The Noble Merchant: Problems of Genre and Lineage in Hervis de Mes

The Noble Merchant: Problems of Genre and Lineage in Hervis de Mes

by Catherine M. Jones

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Overview

Jones argues that the Old French epic Hervis de Mes offers valuable insight into the expansion and diversification of a prominent medieval genre. In the early thirteenth century, the chanson de geste diversified by assimilating plots, compositional modes, and narrative strategies that had previously been the domain of romance, and yet was still excluded from the literary canon. Jones reclaims this thirteenth-century work for modern readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807892459
Publisher: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Romance Studies
Publication date: 01/01/1992
Series: North Carolina Studies in the Romance Languages and Literatures , #241
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.57(d)

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