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Peter Mayer

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography.

 (1936– ) US publisher.

At Avon Books in the 1970s, Mayer launched the trade paperback as an alternative to mass-market paperbacks. He brought a more commercial outlook to Penguin...

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The Knight

Edited by Stephen H. Rigby.

in Historians on Chaucer

November 2014; p ublished online December 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Early and Medieval); Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 9749 words.

The Knight provides a perfect illustration of recent debates about Chaucer’s social meaning as all three of the main approaches to the poet—as conservative, radical, and open-ended—have...

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St. Peter’s in the Vatican (Rome)

Lex Bosman.

in Medieval Studies

P ublished online December 2010 .

Article. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); Literary Studies (Early and Medieval); Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400); Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Archaeology. 10278 words.

The history of St. Peter’s Church in Rome is actually the history of two successive churches, the first early Christian building and the actual church, built in the 16th and 17th centuries,...

Peter Abelard

Constant J. Mews.

in Medieval Studies

P ublished online July 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); Literary Studies (Early and Medieval); Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400); Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Archaeology. 12255 words.

Peter Abelard (b. 1079–d. 1142) initially established his reputation in dialectic, as he describes in his Historia calamitatum (see citations under Letters: Editions and Letters:...