Caxton The Description of Britain

Caxton The Description of Britain❮Reading❯ ➺ Caxton The Description of Britain Author William Caxton – Heartforum.co.uk A fascinating insight into Britain in the Middle Ages and a vivid account of Britain's history from the perspective of the later Middle AgesWilliam Caxton perhaps best known as the man who brought the A fascinating insight Description of eBook ´ into Britain in the Middle Ages and a vivid account of Britain's history from the perspective of the later Middle AgesWilliam Caxton perhaps best known as the man who brought the printing industry to England was also an astute publisher it was he who made The Description of Britain available to the British public in Basing his version on a fourteenth century Middle English translation of the Latin Polychronicon or universal history Caxton decided to focus on the chapters describing Britain He extracted and rearranged these sections updating Caxton The eBook å the language where necessary The result is The Description of Britain which became an immediate bestsellerNow for the first time ever his text has been modernized and made available to a twentieth century audience It provides a fascinating insight into Britain in the Middle Ages and a vivid account of Britain's history from the perspective of the later Middle Ages We learn of her many and various marvels and wonders customs and traditions ancient cities and towns kingdoms and bishoprics languages and manners Gloriously illustrated with woodcuts engravings and illuminated manuscripts dating from The Description of Kindle Ö Caxton's days and before as well as recent photographs and aerial views of contemporary Britain this beautiful book will appeal to all those who love the British Isles and are intrigued by their history.

William Caxton c Description of eBook ´ – c was an English merchant diplomat writer and printer He is thought to be the first person to introduce a printing press into England in and was the first English retailer of printed books.

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  • Hardcover
  • 176 pages
  • Caxton The Description of Britain
  • William Caxton
  • English
  • 21 October 2016
  • 9781555843007

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  1. mark says:

    Imagine a nonsense rhyme with various amusing absurdities set within a whimsical context Now imagine a nonsense rhyme but without the rhyming Or the whimsy And everyone takes the absurdities as generally true and valid And make it all about the fifteen hundred year history of the place where you live and copied from a work that was written by a man 100 plus years dead and gone Ranulf Higden in his Polychronicon and you now have a good idea of what this book is like But with the degree of difficulty that sprinkled throughout are some valid interesting and actual historical facts presented too I do have to admire Marie Collins for her efforts in producing a modern presentation of this work It does offer some insight into 15th century England and some insight into England's past albeit viewed through the double biasing lenses of the original 14th century text and the 15th century translation So credit where credit is due as bringing this work into a 20th century vernacular was undoubtedly a somewhat daunting task The inclusion of footnotes is very helpful in filling in missing context and the only criticism in that regard is there could and should have been The addition of copious illustrations to augment the text is the real salvation for the modern reader as the pictures are illuminating and many of them honestly spectacularAs an individual work this is a curiosity and it is clearly the illustrations that make it worth the time As a part of a study of medieval and renaissance England however it is another enlightening piece in the overall puzzle

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