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Middle English literature : a cultural history

Author: Christopher Cannon
Publisher: Cambridge ; Malden, MA : Polity, 2008.
Series: Cultural history of literature.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a boldly original history of Middle English literature from the Norman Conquest to the beginning of the 16th century.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Cannon
ISBN: 9780745624419 0745624413 9780745624426 0745624421
OCLC Number: 192028274
Description: xi, 256 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: 1 Technology 8 --
Romance 12 --
Confession 27 --
Printing 35 --
2 Insurgency 40 --
Complaint 43 --
Satire 58 --
The rise of English 67 --
3 Statecraft 72 --
Censorship 75 --
Propaganda 86 --
Counsel 97 --
4 Place 105 --
The schoolroom 108 --
Religious communities 117 --
The household 123 --
Cities and towns 132 --
The way or the street 143 --
5 Jurisdiction 150 --
The church 153 --
Laughter 164 --
The aesthetic 173.
Series Title: Cultural history of literature.
Responsibility: Christopher Cannon.
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This history restores Middle English literature to the rich culture that produced it by means of five unusual categories (technology, insurgency, statecraft, place, and jurisdiction). It also uses  Read more...

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