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Windeatt, B. A. (Barry A.) 1950-

Overview
Works: 44 works in 261 publications in 5 languages and 5,914 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  History  Biography  Sources  Devotional literature  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Literature  Prayers and devotions 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Contributor, Photographer
Classifications: PR1895, 821.1
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Most widely held works by B. A Windeatt
Troilus and Criseyde by Geoffrey Chaucer( )

78 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 2,839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The three Oxford Guides to Chaucer are written by scholars of international repute, with the purpose of summarizing what is known about his works and offering interpretations based on recent advances in both historical knowledge and theoretical understanding. Barry Windeatt's volume on Troilus and Criseyde examines the poem that is Chaucer's most ambitious single achievement, his masterpiece, and one of the very finest narrative poems in the English language. The story of love fulfilled and trust betrayed - of how Troilus and Criseyde discover love, and how she abandons him for Diomede after her departure from Troy - is presented by Chaucer with profound insight into human character and explored through its philosophical and spiritual dimensions. This Oxford Guide is the most comprehensive introduction to Troilus and Criseyde yet produced. It includes the fullest and most convenient account of Chaucer's imaginative use of his sources, the first extended analysis of the poem's originality of genre, and a readable commentary on all aspects of the work, its structure, themes, characterization, and style. It also contains a survey of literary responses to Troilus in the three centuries following Chaucer's death. The Guide combines the informative substance of a reference book with the coherence of a critical reading, and is set to establish itself as a standard work on Troilus and Criseyde
Chaucer traditions : studies in honour of Derek Brewer by Ruth Morse( Book )

15 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chaucer was perceived as the father of English poetry, and his works gave rise to a diversity of traditions of both creative response and critical commentary, to subsequent 'Chaucerian' authors and to a body of comment about his writings. This book is the first to describe Chaucer's literary influence across a wide range of writers and periods. It takes as its theme the variety of responses to Chaucer or 'Chaucer Traditions', and addresses topics of special interest arising from the effects Chaucer's work had on subsequent writers in the three centuries leading up to Dryden. Each essay focuses on a certain writer or literary tradition discussing these in the context of Chaucer's work and its influence. The result is an important collection of essays which will be of interest to all teachers and students of Chaucer, as well as to scholars of poetry in later periods
The book of Margery Kempe, fourteen hundred & thirty-six by Margery Kempe( Book )

45 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The earliest known autobiography of an English person and one of the most engaging of Christian 'Lives'. The author describes in homely, unembarrassed detail the madness that followed the birth of her first child, the failure of her brewery business in King's Lynn, her conversion and--the bulk and purpose of this book--her life's journey towards God. The story of difficulties with her husband, lone pilgrimages abroad, uncontrollable tears, meditation and visions is remarkable and touching less as a work of mysticism, but as a portrait of the world of a medieval woman, and a record of human faith
English mystics of the Middle Ages by B. A Windeatt( Book )

23 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and English, Middle and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This edition brings together for the first time key texts representing the writings of the medieval English mystics. The texts are newly edited from the manuscripts, and are supplemented with textual and explanatory notes and a glossary. The book focusses on five major authors, Richard Rolle, Walter Hilton, the anonymous author of The Cloud of Unknowing, Dame Julian of Norwich, and Margery Kempe. Shorter works are presented whole, where possible, and accompanied by extracts from the mystics' longer works; extracts from contemporary translations into English are also included to illustrate the reception of European mystical texts in later medieval England. Overall, this volume makes accessible some of the best work by English contemplatives and visionaries of the Middle Ages
Chaucer's dream poetry : sources and analogues by B. A Windeatt( Book )

