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9780691638607 | Princeton Univ Pr, April 19, 2016, cover price $99.95
9780691066707 | Princeton Univ Pr, September 1, 1986, cover price $45.00

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9780691610481 | Princeton Univ Pr, July 14, 2014, cover price $39.95

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Product Description: John M. Ganim presents a revised theory of late medieval literary history based on the relationship of the poet to the reader. His work shows how the increasingly compromised exemplary intent of later medieval poets led them to dramatize the reader as a character in the text and to develop complex forms of narrative characterized by discontinuity, distortion, and disorientation...read more

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9780691640983 | Princeton Univ Pr, April 19, 2016, cover price $74.95 | About this edition: John M.
9780691065809 | Princeton Univ Pr, October 1, 1983, cover price $35.00

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9780691613116 | Princeton Univ Pr, July 14, 2014, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: John M.

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Product Description: This collection of seventeen original essays by leading authorities offers, for the first time, a comprehensive overview of the significant authors and important aspects of fifteenth-century English poetry. The major poets of thecentury, John Lydgate and Thomas Hoccleve, receive detailed analysis, alongside perhaps lesser-known authors: John Capgrave, Osbern Bokenham, Peter Idley, George Ashby and John Audelay...read more
By A. S. G. Edwards (editor)

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9781843843535 | Ds Brewer, July 18, 2013, cover price $99.00 | About this edition: This collection of seventeen original essays by leading authorities offers, for the first time, a comprehensive overview of the significant authors and important aspects of fifteenth-century English poetry.

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9781843844303 | Reprint edition (Ds Brewer, April 21, 2016), cover price $34.95 | About this edition: This collection of seventeen original essays by leading authorities offers, for the first time, a comprehensive overview of the significant authors and important aspects of fifteenth-century English poetry.

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Product Description: In Middle English romances many memories are created, stored, forgotten, and rediscovered by both the characters and audience; such memory work is not, however, either simple or obvious. This study examines the ways in which recollection is achieved and sustained through physical, cognitive, and interpretative challenges...read more

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9781843844174 | Ds Brewer, October 15, 2015, cover price $99.00 | About this edition: In Middle English romances many memories are created, stored, forgotten, and rediscovered by both the characters and audience; such memory work is not, however, either simple or obvious.

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Product Description: Original and engaging, this study presents the four anonymous poems found in the Cotton Nero MS - Pearl, Cleanness, Patience, and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight - as a composite text with a continuous narrative. While it is widely accepted that the poems attributed to the Pearl-Poet ought to be read together, this book demonstrates that instead of being analyzed as four distinct, though interconnected, textual entities, they ought to be studied as a single literary unit that produces meaning through its own intricate internal structure...read more

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9781472430823 | Ashgate Pub Co, August 28, 2014, cover price $149.95 | About this edition: Original and engaging, this study presents the four anonymous poems found in the Cotton Nero MS - Pearl, Cleanness, Patience, and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight - as a composite text with a continuous narrative.

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Product Description: Reflecting the strong aesthetic turn in literary studies, these powerful, persuasive essays keep an eye on the seductions of beauty while offering fresh approaches to medieval poetics. Significant new scholarship, they open out to a wide range of medieval poems and poetical features, as well as to the aesthetic preoccupations of nineteenth-century medievalism...read more
By R. F. Yeager (editor)

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9780888448255 | Pontifical Inst of Medieval, April 1, 2014, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: Reflecting the strong aesthetic turn in literary studies, these powerful, persuasive essays keep an eye on the seductions of beauty while offering fresh approaches to medieval poetics.

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Product Description: Working at the intersection of medical, theological, cultural, and literary studies, Marking Maternity offers an innovative approach to understanding maternity, genealogy, and social identity as they are represented in popular literature in late-medieval England...read more

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9781137343482 | Palgrave Macmillan, March 20, 2014, cover price $100.00 | About this edition: Working at the intersection of medical, theological, cultural, and literary studies, Marking Maternity offers an innovative approach to understanding maternity, genealogy, and social identity as they are represented in popular literature in late-medieval England.

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Product Description: In An Introduction to the Gawain Poet, John Bowers surveys an expanded selection of the works of Chaucer's anonymous contemporary, considering Sir Gawain and the Green Knight alongside the poet's lesser known but no less brilliant works...read more

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9780813040158 | Univ Pr of Florida, May 20, 2012, cover price $69.95 | About this edition: “An impressive and challenging survey of the five poems attributed to the poet known as the Gawain-poet.

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9780813049588 | Univ Pr of Florida, January 14, 2014, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: In An Introduction to the Gawain Poet, John Bowers surveys an expanded selection of the works of Chaucer's anonymous contemporary, considering Sir Gawain and the Green Knight alongside the poet's lesser known but no less brilliant works.

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Product Description: Professor Kane is widely regarded as the leading middle English textual and literary scholar of our time and this collection of his essays will be widely welcomed. They focus largely upon the texts of Chaucer and Langland and demonstrate in an exemplary way how critical issues can arise from meticulous textual study...read more

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9781472508430 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, January 2, 2014, cover price $128.00 | About this edition: Professor Kane is widely regarded as the leading middle English textual and literary scholar of our time and this collection of his essays will be widely welcomed.
9780520063167 | Univ of California Pr, March 1, 1989, cover price $85.00 | About this edition: Professor Kane is widely regarded as the leading middle English textual and literary scholar of our time and this collection of his essays will be widely welcomed.

