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The Resource Clerical discourse and lay audience in late medieval England, Fiona Somerset

Clerical discourse and lay audience in late medieval England, Fiona Somerset

Label
Clerical discourse and lay audience in late medieval England
Title
Clerical discourse and lay audience in late medieval England
Statement of responsibility
Fiona Somerset
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The translation of learned Latin materials into English between around 1370 and 1410 was a highly controversial activity. It was thought likely to make available to lay audiences the authoritative and intellectual information and methods of argument previously only accessible to an educated elite - and with that knowledge the power of information. Fiona Somerset's 1998 study examines what kinds of academic material were imported into English, what sorts of audience were projected for this kind of clerical discourse and how writers positioned themselves with respect to potential audience and opponents. The well-known concerns with clerical corruption and lay education of authors such as Langland, Trevisa, and Wyclif are linked to those of more obscure writers in both Latin and English, some only recently edited, or only extant in manuscript
Member of
Cataloging source
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Somerset, Fiona
Dewey number
428/.0271/09023
Index
index present
LC call number
PA8030.C47
LC item number
S65 1998eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in medieval literature
Series volume
37
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Catholic Church
  • Christian literature, Latin (Medieval and modern)
  • Latin language, Medieval and modern
  • Christian literature, English (Middle)
  • Learning and scholarship
  • Laity
  • Laity
  • Religious thought
  • England
  • Authors and readers
  • Catholic Church
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • Authors and readers
  • Christian literature, English (Middle)
  • Christian literature, Latin (Medieval and modern)
  • Clergy
  • Intellectual life
  • Laity
  • Latin language, Medieval and modern
  • Learning and scholarship
  • Religious thought
  • England
Label
Clerical discourse and lay audience in late medieval England, Fiona Somerset
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-234) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • pt. II.
  • Contesting Vernacular Publication.
  • 4.
  • Answering the Twelve Conclusions: Dymmok's halfhearted gestures toward publication.
  • 5.
  • The Upland Series and the invention of invective, 1350-1410.
  • 6.
  • Vernacular argumentation in The Testimony of William Thorpe
  • pt. I.
  • The Vernacular Oeuvre.
  • 1.
  • Introduction.
  • 2.
  • 'Lewed clergie': vernacular authorization in Piers Plowman.
  • 3.
  • The 'publyschyng' of 'informacion': John Trevisa, Sir Thomas Berkeley, and their project of 'Englysch translacion'
Control code
49414768
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 241 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511583070
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)49414768
Label
Clerical discourse and lay audience in late medieval England, Fiona Somerset
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-234) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • pt. II.
  • Contesting Vernacular Publication.
  • 4.
  • Answering the Twelve Conclusions: Dymmok's halfhearted gestures toward publication.
  • 5.
  • The Upland Series and the invention of invective, 1350-1410.
  • 6.
  • Vernacular argumentation in The Testimony of William Thorpe
  • pt. I.
  • The Vernacular Oeuvre.
  • 1.
  • Introduction.
  • 2.
  • 'Lewed clergie': vernacular authorization in Piers Plowman.
  • 3.
  • The 'publyschyng' of 'informacion': John Trevisa, Sir Thomas Berkeley, and their project of 'Englysch translacion'
Control code
49414768
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 241 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511583070
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)49414768

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