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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2009) 39 (2): 257–281.
Published: 01 May 2009
... between the B and C texts in their treatment of the subject are given special attention. The emphasis is always on the continuously evolving drama of Piers Plowman as a poem searching for the truth of belief rather than as a poem that expounds a system of already-existing belief. Duke University Press...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2010) 40 (2): 273–297.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Rachael Deagman This essay shows that the C-text of William Langland's Piers Plowman articulates difficulties with the process of learning to forgive, a process that for medieval Christians requires mutuality and participation in the sacrament of penance. Tracing the terms forgeue and forgeueness...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2010) 40 (3): 497–526.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Katherine C. Little The figure of the plowman achieved a certain popularity in mid-sixteenth-century England with the publication of William Langland's medieval poem, Piers Plowman , and in a number of treatises written in imitation of it such as I playne Piers which cannot flatter . This post...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2012) 42 (1): 59–81.
Published: 01 January 2012
...David Aers This essay argues that William Langland’s great poem Piers Plowman poses serious questions both to the tradition of the virtues that Langland inherited and to the possibility of their authentic embodiment in the contemporary Church Langland knew. Moving from Thomas Aquinas to Thomas...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2018) 48 (3): 435–459.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Nicolette Zeeman The use of debate in Piers Plowman and Dives and Pauper is a response to a long-standing conversionary challenge faced by pastoral carers: the social and psychological variety of the flock—“lay multiplicity.” Dives and Pauper represents this in the huge spectrum of Dives' questions...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2010) 40 (3): 527–557.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Jim Knowles In setting the apologia of Piers Plowman in passus 5 of the C-text alongside Martin Luther's 1525 text De servo arbitrio and his earlier lectures on the Psalms, this essay moves across the Reformation divide to argue for continuities between these writers' treatments of the theological...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2018) 48 (3): 461–489.
Published: 01 September 2018
... without denying the degree to which cause and sign slide into each other. Copyright © 2018 by Duke University Press 2018 Catholic and Protestant repentance theology of penance speech-act analysis Piers Plowman Hamlet ...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2007) 37 (2): 335–371.
Published: 01 May 2007
... Nobylyte (ca. 1525), John Heywood sides with a small-producing plowman and a humanist philosopher against a knight and a merchant. Late Tudor “aristo-capitalism” integrated an imperial and capitalist aristoc- racy with its non-noble functionaries and the laborers they aimed to exploit more...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2005) 35 (1): 67–90.
Published: 01 January 2005
... sixteenth. The fi eld of Lydgate studies, most obviously, will never be the same, and Simpson’s chapters and sections treating the intersections of literary practice and theology—particularly those on Piers Plowman, the mystery plays, and devotional literature of all genres—con- tainyears. some W of...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2005) 35 (1): 3–12.
Published: 01 January 2005
... Plowman is seen to anticipate and critique Protestant ecclesiology, thereby anticipating and foreclosing its later reception and understanding. Here we see a model of literary history in which reception is a coparticipant and as important as the moment of liter- ary production. Simpson means this...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2003) 33 (2): 241–259.
Published: 01 May 2003
... sac- raments (plural) given by Christ.5 Piers Plowman provides a traditional representation of the relations between Christ, Church, and sacraments. Christ carries the dreadfully wounded, immobile humanity, semyuief, into the Church which he endows with the sacraments. Unless the wounded per...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2003) 33 (1): 179–208.
Published: 01 January 2003
... across the Disciplines 185 Wallace, David, ed. The Cambridge History of Medieval English Literature. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, (1999) 2002. xxv, 1,043 pp. Paper $40.00. Wittig, Joseph S., ed. Piers Plowman: Concordance; Will’s Visions of Piers Plowman, Do-well, Do-better, and Do-best; A...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2005) 35 (2): 187–216.
Published: 01 May 2005
... Recent critical anthologies such as Th e Idea of Th e Vernacular have worked to relocate “religious writing,” including prose, at the center rather than the margins of Middle English literary produc- tion Like more widely studied literary works such as Piers Plowman and Th e Canterbury Tales...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2005) 35 (1): 25–38.
Published: 01 January 2005
... or Piers Plowman” where tragedy, comedy, drama would off er hostages to fi xed ideas of genre. The chapter on “The Elegiac” is not about elegy but about an “Ovidian tradition of love poetry in which the unfulfi lled lover turns away from public aff airs” Most illuminatingly, Simpson reads both the...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2014) 44 (3): 645–666.
Published: 01 September 2014
...; A Chronological Guide with Introductory Essays. Brepols Essays in European Culture. Turnhout, Belg.: Brepols, 2013. 493 pp. Paper eur 85.00. Cole, Andrew, and Andrew Galloway, eds. The Cambridge Companion to “Piers Plowman.” Cambridge Companions to Literature. Cambridge: Cam- bridge...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2016) 46 (3): 629–651.
Published: 01 September 2016
... words occur with the same Latin gloss: edulium, edibles or foodstuffs. The Old French-­derived word is so glossed in the marginalia of a B-­text of Piers Plowman (ca. 1400), in Bodleian MS Laud Misc. 581, and the Old English-­derived word is so glossed in a Latin-­English Nominale from Lord...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2003) 33 (2): 311–334.
Published: 01 May 2003
... in the A- and B-Texts but not in the C-Text, who offers Piers Plowman and 320 Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies / 33.2 / 2003 his helpers on the half-acre a pardon a pena et a culpa (A. VIII.1– 4, 21; B. VII.1– 4, 19; C. IX.1– 4, 23).34 The B-Text reads as follows: Treuthe...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2006) 36 (2): 291–319.
Published: 01 May 2006
... wyles [guile and trickery] that we with delyn, / Wyse wordes and slee [misleading] and icheon wryeth othere [each obscures the other]” [5 – 6 conventional in complaint, occurs also in Piers Plowman: “Wisdom and wit now is noWt worþ a risshe [rush] / But it be carded wiþ coueitise as cloþeres don...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2013) 43 (2): 219–245.
Published: 01 May 2013
... Passus XVIII of Piers Plowman recounts the growth of grace.64 In both Rolle’s and Wycliffite para- phrases of scripture and poems, grace is quantified and increased, especially “gracis of helþes.”65 Lydgate worries about the voiding away of his grace by the “quantite” of sin that “excedith measure...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2017) 47 (2): 279–304.
Published: 01 May 2017
...: “clergie” or male clerical learning, on the one hand, and what Piers Plowman’s Ymaginatif calls “kynde knowyng,” knowledge derived from the senses.10 “Kynde knowyng” might be usefully compared with the Wife of Bath’s feminine “experience” as opposed to masculine “auctoritee,” or written authority...