Wynnere and Wastoure and the Parlement of the Thre Ages (Paperback)

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By Warren Ginsberg (Editor)
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This edition contains two poems valuable to the study of satire of social abuses in the fourteenth century: Wynnere and Wastoure and The Parlement of the Thre Ages. Both combine two genres of medieval poetry: dream visions and poetic debates. As the editor observes, the poem's perspectives are truly dizzying: on the one hand, economics, politics, ethics and social relations are seen as an interrelated set of universal, timeless principles; on the other, they appear as actual, contingent conditions that have resulted from specific acts in history. The editions include notes, glosses, an introduction, and a glossary, making them accessible to beginning and advanced students in Middle English alike.

About the Author

Warren Ginsberg graduated with an MA from SUNY at Stony Brook in 1971; he received his Ph.D. in Medieval Studies from Yale University in 1975. He has taught at Yale and SUNY at Albany; he joined the faculty at the University of Oregon in 2000. Among other honors, he was named a Guggenheim Fellow in 1999; Distinguished Professor of English in 2003; and Knight Professor of Humanities in 2007. His work has focused especially on the aesthetic, social, and political aspects of cross-cultural translation in Middle English, Medieval Italian, and classical Latin works.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781879288263
ISBN-10: 1879288265
Publisher: Medieval Institute Publications
Publication Date: October 1st, 1992
Pages: 91
Language: English
Series: Teams Middle English Texts