Thomas Wright's Political Songs of England: From the Reign of John to That of Edward II

By: Coss, Peter

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1996 reissue of 1839 original with a new introduction and added editorial material. No jacket, remainder mark, pencil mark on rear paste-down endpaper. lxxix, 408 pp. With Latin and English text. This book contains a collection of political verses, venality satires and songs of social protest from medieval England. First edited by Thomas Wright in 1839, these so- called political songs are reissued here on behalf of the Royal Historical Society. The collection provides a fascinating insight into medieval responses to contemporary events. A new and wide-ranging introduction by Peter Coss offers observations on authorship, audience, the means of dissemination and on the use of the languages involved. Professor Coss examines each item in its full context, making these fascinating verses accessible to the modern reader.

Title: Thomas Wright's Political Songs of England: From the Reign of John to That of Edward II

Author: Coss, Peter

Categories: Poetry, Political Science, British, Music, Latin,

Edition: Reissue

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: 1996

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 2272429

Keywords: THOMAS WRIGHT POLITICAL POLITICS SONGS MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT ENGLAND ENGLISH BRITAIN BRITISH HISTORY FOREIGN LANGUAGE LATIN,