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‘Logic, Rhetoric, Arithmetic’ in Myrrour of the Worlde (Westminster: William Caxton, 1480) Rylands 3469, c4v-c5r

JRRI Medieval and Early Modern Research Seminar Series

Thursday 9 March, 5.30pm

Rosie Shute, University of Sheffield

William Caxton (c. 1422-91) began printing in England in 1476, publishing over one hundred texts throughout his lifetime.  We tend to think that Caxton’s texts represent Caxton’s language; however this talk demonstrates the influence of the type-setter on the language of Caxton’s printed work, focusing on spelling in particular and drawing on methods from mathematics, computer science, and the history of the book.

Christie Room, John Rylands Library Deansgate

For info, email: anne.kirkham@manchester.ac.uk