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From Script to Print: An Introduction to Medieval Literature
     

From Script to Print: An Introduction to Medieval Literature

by H. J. Chaytor
 

Originally published in 1945, this book presents a discussion of medieval literature, focusing to a large extent on French literature. The text emphasises the fundamental differences between the medieval period and modern times, most notably the changes engendered by the invention of print. As noted in the introduction, 'if a fair judgment is to be passed upon

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Originally published in 1945, this book presents a discussion of medieval literature, focusing to a large extent on French literature. The text emphasises the fundamental differences between the medieval period and modern times, most notably the changes engendered by the invention of print. As noted in the introduction, 'if a fair judgment is to be passed upon literary works belonging to the centuries before printing was invented, some effort must be made to realise the extent of the prejudices under which we have grown up, and to resist the involuntary demand that medieval literature must conform to our standards of taste or be regarded as of interest purely antiquarian'. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in medieval literature and literary theory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781107615656
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/20/2013
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
166
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.39(d)

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