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Title Vernacularity in England and Wales, c. 1300-1550 / edited by Elisabeth Salter and Helen Wicker
Imprint Turnhout : Brepols, c2011
book jacket
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  PE525 V529 2011    AVAILABLE    30530001149129
Descript vi, 335 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Series Utrecht Studies in Medieval Literacy ; 17
Utrecht studies in medieval literacy ; 17
Note Studies of the vernacular in the period 1300-1550 have tended to focus exclusively upon language, to the exception of the wider vernacular culture within which this was located. The essays in this collection draw upon a wide range of source material, including buildings, devotional and educational literature, and parliamentary and civic records, in order to expand and elaborate our idea of the vernacular. Each contributor addresses central ideas about the nature and identity of the vernacular and how we appraise it, involving questions about nationhood, popularity, the commonalty, and the conflict and conjunction of the vernacular with the non-vernacular. These notions of vernacularity are situated within studies of reading practices, heresy, translation, gentry identity, seditious speech, and language politics. By considering the nature of vernacularity, these essays explore whether it is possible to perceive a common theory of vernacular use and practice at this time
Includes bibliographical references
Subject English language -- Middle English, 1100-1500 -- History
Language and culture -- England -- History -- To 1500
Language and culture -- Wales -- History -- To 1500
Christian literature, English (Middle) -- Criticism, Textual
English literature -- Middle English, 1100-1500 -- Criticism, Textual
Books and reading -- England -- History -- To 1500
Books and reading -- Wales -- History -- To 1500
Alt Author Salter, Elisabeth, 1972-
Wicker, Helen
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