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Conscience and the Composition of Piers Plowman

Conscience and the Composition of Piers Plowman

Sarah Wood

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199653768
eISBN:
9780191741678
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653768.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Poetry

This book provides a detailed account of one of the central personified figures in William Langland's Piers Plowman. Previous critical accounts of Conscience either focus on discussions of the ... More

Dante’s British PublicReaders and Texts, from the Fourteenth Century to the Present

Dante’s British Public: Readers and Texts, from the Fourteenth Century to the Present

Nick Havely

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199212446
eISBN:
9780191789472
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212446.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Poetry

This is the first account of Dante’s reception in English to address the full chronological span of that process. Responses by individual authors and in certain periods have been studied before, but ... More

English Psalms in the Middle Ages, 1300-1450

English Psalms in the Middle Ages, 1300-1450

Annie Sutherland

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198726364
eISBN:
9780191793257
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198726364.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Poetry

This book explores vernacular translations, adaptations, and paraphrases of the biblical psalms, c. 1300–450. Focusing on a varied body of texts, it examines translations of the complete Psalter as ... More

Historians on ChaucerThe 'General Prologue' to the Canterbury Tales

Historians on Chaucer: The 'General Prologue' to the Canterbury Tales

Stephen Rigby (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199689545
eISBN:
9780191802669
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689545.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Poetry

While literary scholars, under the influence of ‘historicist’ literary theory, have insisted on the need to understand Chaucer’s poetry in its historical context, medieval historians have made little ... More

Piers Plowman and the Books of Nature

Piers Plowman and the Books of Nature

Rebecca Davis

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198778400
eISBN:
9780191823831
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198778400.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, Early and Medieval Literature

Piers Plowman and the Books of Nature explores the relationship of divine creativity, poetry, and ethics in William Langland’s fourteenth-century allegory. These concerns converge in the poem’s rich ... More

'Ungainefull Arte'Poetry, Patronage, and Print in the Early Modern Era

'Ungainefull Arte': Poetry, Patronage, and Print in the Early Modern Era

Richard A. McCabe

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198716525
eISBN:
9780191787744
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716525.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Poetry

From antiquity to the Renaissance the pursuit of patronage was central to the literary career, yet relationships between poets and patrons were commonly conflicted, if not antagonistic, necessitating ... More

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