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Title The Cambridge history of medieval English literature / edited by David Wallace
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999
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Description 1 online resource (xxv, 1043 pages)
Series New Cambridge history of English literature
New Cambridge history of English literature.
Contents I AFTER THE NORMAN CONQUEST -- Old English and its afterlife / Seth Lerer -- Anglo-Norman cultures in England, 1066-1460 / Susan Crane -- Early Middle English / Thomas Hahn -- National, world and women's history: writers and readers in post-Conquest England / Lesley Johnson and Jocelyn Wogan-Browne -- Latinitas / Christopher Baswell -- Romance in England, 1066-1400 / Rosalind Field -- II WRITING IN THE BRITISH ISLES -- Writing in Wales / Brynley F. Roberts -- Writing in Ireland / Terence Dolan -- Writing in Scotland, 1058-1560 / R. James Goldstein -- Writing history in England / Andrew Galloway -- London texts and literate practice / Sheila Lindenbaum -- III INSTITUTIONAL PRODUCTION -- Monastic productions / Christopher Cannon -- The friars and medieval English literature / John V. Fleming -- Classroom and confession / Marjorie Curry Woods and Rita Copeland -- Medieval literature and law / Richard Firth Green -- Vox populi and the literature of 1381 / David Aers -- Englishing the Bible, 1066-1549 / David Lawton -- IV AFTER THE BLACK DEATH -- Alliterative poetry / Ralph Hanna -- Piers Plowman / Kathryn Kerby-Fulton -- The Middle English Mystics / Nicholas Watson -- Geoffrey Chaucer / Glending Olson -- John Gower / Winthrop Wetherbee -- Middle English lives / Julia Boffey -- V BEFORE THE REFORMATION -- Hoccleve, Lydgate and the Lancastrian court / Paul Strohm -- Lollardy / Steven Justice -- Romance after 1400 / Helen Cooper -- William Caxton / Seth Lerer -- English drama: from ungodly ludi to sacred play / Lawrence M. Clopper -- The allegorical theatre: moralities, interludes, and Protestant drama / John Watkins -- The experience of exclusion: literature and politics in the reigns of Henry VII and Henry VIII / Colin Burrow -- Reformed literature and literature reformed / Brian Cummings -- Chronological outline of historical events and texts in Britain, 1050-1550 / William P. Marvin -- Bibliography / William P. Marvin
After the Norman conquest -- Writing in the British Isles -- Institutional productions -- After the Black Death -- Before the Reformation
Summary This volume offers an account of literature composed or transmitted in England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland between the Norman conquest and the death of Henry VIII in 1547. The volume has five sections: 'After the Norman Conquest'; 'Writing in the British Isles'; 'Institutional Productions'; 'After the Black Death' and 'Before the Reformation'. It provides information on a vast range of literary texts and the conditions of their production and reception
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 881-990) and indexes
Notes Print version record
Subject English literature -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism.
English literature -- Middle English, 1100-1500 -- History and criticism.
Great Britain -- Intellectual life -- 1066-1485.
Great Britain -- Intellectual life -- 16th century.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Wallace, David, 1954-
LC no. 97042232
ISBN 0511468245 (ebook ; Cambridge histories online)
1139053620 (ebook)
9780511468247 (ebook ; Cambridge histories online)
9781139053624 (ebook)
9781139053624 (electronic bk.)