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Cynthia J. Brown explains why the advent of print in the late medieval period brought about changes in relationships among poets, patrons, and printers which led to a new conception of authorship.

Examining such paratextual elements of manuscripts as title pages, colophons, and illustrations as well as such literary strategies as experimentation with narrative voice, Brown traces authors' attempts to underscore their narrative presence in their works and to displace patrons from their role as sponsors and protectors of the book. Her accounts of the struggles of poets, including Jean Lemaire, Jean Bouchet, Jean Molinet, and Pierre Gringore, over the design, printing, and sale of their books demonstrate how authors secured the status of literary proprietor during the transition from the culture of script and courtly patronage to that of print capitalism.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title Page, Also by Cynthia J. Brown
  2. pp. i-ii
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  1. Copyright
  2. p. iv
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  1. Title Page
  2. p. iii
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  1. Dedication
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Illustrations
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xiv
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-16
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  1. Chapter 1. Late Medieval Writers as Owners and Protectors of Their Texts
  2. pp. 17-60
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  1. Chapter 2. Paratextual Interaction Between Poets and Book Producers
  2. pp. 61-98
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  1. Chapter 3. The Changing Image of the Poet
  2. pp. 99-152
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  1. Chapter 4. Changing Authorial Signatures in Late Medieval Works
  2. pp. 153-196
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  1. 5. Authorial and Narrative Voices in Late Medieval Vernacular Texts
  2. pp. 197-246
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  1. Afterword
  2. pp. 247-254
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  1. Appendix 1. Documentation of André De La Vigne’s 1504 Lawsuit and Bibliographical Data
  2. pp. 255-257
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  1. Appendix 2. Bibliographical Data for Jean Lemaire De Belges
  2. p. 258
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  1. Appendix 3. Bibliographical Data for Jean Bouchet
  2. pp. 259-260
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  1. Appendix 4. Bibliographical Data for Jean Molinet
  2. pp. 261-263
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  1. Appendix 5. Bibliographical Data for Pierre Gringore
  2. pp. 264-268
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 269-284
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 285-293
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781501742545
Related ISBN(s)
9780801430718, 9781501742521, 9781501742538
MARC Record
OCLC
1122607657
Pages
312
Launched on MUSE
2019-10-10
Language
English
Open Access
Yes

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