By Peter Brown
A better half to Medieval English Literature and tradition, c.1350-c.1500 demanding situations readers to imagine past a narrowly outlined canon and standard disciplinary limitations. A ground-breaking number of newly-commissioned essays on medieval literature and tradition. Encourages scholars to imagine past a narrowly outlined canon and traditional disciplinary obstacles. displays the erosion of the conventional, inflexible boundary among medieval and early glossy literature. Stresses the significance of making contexts for studying literature. Explores the level to which medieval literature is in discussion with different cultural items, together with the literature of alternative nations, manuscripts and faith. comprises shut readings of frequently-studied texts, together with texts by way of Chaucer, Langland, the Gawain poet, and Hoccleve. Confronts a number of the controversies that workout scholars of medieval literature, reminiscent of these hooked up with literary idea, love, and chivalry and struggle.
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6 Derek Pearsall, Old English and Middle English Poetry (London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1977), p. 120. 7 A key work on English identity, focusing on the period immediately before that considered in this volume, is Thorlac Turville-Petre, England the Nation: Language, Literature, and National Identity, 1290–1340 (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1996). : Harvard University Press, 1989); Hochon’s Arrow: Usurpation and the Language of Legitimation 1399–1422 (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1992); Strohm 1998.
16 David Raybin The remainder of Nation, Court and Culture responds, obliquely, to Pearsall’s argument. Thinking in terms of ‘geopolitical theory’, John Scattergood ﬁnds in the nationalistic poem ‘The Libelle of Englyshe Polycye’ a ‘concern with borders and their preservation’ that is ‘based on a knowledgeable analysis of European economics and trade’ and contemplates a common Anglo-Irish interest (in Cooney 2001: 49, 44–5). Exploring ideas of nationhood in manuscript collections from across the ﬁfteenth century, Phillipa Hardman shows movement from a deep concern with Englishness to an ‘uncomplicated, even sentimental sense of England signal[ling] that among the community of readers .
412–53. 1580 (New Haven, Yale University Press, 1992); Margaret Aston, Lollards and Reformers: Images and Literacy in Late Medieval Religion (London: Hambledon Press, 1984); Anne Hudson, Lollards and Their Books (London: Hambledon 23 Press, 1985); and Carolyn Walker Bynum, Jesus as Mother: Studies in the Spirituality of the High Middle Ages (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1982) and her Holy Feast and Holy Fast: The Ritual Signiﬁcance of Food to Medieval Women (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1987).
A Companion To Medieval English Literature and Culture c.1350 - c.1500 (Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture) by Peter Brown