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John Lydgate and the Making of Public Culture

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ISBN-10: 0521852986

ISBN-13: 9780521852982

Edition: 2005

Authors: Maura Nolan, Patrick Boyde, John Burrow, Rita Copeland, Alan Deyermond

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During the fifteenth century John Lydgate was the most famous poet in England, filling commissions for the court, the aristocracy, and the guilds. He wrote for an elite London readership that was historically very small, but that saw itself as dominating the cultural life of the nation. Thus the new literary forms and modes developed by Lydgate and his contemporaries helped shape the development of English public culture in the fifteenth century. Maura Nolan presents a major re-interpretation of Lydgate's work and of his central role in the developing literary culture of his time.
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Book details

List price: $99.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/11/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 290
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Introduction: the forms of public culture
Tragic history: Lydgate's Serpent of Division
Social forms, literary contents: Lydgate's mummings
Tragedy and comedy: Lydgate's disguisings and public poetry
Spectacular culture: the Roman triumph