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The Resource Public Piers Plowman : modern scholarship and late medieval English culture, C. David Benson

Public Piers Plowman : modern scholarship and late medieval English culture, C. David Benson

Label
Public Piers Plowman : modern scholarship and late medieval English culture
Title
Public Piers Plowman
Title remainder
modern scholarship and late medieval English culture
Statement of responsibility
C. David Benson
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Public Piers Plowman is divided into two parts. The first is an extended essay on what Benson calls the "Langland myth." He traces the evolution of Piers scholarship and demonstrates the limitations of treating Piers as a direct expression of the poet's experience and intellectual views." "In the second part Benson offers an alternative history for the poem. Benson approaches it from a broader public context, using representative examples from vernacular writing, parish art, and civic practices. He argues that Piers reached a wide contemporary audience because, far from being an account only of the author's own life and opinions, it was securely rooted in the common culture of its time and place."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Benson, C. David
Government publication
government publication level undetermined
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR2015
LC item number
.B4 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Literature and history
  • Literature and society
  • English literature
  • Art and literature
  • Langland, William
  • Langland, William
Label
Public Piers Plowman : modern scholarship and late medieval English culture, C. David Benson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [247]-270) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Contents: The history of the Langland myth -- Beyond the myth of the poem : is there a test in these manuscripts? -- Beyond the myth of the poet : looking for Langland in all the wrong places -- Public writing : Mandeville's travels and the book of Margery Kempe -- Public art : parish wall paintings -- Public life : London civic practices
Control code
l82003009908
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 283 p.
Isbn
9780271023151
Lccn
2003009908
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Public Piers Plowman : modern scholarship and late medieval English culture, C. David Benson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [247]-270) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Contents: The history of the Langland myth -- Beyond the myth of the poem : is there a test in these manuscripts? -- Beyond the myth of the poet : looking for Langland in all the wrong places -- Public writing : Mandeville's travels and the book of Margery Kempe -- Public art : parish wall paintings -- Public life : London civic practices
Control code
l82003009908
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 283 p.
Isbn
9780271023151
Lccn
2003009908
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.

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