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WYCLIF’S LIFE AND WORK

Stephen E. Lahey

in John Wyclif

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195183313
eISBN:
9780199870349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183313.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter provides the basic biographical material necessary to understand the course of Wyclif’s life. The first section traces Wyclif’s career at Oxford University, specifically at Merton and ... More


COMMUNITIES AND BELIEFS

FELICITY HEAL

in Reformation in Britain and Ireland

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780198269243
eISBN:
9780191602412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269242.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The concluding chapter of the 1st part discusses communities and beliefs: lay religious behaviour and devotion before the Reformation, the nature of the parish, the sacramental life of the community, ... More


The church as sacred space in Middle English literature and culture

Laura Varnam

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781784994174
eISBN:
9781526132420
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994174.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The church as sacred space places the reader at the heart of medieval religious life, standing inside the church with the medieval laity in order to ask what the church meant to them and why. It ... More


Private Devotion and Lollardy

Andrew D. Brown

in Popular Piety in Late Medieval England: The Diocese of Salisbury 1250-1550

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198205210
eISBN:
9780191676550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205210.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, History of Religion

The ravages of plague in the second half of the fourteenth century, the influence of mystics and hermits, and the pastoral efforts of archbishops promoted a more personalized, penitential devotion. ... More


The Growth of Discontent During the 1430s and 1440s

I. M. W. Harvey

in Jack Cade's Rebellion of 1450

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201601
eISBN:
9780191674952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201601.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter focuses on the Lollard rising of 1431 in southern England. Lollardy, as a persistent, covert tradition of radical thinking, impacted significantly upon the political sphere. Whilst ... More


Coded Birds and Bees: Unscrambling Mum and the Sothsegger and The Boke of Cupide

HELEN BARR

in Socioliterary Practice in Late Medieval England

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198112426
eISBN:
9780191707865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112426.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter argues that the narrative strategies and diction of Mum and the Sothsegger and The Boke of Cupide possess religious commentary because they form part of a language code whose social ... More


Marvellous Foolishness

Peter Marshall

in Heretics and Believers: A History of the English Reformation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300170627
eISBN:
9780300226331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300170627.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter examines how the English bishops demonstrated the indispensability of their jurisdiction by launching a campaign to eradicate heresy. There is no doubting the seriousness with which ... More


The Plowman’s Tale and the Politics of 1532: A Cautionary Tale?

Greg Walker

in Reading Literature Historically: Drama and Poetry from Chaucer to the Reformation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748681013
eISBN:
9780748684434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748681013.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Offers an extended example of both the challenges and the pitfalls of reading literature historically. Examining the anonymous Plowman’s Tale in the context of its printed edition of 1532, it ... More


Radical Historiography: Langland, Trevisa, and the Polychronicon

Emily Steiner

in John Trevisa's Information Age: Knowledge and the Pursuit of Literature, c. 1400

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780192896902
eISBN:
9780191919183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192896902.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter argues that the currency of Higden’s Polychronicon in later medieval England attests to the profound historiographical investments of a spectrum of polemicists, preachers, translators, ... More


The Parson

David Lepine

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

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199689545
eISBN:
9780191802669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689545.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Poetry

The Parson’s portrait, though one of the longest and most detailed in the ‘General Prologue’, seems to be one of the most straightforward to interpret and the Parson has usually been seen as ... More


The External Relations and Reputation of the Late Medieval Superior

Martin Heale

in The Abbots and Priors of Late Medieval and Reformation England

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198702535
eISBN:
9780191772221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702535.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter discusses the external relations and reputation of late medieval superiors. Abbots and priors were expected to uphold and preserve their monasteries’ wider interests. They took care to ... More


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