Piers Plowman: A New Translation of the B-text

Paperback | March 26, 2009

byWilliam LanglandTranslated byA. V. C. Schmidt

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This is a new translation into contemporary English of one of the greatest poems of the English Middle Ages. Piers Plowman remains of enduring interest for its vivid picture of the whole life of medieval society, for its deeply imaginative religious vision, and for its passionate concern tosee justice and truth prevail in our world. A. V. C. Schmidt's translation of the B-text is provided with an Introduction and extensive Notes which place the work in its contemporary setting and offer a full interpretative commentary on the poem.

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This is a new translation into contemporary English of one of the greatest poems of the English Middle Ages. Piers Plowman remains of enduring interest for its vivid picture of the whole life of medieval society, for its deeply imaginative religious vision, and for its passionate concern tosee justice and truth prevail in our world. A....

William Langland is the conjectured author of the 14th-century English dream-vision Piers Plowman. The attribution of Piers to Langland rests principally on the evidence of a manuscript held at Trinity College, Dublin.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.75 inPublished:March 26, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199555265

ISBN - 13:9780199555260

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Introductioni. Piers Plowman: the Poem, the Author and the Ageii. The Intellectual and Religious Backgroundiii. The Shape and Sense of the Poemiv. Langland's Figurative ModesTranslator's NoteA Chronology of Piers PlowmanSelect BibliographyPiers PlowmanAppendix: Langland's Alliterative VerseExplanatory NotesIndex of Proper Names