Criticism of the Court and the Evil King in the Middle Ages: Literary-Historical Analyses (Studies in Medieval Literature) (Hardcover)

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Criticism of the Court and the Evil King in the Middle Ages: Literary-Historical Analyses, identifies and discusses the discourse focused on the criticism of the court, specifically of the king, across medieval Europe. Tracing its development from the tenth through the fifteenth centuries, chapters examine Icelandic sagas, Old Spanish heroic epic poetry, courtly romances, early modern French and German prose novels, and late medieval short verse and prose narratives as well as the work of medieval critics such as John of Salisbury and Marsilius of Padua. Albrecht Classen explores how the writers used their craft creatively and covertly to voice harsh criticism of the ruling class and unearths a deep distrust of kings and other authority figures during the Middle Ages.

About the Author


Albrecht Classen is University Distinguished Professor of German Studies at the University of Arizona, Tucson.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781666941210
ISBN-10: 1666941212
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication Date: August 15th, 2024
Pages: 300
Language: English
Series: Studies in Medieval Literature