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The Resource Editing Piers Plowman : the evolution of the text, Charlotte Brewer

Editing Piers Plowman : the evolution of the text, Charlotte Brewer

Label
Editing Piers Plowman : the evolution of the text
Title
Editing Piers Plowman
Title remainder
the evolution of the text
Statement of responsibility
Charlotte Brewer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The fifty-plus extant manuscripts of Piers Plowman have always posed a puzzle to editors and readers. This book is an account of the editions of the poem which have appeared since 1550, when it was first published by the Protestant reformer Robert Crowley. It examines the circumstances in which the editions were produced, the lives and intellectual motivations of the editors, and the relationship between one edition and the next. Brewer places the work of W.W. Skeat at the centre of Piers Plowman editing, showing how he towered above his predecessors and determined the path subsequently taken by editors of the poem, and presents much new biographical information about this extraordinary man. She uses a wide range of published and unpublished material to explain the difficulties of editing the poem and to shed light on attempts to crack one of the major editorial conundrums in medieval studies
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1956-
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Brewer, Charlotte
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR2017.T48
LC item number
B74 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in medieval literature
Series volume
28
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Manuscripts, English (Middle)
  • Christian poetry, English (Middle)
  • Manuscripts, Medieval
  • Langland, William
  • Langland, William
  • Langland, William
Label
Editing Piers Plowman : the evolution of the text, Charlotte Brewer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 434-451) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 459 p.
Isbn
9780521342506
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill
Label
Editing Piers Plowman : the evolution of the text, Charlotte Brewer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 434-451) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 459 p.
Isbn
9780521342506
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill

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