Medieval Alliterative Poetry: Essays in Honour of Thorlac Turville-Petre

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This collection of essays celebrates Professor Thorlac Turville-Petre for his scholarly work in late medieval English literature, in particular for his contributions to editorial scholarship and Middle English alliterative poetry.

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Overview

This collection of essays celebrates Professor Thorlac Turville-Petre for his scholarly work in late medieval English literature, in particular for his contributions to editorial scholarship and Middle English alliterative poetry.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781846821806
  • Publisher: Four Courts Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/2010
  • Pages: 229
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

List of abbreviations 7

List of contributors 9

Preface 13

Thorlac Turville-Petre's Publications 15

The view from Nottingham Nicola Royan Judith Jesch 19

1 Langland and the Devotio Moderna: a spiritual kinship Robert Adams 23

2 The new lives of Piers Plowman John A. Burrow 41

3 Alliterative wombs Michael Calabrese 53

4 The end of the line Hoyt N Duggan 67

5 The Blage manuscript and alliterative verse in the sixteenth century A.S.G. Edwards 80

6 Alliterative poetry in old Jerusalem: the Siege of Jerusalem and its sources Andrew Galloway 85

7 Humphrey and the werewolf Richard F. Green 107

8 The Tree of Charity - again Ralph Hanna 125

9 Divisions, collaboration and other topics: the table of contents in Cambridge, University Library, MS Gg.4.31 Judith A. Jefferson 140

10 The poetic character of the C-text of Piers Plowman Derek Pearsall 153

11 Cleanness and the tradition of biblical versification Ad Putter 166

12 The alliterative Awntyrs stanza in Older Scots verse Nicola Royan 185

13 On the road: Langland and some medieval outlaw stories John Scattergood 195

14 The sacramental significance of blood in Piers Plowman A.V.C. Schmidt 212

Index 225

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