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The Resource Piers Plowman: a glossary of legal diction

Piers Plowman: a glossary of legal diction

Label
Piers Plowman: a glossary of legal diction
Title
Piers Plowman: a glossary of legal diction
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Scholars have long believed that William Langland had a technical knowledge of the law. Piers Plowman: A Glossary of Legal Diction is the first attempt to confirm that belief through a comprehensive study of the poet's language. The Glossary examines more than 600 words and phrases (from all three versions of the poem) that had legal significance in 14th-century England. Entries include not only such specialized terms as escheat, mainprise, and supersedeas, but also words like challenge, determine, farm, occupy, and reason, whose legal significance has been obscured by centuries of ordinary usage. Each entry consists of a definition, one or more examples in Piers Plowman, and supporting citations from legal sources. An introductory essay places the poet's use of legal terminology within the larger framework of his moral purpose. -- Amazon.com
Cataloging source
UkLiU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
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Alford, John A.
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR2017.L38
LC item number
A44 1988
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Piers Plowman studies
Series volume
5
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English language
  • Langland, William
  • Langland, William
  • Langland, William
  • Langland, William
  • Langland, William
  • Langland, William
  • Langland, William
  • Langland, William
Label
Piers Plowman: a glossary of legal diction
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
xxxi, 170 pages
Isbn
9780859912488
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Piers Plowman: a glossary of legal diction
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
xxxi, 170 pages
Isbn
9780859912488
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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