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Langland, William

Overview
Works: 317 works in 1,008 publications in 8 languages and 2,579 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Sources  Manuscripts  Romances  Prescriptions, formulae, receipts, etc 
Roles: Author, Other, Editor, Honoree
Classifications: PR2013, 821.1
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Most widely held works about William Langland
 
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Piers the Plowman by William Langland( Book )

274 editions published between 1856 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piers Plowman is one of the most significant works of medieval literature. Astonishing in its cultural and theological scope, William Langland's iconoclastic masterpiece is at once a historical relic and a deeply spiritual vision, probing not only the social and religious aristocracy but also the day-to-day realities of a largely voiceless proletariat class. E. Talbot Donaldson's translation of the text has been selected for this Norton Critical Edition because of its skillful emulation of the original poem's distinct alliterative verse. Selections of the authoritative Middle English text are also included for comparative analysis. Sources and Backgrounds includes a large collection of contemporary religious and historical documents pertaining to the poem, including selections from the Douai Bible, accounts of the plague, and legal statutes. Criticism includes twenty interpretive essays by leading medievalists, among them E. Talbot Donaldson, George Kane, Jill Mann, Derek Pearsall, C. David Benson, and Elizabeth D. Kirk. A Glossary and Selected Bibliography are also included. --W.W. Norton and Company
Piers Plowman : the A version by William Langland( Book )

23 editions published between 1960 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The fourteenth-century Piers Plowman is one of the most influential poems from the Age of Chaucer. Following the character Will on his quest for the true Christian life, the three dream narratives that make up this work address a number of pressing political, social, moral, and educational issues of the late Middle Ages. Míceál F. Vaughan presents a fresh edition of the A version, an earlier and shorter version of this great work. Unlike the B and C versions, there is no modern, affordable edition of the A version available. For the first time in decades, students and scholars of medieval literature now have access to this important work. Vaughan's clean, uncluttered text is accompanied by ample glossing of difficult Middle English words. An expansive introduction, which includes a narrative summary of the poem, textual notes, detailed endnotes, and a select bibliography frame the text, making this edition ideal for classroom use. This is the first classroom edition of the A version since Thomas A. Knott and David C. Fowler's celebrated 1952 publication. Based on an early-fifteenth-century manuscript from the University of Oxford's Bodleian Library, Vaughan's text offers a unique rendition of the poem, and it is the first modern edition not to attribute the poem to William Langland. By conservatively editing one important witness of Piers Plowman, Vaughan takes a new generation of students to an early version of this great medieval poem."--Publisher's website
Piers Plowman : the Z version by William Langland( )

11 editions published between 1983 and 2000 in English and English, Middle and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piers Plowman : a parallel-text edition of the A, B, C and Z versions by William Langland( Book )

16 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and English, Middle and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This work--a parallel-text edition that contains all four versions of Piers Plowman--constitutes a major enterprise of textual scholarship and will provide for students of Langland a modern equivalent to Skeat's standard edition of 1886. This revised and corrected three-volume set is specifically designed to facilitate study of the parallel text (Volume 1) alongside both the textual notes (Volume 2, Part 1) and the commentary/glossary (Volume 2, Part 2), and is intended to make the entire edition available to as many students of Langland as possible. Volume 1 revises the first edition published by Longman in 1995. The two-part Volume 2 contains in a full and clearly presented form all the material essential for advanced study of a great medieval poem that continues to attract wide and intense interest." -- Publisher's description
Piers the Plowman : a critical edition of the A-version by William Langland( Book )

17 editions published between 1952 and 1969 in 3 languages and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An authoritative edition which contains a historical introduction, explanatory notes, textual notes and a glossary. A full-bodied presentation of the A-version of the poem
Piers Plowman, the B version : Will's visions of Piers Plowman, Do-well, Do-better, and Do-best by William Langland( Book )

18 editions published between 1975 and 1988 in 4 languages and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The vision of William concerning Piers the Plowman in three parallel texts : together with Richard the Redeless by William Langland( Book )

34 editions published between 1886 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The vision of Piers Plowman : a critical edition of the B-text based on Trinity College Cambridge MS B.15.17 by William Langland( Book )

18 editions published between 1978 and 2003 in English and English, Middle and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piers Plowman : a new translation of the B-text by William Langland( Book )

12 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a new annotated translation of the B-text, Langland's own extensive revision of his original text. One of the greatest poems of the English Middle Ages, Piers Plowman remains of enduring interest for its vivid picture of the whole life of medieval society, its deeply imaginative religious vision, and its passionate concern to see justice and truth prevail in our world
Piers Plowman, the A version : Will's visions of Piers Plowman and Do-well by William Langland( Book )

10 editions published between 1960 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piers Plowman : the C-text by William Langland( Book )

