Abstract and Keywords
This article explains the coverage of this book, which is about medieval literature in England. This book covers by far the longest single literary period in English: from Old to Early Modern English, a thousand years of textual production from the seventh to the sixteenth centuries, from the Classical era to the Renaissance. It seeks to highlight major new trends in scholarship, and to confirm positions of pre-eminence for the startlingly brilliant work of so many early English authors.
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