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Vol. 6 The Middle English Prose Translation of Roger d’Argenteuil’s Bible en François

Edited by Phyllis Moe (1977). Edition from MS Cleveland Public Library. MS W q091.92-c468

This anonymous Middle English work, which is found only in Cleveland Public Library, MS W q091.92–C468, ff. 77r–99v (formerly in Lord Aldenham’s library) throws light on the art of translation in the fifteenth century. Its original is an unedited French theological work that contains not only a unique version of the destruction of Jerusalem, but also a unique version of the legend of the Cross.  The Bible in François is also an important source for the fourteenth-century Alliterative Siege of Jerusalem (see Moe, Medium Ævum, 39 (1970), 147–54).

This volume is currently out of print.