Romance and the Gentry in Late Medieval England

Romance and the Gentry in Late Medieval England

by Michael Johnston


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199679782
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 08/12/2014
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 5.70(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Michael Johnston is an Assistant Professor of English at Purdue University (West Lafayette, Ind., USA). He specializes in the history of the book, particularly the manuscript culture of fifteenth-century England. His work on this topic has recently appeared in the Journal of English and Germanic Philology, Journal of the Early Book Society, Viator, and Yearbook of Langland Studies. He regularly offers courses on British literature and culture, primarily of the Middle Ages, as well as courses on the history of books.

Table of Contents

1. "A watered-down version of nobility": The Growth of the Gentry in Late Medieval England
2. Gentry Romances: A Literary History
3. Gentry Romances: The Manuscript Evidence
4. Derbyshire Landowners Read Romance
5. Robert Thornton Reads Romance
6. The Irelands Read Romance
Appendix: The Composition and Circulation of Gentry Romances

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