John Lydgate and the Making of Public Culture

John Lydgate and the Making of Public Culture

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by Maura Nolan
     
 

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During the fifteenth century John Lydgate was the most famous poet in England, filling commissions for the court, the aristocracy, and the guilds. He wrote for an elite London readership that was historically very small, but that saw itself as dominating the cultural life of the nation. Thus the new literary forms and modes developed by Lydgate and his

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During the fifteenth century John Lydgate was the most famous poet in England, filling commissions for the court, the aristocracy, and the guilds. He wrote for an elite London readership that was historically very small, but that saw itself as dominating the cultural life of the nation. Thus the new literary forms and modes developed by Lydgate and his contemporaries helped shape the development of English public culture in the fifteenth century. Maura Nolan presents a major re-interpretation of Lydgate's work and of his central role in the developing literary culture of his time.

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ISBN-13:
9780521852982
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/31/2005
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature Series, #58
Pages:
278
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Maura Nolan is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Notre Dame.

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