11 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traditions and innovations in the study of Middle English literature : the influence of Derek Brewer by Charlotte Brewer( )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Derek Brewer (1923-2008) was one of the most influential medievalists of the twentieth century, first through his own publications and teaching, and later as the founder of his own academic publishing firm. His working life of some sixty years, from the late 1940s to the 2000s, saw enormous advances in the study of Chaucer and of Arthurian romance, and of medieval literature more generally. He was in the forefront of such changes, and his understandings of Chaucer and of Malory remain at the core of the modern critical mainstream. Essays in this collection take their starting point from his ideas and interests, before offering their own fresh thinking in those key areas of medieval studies in which he pioneered innovations which remain central: Chaucer's knight and knightly virtues; class-distinction; narrators and narrative time; lovers and loving in medieval romance; ideals of feminine beauty; love, friendship and masculinities; medieval laughter; symbolic stories, the nature of romance, and the ends of storytelling; the wholeness of Malory's Morte Darthur; modern study of the medieval material book; Chaucer's poetic language and modern dictionaries; and Chaucerian afterlives. This collection builds towards an intellectual profile of a modern medievalist, cumulatively registering how the potential of Derek Brewer's work is being reinterpreted and is renewing itself now and into the future of medieval studies"--Provided by publisher
A book of showings to the anchoress Julian of Norwich by Julian( Book )

12 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Julian of Norwich is one of the most celebrated figures of the English Middle Ages. She is esteemed as one of the subtlest writers and profoundest thinkers of the period for her account of the revelations that she experienced in 1373. Julian lived as an anchoress in Norwich, and after recovering from a serious illness she described the visions that had come to her during her suffering. She conceived of a loving and compassionate God, merciful and forgiving, and believed in our ability to reach self-knowledge through sin. She wrote of God as our mother, and embraced strikingly independent theological opinions. This new translation conveys the poise and serenity of Julian's prose style to the modern reader. It includes both the short and long texts, written twenty years apart, through which Julian developed her ideas. In his introduction Barry Windeatt considers Julian's astonishingly positive vision of humanity and its potential for spiritual transformation."--
Traditions and innovations in the study of Medieval English literature : the influence of Derek Brewer by Charlotte Brewer( Book )

9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Derek Brewer (1923-2008) was one of the most influential medievalists of the twentieth century, first through his own publications and teaching, and later as a pioneer in academic publishing. Essays in this collection take their starting point from his ideas and interests, before offering their own fresh thinking in those key areas of medieval studies in which he pioneered innovations which remain central, from Chaucer's knight and knightly virtues to the wholeness of Malory's 'Morte Darthur'
Revelations of divine love (short text and long text) by Julian( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English, Middle and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Julian of Norwich (1342-c.1416) is the earliest author writing in English who can be identified as a woman. She is also esteemed as one of the subtlest writers and profoundest thinkers of the period for her account of the revelations that she experienced in 1373. This edition presents both the shorter and longer versions of her book about her revelations, setting them in parallel for ease of comparison, with comprehensive explanatory and textual commentaries, and also with a glossary. Barry Windeatt provides a text that is likely to be closest to Julian's own language. A substantial introduction provides up-to-date information about Julian's circumstances, Julian's Norwich, her revelations, the relationship between her two texts, the theological background to her principal themes (including Christ as our mother), and a survey of the reception history of her work up to the present. A textual introduction and full apparatus guide the reader through the complex textual issues behind Julian's writing
Oxford guides to Chaucer : Troilus and Criseyde by B. A Windeatt( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The three Oxford Guides to Chaucer are written by scholars of international repute, with the purpose of summarizing what is known about his works and offering interpretations based on recent advances in both historical knowledge and theoretical understanding. Barry Windeatt's volume on Troilus and Criseyde examines the poem that is Chaucer's most ambitious single achievement, his masterpiece, and one of the very finest narrative poems in the English language. The story of love fulfilled and trust betrayed - of how Troilus and Criseyde discover love, and how she abandons him for Diomede after her departure from Troy - is presented by Chaucer with profound insight into human character and explored through its philosophical and spiritual dimensions. This Oxford Guide is the most comprehensive introduction to Troilus and Criseyde yet produced. It includes the fullest and most convenient account of Chaucer's imaginative use of his sources, the first extended analysis of the poem's originality of genre, and a readable commentary on all aspects of the work, its structure, themes, characterization, and style. It also contains a survey of literary responses to Troilus in the three centuries following Chaucer's death. The Guide combines the informative substance of a reference book with the coherence of a critical reading, and is set to establish itself as a standard work on Troilus and Criseyde
Geoffrey Chaucer, the pardoner's tale : notes by B. A Windeatt( Book )

7 editions published between 1980 and 1995 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pardoner's tale : notes by B. A Windeatt( Book )

