Call Number: Moody General Collection PR255 .M5 2004
from the Preface: "This book offers an introduction to the central critical traditions that have formed in reading and writing about Middle English literature. Each chapter brings together a cross-section of critical work, varied in approach and idiom, but united in engaging a common critical concern or interpretative theme.
The definitive research tool used by beginning students as well as specialists in the field of Middle English. Each volume contains chapters written by eminent scholars on Middle English texts and includes succinct, critical evaluations and an exhaustive bibliography, with full information on manuscripts and early print sources.
The volume provides readers with a clear introduction to English Renaissance literary texts. Concise but detailed entries are alphabetically arranged, providing a coherent overview of central issues in the study of writings of the Renaissance era. Cross-referencing and suggestions for further reading indicate connections between topics.