issues of the development of prose fiction in medieval and Renaissance Europe. This study is unique for its breadth of coverage of one story and for its inclusion of Spain as a significant participant in the development of medieval narrative.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521431620
Number of pages: 258
Weight: 550 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'[Grieve's] summary of the origin and diffusion of Floire and Blancheflor throughout Europe, her account of the different families of texts and their witnesses are faultlessly presented, and they constitute, together with the bibliographic information, a useful guide to the textual history of Floire and Blancheflor in medieval Europe. This is a study of the greatest importance ... an impressive survey of all European versions of Floire and Blancheflor marked throughout by fine critical acumen ... a true landmark in Floire and Blancheflor scholarship.' Bryn Mawr Classical Review
'... a welcome addition to Floire and Blancheflor scholarship.' Medium Aevum
"Patricia E. Grieve's ambitious comparative study presents nothing less than a poetics of medieval romance's transformation and diversification through an examination of the enduring love story of Floire and Blancheflor." Barbara F. Weissberger, Speculum - A Journal of Medieval Studies

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