Manuscripts Containing Middle English Prose in Oxford College Libraries S. Ogilvie-Thomson

ISBN: 9781843841524

Published: August 16th 2007

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Manuscripts Containing Middle English Prose in Oxford College Libraries  by  S. Ogilvie-Thomson

Manuscripts Containing Middle English Prose in Oxford College Libraries by S. Ogilvie-Thomson
August 16th 2007 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 232 pages | ISBN: 9781843841524 | 6.28 Mb

Oxford college libraries house more than 2,500 Western medieval manuscripts, of which 155 contain prose writings in the vernacular- this Handlist indexes some 750 items. Major religious works include Hiltons Scale of Perfection, Loves Mirror,MoreOxford college libraries house more than 2,500 Western medieval manuscripts, of which 155 contain prose writings in the vernacular- this Handlist indexes some 750 items. Major religious works include Hiltons Scale of Perfection, Loves Mirror, Rolles Form of Living, the anonymous Cloud of Unknowing, Abbey of the Holy Ghost, Book of the Craft of Dying, Disce Mori, Lay Folks Catechism, Sacerdos Parochialis, and other manuals of pastoral instruction.

Chaucer, Mandeville, and Trevisa are prominent among secular authors. Historical prose includes four copies of The Brut, the Chronicles of London, and a translation of the Modus tenendi parliamentum. Medical writing is well represented, and there are numerous utilitarian and scientific texts, including gardening and travel, and works on alchemy and astrology. S.J. OGILVIE-THOMPSONs published work includes editions of Walter Hiltons Mixed Life, and Richard Rolle: Prose and Verse for the Early English Text Society.



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