Reading Codicological Form in John Gower’s Trentham Manuscript

  title={Reading Codicological Form in John Gower’s Trentham Manuscript},
  author={Arthur W. Bahr},
  journal={Studies in the Age of Chaucer},
  pages={219 - 262}
The Trentham MS (British Library Add. MS 59495) is well known to Gowerians. It contains our only texts of "In Praise of Peace" and the "Cinkante Balades" as well as copies of the "Traitie" and some of the minor Latin poems, and it is expressly addressed to the newly crowned Henry IV. Its contents are usually examined separately, however. Bahr studies the manuscript as a whole, but not as the simple product of Gower's attempt to honor and flatter the king. He treats the collection itself as an… Expand
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