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Essays & Analysis (12)

6,642 words, approx. 23 pages
In the following essay, Blake surveys several editions of Reynard the Fox, noting a trend toward standardizing the English language. All writers on the history of the English language agree that the i... Read more
13,261 words, approx. 45 pages
In the following excerpt, Gravdal argues that by allowing legal procedures to dominate the rape trial episodes of the Roman de Renart, its authors challenged societal respect for feudal court practice... Read more
15,389 words, approx. 52 pages
In the following excerpt, Best describes and summarizes the various French tales collected under the name of the Roman de Renart. About the year 1176 a trouvère named Pierre de Saint-Cloud wrot... Read more
2,633 words, approx. 9 pages
In the following essay, Bidard details examples of how Reynard's character runs counter to that of the typical medieval hero. I would like first to comment on the title of this paper. Reynard t... Read more
4,275 words, approx. 15 pages
In the following excerpt, Varty describes the spread of fox fables and summarizes some of the tales most often depicted in art. In the preceding chapter we have seen how the Bestiary fox was drawn int... Read more
4,673 words, approx. 16 pages
In the following essay, Sands analyzes the proverbs found in great abundance in Reinaerts Historie and explains their purpose in terms of truth and irony. The anonymous Middle Dutch poem Reinaerts His... Read more
5,603 words, approx. 19 pages
In the following essay, Blake examines several Middle English fox tales and concludes that there is not enough evidence to show a direct connection between them and the Roman de Renart. The Roman de R... Read more
3,877 words, approx. 13 pages
In the following essay, Regalado compares the Renart stories with the tale of Tristan and Iseut, contending that both stemmed from similar narratives of ambiguous tricksters. Seignor, oï avez m... Read more
8,143 words, approx. 28 pages
In the following essay, Wacker defends the use of the fables found in Reinaerts historie, explaining how and why they effectively illustrate the author's message. Reinaerts historie is one of t... Read more
4,722 words, approx. 16 pages
In the following excerpt, Blackham provides an overview of the Roman de Renart, including its origins, themes, and influences. (i) Although a masterpiece of medieval French literature with an influenc... Read more
8,977 words, approx. 30 pages
In the following essay, Bellon examines Renart's ability to innovate, his tactics, and the nature of his defense arguments. If trickery is defined as a “means of obtaining from others th... Read more
8,706 words, approx. 30 pages
In the following essay, Varty analyzes aspects of the Roman de Renart to illustrate and explain medieval views on rape and adultery. My investigations into the depiction and punishment of rape in late... Read more