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Thinking Medieval Romance$
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Katherine C. Little and Nicola McDonald

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780198795148

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198795148.001.0001

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(p.1) Introduction
Thinking Medieval Romance

Katherine C. Little

Nicola McDonald

Oxford University Press

In their Introduction, the editors argue that romance—a genre invented in the twelfth century as a new mode of storytelling and distinguished, throughout the period, for its confident, ambitious modernity—is one of the most important if unexpected sites for, and modes of, medieval thinking, especially about things that were elsewhere unthinkable. The Introduction also provides an overview of the eleven chapters in the volume, one that highlights their coverage (French, Middle English and Anglo-Norman), their interdisciplinarity, and their provocative insights into romance thought on politics, religion, music, the romance genre, and on the nature of romance thinking itself.

Keywords:   romance, medieval literature, Old French, Middle English, fiction

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