Title

Iconography and the Professional Reader: The Politics of Book Production in the Douce Piers Plowman

Document Type

Book

Publication Date

1999

Publication Title

Medieval Cultural Studies Series

Department

English

Abstract

Oxford Bodleian Library Douce 104 is the only extant manuscript of William Langland's fourteenth-century poem Piers Plowman that is both illustrated and annotated, thereby providing material evidence of interpretation by professional readers - the artists, scribes, and annotators who constructed the work's meaning in an early fifteenth-century Anglo-Irish colonial context.

Volume

15

pp.

1-268