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The History of British Women's Writing, 700-1500: Volume One

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This volume focuses on women's literary history in Britain between 700 and 1500. It brings to the fore a wide range of women's literary activity undertaken in Latin, Welsh and Anglo-Norman alongside that of the English vernacular, demanding a rethinking of the traditions of literary history, and ultimately the concept of 'writing' itself.
Hardcover, 296 pages
Published January 15th 2012 by Palgrave Macmillan
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Annalisa
Apr 02, 2012 Annalisa rated it really liked it
Part I, Pre-Texts and Contexts, covers issues such as literary production before printing, anonymous texts and collaboration. This is the strongest and most interesting part of the book.

Part II, Bodies, Behaviors and Texts, covers genres such as saints' lives and romances, providing a detailed understanding of what the medieval reader would have understood as literature

Part III, Literacies and Literary Cultures, is also fascinating, as it delves into just what would count as "literate" in the Mi
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