1st Edition

Literary Patronage in The Middle Ages

ISBN 9780367174569
Published November 23, 2020 by Routledge
258 Pages

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Book Description

Published in 1966: The present study attempts in its fashion to supply a connected account of this somewhat neglected phase of medieval literary life, and to look carefully in earlier ages for the origins of medieval patronage. As one may suppose a patron might be approached and the modes in which his favour might be extended were exhausted at a very early period, so that patronage of letters cannot be said to show much development or progress.

Table of Contents

    1. Literary Patronage in Classical Times  2. The Scop, The Scald, The Bard, and the Minstrel  3. Troubadours, Trouveres, and Minnesingers  4. General and Special Phases of Patronage in the Middle Ages  5. Court Writings  6. Works Written at Request  7. The Epilogue Excusatory and the "Go, Little Book" Formula  8. Dedications  9. Presentation  10. Rewards  11. Hints for Patronage and the Epistle Mendicant  12. Patrons of Letters in England

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