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Public reading and the reading public in late medieval England and France

Author: Joyce Coleman
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 1996.
Series: Cambridge studies in medieval literature, 26.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book demonstrates that received views on orality and literacy underestimate the importance of public reading in the late Middle Ages.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Geoffrey Chaucer
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joyce Coleman
ISBN: 0521553911 9780521553919
OCLC Number: 33078330
Description: xiv, 250 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. On beyond Ong: the bases of a revised theory of orality and literacy --
2. Taxonomies and terminology: the pursuit of disambiguity --
3. A review of the secondary literature --
4. The social context of medieval aurality: introductory generalizations from the data --
5. Aural history --
6. An "ethnography of reading" in Chaucer --
7. An "ethnography of reading" in non-Chaucerian English literature.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in medieval literature, 26.
Responsibility: Joyce Coleman.
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