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Cole, Andrew, 1968-
Literature and heresy in the age of Chaucer / Andrew Cole
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c2008
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 4th Floor  PR255 .C65 2008    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) English literature -- Middle English, 1100-1500 -- History and criticism
Christian heresies in literature
Subject Wycliffe, John, d. 1384 -- Influence
Subject(s) Lollards in literature
Theology in literature
Canon (Literature) -- History -- To 1500
Literature and society -- England -- History -- To 1500
Physical Description xx, 297 p. ; 24 cm
Contents The invention of heresy. The Blackfriars Council, London, 1382 -- The late fourteenth century: canonizing Wycliffism. The invention of "lollardy": William Langland ; The reinvention of "lollardy": William Langland and his contemporaries ; Intermezzo: Wycliffism is not "lollardy" ; Geoffrey Chaucer's Wycliffite text -- The early fifteenth century: heretics and eucharists. Thomas Hoccleve's heretics ; John Lydgate's eucharists -- Feeling Wycliffite. Margery Kempe's "lollard" shame -- Epilogue. Heresy, Wycliffism, and English literary history
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 261-285) and indexes
Summary After the late 14th century, English literature was fundamentally shaped by the heresy of John Wyclif and his followers. This study demonstrates how Chaucer, Langland, John Clanvowe, Margery Kempe, Thomas Hoccleve and John Lydgate, far from eschewing Wycliffism, viewed it as a distinctly new intellectual resource
Series Cambridge studies in medieval literature ; 71

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