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Elucidations : medieval poetry and its religious backgrounds, by Siegfried Wenzel

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Elucidations : medieval poetry and its religious backgrounds
Title
Elucidations
Title remainder
medieval poetry and its religious backgrounds
Statement of responsibility
by Siegfried Wenzel
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The twenty-seven reprinted essays and one so far unpublished lecture assembled in this collection deal with works by Chaucer, Langland, Dante, Petrarch, Middle-English lyrics and drama, and several broader topics, such as the Three Enemies of Man, the pilgrimage of life, and the figure of the wise fool. In them Siegfried Wenzel applies his long-standing interest and study of contemporary works of religious instruction, especially medieval sermons and penitential literature to elucidate different aspects of major works of vernacular medieval poetry as well as of smaller details that have caused critical concern. Most of the essays contain hitherto unpublished medieval Latin texts. With a foreword by Nigel Palmer
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OHX
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1928-
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Wenzel, Siegfried
Dewey number
809
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Synthema
Series volume
6
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  • English poetry
  • Christian poetry, English (Middle)
  • English literature
  • Religion and literature
Label
Elucidations : medieval poetry and its religious backgrounds, by Siegfried Wenzel
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Collection of texts published previously
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
Foreword / by Nigel Palmer -- Medieval sermons and the study of literature -- The three enemies of man -- The pilgrimage of life as a late medieval genre -- The wisdom of the fool -- The joyous art of preaching or, The preacher and the fabliau -- Petrarch's Accidia -- Dante's rationale for the seven deadly sins (Purgatorio, 17) -- The classics in late-medieval preaching -- Chaucer and the language of contemporary preaching -- Chaucer's Parson's tale : "every tales strengthe" -- Chaucer's Troilus of book 4 -- Moral Chaucer? -- The Moor Maiden, a contemporary view -- Poets, preachers, and the plight of literary critics -- Two notes on Chaucer and Grosseteste -- Notes on the Parsons tale -- Chaucer's pardoner and his relics -- Another analogue to The pardoner's tale -- Why the monk? -- Langland's Troianus -- Eli and his sons -- A Latin miracle with Middle English verses -- The "gay" carol and exemplum -- Mum and the sothsegger, lines 421-422 -- St. Erkenwald and the uncorrupted body -- A new occurrence of an English poem from the Red book of Ossory -- An early reference to a Corpus Christi play -- Somer game and sermon references to a Corpus Christi play
Control code
535492755
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 374 pages
Isbn
9789042921955
Isbn Type
(Leuven : pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)535492755
Label
Elucidations : medieval poetry and its religious backgrounds, by Siegfried Wenzel
Publication
Note
Collection of texts published previously
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
Foreword / by Nigel Palmer -- Medieval sermons and the study of literature -- The three enemies of man -- The pilgrimage of life as a late medieval genre -- The wisdom of the fool -- The joyous art of preaching or, The preacher and the fabliau -- Petrarch's Accidia -- Dante's rationale for the seven deadly sins (Purgatorio, 17) -- The classics in late-medieval preaching -- Chaucer and the language of contemporary preaching -- Chaucer's Parson's tale : "every tales strengthe" -- Chaucer's Troilus of book 4 -- Moral Chaucer? -- The Moor Maiden, a contemporary view -- Poets, preachers, and the plight of literary critics -- Two notes on Chaucer and Grosseteste -- Notes on the Parsons tale -- Chaucer's pardoner and his relics -- Another analogue to The pardoner's tale -- Why the monk? -- Langland's Troianus -- Eli and his sons -- A Latin miracle with Middle English verses -- The "gay" carol and exemplum -- Mum and the sothsegger, lines 421-422 -- St. Erkenwald and the uncorrupted body -- A new occurrence of an English poem from the Red book of Ossory -- An early reference to a Corpus Christi play -- Somer game and sermon references to a Corpus Christi play
Control code
535492755
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 374 pages
Isbn
9789042921955
Isbn Type
(Leuven : pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)535492755

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