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Contents List of Illustrations Notes on Contributors Acknowledgements Abbreviations Introduction OVERVIEWS 1. Critical Approaches David Raybin 2. English Society in the Later Middle Ages: Deference, Ambition, and Conflict S. H. Rigby 3. Religious Authority and Dissent Mishtooni Bose 4. City and Country, Wealth and Labour Sarah Rees Jones 5. Women¿s Voices and Roles Carol M. Meale THE PRODUCTION AND RECEPTION OF TEXTS 6. Manuscripts and Readers A. S. G. Edwards 7. From Manuscript to Modern Text Julia Boffey 8. Translation and Society Catherine Batt LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE 9. The Languages of Medieval Britain Laura Wright 10. The Forms of Speech Donka Minkova 11. The Forms of Verse Donka Minkova ENCOUNTERS WITH OTHER CULTURES 12. England and France Ardis Butterfield 13. Britain and Italy: Trade, Travel, Translation Nick Havely 14. England¿s Antiquities: Middle English Literature and the Classical Past Christopher Baswell 15. Jews, Saracens, ¿Black Men¿, Tartars: England in a World of Racial Difference Geraldine Heng SPECIAL THEMES 16. War and Chivalry Richard W. Kaeuper and Montgomery Bohna 17. Literature and Law Richard Firth Green 18. Images Peter Brown 19. Love Barry Windeatt Genres 20. Middle English Romance Thomas Hahn and Dana M. Symons 21. Writing Nation: Shaping Identity in Medieval Historical Narratives Raluca L. Radulescu 22. Dream Poems Helen Phillips 23. Lyric Rosemary Greentree 24. Literature of Religious Instruction E. A. Jones 25. Mystical and Devotional Literature Denise N. Baker 26. Accounts of Lives Kathleen Ashley 27. Medieval English Theatre: Codes and Genres Meg Twycross 28. Morality and Interlude Drama Darryll Grantley READINGS 29. York Mystery Plays Pamela King 30. The Book of Margery Kempe Ruth Evans 31. Julian of Norwich Santha Bhattacharji 32. Piers Plowman Stephen Kelly 33. Subjectivity and Ideology in the Canterbury Tales Mark Miller 34. John Gower and John Lydgate: Forms and Norms of Rhetorical Culture Allan Mitchell 35. Thomas Hoccleve, La Male Regle Nicholas Perkins 36. Discipline and Relaxation in the Poetry of Robert Henryson R. James Goldstein 37. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Kevin Gustafson 38. Blood and Love in Malory¿s Morte Darthur Catherine La Farge Index Illustrations 5.1 Beauchamp Pageants: the earl and his wife and son in a storm at sea. 6.1 The unique text of Chaucer¿s ¿Adam Scriveyn¿ 7.1 Thomas Hoccleve and Henry V 15.1 The Hereford mappamundi: the monstrous races 15.2 The Hereford mappamundi: Africa and the Near East 21.1 Last page of a genealogy of the Kings of Britain, from Brutus to Edward IV 24.1 The Seven Deadly Sins 26.1 Hours of the Virgin, from a Book of Hours 26.2 Saints Philip and James with patron and wife kneeling before open prayer books, from a Book of Hours 27.1 The Nativity in stained glass at East Harling church, Norfolk 29.1 A modern Corpus Christi procession in Valencia, Spain 35.1 Portrait of Geoffrey Chaucer, from The Regement of Princes by Thomas Hoccleve
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
English literature -- Middle English, 1100-1500 -- History and criticism.
Great Britain -- History -- 1066-1687.
Great Britain -- Intellectual life -- 1066-1485.