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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Fiction and the Origins of Print

Alexandra Gillespie

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 1: Prose Fiction in English from the Origins of Print to 1750

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199580033
eISBN:
9780191869730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199580033.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter focuses on the publications of William Caxton and other early printers in England, emphasising the deep continuities between manuscript circulation and print culture as well as the ... 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


‘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


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


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