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Pearsall, Derek

Overview
Works: 100 works in 626 publications in 4 languages and 15,522 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Biographies  Bibliography  Conference papers and proceedings  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Spurious and doubtful works  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree, Author of introduction, Dedicatee, Performer
Classifications: PR2010, 821.1
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Most widely held works about Derek Pearsall
 
Most widely held works by Derek Pearsall
Piers the Plowman : a critical edition of the A-version by William Langland( Book )

82 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This edition has been prepared with a full sense of the intrinsic literary power and complexity of the work, and also of its significance as a record of social and religious conflict and crises in a turbulent age. The introduction and the extensive notes and glossary are designed to enable the student to respond to all the layers of meaning in the text and to Langland's vivid and versatile style. The C-text is chosen as the basis for the edition as being the latest revision of the poem, and therefore as bearing to some extent the author's stamp of authority. It is possible to argue, furthermore, that the C-revision presents a clearer and less cluttered argument than B, and sharpens the lineaments of the poem
The life of Geoffrey Chaucer : a critical biography by Derek Pearsall( Book )

22 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 1,268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This important critical biography traces what is known of Geoffrey Chaucer's personal life while exploring the fascinating relationship between the man of affairs and the poet. He lived during a period which saw not only the deposition of Richard II in 1399 but also the emergence of a new English poetry and a brilliant, if short-lived, English cultural renaissance
The Canterbury tales by Derek Pearsall( Book )

51 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over het dichtwerk van de Engelse schrijver Geoffrey Chaucer (ca. 1340-1400)
Landscapes and seasons of the medieval world by Derek Pearsall( Book )

21 editions published between 1973 and 1992 in English and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old English and Middle English poetry by Derek Pearsall( Book )

16 editions published between 1977 and 1985 in English and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arthurian romance : a short introduction by Derek Pearsall( Book )

21 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This witty and accessible book traces the history of Arthurian romance from medieval to modern times, explaining its enduring appeal.:.; Traces the history of Arthurian romance from medieval to modern times.; Covers art and films as well as the great literary works of Arthurian romance.; Draws out the changing political, moral and emotional uses of the story.; Explains the enduring appeal of the Arthurian legend.; Written by an author with vast knowledge of medieval literature
John Lydgate by Derek Pearsall( Book )

13 editions published between 1970 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sets out to restore a sense of perspective, not by attributing to Lydgate a spurious modernity as a precursor of the Renaissance, but by accepting the fact that he is fundamentally Medieval
Gower and Lydgate by Derek Pearsall( Book )

20 editions published in 1969 in English and Italian and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The floure and the leafe and the Assembly of ladies by Geoffrey Chaucer( Book )

14 editions published between 1962 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medieval literature and civilization: studies in memory of G.N. Garmonsway by Derek Pearsall( Book )

17 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These original contributions to the study of medieval literature and civilization in Britain and Scandinavia are published as a memorial to Norman Garmonsway, Chair of English at King's College, University of London, who died in 1967. The aim has been to offer to the public a book of essays which have a direct bearing upon his central academic interests and which is thus structured, in some measure, after his mind. He saw the study of the language and literature (together with the history and archaeology) of early Britain and Scandinavia as forming a single coherent discipline and this concept
Book production and publishing in Britain, 1375-1475( Book )

17 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nun's priest's tale by Geoffrey Chaucer( Book )

7 editions published between 1979 and 1984 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geannoteerde tekstuitgave van een fragment uit de Canterbury tales (ca. 1370)
English and international : studies in the literature, art, and patronage of medieval England by Elizabeth Salter( Book )

9 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An annotated critical bibliography of Langland by Derek Pearsall( Book )

15 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manuscripts and readers in fifteenth-century England : the literary implications of manuscript study : essays from the 1981 conference at the University of York( Book )

23 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chaucer to Spenser : an anthology of writings in English, 1375-1575 by Derek Pearsall( Book )

