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Author Scase, Wendy.
Title Literature and complaint in England, 1272-1553 / Wendy Scase.
Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.

Author Scase, Wendy.
Subject English literature -- Middle English, 1100-1500 -- History and criticism.
English literature -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism.
Law and literature -- History -- To 1500.
Narration (Rhetoric) -- History -- To 1500.
Complaints (Rhetoric)
Law in literature.
Description 1 online resource (xii, 215 pages) : illustrations
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 188-204) and index.
Contents 1. Judicial Plaint and Peasant Plaint; 2. Complaint, Clamour, and Libels; 3. The Literature of Clamour; 4. Transmission, Response, and Development: Clamour Writing 1460 -- 1553; 5. Literature, Complaint, and the Ars Dictaminis.
Summary Giving a different perspective on the relations between early judicial process & the development of literature in England, this book argues that texts ranging from political libels & pamphlets to laments of the unrequited lover constitute a literature shaped by the crucial role of complaint in the law courts.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0191533785 (electronic bk.)
9780191533785 (electronic bk.)
0199270856 (Cloth)
9780199270859 (acid-free paper)
OCLC # 252693272
Additional Format Print version: Scase, Wendy. Literature and complaint in England, 1272-1553. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007 (DLC) 2006102295