The Apocryphal Gospels of Mary in Anglo-Saxon England

The Apocryphal Gospels of Mary in Anglo-Saxon England

by Mary Clayton
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521581680

ISBN-13: 9780521581684

Pub. Date: 08/28/2003

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 have been almost totally neglected by English

Overview

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 have been almost totally neglected by English scholars. An extensive introduction covers the origins and development of the apocrypha and their influence in Anglo-Saxon England.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521581684
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2003
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Anglo-Saxon England Series, #26
Pages:
355
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; List of sigla and abbreviations; Editorial conventions; Introduction; 1. The birth and childhood of Mary: the development of a tradition; 2. The death and assumption of Mary: the Syriac and Greek traditions;3. The death and assumption of Mary: the Latin tradition; 4. The apocrypha of the Virgin in Anglo-Saxon England; 5. The manuscripts; 6. The Old English texts; The Old English Gospel of Pseudo-Matthew; The Old English assumption homily in Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, 41; The Old English assumption homily in Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, 198 (Blickling XIII); Appendices; Bibliography; Index.

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