The New Middle Ages

The Medieval Python

The Purposive and Provocative Work of Terry Jones

Editors: Yeager, R., Takamiya, T. (Eds.)

Free Preview

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-07505-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $115.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-230-11267-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $110.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-349-29459-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • This title is currently reprinting. You can pre-order your copy now.
About this book

This is a collection of essays by diverse hands engaging, interrogating, and honoring the medieval scholarship of Terry Jones. Jones' life-long engagement with the Middle Ages in general, and with the work of Chaucer in particular, has significantly influenced contemporary understanding of the period generally, and Middle English letters in particular. Both in film of all types - full-feature comedy (Monty Python and the Holy Grail) as well as educational television series for BBC, the History Channel, etc. (e.g., Medieval Lives) - and in his published scholarship (e.g., Chaucer's Knight, in original and revised editions, Who Murdered Chaucer?), Jones has applied his unique combination of carefully researched scholarship, keen intelligence, fearless skepticism of establishment thinking, and his broad good humor to challenge, enlighten and reform. No one working today in either Middle English studies or in period-related film and/or documentary can proceed untouched by Jones' purposive, provocative views. Jones, perhaps more than any other medievalist, can be said to be an integral part of what Palgrave deems the "common dialogue."

About the authors

R.F YEAGER Professor and Chair of the Department of English and Foreign Languages at the University of West Florida, USA.

TOSHIYUKI TAKAMIYAIS Professor Emeritus of English Literature at Keio University, Japan.

Reviews

'Only a gallimaufrey of this kind could pay proper tribute to the abundance of Terry Jones's medieval interests. Here are serious engagements with areas of history he opened up to dispute: studies of sex and satire and pacifism, a pilgrim biography that Chaucer overlooked, advice on Monty Python and the Holy Grail as a teaching aid, and a piece on limbless warriors entitled 'Legs and the Man.'' - Helen Cooper, Magdalene College, Cambridge University

'That a group of medievalists should have managed to respond to so many aspects of the life and achievements of Terry Jones is remarkable in itself, but just as remarkable is the quality of the dialogue to which his challenging work, as artist and historian, gives rise. The consistently excellent studies that make up this gesture of friendship and admiration reveal Jones as the cause of wit in others in a way that will surely give him pleasure.' - Winthrop Wetherbee, Cornell University


Table of contents (19 chapters)

Table of contents (19 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Yeager, R. F. (et al.)

    Pages 1-4

  • The Medieval Works of Terry Jones

    Ikeda, Sanae

    Pages 5-11

  • Young Jones at Oxford, 1961–62

    Kolve, V. A.

    Pages 13-25

  • The Earl of Arundel, the War with France, and the Anger of King Richard II

    Given-Wilson, Chris

    Pages 27-38

  • Terry Jones’s Richard II

    Saul, Nigel

    Pages 39-54

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-07505-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $115.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-230-11267-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $110.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-349-29459-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • This title is currently reprinting. You can pre-order your copy now.

Services for this book

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Medieval Python
Book Subtitle
The Purposive and Provocative Work of Terry Jones
Editors
  • R. Yeager
  • T. Takamiya
Series Title
The New Middle Ages
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-07505-5
DOI
10.1057/9781137075055
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-11267-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-29459-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 265
Topics