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The Resource The myth of Piers Plowman : constructing a medieval literary archive, Lawrence Warner, (electronic resource)

The myth of Piers Plowman : constructing a medieval literary archive, Lawrence Warner, (electronic resource)

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The myth of Piers Plowman : constructing a medieval literary archive
Title
The myth of Piers Plowman
Title remainder
constructing a medieval literary archive
Statement of responsibility
Lawrence Warner
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Addressing the history of the production and reception of the great medieval poem, Piers Plowman, Lawrence Warner reveals the many ways in which scholars, editors and critics over the centuries created their own speculative narratives about the poem, which gradually came to be regarded as factually true. Warner begins by considering the possibility that Langland wrote a romance about a werewolf and bear-suited lovers, and he goes on to explore the methods of the poem's localization, and medieval readers' particular interest in its Latinity. Warner shows that the 'Protestant Piers' was a reaction against the poem's oral mode of transmission, reveals the extensive eighteenth-century textual scholarship on the poem by figures including the maligned Chaucer editor John Urry, and contextualizes its first modernization by a literary forger inspired by the 1790s Shakespeare controversies. This lively account of Piers Plowman challenges the way the poem has traditionally been read and understood"--
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1968-
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Warner, Lawrence
Dewey number
821/.1
LC call number
PR2015
LC item number
.W37 2014
Series statement
Cambridge studies in medieval literature
Series volume
89
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  • Langland, William
  • Langland, William
  • Langland, William
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Label
The myth of Piers Plowman : constructing a medieval literary archive, Lawrence Warner, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-208) and indexes
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction: archive fever and the madness of Joseph Ritson; 1. William and the werewolf: the problem of William of Palerne; 2. Localizing Piers Plowman C: Meed, Corfe Castle, and the London Riot of 1384; 3. Latinitas et Communitas Visionis Willielmi de Longlond; 4. Quod Piers Plowman: non-Reformist prophecy, c. 1520-55; 5. Urry, Burrell, and the pains of John Taylor: the Spelman MS (Huntington Hm 114), 1709-1766; 6. William Dupre;, Fabricateur: Piers Plowman in the Age of Forgery; Conclusion: Leland's madness and the tale of Piers Plowman; Bibliography
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OCM1bookssj0001132625
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unknown
Isbn
9781107043633
Lccn
2013033226
Specific material designation
remote
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(WaSeSS)bookssj0001132625
Label
The myth of Piers Plowman : constructing a medieval literary archive, Lawrence Warner, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-208) and indexes
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction: archive fever and the madness of Joseph Ritson; 1. William and the werewolf: the problem of William of Palerne; 2. Localizing Piers Plowman C: Meed, Corfe Castle, and the London Riot of 1384; 3. Latinitas et Communitas Visionis Willielmi de Longlond; 4. Quod Piers Plowman: non-Reformist prophecy, c. 1520-55; 5. Urry, Burrell, and the pains of John Taylor: the Spelman MS (Huntington Hm 114), 1709-1766; 6. William Dupre;, Fabricateur: Piers Plowman in the Age of Forgery; Conclusion: Leland's madness and the tale of Piers Plowman; Bibliography
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001132625
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9781107043633
Lccn
2013033226
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001132625

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