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Jackson, W. T. H. (William Thomas Hobdell) 1915-1983

Overview
Works: 40 works in 185 publications in 2 languages and 7,564 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  History  Arthurian romances  Romances  Fiction  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PN671, 809.02
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Most widely held works about W. T. H Jackson
 
Most widely held works by W. T. H Jackson
The literature of the Middle Ages by W. T. H Jackson( Book )

47 editions published between 1960 and 1986 in English and German and held by 1,855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This intelligently conceived, clearly organized, and well-written account of the least-understood European literary era is much more than merely a history or a simple guidebook; it is a richly illustrated and amply documented synthesis of the backgrounds, attitudes, types, stylistic devices, purposes, and motifs of medieval literature. The concentration is upon the literature of the High Middle Ages, that is, the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. It was during this period that the works of the greatest literary excellence were written and that literature was most characteristically medieval. Literary works [are treated] by genres rather than by nationality or chronology. Obviously designed with a scholarly reader in mind, the book is, however, neither pedantic nor particularly difficult
The Interpretation of medieval lyric poetry by W. T. H Jackson( Book )

18 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The anatomy of love; the Tristan of Gottfried von Strassburg by W. T. H Jackson( Book )

8 editions published in 1971 in English and German and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tristan romance has a long history, and this book examines the 13th century version of Gottfried von Strassburg. Jackson reads Gottfried as exploring the problem of reconciling love with a society which recognized sex only in marriage, but regarded marriage as a contract made without love. Gottfried views the claims of society with misgivings, and rather forthrightly argues the vanity of any attempt to reconcile love with society. The critic advances the argument that the poet is exploiting the romance form in order to oppose the conventional presuppositions of that form
The hero and the king : an epic theme by W. T. H Jackson( Book )

10 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

W. T. H. Jackson examines one of the consistent themes of the epic, the conflict between a hero and a king. His emphasis is on the essentially dramatic quality of the epic, while centering that drama on the conflict between a vigorous often younger intruder and a hard-pressed often older preserver of social order
Medieval literature; a history and a guide by W. T. H Jackson( Book )

14 editions published between 1966 and 1967 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guides the reader through medieval literature from 622 to 1500 with the care and solicitude that Virgil took with Dante
The challenge of the medieval text : studies in genre and interpretation by W. T. H Jackson( Book )

9 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of German literature, 800-1750 by Peter Demetz( Book )

3 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthology of medieval German literature : synoptically arranged with contemporary translations( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in German and English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essential works of Erasmus by Desiderius Erasmus( Book )

8 editions published between 1965 and 1967 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Erasmus, a true child of the Renaissance, wrote with a brilliance seldom equalled in the history of letters. His withering catalogue of human follies and vanities is still just as timely as it was over four centuries ago. A master stylist, famed for his elegant prose, he was also a great humanist, who believed in the ultimate triumph of reason over stupidity and prejudice. His most favous work, "The Praise of folly", is a dazzling disply of his supreme gift for irony, parody and satire. His "Colloquies" are a witty and far-ranging demonstration not only of Erasmus' own ideas on crucial questions, but of the basic thinking of his time. His "Letters" offer a fascinating personal view of such famous Renaissance figures as Sir Thomas More, Thomas Wolsey, Pope Leo X, and Martin Luther
The Middle Ages and the Renaissance( Book )

12 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers writers who have made significant contributions to European literature. Includes in-depth critical and biographical analysis
Nibelungenlied by W. T. H Jackson( Recording )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Chanson de Roland by W. T. H Jackson( Recording )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The concept of knighthood in the Middle Ages by Joachim Bumke( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lancelot, or, The knight of the cart = Le chevalier de la charrete by Chrétien( Book )

3 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This poem was the first to introduce Lancelot as an important figure in the King Arthur legend. Lancelot tells of the adulterous relationship between the knight and his mistress, Guinevere, the wife of King Arthur. Thematically this poem differs from Chretien's other romances - Lancelot and Guinevere's love is a serious crime against their king, Lancelot casts aside his knightly ideals and reputation for the sake of his beloved, and Arthur is endowed with a weaker personality
European writers : the twentieth century( Book )

in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tristan and Iseult by W. T. H Jackson( Recording )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

European writers : the Middle Ages and the Renaissance( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

European writers( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers writers who have made significant contributions to European literature. Includes in-depth critical and biographical analysis
 
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Alternative Names
Jackson, W. T. H.

Jackson, W. T. H. 1915-

Jackson, William T.

Jackson, William T. H. 1915-

Jackson, William T. H. 1915-1983

Jackson, William T. H. (William Thomas Hobdell), 1915-

Jackson, William T. H. (William Thomas Hobdell), 1915-1983

Jackson, William Thomas Hobdell

Jackson, William Thomas Hobdell 1915-

Jackson, William Thomas Hobdell 1915-1983

Languages
English (137)

German (13)