By Marion Turner
- Includes 26 new essays by way of top students of overdue medieval literature
- Sets the hot general for an advent to the research of past due medieval literature
- Showcases the most up-tp-date state-of-the-art theoretical research
- Demonstrates quite a number techniques to overdue medieval literature
- Brings jointly serious thought and medieval literature
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