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Fragments and assemblages : forming compilations of medieval London

Author: Arthur Bahr
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2013.
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"In Fragments and Assemblages, Arthur Bahr expands the ways in which we interpret medieval manuscripts, examining the formal characteristics of both physical manuscripts and literary works. Specifically, Bahr argues that manuscript compilations from fourteenth-century London reward interpretation as both assemblages and fragments: as meaningfully constructed objects whose codicological forms and textual contents  Read more...
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Named Person: Andrew Horne; Geoffrey Chaucer; John Gower
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur Bahr
ISBN: 9780226924915 0226924912
OCLC Number: 799025119
Description: x, 285 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Compilation, assemblage, fragment --
Civic counterfactualism and the assemblage of London --
Fragmentary forms of imitative fantasy --
Constructing compilations of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales --
Rewriting the past, reassembling the realm.
Responsibility: Arthur Bahr.

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Expands the ways in which we interpret medieval manuscripts, examining the formal characteristics of both physical manuscripts and literary works. In this book, the author argues that manuscript  Read more...

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Julia Boffey, Times Literary Supplement "[Bahr's] attractively written, often witty book, informed by a wide range of scholarship, elegantly demonstrates one way of using material form in the service Read more...

 
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