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Print culture and the medieval author : Chaucer, Lydgate, and their books, 1473-1557

Author: Alexandra Gillespie
Publisher: Oxford, UK ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Series: Oxford English monographs.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examining hundreds of early printed books containing works by Chaucer, the 'father' of English poetry, and his much-maligned follower, John Lydgate. She demonstrates that the shift from manuscript to print was part of the controversial process by which Chaucer earned his exclusive place in English literary history.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Geoffrey Chaucer; John Lydgate; Geoffrey Chaucer; John Lydgate; Geoffrey Chaucer; John Lydgate
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alexandra Gillespie
ISBN: 9780199262953 0199262950
OCLC Number: 67869310
Description: xiii, 281 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction : the author and the book --
Caxton and fifteenth-century English books --
Good utterance : printing and innovation after 1478 --
Assembling Chaucer's texts in print, 1517 to 1532 --
Court and cloister : editions of Lydgate, 1509 to 1534 --
The press, the medieval author, and the English Reformations, 1534 to 1557 --
Afterword : at Lydgate's tomb.
Series Title: Oxford English monographs.
Responsibility: Alexandra Gillespie.
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This densely detailed monograph combines an exhaustive knowlwdge of the transmission, in both manuscript and print forms, of Chaucerian and Lydgatian texts with a theoretical interest in the status Read more...

 
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