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Prophetic Song
The Psalms as Moral Discourse in Late Medieval England

Michael P. Kuczynski

1995 | 336 pages | Cloth $49.95
Religion
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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
List of Abbreviations
Preface: "Beatus virres techyng"
A Note on Psalm Texts and Middle English Quotations
Acknowledgments

PT. I. INTERPRETING THE PSALMS
Ch. 1. David the "Maker"
Ch. 2. Imitating David

PT. II. PSALM DISCOURSE
Ch. 3. David as a Model of Compunction
Ch. 4. The Psalms as Models for Middle English Poetry

PT. III. PSALM IDEOLOGY
Ch. 5. Two Versions of Captivity: Lydgate, the Lollards, and Psalm Complaint
Ch. 6. William Langland, Radical Psalmist

Afterword
Appendix A. "The Direccioun of a Mannys Lyfe"
Appendix B. "The Remnant of My Thoughts"
Notes
Bibliography
Index