Late Medieval and Early Renaissance Texts in Honour of John Scattergood

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Essays published in honour of the Trinity College-based scholar who has been at the forefront of Middle English studies in Ireland for many years. Contents as follows: David Aers on the Testimony of William Thorpe - Valerie Allen on tournament and toxophily in late-medieval England - Julia Boffey on Chaucer?s fortune in the 1530s - John A. Burrow Chaucer?s Book of the duchess - Helen Conrad-O?Briain Sir Orfeo - Helen Cooper The date of the Auchinleck manuscript - Anne Marie D?Arcy Henryson?s The testament of ...
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Overview

Essays published in honour of the Trinity College-based scholar who has been at the forefront of Middle English studies in Ireland for many years. Contents as follows: David Aers on the Testimony of William Thorpe - Valerie Allen on tournament and toxophily in late-medieval England - Julia Boffey on Chaucer’s fortune in the 1530s - John A. Burrow Chaucer’s Book of the duchess - Helen Conrad-O’Briain Sir Orfeo - Helen Cooper The date of the Auchinleck manuscript - Anne Marie D’Arcy Henryson’s The testament of Cresseid - A.S.G. Edwards The Canterbury tales - Richard Firth Green ‘The hunting of the hare’ - Alan J. Fletcher The pearl - Ralph Hanna Some TCD manuscripts - Angela M. Lucas on Chaucer’s Franklin’s tale - Peter J. Lucas on Capgrave’s The solace of pilgrimes - Alastair J. Minnis Piers Plowman - Charlotte C. Morse Scenes of farewell in the middle ages - Derek Pearsall The flower and the leaf and The assembly of ladies - Helen Phillips Remembering Edward I - Oliver S. Pickering The Alphabetical praise of womenòWendy Scase on MS Harley 2253 - James Simpson on Caxton’s History of Reynard the fox - Myra Stokes on Sir Gawain and the Green Knight - John J. Thompson Manuscripts and texts associated with John Stow - Thorlac Turville-Petre on St Erkenwald - Greg Walker The Plowman’s tale.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781851829293
  • Publisher: Four Courts Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/2005
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

1 The Testimony of William Thorpe : reflections on self, sin and salvation 21
2 Playing soldiers : tournament and toxophily in late-medieval England 35
3 Chaucer's Fortune in the 1530s : some sixteenth-century recycling 53
4 Politeness and privacy : Chaucer's Book of the Duchess 65
5 Some reflections on Sir Orfeo's poetic mirror of polity 76
6 Lancelot, Roger Mortimer and the date of the Auchinleck manuscript 91
7 'Into the kirk wald not hir self present' : leprosy, blasphemy and heresy in Henryson's The testament of Cresseid 100
8 A new text of The Canterbury tales? 121
9 The Hunting of the hare : an edition 129
10 Pearl and the limits of history 148
11 Notes on some Trinity College Dublin manuscripts 171
12 'But if a man be vertuous withal' : has Aurelius in Chaucer's Franklin's tale 'lerned gentillesse aright?' 181
13 An Englishman in Rome : Capgrave's 1450-Jubilee guide, The solace of pilgrimes 201
14 Piers' Protean pardon : the letter and spirit of Langland's theology of indulgences 218
15 Scenes of farewell in the Middle Ages 241
16 The Flower and the leaf and the Assembly of ladies : a revisitation 259
17 Remembering Edward I 270
18 Stanzaic verse in the Auchinleck manuscript : The alphabetical praise of women 287
19 'Satire on the retinues of the great' (MS Harley 2253) : unpaid bills and the politics of purveyance 305
20 Consuming ethics : Caxton's History of Reynard the Fox 321
21 Gawain the good 337
22 Patch and repair and making do in manuscripts and texts associated with John Stow 353
23 St. Erkenwald and the crafty chronicles 362
24 The textual archaeology of The plowman's tale 375
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