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Reading Piers Plowman

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ISBN-10: 0521868203

ISBN-13: 9780521868204

Edition: 2013

Authors: Emily Steiner

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Reading 'Piers Plowman' is an indispensable scholarly guide to a magnificent - and notoriously difficult - medieval poem. With Piers Plowman, the fourteenth-century poet William Langland proved that English verse could be at once spiritually electrifying and intellectually rigorous, capable of imagining society in its totality while at the same time exploring heady ideas about language, theology, and culture. In her study of Piers Plowman, Emily Steiner explores how Langland's ambitious poetics emerged in dialogue with contemporary ideas; for example, about political counsel and gender, the ethics of poverty, secular and pagan learning, lordship and servitude, and the long history of…    
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Book details

List price: $124.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 5/9/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 278
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English