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Piers Plowman
A Parallel-Text Edition of the A, B, C and Z Versions, William Langland

Edited by A V C Schmidt

Piers Plowman
Paperback, 1752 pages £118.00
Published: 2011
ISBN: 9781580441612
Format: 233mm x 155mm
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Subjects: Literary Studies, Medieval Institute Publications, Medieval Studies
Series: Research in Medieval and Early Modern Culture, Research in Medieval Culture

This work-a parallel-text edition that contains all four versions of Piers Plowman-constitutes a major enterprise of textual scholarship and will provide for students of Langland a modern equivalent to Skeat's standard edition of 1886. This revised and corrected three-volume set is specifically designed to facilitate study of the parallel text (Volume 1) alongside both the textual notes (Volume 2, part 1) and the commentary/glossary (Volume 2, part 2), and is intended to make the entire edition available to as many students of Langland as possible.

Volume I. Text Second Edition Editorial Preface to the First Edition of Volume I Preface to Second Edition Acknowledgements List of Manuscripts Symbols and Abbreviations used in the Apparatus Abbreviations Note on Text and Apparatus Text Appendix to the Text Appendices to Apparatus Volume II, Part 1. Introduction and Textual Notes Editorial Preface Acknowledgements Abbreviations Foreword A. Introduction I. The Manuscripts of Piers Plowman II. The Editorial Tradition of Piers Plowman III. The Text of the A, B, C and Z Versions IV. Editing the Text V. The Poem in Time B. Textual Notes Volume 2, Part 2. Commentary, Bibliography and Indexical Glossary C. Commentary D. Bibliography E. Indexical Glossary F. Appendices Appendix I: The Language and Metre of Piers Plowman Appendix II: The Rubrics of Piers Plowman Appendix III: Langland's 'Repertory' of Lines and Half-lines

A. V. C. Schmidt was a Fellow at Balliol College, University of Oxford from 1972 until his retirement in 2011, and specializes in Piers Plowman and Chaucer.

Publication Details:

 Paperback , 1752 pages
 233mm x 155mm

BIC Code:
  LIT011000, LIT014000
 Medieval Institute Publications


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