Selections from English Wycliffite Writings by Anne HudsonSelections from English Wycliffite Writings by Anne Hudson

Selections from English Wycliffite Writings

EditorAnne Hudson

Paperback | October 4, 1997

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Selections from English Wycliffite Writings gathers together the main sources for the study of the Lollard movement, the documents of the Lollards themselves. Inspired and influenced by the writings of the heretical fourteenth century Oxford professor John Wyclif, Lollardy was the spiritual predecessor of the sixteenth century Reformation movement in England. Persecuted for their radical beliefs after 1425, the Lollards were well known for their possession of books, quires, and pamphlets in English, and left behind a considerable body of literature discussing religious and political reform which remain the best source for understanding the Lollards and their beliefs.

Anne Hudson has gathered together a wide and varied selection of twenty-seven primary texts written between 1385 and 1425 by members of the Lollard sect in England, illustrating the variety of Lollard tracts, sermons, and satires, as well as the range of Lollard interests and preoccupations. The book is divided into four sections: The Nature of Wycliffite Belief; The Lollards and the Bible; Lollard Polemic; and Lollard Doctrine. The text is in Middle English with extensive supplemental notes.

Originally published by Cambridge University Press in 1978, this new MART edition comes with a newly revised and updated bibliography by the author.

Anne Hudson is a Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, and has published extensively on the writings of John Wyclif and the Lollards.
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Title:Selections from English Wycliffite WritingsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:245 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.55 inPublished:October 4, 1997Publisher:University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division

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ISBN - 10:0802080456

ISBN - 13:9780802080455

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Through 27 tracts, sermons and satires in their original Middle English, Selections from English Wycliffite Writings explores the interests and preoccupations of the Lollard sect in England. Works on a Eucharistic theology, criticism of the established Church and insistence on a Bible in English are accompanied by extensive contextual notes and an extensive bibliography for further research.

Editorial Reviews

'Anne Hudson is a careful and perceptive editor. Her book is a most valuable introduction to Lollard doctrine and beliefs, and it is a pleasure to read and use ...This is a most useful book for historians of ideas, historians of the Reformation, literary historians, and historians of the English language. It opens new doors to understanding the late Middle Ages in England.'

- Morton W. Bloomfield - Speculum