The Cambridge History of Medieval English Literature

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David Wallace
Cambridge University Press, Jan 21, 1999 - Literary Criticism - 1043 pages
This is the first fullscale history of medieval English literature for nearly a century. Thirty-three distinguished contributors provide information on a vast range of literary texts and the conditions of their production and reception, and the volume also contains a chronology, full bibliography and a detailed index. This book offers the most extensive and vibrant account available 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, for historians as well as literary specialists.

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About the author (1999)

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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