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Four Wycliffite dialogues : Dialogue between Jon and Richard ; Dialogue between a friar and a secular ; Dialogue between Reson and Gabbyng ; Dialogue between a clerk and a knight /
edited by Fiona Somerset.
imprint
Oxford : Published for the Early English Text Society by Oxford University Press, 2009.
description
lxxi, 151 p., [1] leaf of plates : ill. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0199578486, 9780199578481
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imprint
Oxford : Published for the Early English Text Society by Oxford University Press, 2009.
isbn
0199578486
9780199578481
language note
Middle English text with modern English notes.
catalogue key
7011140
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
This edition features four previously unpublished heretical dialogues in Middle English, translated or adapted from Wycliffite sources composed circa 1380-1420.
Main Description
An edition of four previously unpublished heretical dialogues in Middle English, translated or adapted from Wycliffite sources composed circa 1380-1420. These previously unpublished prose treatises, cast as fictional dialogues, all survive in the form of single manuscripts, probably bydifferent authors, but they cohere in their ideological outlook, subject matter, and debate form. The Dialogue between Jon and Richard concerns the four orders of friars; the Dialogue between a Friar and a Secular claims to be the written record of an oral debate that took place before a Lord Dukeof Gloucester, and invites the lord to judge the two disputants: the friar offers a series of tendentious propositions on salvation, sin, and mendicancy, rebutted by the secular priest. The Dialogue between Reson and Gabbyng is a free translation and adaptation of the first twelve chapters ofWyclif's Dialogus (Speculum ecclesie militantis). The Dialogue between a Clerk and a Knight stages a conflict between papal and imperial, or regal, power, insisting on the rights of the king and his lords to remove the goods of corrupt clergy from England. These dialogues provide a comprehensiveintroduction to Wycliffite belief, and arguments on a range of controversial topics. The edition includes an introduction, detailed explanatory notes, and a glossary.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrationsp. viii
Abbreviationsp. ix
Introduction
Scope of the Editionp. xiii
Descriptions of the Manuscriptsp. xvii
Language of the Textsp. xxxviii
Sources, Influences, and Circulation of Textsp. xliii
Editorial Methodp. lv
Bibliographyp. lxi
Four Wycliffite Dialogues
Dialogue between Jon and Richardp. 3
Dialogue between a Friar and a Secularp. 32
Dialogue between Reson and Gabbyngp. 43
Dialogue between a Clerk and a Knightp. 54
Explanatory Notes
Dialogue between Jon and Richardp. 69
Dialogue between a Friar and a Secularp. 87
Dialogue between Reson and Gabbyngp. 97
Dialogue between a Clerk and a Knightp. 107
Glossaryp. 115
Index of Biblical Quotationsp. 147
General Indexp. 150
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