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Author Gayk, Shannon Noelle.

Title Image, text, and religious reform in fifteenth-century England / Shannon Gayk.

Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.

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Description 1 online resource (viii, 254 pages).
Series Cambridge studies in medieval literature ; 81
Cambridge studies in medieval literature ; 81.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-249) and index.
Contents Lollard iconographies -- Hoccleve's spectacles -- Lydgate's refigurations of the image -- Capgrave's material memorials -- Pecock's libri laicorum.
Summary "Focusing on the period between the Wycliffite critique of images and Reformation iconoclasm, Shannon Gayk investigates the sometimes complementary and sometimes fraught relationship between vernacular devotional writing and the religious image. She examines how a set of fifteenth-century writers, including Lollard authors, John Lydgate, Thomas Hoccleve, John Capgrave, and Reginald Pecock, translated complex clerical debates about the pedagogical and spiritual efficacy of images and texts into vernacular settings and literary forms. These authors found vernacular discourse to be a powerful medium for explaining and reforming contemporary understandings of visual experience. In its survey of the function of literary images and imagination, the epistemology of vision, the semiotics of idols, and the authority of written texts, this study reveals a fifteenth century that was as much an age of religious and literary exploration, experimentation, and reform as it was an age of regulation"--Provided by publisher.
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Subject English literature -- Middle English, 1100-1500 -- History and criticism.
Iconoclasm in literature.
Idols and images in literature.
Visual perception in literature.
Iconoclasm -- England -- To 1500.
Religion and literature -- England -- History -- To 1500.
Chronological Term To 1500
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Other Form: Print version: Gayk, Shannon Noelle. Image, text, and religious reform in fifteenth-century England. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010 9780521190800 (DLC) 2010031371 (OCoLC)607985519
ISBN 9780511918568 (electronic bk.)
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