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Creative reading: using books in the vernacular context of Anglo-Norman England

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This thesis responds to a lack of information regarding reading practice in literature in early Middle English. Here, reading is often used as a metaphorical or symbolic act—representing piety, devotional practice, or intellectualism—but how reading took place, how users engaged with books, is rarely figured. Other seams of evidence are therefore needed to access the reading process. The corpus of manuscripts on which I focus consists of thirty-three multilingual books containing English, ...

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HUMS
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English Faculty
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University of Oxford
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DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford
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English
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2018-09-28

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