'Truthe is the beste': A Festschrift in Honour of A.V.C. Schmidt by Nicolas Jacobs'Truthe is the beste': A Festschrift in Honour of A.V.C. Schmidt by Nicolas Jacobs

'Truthe is the beste': A Festschrift in Honour of A.V.C. Schmidt

EditorNicolas Jacobs, Gerald Morgan

Paperback | September 8, 2014

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The thirteen essays in this book, presented in honour of Dr A.V.C. (Carl) Schmidt, are designed to reflect the range of his interests. Dr Schmidt, who was a Fellow at Balliol College, Oxford from 1972 until his retirement in 2011, is best known for his comprehensive four-text edition of Piers Plowman, the fruit of a lifetime’s work on that text. He has also made a major contribution to the study of Chaucer and the medieval English contemplatives, and these authors also find a place in this collection. The essays presented here are intended to build upon the legacy of Carl Schmidt’s exemplary scholarship.
Nicolas Jacobs was until his retirement a Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford. His publications include (with A.V.C. Schmidt) Medieval English Romances, in the London Medieval and Renaissance Series (2 volumes, 1980), The Later Versions of «Sir Degarré»: A Study in Textual Degeneration (1995) and the edited volume Early Welsh Gnomic and Na...
Title:'Truthe is the beste': A Festschrift in Honour of A.V.C. SchmidtFormat:PaperbackDimensions:8.86 × 5.91 × 0.68 inPublished:September 8, 2014Publisher:Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:303431728X

ISBN - 13:9783034317283


Table of Contents

Contents: J. A. Burrow: Punctuation in the B Version of Piers Plowman – Mary Carruthers: Terror, Horror and the Fear of God, or, Why There Is No Medieval Sublime – Helen Cooper: Kynde Names: Acts of Naming in Piers Plowman – Mary Clemente Davlin: The Style of Prayer in Piers Plowman – P. J. C. Field: Malory’s Fyleloly: The Origin and Meaning of a Name – Alan J. Fletcher: Review of A Dictionary of Hiberno-English: The Irish Use of English (third edition) – Vincent Gillespie: Dame Study’s Anatomical Curse: A Scatological Parody? – Nicolas Jacobs: Nebuchadnezzar and the Moral of the Nun’s Priest’s Tale – Rory McTurk: Aicill in Piers Plowman? – Gerald Morgan: Chaucer’s Tellers and Tales and the Design of the Canterbury Tales – Thorlac Turville-Petre: Proverbs in Middle English Alliterative Poetry – Barry Windeatt: Julian of Norwich and Medieval English Visual Culture.

Editorial Reviews

«[…] 'Truthe is the beste': A Festschrift in Honour of A. V. C. Schmidt has much to offer its readers, who will find its contents stimulating and masterful.»
(M. Teresa Tavormina, The Yearbook of Langland Studies 29/2015)