The Cambridge History of Medieval English Literature / Edition 1

The Cambridge History of Medieval English Literature / Edition 1

by David Wallace
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521890462

ISBN-13: 9780521890465

Pub. Date: 11/28/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This is the first fullscale history of medieval English literature for nearly a century. Thirty-three distinguished contributors provide information on a vast range of literary texts and the conditions of their production and reception, and the volume also contains a chronology, full bibliography and a detailed index. This book offers the most extensive and vibrant…  See more details below

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This is the first fullscale history of medieval English literature for nearly a century. Thirty-three distinguished contributors provide information on a vast range of literary texts and the conditions of their production and reception, and the volume also contains a chronology, full bibliography and a detailed index. This book offers the most extensive and vibrant account available of the medieval literatures so drastically reconfigured in Tudor England. It will thus prove essential reading for scholars of the Renaissance as well as medievalists, for historians as well as literary specialists.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521890465
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/28/2010
Series:
New Cambridge History of English Literature Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
1070
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 2.09(d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors
General preface
Acknowledgments
List of abbreviations
IAfter the Norman Conquest
1Old English and its afterlife7
2Anglo-Norman cultures in England, 1066-146035
3Early Middle English61
4National, world and women's history: writers and readers in post-Conquest England92
5Latinitas122
6Romance in England, 1066-1400152
IIWriting in the British Isles
7Writing in Wales182
8Writing in Ireland208
9Writing in Scotland, 1058-1560229
10Writing history in England255
11London texts and literate practice284
IIIInstitutional Productions
12Monastic productions316
13The friars and medieval English literature349
14Classroom and confession376
15Medieval literature and law407
16Vox populi and the literature of 1381432
17Englishing the Bible, 1066-1549454
IVAfter the Black Death
18Alliterative poetry488
19Piers Plowman513
20The Middle English mystics539
21Geoffrey Chaucer566
22John Gower589
23Middle English lives610
VBefore the Reformation
24Hoccleve, Lydgate and the Lancastrian court640
25Lollardy662
26Romance after 1400690
27William Caxton720
28English drama: from ungodly ludi to sacred play739
29The allegorical theatre: moralities, interludes and Protestant drama767
30The experience of exclusion: literature and politics in the reigns of Henry VII and Henry VIII793
31Reformed literature and literature reformed821
Chronological outline of historical events and texts in Britain, 1050-1550852
Bibliography881
Index of manuscripts991
Index994

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