Lydgate Matters

Poetry and Material Culture in the Fifteenth Century

  • Editors
  • Lisa H. Cooper
  • Andrea Denny-Brown

Part of the The New Middle Ages book series (TNMA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Lisa H. Cooper, Andrea Denny-Brown
    Pages 1-11
  3. Claire Sponsler
    Pages 13-33
  4. Paul Strohm
    Pages 57-70
  5. Maura Nolan
    Pages 71-87
  6. Michelle R. Warren
    Pages 113-138
  7. D. Vance Smith
    Pages 185-195
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 197-223

About this book


This collection re-evaluates the work of fifteenth-century poet John Lydgate in light of medieval material culture. Top scholars in the field unite here with critical newcomers to offer fresh perspectives on the function of poetry on the cusp of the modern age, and in particular on the way that poetry speaks to the heightened relevance of material goods and possessions to the formation of late medieval identity and literary taste. Advancing in provocative ways the emerging fields of fifteenth-century literary and cultural study, the volume as a whole explores the role of the aesthetic not only in late medieval society but also in our own.


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