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Medieval Narratives of Alexander the Great


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Introduction Alexander in Antiquity Sic et Non: The Alexandreis and the Ylias Anxious Romance: The Roman d'Alexandre, the Roman de Troie, and Cliges Insular Alexander? The Roman de toute chevalerie and the Roman de Horn English and International? Kyng Alisaunder, Of Arthour and of Merlin, and The Seege or Batayle of Troie Conclusion Appendix 1 Chronology Appendix 2 Narrative Summaries Bibliography Index

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Venetia Bridges is Assistant Professor, Department of English Studies at Durham University, having previously graduated from Oxford and earning her PhD at Cambridge.


In this well-written and cogently argued book, Venetia Bridges raises issues usually swept under the carpet of critical discourse on medieval romance. * FRENCH STUDIES *
In addition to fresh readings of Alexander narratives, Bridges's most important contributions are the new terms ('anxious romance,' 'intellectual romance') by which she organizes-or, better, disorganizes-notions of the genre, and her repeated calls to question settled scholarly practice.. [W]ith this book Bridges clears a path for new approaches to medieval literary study and maps ways of getting there. * STUDIES IN THE AGE OF CHAUCER *
This is an exciting topic, and one which will be enthusiastically received by our field. [...] I look forward to seeing future work from Bridges that continues to think in exciting, transnational ways. * MEDIUM AEVUM *
This book will be of interest to literary scholars and advanced students in many different fields: medieval Latin, medieval French and Anglo-Norman, and Middle English. Given Venetia Bridges's preoccupation with interpretive questions, it should have broad appeal. * JOURNAL OF MEDIEVAL LATIN *

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