Tuesday, 3 September 2013

The Owl and the Nightingale

A poem composed probably late 12th century, this has been seen by Anne Baldwin as an allegory, a satire of the dispute between church and state, the Becket Dispute in particular, with Henry II as the Nightingale and Becket as the Owl. The Owl wins the dispute. Others have debunked this theory.

References


En.wikipedia.org. 2011.
The Owl and the Nightingale 

Henry II and "The Owl and the Nightingale"
Anne W. Baldwin
The Journal of English and Germanic Philology
Vol. 66, No. 2 (Apr., 1967), pp. 207-229

Antonio Bravo García; Santiago González y Fernández-Corugedo; F. García García; Santiago González Fernández-Corugedo (1991). The Owl and the Nightingale: A Critical Text of B.L. MS Cotton Caligula A.IX, Ff.233r-246r. Contrasted with B.Ox. MS Jesus College 29, Ff.156r-168v. Universidad de Oviedo. ISBN 978-84-7468-279-3

Christopher Page (January 1990). The Owl and the Nightingale: Musical Life and Ideas in France 1100-1300. University of California Press. ISBN 978-0-520-06944-2

Karen M. Gasser (1 January 1999). Resolution of the Debate in the Medieval Poem: The Owl and the Nightingale. Edwin Mellen Press. pp. 1–. ISBN 978-0-7734-7962-3.

Kathryn Hume (1975). The owl and the nightingale: the poem and its critics. University of Toronto Press.

Laura C. Lambdin; Robert T. Lambdin (2002). A Companion to Old and Middle English Literature. Greenwood Publishing Group. pp. 118–. ISBN 978-0-313-31054-6

http://ecommons.luc.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1659&context=luc_theses

The Date of "The Owl and the Nightingale"
Henry Barrett Hinckley
Modern Philology
Vol. 17, No. 5 (Sep., 1919), pp. 247-258
http://www.jstor.org/stable/433116

Kathryn Huganir (1931). The owl and the nightingale; sources, date, author. Haskell House.

Irene Moran 
English Studies 
Vol. 59, Iss. 6, 1978

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