In this Book

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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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. FrontOther 01
  2. p. ii
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  1. TitlePage
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  1. Dedication
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  1. ListofIllustrations
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  1. Acknowledgments
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  1. Introduction
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  1. Chapter 01
  2. pp. 17-60
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  1. Chapter 02
  2. pp. 61-98
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  1. Chapter 03
  2. pp. 99-152
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  1. Chapter 04
  2. pp. 153-196
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  1. Chapter 05
  2. pp. 197-246
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  1. Afterword
  2. pp. 247-254
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  1. Appendix 01
  2. pp. 255-257
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  1. Appendix 02
  2. p. 258
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  1. Appendix 03
  2. pp. 259-260
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  1. Appendix 04
  2. pp. 261-263
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  1. Appendix 05
  2. pp. 264-268
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  1. Bibliography
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  1. Index
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  1. Copyright
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781501742538
Related ISBN
9780801430718
MARC Record
OCLC
1122607657
Launched on MUSE
2019-10-10
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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