Nicholas Love at Waseda

Nicholas Love at Waseda

Proceedings of the International Conference, 20-22 July, 1995

Edited by Shoichi Oguro, Richard Beadle, Michael G. Sargent

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D.S.Brewer

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Essays on text, manuscript and context of Love's Mirror of the Blessed Life of Jesus Christ.
Nicholas Love's Mirror of the Blessed Life of Jesus Christ was an extremely influential work in its own time, but has seldom received the modern critical study it merits. To celebrate the acquisition of a fifteenth-century manuscript of the Mirror, Waseda University held a conference of specialists in various aspects of late-medieval English literary culture to study aspects of the text and its ramifications. Topics include studies of the hand and decoration of the Waseda manuscript; the connection between the Mirror and late-medieval English drama; the audience of devout women and others who owned and read manuscripts of the Mirror; the rhetoric of the punctuation of the text; its prose style, its early printing, and the production, scribal dialect, and textual affiliations of the Waseda manuscript.

Professor SHOICHI OGURO teaches at Waseda University; Dr RICHARD BEADLEteaches in the Department of English, University of Cambridge; ProfessorMICHAEL SARGENT teaches in the Department of English, Queen's College, City University of New York.

Contributors: RICHARD BEADLE, CAROL M. MEALE, M.B. PARKES, KATHLEEN SCOTT, CHRISTOPHER de HAMEL, N.F. BLAKE, KOICHI YUKUSHIMA, AKIHIKO NAKAHARA, JEREMY J. SMITH, LOTTE HELLINGA, A.I. DOYLE, MICHAEL G. SARGENT

Details

July 1997
1 colour, 10 black and white, 2 line illustrations
305 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
ISBN: 9780859915007
Format: Hardback
D.S.Brewer
BIC DSBB
BISAC REL067000
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Table of Contents

``Devoute ymaginacioun' and the Dramatic Sense in Love's Mirror and the N-Town Plays'. - Richard Beadle
``Oft sipis with grete deuotion I pought what I mizt do plesyng to doe': The Early Ownership and Readership of Love's Mirror, with special reference to its female audience'.special reference to its female audience'. - Wendy Bracewell
`Punctuation in Copies of Nicholas Love's Mirror of the Blessed Life of Jesus Christ'. - M B Parkes
`The Illustration and Decoration of Manuscripts of Nicholas Love's Mirror of the Blessed Life of Jesus Christ...'. - Kathleen Scott
`The Selling and Collecting of Manuscripts of Nicholas Love's Mirror of the Blessed Life of Jesus Christ since the Middle Ages'. - Christopher de Hamel
`Some Comments on the Style of Love's Mirror of the Blessed Life of Jesus Christ'. - Norman Blake
`The Textual Affiliations of the Waseda Manuscript of Nicholas Love's Mirror of the Blessed Life of Jesus Christ'. - Koichi Yukishima
`L'usage du punctus elevatus dans le ms. Tokyo, Bibl. de l'Univ. Waseda, NE 3691, exemplaire du Mirror de Nicholas Love confectionné dans le second quart du XVe siècle'.confectionné dans le second quart du XVe sièc - Akihiko Nakahara
`Dialect and Standardisation in the Waseda Manuscript of Nicholas Love's Mirror of the Blessed Life of Jesus Christ'. - Jeremy J Smith
`Nicholas Love in Print'. - Lotte Hellinga
`The Study of Nicholas Love's Mirror, Retrospect and Prospect'. - A I Doyle
`The Textual Affiliations of the Waseda Manuscript of Nicholas Love's Mirror of the Blessed Life of Jesus Christ'. - Michael G. Sargent

Reviews

Long-overdue recognition of the importance of Love's Mirror, and a suibstantial contribution to the medieval history of the book. MEDIUM AEVUM An essential starting point for any future student of Love's Mirror JOURNAL OF ENGLISH AND GERMANIC PHILOLOGY Splendid collection of essays arising from the landmark conference...will be of great value to scholars for years to come. MLR 96,2; 2001

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