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Piers Plowman as a fourteenth-century apocalypse.

Morton W. Bloomfield

Piers Plowman as a fourteenth-century apocalypse.

by Morton W. Bloomfield

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Published by Rutgers University Press in New Brunswick, N.J .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Langland, William, 1330?-1400?,
  • Apocalyptic literature -- History and criticism,
  • End of the world in literature,
  • Apocalypse in literature

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliography.

    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR2015 .B5
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 259 p.
    Number of Pages259
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5823449M
    LC Control Number61010254
    OCLC/WorldCa351877

    The fourteenth-century alliterative poem Piers Plowman was widely popular in its own number of its surviving manuscripts ranks just below that of Chaucer’s Canterbury gh the poem has been the subject of some interesting recent critical scholarship, it continues to be marginalized by medievalists and non-medievalists : Hardcover. “The Role of Quotations in Piers Plowman” Sarah Beckwith Signifying God: Social Relation and Symbolic Act in the York Corpus Christi Plays J. A. W. Bennett Chaucer at Oxford and at Cambridge Morton W. Bloomfield Piers Plowman as a Fourteenth Century Apocalypse “Present State of Piers Plowman Studies” Aage Brusendorff The Chaucer TraditionFile Size: KB.

    Buy a cheap copy of Piers Plowman book by William Langland. Piers Plowman is one of the most significant works of medieval literature. Astonishing in its cultural and theological scope, William Langland’s iconoclastic Free shipping over $Cited by:   The textual engagement in Julian’s Revelations and Langland’s Piers Plowman with facets of Augustine’s reading of the Harrowing of Hell and binding of the devil illustrates this apocalyptic doctrine’s integral position within their soteriology (matters pertaining to salvation), whether in Langland’s depiction of Christ’s legal joust.

      8 For illustrative restatements of the general principle, with various applications, see M.W. Bloomfield, ‘Piers Plowman’ as a Fourteenth-Century Apocalypse (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, ), pp. 20, 39; J. Bowers, The Crisis of Will in ‘Piers Plowman’ (Washington, DC: The Catholic University of America Press, ), p. 26; B. Kimmelman, The Poetics of Authorship in Author: Chad Schrock. Warner shows that the 'Protestant Piers' was a reaction against the poem's oral mode of transmission, reveals the extensive eighteenth-century textual scholarship on the poem and contextualizes its first modernization. This lively account of Piers Plowman challenges the way the poem has traditionally been read and by: 4.


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Piers Plowman as a fourteenth-century apocalypse. New Brunswick, N.J., Rutgers University Press [] (OCoLC) Named Person: William Langland; William Langland; William Langland: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Morton W Bloomfield.

Get this from a library. Piers Plowman as a fourteenth-century apocalypse. [Morton W Bloomfield]. This is a very difficult book. The work is composed of a series of allegorical dream visions and visions within visions.

On the first reading it is hard to identify any clear structure, but the lack of clarity is in part a literary device meant to present the reader with the same confusion as the dreamer/narrator, or Piers Plowman experiences/5(K). Piers Plowman (written c. –90) or Visio Willelmi de Petro Ploughman (William's Vision of Piers Plowman) is a Middle English allegorical narrative poem by William is written in unrhymed, alliterative verse divided into sections called passus (Latin for "step").

Like the Pearl Poet's Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Piers Plowman is considered by many critics to be one of the. The connection between Piers Plowman and the ‘contemporary ideology of dissent’” is an important, if vexed issue, and one that deserves constant reexamination, particularly with regard to.

Full text of "Piers Plowman As A Fourteenth Century Apocalypes" See other formats. Morton W. Bloomfield. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, Pp. xiv + $Author: David C. Piers Plowman as a fourteenth-century apocalypse.

book. Reading 'Piers Plowman' is an indispensable scholarly guide to a magnificent - and notoriously difficult - medieval poem. With 'Piers Plowman', the fourteenth-century poet William Langland proved that English verse could be at once spiritually electrifying and intellectually rigorous, capable of imagining society in its totality while at the same time exploring heady ideas about language Cited by: 8.

