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Published: 01 November 2018

240 Pages

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9781786941299

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Thomas Hoccleve: Religious Reform, Transnational Poetics, and the Invention of Chaucer

Sebastian J. Langdell

Liverpool University Press

Exeter Medieval Texts and Studies LUP

  • Changes the way we consider the development of Chaucer as a literary authority
  • Deepens our understanding of the way in which heresy and religious reform influenced the production of late-medieval English literature
  • Suggests a new lens through which to view the late medieval poet Thomas Hoccleve
  • Offers a transnational context for both the production of late medieval English poetry, and the development of the Chaucerian literary tradition
  • Resituates the dialogue surrounding the establishment of an English literary tradition within the context of heresy, censorship, and religious reform