Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Get Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - The Medieval Siege by Malcolm Hebron

Sieges were a popular subject in medieval romances. Tales of the Crusades featured champions of Christianity capturing towns in the Holy Land or mounting heroic defences. The fall of a great city such as Troy, Thebes, or Jerusalem provided opportunities for the recreation of ancient chivalry and for reflections on historical change. Images of the siege in romances also point to other forms, such as drama and love allegory, where it represents the trial of the soul or the pursuit of the beloved. This book is the first full-length study of an important theme in medieval literature. Close reading of selected Middle English shows how writers used descriptions of sieges to explore such subjects as military strategy, heroism, chivalry, and attitudes to the past. This study also draws on a wide range of writings in several languages, to set the romances in a broad context. When they are seen against a background of military manuals, patristic commentary, pageantry, and love poetry, the sieges of romance take on deeper resonances of meaning and reflect the vitality of the theme in medieval culture as a whole.

Buy The Medieval Siege by Malcolm Hebron from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780198186205
ISBN-10: 0198186207
Format: Hardback
(225mm x 144mm x 17mm)
Pages: 200
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 24-Jul-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Book Reviews - The Medieval Siege by Malcolm Hebron

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Medieval Siege book by Malcolm Hebron and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Books By Malcolm Hebron

Key Concepts in Renaissance Literature by Malcolm Hebron
Paperback, May 2008
$48.56
Mastering the Language of Literature by Malcolm Hebron
Paperback, October 2003
$52.16