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Medieval Writers and their Work

Middle English Literature 1100-1500

Second Edition

J. A. Burrow

February 2008

ISBN: 9780199532049

176 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

In Stock

Price: £24.99

A fully updated second edition of J. A. Burrow's hugely successful introduction to medieval English literature.

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A fully updated second edition of J. A. Burrow's hugely successful introduction to medieval English literature.

  • Expanded and updated edition of J. A. Burrow's classic text
  • Takes account of new developments in the study of Middle English literature
  • Short, accessible introduction to the business of reading medieval literature

New to this edition

  • Chapter 5, 'The Afterlife of Middle English Literature', assessing the impact of historicism on medieval studies
  • Includes a chronology

About the Author(s)

J. A. Burrow, Emeritus Professor and Research Fellow, University of Bristol

Table of Contents

    1:The period and the literature
    2:Writers, audiences, and readers
    3:Major genres
    4:Modes of meaning
    5:The afterlife of Middle English literature
    Notes
    Bibliography

Reviews

"This book is the most effective introduction to Middle English literature that I know. It is everywhere alert to the ways that modern literary sensibilities need to be adjusted in order to appreciate the medieval norm, and Burrow combines astonishing learning with a pedagogical shrewdness that always picks out just the telling passage or focusing cultural fact. This second edition adds a great deal of new and equally important material to a work that had already become a classic in its own right." - Christopher Cannon, Girton College, Cambridge