The Cambridge History of Medieval English Literature

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David Wallace
Cambridge University Press, Apr 25, 2002 - Literary Criticism - 1043 pages
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This was the first full-scale history of medieval English literature for nearly a century. Thirty-three distinguished contributors offer a collaborative account of literature composed or transmitted in England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland between the Norman conquest and the death of Henry VIII in 1547. The volume has five sections: 'After the Norman Conquest'; 'Writing in the British Isles'; 'Institutional Productions'; 'After the Black Death' and 'Before the Reformation'. It provides information on a vast range of literary texts and the conditions of their production and reception, which will serve both specialists and general readers, and also contains a chronology, full bibliography and a detailed index. This book offers an extensive and vibrant account of the medieval literatures so drastically reconfigured in Tudor England. It will thus prove essential reading for scholars of the Renaissance as well as medievalists, and for historians as well as literary specialists.
  

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Contents

VIII
35
IX
61
X
92
XI
122
XII
152
XIII
177
XIV
179
XV
182
XXX
488
XXXI
513
XXXII
539
XXXIII
566
XXXIV
589
XXXV
610
XXXVI
635
XXXVII
637

XVI
208
XVII
229
XVIII
255
XIX
284
XX
311
XXI
313
XXII
316
XXIII
349
XXIV
376
XXV
407
XXVI
432
XXVII
454
XXVIII
483
XXIX
485
XXXVIII
640
XXXIX
662
XL
690
XLI
720
XLII
739
XLIII
767
XLIV
793
XLV
821
XLVI
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XLVII
881
XLVIII
991
XLIX
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David Wallace is the Judith Rodin Professor of English Literature at the University of Pennsylvania. His books include Chaucerian Polity: Absolutist Lineages and Associational Forms in England and Italy (1997); Giovanni Boccaccio, Decameron (1991); Chaucer and the early writings of Boccaccio (1985); Bodies and Disciplines: Intersections of Literature and History in Fifteenth-Century England (ed. with Barbara A Hanawalt).

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