The introduction sets out the main questions the book will address. It gives a working definition of both ‘gloss’ and ‘diverting glossing’, provides an overview of the diverse traditions out of which self-glossing emerges and, with reference to Chaucer, Gower, and Hoccleve, discusses the practical and theoretical difficulties of identifying self-glossing in manuscript. It concludes by summarizing the argument of the book.
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