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Idea of the Vernacular - Ppr. Paperback – May 12 1999


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  • Paperback: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Pennsylvania State University Press (May 12 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0271017589
  • ISBN-13: 978-0271017587
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 2.5 x 25.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 889 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,060,811 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Paperback
An excellent source-book for anyone studying Middle English. It compiles an extensive selection of excerpts which demonstrate the ways in which medieval English writers struggled with the concept of writing in English, and defended their use of the vernacular. The accompanying essays range from excellent to mediocre, but the texts themselves make the book worth buying. By compiling texts about medieval literary theory, this book begins to fill a major gap in medieval studies.
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Medieval Vernacular Theory June 3 2001
By K. Cawsey - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
An excellent source-book for anyone studying Middle English. It compiles an extensive selection of excerpts which demonstrate the ways in which medieval English writers struggled with the concept of writing in English, and defended their use of the vernacular. The accompanying essays range from excellent to mediocre, but the texts themselves make the book worth buying. By compiling texts about medieval literary theory, this book begins to fill a major gap in medieval studies.


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