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The Resource Piers Plowman : the Donaldson translation, Middle English text, sources and backgrounds, criticism, William Langland ; edited by Elizabeth Robertson and Stephen H.A. Shepherd

Piers Plowman : the Donaldson translation, Middle English text, sources and backgrounds, criticism, William Langland ; edited by Elizabeth Robertson and Stephen H.A. Shepherd

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Piers Plowman : the Donaldson translation, Middle English text, sources and backgrounds, criticism
Title
Piers Plowman
Title remainder
the Donaldson translation, Middle English text, sources and backgrounds, criticism
Statement of responsibility
William Langland ; edited by Elizabeth Robertson and Stephen H.A. Shepherd
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Subject
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Language
  • eng
  • enm
  • eng
Summary
  • "Piers Plowman is one of the most significant works of medieval literature. Astonishing in its cultural and theological scope, William Langland's iconoclastic masterpiece is at once a historical relic and a deeply spiritual vision, probing not only the social and religious aristocracy but also the day-to-day realities of a largely voiceless proletariat class. E. Talbot Donaldson's translation of the text has been selected for this Norton Critical Edition because of its skillful emulation of the original poem's distinct alliterative verse. Selections of the authoritative Middle English text are also included for comparative analysis. "Sources and Backgrounds" includes a large collection of contemporary religious and historical documents pertaining to the poem, including selections from the Douai Bible, accounts of the plague, and legal statutes. "Criticism" includes twenty interpretive essays by leading medievalists, among them E. Talbot Donaldson, George Kane, Jill Mann, Derek Pearsall, C. David Benson, and Elizabeth D. Kirk. A Glossary and Selected Bibliography are also included."--Publisher's website
  • Presents the fourteenth-century epic poem by William Langland that explores day-to-day life in medieval England
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DLC
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1330?-1400
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Langland, William
Index
no index present
Language note
Parallel English and Middle English text
LC call number
PR2013
LC item number
.D6 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • 1951-
  • 1910-1987
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  • Robertson, Elizabeth Ann
  • Shepherd, Stephen H. A
  • Donaldson, E. Talbot
Series statement
Norton critical editions
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  • Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages
  • Christian poetry, english (Middle)
  • Visions
  • Dreams
  • Langland, William
  • Langland, William
  • Langland, William
Label
Piers Plowman : the Donaldson translation, Middle English text, sources and backgrounds, criticism, William Langland ; edited by Elizabeth Robertson and Stephen H.A. Shepherd
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [635]-644)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The text of Piers Plowman -- Sources and backgrounds -- Criticism
Control code
ocm56111660
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxviii, 644 p.
Isbn
9780393975598
Lccn
2004057578
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., facs.
Label
Piers Plowman : the Donaldson translation, Middle English text, sources and backgrounds, criticism, William Langland ; edited by Elizabeth Robertson and Stephen H.A. Shepherd
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [635]-644)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The text of Piers Plowman -- Sources and backgrounds -- Criticism
Control code
ocm56111660
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxviii, 644 p.
Isbn
9780393975598
Lccn
2004057578
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., facs.

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