Medieval Mythography, Volume Three

The Emergence of Italian Humanism, 1321-1475

By Jane Chance

Medieval Mythography, Volume Three

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  • ISBN: 9781532688973
  • Pages: 698
  • Publication Date: 11/15/2019
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Medieval Mythography, Volume Three

The Emergence of Italian Humanism, 1321-1475

By Jane Chance

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  • ISBN: 9781532688973
  • Pages: 698
  • Publication Date: 11/15/2019
  • Retail Price: $56.00
Web Price: $44.80
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With this volume, Jane Chance concludes her monumental study of the history of mythography in medieval literature. Her focus here is the advent of hybrid mythography, the transformation of mythological commentary by blending the scholarly with the courtly and the personal.

No other work examines the mythographic interrelationships among these poets and their unique and personal approaches to mythological commentary.

Endorsements & Reviews-

“An extraordinary achievement and a fitting final volume in the Medieval Mythography series. It contains stunning, original treatments of the three enormous figures of the later Middle Ages: Dante, Boccaccio, and Christine de Pizan.”

J. Stephen Russell, author of Chaucer and the Trivium: The Mindsong of the Canterbury Tales



“There is nothing comparable available in any language. Chance’s first-rate knowledge of the texts in a variety of languages is equaled by her knowledge of the secondary literature as well as contemporary literature.”

Jon Solomon, Robert D. Novak Professor of Western Civilization and Culture, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Jane Chance

Bio(s)-

Jane Chance is the Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Professor of English Emerita at Rice University and recipient of an honorary doctorate from Purdue University (2013) as well as NEH and Guggenheim Fellowships. Author or editor of twenty-four other books, she has published Woman as Hero in Old English Literature (1986; rpr. 2005), and The Literary Subversions of Medieval Women (2007), as well as Gender and Text in the Later Middle Ages (1996). Her most recent book is Tolkien, Self and Other: “This Queer Creature” (2016). She is also Series Editor of the Library of Medieval Women (Boydell and Brewer), offering classroom translations of works by medieval women.

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