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community

Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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Community

Cathy Shrank.

in Cultural Reformations

June 2010; p ublished online November 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (Early and Medieval). 8787 words.

In 1590, Edward Allde printed a slim quarto of thirty-six leaves containing John Lydgate’s The Serpent of Devision (1422) and Thomas Norton and Thomas Sackville’s Tragedye of Gorboduc (firs...

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Textual Communities

Adrian Armstrong, Sarah Kay, Rebecca Dixon, Miranda Griffin, Sylvia Huot, Francesca Nicholson and Finn Sinclair.

in Knowing Poetry

April 2011; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Early and Medieval). 13883 words.

This chapter examines the forms of social, political, or religious knowledge that poetry conveys through its relation to its audience. It is through a poem's audience, in particular its...

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Reading Communities

Wendy Scase.

in The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Literature in English

April 2010; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (Early and Medieval). 8037 words.

This article examines reading communities in England during the medieval period. It suggests that medieval reading always a community activity and proves this claim by drawing on some of...

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Individual and community

Elaine Treharne.

in Medieval Literature

September 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Early and Medieval). 4182 words.

‘Individual and community’ explains the importance of the symbiotic relationship between individual and community within a text and as a result of textual remembrance, particularly when...

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Regions and Communities

Helen Fulton.

in The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Literature in English

April 2010; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (Early and Medieval). 11449 words.

This article examines writings about regions and communities in England during the medieval period. It suggests that though a growing sense of nationalism relating to England can...

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Ricardian Communities: Thomas Usk’s Social Fantasies

MARION TURNER.

in Chaucerian Conflict

November 2006; p ublished online January 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Early and Medieval). 15113 words.

This chapter examines the writings of Thomas Usk, early reader of Geoffrey Chaucer and notorious London factionalist. A man who experienced at first hand — and participated in — the...

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THE COMMUNITY AND THE INDIVIDUAL IN EYRBYGGJA SAGA

Heather O'Donoghue.

in Skaldic Verse and the Poetics of Saga Narrative

August 2005; p ublished online September 2007 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Early and Medieval). 23448 words.

This chapter analyses the interplay between corroborative and dialogue verses in the prosimetrum of Eyrbyggja saga. Although the majority of verses are introduced as the dialogue of saga...

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Performing Communities

John J. McGavin.

in The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Literature in English

April 2010; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (Early and Medieval). 9289 words.

This article examines civic religious drama in medieval England. Medieval spectators saw the civic religious drama as emerging from, or alluding to, a broad matrix of generically related...

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Entertainment Networks, Reading Communities, and the Early Tudor Anthology

Deborah Youngs.

in Insular Books

June 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Early and Medieval). 7829 words.

This chapter focuses on an eight-quire anthology of secular lyrics, prophecies, and prose satires compiled by Humfrey Welles, a Staffordshire esquire, in the 1520s and 1530s (Bodleian...

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puns

Edited by Douglas Gray.

in The Oxford Companion to Chaucer

January 2003; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Early and Medieval). 774 words.

and word-play (ancient techniques, common in many linguistic communities) are found in Chaucer, as in other medieval writers. Rhetoricians

Church and People

Thorlac Turville-Petre.

in England the Nation

March 1996; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Early and Medieval). 16414 words.

This chapter looks at the diversity of ways in which the clergy expressed to a lay audience their attitudes to the role of the church within the nation. A study of Cursor Mundi will...

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Nation and Region

Thorlac Turville-Petre.

in England the Nation

March 1996; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Early and Medieval). 15370 words.

Two contrasting regional communities are examined in this chapter. Both are, in different senses, on the periphery of national affairs. In each region there are English writings of the...

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Incorporation in the Siege of Melayne

Suzanne Conklin Akbari.

in Pulp Fictions of Medieval England

July 2004; p ublished online July 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Early and Medieval). 10133 words.

In the debate concerning precisely what constitutes a medieval ‘romance’, the Siege of Melayne occupies a special position. This poem participates in the conventions both of romance and of...

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What the church betokeneth: Placing the people at the heart of sacred space

Laura Varnam.

in The church as sacred space in Middle English literature and culture

February 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Early and Medieval). 26742 words.

This chapter examines the debate over the relationship between the church building and its community in orthodox and Lollard texts. The chapter begins with the allegorical reading of church...

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William Worcester and the Commonweal of Readers

Daniel Wakelin.

in Humanism, Reading, and English Literature 1430-1530

July 2007; p ublished online September 2007 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Early and Medieval). 16078 words.

This chapter firstly traces how in his notebooks and marginalia, William Worcester evokes and almost invents an imagined community or interpretive community of humanist scholars. The...

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The church consecration ceremony and the construction of sacred space

Laura Varnam.

in The church as sacred space in Middle English literature and culture

February 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Early and Medieval). 11619 words.

This chapter examines the ritual for church consecration and the paradigm that it sets up for the construction and interpretation of sacred space. The performance of the liturgical ritual...

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Trading Languages

Ardis Butterfield.

in The Familiar Enemy

December 2009; p ublished online February 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Early and Medieval). 16072 words.

Takes us into the urban culture of London. It situates Chaucer's accounts of mercantile behaviour and speech – notably the Shipman's Tale and the portrait of the Merchant in his General...

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Irish Nuns' Writing: The Poor Clares

Marie‐Louise Coolahan.

in Women, Writing, and Language in Early Modern Ireland

January 2010; p ublished online May 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Early and Medieval). 20246 words.

This chapter analyses the literary activities of Irish nuns; specifically, the Poor Clare community. These nuns produced translations into Irish of their order's Rule, which prescribed the...

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The Audience of Piers Plowman *

J.A. Burrow.

in Essays on Medieval Literature

March 1984; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Early and Medieval). 5546 words.

This chapter discusses the significance of the contemporary audience of Piers Plowman. This poem seemed to gain popularity among some classes of the community during the 14th century that...

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The French of Outremer Beyond the Holy Land

Fabio Zinelli.

in The French of Outremer

February 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Early and Medieval). 11226 words.

Italy, so often the point of transit between Latin West and Latin East, also played a critical role as cultural mediator. The scripta of Outremer French, in texts written in Italy both...

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