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Product Description: A bourde is an English comedic poem similar to a French fabliau but with a moralizing element and less of an emphasis on violence. In this fresh edition of ten Middle English bourdes, Melissa M. Furrow aims to put funny (or would-be funny) Middle English poems under the eyes of a much broader readership than the scholarly researchers she appealed to in her earlier edition of many of the same poems...read more
By Melissa M. Furrow (editor)

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9781580441926 | Western Michigan Univ Medieval, May 31, 2013, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: A bourde is an English comedic poem similar to a French fabliau but with a moralizing element and less of an emphasis on violence.

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Product Description: Chaucer, Gower, and the Vernacular Rising examines the transmission of Greco-Roman and European literature into English during the late fourteenth and early fifteenth centuries, while literacy was burgeoning among men and women from the nonruling classes...read more

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9780271058931 | Pennsylvania State Univ Pr, March 31, 2013, cover price $67.95 | About this edition: Chaucer, Gower, and the Vernacular Rising examines the transmission of Greco-Roman and European literature into English during the late fourteenth and early fifteenth centuries, while literacy was burgeoning among men and women from the nonruling classes.

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9780271058948 | Pennsylvania State Univ Pr, January 1, 2013, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Chaucer, Gower, and the Vernacular Rising examines the transmission of Greco-Roman and European literature into English during the late fourteenth and early fifteenth centuries, while literacy was burgeoning among men and women from the nonruling classes.
9780309035651, titled "Criteria for Use of Asphalt Friction Surfaces" | Transportation Research Board, June 1, 1983, cover price $6.80 | also contains Criteria for Use of Asphalt Friction Surfaces

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Product Description: John Lydgate is arguably the most significant poet of fifteenth-century England, yet his position as Chaucer's literary successor and his role as a Lancastrian poet have come to overshadow his contributions to English literature. Here, "fame" is identified as the key to Lydgate's authorial self-fashioning in Chaucer's wake...read more

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9781843843313 | Ds Brewer, November 15, 2012, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: John Lydgate is arguably the most significant poet of fifteenth-century England, yet his position as Chaucer's literary successor and his role as a Lancastrian poet have come to overshadow his contributions to English literature.

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Product Description: The Anglo-Scottish Border and the Shaping of Identity, 1350-1600  explores the roles that Scotland and England play in one another's imaginations. This collection of essays brings together eminent scholars and emerging voices from the frequently divergent fields of English and Scottish medieval studies...read more
By Mark P. Bruce (editor) and Katherine H. Terrell (editor)

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9780230110861 | Palgrave Macmillan, September 4, 2012, cover price $100.00 | About this edition: The Anglo-Scottish Border and the Shaping of Identity, 1350-1600  explores the roles that Scotland and England play in one another's imaginations.

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Product Description: This collection responds to the critical legacy of Penn R. Szittya, the recently retired former chair of Georgetown University's English Department. Inspired by Georgetown's Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice and its statement that poetry "traverses the fields of aesthetic, social, political, and religious thought," this work investigates how medieval poetic language reflects and also shapes social, political, and religious worlds...read more
By Seeta Chaganti (editor)

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9780823243242 | Fordham Univ Pr, June 1, 2012, cover price $50.00 | About this edition: This collection responds to the critical legacy of Penn R.

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Product Description: This volume brings together a selection of lectures and essays in which J.A. Burrow discusses the work of English poets of the late fourteenth and early fifteenth centuries: Chaucer, Gower, Langland, and Hoccleve, as well as the anonymous authors of Pearl, Saint Erkenwald, and a pair of metrical romances...read more

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9781409444558 | Ashgate Pub Co, May 1, 2012, cover price $170.00 | About this edition: This volume brings together a selection of lectures and essays in which J.

In late-fourteenth-century England, the persistent question of how to live the best life preoccupied many pious Christians. One answer was provided by a new genre of prose guides that adapted professional religious rules and routines for lay audiences. These texts engaged with many of the same cultural questions as poets like Langland and Chaucer; however, they have not received the critical attention they deserve until now. Nicole Rice analyses how the idea of religious discipline was translated into varied literary forms in an atmosphere of religious change and controversy. By considering the themes of spiritual discipline, religious identity, and orthodoxy in Langland and Chaucer, the study also brings fresh perspectives to bear on Piers Plowman and The Canterbury Tales. This juxtaposition of spiritual guidance and poetry will form an important contribution to our understanding of both authors and of late medieval religious practice and thought.

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9780521896078 | 1 edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, February 16, 2009), cover price $109.99 | About this edition: In late-fourteenth-century England, the persistent question of how to live the best life preoccupied many pious Christians.

