Moderatus (Non-Canonical Early Modern Popular Texts)

Moderatus (Non-Canonical Early Modern Popular Texts)

by Robert Parry, John Simons
     
 

Moderatus was an Elizabethan romance, probably the first published work of the sixteenth-century Welsh gentleman Robert Parry; it was produced in 1595 by the bookseller, publisher, and printer Richard Jones. In this volume John Simons offers in modern typography an edition of this now-scarce text, with explanatory notes and an extensive introduction that places the…  See more details below

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Moderatus was an Elizabethan romance, probably the first published work of the sixteenth-century Welsh gentleman Robert Parry; it was produced in 1595 by the bookseller, publisher, and printer Richard Jones. In this volume John Simons offers in modern typography an edition of this now-scarce text, with explanatory notes and an extensive introduction that places the work in its historical context. He also presents what biographical information is known about the author of Moderatus and what is known of the book's publication history, and discusses such pertinent issues as the travel experience of Elizabethans, their knowledge of other languages than English, and their experience of translating and translations. Simons demonstrates how works like Moderatus do impel us to look more carefully at the inter-relationships of writers and readers and teach us a good deal about the habits of mind which those readers brought to more familiar texts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754601975
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
10/01/2002
Series:
Non-Canonical Early Modern Popular Texts Series
Pages:
178
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

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