A Concordance to the French Poetry and Prose of John Gower

Author: R. F. Yeager,Mark West,Robin L. Hinson

Publisher: MSU Press

ISBN: 1609173104

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 900

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That the poet John Gower was a major literary figure in England at the close of the fourteenth century is no longer in question. Scholarly attention paid to him and to his work over the past twenty- five years has redeemed him from an undeserved obscurity imposed by the preceding two hundred. The facts of his life and career are now documented, and recent critical assessment has placed his achievement most accurately alongside Chaucer's, Langland's, and the Gawain- poet's. Unique among his contemporaries, all of whom undoubtedly read and used French in some measure, Gower alone has left us a significant body of verse and prose in Anglo-Norman; chiefly, the twelve-stanza poem Mirour de l-Omme, the Cinkante Balades, and the Traitié pour les amantz marietz. We are offered in this concordance of his Anglo- Norman work a unique opportunity to view a poetic language as it was written and read in England until Gower's death in 1408 and beyond.

Plotinus on the Soul

Author: Jennifer Yhap

Publisher: Susquehanna University Press

ISBN: 1575910691

Category: Philosophy

Page: 233

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This work offers a study on the problematic of a scientific knowledge of the sensible reality in the Enneads. In so doing, it presents a radical new perspective on the philosophy of Plotinus and engages in an intense, detailed, and critical rereading of Plotinus and his commentators.

The Struggle for Labour's Soul

Author: Matt Beech,Kevin Hickson,Raymond Plant

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134381549

Category: History

Page: 320

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'New Labour' is often accused of being obsessed with style rather than substance, and with image rather ideology. The Struggle for Labour's Soul examines how the party's political thought has developed from 1945 to the present day. It explores the divisions in the Labour Party between the old left, the new left, centrists, the old right and 'New Labour'. These ideological positions are examined in the context of the key political issues of the twenty-first century including constitutional reform, markets, equality, internationalism and globalization. The book concludes with commentaries by renowned experts on the various competing traditions within the party. Featuring contributions by leading academics, journalists and politicians, this is the first major analysis of Labour's political thought for a generation.

John of Ibelin

Author: Peter Edbury

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9047402421

Category: History

Page: 854

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This critical edition of the legal treatise by John of Ibelin, count of Jaffa and Ascalon (died 1266) is the first to take into account all the surviving medieval manuscripts and the first to be published since 1841.