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Vol. 62 The Middle English Mirror: Sermons from Quinquagesima to Pentecost

The Middle English Mirror, a fourteenth-century prose translation of the thirteenth-century Anglo-Norman Miroir by Robert de Gretham, is a text of cultural and linguistic value. As a cycle of sermons addressed to a lay audience, it offers extensive material for the study of popular preaching in fourteenth-century England. Four of the six surviving manuscripts exemplify that variety of fourteenth-century London language designated ‘Type II’ by M. L. Samuels.

A Christian Mannes Believes

Vol. 60 A Christian Mannes Bileeve

A Christian Mannes Bileeve (CMB) is a vernacular prose commentary on the Apostles’ Creed from possibly the first half of the fourteenth century and survives in four manuscripts. It has received little attention and has not previously been published.

Vol. 57 A Middle English Statute-Book, Part II

Purchase this volume Part II: Tracts Edited from Oxford Bodleian Library, Rawlinson MS B 520  Claire Fennell (Ed.)  MET 57 is volume II of a two-volume edition of the early fourteenth-century Middle English Statute–Book which survives in Oxford, Bodleian Library, Rawlinson MS B 520, the only known Middle English version of an early statute-book. Volume I (MET 44) edits the… Read More »Vol. 57 A Middle English Statute-Book, Part II

Vol. 55 Alexander and Dindimus

Purchase this volume Edited from Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Bodley 264. Omar Khalaf (ed.)  ‘Alexander and Dindimus’ is an anonymous alliterative poem which tells the fictitious epistolary exchange between Alexander the Great and Dindimus, king of the Bragmans. It is acknowledged to be one of the earliest poems belonging to the Alliterative Revival. Derived from the ‘Historia de Preliis Alexandri… Read More »Vol. 55 Alexander and Dindimus

Vol. 44 A Middle English Statute-Book

Purchase this volume Part I: ‘Statuta Antiqua’. Edited from Oxford, Bodleian Library, Rawlinson MS B 520. Claire Fennell (ed.)  Statute-books have been described as one of the most popular forms of secular literature in medieval England, and are the commonest form of medieval legal literature still extant. The statute-books all differ as to the choice and ordering of their contents,… Read More »Vol. 44 A Middle English Statute-Book