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Translations of Authority in Medieval English Literature: Valuing the Vernacular

Alastair Minnis

Leading critic Alastair Minnis investigates the relationships between authority and the vernacular in a range of texts from late medieval England. The significance of ‘vernacularity’ is discussed with reference to court patronage of literature, textual commentary, heretical doctrine, and tales of suspicious saints and relics.

  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (April 20, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521515947
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521515948