The Resource The lost history of Piers Plowman : the earliest transmission of Langland's work, Lawrence Warner

The lost history of Piers Plowman : the earliest transmission of Langland's work, Lawrence Warner

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The lost history of Piers Plowman : the earliest transmission of Langland's work
Title
The lost history of Piers Plowman
Title remainder
the earliest transmission of Langland's work
Statement of responsibility
Lawrence Warner
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
According to received history, the poem exists in three distinct, chronological versions, the A, B, and C texts, with most scholars agreeing that Langland completed the B textùthe version most familiar to modern readersùaround 1377-78. Challenging much of the prevalent wisdom about the poem, Warner argues that the received B text is not an integral poem aligned with a single author but, rather, two groups of manuscripts, each of which, because of scribal activities, takes on varying amounts of what we now call C version matter. Through close textual analysis, he reveals that the B text is a conflation of an ur-B text with a collection of passages that belong to the C version of circa 1390, demonstrating that the circulation of the C text actually predates that of the B. --Book Jacket
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Warner, Lawrence
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR2016
LC item number
.W37 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Middle Ages series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Langland, William
  • Langland, William
  • Langland, William
  • Langland, William
  • Langland, William
  • Langland, William
  • Langland, William
  • Piers Plowman (Langland)
  • Tekstgeschiedenis
  • Textgeschichte
  • Textkritik
  • Manuscripts
  • Textual criticism
  • Textkritik
Label
The lost history of Piers Plowman : the earliest transmission of Langland's work, Lawrence Warner
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Piers Plowman before 1400: evidence for the earliest circulation of A, B, and C -- Scribal conflation, convergent variation, and the invention of Piers Plowman B -- The poison of possession: B Passus 15 -- The ending, and end, of Piers Plowman B -- Conclusion: Lollars, friars, and fyndynges: C Passus 9 and the creation of Piers Plowman
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 117 pages
Isbn
9780812242751
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2010005650
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)527702748
  • (OCoLC)ocn527702748
Label
The lost history of Piers Plowman : the earliest transmission of Langland's work, Lawrence Warner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Piers Plowman before 1400: evidence for the earliest circulation of A, B, and C -- Scribal conflation, convergent variation, and the invention of Piers Plowman B -- The poison of possession: B Passus 15 -- The ending, and end, of Piers Plowman B -- Conclusion: Lollars, friars, and fyndynges: C Passus 9 and the creation of Piers Plowman
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 117 pages
Isbn
9780812242751
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2010005650
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)527702748
  • (OCoLC)ocn527702748

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