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Published: 30 November 2006

296 Pages | 38 halftones in-text


ISBN: 9780199262953

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Print Culture and the Medieval Author

Chaucer, Lydgate, and Their Books 1473-1557

Alexandra Gillespie

Oxford English Monographs

  • Considers the shift from manuscript to print and from 'medieval' to 'Renaissance' in England
  • Addresses the long-standing question 'what is an author?', comparing the most famous English writer, Chaucer, with his less famous follower, Lydgate
  • Deals with the physical evidence contained in several hundred rare books in both manuscript and print, many of them never before described

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