by Derek Albert PearsallThe Vernon manuscript (Bodleian Library, Oxford, MS Eng.Poet.a.1 (see Current Titles), is the largest and in many ways the most important vernacular manuscript of medieval England. Produced in the West Midlands in the late 14th century, at a time when English was in the process of consolidating its hold over Latin and Anglo-Norman as the dominant literary language, it contains a mass of religious writing of all kinds, and is to the modern reader an incomparable index to late medieval English spirituality and religious ideas. The publication of a facsimile of the manuscript in 1987 was a mark of its significance for all those who study the English middle ages. The present volume ofessays, folowing on from the publication of the facsimile, explores the make-up and organisation of the volume as a whole, its relationship to other such books, the significance of its contents, its audience, and its role at its moment in English historyThe contributors are: DEREK PEARSALL, A.I. DOYLE, P.R. ROBINSON, THORLAC TURVILLE-PETRE, N.F. BLAKE, S.S. HUSSEY, THOMAS F. HEFFERNAN,AVRIL HENRY, CAROL MEALE, C.W. MARX, A.S.G. EDWARDS, KARL REICHL, JOHN BURROW, JOHN J. THOMPSON.
|Title||Studies in the Vernon Manuscript|
|eBook format||Hardcover, (torrent)|
|Author||Derek Albert Pearsall|
|Publisher||Boydell & Brewer Inc|
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