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Author Scase, Wendy
Title Literature and Complaint in England 1272-1553
Imprint Oxford : Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 2007
©2007
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Note Intro -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- List of Illustrations -- Preface -- 1. Judicial Plaint and Peasant Plaint -- Peasant Plaint and Judicial Reform -- Peasant Plaint in the Royal Courts -- Peasant Plaint and New 'Villeins' -- Peasant Plaint and Vernacular Poetry -- 2. Complaint, Clamour, and Libels -- Criminal Justice and Satirical Complaint -- Complaint and Clamour of the People -- Clamour of the People in the Later Fourteenth Century -- Clamour and the Appellants -- 3. The Literature of Clamour -- The Beginnings of Clamour Literature -- Lollard Petitions and Libels -- Lollard Bills and the Literature of Clamour -- The Clamour Literature of the 1450s -- 4. Transmission, Response, and Development: Clamour Writing 1460-1553 -- Clamour in Yorkist and Early Tudor England -- Developments in the Transmission of Clamour -- Reformation Responses to Clamour Writing -- Complaint from the Dissolution to the Fall of Somerset -- 5. Literature, Complaint, and the Ars Dictaminis -- List of Abbreviations -- List of Works Cited -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z
This book gives an entirely new and original perspective on the relations between early judicial process and the development of literature in England. Wendy Scase argues that texts ranging from political libels and pamphlets to laments of the unrequited lover constitute a literature shaped by the new and crucial role of complaint in the law courts
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Scase, Wendy Literature and Complaint in England 1272-1553 Oxford : Oxford University Press, Incorporated,c2007 9780199270859
Subject English literature -- Middle English, 1100-1500 -- History and criticism.;English literature -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism.;Law and literature -- History -- To 1500.;Narration (Rhetoric) -- History -- To 1500.;Complaints (Rhetoric);Law in literature
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