Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Image, Text and Church, 1380-1600: Essays for Margaret Aston

Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Image, Text and Church, 1380-1600: Essays for Margaret Aston

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Image, Text and Church, 1380-1600: Essays for Margaret Aston, ed. Linda Clark, Maureen Jurkowski, and Colin Richmond, Papers in Medieval Studies 20 (Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies, 2009). xiv + 290 pp.; 18 illustrations. ISBN 978-0-88844-820-0. $90.00. A collection of twelve essays by distinguished scholars of the late medieval and early modern Church. The essays pay tribute to the work of the renowned ecclesiastical historian Margaret Aston, and reflect the breadth and diversity of her interests, spanning history, literature, theology, art history, and codicology. The essays are ordered chronologically, beginning with Anne Hudson's study of the books of John Wyclif. Ann Eljenholm Nichols considers the glosses in Corpus Christi College, Cambridge MS 32, suggesting that they were written for (non-Wycliffite) devotional use. Five essays are biographical: Alison McHardy discusses the ambition and politics of John Scarle; Jeremy Catto writes on Thomas Arundel as scholar and early reformer; Maureen Jurkowski explores the career of the Lollard preacher Robert Herlaston; Andrew Hope considers John Colet and his Reformation reputation; and John Bossy writes on the devotional compositions of Lord Henry Howard, 1584-96. …

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