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Piers Plowman and the medieval discourse of desire

Author: Nicolette Zeeman
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Series: Cambridge studies in medieval literature, 59.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This work is the first book-length study to link William Langland's great poem Piers Plowman to wider medieval enquiries into the nature of intellectual and spiritual desire. Nicolette Zeeman traces the history of psychology and its iconography in medieval devotional and theological literature, stretching back to St Augustine and Gregory the Great, and shows how an understanding of these traditions opens up a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: William Langland; William Langland; William Langland; William Langland; William Langland; William Langland
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nicolette Zeeman
ISBN: 0521856108 9780521856102
OCLC Number: 61131763
Description: x, 314 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 'Painful lettings' : sin, temptation and tribulation --
Powers of knowledge and desire --
Studying the word --
The word heard and written --
Seeing and suffering in nature --
Clergie and kynde in Piers Plowman --
Imaginatyf and the feast of pacience --
A poem shaped by knowing and wanting.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in medieval literature, 59.
Responsibility: Nicolette Zeeman.
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A radical re-reading of Piers Plowman that sheds light on the history of medieval psychology.  Read more...

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