John Lydgate and the Making of Public Culture by Maura NolanJohn Lydgate and the Making of Public Culture by Maura Nolan

John Lydgate and the Making of Public Culture

byMaura Nolan

Paperback | June 25, 2009

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During the fifteenth century John Lydgate was the most famous poet in England, filling commissions for the court, the aristocracy, and the guilds. He wrote for an elite London readership that was historically very small, but that saw itself as dominating the cultural life of the nation. Thus the new literary forms and modes developed by Lydgate and his contemporaries helped shape the development of English public culture in the fifteenth century. Maura Nolan presents a major re-interpretation of Lydgate's work and of his central role in the developing literary culture of his time.
Title:John Lydgate and the Making of Public CultureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:292 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.67 inPublished:June 25, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521115000

ISBN - 13:9780521115001


Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Tragic history: Lydgate's Serpent of Division; 2. Social forms, literary contents: Lydgate's mummings; 3. Tragedy and comedy: Lydgate's disguisings and public poetry; 4. Spectacular culture: the Roman triumph; Bibliography; Index.