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By Lee Manion

In Narrating the Crusades, Lee Manion examines crusading's narrative-generating energy because it is mirrored in English literature from c.1300 to 1604. by means of synthesizing key good points of campaign discourse into one paradigm, this booklet identifies and analyzes the types of news crusading produced in England, uncovering new facts for literary and historic learn in addition to style reports. Surveying medieval romances together with Richard Cœur de Lion, Sir Isumbras, Octavian, and The Sowdone of Babylone along historic practices, chronicles, and treatises, this examine exhibits how diverse kinds of crusading literature tackle cultural matters approximately collective and personal motion. those insights expand to early smooth writing, together with Spenser's Faerie Queene, Marlowe's Tamburlaine, and Shakespeare's Othello, offering a richer realizing of the way crusading's narrative formed the start of the fashionable period. this primary full-length exam of English crusading literature should be a necessary source for the examine of crusading in literary and historic contexts.

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