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Literature and Heresy in the Age of Chaucer

Cole, Andrew

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ISBN 10: 0521887917 / ISBN 13: 9780521887915
Published by Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008
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Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature. xix, 297 pp. Hardcover with DJ. Unread, as new. New list price: $99.00. Bookseller Inventory # J3011

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Title: Literature and Heresy in the Age of Chaucer

Publisher: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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After the late fourteenth century, English literature was fundamentally shaped by the heresy of John Wyclif and his followers. This study demonstrates how Geoffrey Chaucer, William Langland, John Clanvowe, Margery Kempe, Thomas Hoccleve and John Lydgate, far from eschewing Wycliffism out of fear of censorship or partisan distaste, viewed Wycliffite ideas as a distinctly new intellectual resource. Andrew Cole offers a complete historical account of the first official condemnation of Wycliffism - the Blackfriars council of 1382 - and the fullest study of 'lollardy' as a social and literary construct. Drawing on literary criticism, history, theology and law, he presents not only a fresh perspective on late medieval literature, but also an invaluable rethinking of the Wycliffite heresy. Literature and Heresy restores Wycliffism to its proper place as the most significant context for late medieval English writing, and thus for the origins of English literary history.

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Andrew Cole demonstrates how Chaucer, Langland, Kempe, Hoccleve and Lydgate were influenced by ideas though heretical in their time. Drawing on literary criticism, history, theology and law, Literature and Heresy revaluates the heresy of Wycliff and his followers as the most significant intellectual context for late medieval English writing.

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