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Image, text, and religious reform in fifteenth-century England 1 edition

Image, text, and religious reform in fifteenth-century England
Shannon Noelle Gayk

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Image, text, and religious reform in fifteenth-century England
Shannon Gayk

Published 2010 by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, UK, New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

"Focusing on the period between the Wycliffite critique of images and Reformation iconoclasm, Shannon Gayk investigates the sometimes complementary and sometimes fraught relationship between vernacular devotional writing and the religious image. She examines how a set of fifteenth-century writers, including Lollard authors, John Lydgate, Thomas Hoccleve, John Capgrave, and Reginald Pecock, translated complex clerical debates about the pedagogical and spiritual efficacy of images and texts into vernacular settings and literary forms. These authors found vernacular discourse to be a powerful medium for explaining and reforming contemporary understandings of visual experience. In its survey of the function of literary images and imagination, the epistemology of vision, the semiotics of idols, and the authority of written texts, this study reveals a fifteenth century that was as much an age of religious and literary exploration, experimentation, and reform as it was an age of regulation"--Provided by publisher.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Series
Cambridge studies in medieval literature -- 81

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
820.9/3823
Library of Congress
PR275.I3 G39 2010

The Physical Object

Pagination
viii, 254 p. ;
Number of pages
254

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL25564644M
Internet Archive
imagetextreligio00gayk
ISBN 10
0521190800
ISBN 13
9780521190800
LC Control Number
2010031371
OCLC/WorldCat
607985519

History

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