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Medieval number symbolism in Langland's Piers Plowman.

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dc.contributor.author Lattin, Linda L.
dc.date.accessioned 2013-04-15T18:40:29Z
dc.date.available 2013-04-15T18:40:29Z
dc.date.created 1965 en_US
dc.date.issued 2013-04-15
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3152
dc.description 89 leaves en_US
dc.description.abstract A modern reader often finds medieval allegory and symbolism difficult to understand. Medieval number symbolism, an area of symbolism upon which there has not been much scholarly work, provides symbols which not only are easily comprehended, but also which are a means to a deeper and richer understanding of the themes of medieval authors. I chose to investigate the medieval number symbolism which Langland has used in deepening and pointing clearly to his theme of the salvation of men's souls in Piers Plowman. Number symbolism, serving for clarification of the theme in addition to enriching and enhancing a reader's understanding of the entire work, is easily understood when one has a knowledge of the inherent meanings of numbers and of the associational meanings of numbers, which were derived from Biblical stories. Therefore, I have included a short appendix of the most popular number symbols and their meanings. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Langland, William, 1330?-1400? Piers Plowman. en_US
dc.subject Symbolism of numbers in literature. en_US
dc.title Medieval number symbolism in Langland's Piers Plowman. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.college las en_US
dc.advisor Charles E. Walton en_US
dc.department english, modern languages and literatures en_US

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