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Mummings and Entertainments

By John Lydgate Edited by Claire Sponsler

Mummings and Entertainments
Paperback, 192 pages £15.50
Published: 2010
ISBN: 9781580441483
Format: 254mm x 178mm
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Subjects: Literary Studies, Medieval Institute Publications, Medieval Studies
Series: TEAMS Middle English Texts Series

John Lydgate is known as the most distinguished poet of fifteenth-century England. This volume presents his brilliant and underappreciated dramatic texts written for both private and public entertainment, encompassing both religious and secular topics. This is the first time since 1934 that many of these poems have been reprinted or reedited. They are published here with an extensive gloss and notes, as well as a glossary and an introduction, making them accessible to a new generation of students of the Middle Ages. These works are indispensible to any study of medieval English drama.

Acknowledgments Introduction Mummings and Entertainments 1. Bycorne and Chychevache 2. Disguising at Hertford 3. Disguising at London 4. Henry VI's Triumphal Entry into London 5. The Legend of St. George 6. Mesure Is Tresour 7. Mumming at Bishopswood 8. Mumming at Eltham 9. Mumming at Windsor 10. Mumming for the Goldsmiths of London 11. Mumming for the Mercers of London 12. Of the Sodein Fal of Princes in Oure Dayes 13. Pageant of Knowledge 14. A Procession of Corpus Christi 15. Soteltes at the Coronation Banquet of Henry VI Explanatory Notes Textual Notes Appendix Mumming of the Seven Philosophers Margaret of Anjou's Entry into London, 1445 Bibliography Glossary

Claire Sponsler was Professor of English at the University of Iowa. She specialized in medieval literature, with a special interest in the overlapping areas of book history, performance, and cultural studies.

Publication Details:

 Paperback , 192 pages
 254mm x 178mm

BIC Code:
 Medieval Institute Publications


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