Inventing the Lollard past: the afterlife of a medieval sermon in early modern England

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Inventing the Lollard past: the afterlife of a medieval sermon in early modern England

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dc.contributor.author Walsham, Alexandra en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-04T13:33:06Z en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-25T10:52:42Z en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-20T14:12:39Z
dc.date.issued 2007-10 en_GB
dc.description.abstract This essay explores the evolving significance of a famous fourteenth-century Paul's Cross sermon by Thomas Wimbledon in late medieval and early modern England and its transmission from manuscript to print. It highlights the ideological ambiguity of the text against the backdrop of the academic Wycliffite challenge and shows how it illuminates the permeability of the boundary between heterodoxy and orthodoxy in the fifteenth century. It then examines how the sermon was revived and published in the mid-Tudor period as a Lollard tract as part of an effort to supply the new Protestant religion with an historical pedigree and how it subsequently entered into the popular stock of commercial publishers. The afterlife of Wimbledon's celebrated sermon sheds fresh light on the ongoing process of inventing and re-inventing the pre-Reformation past. en_GB
dc.identifier.citation 58(4), pp.628-655 en_GB
dc.identifier.doi 10.1017/S0022046906008979 en_GB
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10036/69733 en_GB
dc.language.iso en en_GB
dc.publisher Cambridge University Press en_GB
dc.relation.url http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayIssue?jid=ECH&volumeId=58&issueId=04&iid=1386512 en_GB
dc.relation.url http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=1386540&fulltextType=RA&fileId=S0022046906008979 en_GB
dc.subject Wimbledon, Thomas en_GB
dc.subject Protestantism en_GB
dc.subject Lollards en_GB
dc.subject 15th century en_GB
dc.subject 16th century en_GB
dc.subject 14th century en_GB
dc.subject sermons en_GB
dc.subject print culture en_GB
dc.title Inventing the Lollard past: the afterlife of a medieval sermon in early modern England en_GB
dc.type Article en_GB
dc.date.available 2009-06-04T13:33:06Z en_GB
dc.date.available 2011-01-25T10:52:42Z en_US
dc.date.available 2013-03-20T14:12:39Z
dc.identifier.issn 0022-0469 en_GB
dc.description © 2007 Cambridge University Press en_GB
dc.identifier.eissn 1469-7637 en_GB
dc.identifier.journal The Journal of Ecclesiastical History en_GB


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