Ancrene Wisse: A Corrected Edition of the Text in Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 402, with Variants from Other Manuscripts

Ancrene Wisse: A Corrected Edition of the Text in Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 402, with Variants from Other Manuscripts

by Bella Millett
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199205760

ISBN-13: 9780199205769

Pub. Date: 04/15/2008

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

The early thirteenth-century guide for women recluses, Ancrene Wisse, is not only the major surviving work in early Middle English prose, and one which was influential throughout the medieval period; it was an important document in the history of European pastoral literature. This edition is the first to draw upon the evidence of all surviving manuscripts, using a…  See more details below

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The early thirteenth-century guide for women recluses, Ancrene Wisse, is not only the major surviving work in early Middle English prose, and one which was influential throughout the medieval period; it was an important document in the history of European pastoral literature. This edition is the first to draw upon the evidence of all surviving manuscripts, using a corrected version of the Corpus text as a "point of entry" to the text's history, as it was revised and adapted by its author and successors for the needs of the changing audiences. Volume I contains the text and full critical apparatus; volume II concludes the edition and contains the General Introduction, setting the work in its broad cultural and institutional context, Notes to the Text, and Glossary. Bella Millett is Reader in English at the University of Southampton.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199205769
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/15/2008
Series:
Early English Text Society Original Series, #326
Pages:
536
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 5.40(h) x 2.00(d)

Table of Contents



Vol 1
Preface
Bibliography
Text and Textual Commentary
Critical Apparatus

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