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Thinking twice about treason in Caxton's prose romances: Proper chivalric conduct and the English printing press

By Megan Leitch


The article presents a literary critique of the late Medieval English romances translated and printed by William Caxton in the 1480s, focusing on their depiction of chivalric ideals, social conduct, and the morality of loyalty. Caxton's versions of "Godeffroy of Boloyne," "Charles the Grete," and "The Four Sonnes of Aymon," are each discussed in turn. Caxton's depiction of treason within the romances is particularly analyzed

Topics: HQ, PR, Z004
Publisher: The Society for the Study of Medieval Languages and Literature
Year: 2012
OAI identifier: oai:http://orca.cf.ac.uk:39092
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