'Piers Plowman' and the Medieval Discourse of Desire

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This ambitious work links William Langland's great poem Piers Plowman to wider medieval enquiries into the nature of intellectual and spiritual desire. Nicolette Zeeman traces the history of psychology and its iconography in medieval devotional and theological literature, stretching back to St Augustine and Gregory the Great, and shows how an understanding of these traditions opens up a fresh reading of Piers Plowman. She challenges the consensus according to which the poem narrates an essentially positive 'education' of ...

'Piers Plowman' and the Medieval Discourse of Desire 2009, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521122986

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Piers Plowman and the Medieval Discourse of Desire 2006, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521856102

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