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Pursuing History
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 362

Pursuing History

This volume argues through a series of selected local studies, for the importance of "textual criticism" as a fundamental act of historical interpretation and recovery, pointing out the need for attention to the physical bearers of our knowledge of the English Middle Ages, the books themselves, and the ignored and alienating features of manuscript culture. The book begins with three essays that seek to problematize medieval book production, to show the procedure as more a fluid and emergent than a foreplanned process. The following two essays provide theoretical statements about the textual uses of manuscripts.

London Literature, 1300-1380
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 359

London Literature, 1300-1380

Ralph Hanna charts the generic and linguistic features particular to London writing.

The Whole Book
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 188

The Whole Book

An investigation of the fascinating, not-so-miscellaneous miscellanies

Pursuing Middle English Manuscripts and Their Texts
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 300

Pursuing Middle English Manuscripts and Their Texts

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2016-10-31
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  • Publisher: Unknown

This volume brings together essays by leading authorities on the production, reception and editing of Medieval English manuscripts in honour of Ralph Hanna, on the occasion of his retirement as Professor of Palaeography at the University of Oxford. Detailed and groundbreaking studies shed new light on important manuscripts and their texts, while demonstrating the latest developments in palaeography, dialectology, regionalism, and editing.

Travel and Travellers from Bede to Dampier
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 251

Travel and Travellers from Bede to Dampier

The essays in this collection -- a selection of papers presented at the University of Sydney Centre for Medieval Studies workshop, ‘Travel and Cartography from Bede to the Enlightenment’ (August 22-23, 2001) – track a variety of travel narratives from the eighth century to the eighteenth. Their voyages, which extend from from the literal to the spiritual, the political, and the artistic, show how the concept of narrative mapping has changed over time, and how it encompasses cosmogony, geography, chorography, topography, and inventory. Each essay is concerned in some way with the application of the medieval geographical imagination, or with the enduring influence of that imagination upo...

Reading English Verse in Manuscript c.1350-c.1500
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 224

Reading English Verse in Manuscript c.1350-c.1500

Reading English Verse in Manuscript, c.1350-c.1500 is the first book-length history of reading for later Middle English poetry. While much past work in the history of reading has revolved around marginalia, this book consults a wider range of evidence, from the weights of books in medieval bindings to relationships between rhyme and syntax. It combines literary-critical close readings, detailed case studies of particular surviving codices, and systematic manuscript surveys drawing on continental European traditions of quantitative codicology to demonstrate the variety, vitality, and formal concerns visible in the reading of verse in this period. The small-and large-scale formal features of p...

Managing Readers
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 298

Managing Readers

A sideways look at books that sheds light on the activities of authors, printers, and readers during the English Renaissance

Languages of Power in the Age of Richard II
  • Language: en
Pieties in Transition
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 241

Pieties in Transition

This significant and innovative collection explores the changing piety of townspeople and villagers before, during, and after the Reformation. It brings together leading and new scholars from England and the Netherlands to present new research on a subject of importance to historians of society and religion in late medieval and early modern Europe. Contributors examine the diverse evidence for transitions in piety and the processes of these changes. The volume incorporates a range of approaches including social, cultural and religious history, literary and manuscript studies, social anthropology and archaeology. This is, therefore, an interdisciplinary volume that constitutes a cultural history of changing pieties in the period c. 1400-1640. Contributors focus on a number of specific themes using a range of types of evidence and theoretical approach.

Crux and Controversy in Middle English Textual Criticism
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 135

Crux and Controversy in Middle English Textual Criticism

New essays exploring the complex issues involved in editing Middle English texts.