The Medieval Python

This is a collection of essays by diverse hands engaging, interrogating, and honoring the medieval scholarship of Terry Jones.

The Medieval Python

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."

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The Medieval Python
Language: en
Pages: 265
Authors: R. Yeager, T. Takamiya
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-05-14 - Publisher: Springer

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
Terry Jones' Medieval Lives
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Alan Ereira, Terry Jones
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-05-27 - Publisher: Random House

Was medieval England full of knights on horseback rescuing fainting damsels in distress? Were the Middle Ages mired in superstition and ignorance? Why does nobody ever mention King Louis the First and Last? And, of course, those key questions: which monks were forbidden the delights of donning underpants... and did
Chaucer's Knight
Language: en
Pages: 321
Authors: Terry Jones
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1985 - Publisher: Methuen Publishing

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The Goblin Companion
Language: en
Pages: 96
Authors: Terry Jones
Categories: Humor
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003-11-28 - Publisher: Pavilion

Goblins come in all shapes and sizes. This gallery of slimy portraits includes such smelly denizens of the Labyrinth as Hallow goblins, the Klutton, Zitzie, Stench and Foregoblins.
Python beyond Python
Language: en
Pages: 246
Authors: Paul N. Reinsch, B. Lynn Whitfield, Robert G. Weiner
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-07-14 - Publisher: Springer

This collection of original, interdisciplinary essays addresses the work of Monty Python members beyond the comedy show, films, and live performances. These men are prolific creators in a variety of artistic realms beyond the confines of the comedy troupe. Their work as individuals, before and after coming together as Monty