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336 pages | 6 x 9 | 4 illus.
Ebook 2016 | ISBN 9781512803310 | $79.95 | €74.00 | Buy from De Gruyter
This book is available under special arrangement from our European publishing partner De Gruyter.
An Anniversary Collection volume
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A study of the Psalter's influence on the language of prescription and proscription, injunction, command, censure, reproof, and other ethical instruction in late medieval England, as well as exegesis and meditation that clearly had a homiletic or polemic bias. Among the themes is the distinction between the private and public use the Psalms were put to, and the deliberate blurring of that distinction to illustrate the unity between individual salvation and the reform of society.
Michael Kuczynski is Associate Professor of English at Tulane University.