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$moos of Uuropati ILiteratttre

EDITED BY

PROFESSOR SAINTSBURY

THE DARK AGES

PERIODS OF EUROPEAN LITERATURE.

Edited By Professor SAINTSBURY.

A COMPLETE AND CONTINUOUS HISTORY OF THE SUBJECT.
In 12 Crown 8vo Volumes.

"The criticism which alone can much help us for the future is a criticism which regards Europe as being, for intellectual and spiritual purposes, one great confederation, bound to a joint action and working to a common result"

Matthew Arnold.

I. The DARK AGES

II. The FLOURISHING OF ROMANCE
AND THE RISE OF ALLEGORY .

III. The FOURTEENTH CENTURY .

IV. The TRANSITION PERIOD .

V. The EARLIER RENAISSANCE .
VI. The LATER RENAISSANCE . ' .
VII. The FIRST HALF Of 17th CENTURY .
VIII. The AUGUSTAN AGES ....
IX. The MID-EIGHTEENTH CENTURY .

X. The ROMANTIC REVOLT
XI. The ROMANTIC TRIUMPH .
XII. The LATER NINETEENTH CENTURY

Professor W. P. Ker. [Ready.

The Editor. arr,

F. J. Snell. [Ready.

G. Gregory Smith. [Ready.
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David Hannay. [Ready.
Professor H. J. C. Grierson.
Oliver Elton. [Ready.
J. H. Millar. [Ready.
Professor C. E. Vauoban.

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The Editor.

CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS, New York.

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FELLOW OF ALL SOULS COLLEGE, OXFORD;
PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH LITERATURE IN UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, LONDON

NEW YORK

CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS

153-157 FIFTH AVENUE

1904

All Rights reserved

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PREFACE.

The scope of this book is described in the Introduction (chapter i.) and in the Editor's account of the whole series, in the next volume, so that there is the less need for a formal Preface. It may be explained, however, that some freedom has been used in the selection and arrangement of matter. Old English literature has been treated, for example, with less detail than Icelandic, because it is more familiar ground in this country, and has been well described in many recent works. In Icelandic, the poems of the Elder Edda have been taken as more important than anything else, but very little is said of the problems of their date and origin. The notes on Irish and Welsh literature are intended merely as illustrations of certain general topics; a fuller account was hardly possible: as it is, this chapter trespasses too far in regions where the author has no special credentials. At the end of the book it was found unnecessary to

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