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The texts and contexts of Oxford, Bodleian Library, ms. Laud misc. 108 [electronic resource] : the shaping of English vernacular narrative / edited by Kimberly K. Bell and Julie Nelson Couch.

Contributor(s): Bell, Kimberly K | Couch, Julie Nelson.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Medieval and Renaissance authors and texts: v. 6.Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 328 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9789004192249 (electronic bk.); 9004192247 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): English literature -- Middle English, 1100-1500 -- Criticism, Textual | English literature -- Middle English, 1100-1500 -- Manuscripts | Manuscripts, English (Middle) | Bodleian Library. Manuscript. Laud misc. 108 | Bodleian Library. Manuscript. Laud misc. 108 | English literature -- Middle English, 1100-1500 -- Criticism, Textual | English literature -- Middle English, 1100-1500 -- Manuscripts | LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- English, Irish, Scottish, WelshGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Texts and contexts of Oxford, Bodleian Library, ms. Laud misc. 108.DDC classification: 820.9/001 Online resources: EBSCOhost
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Introduction: Reading Oxford, Bodleian Library, ms Laud misc. 108 as a "whole book" -- Part one: the manuscript and its provenance -- Part two: the manuscript and its texts.
Summary: The late thirteenth-century, monolingual Oxford manuscript, Bodleian Library, MS Laud Misc. 108, bears singular importance to medieval studies, for it preserves and anthologizes unique versions of several seminal Middle English texts, including "South English Legendary," "Havelok the Dane," and "King Horn" and "Somer Soneday." While critics have traditionally classified these poems by genre, this book returns them to their manuscript context in a comprehensive examination of this vernacular codex. Considering the manuscript as a whole book rather than a.
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Introduction: Reading Oxford, Bodleian Library, ms Laud misc. 108 as a "whole book" -- Part one: the manuscript and its provenance -- Part two: the manuscript and its texts.

The late thirteenth-century, monolingual Oxford manuscript, Bodleian Library, MS Laud Misc. 108, bears singular importance to medieval studies, for it preserves and anthologizes unique versions of several seminal Middle English texts, including "South English Legendary," "Havelok the Dane," and "King Horn" and "Somer Soneday." While critics have traditionally classified these poems by genre, this book returns them to their manuscript context in a comprehensive examination of this vernacular codex. Considering the manuscript as a whole book rather than a.

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