Handlist to Middle English prose items in Scandinavian libraries.The Index of Middle English Prose will ultimately locate, identify and record all extant Middle English prose texts composed between c.1200 and c.1500. The initial volumes, the Handlistsgive descriptions of each item in a particular collection, with identification, categorisation, and full bibliographical data.
This volume examines libraries in Scandinavia containing Middle English prose texts: the Royal Library of Copenhagen, Denmark, the Royal Library of Stockholm, theUniversity Library of Uppsala, Sweden, and the private Schyen Collection in Oslo, Norway. Included are an extensive collection of alchemical writings in Copenhagen, listed for the first time; medical texts, such as Lanfrank's surgery, a Canutustreatise in Copenhagen, and the famous medical miscellanies in Stockholm; and Uppsala's religious works.
IRMA TAAVITSAINENis a researcher and member of the staff of the English Department at the University of Helsinki, Finland.
Index of Middle English Prose
Hardback, 9780859914147, July 1994
Paperback, 9781843841449, August 2007
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