Caxton in the Middle of English

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Abstract

Discusses the vexed topic of the shift from Middle to Early Modern English and what can be said about any consciousness of that shift in the period itself (c.1450-c.1550). I use Caxton's treatment of late fourteenth-century English prose works as a test case for evaluating, via a small number of case studies, the early modern sense of medieval archaism in language.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationContemporary Chaucer across the Centuries
EditorsHelen Hickey, Anne McKendry, Melissa Raine
Place of PublicationManchester
Chapter9
Pages138-152
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

NameManchester Medieval Literature and Culture
PublisherManchester University Press

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