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The Romance of the Rose in fourteenth-century England

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This thesis traces the afterlife of the Romance of the Rose in fourteenth-century England. Whether it was closely imitated or only faintly recalled, I argue that the Rose exercised its influence on fourteenth-century English literature in two principal ways. Firstly, in the development of a self-reflexive focus on how meaning is produced and transmitted. Secondly, in a concern with how far the author’s intentions can be recovered from a work, and to what extent the author must cla...

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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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University of Oxford

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