18 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Derek Pearsall's major new anthology of English writing provides substantial representation of the work of Chaucer, Langland, the Gawain-poet, Malory, Henryson, Skelton, More, Wyatt and Spenser and many other major writers of the period 1375-1575, not in isolation but in the full context of non-dramatic writing during these two centuries, so that the book can act as the student medieval 'reader' ... The anthology as a whole is organized to build, through its texts and apparatus, a solid first-hand understanding of two hundred years of English literary culture ..." -- Back cover
Rebels and rivals : the contestive spirit in The Canterbury tales( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gothic Europe, 1200-1450 by Derek Pearsall( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book offers an account of all aspects of cultural activity and production during the years of 'Gothic Europe', that is, the world of Latin Christendom 1200-1450. It is both a celebration of the Gothic cultural achievement - in cathedral-buildilng, in manuscript illumination, in chivalric love-romance, in stained glass and in many other arts - and an investigation of its social origins and systems of production." "The celebration of the 'Gothic moment' takes the form of a full and colourful account of the great surviving works of art from the period, in a large central section. Preceding this there are two chapters describing the political and economic circumstances within which Gothic art came to fruition, and the systems of patronage, in church, court and city, that enabled it to flourish. The last two chapters identify some of the discord and restlessness within the prevailing harmonies of Gothic, and explore the new kinds of artistic form and identity that developed as the Gothic tapestry unwove."--BOOK JACKET
Chaucer to Spenser : a critical reader( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a collection of previously published essays on late medieval and early modern literature, designed to act as a companion to Chaucer to Spenser: An Anthology of Writings in English 1375-1575, edited by Derek Pearsall (1999). The object of that anthology is to provide representation of a variety of kinds of prose and verse, including some not traditionally regarded as canonically "literary," and also to trespass beyond the boundaries of the conventional medieval/early modern divide." "This volume of essays will provide some of the critical backing for those decisions about the canon and about periodization, and also give evidence of the vigor of opinion and debate in the field in general."--Jacket
New directions in later medieval manuscript studies : essays from the 1998 Harvard conference by Derek Pearsall( Book )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The study of manuscripts is one of the most active areas of current research in medieval studies: manuscripts are the basic primary material evidence for literary scholars, historians and art-historians alike, and there has been an explosion of interest over the past twenty years. Manuscript study has developed enormously: codices are no longer treated as inert witnesses to a culture whose character has already been determined by the modern scholar, but are active participants in a process of exploration and discovery. The articles collected here discuss the future of this process and vital questions about manuscript study for tomorrow's explorers. They deal with codicology and book production, with textual criticism, with the material structure of the medieval book, with the relation of manuscripts to literary culture, to social history and to the medieval theatre, and with the importance to manuscript study of the emerging technology of computerised digitisation and hypertext display. The essays provide an end-of-millennium perspective on the most vigorous developments in a rapidly expanding field of study. Contributors: A.I. Doyle, C. David Benson, Martha W. Driver, J.P. Gumbert, Kathryn Kerby-Fulton, Linne R. Mooney, Eckehard Simon, Alison Stones, John Thompson. DEREK PEARSALL is former Professor and Co-Director of the Centre for Medieval Studies, York, and Professor of English at Harvard University
 
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The life of Geoffrey Chaucer : a critical biography
Alternative Names
Pearsall, D.

Pearsall, D. 1931-

Pearsall, D. A.

Pearsall, D. A. 1931-

Pearsall, D. A. (Derek Albert)

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The life of Geoffrey Chaucer : a critical biographyThe Canterbury talesArthurian romance : a short introductionBook production and publishing in Britain, 1375-1475English and international : studies in the literature, art, and patronage of medieval EnglandChaucer to Spenser : an anthology of writings in English, 1375-1575Gothic Europe, 1200-1450Chaucer to Spenser : a critical readerNew directions in later medieval manuscript studies : essays from the 1998 Harvard conference