The Owl and the Nightingale and the English Poems of Jesus College MS 29 (II) (Paperback)

The Owl and the Nightingale and the English Poems of Jesus College MS 29 (II) By Susanna Fein (Editor), Susanna Fein (Translator) Cover Image

The Owl and the Nightingale and the English Poems of Jesus College MS 29 (II) (Paperback)

By Susanna Fein (Editor), Susanna Fein (Translator)

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An edition of the early Middle English verse sequence contained in the thirteenth-century Oxford Jesus College MS 29 (II) with accompanying translations in Modern English and scholarly introduction and apparatus. The sequence is varied in subject, with poems of religious exhortation set beside others of secular pragmatism. Included are: The Owl and the Nightingale, Poema Morale, The Proverbs of Alfred, Thomas of Hales's Love Rune, The Eleven Pains of Hell, the prose Shires and Hundreds of England, the lengthy Passion of Jesus Christ in English, and twenty-one additional lyrics, most of them uniquely preserved in this manuscript. Made in the West Midlands, the Jesus 29 manuscript is the lengthiest all-English verse collection known to exist in the period between the Exeter Book and the Harley Lyrics.
Product Details ISBN: 9781580445207
ISBN-10: 1580445209
Publisher: Medieval Institute Publications
Publication Date: May 25th, 2022
Language: English