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By William Langland A.V.C. Schmidt | Comments: ( 979 ) | Date: ( Sep 19, 2019 )

This is a new annotated translation of the B text, Langland s own extensive revision of his original text One of the greatest poems of the English Middle Ages, Piers Plowman remains of enduring interest for its vivid picture of the whole life of medieval society, its deeply imaginative religious vision, and its passionate concern to see justice and truth prevail in our woThis is a new annotated translation of the B text, Langland s own extensive revision of his original text One of the greatest poems of the English Middle Ages, Piers Plowman remains of enduring interest for its vivid picture of the whole life of medieval society, its deeply imaginative religious vision, and its passionate concern to see justice and truth prevail in our world About the Series For over 100 years Oxford World s Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe Each affordable volume reflects Oxford s commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up to date bibliographies for further study, and much .


  • Title: Piers Plowman: A New Translation of the B-Text
  • Author: William Langland A.V.C. Schmidt
  • ISBN: 9780199555260
  • Page: 179
  • Format: Paperback

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William Langland A.V.C. Schmidt

William Langland, born c 1330 died c 1400 , presumed author of one of the greatest examples of Middle English alliterative poetry, generally known as Piers Plowman, an allegorical work with a complex variety of religious themes One of the major achievements of Piers Plowman is that it translates the language and conceptions of the cloister into symbols and images that could be understood by the layman In general, the language of the poem is simple and colloquial, but some of the author s imagery is powerful and direct.Little is known of Langland s life he is thought to have been born somewhere in the region of the Malvern Hills, in Worcestershire, and if he is to be identified with the dreamer of the poem, he may have been educated at the Benedictine school in Great Malvern References in the poem suggest that he knew London and Westminster as well as Shropshire, and he may have been a cleric in minor orders in London.Langland clearly had a deep knowledge of medieval theology and was fully committed to all the implications of Christian doctrine He was interested in the asceticism of St Bernard of Clairvaux, and his comments on the defects of churchmen and the religious in his day are nonetheless concomitant with his orthodoxy britannica EBchecked t



Comments Piers Plowman: A New Translation of the B-Text

  • J. Alfred

    On fumblingly trying to explain this text to my wife, she said, "Oh, it's like Pilgrim's Progress?" And this is certainly the easiest way to explain it: Pilgrim's Progress's earnest, confusing, father. It's an allegory, so the tie with Bunyan is right, but it's a dream vision (like Dante) and hence has a lot of shifting and sometimes difficult symbolism, and is also kind of rambling and chaotic (very unlike Dante). I don't think I can give a reliable summary of the plot, unless it is "A guy meet [...]


  • Michael

    Took a whole but very rewarding at times.


  • 5greenway

    Another book it's absurd to give a star rating to


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