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CONTENTS.

CHAPTER I.

THE END OF COURT-POETRY.

Causes of decline — Enfances — Revolutionary spirit — Cyclical
poems—Franco-Italian epics—French patriotic verse—Romans
d'AventureCento NoveUe Antiche—The Amienturoso Cicili-
ano—The Reali di Francia—German epics—Icelandic rimur
Fornsiigur and li/gis8gur—English romances—Alliterative
poetry—Scottish romances—The Bruce—Laurence Minot

CHAPTER II.

TOWN-VERSE AND FOLK-SONG.

Decline of the Troubadour art—The Leys d'Amors—Legend of
Clemence Isaure—Old Portuguese poetry—Catalonian verse—
German love of song — The Meistersingers — Volkslieder
Minnesingers in legend—Reimsprecher—The Low Countries
— English minstrels—Welsh bards—Robin HoodScottish
ballads—North French puis—Italy . . . .60

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EDITED BY

PROFESSOR SAINTSBURY

III.

THE FOURTEENTH CENTURY

PERIODS OF EUROPEAN LITERATURE.

The Editor. [Beady.

F. J. Snell. [Ready.

G. Gregory Smith.
The Editor.

David Hannay. [Ready.
Professor H. J. C. Grierson.
Oliver Elton. [Shortly.

J. Hepburn Millar.
Professor C. E. Vaughan.
T. S. Omond.
The Editor.

Edited By Professor SAINTSBURY.

11 The criticism which alone can much help us for the future is a criticism which regards Europe as being, for intellectual and spiritual purposes, one great confederation, bound to a joint action and working to a common result."

Matthew Arnold.

In 12 Crown 8vo Volumes.

Professor W. P. Ker.

The DARK AGES

The FLOURISHING OF ROMANCE
AND THE RISE OF ALLEGORY.

The FOURTEENTH CENTURY

The TRANSITION PERIOD .

The EARLIER RENAISSANCE

The LATER RENAISSANCE .

The FIRST HALF op 17th CENTURY .

The AUGUSTAN AGES ....

The MID-EIGHTEENTH CENTURY

The ROMANTIC REVOLT

The ROMANTIC TRIUMPH .

The LATER NINETEENTH CENTURY.

CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS, New York.

THE

FOURTEENTH CENTURY

F. J. SNELL

NEW YORK
CHARLES SCEIBNEK'S SONS

153-157 FIFTH AVENUE 1899

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