Ethics and eventfulness in Middle English literature singular fortunes by J. Allan Mitchell

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Published by Palgrave Macmillan in New York .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • English literature -- Middle English, 1100-1500 -- History and criticism,
  • Ethics in literature,
  • Fortune in literature

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

StatementJ. Allan Mitchell.
SeriesThe new Middle Ages
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR275.E77 M58 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22552481M
ISBN 10140397442X
LC Control Number2008042106

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