A New Edition, Revised
The Old English poem Genesis A combines translation of the biblical text with explanatory interpolations. Taking account of recent scholarship, this volume includes an introduction, a conservative edition of the text, reconstruction of its Latin sources and line-by-line commentary.
Early Rymes of Robyn Hood
An Edition of the Texts, ca.1425 to ca.1600
This full critical edition of Robin Hood tales aims to, at least partially, recreate the reading conditions of their original audience by retaining the texts’ original spelling, punctuation and layout. The book includes transcriptions of three 15th-century manuscripts, various editions of Richard Pynson’s A Lytell Geste of Robyn Hode (c.1495) and William Copland’s printing of A mery geste of Robyn Hoode (1560?).
David's Blissful Harp
A Critical Edition of the Manuscript of Matthew Parker's Metrical Psalms (1–80)
Archbishop Parker’s psalter was printed in 1567/68, following a long process of revision. This edition presents the published text facing Parker’s manuscript version; it includes two unpublished metrical psalms, together with facsimiles of the manuscript and Thomas Tallis’s eight tunes.
Broadside Ballads from the Pepys Collection
A Selection of Texts, Approaches, and Recordings
Designed as a guide to the somewhat overwhelming online Pepys Ballad Archive, this volume provides both a representative selection, printed in facsimile with their original illustrations and music, and over 20 essays on the culture, formal features and categories of ballad; plus two audio CDs with an extensive selection of sung ballads.
The Boke of the Cyte of Ladyes
Hope Johnston presents a new edition of the earliest surviving English translation of Christine de Pizan’s Le Livre de la cité des dames (1405), a landmark defence of women by one of the most widely respected female authors of her era. Brian Anslay’s Middle English translation of 1521 is presented with the Middle French text of Ms London, British Library Royal 19.A.xix (L) on facing pages, with introductions, notes and bibliography.
'On Everyone's Lips':
Humanists, Jews, and the Tale of Simon of Trent
On Easter Sunday in 1475 the corpse of a two-year-old child was found in a ditch in Trent, and the rumour that he had been ritually murdered by Jews quickly gained acceptance; suspects were tried, confessed under torture and executed. Examining how a cult of Simon and the ‘blood libel’ against Jews were widely spread through printed verse and prose accounts, this volume presents a selection of vernacular and Latin texts with facing translations and notes.
Occasional Meditations of Mary Rich, Countess of Warwick
Remarkable for their religious and personal immediacy, the occasional meditations of Mary Rich, Countess of Warwick (1625–1678) are brief, spontaneous responses to daily life, in which spiritual significance is discovered in the commonplace. From ‘Upon desiring my docter to give me a potion’ to ‘Upon the lighting many Candles...’ the meditations are transcribed here in a complete, critical edition with an index of Biblical citations and a general index.
The Medieval Marriage Scene
Prudence, Passion, Policy
With topics including medieval Jewish models of marriage, the many loves of Philip Augustus of France, women talking about marriage in the poetry of William Dunbar and Hans Sachs, and the dilemma of widows with inherited property in medieval London, this collection of twelve essays approaches the subject of medieval marriage from the perspectives of literature, history, art history, law, religion and economics, and ranges geographically from Iceland to the Levant.
The Commonplace Book of Sir John Strangways
A Royalist MP, Sir John Strangways (1585–1666) was imprisoned in the Tower on charges of high treason between 1645 and 1648 and during that time began compiling his commonplace book of reflections and poems. This full critical edition is Volume 275 of the Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies series. No jacket.
Anglo-Saxon England and the Continent
Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies, Volume 394
Originating at an International Society of Anglo-Saxonists conference, these 17 papers examine aspects of Anglo-Saxon England’s close interaction with continental Europe, including the Danish origins of the Beowulf story, early medieval travel between England and Italy, and the correspondence of Aethelweard and Matilda, abbess of Essen.