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Author Steiner, Emily, author.

Title John Trevisa's information age : knowledge and the pursuit of literature, c. 1400 / Emily Steiner
Edition First edition
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2021


Description 1 online resource (xii, 287 pages) : illustrations
Series Oxford studies in medieval literature and culture
Oxford studies in medieval literature and culture.
Contents Paris in Gloucestershire -- Big Form -- Radical Historiography -- Alphabetical Logic -- Encyclopedic Style -- Encyclopedic Verse and Vernacular Science -- Holy Encyclopedism
Summary Explores reference books in the medieval period including informational texts, encyclopedias, histories, and manuals, with particular attention to John Trevisa's translations and how these influenced the form and development of vernacular English literature
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed August 25, 2021)
Subject Trevisa, John, -1402 -- Influence
Trevisa, John, -1402
English literature -- Old English, ca. 450-1100 -- History and criticism
English literature -- Middle English, 1100-1500 -- History and criticism
Reference books -- History -- To 1500
English literature -- Middle English
English literature -- Old English
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Reference books
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780192650825