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  1. Set texts and recommended editions 4 items
    1. Many of the primary texts we will read for this course are available on-line from the TEAMS Middle English Texts website [TEAMS], and all of them will be available from the library.  Before the course begins, you will need to buy a copy of each of the following: 

    2. Troilus and Criseyde - Geoffrey Chaucer, Barry A. Windeatt 2003

      Book Suggested for Student Purchase

    3. The Canterbury Tales - Geoffrey Chaucer, Jill Mann 2005

      Book Suggested for Student Purchase

    4. Piers Plowman: A Critical Edition of the B-text - William Langland, A. V. C. Schmidt 1995

      Book Suggested for Student Purchase

  2. General Bibliography 42 items
    1. London 1300-1540 - Caroline Barron

      Chapter Further

    2. London 1300-1540 - Caroline Barron

      Chapter Further

    3. London - C. David Benson

      Chapter Further

    4. London Books and London Readers - Julia Boffey

      Chapter Further

    5. The Rise of London’s Book Trade - C. Paul Christianson

      Chapter Further

    6. Medieval Crime and Social Control - Barbara A. Hanawalt, David Wallace 1999

      Book Further

    7. Medieval Crime and Social Control - Barbara A. Hanawalt, David Wallace 1999

      Book Further

    8. London Literature, 1300-1380 - Ralph Hanna 2005

      Book Further

    9. London Literature, 1300-1380 - Ralph Hanna 2005 (electronic book)

      Book Further

    10. City - Jonathan Hsy

      Chapter Further

    11. City - Jonathan Hsy

      Chapter Further

    12. London Texts and Literate Practice - Sheila Lindenbaum

      Chapter Further

    13. City and Country, Wealth and Labour - Sarah Rees Jones

      Chapter Further

    14. Deviance and Power in Late Medieval London - Frank Rexroth, Pamela Eve Selwyn 2007

      Book Further

    15. Middle Class Writing in Late Medieval London - Malcolm Richardson 2010

      Book Further

    16. Medieval London Houses - John Schofield 1994

      Book Further

  3. Week 2: Scenes from Medieval London 20 items
    1. Primary Reading 5 items
      1. Bevis of Hampton - R.B. Herzman 1999

        Chapter Essential

      2. The Book of Margery Kempe - Margery Kempe, Lynn Staley (ed.) 1996

        Book Essential

      3. Piers Plowman: the C-text - William Langland, Derek Pearsall 1994

        Book Essential passus 5, ll. 1-108 (pp. 110-15)

      4. London Lickpenny - James M. Dean 1996

        Chapter Essential

      5. London, Thou Art of Townes A Per Se - Mark Ford 2012

        Chapter Essential

    2. Secondary Reading 15 items
      1. Medieval Market Morality - James Davis 2013

        Book Recommended

      2. Medieval Market Morality - James Davis 2011 (electronic book)

        Book Recommended

      3. Margery Kempe - Carolyn Dinshaw

        Chapter Recommended

      4. Margey Kempe - Carolyn Dinshaw

        Chapter Recommended

      5. Community - Lianna Farber 2006

        Chapter Recommended

      6. City - Jonathan Hsy

        Chapter Recommended

      7. City - Jonathan Hsy

        Chapter Recommended

      8. City and Country, Wealth and Labour - Sarah Rees Jones

        Chapter Recommended

      9. The City and the Text: London Literature - Alison Wiggins

        Chapter Recommended

  4. Week 3: Westminster 23 items
    1. Primary Reading 3 items
      1. Sermon for the Fifth Sunday after Easter - Thomas Brinton

