The Piers Plowman Electronic Archive: 4. Oxford, Bodleian Library MS Laud misc. 581 (SC 987) on CD-Rom [individual use]

The Piers Plowman Electronic Archive: 4. Oxford, Bodleian Library MS Laud misc. 581 (SC 987) on CD-Rom [individual use]

Edited by Hoyt N. Duggan, Ralph Hanna

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The Piers Plowman Electronic Archive is a project to publish electronically all the medieval and renaissance witnesses to William Langland's Piers Plowman.

Laud Misc. 581 presents a documentary and color facsimile of a London manuscript and the most reliable of the beta family witnesses to the B version of the poem. Every image of each text is hypertextually linked to the edited text which is itself presented in four different views: a diplomatic type-facsimile; a scribal text which includes iconic indications of scribal error; a critical text with lapsus calami corrected; an AllTags view that shows all of the editorial interventions on one screen.
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CD-Rom, 9781843840268, August 2005
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Will prove an accessible, comprehensive and flexible tool to Middle English scholars, Those who are coming to Langland's poem in a critical or editorial capacity will in theory have all they are likely to need here. ARCHIVES
SEENET will play a significant role in shaping the evolution of publication in the present age of electronic texts. Míceál F. Vaughan, Medieval Academy News
The editors ... call this a `documentary edition.' This is too humble. For Piers Plowman studies, documentation and editing are being transformed, and Langland's work is bound to regain more of its authentic volatile life. Stephen Shepherd, YLS 14 (2000): 207.

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