Epic and Romance: Essays on Medieval Literature
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Epic and Romance: Essays on Medieval Literature

By W. P. (William Paton) Ker
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  • EPIC AND ROMANCE
    • ESSAYS ON MEDIEVAL LITERATURE
      • BY
    • BY
    • W. P. KER
    • PREFACE
    • POSTSCRIPT
    • CONTENTS
      • CHAPTER I
      • INTRODUCTION
      • I
      • The Heroic Age
      • II
      • Epic and Romance
      • III
      • Romantic Mythology
      • IV
      • The Three Schools—Teutonic Epic—French Epic—The Icelandic Histories
      • CHAPTER II
      • THE TEUTONIC EPIC
      • I
      • The Tragic Conception
      • II
      • Scale of the Poems
      • III
      • Epic and Ballad Poetry
      • IV
      • The Style of the Poems
      • V
      • The Progress of Epic
      • VI
      • Beowulf
      • CHAPTER III
      • THE ICELANDIC SAGAS
      • I
      • Iceland and the Heroic Age
      • II
      • Matter and Form
      • III
      • The Heroic Ideal
      • IV
      • Tragic Imagination
      • V
      • Comedy
      • VI
      • The Art of Narrative
      • VII
      • Epic and History
      • VIII
      • The Northern Prose Romances
      • CHAPTER IV
      • THE OLD FRENCH EPIC
      • (Chansons de Geste)
      • CHAPTER V
      • ROMANCE AND THE OLD FRENCH ROMANTIC SCHOOLS
      • APPENDIX
    • CHAPTER I
    • INTRODUCTION
    • I
    • The Heroic Age
    • II
    • Epic and Romance
    • III
    • Romantic Mythology
    • IV
    • The Three Schools—Teutonic Epic—French Epic—The Icelandic Histories
    • CHAPTER II
    • THE TEUTONIC EPIC
    • I
    • The Tragic Conception
    • II
    • Scale of the Poems
    • III
    • Epic and Ballad Poetry
    • IV
    • The Style of the Poems
    • V
    • The Progress of Epic
    • VI
    • Beowulf
    • CHAPTER III
    • THE ICELANDIC SAGAS
    • I
    • Iceland and the Heroic Age
    • II
    • Matter and Form
    • III
    • The Heroic Ideal
    • IV
    • Tragic Imagination
    • V
    • Comedy
    • VI
    • The Art of Narrative
    • VII
    • Epic and History
    • VIII
    • The Northern Prose Romances
    • CHAPTER IV
    • THE OLD FRENCH EPIC
    • (Chansons de Geste)
    • CHAPTER V
    • ROMANCE AND THE OLD FRENCH ROMANTIC SCHOOLS
    • APPENDIX
    • CHAPTER I
  • INTRODUCTION
    • I
      • THE HEROIC AGE
      • II
      • EPIC AND ROMANCE
      • III
      • ROMANTIC MYTHOLOGY
      • IV
      • THE THREE SCHOOLS—TEUTONIC EPIC—FRENCH EPIC—THE ICELANDIC HISTORIES
    • THE HEROIC AGE
    • II
    • EPIC AND ROMANCE
    • III
    • ROMANTIC MYTHOLOGY
    • IV
    • THE THREE SCHOOLS—TEUTONIC EPIC—FRENCH EPIC—THE ICELANDIC HISTORIES
    • CHAPTER II
  • THE TEUTONIC EPIC
    • I
      • THE TRAGIC CONCEPTION
      • II
      • SCALE OF THE POEMS
      • The Western Group
      • The Northern Group
      • III
      • EPIC AND BALLAD POETRY
      • IV
      • THE STYLE OF THE POEMS
      • V
      • THE PROGRESS OF EPIC
        • VARIOUS RENDERINGS OF THE SAME STORY
      • VARIOUS RENDERINGS OF THE SAME STORY
      • VI
      • BEOWULF
    • THE TRAGIC CONCEPTION
    • II
    • SCALE OF THE POEMS
    • The Western Group
    • The Northern Group
    • III
    • EPIC AND BALLAD POETRY
    • IV
    • THE STYLE OF THE POEMS
    • V
    • THE PROGRESS OF EPIC
      • VARIOUS RENDERINGS OF THE SAME STORY
    • VARIOUS RENDERINGS OF THE SAME STORY
    • VI
    • BEOWULF
    • CHAPTER III
  • THE ICELANDIC SAGAS
    • I
      • ICELAND AND THE HEROIC AGE
      • II
      • MATTER AND FORM
      • III
      • THE HEROIC IDEAL
      • IV
      • TRAGIC IMAGINATION
      • V
      • COMEDY
      • VI
      • THE ART OF NARRATIVE
      • VII
      • EPIC AND HISTORY
      • VIII
      • THE NORTHERN PROSE ROMANCES
    • ICELAND AND THE HEROIC AGE
    • II
    • MATTER AND FORM
    • III
    • THE HEROIC IDEAL
    • IV
    • TRAGIC IMAGINATION
    • V
    • COMEDY
    • VI
    • THE ART OF NARRATIVE
    • VII
    • EPIC AND HISTORY
    • VIII
    • THE NORTHERN PROSE ROMANCES
    • CHAPTER IV
  • THE OLD FRENCH EPIC
    • THE OLD FRENCH EPIC
      • (Chansons de Geste)
    • (Chansons de Geste)
    • CHAPTER V
  • ROMANCE
    • AND THE OLD FRENCH ROMANTIC SCHOOLS
      • ROMANCE
        • AND THE OLD FRENCH ROMANTIC SCHOOLS
      • AND THE OLD FRENCH ROMANTIC SCHOOLS
    • ROMANCE
      • AND THE OLD FRENCH ROMANTIC SCHOOLS
    • AND THE OLD FRENCH ROMANTIC SCHOOLS
    • NOTES AND ILLUSTRATIONS
    • APPENDIX
      • Note A (p. 133)
        • Rhetoric of the Western and Northern Alliterative Poems
      • Rhetoric of the Western and Northern Alliterative Poems
      • Note B (p. 205)
        • The Meeting of Kjartan and King Olaf Tryggvason (Laxdæla Saga, c. 40)
      • The Meeting of Kjartan and King Olaf Tryggvason (Laxdæla Saga, c. 40)
      • Note C (p. 257)
      • Note D (p. 360)
        • Two Catalogues of Romances
      • Two Catalogues of Romances
    • Note A (p. 133)
      • Rhetoric of the Western and Northern Alliterative Poems
    • Rhetoric of the Western and Northern Alliterative Poems
    • Note B (p. 205)
      • The Meeting of Kjartan and King Olaf Tryggvason (Laxdæla Saga, c. 40)
    • The Meeting of Kjartan and King Olaf Tryggvason (Laxdæla Saga, c. 40)
    • Note C (p. 257)
    • Note D (p. 360)
      • Two Catalogues of Romances
    • Two Catalogues of Romances
    • INDEX
      • THE END
    • THE END
    • FOOTNOTES
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