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The Resource Printing the Middle Ages, Siân Echard

Printing the Middle Ages, Siân Echard

Label
Printing the Middle Ages
Title
Printing the Middle Ages
Statement of responsibility
Siân Echard
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Printing the Middle Ages Sian Echard looks to the postmedieval, postmanuscript lives of medieval texts, seeking to understand the lasting impact on both the popular and the scholarly imaginations of the physical objects that transmitted the Middle Ages to the English-speaking world. Beneath and behind the foundational works of recovery that established the canon of medieval literature, she argues, was a vast terrain of books, scholarly or popular, grubby or beautiful, widely disseminated or privately printed. By turning to these, we are able to chart the differing reception histories of the literary texts of the British Middle Ages. For Echard, any reading of a medieval text, whether past or present, amateur or academic, floats on the surface of a complex sea of expectations and desires made up of the books that mediate those readings." "Each chapter of Printing the Middle Ages focuses on a central textual object and tells its story in order to reveal the history of its reception and transmission. Moving from the first age of print into the early twenty-first century, Echard examines the special fonts created in the Elizabethan period to reproduce Old English, the hand-drawn facsimiles of the nineteenth century, and today's experiments with the digital reproduction of medieval objects; she explores the illustrations in eighteenth-century versions of Guy of Warwick and Bevis of Hampton; she discusses nineteenth-century children's versions of the Canterbury Tales and the aristocratic transmission history of John Gower's Confessio Amantis; and she touches on fine press printings of Dante, Froissart, and Langland."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Echard, Siân
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Material texts
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Books
  • Printing
  • Manuscripts, Medieval
  • English literature
  • Literature, Medieval
  • Literature, Medieval
  • Transmission of texts
  • Bibliography, Critical
  • Medievalism
Label
Printing the Middle Ages, Siân Echard
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [271]-295) 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
  • Preface.
  • mark of the medieval
  • Introduction.
  • Plowmen and pastiche : representing the medieval book.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Form and rude letters : the representation of Old English.
  • p. 21
  • 2.
  • true history of Sir Guy (and what happened to Sir Bevis?).
  • p. 60
  • 3.
  • Aristocratic antiquaries : Gower on Gower.
  • p. 97
  • 4.
  • Bedtime Chaucer : juvenile adaptations and the medieval canon.
  • p. 126
  • 5.
  • Froissart's not French (or Flemish) : the travels of a medieval history.
  • p. 162
  • Coda.
  • ghost in the machine : digital avatars of medieval manuscripts.
  • p. 198
  • Notes.
  • p. 217
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 271
  • Index.
  • p. 297
Control code
ocn183261771
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 314 p.
Isbn
9780812240917
Lccn
2008010934
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., map
Label
Printing the Middle Ages, Siân Echard
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [271]-295) 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
  • Preface.
  • mark of the medieval
  • Introduction.
  • Plowmen and pastiche : representing the medieval book.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Form and rude letters : the representation of Old English.
  • p. 21
  • 2.
  • true history of Sir Guy (and what happened to Sir Bevis?).
  • p. 60
  • 3.
  • Aristocratic antiquaries : Gower on Gower.
  • p. 97
  • 4.
  • Bedtime Chaucer : juvenile adaptations and the medieval canon.
  • p. 126
  • 5.
  • Froissart's not French (or Flemish) : the travels of a medieval history.
  • p. 162
  • Coda.
  • ghost in the machine : digital avatars of medieval manuscripts.
  • p. 198
  • Notes.
  • p. 217
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 271
  • Index.
  • p. 297
Control code
ocn183261771
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 314 p.
Isbn
9780812240917
Lccn
2008010934
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., map

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