The Piers Plowman Electronic Archive: 6. San Marino, Huntington Library MS 128 (Hm and Hm2)

The Piers Plowman Electronic Archive: 6. San Marino, Huntington Library MS 128 (Hm and Hm2)

Edited by Michael Calabrese, Hoyt N. Duggan, Thorlac Turville-Petre

Institutional licence




This CD-ROM, with full color digital facsimiles and documentary texts of San Marino, Huntington Library MS HM 128 [Hm, Hm2 ], is the sixth volume of The Piers Plowman Electronic Archive, an international collaborative project devoted to electronic publication of all the medieval and renaissance witnesses to William Langland's Piers Plowman. Hm is a second-generation witness to the B version with extensive erasures [over 1500 instances] and heavily emended with over 700 additions to the original text in contemporary hands. Hyper-textual linkages enable display of the complex relationships of the base text to other B witnesses as well as delineating the individual contributions of the three scribes who wrote and changed this manuscripts.
The color facsimile images of every page in the manuscript are JPEG reductions of high resolution TIFF files. Every image is hyper-textually 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; and an AllTags view that shows all of the editorial interventions on one screen.
The edition is offered with two different browsers, each with slightly different features. The Elwood viewer enables complex boolean and simple text searches and displays text and facsimile on facing pages.
Minimum system requirements:
PCs: 486 or later; Windows95, 98, Me, NT, XP +. Preferably a Pentium with a clock speed of 500 megahertz or more and 32 Mb of Ram are required to run the basic Internet Explorer browser: Internet Explorer, Version 6.0 + [this may be downloaded free from the Internet for users still running earlier iterations.] The more sophisticated Elwood browser requires a minimal screen resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels
Macintosh users require high-end equipment [System 9 or later] running Windows emulation software. 384 Mb of Ram are required for System 9 and 512 Mb RAM for System 10.


0 pages
CD-Rom, 9781843840923, June 2008
CD-Rom, 9781843840916, June 2008
Share on Facebook   Share on Twitter   Pin it   Share by Email


The Piers Plowman Electronic Archive project [...] has produced a series of innovative, rigorous CD-ROM editions of individual manuscripts of the B text, and its latest edition is another major step forward. SPECULUM

Previous editions in the PPEA series set very high standards, and these are met again here. Transcriptions are unfailingly accurate, and emendations noted meticulously. SPECULUM

The Introduction [...] is a major feat of medieval scholarship. [...] This edition offers unprecedented amounts of date and the ability to manipulate that data, as well as outstanding editorial, textual and linguistic analysis. It is a revelatory experience to study Piers Plowman in this way. JOURNAL OF ENGLISH & GERMANIC PHILOLOGY

Continues the excellent resource series. [...] A valuable tool in understanding how authorial, scribal, and audience perceptions interconnect. YEAR'S WORK IN ENGLISH STUDIES

Also by Author

Also in Series