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Crassons, Kate
The claims of poverty : literature, culture, and ideology in late medieval England / Kate Crassons
Notre Dame, Ind. : University of Notre Dame Press, c2010
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 4th Floor  PR275.S63 C73 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) English literature -- Middle English, 1100-1500 -- History and criticism
Poverty in literature
Social problems in literature
Ideology in literature
Civilization, Medieval, in literature
Literature and society -- England -- History -- To 1500
Subject England -- Social conditions -- 1066-1485
Subject(s) Poverty -- England -- History -- To 1500
Poverty -- Religious aspects -- Christianity -- History of doctrines -- Middle Ages, 600-1500
Physical Description xi, 389 p. ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 296-372) and index
Contents Forms of need: the allegorical representation of poverty in Piers Plowman -- Poverty exposed: the evangelical and epistemological ideal of Pierce the Ploughman's crede -- "Clamerous" beggars and "nedi" knights: poverty and Wycliffite reform -- The costs of sanctity: Margery Kempe and the Franciscan imaginary -- Communal identities: performing poverty, charity, and labor in York's Corpus Christi theater -- Nickel and dimed: poverty polemic medieval and modern

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