Fictions of Identity in Medieval France (Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature)

  • Publish Date: 2000-12-28
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: Donald Maddox
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In this study of vernacular French narrative from the twelfth century through the later Middle Ages, Donald Maddox considers the construction of identity in a wide range of fictions. He focuses on crucial encounters, widespread in medieval literature, in which characters are informed about fundamental aspects of their own circumstances and selfhood. The study offers many new perspectives on the poetic and cultural implications of identity as an imaginary construct during the long formative period of French literature.