Fantasies of Troy: Classical Tales and the Social Imaginary in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Forsideomslag
Alan Shepard, Stephen David Powell Powell
Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, 2004 - 306 sider
For medieval and early modern Europeans, contemporary culture was often refracted through the legend of Troy, arguably the most important set of stories outside the Bible for centuries of western European history. These stories were transmitted in dozens of competing versions, and contemporary local events were habitually understood in the context of a pagan legend whose origins were remote and whose mandate was ambiguous. The fifteen essays in this volume offer compelling new treatments of these now-evaporated fantasies of Troy, which were central to the European social imaginary. The essays consider texts and performances of Troy across a wide generic range, from learned court poetry to burlesque, from treatises on linguistic history to public spectacles.
 

Indhold

Introduction
1
How Troy Came to Spenser
15
Marlowes Gnostic
39
The Irish Destruction of Troy on
81
The Disappearance of the Trojan Legend
97
Christine de Pizans Hector
133
et exemples héroïques
149
11
163
12
185
Ekphrasis
193
13
215
Trials of
237
Brute in The Triumphes of ReUni
253
Death of Henry Prince of Wales
269
Index
291
Mundays
297

Surreys Aeneid
177

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