Older Scots Literature
Edited by Sally Mapstone
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Older Scots Literature by Sally Mapstone
Book DescriptionWritten by leading scholars in the subject, this three-part collection features essays on medieval and Renaissance Scotland's principal writers, including Robert Henryson, William Dunbar, and Alexander Montgomerie. It also provides discussions of a wide range of types of writing, in poetry and prose, from the ballad and the personal letter to Scotland's extraordinary tradition of 'eldritch' (supernatural or 'spooky') verse. Women's writing and gender issues are examined in several essays dealing with the sixteenth century. These contributions are supported by important contextualising essays on manuscript and print culture, and by linguistic, stylistic and metrical analyses of key texts from these periods, such as Hary's Wallace and the Gude and Godlie Ballatis. This volume constitutes a rich combination of original research and scholarly reassessment into the literature of the Scottish nation's most creative era. Contributors include Priscilla Bawcutt, Sarah M. Dunnigan, William Gillies, R.J. Lyall, and A.A. MacDonald. Each part is introduced by a substantial essay by the editor.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781904607496
(234mm x 156mm x 36mm)
Imprint: John Donald Short Run Press
Publisher: John Donald Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 19-Aug-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Sally Mapstone
Edinburgh History of the Book in Scotland, Hardback (August 2015)
This volume provides a wide and varied account of the history of the book during the medieval and early modern period, up to the Union of the Parliaments in 1707.
William Dunbar, 'the Nobill Poyet', Paperback (September 2001)
This volume of essays celebrates the culmination of scholarship which Priscilla Bawcutt's "The Poems of William Dunbar" represents, and indicates directions for the next phase of work on one of Scotland's greatest poets.
Long Fifteenth Century, Hardback (May 1997)» View all books by Sally Mapstone
This is a collection of essays written in honour of Professor Douglas Gray. The contributors include John Burrow, Peter Dronke, Malcolm Godden, Vincent Gillespie, and Anne Hudson.
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Author Biography - Sally Mapstone
Sally Mapstone is Fellow and Tutor in English at St Hilda's College, University of Oxford. She has written widely on Medieval and Renaissance Scottish literature and is President of the Scottish Text Society. Her publications include Scots and Their Books in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance (1996) and, as editor, William Dunbar, 'The Nobill Poyet' (2001).
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