        Chapter Essential

      2. Piers Plowman: A Critical Edition of the B-text - William Langland, A. V. C. Schmidt (ed.) 1995

        Book Suggested for Student Purchase prologue and passus 2-4

      3. Accounts of Richard’s 1377 Coronation Entry - A.G. Rigg, David R. Carlson 2003

        Chapter Essential

    2. Secondary Reading 19 items
      1. The Theme of Government in Piers Plowman - Anna P. Baldwin 1981

        Book Recommended

      2. Parliament and Literature in Late Medieval England - Matthew Giancarlo 2010

        Book Recommended

      3. The Trials of Alice Perrers - W. Mark Ormrod 2008

        Article Recommended

    3. Online resources 1 item
  5. Week 4: The City and the Suburbs 18 items
    1. Primary Reading 6 items
      1. 'The Canon’s Yeoman’s Tale' - Carolyn P. Collette, Vincent DiMarco

        Chapter Essential

      2. 'The Canon’s Yeoman’s Tale' - Carolyn P. Collette, Vincent DiMarco

        Chapter Essential

      3. 'The Cook’s Tale' - John Scattergood

        Chapter Essential

      4. 'The Cook’s Tale' - John Scattergood

        Chapter Essential

    2. Secondary Reading 12 items
      1. Chaucer and the Language of London - Christopher Cannon 2006

        Chapter Recommended

      2. The Work of Alchemy - Peggy Ann Knapp 2000

        Article Recommended

  6. Week 5: St Paul’s Cathedral 27 items
    1. Primary Reading 7 items
      1. St Erkenwald

        Chapter Essential

        • The text is also available in other editions: 

      2. St Erkenwald - Ruth Morse 1975

        Book Recommended

      3. Saint Erkenwald - Marie Borroff 2011

        Chapter Recommended

      4. Translation: 

      5. St Erkenwald

        Chapter Recommended

    2. Secondary Reading 17 items
      1. The Authorship of 'St. Erkenwald' - Larry D. Benson 1965

        Article Recommended

      2. St. Erkenwald and the Crafty Chronicles - Thorlac Turville-Petre 2005

        Chapter Recommended

    3. Further Reading 3 items
      1. Cathedral, City, and State, 1300-1540 - Caroline M. Barron 2004

        Chapter Further

  7. Week 6: New Troy 18 items
    1. Primary Reading 1 item
      1. Troilus and Criseyde - Geoffrey Chaucer, Barry A. Windeatt 2003

        Book Suggested for Student Purchase

    2. Secondary Reading 17 items
      1. “Our owen wo to drynke": Dying Inside in Troilus and Criseyde - Louise Olga Fradenburg 2002

        Chapter Recommended

      2. Chaucer’s History-Effect - Steven Justice 2013

        Chapter Recommended

      3. Historicity, Femininity, and Chaucer's Troilus - Gayle Margherita 1994

        Article Recommended

      4. Chaucer and Pagan Antiquity - A. J. Minnis 1982

        Book Recommended

      5. Troilus and Criseyde and the Subject of History - Lee Patterson 1991

        Chapter Recommended

      6. Women's Letters and Private Space in Chaucer - Sarah Stanbury 1994

        Article Recommended

      7. Troilus and Criseyde - Barry Windeatt 1992

        Book Recommended

  8. Week 7: Reading and Consultation Week 0 items
    No suggested reading
  9. Week 8: London and the 1381 Rising, 1 11 items
    1. Primary Reading 2 items
      1. Knighton's Chronicle, 1337-1396 - Henry Knighton, G. H. Martin 1995

        Book Essential pp. 206-241

      2. Piers Plowman: A Critical Edition of the B-text - William Langland, A. V. C. Schmidt 1995

        Book Suggested for Student Purchase passus 6

    2. Secondary Reading 9 items
      1. Vox Populi and the Literature of 1381 - David Aers 1999

        Chapter Recommended

      2. The Writing Lesson of 1381 - Susan Crane 1992

        Chapter Recommended

      3. The Writing Lesson of 1381 - Susan Crane 1992

        Chapter Recommended

      4. Writing and Rebellion: England in 1381 - Steven Justice 1994

        Book Recommended

      5. Writing and Rebellion: England in 1381 - Steven Justice 1994 (electronic book)

        Book Recommended

      6. Interpretative Models for the Peasants’ Revolt - Derek Pearsall 1989

        Chapter Recommended

  10. Week 9: London and the 1381 Rising, 2 20 items
    1. Primary Reading 2 items
      1. The Nun’s Priest’s Tale - Geoffrey Chaucer, Jill Mann 2005

