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The Index of Middle English Prose : Handlist XIII: Manuscripts in Lambeth Palace Library, including those formerly in Sion College - O.S. Pickering

The Index of Middle English Prose

Handlist XIII: Manuscripts in Lambeth Palace Library, including those formerly in Sion College

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Lambeth Palace Library, which dates from a bequest by Archbishop Bancroft in 1610, is one of England's major repositories of medieval manuscripts. More than half of the ninety-six manuscripts and documents containing items of Middle English prose were already present when the library was temporarily transferred to Cambridge in 1647. In the succeeding centuries further manuscript materials have continually been added, and within the last few years the library has become home to the older part of Sion College Library, an event that has added a further seven manuscripts to the present handlist.BR> The collection at Lambeth is large enough to be fully representative of the corpus of Middle English prose: the Brut, the Wycliffite Bible, and Love's Mirror, for example, are all present, in some cases in multiple copies, as are writings by Hilton and Rolle. There are sermon cycles (including an almost complete set of Wycliffite sermons), medical recipes, historical works, and anthologies of religious treatises. Altogether the current handlist indexes almost 800 separate items, ranging from the veterinary to the liturgical.O.S. PICKERINGis Senior Assistant Librarian and Associate Lecturer in English at the University of Leeds; V.M. O'MARAis Lecturer in English at the University of Hull.

Excellently documented introduction... Exemplary accuracy, excellent knowledge of current research, and concise but full information. ARCHIV

ISBN: 9780859915472
ISBN-10: 0859915476
Series: Index of Middle English Prose, Handlist
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 162
Published: 12th August 1999
Publisher: BOYDELL & BREWER INC
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.78 x 26.04  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.68