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Langland and the Rokele Family

The Gentry Background to Piers Plowman

Langland and the Rokele Family( )
Author: Adams, Robert
Series title:Dublin Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Literature Ser.
ISBN:978-1-84682-381-7
Publication Date:Mar 2013
Publisher:Four Courts Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $50.00
Book Description:

The social and political opinions of the author of Piers Plowman derive from, and reflect, a personal background significantly different from that of Chaucer, Gower, or the Pearl-poet. Langland and the Pearl-poet resemble each other in seeming, at first glance, more politically and aesthetically old-fashioned than their two great London contemporaries. And yet, no one has ever addressed the massive evidence of a profound social distance that would have separated 'William de la Rokele,'...
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