Table of contents for Reading the medieval in early modern England / edited by Gordon McMullan and David Matthews.

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Introduction: Reading the medieval in early modern England David Matthews and Gordon McMullan; Part I. Period: 1. Diachronic history and the shortcomings of Medieval Studies James Simpson; 2. Friar Bacon and Friar Bungay and the rhetoric of temporality Deanne Williams; Part II. Text: 3. Langland, Apocalypse, and the early modern editor Larry Scanlon; 4. Public ambition, private desire, and the last Tudor Chaucer David Matthews; Part III. Nation: 5. The vulgar history of the Order of the Garter Stephanie Trigg; 6. Myths of origin and the struggle over nationhood in medieval and early modern England Anke Bernau; 7. The colonisation of early Britain on the Jacobean stage Gordon McMullan; Part IV. Geography: 8. Tamburlaine, sacred space, and the heritage of medieval cartography Bernhard Klein; 9. Leland’s itinerary and the remains of the medieval past Jennifer Summit; Part V. Reformation: 10. John Bale and reconfiguring the ‘medieval’ in Reformation England Cathy Shrank; 11. Medieval penance, Reformation repentance, and Measure for Measure Sarah Beckwith; 12. Medieval poetics and Protestant Magdalenes Patricia Badir; Afterword David Wallace.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
English literature -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism.
English literature -- Middle English, 1100-1500 -- History and criticism.