Middle English Texts in Transition

July 2014
20 colour, 20 black and white illustrations
359 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Manuscript Culture in the British Isles
ISBN: 9781903153536
Format: Hardback
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York Medieval Press

Middle English Texts in Transition

A Festschrift dedicated to Toshiyuki Takamiya on his 70th birthday

Edited by Simon Horobin, Linne R. Mooney

Fresh contributions to the study of medieval manuscripts, texts, and their creators.
This exciting collection of essays is centred on late medieval English manuscripts and their texts. It offers new insights into the works of canonical literary writers, including Geoffrey Chaucer, John Gower, William Langland, Walter Hilton and Nicholas Love, as well as lesser-known texts and manuscripts. It also considers medieval books, their producers, readers, and collectors. It is thus a fitting tribute to one the foremost scholars of the history of the book, Professor Toshiyuki Takamiya, whom it honours.

Simon Horobin is Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Oxford; Linne Mooney is Professor of Medieval English Palaeography in the Department of English and Related Literature at the University of York.

Contributors: Timothy Graham, Richard Firth Green, Carrie Griffin, Gareth Griffith, Phillipa Hardman, John Hirsh, Simon Horobin, Terry Jones, Takako Kato, Linne R. Mooney, Mary Morse, James J. Murphy, Natalia Petrovskaia, Susan Powell, Ad Putter, Michael G. Sargent, Eric Stanley, Mayumi Taguchi, Isamu Takahashi, Satoko Tokunaga, R.F. Yeager

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Table of Contents

Introduction - Linne R Mooney
The Early History of the Scriveners' Company Common Paper and its So-Called 'Oaths' - Richard Firth Green
Corpus Christi College Oxford MS 201 and its Copy of Piers Plowman - Simon Horobin
Did John Gower Re-dedicate his Confessio Amantis Before Henry IV's Usurpation? - Terry Jones
Le Songe Vert, BL MS Add 34114 (the Spalding Manuscript), Bibliothèque de la ville de Clermont MS 249, and John Gower - Robert F. Yeager
Bodleian Library, MS Ashmole 33: Thoughts on Reading a Work in Progress - Phillipa Hardman
The Rawlinson Lyrics: Context, Memory and Performance - John C. Hirsh
Linguistic Boundaries in Multilingual Miscellanies: The Case of Middle English Romance - Ad Putter and Gareth Griffith
What Six Unalike Lyrics in MS Harley 2253 Have Alike in Manuscript Layout - Eric G Stanley
Evidence for the Licensing of Books from Arundel to Cromwell - Susan Powell
Bishops, Patrons, Mystics and Manuscripts: Walter Hilton, Nicholas Love and the Arundel and Holland Connections - Michael G. Sargent
The Choice and Arrangement of Texts in MS Pepys 2125, Magdalene College, Cambridge: A Tentative Narrative about its Material History - Mayumi Taguchi
'Thys moche more ys oure Lady Mary longe': Takamiya MS 56 and the English Birth Girdle Tradition - Mary Morse
Bookish Types: Some Post-Medieval Owners, Borrowers and Lenders of the Manuscripts of The Wise Book of Philosophy and Astronomy - Carrie Griffin
Laurentius Guglielmus Traversagnus and the Genesis of Vaticana Codex Lat. 11441, with Remarks on Bodleian MS Laud Lat. 61 - James J Murphy
The Travels of a Quire from the Twelfth Century to the Twenty-First: The Case of Rawlinson B 484, fols. 1-6 - Natalia Petrovskaia
William Elstob's Planned Edition of the Anglo-Saxon Laws: A Remnant in the Takamiya Collection - Timothy Graham
Gutenberg Meets Digitisation: The Path of a Digital Ambassador - Takako Kato and Satoko Tokunaga
An Updated Bibliography of Toshiyuki Takamiya - Satoko Tokunaga

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