Editing Piers Plowman: The Evolution of the Text

February 13, 2006|
Editing Piers Plowman: The Evolution of the Text by Charlotte Brewer
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The fifty-plus manuscripts of Piers Plowman have always posed a puzzle to scholars. This book is an account of the editions of the poem that have appeared since 1550, when it was first published by the protestant reformer Robert Crowley. It examines the circumstances in which the editions were produced, the lives and intellectual motivations of the editors, and the relationship between one edition and the next. It uses a wide range of published and unpublished material to shed light on attempts to crack one of the major editorial conundrums in medieval studies.
Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part I. The Early Phase: 1. Crowley; 2. Percy, Warton, Tyrwhitt, Ritson; 3. Whitaker and Price; 4. Wright; Part II. The Late Nineteenth Century: 5. The early English text society and its editorial context; 6. Skeat: Introduction; 7. Skeat's A-Text; 8. Skeat's B-Text; 9. Skeat's C-Text; Part III. The Skea...
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Title:Editing Piers Plowman: The Evolution of the Text
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:480 pages, 8.98 X 5.98 X 1.1 in
Shipping dimensions:480 pages, 8.98 X 5.98 X 1.1 in
Published:February 13, 2006
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780521024020

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