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The poet and the antiquaries : Chaucerian scholarship and the rise of literary history, 1532-1635, Megan L. Cook

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The poet and the antiquaries : Chaucerian scholarship and the rise of literary history, 1532-1635
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The poet and the antiquaries
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Chaucerian scholarship and the rise of literary history, 1532-1635
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Megan L. Cook
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eng
Summary
Between 1532 and 1602, the works of Geoffrey Chaucer were published in no less than six folio editions. These were, in fact, the largest books of poetry produced in sixteenth-century England, and they significantly shaped the perceptions of Chaucer that would hold sway for centuries to come. But it is the stories behind these editions that are the focus of the author's interest in this book. She explores how antiquarians - historians, lexicographers, religious polemicists, and other readers with a professional, but not necessarily literary, interest in the English past - played an indispensable role in making Chaucer a figure of lasting literary and cultural importance. After establishing the antiquarian involvement in the publication of the folio editions, the author offers a series of case studies that discuss Chaucer and his works in relation to specific sixteenth-century discourses about the past. She turns to early accounts of Chaucer's biography to show how important they were in constructing the poet as a figure whose life and works could be known, understood, and valued by later readers. She considers the claims made about Chaucer's religious views, especially the assertions that he was a proto-Protestant, and the effects they had on shaping his canon. Looking at early modern views on Chaucerian language, she illustrates how complicated the relations between past and present forms of English were thought to be. Finally, she demonstrates the ways in which antiquarian readers applied knowledge from other areas of scholarship to their reading of Middle English texts. Linking Chaucer's exceptional standing in the poetic canon with his role as a symbol of linguistic and national identity, this book demonstrates how and why Chaucer became not only the first English author to become a subject of historical inquiry but also a crucial figure for conceptualizing the medieval in early modern England
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1981-
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Cook, Megan L.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR1924
LC item number
.C594 2019
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • Thynne, Francis
  • English literature
  • Antiquarians
  • Antiquarians
  • Medievalism
  • Medievalism
  • Civilization, Medieval, in literature
  • Antiquarians
  • Civilization, Medieval, in literature
  • English literature
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Medievalism
  • England
  • Edition
  • Geistesleben
  • Literaturgeschichte
  • Rezeption
  • England
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The poet and the antiquaries : Chaucerian scholarship and the rise of literary history, 1532-1635, Megan L. Cook
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"Published in cooperation with Folger Shakespeare Library"
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [249]-266) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
A note on spelling and punctuation -- Introduction : "Only by thy books": knowing Chaucer in early modern England -- The first first folios: Chaucer's "Works" in print -- "Noster Galfridus": Chaucer's early modern biographies -- "For every man to read that is disposed": Chaucer the proto-Protestant -- "Difficulties opened": confronting Chaucer's archaism in Spenser and the 1598/1602 "Works" -- Chaucer's herald: the work of Francis Thynne -- Chaucer's scholarly readers in seventeenth-century England -- Coda : Chaucer in the House of Fame. Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- Acknowledgments
Control code
1056778485
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9780812250824
Lccn
2018051760
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1056778485
Label
The poet and the antiquaries : Chaucerian scholarship and the rise of literary history, 1532-1635, Megan L. Cook
Publication
Note
"Published in cooperation with Folger Shakespeare Library"
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [249]-266) 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
A note on spelling and punctuation -- Introduction : "Only by thy books": knowing Chaucer in early modern England -- The first first folios: Chaucer's "Works" in print -- "Noster Galfridus": Chaucer's early modern biographies -- "For every man to read that is disposed": Chaucer the proto-Protestant -- "Difficulties opened": confronting Chaucer's archaism in Spenser and the 1598/1602 "Works" -- Chaucer's herald: the work of Francis Thynne -- Chaucer's scholarly readers in seventeenth-century England -- Coda : Chaucer in the House of Fame. Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- Acknowledgments
Control code
1056778485
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9780812250824
Lccn
2018051760
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1056778485

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