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The Resource The lily and the thistle : the French tradition and the older literature of Scotland : essays in criticism, William Calin, (electronic resource)

The lily and the thistle : the French tradition and the older literature of Scotland : essays in criticism, William Calin, (electronic resource)

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The lily and the thistle : the French tradition and the older literature of Scotland : essays in criticism
Title
The lily and the thistle
Title remainder
the French tradition and the older literature of Scotland : essays in criticism
Statement of responsibility
William Calin
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In 'The lily and the thistle', William Calin argues for a reconsideration of the French impact on medieval and renaissance Scottish literature. Calin proposes that much of traditional, medieval, and early modern Scottish culture, thought to be native to Scotland or primarily from England, is in fact strikingly international and European. By situating Scottish works in a broad intertextual context, Calin reveals which French genres and modes were most popular in Scotland and why. 'The lily and the thistle' provides appraisals of medieval narrative texts in the high courtly mode (equivalent to the French "dits amoureux"); comic, didactic, and satirical texts; and Scots romance. Special attention is accorded to texts composed originally in French such as the Arthurian "Roman de Fergus," as well as to the lyrics of Mary Queen of Scots and little known writers from the French and Scottish canons. By considering both medieval and renaissance works, Calin is able to observe shifts in taste and French influence over the centuries
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Calin, William
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Scottish literature
  • Scottish literature
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The lily and the thistle : the French tradition and the older literature of Scotland : essays in criticism, William Calin, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-399) and index
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ssj0001130361
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 415 pages)
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online
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Isbn
9781442646650
Isbn Type
(bound : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013498503
Specific material designation
remote
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(WaSeSS)ssj0001130361
Label
The lily and the thistle : the French tradition and the older literature of Scotland : essays in criticism, William Calin, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-399) and index
Control code
ssj0001130361
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 415 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781442646650
Isbn Type
(bound : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013498503
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001130361

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