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Chaucer's Scribes : London Textual Production, 1384-1432. / Warner, Lawrence.

Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2018. 240 p. (Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature).

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Warner, L 2018, Chaucer's Scribes: London Textual Production, 1384-1432. Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

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Warner, L. (2018). Chaucer's Scribes: London Textual Production, 1384-1432. (Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature). Cambridge University Press.

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Warner L. Chaucer's Scribes: London Textual Production, 1384-1432. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. 240 p. (Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature).

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Warner, Lawrence. / Chaucer's Scribes : London Textual Production, 1384-1432. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2018. 240 p. (Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature).

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