2 editions published between 1980 and 1992 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book of Margery Kempe : a woman's life in the Middle Ages by Margery Kempe( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ma ge li zhi shu by Margery Kempe( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in Chinese and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to be a medieval woman by Margery Kempe( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'And then he, completely astonished at her words, left off his lewdness, saying to her as many a man had done before, "Either you are a truly good woman or else a truly wicked woman." 'Brave, outspoken and guaranteed to annoy people wherever she went - including exasperated fellow pilgrims in Jerusalem and her long-suffering husband - Margery Kempe was one of the most vivid and unforgettable voices of the Middle Ages. Whether travelling alone, getting herself arrested or having visions of marrying Jesus, Margery repeatedly defied feminine convention - and also managed to compose the first autobiography in English, despite being unable to read or write.One of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ever Penguin Classic in 1946. Each book gives readers a taste of the Classics' huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries - including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants
Traditions and innovations in the study of Middle English literature : the influence of Derek Brewer( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Derek Brewer (1923-2008) was one of the most influential medievalists of the twentieth century, first through his own publications and teaching, and later as the founder of his own academic publishing firm. His working life of some sixty years, from the late 1940s to the 2000s, saw enormous advances in the study of Chaucer and of Arthurian romance, and of medieval literature more generally. He was in the forefront of such changes, and his understandings of Chaucer and of Malory remain at the core of the modern critical mainstream. Essays in this collection take their starting point from his ideas and interests, before offering their own fresh thinking in those key areas of medieval studies in which he pioneered innovations which remain central: Chaucer's knight and knightly virtues; class-distinction; narrators and narrative time; lovers and loving in medieval romance; ideals of feminine beauty; love, friendship and masculinities; medieval laughter; symbolic stories, the nature of romance, and the ends of storytelling; the wholeness of Malory's Morte Darthur; modern study of the medieval material book; Chaucer's poetic language and modern dictionaries; and Chaucerian afterlives. This collection builds towards an intellectual profile of a modern medievalist, cumulatively registering how the potential of Derek Brewer's work is being reinterpreted and is renewing itself now and into the future of medieval studies. Charlotte Brewer is Professor of English Language and Literature at Oxford University and a Fellow of Hertford College, Oxford; Barry Windeatt is Professor of English in the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge. Contributors: Elizabeth Archibald, Charlotte Brewer, Mary Carruthers, Christopher Cannon, Helen Cooper, A.S.G. Edwards, Jill Mann, Alastair Minnis, Derek Pearsall, Corinne Saunders, James Simpson, A.C. Spearing, Jacqueline Tasioulas, Robert Yeager, Barry Windeatt
Troilus and Criseyde : a new ed. of "The book of Troilus" by Geoffrey Chaucer( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Julian of Norwich : an introduction to the "Revelations of Divine Love" by Julian( Book )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Julian of Norwich (1342-c.1416) is the earliest author writing in English who can be identified as a woman. She is also esteemed as one of the subtlest writers and profoundest thinkers of the period for her account of the revelations that she experienced in 1373. This edition presents both the shorter and longer versions of her book about her revelations, setting them in parallel for ease of comparison, with comprehensive explanatory and textual commentaries, and also with a glossary. Barry Windeatt provides a text that is likely to be closest to Julian's own language. A substantial introduction provides up-to-date information about Julian's circumstances, Julian's Norwich, her revelations, the relationship between her two texts, the theological background to her principal themes (including Christ as our mother), and a survey of the reception history of her work up to the present. A textual introduction and full apparatus guide the reader through the complex textual issues behind Julian's writing
Penguin Classics Introduction to The Book of Margery Kempe by Margery Kempe by B. A Windeatt( )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Pardoner's tale : Geoffrey Chaucer by B. A Windeatt( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Troilus and Criseyde
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Chaucer traditions : studies in honour of Derek BrewerThe book of Margery Kempe, fourteen hundred & thirty-sixEnglish mystics of the Middle AgesChaucer's dream poetry : sources and analoguesOxford guides to Chaucer : Troilus and Criseyde
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Windeatt B.A.

Windeatt, B. A. 1950-

Windeatt, B. A. (Barry A.), 1950-

Windeatt, Barry

Windeatt, Barry 1950-

Windeatt, Barry A.

Windeatt, Barry A. 1950-

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