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Print and the Reproduction of Humanist Readers

Daniel Wakelin

in Humanism, Reading, and English Literature 1430-1530

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199215881
eISBN:
9780191706899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215881.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter considers the use of the printing press to reproduce classical and humanist texts. It considers ideas about education in copies of Cicero, the Nova rhetorica of Lorenzo Traversagni, and ... More


Social Reform and the State: The Labour-Market and National Insurance

Jose Harris

in William Beveridge: A Biography

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206859
eISBN:
9780191677335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206859.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

Beveridge joined the Board of trade as an unestablished civil servant on the staff of the Comptroller-General of the Commercial, Labour, and Statistical Department. Signs of action on labour ... More


Mother Tongues: English and French in fifteenth‐century England

Ardis Butterfield

in The Familiar Enemy: Chaucer, Language, and Nation in the Hundred Years War

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199574865
eISBN:
9780191722127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574865.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

This chapter considers the role of women in the inheritance and propagation of vernacular languages. It reassesses the status of English through historical and linguistic evidence and such figures as ... More


The Fortunes of John Lydgate

Nigel Mortimer

in John Lydgate's Fall of Princes: Narrative Tragedy in its Literary and Political Contexts

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199275014
eISBN:
9780191705939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275014.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter offers an overview of the critical reception of Lydgate's work, tracing the decline from a tradition of medieval encomium (voiced by, among others, William Dunbar and William Caxton), ... More


The Fox: Laying Bare Deceit

DOROTHY YAMAMOTO

in The Boundaries of the Human in Medieval English Literature

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198186748
eISBN:
9780191718564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186748.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

If birds are of the air, foxes are of the earth: earthy, associated with deceit, with a foul smell, with underground regions, and with Judas, the arch-betrayer. This chapter explores the sort of ... More


Queen Elizabeth's Tapestries

Susan Groag Bell

in The Lost Tapestries of the City of Ladies: Christine de Pizan's Renaissance Legacy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520234109
eISBN:
9780520928787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234109.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The Book of the City of Ladies tapestries housed in the Lady Elizabeth's garderobe in 1547 were not the only form in which Christine de Pizan's works existed in early Renaissance England. A number of ... More


Romancing Treason: The Literature of the Wars of Roses

Megan Leitch

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198724599
eISBN:
9780191792205
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198724599.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Folk Literature

This book addresses the scope and significance of the secular literary culture of the Wars of the Roses, and especially of its distinctive prose romances. The book argues that the pervasive textual ... More


Sanctae Margaretae, virginis et martyris: Latin texts of the later Middle Ages and their derivatives

Juliana Dresvina

in A Maid with a Dragon: The Cult of St Margaret of Antioch in Medieval England

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780197265963
eISBN:
9780191772061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265963.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Chapter 3 focuses on the Latin versions of St Margaret’s vita, circulating in medieval England. These include the one from the Golden Legend (Legenda Aurea), which became a base for many other ... More


Caxton in the middle of English

David Matthews

in Contemporary Chaucer across the centuries

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526129154
eISBN:
9781526141996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526129154.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

David Matthews explores how Caxton’s awareness of linguistic change informed his editing methods. Caxton’s editing of Trevisa's translation of Higden’s Polychronicon, for example, shows a distinct ... More


Early Tudor Poetry: Courtliness and Print

Derek Attridge

in The Experience of Poetry: From Homer's Listeners to Shakespeare's Readers

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198833154
eISBN:
9780191873898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833154.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

After noting the evidence for the public performance of poetry in Continental Europe, this chapter turns to the impact of print on English poetry: from the late fifteenth century, the printers Caxton ... More


Transgender Time

Robert Mills

in Seeing Sodomy in the Middle Ages

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226169125
eISBN:
9780226169262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226169262.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter considers the benefits of filtering medieval ideas of unnatural sex through the postmodern category transgender. It begins by engaging with conceptions of transgender time in recent ... More


‘Hunting Down the Words’: Classical Translator Statements from Catullus to Arthur Golding

Josephine Balmer

in Piecing Together the Fragments: Translating Classical Verse, Creating Contemporary Poetry

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199585090
eISBN:
9780191747519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585090.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter considers how, as the role of the translator as writer moves increasingly to the fore, the personal statements of translators are beginning to be viewed as an integral part of literary ... More


Blame the Printing Press

Arika Okrent and Sean O’Neill

in Highly Irregular: Why Tough, Through, and Dough Don't Rhyme—And Other Oddities of the English Language

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780197539408
eISBN:
9780197616017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197539408.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

This chapter focuses on the role of the printing press in the standardization of the English language. A few centuries after the Norman conquest, by the end of the 1300s, English was again a written ... More


Alphabetical Logic: John Trevisa’s Index to the Polychronicon and the English Concordance to the Bible

Emily Steiner

in John Trevisa's Information Age: Knowledge and the Pursuit of Literature, c. 1400

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780192896902
eISBN:
9780191919183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192896902.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter turns from compendious texts to compendious paratext. It explores alphabetical thinking in medieval England through the lens of two indexes, which, it is argued, are the first two ... More


Thinking Twice about Treason in Caxton’s Prose Romances: Proper Chivalric Conduct and the English Printing Press

Megan G. Leitch

in Romancing Treason: The Literature of the Wars of Roses

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198724599
eISBN:
9780191792205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198724599.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Folk Literature

While the continental influences on Caxton’s prints have been well documented, scant attention has been paid to the English resonance of Caxton’s own translated romances; this chapter reads these ... More


Example passages from English and multilingual texts

Philip Durkin

in Borrowed Words: A History of Loanwords in English

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199574995
eISBN:
9780191771446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574995.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography, Historical Linguistics

A series of extracts from Middle English texts of different dates and types is presented, with commentary on all of the loanwords (from French, Latin, or early Scandinavian) found in each passage. ... More


Curating the Past in a Conquered Land, 1282–1540

Huw Pryce

in Writing Welsh History: From the Early Middle Ages to the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
April 2022
ISBN:
9780198746034
eISBN:
9780191808739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198746034.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter assesses the significance of the unprecedented growth in Welsh historical writing, mostly in the Welsh language, in the period from the Edwardian conquest of Wales to the Reformation and ... More


Virgil

Jan M. Ziolkowski

in The Oxford History of Classical Reception in English Literature: Volume 1: 800–1558

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199587230
eISBN:
9780191820410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587230.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

No other poet in any language has achieved a cultural impact of the length or strength that Virgil has had in England. Virgil was the most broadly known, cited, and invoked of all classical Latin ... More


Ovid and Ovidianism

Suzanne Conklin Akbari

in The Oxford History of Classical Reception in English Literature: Volume 1: 800–1558

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199587230
eISBN:
9780191820410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587230.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter concerns the medieval reception of Ovid’s Metamorphoses and his writings on love, especially the Ars amatoria and Heroides. Through the reception of the Metamorphoses (in commentary, ... More


The Aeneid Translations of Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey: The Exiled Reader’s Presence

James Simpson

in The Oxford History of Classical Reception in English Literature: Volume 1: 800–1558

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199587230
eISBN:
9780191820410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587230.003.0028
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

A fundamental difference between the late medieval and the sixteenth-century humanist, philological translations of Virgil’s Aeneid consists of how the translator figures, or does not figure, as ... More


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