Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Book and Text in France, 1400-1600: Poetry on the Page

Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Book and Text in France, 1400-1600: Poetry on the Page

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Book and Text in France, 1400-1600: Poetry on the Page, ed. Adrian Armstrong and Malcolm Quainton (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007). xii + 224 pp.; 26 illustrations. ISBN 978-0-7546-5 590-9. £50.00. This volume assembles an impressive list of contributors, addressing an important issue in current scholarship: the drive 'to integrate philology and textual analysis' (i) in 'an attempt to make meaningful the relationship between texts and books'; (2) in that the collection is positioned as a bridging enterprise in more ways than one, seeking to practise 'a "joined-up" treatment of manuscript and print'; and (5) in moving across the periodization of late medieval and early modern, via a series of case studies. Jane Taylor considers manuscript lyric anthologies, and the courtly 'coterie', while JeanClaude Muhlethaler discusses the transmission of such poetry into printed editions. Cynthia Brown analyses the relationship between event, text, book, and illustration in her discussion of Mary Tudor's celebratory entry into Paris in 1514. …

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