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The Oxford Companion to American Literature (6 ed.)

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Literature
Length:
125 words

generic name applied to prose fiction that is conceived in terms of the fanciful and idealistic, rather than in terms ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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587 words

or novel; a work of fiction that in the ancient and Byz. world narrates, with some attention to the characters' ...

Romances

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military Technology

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2010

A genre of literature originating in France during the mid-twelfth century, the romance initially took the form of narrative poetry ...

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The Oxford Companion to Chaucer

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Current Version:
2005

(see also Breton lay). The word ‘romance’ originally simply meant a poem written in French, a ‘Romance’ language ...

romance, medieval and Renaissance

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
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785 words

Though no clear-cut generic separation exists between romances and earlier medieval narrative poems, the first genuine romances appeared in 12 ...

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The Oxford Companion to Italian Literature

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
Length:
599 words

A French term originally used to refer to compositions in the vernacular as opposed to Latin, roman came to be ...

romance, French

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
1,043 words

Understanding the evolution of French romance is crucial to the study of the *genre in other languages, where it is ...

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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Current Version:
2009

a term applied to various forms of verse and prose narrative displaying archaic or exotic subject-matter, imaginative freedom, and motifs ...

Romance

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The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
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1,759 words

Term used in English‐language criticism of French literature for the roman courtois, or courtly romance, a narrative genre that ...

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World Encyclopedia

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
Length:
49 words

(Old French romanz, ‘vulgar tongue’) ...

Literary form, typically a heroic tale or ballad usually in verse. The form derives

Romance

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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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975 words

The West Byzantium ...

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The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature

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Current Version:
2002
Subject:
Literature
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126 words
generic name applied to prose fiction that is conceived in terms of the fanciful and idealistic, rather than in terms of observation and faithful description of fact. In his preface to ... More
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Leslie Orrey

The Oxford Companion to Music

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Music
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568 words
1 In Spain, a form of long epic ballad dating back to at least the 14th century, when romances on legendary or historical subjects were sung for the entertainment of ... More
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Martin Wiggins

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
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515 words

By the fifteenth century, English drama had appropriated the popular literary genre of chivalric romance as a source of narrative material. The ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Music (6 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Music
Length:
113 words
Title implying an especially personal or tender quality but with no strict formal application. May be used in vocal or instrumental music. Mozart called the slow movt of his pf conc. No.20 ... More

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