English literature from the Norman Conquest to Chaucer. by William Henry Schofield

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Published by Greenwood Press in Westport, Conn .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • English literature -- Middle English, 1100-1500 -- History and criticism.,
  • Civilization, Medieval, in literature.

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Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR281 .S4 1970
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 500 p.
Number of Pages500
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5682633M
ISBN 100837141001
LC Control Number69014072

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This book was originally published prior toand represents a reproduction of an important historical work. English Literature: From the Norman Conquest to Chaucer English Literature, from the Norman Conquest to Chaucer, William Henry Schofield History of English literature Microbook library of English literature: Author: William Henry Schofield: Edition: reprint: Publisher: Macmillan, Original from: Harvard University: Digitized: Nov 8, Old English literature, or Anglo-Saxon literature, encompasses the surviving literature written in Old English in Anglo-Saxon England, in the period after the settlement of the Saxons and other Germanic tribes in England (Jutes and the Angles) c.

after the withdrawal of the Romans, and "ending soon after the Norman Conquest" in These works include genres such as. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for English Literature from the Norman Conquest to Chaucer [] at the best online.

The Literary Background: The three important elements of the Norman conquest were: (1) the bringing of Roman civilization to England; (2) the growth of nationality; (3) the new language and literature which were proclaimed in Chaucer. It is the period of the formation of English language.

Middle English (abbreviated to ME) was a form of the English language spoken after the Norman conquest () until the late 15th century. English underwent distinct variations and developments following the Old English period. Scholarly opinion varies, but the Oxford English Dictionary specifies the period when Middle English was spoken as being from to In the present book many works are discussed, while such masterpieces as the works of Chaucer, Langland's Piers Plowman, the poems of the Gawain-poet and Malory's Morte Darthur are shown as the secular equivalent in words of the great medieval Gothic cathedrals.

The forms of this varied body of literature had as characteristic a period style as Format: Paperback. The literature preceding the Age of Chaucer () cannot be termed as English Literature because of two theoretical reasons: we find no span of time when language remained persistently single from first to last; secondly, there has not been the continuity of written works handed down from generation to generation.

InEnglish became the official language of the courts for the first time since the Norman Conquest. As English became widespread, it began to be used in creative writing as well. Chaucer was one of the first writers to use English vernacular in his works.

Old English literature, or AngloSaxon literature, encompasses literature written in Old English in Anglo-Saxon England, in the period after the settlement of the Saxons and other Germanic tribes in England after the withdrawal of the Romans and "ending soon after the Norman Conquest" in Language.

After the Norman Conquest inOld English was suppressed in records and official venues in favor of the Norman French language. However, the English language survived among the conquered Anglo-Saxons. The peasant classes spoke only English, and the Normans who spread out into the countryside to take over estates soon learned English of necessity.

The Medieval Period ( – ) The Norman Conquest, the end of Anglo Saxon period. William, Duke of Normandy, defeated Harold, King of England The Battle of Hastings fought on Senlac Hill, seven miles from Hastings, On SeptemWilliam landed in England at Pevensey, on Britain’s southeast coast, with approximately 7, In writing in English, Chaucer was not unique in the Middle English period.

On the contrary, writing in English continued apace in parochial documents and literary texts after the Norman Conquest. Not limited to English culture, this book takes a look at the unofficial side of medieval culture: popular religion, superstitions, absurdity, proverbs, rudeness both sexual and scatological.

Wide in scope and very accessible, the book supplies an important supplement to overly selective depictions of the Middle Ages as orthodox.

Anglo-Norman or Christian Age or Conquest of England The world’s history shows that without a great nationality a great literature is impossible—W.J. Long It may be possible that Norman believes in the above philosophy so he decides to make the conquest of England.

The event that began the transition from Old English to Middle English was the Norman Conquest ofwhen William the Conqueror (Duke of Normandy and, later, William I of England) invaded the island of Britain from his home base in northern France, and settled in his new acquisition along with his nobles and court.

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