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Ethical Adjacency in Piers Plowman

Nicolette Zeeman

in The Arts of Disruption: Allegory and Piers Plowman

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198860242
eISBN:
9780191892431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198860242.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The chapter argues that the intellectual tradition that underlies medieval personification debate is Aristotelian and medieval logical teaching on ‘opposites’, the relationship by which opposed terms ... More


Visual Translation in Fifteenth-Century English Manuscripts

Richard K. Emmerson

in Medieval Poetics and Social Practice: Responding to the Work of Penn R. Szittya

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823243242
eISBN:
9780823243280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823243242.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This essay suggests that a painting or illustration is an appropriate and important place from which to begin speaking about poetics and narrative; that indeed, so many visual or otherwise nonverbal ... More


From Cosmos to Microcosm: Nature, Allegory, Humanism

Rebecca Davis

in Piers Plowman and the Books of Nature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198778400
eISBN:
9780191823831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198778400.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, Early and Medieval Literature

By tracing Natura’s appearances in Bernard Silvestris’s Cosmographia, Alan of Lille’s De planctu naturae and Anticlaudianus, and in the vernacular contributions of Jean de Meun’s Roman de la rose, ... More


Heavenly Inheritances

Alex Davis

in Imagining Inheritance from Chaucer to Shakespeare

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198851424
eISBN:
9780191886010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198851424.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Christian scripture repeatedly has recourse to the language of inheritance, as in the promise offered in the sermon on the mount: ‘Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth’ (Matthew 5: ... More


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