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Title Prestige, authority, and power in late medieval manuscripts and texts / edited by Felicity Riddy
Published Woodbridge, Suffolk ; Rochester, N.Y. : York Medieval Press, 2000
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Description 1 online resource (vii, 199 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series York manuscripts conferences, 0955-9663 ; v. 4
York manuscripts conferences ; v. 4. 0955-9663
Contents Preliminaries; Contents; List of Plates; Introduction; Inventing Authority: Glossing, Literacy and the Classical Text; Manuscripts of Nicholas Love's The Mirror of the Blessed Life of Jesus Christ and Wycliffite Notions of Àuthority'; The Patronage and Dating of Longleat House MS 24, a Prestige Copy of the Pupilla Oculi Illuminated by the Master of the Troilus Frontispiece; Limner-Power: A Book Artist in England c. 1420; A Poet's Contacts with the Great and the Good: Further Consideration of Thomas Hoccleve's Texts and Manuscripts
Summary Prestige, authority and power: what is the significance of these three terms for the study of late-medieval manuscripts and texts? This collection of essays, by leading scholars from Britain and North America, answers this question in various ways: by discussing manuscripts as prestigious de luxe objects; by showing how the layout of texts was used to confer different kinds of authority; and by locating manuscripts and texts more dynamically in what Foucault calls p̀ower's net-like organisation'
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Authority.
English literature -- Middle English, 1100-1500 -- History and criticism.
Latin literature, Medieval and modern -- England -- History and criticism.
Literature and society -- Great Britain -- History -- To 1500
Manuscripts, English -- Social aspects -- History
Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern) -- Social aspects -- England
English literature -- Middle English.
Latin literature, Medieval and modern.
Literature and society.
Great Britain.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Riddy, Felicity.
ISBN 0585490929