In this Book
- Assembling The Lyric Self: Authorship from Troubadour Song to Italian Poetry Book
- Published by: University of Minnesota Press
- Series: Medieval Cultures
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Assembling the Lyric Self challenges received ideas about the origins of a genre (the author-ordered poetry book) and about periodization, including the traditional opposition between medieval conformity and Renaissance individualism. A major reassessment and redefinition of an entire tradition, this book will be essential reading for scholars not only of the Middle Ages but also of the early modern period whose precedents this book realigns.