17 M. Bloomfield, Piers Plowman as a Fourteenth-Century Apocalypse (New Brunswick, ),says that in most three-estates theory, merchants and professional men are classed with peasants, but this risks oversimplification. Piers Plowman exists in at least three versions.

The A text, dating from aboutcontains a prologue and eleven passi, or cantos. The Latin word “passus” means step or stage of a journey. An earlier generation’s most learned overview, stressing Piers Plowman’s unique combination of a half-dozen genres, from sermons to commentaries to dream visions, and assessing its resulting literary form as an “apocalypse” (a genre not found elsewhere in poetry).

Although the idea that the poem is an “apocalypse” was not widely. William Langland (c?-c?) Piers Plowman With hym ther was a PLOWMAN, was his brother, That hadde ylad of dong ful many a fother; A trewe swynkere and a good was he. When first “published” in the fourteenth-century, William Langland’s Piers Plowman and the Mandeville-author’s The Book of Sir John Mandeville, each in their own right, went the number of extant manuscripts for both works suggests, they took the English nation by storm in the early decades of their reception history, not as instantaneous explosions that quickly fizzle out like.

Morton Bloomfield, Piers Plowman as a Fourteenth-Century Apocalypse (New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, ). Google Scholar For more scholarship on eschatology in Langland’s work, see David Aers, Piers Plowman and Christian Allegory (Arnold, ); Google ScholarAuthor: Natanela Elias.

Nevill Coghill, The Pardon of Piers Plowman (Proceedings of the British Academy, ) D. Robertson and Bernard F. Huppé, Piers Plowman and Scriptural Tradition (Princeton, ) Sanford Β.

Meech, Design in Chaucer's "Troilus" (Syracuse, ) Index. About Piers Plowman. The Vision of Piers Plowman is a Middle English alliterative poem from the late fourteenth century, attributed to a man named William Langland from the South West Midlands area of England.

Three distinct versions exist from the lifetime of the author: the shortest and earliest A Text, the much longer B Text, and the final, probably incomplete revision called the C Text. The fourteenth-century alliterative poem Piers Plowman was widely popular in its own number of its surviving manuscripts ranks just below that of Chaucer’s Canterbury gh the poem has been the subject of some interesting recent critical scholarship, it continues to be marginalized by medievalists and non-medievalists by: 2/Morton W.

Bloomfield approaches Piers Plowman as an orthodox medieval apocalypse in "Piers Plowman" as a Fourteenth-Century Apocalypse (New Brunswick, N.J., ), pp. 3/For a detailed account of the Piers Plowman tradition in the sixteenth century, see Helen C.

Written by a fourteenth-century cleric, this spiritual allegory explores man in relation to his ultimate destiny against the background of teeming, colorful medieval life. William Langland (ca. - ca. ) is the conjectured author of the 14th-century English dream-vision Piers Plowman.3/5(1).

His book, 'Piers Plowman as a Fourteenth-Century Apocalypse,' published nearly 25 years ago, is a pioneering work of intellectual history and is still unsuperseded.'' Twice a Guggenheim Fellow.

The Piers Plowman Electronic Archive, a collaborative open-access project, presents the rich textual tradition of Piers Plowman, a fourteenth-century allegorical dream vision attributed to William distinct versions of the poem (A, B, and C) survive in more than 50 unique manuscripts, none in Langland's own Archive enables instructors, students, and researchers to.Piers the Plowman is an English alliterative poem written in the second half of the fourteenth century.

It exists in three distinct versions, customarily called the A, B, and C texts. The earliest form of the poem, the A-text, is the shortest of the three, having about 2, lines.Piers Plowman as a Fourteenth-century Apocalypse.

By MORTON W. BLOOMFIELD. Pp. xiv+ New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, $ This very learned book is a mine of information on many aspects of ecclesias-tical life and religious and political thought in fourteenth-century England; and.