The Expansion and Transformations of Courtly Literature

Edited by Nathaniel B. Smith and Joseph T. Snow


"The whole collection is energetic—even agressive—enough to sustain a reader interested in the field from cover to cover, and that is high praise for this kind of book."
South Atlantic Review

This collection brings together twelve selected papers given at the Second Triennial Congress of the International Courtly Literature Society. Because the courtly ethos is the central phenomenon marking medieval vernacular literature, it provides a theme that serves as an ideological guide through the later Middle Ages and on into the Renaissance and as a framework for the essays collected in this volume.

Page count: 248 pp.
Trim size: 5.5 x 8.5


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Nathaniel B. Smith is associate dean for international programs at Franklin and Marshall College. His books include Figures of Repetition in the Old Provençal Lyric: A Study in the Style of the Troubadours. Joseph T. Snow is professor emeritus of Spanish and Portuguese at Michigan State University and editor of Celestinesca: boletin informativo internatcional.