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Fisher, John H.

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Works: 79 works in 223 publications in 4 languages and 9,835 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Bibliography  Manuscripts  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Sources  Fiction  Study guides  Illustrations 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, Composer, ed, Performer
Classifications: PR1867, 821.1
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Most widely held works about John H Fisher
 
Most widely held works by John H Fisher
The importance of Chaucer by John H Fisher( )
5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 1,768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The emergence of standard English by John H Fisher( )
10 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In these nine essays Fisher chronicles his gradual realization that Standard English was not a popular evolution at all but was the direct result of political decisions made by the Lancastrian administrations of Henry IV and Henry V - decisions intended to validate their usurpation of the English throne from Richard II and to create a new sense of nationalism. To achieve this standardization and acceptance of the vernacular, these kings turned to their Chancery scribes, who were responsible for writing and copying legal and royal documents." "Henry IV and V also made special use of authors in their promotion of English as the national language, and Chaucer played a central role in this language planning. None of Chaucer's writings, nor those of any English author, had been copied and circulated before Henry IV's accession in 1399. Once the Lancastrians decided to elevate English to the level of a national language, and thus to replace the French and Latin that had previously been the standard language of government and letters, they looked for appropriate models to disseminate." "Chaucer, a relative of the king and a superb writer in the vernacular, began to be labeled as an ideal master of language, and it was Henry V who inspired the fifteenth-century tradition of citing Chaucer as the "maker" of English. Even more important to linking language development to the government establishment, however, is the fact that Chaucer himself composed in the English of the Chancery scribes."--Jacket
John Gower, moral philosopher and friend of Chaucer by John H Fisher( Book )
22 editions published between 1964 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The complete poetry and prose of Geoffrey Chaucer by Geoffrey Chaucer( Book )
32 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in English and English, Middle and held by 1,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Canterbury tales -- Troylus and Criseyde -- Book of the duchess -- Parliament of fowls -- House of fame -- Legend of good women -- Short poems -- Romaunt of the rose -- Boece -- Treatise on the astrolab -- Equatorie of the planets -- Chaucer in his time -- Chaucer's language and versification. - Middle English text with introduction and notes in English
The medieval literature of western Europe; a review of research, mainly 1930-1960 by John H Fisher( Book )
21 editions published between 1966 and 1968 in English and held by 1,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In forme of speche is chaunge; readings in the history of the English language by John H Fisher( Book )
15 editions published between 1974 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Includes a section of Old English texts
The essential Chaucer : an annotated bibliography of major modern studies by Mark Allen( Book )
9 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Standardizing English : essays in the history of language change, in honor of John Hurt Fisher ( Book )
6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Tretyse of loue by John H Fisher( Book )
20 editions published between 1951 and 1970 in English and Multiple languages and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An Anthology of Chancery English by John H Fisher( Book )
7 editions published between 1984 and 2002 in English and English, Middle and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The wife of Bath by Geoffrey Chaucer( Book )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Wyves Tale of Bathe and prologue are among the best-known of Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. They give insight into the role of women in the Late Middle Ages and are probably of interest to Chaucer himself, for the character is one of his most developed ones, with her prologue twice as long as her tale
The complete Canterbury Tales of Geoffrey Chaucer by Geoffrey Chaucer( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English, Middle and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les Contes de Cantorbéry by Geoffrey Chaucer( Book )
1 edition published in 1986 in French and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Studies in the age of Chaucer ( Book )
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Studies in the age of Chaucer ( Book )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The wife of Bath's prologue and tale, from the Canterbury tales by Geoffrey Chaucer( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A taste of Chaucer; selections from the Canterbury tales by Geoffrey Chaucer( Book )
in French and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Verses from the Canterbury Tales in the original and translated form provides an introduction to Chaucer and Middle English literature
Studies in the age of Chaucer ( Book )
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Truth versus beauty: on the function of language and literature in an articulate society by John H Fisher( Recording )
1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Studies in the age of Chaucer ( Book )
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Fisher, John Hurt.
Fisher, John Hurt 1919-
Hurt Fisher, John 1919-
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