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Introduction

Daniel Sawyer

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

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198857778
eISBN:
9780191890390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198857778.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This introduction positions the book in relation to past work in the history of reading, introduces the materials and methods used, and lays out brief overviews of the five chapters. The history of ... More


Remaking Mongol History, 1307–1313

Stefan Kamola

in Making Mongol History: Rashid al-Din and the Jami' al-Tawarikh

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474421423
eISBN:
9781474476744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421423.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

After his experience compiling a world history and composing various theological works, Rashid al-Din returned to the Blessed History of Ghazan and applied new ideas to the text and to its ... More


Epilogue Rashid al-Din at the Court of Shahrokh

Stefan Kamola

in Making Mongol History: Rashid al-Din and the Jami' al-Tawarikh

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474421423
eISBN:
9781474476744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421423.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

A century after Rashid al-Din’s death, his works experienced a period of heightened interest at the court of the Timurid ruler Shahrokh (1405-1447). Shahrokh’s court librarian, Hafez-e Abru (d. 1430) ... More


Making Mongol History: Rashid al-Din and the Jami' al-Tawarikh

Stefan Kamola

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474421423
eISBN:
9781474476744
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421423.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Making Mongol History examines the life and work of Rashid al-Din Tabib (d. 1318), the most powerful statesman working for the Mongol Ilkhans in the Middle East. It seeks to integrate his most famous ... More


Fabliaux Reversals and La Grue

Katherine A. Brown

in Boccaccio's Fabliaux: Medieval Short Stories and the Function of Reversal

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049175
eISBN:
9780813050034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049175.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The first chapter establishes three distinct types of reversal in the fabliaux: rhetorical; narrative (or sociogenic); and structural (called inversion). Examples of each type demonstrate that ... More


Wider Reading

Daniel Sawyer

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

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198857778
eISBN:
9780191890390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198857778.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter summarizes the conclusions of the book, and explores some possible implications for future study in various manuscripts and texts. The manuscript presentation of Piers Plowman for ... More


Medieval Story Collections and Framing Devices

Katherine A. Brown

in Boccaccio's Fabliaux: Medieval Short Stories and the Function of Reversal

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049175
eISBN:
9780813050034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049175.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Chapter 3 argues that Eastern frame narrative collections such as the Seven Sages of Rome were being combined with Western stories in medieval manuscripts before Boccaccio wrote the Decameron. The ... More


‘Diverse folk diversely they demed’

Daniel Sawyer

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

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198857778
eISBN:
9780191890390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198857778.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter argues for the variety and vitality of the reading of Middle English verse in the period c.1350–c.1500, drawing on evidence from poems themselves and from surviving evidence of their ... More


Maximizing Montaigne

William M. Hamlin

in Montaigne's English Journey: Reading the Essays in Shakespeare's Day

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199684113
eISBN:
9780191764677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684113.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

This chapter addresses the seventeenth-century vogue of distilling Montaigne's Essays into aphoristic form, assimilating Montaignian thought into vernacular-wisdom literature. It relies not only on ... More


Boccaccio's Fabliaux: Medieval Short Stories and the Function of Reversal

Katherine A. Brown

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049175
eISBN:
9780813050034
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049175.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The Old French fabliaux are humorous short stories from the 13th century that resemble some of the most memorable tales in Giovanni Boccaccio's Decameron (1348-1351). Yet their humor and ostensible ... More


Medieval Damascus: Plurality and Diversity in an Arabic Library: The Ashrafiya Library Catalogue

Konrad Hirschler

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474408776
eISBN:
9781474418812
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474408776.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The written text was a pervasive feature of cultural practices in the medieval Middle East. At the heart of book circulation stood libraries that experienced a rapid expansion from the twelfth ... More


The Fabliaux in Context: BNF fr. 2173

Katherine A. Brown

in Boccaccio's Fabliaux: Medieval Short Stories and the Function of Reversal

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049175
eISBN:
9780813050034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049175.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

In chapter 2, the relationships of fabliaux to other types of works, particularly fables, reveal the generic specificity of the fabliau form as well as the interwoven structure of the system of ... More


Courteous Virgil: The Manuscript Translations of an Anonymous Poet, Sir John Harington and Sir William Mure of Rowallan

Sheldon Brammall

in The English Aeneid: Translations of Virgil 1555-1646

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748699087
eISBN:
9781474412384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748699087.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Manuscript translations reveal a different side of Virgil’s reception than is apparent in printed texts. Several substantial English translations never entered print in any form during the ... More


The Making of Thomas Hoccleve's Series

David Watt

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780859898690
eISBN:
9781781385203
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859898690.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Thomas Hoccleve's Series (1419-21) tells the story of its own making. The Making of Thomas Hoccleve's Series analyzes this story and considers what it might contribute to the larger story about book ... More


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

Daniel Sawyer

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198857778
eISBN:
9780191890390
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198857778.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This volume offers the first book-length history of reading for Middle English poetry. Drawing on evidence from more than 450 manuscripts, it examines readers’ choices of material, their movements ... More


The Movement of Books: Two Manuscript Studies

Jane Gilbert, Simon Gaunt, and William Burgwinkle

in Medieval French Literary Culture Abroad

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198832454
eISBN:
9780191888823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832454.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter consists of two manuscript case studies concerning Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales, MS 5667 and British Library Royal 20 D 1. The former is manuscript of the Tristan en prose that ... More


Montaigne's English Journey: Reading the Essays in Shakespeare's Day

William M. Hamlin

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199684113
eISBN:
9780191764677
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684113.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

Montaigne’s English Journey examines the genesis, early readership, and multifaceted impact of John Florio’s exuberant translation of Michel de Montaigne’s Essays. Published in London in ... More


History, Time, and Empire: The Histoire ancienne in the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem

Jane Gilbert, Simon Gaunt, and William Burgwinkle

in Medieval French Literary Culture Abroad

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198832454
eISBN:
9780191888823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832454.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter focuses on the manuscripts of the Histoire ancienne made in Acre between roughly 1260 and Acre’s fall in 1291. The four Acre manuscripts are not just highly sophisticated, visually ... More


Dark Networks: Prehistories, Post-histories, and Imagined Geographies

Jane Gilbert, Simon Gaunt, and William Burgwinkle

in Medieval French Literary Culture Abroad

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198832454
eISBN:
9780191888823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832454.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter pursues the theme of travel, focusing on how both the representation and, crucially, the non-representation of movements, travels, and networks become key to the retooling of some texts ... More


Medieval French Literary Culture Abroad

Jane Gilbert, Simon Gaunt, and William Burgwinkle

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198832454
eISBN:
9780191888823
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832454.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The field of medieval francophone literary culture outside France was for many years a minor and peripheral sub-field of medieval French literary studies (or, in the case of Anglo-Norman, of English ... More


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