Medieval alliterative poetry

Essays in honour of Thorlac Turville-Petre

John A. Burrow & Hoyt N. Duggan, editors

Hardback €49.50
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ISBN: 978-1-84682-180-6
April 2010. 230pp.

This rich volume is a fitting tribute to Thorlac Turville-Petre’s own contributions to the field of Middle English studies, contributions that have shaped our understanding of alliterative poetry and of national identity as it was articulated during the Middle Ages. The essays in the volume read like a bracing seminar composed of committed and genially argumentative scholars … the combined effect of the essays suggests a broadening scope for alliterative studies … [this book] ends by producing a strong argument for the vigor of alliterative studies', Lynn Staley, Journal of English and Germanic Philology (October 2012).