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Pearsall, Derek

Overview
Works: 104 works in 575 publications in 4 languages and 14,815 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Biography  History  Bibliography  Conference papers and proceedings  Spurious and doubtful works  Church history  Sources  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree, Author of introduction, Dedicatee, edi, Performer
Classifications: PR2010, 821.1
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Most widely held works about Derek Pearsall
 
Most widely held works by Derek Pearsall
Piers Plowman by William Langland( Book )

67 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This edition has been prepared with a full sense of the intrinsic literary power and complexity of the work, and also of its significance as a record of social and religious conflict and crises in a turbulent age. The introduction and the extensive notes and glossary are designed to enable the student to respond to all the layers of meaning in the text and to Langland's vivid and versatile style. The C-text is chosen as the basis for the edition as being the latest revision of the poem, and therefore as bearing to some extent the author's stamp of authority. It is possible to argue, furthermore, that the C-revision presents a clearer and less cluttered argument than B, and sharpens the lineaments of the poem
The life of Geoffrey Chaucer : a critical biography by Derek Pearsall( Book )

22 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 1,271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This important critical biography traces what is known of Geoffrey Chaucer's personal life while exploring the fascinating relationship between the man of affairs and the poet. He lived during a period which saw not only the deposition of Richard II in 1399 but also the emergence of a new English poetry and a brilliant, if short-lived, English cultural renaissance
The Canterbury tales by Derek Pearsall( Book )

41 editions published between 1979 and 2003 in English and held by 1,147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over het dichtwerk van de Engelse schrijver Geoffrey Chaucer (ca. 1340-1400)
Landscapes and seasons of the medieval world by Derek Pearsall( Book )

19 editions published between 1973 and 1992 in English and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arthurian romance : a short introduction by Derek Pearsall( Book )

21 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This witty and accessible book traces the history of Arthurian romance from medieval to modern times, explaining its enduring appeal.:.; Traces the history of Arthurian romance from medieval to modern times.; Covers art and films as well as the great literary works of Arthurian romance.; Draws out the changing political, moral and emotional uses of the story.; Explains the enduring appeal of the Arthurian legend.; Written by an author with vast knowledge of medieval literature
Old English and Middle English poetry by Derek Pearsall( Book )

15 editions published between 1977 and 1985 in English and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Lydgate by Derek Pearsall( Book )

15 editions published between 1970 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sets out to restore a sense of perspective, not by attributing to Lydgate a spurious modernity as a precursor of the Renaissance, but by accepting the fact that he is fundamentally Medieval
Gower and Lydgate by Derek Pearsall( Book )

19 editions published in 1969 in English and Italian and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The floure and the leafe and the Assembly of ladies by Geoffrey Chaucer( Book )

23 editions published between 1962 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medieval literature and civilization: studies in memory of G.N. Garmonsway by Derek Pearsall( Book )

17 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These original contributions to the study of medieval literature and civilization in Britain and Scandinavia are published as a memorial to Norman Garmonsway, Chair of English at King's College, University of London, who died in 1967. The aim has been to offer to the public a book of essays which have a direct bearing upon his central academic interests and which is thus structured, in some measure, after his mind. He saw the study of the language and literature (together with the history and archaeology) of early Britain and Scandinavia as forming a single coherent discipline and this concept
The nun's priest's tale by Geoffrey Chaucer( Book )

10 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and English, Middle and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geannoteerde tekstuitgave van een fragment uit de Canterbury tales (ca. 1370)
Book production and publishing in Britain, 1375-1475( Book )

16 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English and international : studies in the literature, art, and patronage of medieval England by Elizabeth Salter( Book )

10 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An annotated critical bibliography of Langland by Derek Pearsall( Book )

15 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manuscripts and readers in fifteenth-century England : the literary implications of manuscript study : essays from the 1981 conference at the University of York( Book )

16 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chaucer to Spenser : an anthology of writings in English, 1375-1575( Book )

18 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gothic Europe, 1200-1450 by Derek Pearsall( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over maatschappelijke en cultuurhistorische aspecten van Europa in de periode 1200-1450
Chaucer to Spenser : a critical reader( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a collection of previously published essays on late medieval and early modern literature, designed to act as a companion to Chaucer to Spenser: An Anthology of Writings in English 1375-1575, edited by Derek Pearsall (1999). The object of that anthology is to provide representation of a variety of kinds of prose and verse, including some not traditionally regarded as canonically "literary," and also to trespass beyond the boundaries of the conventional medieval/early modern divide." "This volume of essays will provide some of the critical backing for those decisions about the canon and about periodization, and also give evidence of the vigor of opinion and debate in the field in general."--Jacket
John Lydgate (1371-1449) : a bio-bibliography by Derek Pearsall( Book )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New directions in later medieval manuscript studies : essays from the 1998 Harvard conference by Derek Pearsall( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The study of manuscripts is one of the most active areas of current research in medieval studies: manuscripts are the basic primary material evidence for literary scholars, historians and art-historians alike, and there has been an explosion of interest over the past twenty years. Manuscript study has developed enormously: codices are no longer treated as inert witnesses to a culture whose character has already been determined by the modern scholar, but are active participants in a process of exploration and discovery. The articles collected here discuss the future of this process and vital questions about manuscript study for tomorrow's explorers. They deal with codicology and book production, with textual criticism, with the material structure of the medieval book, with the relation of manuscripts to literary culture, to social history and to the medieval theatre, and with the importance to manuscript study of the emerging technology of computerised digitisation and hypertext display. The essays provide an end-of-millennium perspective on the most vigorous developments in a rapidly expanding field of study.; Derek Pearsall is former Professor and Co-Director of the Centre for Medieval Studies, York, and Professor of English at Harvard University
 
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Arthurian romance : a short introduction
Alternative Names
Pearsall, D.

Pearsall, D. 1931-

Pearsall, D. A.

Pearsall, D. A. 1931-

Pearsall, D. A. (Derek Albert)

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The life of Geoffrey Chaucer : a critical biographyThe Canterbury talesArthurian romance : a short introductionBook production and publishing in Britain, 1375-1475English and international : studies in the literature, art, and patronage of medieval EnglandChaucer to Spenser : an anthology of writings in English, 1375-1575Gothic Europe, 1200-1450Chaucer to Spenser : a critical readerNew directions in later medieval manuscript studies : essays from the 1998 Harvard conference