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English Language and Literature

Dictionaries

Medieval/Middle Ages - A Sample of In-depth Works from our Collection

Middle English Literature
Drexel Library Book Shelves (2nd floor) PR255.B45 1986 
This resource discusses the important writers and stylistic elements particular to genres of fifteenth century literature. Discussions of romances, poetry, and prose (including sermons and mystical writing) are included.

Chaucer and the Fifteenth Century
Drexel Library Book Shelves (2nd floor) PR255 B47
This book attempts to situate Chaucer among the literary genres of the fifteenth century, and among the other influential writers that sprung from that era.

The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Romance
This collection of essays discusses the genre of Medieval romance in historical terms, both in its original development and as it influenced genres across Europe.

Other volumes in Cambridge Collections Online:

Cambridge Companion to Chaucer
Cambridge Companion to Old English Literature

Cambridge Companion to Medieval Women's Writing


Politics and Poetry in the Fifteenth Century
Drexel Library Book Shelves (2nd floor) PR317.P6 S3
This work provides an introduction to the historical backdrop of 15th century England that shaped and influenced poetry of the time. Discussions include both national and foreign events and sentiments affecting England.