Anthology of Medieval Literature

Anthology of Medieval Literature

by Rebecca Manor (Editor)
Trade Paperback, 238 pages
Price: $14.95

Beautiful Feet Books and Rebecca Manor's Anthology of Medieval Literature traces the development of thought and culture in Europe from the fourth century up through the 1300s. Beginning with excerpts of Augustine's Confessions and culminating with selections from Dante's Divine Comedy, students will trade medieval culture from the beginnings of Christendom to the Age of Exploration. Selections from major works such as The Song of Roland, Marco Polo's Book of Wonders, and The Deeds of Charlemagne are included along with poems, creeds, hymns, and selections from medieval thinkers like Peter Abelard and Thomas Aquinas. For use with the Beautiful Feet Books' Literature Approach to Medieval History study guide, this anthology will provide high school level students with an introductory survey of some of the greatest literature works of western civilization.

Table of Contents:

I. Literature of the Early Christian Tradition
The Nicene Creed
Te Deum by Nicetas of Remesiana
Hymn by Ambrose of Milan
by St. Augustine

II. Romanesque Literature
The Deeds of Charlemagne by Notker of St. Gall

III. Old English Literature
The Ruined City
The Battle of Brunanburh

IV. Romanesque Literature
The Story of My Calamities by Peter Abelard

V. Arthurian Literature
The Song of Roland

VI. Romance Literature
Crusader's Farewellby Thibaud
The Travels of Marco Polo by Marco Polo

VII. Late Latin Literature
Vespers on Corpus Christiby Thomas Aquinas
The Song of the Creatures
by St. Francis of Assisi

VIII. Dante
The Divine Comedy, selections from "Hell"

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