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The Resource Hochon's arrow : the social imagination of fourteenth-century texts, Paul Strohm ; with an appendix by A.J. Prescott

Hochon's arrow : the social imagination of fourteenth-century texts, Paul Strohm ; with an appendix by A.J. Prescott

Label
Hochon's arrow : the social imagination of fourteenth-century texts
Title
Hochon's arrow
Title remainder
the social imagination of fourteenth-century texts
Statement of responsibility
Paul Strohm ; with an appendix by A.J. Prescott
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The paradox of the lie that might as well be true," writes Paul Strohm, "must interest anyone who seeks to understand texts in history or the historical influence of texts." In these seven essays, all recent and most published here for the first time, the author examines historical and literary texts from fourteenth-century England. He not only demonstrates the fictionality of narrative and documentary sources, but also argues that these fictions are themselves fully historical. Together the essays institute a dialogue between texts and events that restores historical documents and literary works to their larger environments. Strohm begins by inspecting legal records that accuse Hochon of Liverpool in 1384 of threatening to shoot an arrow at a political adversary urinating against a wall, and shows how the text embodies and interconnects language, social space, and historical interpretation itself. Throughout his analyses, which cover such topics as Chaucer's verses on the accession of Henry IV, Froissart's account of Queen Philippa interceding for the burghers of Calais, and Thomas Usk's accusations against John Northampton, Strohm alerts us to the distortions of textuality itself while challenging our notions of "invented" and "true."Originally published in 1992. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
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Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Strohm, Paul
Dewey number
820.9/001
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
PR275.S63
LC item number
S76 1992eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
  • Princeton legacy library
  • Princeton paperbacks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • English literature
  • Literature and society
  • Social history
  • Social problems in literature
  • England
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • English literature
  • Literature and society
  • Political and social views
  • Social conditions
  • Social history
  • Social problems in literature
  • England
Label
Hochon's arrow : the social imagination of fourteenth-century texts, Paul Strohm ; with an appendix by A.J. Prescott
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-198) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter 4. Saving the Appearances: Chaucer's "Purse" and the Fabrication of the Lancastrian Claim
  • Chapter 5. Queens as Intercessors
  • Chapter 6. Treason in the Household
  • Chapter 7. The Textual Vicissitudes of Usk's "Appeal"
  • Appendix 1: The Accusations Against Thomas Austin
  • Prescott, A.J.
  • Appendix 2: The Literature of Livery
  • WORKS CITED
  • INDEX
  • Frontmatter
  • CONTENTS
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  • ABBREVIATIONS
  • Introduction: False Fables and Historical Truth
  • Chapter 1. Hochon's Arrow
  • Chapter 2. "A Revelle!": Chronicle Evidence and the Rebel Voice
  • Chapter 3. The Textual Environment of Chaucer's "Lak of Stedfastnesse"
Control code
889254797
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (218 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400863051
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1515/9781400863051
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt73bh29
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)889254797
Label
Hochon's arrow : the social imagination of fourteenth-century texts, Paul Strohm ; with an appendix by A.J. Prescott
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-198) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter 4. Saving the Appearances: Chaucer's "Purse" and the Fabrication of the Lancastrian Claim
  • Chapter 5. Queens as Intercessors
  • Chapter 6. Treason in the Household
  • Chapter 7. The Textual Vicissitudes of Usk's "Appeal"
  • Appendix 1: The Accusations Against Thomas Austin
  • Prescott, A.J.
  • Appendix 2: The Literature of Livery
  • WORKS CITED
  • INDEX
  • Frontmatter
  • CONTENTS
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  • ABBREVIATIONS
  • Introduction: False Fables and Historical Truth
  • Chapter 1. Hochon's Arrow
  • Chapter 2. "A Revelle!": Chronicle Evidence and the Rebel Voice
  • Chapter 3. The Textual Environment of Chaucer's "Lak of Stedfastnesse"
Control code
889254797
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (218 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400863051
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1515/9781400863051
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt73bh29
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)889254797

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