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Book of Middle English

Book of Middle English - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0631193531

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ISBN13: 978-0631193531
ISBN10: 0631193537
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Edition/Copyright: 2ND 96
Publisher: Blackwell Publishers
Published: 1996
International: No

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Book of Middle English - 2ND 96 edition

ISBN13: 978-0631193531

J. A. Burrow

ISBN13: 978-0631193531
ISBN10: 0631193537
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 96
Publisher: Blackwell Publishers

Published: 1996
International: No
Summary

This revised edition takes account of suggestions and comments from reviewers and from those who have used the first edition all over the world. The main features of the second edition are the inclusion of etymologies in the glossary and the edition of three complete texts by Chaucer : The Parliament of Fowls,The Reeve's Tale and The Prioress's Tale. Part One has been revised to cover English at the time of Chaucer, and suggestions for further reading have been updated throughout the book.

Table of Contents

Part I.

1. Introducing Middle English.
2. Pronouncing Middle English.
3. Vocabulary.
4. Inflexions.
5. Syntax.
6. Metre.
7. From Manuscript to Printed Text.
8. Select Bibliography.

Part II. Note on Treatment of Texts.

1.The Peterborough Chronicle.
2. The Owl and the Nightingale.
3. Layamon's Brut.
4. Ancrene Wisse.
5. Sir Orfeo.
6. The Cloud of Unknowing.
7. William Langland : Piers Plowman.
8. Patience.
9. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.
10. St Erkenwald.
11. John Trevisa : Dialogue between a Lord and a Clerk.
12. John Gower : Confession Amantis.
13. Lyrics.
14. The York Play of the Crucifixion.
15. Geoffrey Chaucer : The Parliament of Fowls.
16. Geoffrey Chaucer : The Canterbury Tales.

Textual Notes.
Glossary.
Index.

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