        Chapter Suggested for Student Purchase

      2. Vox Clamantis - John Gower 1962

        Chapter Essential

    2. Secondary Reading 18 items
      1. The Writing Lesson of 1381 - Susan Crane 1992

        Chapter Recommended

      2. The Writing Lesson of 1381 - Susan Crane 1992

        Chapter Recommended

      3. The Latin Works: Politics, Lament, and Praise - A.G. Rigg, Edward S. Moore

        Chapter Recommended

      4. Amoral Gower: Language, Sex, and Politics - Diane Watt 2003

        Book Recommended

      5. Amoral Gower: Language, Sex, and Politics - Diane Watt 2003 (electronic book)

        Book Recommended

  11. Week 10: London Scribes, 1 17 items
    1. Secondary Reading 17 items
      1. London Books and London Readers - Julia Boffey

        Chapter Recommended

      2. Manuscript and Print in London c. 1475-1530 - Julia Boffey 2012

        Book Recommended

      3. The Rise of London’s Book Trade - C. Paul Christianson

        Chapter Recommended

      4. The Rise of London’s Book Trade - C. Paul Christianson

        Chapter Recommended

      5. London Literature, 1300-1380 - Ralph Hanna 2005

        Book Recommended

      6. London Literature, 1300-1380 - Ralph Hanna 2005 (electronic book)

        Book Recommended

      7. London Texts and Literate Practice - Sheila Lindenbaum 1999

        Chapter Recommended

      8. London Texts and Literate Practice - Sheila Lindenbaum 1999

        Chapter Recommended

      9. Vernacular Literary Manuscripts and Their Scribes - Linne R. Mooney 2011

        Chapter Recommended

  12. Week 11: London Scribes, 2 26 items
    1. Primary Reading 1 item
      1. ‘My Compleinte’ and ‘A Dialoge' - Thomas Hoccleve

        Chapter Essential

    2. Secondary Reading 25 items
      1. Thomas Hoccleve’s Heretics - Andrew Cole 2010

        Chapter Recommended

      2. Thomas Hoccleve’s Spectacles - Shannon Gayk 2010

        Chapter Recommended

      3. Hoccleve's Unregimented Body - Antony J. Hasler 1990

        Article Recommended

      4. Public Interiorities - David Lawton 2013

        Chapter Recommended

      5. Public Interiorities - David Lawton 2013

        Chapter Recommended

      6. Thomas Hoccleve - Sheila Lindenbaum 2013

        Chapter Recommended

      7. Thomas Hoccleve - Sheila Lindenbaum 2013

        Chapter Recommended

      8. Hoccleve and the Apprehension of Money - Robert J. Meyer-Lee 2001

        Article Recommended

      9. Thomas Hoccleve: Beggar Laureate - Robert J. Meyer-Lee 2009

        Chapter Recommended

      10. Thomas Hoccleve: Beggar Laureate - Robert J. Meyer-Lee 2009

        Chapter Recommended

  13. Week 12:London Scribes, 3 25 items
    1. Primary Reading 6 items
      1. The Testament of Love - Thomas Usk, R. Allen Shoaf 1998

        Book Essential

        • Also available in:

      2. A Book of London English, 1384-1425 - R. W. Chambers, Marjorie Daunt, M. M. Weale 1931

        Book Essential

      3. A modern translation of Usk's Testament by R. Allen Shoaf is available online: 

    2. Secondary Reading 19 items
      1. Them and Usk: Writing Home in the Middle Ages - Isabel Davis 2009

        Chapter Recommended

      2. Political Protrepsis: Usk and Gower - Eleanor Johnson 2013

        Chapter Recommended

      3. The World and Heart of Thomas Usk - Stephen Medcalf 1997

        Chapter Recommended

      4. Usk and the Goldsmiths - Marion Turner 2007

        Article Recommended

      5. Thomas Usk and John Arderne - Marion Turner 2012

        Article Recommended

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