Late-medieval Religious Texts and Their Transmission: Essays in Honour of A.I. Doyle (York Manuscripts Conferences v. 3)
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This collection of new essays constitutes the proceedings of the sixth York Manuscripts Conference, held at the University of York in July 1991. Dr Doyle's lively introductory address is followed by eleven studies which range widely over the different types and genres of religious literature which were produced in late-medieval England, paying attention to both verse and prose, and representing the three literary languages of the time, English, French and Latin, though concentrating on texts in English. Contributors: IAN DOYLE, BELLA MILLETT, O.S. PICKERING, JOCELYN WOGAN-BROWNE, THOMAS G. DUNCAN, SUE POWELL, RALPH HANNA III, VINCENT GILLESPIE, ANNE HUDSON, ALAN J. FLETCHER, A.S.G. EDWARDS, JOHN J. THOMPSON.
"Mouvance" and the medieval author - re-editing "Ancrene Wisse", Bella Millett; the outspoken "South English Legendary Poet", O.S. Pickering; the apple's message - some post-conquest hagiographic accounts of textual transmission, Jocelyn Wogan-Browne; two Middle English penitential lyrics - sound and scansion, Thomas G. Duncan; the transmission and circulation of "The Lay Folk's Catechism", Sue Powell; "Meddling with Makings" and Will's work, Ralph Hanna III; thy will be done - "Piers Plowman" and the "Pater Noster", Vincent Gillespie; aspects of the "publication" of Wyclif's Latin sermons, Anne Hudson; a hive of industry or a hornets' nest?, MS Sidney Sussex 74 and its scribes, Alan J. Fletcher; the transmission and audience of Osbern Bokenham's "Legendys of Hooly Wummen", A.S.G. Edwards; another look at the religious texts in Lincoln, Cathedral Library, MS 91, John J. Thompson.
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