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This edition, the first of its kind in Piers Plowman studies, aims to establish the archetypal text of the B-version of the poem, the ancestor of all extant manuscripts. The editors claim that this can be determined with certainty in the majority of lines by examining the relationship between the best copies of the alpha and beta families of the B-version stemma. Past editors have attempted to reconstruct the authorial text by extensive emendation, but Burrow and Turville-Petre claim that the archetype was not nearly as corrupt as previously maintained. In Piers Plowman: The B-Version Archetype the editors have opened a new chapter in the study of the B-text tradition.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. About the Series
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Preface to the Online Edition
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Preface to the Print Edition
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-40
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  1. Text of the Piers Plowman B Archetype
  2. pp. 41-42
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  1. Prologue
  2. pp. 43-52
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  1. Passus 1
  2. pp. 53-62
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  1. Passus 2
  2. pp. 63-72
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  1. Passus 3
  2. pp. 73-88
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  1. Passus 4
  2. pp. 89-96
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  1. Passus 5
  2. pp. 97-126
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  1. Passus 6
  2. pp. 127-140
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  1. Passus 7
  2. pp. 141-150
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  1. Passus 8
  2. pp. 151-158
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  1. Passus 9
  2. pp. 159-168
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  1. Passus 10
  2. pp. 169-190
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  1. Passus 11
  2. pp. 191-210
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  1. Passus 12
  2. pp. 211-224
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  1. Passus 13
  2. pp. 225-244
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  1. Passus 14
  2. pp. 245-260
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  1. Passus 15
  2. pp. 261-288
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  1. Passus 16
  2. pp. 289-300
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  1. Passus 17
  2. pp. 301-316
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  1. Passus 18
  2. pp. 317-334
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  1. Passus 19
  2. pp. 335-358
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  1. Passus 20
  2. pp. 359-375
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  1. Back Cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781941331156
Related ISBN
9781941331149
MARC Record
OCLC
1042329352
Pages
388
Launched on MUSE
2018-08-15
Language
English
Open Access
No
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