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Idea of the Vernacular An Anthology of Middle English Literary Theory, 1280-1520

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ISBN-10: 0271017589

ISBN-13: 9780271017587

Edition: 1999

Authors: Ruth Evans, Ian Johnson, Andrew Taylor, Nicholas Watson, Jocelyn Wogan-Browne

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List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Pennsylvania State University Press
Publication date: 5/12/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Using This Volume: A Note on Conventions and Treatment of Text
Authorizing Text and Writer
Robert Mannyng, Chronicle: Prologue
John Barbour, The Bruce: Prologue
Geoffrey Chaucer, Complaint of Venus: Envoi
Thomas Usk, The Testament of Love: Prologue (Extract)
John Walton, Translation of Boethius, Consolation of Philosophy: Prefacio Translatoris
Thomas Hoccleve, The Complaint: Prologue and Extract
John Lydgate, Troy Book: Prologue (Extract)
John Metham, Amoryus and Cleopes: Prologue and Ending
George Ashby, Active Policy of a Prince: Prologue
Guy de Chauliac, Cyrurgie: Prologue (Extract)
Osbern Bokenham, Legendys of Hooly Wummen: Prologus
Speculum Devotorum (Myrowre to Devout Peple): Prefacyon (Extract)
Julian of Norwich, A Revelation of Love (Short Text): Prologue and Chapter 6
Margery Kempe, The Book of Margery Kempe: Two Prologues
The General Prologue to the Wycliffite Bible: Chapter 12 (Extract)
Reginald Pecock, Prologue to the Donet and The Repressor of Over Much Blaming of the Clergy (Extracts)
Addressing and Positioning the Audience
Northern Homily Cycle: Prologue
John Trevisa, Dialogue Between the Lord and the Clerk on Translation (Extract) and Epistle to Thomas, Lord Berkeley, on the Translation of Higden's Polychronicon
Thomas Norton, Ordinal of Alchemy: Probemium
On Translating the Bible into English (Extract)
The Holi Prophete David Seith (Three Extracts)
The Knowing of Woman's Kind in Childing: Translator's Prologue
John Capgrave, Life of St. Gilbert: Prologue
Bishop Fox, The Rule of Seynt Benet: Prefatory Letter
The Amesbury Letter: Prologue
William Caxton, Translation of Christine de Pizan's Book of Fayttes of Armes and of Chyvalrye: Prologue
John Gower, Confessio Amantis: Prologue, Two Versions (Extracts)
Knyghthode and Bataile: Proem
The Nightingale: Prose Introduction and Proem
The Croxton Play of the Sacrament: Banns
South English Legendary: Prologue
William Caxton, Translation of Geoffroy de la Tour-Landry, Book of the Knight of the Tower: Prologue
Spektakle of Luf: Prologue
Models and Images of the Reading Process
A Talking of the Love of God: Prologue
Pseudo-Augustinian Soliloquies: Prologue and Digression
The Cloud of Unknowing: Prologue
Julian of Norwich, A Revelation of Love (Long Text): Explicit
The Orchard of Syon: Prologue
Pore Caityf: Prologue
The Prick of Conscience: Prologue (Extract)
Richard Rolle, The English Psalter: Prologue
Dives and Pauper: Part One, Chapters 1-3 (Extract)
Nicholas Love, The Mirror of the Blessed Life of Jesus Christ: Prologue (Extract)
Sermon of Dead Men: Peroration
The Mirror of Our Lady: Three Prologues
The Wars of Alexander: Opening
Cursor Mundi: Prologue (Extract)
John Skelton, Translation of Poggio Bracciolini, Bibliotheca Historica of Diodorus Siculus: Prologue (Extract)
Gavin Douglas, Eneados: Book V, Prologue
William Caxton, Reynard the Fox: Prologue
Robert Henryson, Fables: Prologue
William Langland, Piers Plowman: C Text, Passus XV (Extract)
Mechtild of Hackeborn, The Book of Ghostly Grace: Epilogue (Extract)
Eleanor Hull, A Commentary on the Penitential Psalms: Psalm 50 (Selections)
Margery Kempe, The Book of Margery Kempe: Book I, Chapter 58-59 (Extract)
King James I of Scotland, The Kingis Quair: Opening
Brian Anslay, Translation of Christine de Pizan's Book of the City of Ladies: Chapter 1, with Dedicatory Verses by Henry Pepwell
Five Essays
The Notion of Vernacular Theory
The Politics of Middle English Writing
Authors, Scribes, Patrons, and Books
Historicizing Postcolonial Criticism: Cultural Difference and the Vernacular
An Afterword on the Prologue
Alternative Arrangements of the Excerpts
Glossary: The Language of Middle English Literary Theory
Middle English Terms
Select Latin Terms
Abbreviations
Index of Manuscripts and Early Printed Books
Bibliography
Index
About the Editors