Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Medieval Siege: Theme and Image in Middle English Romance” as Want to Read:
The Medieval Siege: Theme and Image in Middle English Romance
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Medieval Siege: Theme and Image in Middle English Romance

3.0 of 5 stars 3.00  ·  rating details  ·  1 rating  ·  1 review
Sieges were a popular subject in medieval romances. Tales of the Crusades featured champions of Christianity capturing towns in the Holy Land or mounting heroic defences. The fall of a great city such as Troy, Thebes, or Jerusalem provided opportunities for the re-creation of ancient chivalry, and for reflections on historical change. Images of the siege in romances also p ...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published October 9th 1997 by Oxford University Press, USA
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Medieval Siege, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Medieval Siege

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-3 of 3)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Trevor Russell
Takes one historical work on sieges as factual, sees that those line up with what manuals for warfare taught, argues that manuals were influential on the conduct of war, reads Middle English romances as being quite similar to the conduct of war, therefore: Middle English romances reflect contemporary warfare (at least until gunpowder, then they depict an antiquated version)...however, ignored ALL scholarship on war manuals, and failed to realize that the people who wrote narratives of 'historica ...more
Katie marked it as to-read
Jun 11, 2014
Inna Shpitzberg
Inna Shpitzberg marked it as to-read
Jan 03, 2011
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Mastering the Language of Literature Key Concepts in Renaissance Literature

Share This Book