A Companion to Fifteenth-Century English Poetry

A Companion to Fifteenth-Century English Poetry

Edited by Julia Boffey, A.S.G. Edwards

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D.S.Brewer

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This collection of fourteen original essays by leading authorities offers, for the first time, a comprehensive overview of the significant authors and important aspects of fifteenth-century English poetry.
This collection of seventeen original essays by leading authorities offers, for the first time, a comprehensive overview of the significant authors and important aspects of fifteenth-century English poetry. The major poets of the century, John Lydgate and Thomas Hoccleve, receive detailed analysis, alongside perhaps lesser-known authors: John Capgrave, Osbern Bokenham, Peter Idley, George Ashby and John Audelay. In addition, several essays examine genres and topics, including romance, popular, historical and scientific poetry, and translations from the classics. Other chapters investigate the crucial contexts for approaching poetry of this period: manuscript circulation, patronage and the influence of Chaucer.

Julia Boffey is Professor of Medieval Studies at Queen Mary, University of London; A.S.G. Edwards is Professor of Medieval Manuscripts at the University of Kent.

Contributors: Anthony Bale, Julia Boffey, A.S.G. Edwards, Susanna Fein, Alfred Hiatt, Simon Horobin, Sarah James, Andrew King, Sheila Lindenbaum, Joanna Martin, Carol Meale, Robert Meyer-Lee, Ad Putter, John Scattergood, Anke Timmermann, Daniel Wakelin, David Watt.

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254 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Paperback, 9781843844303, April 2016
Hardback, 9781843843535, July 2013
Library eBook
D.S.Brewer
BIC DSBB, 1DBKE, 2AB, 3H
BISAC LIT011000, LIT019000, LIT014000
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Table of Contents

Introduction - Julia Boffey and A S G Edwards
The Patronage of Poetry - Carol Meale
Forms of Circulation - Simon Horobin
Thomas Hoccleve - Sheila Lindenbaum
Thomas Hoccleve's Regiment of Princes - David Watt
John Lydgate's Major Poems - Robert Meyer-Lee
John Lydgate's Religious Poetry - Anthony Bale
John Lydgate's Shorter Secular Poems - Joanna Martin
John Capgrave and Osbern Bokenham: Verse Saints' Lives - Sarah James
Peter Idley and George Ashby - John Scattergood
John Audelay and James Ryman - Susanna Fein
Fifteenth-Century Chaucerian Visions - Ad Putter
Historical and Political Verse - Alfred Hiatt
Classical and Humanist Translations - Daniel Wakelin
Romance - Andrew King
Scientific and Encyclopaedic Verse - Anke Timmermann
Popular Verse Tales - Julia Boffey
Beyond the Fifteenth Century - A S G Edwards

Reviews

The fine scholarship and the deft writing ensure that this collection will stimulate and facilitate further expansions of the field and will remain an essential Companion. SHARP NEWS

An impressive display of careful attention and mature scholarly interest. THE MEDIEVAL REVIEW

(T)he Companion will certainly prove useful to fifteenth-century specialists and nonspecialists alike. . . . In short, this is a worthy volume, which manages at once to establish an authoritative perspective on the current state of fifteenth-century studies and to point the field in some new directions. SPECULUM

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