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The Resource The Trojan legend in medieval Scottish literature, Emily Wingfield

The Trojan legend in medieval Scottish literature, Emily Wingfield

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The Trojan legend in medieval Scottish literature
Title
The Trojan legend in medieval Scottish literature
Statement of responsibility
Emily Wingfield
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Trojan legend became hot property during the Anglo-Scots Wars of Independence. During the late thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries, the English traced their ancestry to Brutus and the Trojans and used this origin myth to bolster their claims to lordship and ownership of Scotland; while in a game of political one-upmanship, and in order to prove Scotland's independence and sovereignty, Scottish historians instead traced their nation's origins to a Greek prince, Gaythelos, and his Egyptian wife, Scota. Despite the wealth of scholarship on the Trojan legend in English and European literature, very little has been done on Scotland's literary response to the same legend, even though a mere glance at the canonical material of late medieval Scotland indicates that it remained equally current north of the Border, a gap which this book fills. Through a detailed analysis of a range of Older Scots texts from c. 1375 to c. 1513, notably The Scottish Troy Book, Henryson's Testament of Cresseid, and Douglas' Eneados, it provides the first comprehensive assessment of the Scottish response to the Trojan legend. It considers the way in which Scottish texts interact with English counterparts, such as Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia, Chaucer's Troilus, Lydgate's Troy Book, and Caxton's Eneydos, and demonstrates how despite - or perhaps because of - its use in the Anglo-Scots Wars of Independence, the Trojan legend was for the most part neither neglected nor pejoratively treated in Older Scots literature. Rather, the Matter of Troy and related Matter of Greece were used not just as an origin myth, but also as a metaphor for Anglo-Scots political relations, guide to good governance, and locus through which poets might explore broader issues of literary tradition, authority, and the nature of poetic truth. Emily Wingfield is a lecturer in English at the University of Birmingham
Cataloging source
EUX
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1985-
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Wingfield, Emily
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • English literature
  • Scottish literature
  • Trojans in literature
  • POETRY
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • English literature
  • Scottish literature
  • Trojans in literature
Label
The Trojan legend in medieval Scottish literature, Emily Wingfield
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Troy in the Older Scots historical tradition -- Troy in the Older Scots Romance and Nine Worthies Tradition -- The Scottish Troy book -- Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde and Robert Henryson's Testament of Cresseid -- Gavin Douglas' Eneados
Control code
ocn889948789
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 236 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781306347228
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustration
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt39mmwf
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)889948789
Label
The Trojan legend in medieval Scottish literature, Emily Wingfield
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Troy in the Older Scots historical tradition -- Troy in the Older Scots Romance and Nine Worthies Tradition -- The Scottish Troy book -- Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde and Robert Henryson's Testament of Cresseid -- Gavin Douglas' Eneados
Control code
ocn889948789
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 236 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781306347228
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustration
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt39mmwf
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)889948789

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