Image, Text, and Religious Reform in Fifteenth-century England Paperback

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Image, Text, and Religious Reform in Fifteenth-century England

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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.

Image, Text, and Religious Reform in Fifteenth-century England by Shannon Gayk was published by Cambridge University Press in November 2013. The ISBN for Image, Text, and Religious Reform in Fifteenth-century England is 9781107628656.

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Page last updated 19th November 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherCambridge University Press (November 2013)
Weight360g
Number of Pages268
Thickness14 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
ISBN9781107628656
ISBN-101107628652
Product Code4250810
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