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The Resource Lay piety and religious discipline in Middle English literature, Nicole R. Rice

Lay piety and religious discipline in Middle English literature, Nicole R. Rice

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Lay piety and religious discipline in Middle English literature
Title
Lay piety and religious discipline in Middle English literature
Statement of responsibility
Nicole R. Rice
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In late-fourteenth-century England, the persistent question of how to live the best life preoccupied many pious Christians. One answer was provided by a new genre of prose guides that adapted professional religious rules and routines for lay audiences. These texts engaged with many of the same cultural questions as poets like Langland and Chaucer; however, they have not received the critical attention they deserve until now. Nicole Rice analyses how the idea of religious discipline was translated into varied literary forms in an atmosphere of religious change and controversy. By considering the themes of spiritual discipline, religious identity, and orthodoxy in Langland and Chaucer, the study also brings fresh perspectives to bear on Piers Plowman and The Canterbury Tales. This new juxtaposition of spiritual guidance and poetry will form an important contribution to our understanding of both authors and of late medieval religious practice and thought."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rice, Nicole R.
Dewey number
820.9/382
Index
index present
LC call number
PR275.R4
LC item number
R53 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in medieval literature
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English prose literature
  • English poetry
  • Religion and literature
  • Spiritual life in literature
  • Spiritual life
  • Religious thought
Label
Lay piety and religious discipline in Middle English literature, Nicole R. Rice
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-234) 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
Introduction -- Translations of the cloister : regulating spiritual aspiration -- Dialogic form and clerical understanding -- Lordship, pastoral care, and the order of charity -- Clerical widows and the reform of preaching -- Conclusion : spiritual guides in fifteenth-century books : cultural change and continuity
Control code
233543910
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 247 pages
Isbn
9780521896078
Lccn
2008033467
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)233543910
Label
Lay piety and religious discipline in Middle English literature, Nicole R. Rice
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-234) 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
Introduction -- Translations of the cloister : regulating spiritual aspiration -- Dialogic form and clerical understanding -- Lordship, pastoral care, and the order of charity -- Clerical widows and the reform of preaching -- Conclusion : spiritual guides in fifteenth-century books : cultural change and continuity
Control code
233543910
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 247 pages
Isbn
9780521896078
Lccn
2008033467
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)233543910

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