A Facsimile Edition of the Vernon Manuscript

A Literary Hoard from Medieval England

Edited by Wendy Scase

Edited by Wendy Scase

Distributed for Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

Software by Nick Kennedy
© 2011
Multi $395.00 ISBN: 9781851243334 Published June 2011 For sale in North America only

The Vernon Manuscript, produced sometime between 1390 and 1400, is one of the greatest treasures of early English literature and one of the most frequently studied literary manuscripts of medieval England. It contains over three hundred and fifty Middle English texts, among them Piers Plowman, the Ancrene Riwle, the South English Legendary, the Prick of Conscience, and the Miracles of the Virgin.

For the first time, the entire manuscript is available in an innovative, highly accessible DVD-ROM format. The DVD-ROM contains a full-color facsimile with images of each page of the manuscript, visible at high magnification, and a complete transcription of the text with hyperlinks that allow for searches across the entire text. Also included are essays on the contents, production, decoration, and language, as well as a complete glossary of descriptive terms. Providing an unprecedented degree of access to this remarkable manuscript, this edition will be a valuable resource for specialists and students in medieval literature and art and the history of the book.

 

Contents

Editorial
Editing the Vernon Manuscript
Origins, Contents, and Purpose of the Manuscript
    Introduction
    Date and Provenance
    Contents and Purpose
Editorial Policies
    Introduction
    Letters
    Word Division
    Corrections
    Punctuation
    Expansion of the Abbreviations
    The List of Texts
    The Page Descriptions and Glossary
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations

The Vernon Manuscript
Full Page View
Transcription View
Page Description View
Other Views
    Thumbnails
    Miniatures
    Select Initials
    Exterior Views
List of Texts

How to Use this Programme
Using Full Page View
Using Transcription View
Using Page Description View and Glossary
Searching

Aspects of the Vernon Manuscript
Codicology, Palaeography, and Provenance
      A. I. Doyle
Art and Artitsts
      Rebecca Farnham
Language
      Simon Horobin and Jeremy Smith

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