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Kindly similitude : marriage and family in Piers Plowman

Author: M Teresa Tavormina
Publisher: Cambridge ; Rochester, NY, USA : D.S. Brewer, 1995.
Series: Piers Plowman studies, 11.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The imagery of marriage and the family in Piers Plowmanrelated to contemporary social history.

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: William Langland; William Langland; William Langland; William Langland
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: M Teresa Tavormina
ISBN: 0859914542 9780859914543 1859281737 9781859281734
OCLC Number: 31709620
Description: xix, 262 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Part 1 The marriage of Meed: the marriage-making - Meed's family, fiance, and friends, the marriage ceremony and charter; the marriage-breaking - theology's objection, Meed before the king. Part 2 Do-wel in this world: the interior household - the castle of Caro, Inwit and the image of God; the social family - helping the helpless, standing fast in one's station; Trewe wedded Libbynge folk - the right use of marriage, marriage at mischief, from Cain to Noe, "Filius Non Portabit...", contemporary marriages; that Iche man have a make. Part 3 The trinite hit meneth: the fruits of charity - the fruits of the tree in B, the fruits of the tree in C; one kind, two lives, three degrees - one kind, two lives in three degrees, Ac Bothe two Ben Gode; betokening the trinity - Abraham and the three degrees; Lo, Treys encountre Treys. Part 4 A kind familiarity: childhood; sexuality; the making of marriages; familial affections - conjugal affections; sibling affections; inheritance and old age - inheritance, old age. Part 5 Kindly similitude - marriage and family in "Piers Plowman": patterns of revision; marriage and family as kindly similitude.
Series Title: Piers Plowman studies, 11.
Responsibility: M. Teresa Tavormina.

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