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Book of Middle English

Book of Middle English - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 978-1405117098

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ISBN13: 978-1405117098
ISBN10: 1405117095
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 05
Publisher: Blackwell Publishers
Published: 2005
International: No
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Book of Middle English - 3RD 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-1405117098

J.A. Burrow

ISBN13: 978-1405117098
ISBN10: 1405117095
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 05
Publisher: Blackwell Publishers

Published: 2005
International: No
Summary

This essential Middle English textbook, now in its third edition, introduces students to the wide range of literature written in England between 1150 and 1400.

  • New, thoroughly revised edition of this essential Middle English textbook.
  • Introduces the language of the time, giving guidance on pronunciation, spelling, grammar, metre, vocabulary and regional dialects.
  • Now includes extracts from 'Pearl' and Chaucer's 'Troilus and Criseyde'.
  • Bibliographic references have been updated throughout.
  • Each text is accompanied by detailed notes.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Preface to the Third Edition
Abbreviations

Part One.

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 Two: Prose and Verse Texts.

Note on Treatment of Texts
1 The Peterborough Chronicle 1137
2 The Owl and the Nightingale
3 LaÇamon: 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 Pearl
11 St Erkenwald
12 John Trevisa: Dialogue between a Lord and a Clerk
13 John Gower: Confessio Amantis
14 Lyrics
15 The York Play of the Crucifixion
16 Geoffrey Chaucer: The Parliament of Fowls
17 Geoffrey Chaucer: Troilus
18 Geoffrey Chaucer: The Canterbury Tales

Textual Notes
Glossary

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