Home » Vernacular Literature and Current Affairs in the Early Sixteenth Century France, England and Scotland by Jennifer Britnell
Vernacular Literature and Current Affairs in the Early Sixteenth Century France, England and Scotland Jennifer Britnell

Vernacular Literature and Current Affairs in the Early Sixteenth Century France, England and Scotland

Jennifer Britnell

Published January 1st 2000
ISBN : 9780754600930
Hardcover
211 pages
Enter the sum

 About the Book 

The printed writings of the most important authors of the 16th century are characterized by frequent references to current affairs. This collection brings together essays by literary scholars and historians of the era to discuss various ways in which those writing in the vernacular during the early 16th century responded to contemporary events. The papers in this volume also demonstrate how the spread of literacy was of fundamental significance for the economics of book production, and for ways in which political power was exercised and expressed, as well as for the development of new literary forms of critical and occasional writing.