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Reform and cultural revolution

Author: James Simpson
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Series: Oxford English literary history, v. 2.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Overstepping traditional period divisions, this volume in the new Oxford English Literary History runs from 1350 to the death of Henry VIII. It thus spans the extraordinary burst of English literary writing in the reign of Richard II; powerful phases of fifteenth-century literature; and the cultural revolution provoked by the split with Rome. Although potent traditions praise both 'Reformation' and 'Renaissance' as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: John Lydgate; John Leland; John Leland; John Lydgate
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Simpson
ISBN: 0198182619 9780198182610 0199265534 9780199265534
OCLC Number: 50843871
Notes: Successor to the series Oxford history of English literature, which appeared in fifteen volumes between 1945 and 1997.
Awards: Winner of Winner of the 2007 Sir Israel Gollancz Prize for English Language and Literature awarded by the British Academy, in 2007.
Winner of Winner of the 2007 Sir Israel Gollancz Prize for English Language and Literature, awarded by the British Academy, in 2007.
Description: xvii, 661 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The melancholy of John Leland and the beginnings of English literary history --
The energies of John Lydgate --
The tragic --
The elegiac --
The political --
The comic --
Edifying the church --
Moving images --
The biblical --
The dramatic.
Series Title: Oxford English literary history, v. 2.
Responsibility: James Simpson.

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Breaks the mould of traditional approaches to the canon. This book covers both high medieval and Tudor writing, showing how the coming of the Renaissance and Reformation displaced the earlier,  Read more...

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