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The Resource Controlling readers : Guillaume de Machaut and his late Medieval audience, Deborah McGrady

Controlling readers : Guillaume de Machaut and his late Medieval audience, Deborah McGrady

Label
Controlling readers : Guillaume de Machaut and his late Medieval audience
Title
Controlling readers
Title remainder
Guillaume de Machaut and his late Medieval audience
Statement of responsibility
Deborah McGrady
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Guillaume de Machaut (1300-1377) was the master poet of fourteenth-century France. He established models for much of the vernacular poetry written by subsequent generations, and he was instrumental in institutionalizing the lay reader. In particular, his longest and most important work, the Voir dit, calls attention to the coexistence of public and private reading practices through its intensely hybrid form: sixty-three poems and ten songs invite an oral performance, while forty-six private prose letters as well as elaborate illustration and references to it's own materiality promote a physical encounter with the book."--
  • "In Controlling Readers, Deborah McGrady uses Machaut's corpus as a case study to explore the impact of lay literacy on the culture of late-medieval Europe. Arguing that Machaut and his bookmakers were responding to contemporary debates surrounding literacy, McGrady first accounts for the formal invention of the lay reader in medieval art and literature, then analyses Machaut and his bookmakers' innovative use of both narrative and bibliographical devices to try to control the responses of his readers and promote intimate and sensual reading practices in place of the more common public performances of court culture. McGrady's erudite and exhaustive study is key to understanding Machaut, his works, and his influence on the history of reading in the fourteenth century and beyond."--
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1967-
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McGrady, Deborah L.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • French poetry
  • Nobility
  • Guillaume
  • Guillaume
  • Guillaume, de Machaut, ca. 1300-1377
  • Guillaume, de Machaut, ca. 1300-1377
Label
Controlling readers : Guillaume de Machaut and his late Medieval audience, Deborah McGrady
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [285]-304) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Inscribed readers : the invention of the lay reader in text and image -- Intermediary readers and their shaping of Machaut's Voir dit -- Inventive readers and the struggle for control
Control code
ocm66894201
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 310 p.
Isbn
9781442615540
Lccn
2007541002
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Controlling readers : Guillaume de Machaut and his late Medieval audience, Deborah McGrady
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [285]-304) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Inscribed readers : the invention of the lay reader in text and image -- Intermediary readers and their shaping of Machaut's Voir dit -- Inventive readers and the struggle for control
Control code
ocm66894201
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 310 p.
Isbn
9781442615540
Lccn
2007541002
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.

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