Lollards and their Influence in Late Medieval England

Lollards and their Influence in Late Medieval England

Edited by Fiona Somerset, Jill C. Havens, Derrick G. Pitard

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Overview

Overview

New work on Lollard writings and ideas accompanied by a comprehensive bibliography on Wyclif and Lollardy and a survey of previous scholarship.
Who were the Lollards? What did Lollards believe? What can the manuscript record of Lollard works teach us about the textual dissemination of Lollard beliefs and the audience for Lollard writings? What did Lollards have in common with other reformist or dissident thinkers in late medieval England, and how were their views distinctive? These questions have been fundamental to the modern study of Lollardy (also known as Wycliffism). The essays in this book reveal their broader implications for the study of English literature and history through a series of closely focused studies that demonstrate the wide-ranging influence of Lollard writings and ideas on later medieval English culture. Introductions to previous scholarship, and an extensive Bibliography of printed resources for the study of Wyclif and Wycliffites, provide an entry to scholarship for those new to the field.
Contributors: DAVID AERS, MARGARET ASTON, HELEN BARR, MISHTOONI BOSE, LAWRENCE M. CLOPPER, ANDREW COLE, RALPH HANNA III, MAUREEN JURKOWSKI, ANDREW LARSEN, GEOFFREY H. MARTIN, WENDY SCASE, FIONA SOMERSET, EMILY STEINER.
FIONA SOMERSET is at Duke University, Durham NC; JILL C. HAVENS is at Texas Christian University; DERRICK G. PITARD is at Slippery Rock University, PA.

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3 black and white, 1 line illustrations
354 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Hardback, 9780851159959, August 2003
Paperback, 9781843835080, November 2009
Library eBook
Boydell Press
BIC HRAM7, 1DBKE, 2AB, 3H, 4P
BISAC HIS037010, REL033000
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Table of Contents

Preface by Anne Hudson - Anne Hudson
'Heu! quanta desolatio Angliae praestatur': A Wycliffite Libel and the Naming of Heretics, Oxford 1382 -
William Langland and the Invention of Lollardy - Andrew Cole
Are All Lollards Lollards? - Andrew Larsen
Lollardy in Oxfordshire and Northamptonshire: The Two Thomas Compworths - Maureen Jurkowski
Lollards and the Cross - Margaret Aston
Walter Brut's Theology of the Sacrament of the Altar - David Aers
Here, There, and Everywhere? Wycliffite Conceptions of the Eucharist and Chaucer's 'Other' Lollard Joke - Fiona Somerset
English Biblical Texts before Lollardy and their Fate - Ralph Hanna
Lollardy and the Legal Document - Emily Steiner
Franciscans, Lollards, and Reform - Lawrence M. Clopper
Wycliffite Representations of the Third Estate - Helen Barr
Reginald Pecock's Vernacular Voice - Mishtooni Bose
Wyclif, Lollards, and Historians, 1384-1984 - Geoffrey H Martin
A Select Bibliography for Lollard Studies - Derrick G. Pitard

Reviews

Required reading for everyone wishing to learn about or research in the field of Wycliffite and Lollard studies. RICHARD REX, QUEENS' COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE A valuable collection of new essays. MEDIUM AEVUM