Speaking of the Medieval

Elaine Treharne

in The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Literature in English

Published in print April 2010 | ISBN: 9780199229123
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks of Literature

Speaking of the Medieval

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This article explains the coverage of this book, which is about medieval literature in England. This book covers by far the longest single literary period in English: from Old to Early Modern English, a thousand years of textual production from the seventh to the sixteenth centuries, from the Classical era to the Renaissance. It seeks to highlight major new trends in scholarship, and to confirm positions of pre-eminence for the startlingly brilliant work of so many early English authors.

Keywords: medieval literature; England; Early Modern English; textual production; Classical era; Renaissance; scholarship; English authors

Article.  6137 words. 

Subjects: Literature ; Literary Studies (Early and Medieval)

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