Technique and Technology: Script, Print, and Poetics in France, 1470-1550

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Literary studies cannot neglect the study of books, the physical objects through which literary texts are transmitted. Book form is especially relevant to the literature of the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries, which saw the crucial shift from manuscript to print in Western Europe. This book examines manuscripts and printed editions of three major French writers of this key period: Jean Molinet, Jean Lemaire de Belges and Jean Bouchet. It analyzes presentational features which influence the reading of poems, such as layout, illustration, anthologization and paratext, and demonstrates how the development of these features reflects a gradual change in the ways in which literary self-consciousness is manifested.

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Adrian Armstrong is Lecturer in French, University of Manchester

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Table of Contents

List of Plates
Introduction 1
1 Manuscripts of Molinet's Poetry 17
2 Editions of Molinet's Poetry 55
3 Manuscripts of Lemaire's Poetry 91
4 Editions of Lemaire's Poetry 121
5 Bouchet's Poetry 157
Conclusion 207
Bibliography 223
Index 241
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