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The Cambridge Companion to Medieval English Culture
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Chronology; Introduction: medieval English culture and its companions Andrew Galloway; Part I. Theaters of Culture: Political, Legal, Material: 1. From court to nation Scott Waugh; 2. The legal revolution and the discourse of dispute in the twelfth century Paul Hyams; 3. Archaeology and post-Conquest England David Hinton; Part II. Cultural Ideals and Cultural Conflicts: 4. Social ideals and social disruption Richard Kaeuper; 5. 'Celtic' visions of England David Dumville; 6. The idea of sanctity and the uncanonized life of Margery Kempe Rebecca Krug; Part III. Literacies, Languages, and Literatures: 7. Visual texts in post-Conquest England Laura Kendrick; 8. Literacy, schooling, universities Ralph Hanna; 9. Anglo-Latin literature in the later Middle Ages David Carlson; 10. The vernaculars of medieval England, 1170-1350 Elaine Treharne; 11. English literary voices, 1350-1500 David Lawton; Part IV. Legacies and Re-creations: 12. Literary reformations of the middle ages Helen Cooper; 13. Re-creating the middle ages Clare Simmons; Guide to further reading; Index.

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A compact collection of focused introductions to and inquiries into medieval England, representing both history and literature.

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Andrew Galloway is Professor of English at Cornell University.

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'The Cambridge Companion to Medieval English Culture is rich in content and insight. It covers a wide variety of areas, ranging from legal history to post-medieval literature and cultural identities ... [a] valuable addition to the field for intermediate or advanced scholars.' Geert van Iersel, English Studies
'Its essays are accessible and useful to a wide range of students, instructors, and researchers, especially those seeking to usefully broaden their understanding of the period beyond the scope of their own specialty.' Keri Behre, Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Teaching (SMART)
'The Cambridge Companion to Medieval English Culture is rich in content and insight. It covers a wide variety of areas, ranging from legal history to post-medieval literature and cultural identities ... [a] valuable addition to the field for intermediate or advanced scholars.' Geert van Iersel, English Studies
'Its essays are accessible and useful to a wide range of students, instructors, and researchers, especially those seeking to usefully broaden their understanding of the period beyond the scope of their own specialty.' Keri Behre, Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Teaching (SMART)

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