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Langland's Fictions

J. A. Burrow

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112938
eISBN:
9780191670879
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112938.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Langland's Piers Plowman is a profoundly Christian poem, which nevertheless has enjoyed a wide general appeal. Readers – both religious and non-religious – have been drawn by the power of Langland's ... More


Introduction

J. A. Burrow

in Langland's Fictions

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112938
eISBN:
9780191670879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112938.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter discusses the poem Piers Plowman, which has always had a particular appeal for those readers who share, in one form or another, the poet's own Christian faith. It also includes summaries ... More


Afterword

J. A. Burrow

in Langland's Fictions

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112938
eISBN:
9780191670879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112938.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter provides a brief summary of the discussions presented in the preceding chapters regarding Langland and the poem Piers Plowman. It is determined that Langland's poem possesses a fictive ... More


Early Interventions: prodromal, children, and adolescents

Harriet P. Lefley

in Family Psychoeducation for Serious Mental Illness

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195340495
eISBN:
9780199863792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340495.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health, Children and Families

This chapter focuses on family psychoeducation (FPE) for prodromal interventions and for children and adolescents with a diagnosis of severe emotional disturbance (SED). In the Portland ... More


The Action of Langland's Second Vision *

J.A. Burrow

in Essays on Medieval Literature

Published in print:
1984
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198111870
eISBN:
9780191670657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198111870.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter discusses what Langland did in his work Piers Plowman, which went through ten different visions. The second vision is where the poem's most famous episodes can be read, and these involve ... More


Conscience in the Versions of Piers Plowman

SARAH WOOD

in Conscience and the Composition of Piers Plowman

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199653768
eISBN:
9780191741678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653768.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Poetry

This chapter argues that each of Conscience's new appearances in the C text is not only related to other contemporary texts and discourses (such as those discussed in the previous chapter), but also ... More


The Lordship of Ireland, 1520

Christopher Maginn

in William Cecil, Ireland, and the Tudor State

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199697151
eISBN:
9780191739262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697151.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter uses the relationship between William Cecil's father, Richard, and William Wise of Waterford, both of whom were royal servants at the court of Henry VIII, as an entrée to an exploration ... More


Languages of the Night: Minor Languages and the Literary Imagination in Twentieth-Century Ireland and Europe

Barry McCrea

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300185157
eISBN:
9780300190564
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300185157.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book argues that the sudden decline of old rural vernaculars—such as French patois, Italian dialects, and the Irish language—caused these languages to become the objects of powerful longings and ... More


A History of Brooklyn Bridge Park: How a Community Reclaimed and Transformed New York City's Waterfront

Nancy Webster and David Shirley

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231171229
eISBN:
9780231542944
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171229.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

By the 1970s, the Brooklyn piers had become a wasteland on the New York City waterfront. Today, they have been transformed into a stunning park that is enjoyed by countless Brooklynites and visitors ... More


The Audience of Piers Plowman *

J.A. Burrow

in Essays on Medieval Literature

Published in print:
1984
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198111870
eISBN:
9780191670657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198111870.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter discusses the significance of the contemporary audience of Piers Plowman. This poem seemed to gain popularity among some classes of the community during the 14th century that was not ... More


A Gathering of Dreams

J. A. Burrow

in Langland's Fictions

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112938
eISBN:
9780191670879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112938.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter discusses Piers Plowman and considers it as a dream poem, emphasizing particularly Langland's art in constructing it out from a number of separate dreams. Based on the information found ... More


Fictions of the Divided Mind

J. A. Burrow

in Langland's Fictions

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112938
eISBN:
9780191670879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112938.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter discusses Langland's sensitivity to conflicting considerations and apparently irreconcilable truths. The poem is able to create an imaginary space within which the irreconcilables can ... More


Fictions of History

J. A. Burrow

in Langland's Fictions

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112938
eISBN:
9780191670879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112938.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter discusses the concept of ‘fictions of history’, which is shown in the last part of Piers Plowman. The action shown loosely follows the order of history, i.e. the history of salvation. ... More


Piers Gaveston: Edward II's Adoptive Brother

Pierre Chaplais

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204497
eISBN:
9780191676314
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204497.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This is a highly original reappraisal of the role of Piers Gaveston in English history and of his personal relationship with Edward II. It challenges the accepted view that Gaveston had a homosexual ... More


The Rock and the Vine: Pier della Vigna, Dante, and the Imagery of Empire

Martin Mclaughlin

in Dante and Governance

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159117
eISBN:
9780191673498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159117.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

This chapter considers the analogy between the fate of Dante and that of his literary precursor here, Pier della Vigna. It considers the role of the intellectual in the politics of Italy and Empire. ... More


Humanist Educators

Martin L. McLaughlin

in Literary Imitation in the Italian Renaissance: The Theory and Practice of Literary Imitation in Italy from Dante to Bembo

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158998
eISBN:
9780191673443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158998.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Turning from men of letters such as Petrarch, Salutati, and Bruni to humanists whose main occupation was teaching, one finds a predictable change of emphasis in discussions of literary imitation. ... More


After Middle English

Tim William Machan

in English in the Middle Ages

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199282128
eISBN:
9780191718991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282128.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, English Language

This chapter explores some significant early modern developments in the ecology of English and their ramifications for the status of the language. It considers Robert Crowley's 1550 edition of Piers ... More


The “Italian Miracle”: Between Modernity and Tradition

Massimo Montanari

in Italian Identity in the Kitchen, or Food and the Nation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160841
eISBN:
9780231535083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160841.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter discusses the changes in the Italian alimentary model after the country's recovery from the food crisis caused by World War II. According to film director Pier Paolo Pasolini, because of ... More


Introduction: A Reluctant King and His Alter Ego

Pierre Chaplais

in Piers Gaveston: Edward II's Adoptive Brother

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204497
eISBN:
9780191676314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204497.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

In 1327 the criticism that Edward II was an incompetent ruler was regarded as so decisive an argument for that king's removal from office that it was placed at the head of the complaints lodged ... More


Compact of Brotherhood

Pierre Chaplais

in Piers Gaveston: Edward II's Adoptive Brother

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204497
eISBN:
9780191676314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204497.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

The chroniclers of the reign agree in blaming both Edward II and Piers Gaveston for all the ill that afflicted the kingdom from 1307 to 1312. Most of the blame was laid at Gaveston, who made enemies ... More


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