The Apocryphal Gospels of Mary in Anglo-Saxon England

The Apocryphal Gospels of Mary in Anglo-Saxon England

by Mary Clayton, Clayton Mary
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521031192

ISBN-13: 9780521031196

Pub. Date: 08/28/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book provides an edition, with a facing translation and detailed commentary, of the three apocryphal gospels of Mary written in Old English. The gospels, which deal with Mary's birth, childhood, death and assumption, are found in manuscripts in Oxford and Cambridge, but have never been treated as a group before, and in fact have been almost totally neglected by…  See more details below

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This book provides an edition, with a facing translation and detailed commentary, of the three apocryphal gospels of Mary written in Old English. The gospels, which deal with Mary's birth, childhood, death and assumption, are found in manuscripts in Oxford and Cambridge, but have never been treated as a group before, and in fact have been almost totally neglected by English scholars.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521031196
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2006
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Anglo-Saxon England Series, #26
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
List of sigla and abbreviations
Editorial conventions
Introduction1
1The birth and childhood of Mary: the development of a tradition6
2The death and assumption of Mary: the Syriac and Greek traditions24
3The death and assumption of Mary: the Latin tradition66
4The apocrypha of the Virgin in Anglo-Saxon England101
5The manuscripts117
6The Old English texts131
The Old English Gospel of Pseudo-Matthew151
The Old English assumption homily in Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, 41211
The Old English assumption homily in Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, 198 (Blickling XIII)237
App. 1Latin apocryphal texts from Anglo-Saxon England: the Latin Proteuangelium in Cambridge, Pembroke College, 25; the Gospel of Pseudo-Matthew in London, British Library, Cotton Nero E. i; and the Latin Transitus W in Cambridge, Pembroke College, 25315
App. 2The Transitus of Pseudo-Melito (Transitus B[superscript 2]), ed. M. Haibach-Reinisch334
Bibliography344
Index351

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