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Medieval romance narratives glitter with the cloth items that have been valued and exchanged in late-medieval society: fans' earrings and warriors' swords, holy relics and fascinating or corrupted our bodies. Romance, even if, is usually a style within which such gadgets make that means on a number of degrees, and never consistently in predictable methods. those new essays study from various views how romances reply to fabric tradition, but additionally express how romance as a style is helping to represent and transmit that tradition. targeting romances circulating in Britain and eire among the 12th and 16th centuries, person chapters deal with such questions because the courting among items and protagonists in romance narrative; the materiality of female and male our bodies; the interplay among visible and verbal representations of romance; poetic shape and manuscript textuality; and the way a nineteenth-century version of medieval romances provoked artists to homage and satire. Nicholas Perkins is affiliate Professor and train in English at St Hugh's university, college of Oxford. members: Siobhain Bly Calkin, Nancy Mason Bradbury, Aisling Byrne, Anna Caughey, Neil Cartlidge, Mark Cruse, Morgan Dickson, Rosalind box, Elliot Kendall, Megan G. Leitch, Henrike Manuwald, Nicholas Perkins, advert Putter, Raluca L. Radulescu, Robert Allen Rouse,

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