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9781107404656 | Reprint edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, March 8, 2012), cover price $39.99

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Product Description: The study of the work of Geoffrey Chaucer - still regarded as a literary genius more than 600 years after his death - centres on the problems of detailed readings of his poetry (including in some cases the textual authority for these readings) and the historical context that gives them meaning...read more
By Gerald Morgan (editor)

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9783034307659 | Peter Lang Pub Inc, February 22, 2012, cover price $65.95 | About this edition: The study of the work of Geoffrey Chaucer - still regarded as a literary genius more than 600 years after his death - centres on the problems of detailed readings of his poetry (including in some cases the textual authority for these readings) and the historical context that gives them meaning.

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Product Description: Offers an appraisal of some of the socially informed poems of the early fourteenth century.

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9780773415034 | Edwin Mellen Pr, May 15, 2011, cover price $139.95 | About this edition: Offers an appraisal of some of the socially informed poems of the early fourteenth century.

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Product Description: In Structuring Spaces: Oral Poetics and Architecture in Early Medieval England, Lori Ann Garner illuminates the idiomatic and traditional meanings invested in depictions of architecture within the vernacular verse of early medieval England, portrayals that consistently demonstrate a shared aesthetic between literary texts and physical buildings...read more

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9780268029807 | Univ of Notre Dame Pr, May 15, 2011, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: In Structuring Spaces: Oral Poetics and Architecture in Early Medieval England, Lori Ann Garner illuminates the idiomatic and traditional meanings invested in depictions of architecture within the vernacular verse of early medieval England, portrayals that consistently demonstrate a shared aesthetic between literary texts and physical buildings.

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Product Description:  Revivalist Fantasy: Alliterative Verse and Nationalist Literary History by Randy P. Schiff contributes to recent conversations about disciplinary history by analyzing the nationalist context for scholars and editors involved in disseminating the literary historical theory of an Alliterative Revival...read more

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9780814292518 | Cdr edition (Ohio State Univ Pr, April 28, 2011), cover price $14.95 | About this edition:  Revivalist Fantasy: Alliterative Verse and Nationalist Literary History by Randy P.
9780814211526 | Ohio State Univ Pr, April 28, 2011, cover price $47.95 | About this edition: In the book's opening, Schiff argues that the concept of an Alliterative Revival--the allegedly unified fourteenth-century resuscitation of Anglo-Saxon prosodic practices countering a Francophile South-- is a nationalist formulation that reduces criticism's ability to engage with the variety of social and political contexts for late-medieval alliterative verse.

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Product Description: One of the most intriguing features of The Assembly of Ladies, an anonymous fifteenth-century Middle English poem, is that it has remained in print in anthologies for over 500 years. Why would a poem about courtly love remain so popular for so long? This book analyses the literary and historical publishing evidence about The Assembly of Ladies, to show that the poem has remained in print not for its literary merit, but because its anonymity has allowed it to be appropriated by editors for their own particular social and political causes...read more

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9783039119530 | Peter Lang Pub Inc, October 27, 2010, cover price $60.95 | About this edition: One of the most intriguing features of The Assembly of Ladies, an anonymous fifteenth-century Middle English poem, is that it has remained in print in anthologies for over 500 years.

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Product Description: One of the chief functions of poetry in Antiquity, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance was to praise gods, people and things. Heroes and kings were glorified in many varieties of praise, and the arts of encomium and panegyric were codified by classical rhetoricians and later by writers on poetry...read more

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9780521886932 | 1 edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, June 30, 2008), cover price $99.99 | About this edition: One of the chief functions of poetry in Antiquity, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance was to praise gods, people and things.

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Product Description: Apollo, the classical god of poetry, truth, light, and the healing arts, held a special fascination for poets and scholars in the late-medieval period. As the English vernacular gained literary prestige in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, poets harnessed the precedent and authority of classical antiquity in order to grant themselves historical legitimacy...read more

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9781442641709 | Univ of Toronto Pr, September 1, 2010, cover price $76.00 | About this edition: Apollo, the classical god of poetry, truth, light, and the healing arts, held a special fascination for poets and scholars in the late-medieval period.

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Product Description: This collection celebrates Professor Thorlac Turville-Petre for his scholarly work in late medieval English literature, in particular for his contributions to editorial scholarship and Middle English alliterative poetry. Contents include: R...read more
By John A. Burrow (editor) and Hoyt N. Duggan (editor)

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9781846821806 | Four Courts Pr Ltd, July 28, 2010, cover price $70.00 | About this edition: This collection celebrates Professor Thorlac Turville-Petre for his scholarly work in late medieval English literature, in particular for his contributions to editorial scholarship and Middle English alliterative poetry.

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Product Description: Parliament and Literature in Late Medieval England investigates the relationship between the development of parliament and the practice of English poetry in the later fourteenth and early fifteenth centuries. During this period, the bureaucratic political culture of parliamentarians, clerks, and scribes overlapped with the artistic practice of major poets like Chaucer, Gower, and Langland, all of whom had strong ties to parliament...read more

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9780521875394 | 1 edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, October 31, 2007), cover price $139.99 | About this edition: Parliament and Literature in Late Medieval England investigates the relationship between the development of parliament and the practice of English poetry in the later fourteenth and early fifteenth centuries.

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