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Published: 26 July 2009

320 Pages

ISBN: 9780199559503

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Manuscript Verse Collectors and the Politics of Anti-Courtly Love Poetry

Joshua Eckhardt

  • An important and original book which effectively and convincingly establishes a specific genre - 'anti-courtly love poetry' - which flourished in seventeenth-century manuscript verse miscellanies
  • The result of perceptive and extensive research on and study of a very large number of manuscripts of the period
  • Provides fresh insights on numerous aspects of manuscript culture
  • Focuses on verse collectors, introducing an additional literary agent to the expanding cast of characters featured in scholarship on the period
  • Includes an appendix of verse texts which offers full texts of obscure poems, and an appendix of manuscript descriptions