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A Medieval Storybook

Compiled by Morris Bishop
Illustrated by Alison Mason Kingsbury
Format: Hardback
Language: English
Publisher: Cornell University Press, Ithaca, United States
Published: 15th Aug 2017
Dimensions: w 140mm h 216mm d 20mm
Weight: 546g
ISBN-10: 0801405629
ISBN-13: 9780801405624
Barcode No: 9780801405624
Synopsis
From the rich store of medieval tales, Morris Bishop brings together a delightful collection of thirty-five stories--some romantic, some religious, some realistic, some even scurrilous.

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"A pleasant collection of medieval tales intended for light reading. There are the usual bits and pieces from the Arthurian legend, from the lais and the collections like the Decameron, from saints' lives, and from the moralized exempla of the preachers' handbooks, all illustrating the lighter side of the extraordinarily rich tradition of medieval narrative art."--Virginia Quarterly Review "Every medievalist with a sense of humor has wanted to do this sort of book, but too few have. Morris Bishop gives us a delightful collection of medieval storytelling, ranging from the twelfth to the fifteenth century, in Latin, Norse, French, Spanish, Italian, and English. Recommended for all popular collections and especially for children."--Library Journal