Documentary Culture and the Making of Medieval English Literature

Documentary Culture and the Making of Medieval English Literature

by Emily Steiner, Patrick Boyde, Alastair Minnis
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521824842

ISBN-13: 9780521824842

Pub. Date: 04/28/2014

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Emily Steiner describes the rich intersection between legal documents and English literature in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. She argues that documentary culture (including charters, testaments, patents and seals) enabled writers to think in new ways about the conditions of textual production in late Medieval England.

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Emily Steiner describes the rich intersection between legal documents and English literature in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. She argues that documentary culture (including charters, testaments, patents and seals) enabled writers to think in new ways about the conditions of textual production in late Medieval England.

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ISBN-13:
9780521824842
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2014
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature Series , #50
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Documentary Poetics: 1. Bracton, Deguileville and the defense of allegory; 2. Lyric, genre, and the material text; Part II. Langland's Documents: 3. Piers Plowman and the archive of salvation; 4. Writing public: documents in the Piers Plowman tradition; Part III. Identity, Heterodoxy, Documents: 5. Lollard community and the Charters of Christ; 6. Lollard rhetoric and the written record: Margery Baxter and William Thorpe; Epilogue: 'My lordys lettyr & the seel of Cawntyrbery'.

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