Malory's Contemporary Audience: The Social Reading of Romance in Late Medieval England

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DS Brewer, 2006 - 171 Seiten
This book seeks to place Malory's Morte Darthur more firmly in its cultural and historical context. Its composition, in the mid to late fifteenth century, took place at a time of great upheaval for England, a period beginning with the loss of Bordeaux (and the Hundred Years War) and ending with the rise of Richard III. During this time the Morte was translated from numerous French sources, copied by scribes, and, finally, in July 1485, printed by William Caxton. The author argues that in this unique production history are reflected the ideological crises which loomed so massively over England's ruling class in the fifteenth century; and that the book is in fact inseparable from these crises. THOMAS H. CROFTS is Assistant Professor of English at East Tennessee State University
 

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No Hint of the Future 121 5 No Hint of the Future
5
The Text at Hand
11
Historia and Argumentum
31
Balyn in the Winchester Manuscript
61
Visual effect and cultural authority
67
The adventure of Balyn
78
Usurpation Right and Redress in Malorys Roman War
94
Two Gestures of Closure
152
Bibliography
159
Index
169
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