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The Idea of the Vernacular: An Anthology of Middle English Literary Theory, 1280–1520 Paperback – May 12 1999

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Penn State University Press (May 12 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0271017589
  • ISBN-13: 978-0271017587
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 2.5 x 25.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 889 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,897,324 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“The Idea of the Vernacular is one of the most worthwhile new publications that the field of Middle English literature has seen in some time. [This] is a necessary book for all who study and teach Middle English literature, and for their students.”

—Robert S. Sturges, JEGP

About the Author

Jocelyn Wogan-Browne is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Liverpool.

Nicholas Watson is Professor of English at the University of Western Ontario.

Andrew Taylor is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Saskatchewan.

Ruth Evans is Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Wales, Cardiff.

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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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5.0 out of 5 stars Medieval Vernacular Theory June 3 2001
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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.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great study March 29 2015
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Not light reading, but just what l had hoped for to fill in for a course that was not given many years ago. A great survey (and no exam to worry about.)


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