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Medieval Lyric is a colourful collection of lyrical poems, carols, and traditional British ballads written between the thirteenth and fifteenth centuries, together with some twentieth-century American versions of them. A lively and engaging collection of lyrical poems, carols, and traditional British ballads written in between the thirteenth and fifteenth centuries, together with some twentieth-century American versions of them. Introduces readers to the rich variety of Middle English poetry. Presents poems of mourning and of celebration, poems dedicated to the Blessed Virgin and to Christ, poems inviting or disparaging love, poems about sex, and more. Reader-friendly - uses modernized letter forms, punctuation and capitalization, and side glosses explaining difficult words. Opens with a substantial introduction by the editor to the medieval lyric as a genre, and features short introductions to each section and poem. Also includes an annotated bibliography, glossary, index of first lines, and list of manuscripts cited.
By John C. Hirsh (editor)

Hardcover:

9781405114813 | Blackwell Pub, September 20, 2004, cover price $150.00 | About this edition: Medieval Lyric is a colourful collection of lyrical poems, carols, and traditional British ballads written between the thirteenth and fifteenth centuries, together with some twentieth-century American versions of them.

Paperback:

9781405114820 | Blackwell Pub, September 20, 2004, cover price $57.95 | About this edition: Medieval Lyric is a colourful collection of lyrical poems, carols, and traditional British ballads written between the thirteenth and fifteenth centuries, together with some twentieth-century American versions of them.

Miscellaneous:

9780470755518 | Blackwell Pub, July 11, 2008, cover price $116.95

Students with little or no prior knowledge of Chaucer, the Canterbury Tales, or the world in which they were produced, will welcome this lively and concise introduction. Not only does it paint a portrait of the poet against the background of his time, it also considers the major preoccupations of the tales, and provides students with a critical framework for thinking creatively about them. The author inspires students to engage with the tales from a variety of perspectives, setting traditional ways of reading them against other newer approaches. Avoiding the tale-by-tale analysis and focus on individual pilgrims common to old-fashioned introductions, he encourages students instead to consider readings which compare and contrast the tales, emphasizing socially constructed analyses. The book provides the ideal aid to understanding and appreciating Geoffrey Chaucer and his works.

Hardcover:

9780631225614 | Blackwell Pub, August 1, 2002, cover price $60.95 | About this edition: Students with little or no prior knowledge of Chaucer, the Canterbury Tales, or the world in which they were produced, will welcome this lively and concise introduction.

Paperback:

9780631225621 | Blackwell Pub, September 9, 2002, cover price $46.95 | About this edition: This concise and lively survey introduces students with no prior knowledge to Chaucer, and particularly to The Canterbury Tales.

Miscellaneous:

9780470776933 | Blackwell Pub, April 15, 2008, cover price $82.50

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Product Description: Sarsum Corda is a HUD-subsidized apartment complex in Washington, D.C., in which Georgetown University students have been tutoring primary school aged children for twenty years under the sponsorship of the Tenants' Association. In 1989-90 the program was reorganized, its focus shifting from doing homework with the children to helping them learn to read at grade level...read more

Paperback:

9780878405206 | Georgetown Univ Pr, December 1, 1990, cover price $8.95 | About this edition: Sarsum Corda is a HUD-subsidized apartment complex in Washington, D.

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Product Description: Book by Hirsh, John C.

Hardcover:

9780937664803 | Pilgrim Books, August 1, 1988, cover price $33.95 | About this edition: Book by Hirsh, John C.

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Product Description: Barlam and Iosaphat is a 15th-century Middle English prose version of the popular Latin vita of Barlaam et Josaphat, a Christianized account of an idolatrous Latin king who was led to the faith by his mentor, Barlam. In addition to the traditional accounts associated with Buddha's life--the prediction at birth, the four encounters, the temptation by women, the great renunciation--this Middle English text includes the ten apologues generally associated with the Western versions...read more
By Cambridge University Library (corporate author), John C. Hirsh (editor) and of Reading John (editor)

Hardcover:

9780197222928 | Early English Text Society, August 1, 1986, cover price $60.00 | About this edition: Barlam and Iosaphat is a 15th-century Middle English prose version of the popular Latin vita of Barlaam et Josaphat, a Christianized account of an idolatrous Latin king who was led to the faith by his mentor, Barlam.

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