Taking as her focus a body of writings in poetic, didactic, and
legal modes that circulated in England's capital between the
1380s—just a generation after the Black Death—and the first
decade of the English reformation in the 1530s, Amy Appleford
offers the first full-length study of the Middle English "art of
dying" (ars moriendi). An educated awareness of death and
mortality was a vital aspect of medieval civic culture, she... more...