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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 essays in this volume provide an up-to-date and authoritative guide to the major prose Middle English authors and genres. Each chapter is written by a leading authority on the subject and offers a succinct account of all relevant literary, history and cultural factors that need to considered, together with bibliographical references...read more
By A. S. G. Edwards (editor)

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9781843840183 | Ds Brewer, November 1, 2004, cover price $120.00 | About this edition: The essays in this volume provide an up-to-date and authoritative guide to the major prose Middle English authors and genres.

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9781843842484 | Ds Brewer, March 18, 2010, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: The essays in this volume provide an up-to-date and authoritative guide to the major prose Middle English authors and genres.

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Product Description: The history of English writing is, to a considerable extent, the history of instructional writing in English. This volume is the first collection of papers to focus on instructional writing throughout the history of the language. Spanning a millennium of English texts, the materials studied represent procedural and behavioural discourse in a variety of genres...read more

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9789027254245 | John Benjamins Pub Co, July 15, 2009, cover price $149.00 | About this edition: The history of English writing is, to a considerable extent, the history of instructional writing in English.

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Product Description: The late Middle Ages in England saw a flowering of scientific writing in the vernacular that moved English discourse in new directions and established new textual genres. This book examines the sociolinguistic causes and effects of that process, based on the empirical evidence from manuscripts and computerized files...read more
By Paivi Pahta (editor) and Irma Taavitsainen (editor)

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9780521831338 | Cambridge Univ Pr, April 19, 2004, cover price $129.00 | About this edition: The late Middle Ages in England saw a flowering of scientific writing in the vernacular that moved English discourse in new directions and established new textual genres.

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9780521110419 | 1 edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, May 7, 2009), cover price $48.00 | About this edition: The late Middle Ages in England saw a flowering of scientific writing in the vernacular that moved English discourse in new directions and established new textual genres.

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Product Description: This monograph provides a detailed description of the language of the Cely Letters, the earliest extant collection of commercial correspondence in English (1472-88). The authors of the letters in question are English wool merchants, members of the middle class...read more

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9780820464770 | Peter Lang Pub Inc, November 1, 2003, cover price $57.95 | About this edition: This monograph provides a detailed description of the language of the Cely Letters, the earliest extant collection of commercial correspondence in English (1472-88).
9783631513743 | Peter Lang Pub Inc, November 1, 2003, cover price $83.95

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Product Description: Ian Robinson traces the legacy of prose writing as a form theorized and propagated as an art distinct from verse. Engaging with histories of rhetoric as well as the work of the great prose writers in English, Robinson provides a bold reappraisal of this literary form, and shows that the formal construct of the sentence itself is historically conditioned and no older than the post-medieval world...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780521480888 | Cambridge Univ Pr, December 1, 1998, cover price $99.99 | About this edition: Ian Robinson traces the legacy of prose writing as a form theorized and propagated as an art distinct from verse.

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Product Description: This collection of original essays by an international group of distinguished medievalists provides a comprehensive introduction to the great work of Sir Thomas Malory, which will be indispensable for both students and scholars. It is divided into three main sections, on Malory in context, the art of the Morte Darthur, and its reception in later years...read more
By Elizabeth Archibald (editor) and A. S. G. Edwards (editor)

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9780859914437 | Ds Brewer, March 1, 1996, cover price $99.00 | About this edition: This collection of original essays by an international group of distinguished medievalists provides a comprehensive introduction to the great work of Sir Thomas Malory, which will be indispensable for both students and scholars.

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9780859915205 | Ds Brewer, May 1, 1997, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: This collection of original essays by an international group of distinguished medievalists provides a comprehensive introduction to the great work of Sir Thomas Malory, which will be indispensable for both students and scholars.

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Product Description: Contextualizing The Canterbury Tales in terms Chaucer himself valorized in his Retraction, this book describes analogues among the five great Middle English mystics (Rolle, Hilton, Julian, the Cloud-author, and Kempe), with attention to Chaucer's sometimes comic, sometimes serious, purposes...read more

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9780838752883 | Bucknell Univ Pr, June 1, 1995, cover price $37.50 | About this edition: Contextualizing The Canterbury Tales in terms Chaucer himself valorized in his Retraction, this book describes analogues among the five great Middle English mystics (Rolle, Hilton, Julian, the Cloud-author, and Kempe), with attention to Chaucer's sometimes comic, sometimes serious, purposes.

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By James W. Spisak (editor)

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9780918720542 | Western Michigan Univ Medieval, March 1, 1985, cover price $89.00

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9780918720559 | Western Michigan Univ Medieval, June 1, 1985, cover price $39.95

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Product Description: Ferry explores the ways that English Renaissance poets, lacking a modern psychological vocabulary, made innovative use of the sonnet from to express the emotions of the inner self.

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9780226545622 | Univ of Chicago Pr, March 1, 1984, cover price $27.50 | About this edition: Ferry explores the ways that English Renaissance poets, lacking a modern psychological vocabulary, made innovative use of the sonnet from to express the emotions of the inner self.

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