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Medieval writers and their work : Middle English literature, 1100-1500

Author: J A Burrow
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford Univ. Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
In an updated edition of his introduction to English literature from 1100 to 1500, J.A. Burrow takes account of scholarly developments in the the field, most notably devoting a final chapter to the impact of historicism on medieval studies. Burrow's book deals with circumstances of composition and reception, the main genres, "modes of meaning" (allegory etc.), and medieval literature's afterlife in modern times. It  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Burrow, J.A. (John Anthony).
Medieval writers and their work.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford Univ. Press, ©2008
(DLC) 2007048243
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: J A Burrow
ISBN: 9780191538544 019153854X 9786611825652 6611825657 1281825654 9781281825650
OCLC Number: 320912540
Language Note: English.
Notes: Originally published 1982.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (156 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: The period and the literature --
Writers, audiences, and readers --
Major genres --
Modes of meaning --
The afterlife of Middle English literature.
Responsibility: J.A. Burrow.


A fully updated second edition of J. A. Burrow's hugely successful introduction to medieval English literature.  Read more...


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This book is the most effective introduction to Middle English literature that I know. It is everywhere alert to the ways that modern literary sensibilities need to be adjusted in order to appreciate Read more...

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