Literature and Heresy in the Age of Chaucer

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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 ...

Literature and Heresy in the Age of Chaucer 2011, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521179836

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Literature and Heresy in the Age of Chaucer 2008, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521887915

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