Title Background

Radical Historiography: Langland Trevisa, Trevisa, and the <i>Polychronicon</i>.

Radical Historiography: Langland Trevisa, Trevisa, and the Polychronicon.

This essay argues that Higden’s Polychronicon ‘captured the political imagination of fourteenth-century writers, and that its reception in medieval England attests to the profound historiographical investments […] of polemicists, preachers, translators, and poets’, specifically, L and Trevisa. These writers, ‘in grappling with the idea of the Polychronicon as a whole work or even as a master genre, were able to theorize relations between clergy and laity in the particular ways in which they did’ (p. 173).

Volume

Studies in the Age of Chaucer, 27 (2005), 171–211.

Author

Steiner, Emily