Literary Medieval Criticism

Biblical Paradigms in Medieval English Literature: From by Lawrence Besserman

By Lawrence Besserman

This e-book examines the tricky and strange dating among the sacred and secular spheres of English medieval tradition, positing that the assimilation of sacred and secular motifs will be in both path, or maybe in either instructions. that's, medieval English writers may possibly acceptable biblical paradigms to specific secular subject matters, and vice versa. Codicological, psychoanalytic, feminist, and new historicist insights tell readings of Beowulf, center English lyric poetry, the Gawain-poet, Chaucer, and Malory, between others. Besserman elucidates the structural and thematic complexity of the combination of biblical and biblically derived sacred diction, imagery, personality varieties, and issues within the works into account, picking inside of them new biblical assets and analogues and offering clean insights into the contextual which means and value of the biblical paradigms they install. This e-book highlights the shaping impression of biblical and biblically derived sacred paradigms on exemplary literature produced within the center Ages.

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