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From the Publisher"..fascinating and lively essays, which ... fully interrogate the idea of the 'true value' of the vernacular"
-Anthony Bale, TLS
'Minnis slaloms down the steep slopes of scholastic theology with virtuosic ease and rapidity. ... This ... is an impressive book that anyone interested in arguments about vernacular theology and English orthodoxy, or anyone interested in how Alastair Minnis continues to write so well and so much, will want to read."
-James Simpson, Notes & Queries
"'Minnis investigates many possibilities for reciprocity and mirroring between Latin and vernacular, treating both not merely as spoken and written languages, but also as textual, cultural, and institutional practices.... Together with the many incidental pleasures afforded by a book that is redolent throughout of its author's long familiarity with the creativity of scholastic thought, Minnis's greatest achievement here is to make this revisiting of textual cruces look easy"
-Mishi Bose, Studies in the Age of Chaucer