9 editions published between 1978 and 1999 in English and English, Middle and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The vision of William concerning Piers Plowman, together with Vita de Dowel, Dobet, et Dobest, secundum Wit et Resoun by William Langland( Book )

17 editions published between 1867 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book concerning Piers the plowman by William Langland( Book )

17 editions published between 1957 and 1967 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Piers Plowman electronic archive by William Langland( Book )

in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The vision of Pierce Plowman by William Langland( Book )

13 editions published between 1550 and 1976 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The vision of Pierce Plowman : now fyrste imprynted by Roberte Crowley, dwellyng in Ely rentes in Holburne. Anno Domini. 1550. Cum priuilegio ad imprimendu[m] solum by William Langland( )

2 editions published in 1550 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The vision of William concerning Piers the Plowman in three parallel texts; together with Richard the Redeless by William Langland( Book )

14 editions published between 1886 and 2001 in English and English, Middle and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Will's visions of Piers Plowman, do-well, do-better, and do-best by William Langland( Book )

13 editions published between 1975 and 1997 in English and English, Middle and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This definitive edition of the C Version of Piers Plowman presents the poem in its second, uncompleted revision. Its base is the text in Huntington Library MS 143, corrected and restored from the evidence of all known manuscripts of the C tradition to that of the first fair copy of the poet's revision materials. The correction and restoration are described in an extensive Introduction, and there is a full apparatus of variant readings
The vision of William concerning Piers the plowman : According to the version rev. and enl. by the author about A.D. 1377 by William Langland( Book )

12 editions published between 1879 and 1965 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piers Plowman : the Donaldson translation, Middle English text, sources and backgrounds, criticism by William Langland( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Piers Plowman is one of the most significant works of medieval literature. Astonishing in its cultural and theological scope, William Langland's iconoclastic masterpiece is at once a historical relic and a deeply spiritual vision, probing not only the social and religious aristocracy but also the day-to-day realities of a largely voiceless proletariat class. E. Talbot Donaldson's translation of the text has been selected for this Norton Critical Edition because of its skillful emulation of the original poem's distinct alliterative verse. Selections of the authoritative Middle English text are also included for comparative analysis. "Sources and Backgrounds" includes a large collection of contemporary religious and historical documents pertaining to the poem, including selections from the Douai Bible, accounts of the plague, and legal statutes. "Criticism" includes twenty interpretive essays by leading medievalists, among them E. Talbot Donaldson, George Kane, Jill Mann, Derek Pearsall, C. David Benson, and Elizabeth D. Kirk. A Glossary and Selected Bibliography are also included."--Publisher's website
 
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Piers Plowman : the A version
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Piers Plowman : the A versionPiers Plowman : a parallel-text edition of the A, B, C and Z versionsThe vision of Piers Plowman : a critical edition of the B-text based on Trinity College Cambridge MS B.15.17Piers Plowman : a new translation of the B-textPiers Plowman : the C-textThe vision of William concerning Piers Plowman, together with Vita de Dowel, Dobet, et Dobest, secundum Wit et ResounThe Piers Plowman electronic archiveWill's visions of Piers Plowman, do-well, do-better, and do-bestPiers Plowman : the Donaldson translation, Middle English text, sources and backgrounds, criticism
Alternative Names
Langland.

Langland, Robert 1330?-1400?

Langland, Uĭli͡am 1330?-1400?

Langland, W.

Langland, W. 1332-1400

Langlande, W.

Langlande, W. 1332-1400

Langlande, William

Langlande, William 1330-1400

Langlande, William 1332-1400

Langley Robert 1325?-1390?

Langley, William.

Langley William 1325?-1390?

Langley, William 1330-1400

Langley, William 1332-1400

Longland, Robert

Longland, Robert 1330-1400

Longland, Robert 1332-1400

Longlande, Robert

Longlande Robert 1325?-1390?

Longlande, Robert 1330-1400

Longlande, Robert 1332-1400

Longlande, W.

Longlande, W. 1332-1400

Longlande, William

Longlande, William 1330-1400

Longlande, William 1332-1400

Robert 1332-1400 Longland

Robert Longland

Robert Longland 1332-1400

Wilhelm 1332-1400 Langland

Wilhelm Langland

Wilhelm Langland 1332-1400

William 1332-1400 Langland

William 1332-1400 Longland

William de Langley

William de Langley 1325?-1390?

William Langland

William Langland 1332-1400

William Langland angielski poeta

William Langland englischer Dichter

William Langland schrijver uit Engeland (1332-1386)

William Langland scrittore britannico

William Longland

William Longland 1332-1400

Ленгленд, Уильям

ولیم لینگلینڈ

ويليام لانغلاند كاتب إنجليزي

ویلیام لنگلند نویسنده و شاعر انگلیسی

랭글런드, 윌리엄 1330?-1400?

ウィリアム・ラングランド

ラングランド

ラングランド, ウィリアム

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