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The Cambridge History of Medieval English Literature By Edited by David Wallace (University of Pennsylvania)

The Cambridge History of Medieval English Literature
by Edited by David Wallace (University of Pennsylvania)

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Thirty-three contributors offer the most complete and vibrant account available of literature composed or transmitted in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland between the Norman Conquest and the death of Henry VIII. Topics covered include nationalism, cultures, women readers and writers, religion, law and politics.
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The Cambridge History of Medieval English Literature by Edited by David Wallace (University of Pennsylvania)

This was the first full-scale history of medieval English literature for nearly a century. Thirty-three distinguished contributors offer a collaborative account of literature composed or transmitted in England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland between the Norman conquest and the death of Henry VIII in 1547. The volume has five sections: 'After the Norman Conquest'; 'Writing in the British Isles'; 'Institutional Productions'; 'After the Black Death' and 'Before the Reformation'. It provides information on a vast range of literary texts and the conditions of their production and reception, which will serve both specialists and general readers, and also contains a chronology, full bibliography and a detailed index. This book offers an extensive and vibrant account of the medieval literatures so drastically reconfigured in Tudor England. It will thus prove essential reading for scholars of the Renaissance as well as medievalists, and for historians as well as literary specialists.

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'Unlike many previous literary histories, this will be read ... David Wallace's history is the work of many gifted contributors, a consummate editor, and a publishing house investing its resources as only a great press can.' James Simpson
' ... many of the contributors, have taken their opportunity to reorganise areas of the literacy of the British Isles with great originality and learning ... a striking modernist project'. The Times Literary Supplement
'The Cambridge History of Medieval English Literature provides a formidable set of tools for the critic of medieval literature ... The unobtrusive editorial presence that allows chapters with widely diverging approaches is a useful and mature reflection of the accommodation of plurality required for an intelligent reading of medieval literature ... This is a scholarly and erudite publication.' The Times
'Not only a veritably new history of medieval English literature but also an exemplary instance of literary history in the age of post-modernity.' Yasunari Takada, The University of Tokyo, Komaba
'The Cambridge History of Medieval English Literature is an excellent and long overdue reassessment, which completes a paradigm shift in the study of English medieval literature. It synthesises and responds to developments in the field over the last twenty years, and forges them into a coherent whole. A pioneering work in the field of medieval studies, it is also a fascinating and highly rewarding reading experience, that should be shared by everyone in the discipline.' Joerg Fichte, Eberhard-Karls-Universitat, Tubingen
'The Cambridge History of Medieval English Literature is an excellent and long overdue reassessment, which completes a paradigm shift in the study of English medieval literature. It synthesises and responds to developments in the field over the last twenty years, and forges them into a coherent whole. A pioneering work in the field of medieval studies, it is also a fascinating and highly rewarding reading experience, that should be shared by everyone in the discipline.' Joerg Fichte, Eberhard-Karls-Universitat, Tubingen
"[T]heatre researchers are likely to find many of the...essays very useful and illuminating because the cultural history they depict has obvious implications for the study of theatre and performance." Sharon Aronson-Lehavi, City University of New York, Theatre Journal
"The Cambridge History of Medieval English Literature provides a formidable set of tools for the critic of medieval literature....The unobtrusive editorial presence that allows chapters with widely diverging approaches is a useful and mature reflection of the accomodation of plurality for an intelligent reading of medieval literature....This is a scholarly and erudite publication." Times Literary Supplement
"The Cambridge History of Medieval English Literature is an excellent and long overdue reassessment, which completes a paradigm shift in the study of English medieval literature. It synthesises and responds to developments in the field over the last twenty years, and forges them into a coherent whole. A pioneering work in the field of medieval studies, it is also a fascinating and highly rewarding reading experience, that should be shared by everyone in the discipline." Prof. Joerg Fichte, TUEbingen University
"Recommended for all collections supporting medieval studies at the upper-division undergraduate level and above." Choice

About Edited by David Wallace (University of Pennsylvania)


David Wallace is the Judith Rodin Professor of English Literature at the University of Pennsylvania. His books include Chaucerian Polity: Absolutist Lineages and Associational Forms in England and Italy (1997); Giovanni Boccaccio, Decameron (1991); Chaucer and the early writings of Boccaccio (1985); Bodies and Disciplines: Intersections of Literature and History in Fifteenth-Century England (ed. with Barbara A Hanawalt).

Table of Contents


General introduction David Wallace; Part I. After the Norman Conquest: Introduction David Wallace; 1. Old English and its afterlife Seth Lerer; 2. Anglo-Norman cultures in England,1066-1460 Susan Crane; 3. Early Middle English Thomas Hahn; 4. National, world, and women's history writers and readers in post-Conquest England Lesley Johnson and Jocelyn Wogan-Browne; 5. Latinitas Christopher Baswell; 6. Romance in England 1066-1400 Rosalind Field; Part II. Writing in the British Isles: Introduction David Wallace; 7. Writing in Wales Brynley F. Roberts; 8. Writing in Ireland Terence Dolan; 9. Writing in Scotland R. James Goldstein; 10. Writing history in England Andrew Galloway; 11. London texts and literate practice Sheila Lindenbaum; Part III. Institutional Productions: Introduction David Wallace; 12. Monastic productions Christopher Cannon; 13. The friars and medieval English literature John V. Fleming; 14. Classroom and confession Marjorie Curry Woods and Rita Copeland; 15. Literature and the law Richard Firth Green; 16. 'Vox Populi' and the literature of 1381 David Aers; 17. Englishing the Bible 1066-1549 David Lawton; Part IV. After the Black Death: Introduction David Wallace; 18. Alliterative poetry Ralph Hanna; 19. Piers Plowman Kathryn Kerby-Fulton; 20. The Middle English mystics Nicholas Watson; 21. Geoffrey Chaucer Glending Olson; 22. John Gower Winthrop Wetherbee; 23. Middle English lives Julia Boffey; Part V. Before the Reformation: Introduction David Wallace; 24. Hoccleve, Lydgate, and the Lancastrian Court Paul Strohm; 25. Lollardy Steven Justice; 26. Romance after 1400 Helen Cooper; 27. William Caxton Seth Lerer; 28. English drama from Ungodly Ludi to Sacred Play Lawrence M. Clopper; 29. The allegorical theatre: moralities, interludes, and Protestant drama John Watkins; 30. Literature and politics in the reigns of Henry VII and Henry VIII Colin Burrow; 31. Reformed literature and literature reformed Brian Cummings; Chronologies; Bibliography; Index.

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The Cambridge History of Medieval English Literature by Edited by David Wallace (University of Pennsylvania)
Edited by David Wallace (University of Pennsylvania)
The New Cambridge History of English Literature
Used - Very Good
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Cambridge University Press
2002-04-25
1070
0521890462
9780521890465
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