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A Concordance to the French Poetry and Prose of John Gower

R. F. Yeager

Publication Year: 1997

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. 
 

Published by: Michigan State University Press

Title Page, Copyright

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Introduction

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pp. v-vi

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 his work over the past twenty-five years has redeemed Gower 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...

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Guide to the Concordance

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pp. vii-ix

The base text for this concordance is the edition of G. C. Macaulay, now commonly treated as the standard scholarly version. The editors have made no independent attempt to provide different readings where manuscript inconsistencies exist, although line variants included by Macaulay, and all orthographical alternatives are recorded (the latter are set off...

Abbreviations

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pp. x-

B

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pp. 66-97

C

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pp. 97-176

D

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pp. 176-273

E

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pp. 273-328

F

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pp. 328-389

G

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pp. 389-416

H

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pp. 416-434

I

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pp. 434-440

J

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pp. 440-455

L

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pp. 455-478

M

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pp. 478-537

N

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pp. 537-554

O

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pp. 554-582

P

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pp. 582-684

Q

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pp. 684-702

R

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pp. 702-738

S

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pp. 738-798

T

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pp. 798-839

U

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pp. 839-842

V

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pp. 842-898

Y

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pp. 898-900


E-ISBN-13: 9781609173104
Print-ISBN-13: 9780870134746

Page Count: 900
Publication Year: 1997

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  • Gower, John, 1325?-1408 -- Concordances.
  • Civilization, Medieval, in literature -- Indexes.
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