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Langland, William 1330?-1400?

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Works: 451 works in 1,726 publications in 6 languages and 38,577 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Sources  Manuscripts  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Romances  Prescriptions, formulae, receipts, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler
Classifications: PR2013, 821.1
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Piers Plowman by William Langland( Book )
295 editions published between 1427 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 8,007 libraries worldwide
"William Langland's Piers Plowman is one of the major poetic monuments of medieval England and of world literature. Probably composed between 1372 and 1389, the poem survives in three distinct versions. It is known to modern readers largely through the middle of the three, the so-called B-text. Now, George Economou's verse translation of the poet's third version makes available for the first time in modern English the final revision of a work that many have regarded as the greatest Christian poem in our language." "With its formal singularity, epic-scale vision, and enormous richness of content, this allegorical poem of the late fourteenth century has seized the imagination and interest of a growing and appreciative audience in the twentieth. Langland's remarkable powers of invention and his passionate involvement with the spiritual, social, and political crises of his time lay claim to our attention, and demand serious comparison with Dante's Divine Comedy. Economou's translation preserves the intensity of the poet's verse and the narrative energy of his alliterative long line, the immediacy of the original's story of the quest for salvation, and the individuality of its language and wordplay. Book jacket."--Jacket
Piers the Plowman : a critical edition of the A-version by William Langland( Book )
41 editions published between 1885 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 2,212 libraries worldwide
An authoritative edition which contains a historical introduction, explanatory notes, textual notes and a glossary. A full-bodied presentation of the A-version of the poem
The vision of William concerning Piers the Plowman in three parallel texts : together with Richard the Redeless by William Langland( Book )
41 editions published between 1886 and 2001 in English and English, Middle [1100-1500] and held by 750 libraries worldwide
Piers Plowman : the prologue and passus I-VII of the B text as found in Bodleian MS. Laud Misc. 581 by William Langland( Book )
29 editions published between 1972 and 1989 in English and English, Middle [1100-1500] and held by 697 libraries worldwide
Piers Plowman by William Langland( Book )
7 editions published in 1960 in English and English, Middle [1100-1500] and held by 467 libraries worldwide
- - Supplement. The evidence for authorship/by George Kane.-1965.-72p.; 23cm
Will's visions of Piers Plowman, do-well, do-better, and do-best by William Langland( Book )
18 editions published between 1975 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 421 libraries worldwide
This definitive edition of the C Version of Piers Plowman presents the poem in its second, uncompleted revision. Its base is the text in Huntington Library MS 143, corrected and restored from the evidence of all known manuscripts of the C tradition to that of the first fair copy of the poet's revision materials. The correction and restoration are described in an extensive Introduction, and there is a full apparatus of variant readings
Will's vision of Piers Plowman by William Langland( Book )
9 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 417 libraries worldwide
Mum and the sothsegger by Mabel Day( Book )
14 editions published between 1936 and 2001 in English and English, Middle [1100-1500] and held by 416 libraries worldwide
Piers Plowman : a new translation of the B-text by William Langland( Book )
7 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 393 libraries worldwide
This is a reissue of the previous World's Classics edition
Piers Plowman : selections from the B-text as found in Bodleian Ms. Laud Misc. 581 by William Langland( Book )
15 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 353 libraries worldwide
Piers Plowman: the vision of a peoples Christ by William Langland( Book )
18 editions published between 1912 and 1931 in English and held by 348 libraries worldwide
Piers Plowman : the Z version by William Langland( Book )
6 editions published between 1960 and 2011 in English and held by 346 libraries worldwide
Piers Plowman : the Donaldson translation, Middle English text, sources and backgrounds, criticism by William Langland( Book )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 306 libraries worldwide
Presents the fourteenth-century epic poem by William Langland that explores day-to-day life in medieval England
The vision of Pierce Plowman by William Langland( Book )
56 editions published between 1550 and 1976 in English and English, Middle [1100-1500] and held by 305 libraries worldwide
Piers Plowman : a parallel-text edition of the A, B, C and Z versions by William Langland( Book )
9 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English, Middle [1100-1500] and English and held by 304 libraries worldwide
Parallel extracts from forty-five manuscripts of Piers Plowman, with notes upon their relation to the society's three-text edition of this poem by William Langland( Book )
17 editions published between 1866 and 2000 in English and English, Middle [1100-1500] and held by 267 libraries worldwide
Piers Plowman, the B version : Will's visions of Piers Plowman, Do-well, Do-better, and Do-best by William Langland( Book )
10 editions published between 1975 and 1988 in English and held by 254 libraries worldwide
The vision of William concerning Piers Plowman, together with Vita de Dowel, Dobet, et Dobest, secundum Wit et Resoun by William Langland( Book )
7 editions published between 1867 and 1968 in 3 languages and held by 13 libraries worldwide
The vision and creed of Piers Ploughman by William Langland( Book )
1 edition published in 1856 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Reformist apocalypticism and Piers Plowman by Kathryn Kerby-Fulton( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
This book addresses the need for scholarly attention to the field of alternative, non-Augustinian apocalypticism and its implications for the study of Piers Plowman. Kathryn Kerby-Fulton discusses the major prophets and visionaries of such alternative traditions, who are characterised by their denunciation of clerical abuses, the urging of religious reform, and an ultimate historical optimism. Her book offers a proposal for the importance of such traditions, particularly as represented in the writings of Hildegard of Bingen, to the understanding of Langland's visionary mode and reformist ideology. Dr Kerby-Fulton also explores the relevance of the prophetic mentality fostered by Joachite thought, and the reactionary response which it triggered in antimendicant eschatology. Above all, this book provides a stimulating challenge to assumptions that Langland's views of the course and end of history are wholly conventional, or easily explained by Augustinian eschatology. The outcome of this study of contexts for Piers Plowman suggests that Langland's position in relation to different apocalyptic traditions was at once more sophisticated and more original than scholars have hitherto realised
 
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Langland, Robert, 1330?-1400?
Langland, Uĭli︠a︡m, 1330?-1400?
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