Love, History and Emotion in Chaucer and Shakespeare

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This unique collection of essays explores medieval and early modern Troilus-texts from Chaucer to Shakespeare, looking at the powerful potential of emotions to shape and critique complex notions of temporality and textuality. The contributors show how medieval and early modern fictions of Troy use love (and other emotions generated and absorbed by love) as a means of approaching the past and the problem of tradition. Because of the long textual history to which they self-consciously look back, fictions of the Troilus and ...

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