Table of Contents

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Acknowledgements

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p. xiii

First of all, I would like to thank those teachers who fostered my love of things medieval: L. A. Gummings, University of Waterloo; R. MacG. Dawson, King's College, Halifax; R. St.-Jacques and L. M. Eldredge, University of Ottawa; and, in particular, the late A. P. Campbell, University of Ottawa, under whom I began my Cursor Mundi studies. ...

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General Editor's Introduction

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p. xv

In the present volume, the Introduction, the text of MS H, the Explanatory Notes, and the Bibliography have been prepared by Dr. Roger R. Fowler, The General Editor is responsible for the transcription of the variants, the text of MS Add, and the list of errors in Moms' edition (Appendices A and B). ...

Introduction to this Volume

List of Manuscript Sigla

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p. xvii

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Structure of this Section

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pp. xvii-xviii

Lines 9229-12712 of Cursor Mundi cover the "fifth age" of salvation, a period that includes the birth, temple service, and marriage of the Virgin, the birth of Jesus, his childhood wonder-deeds in Egypt, and the years from adolescence to the beginning of his public life. Since most of this material is not found in the Bible, the CM poet employs ...

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Sources

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pp. xix-xxi

In composing this section of his poem, the poet ranged quite widely in manner and matter. As he saw fit, he rearranged, translated, paraphrased, summarized, expanded, conflated, and drew selectively from portions of at least a half-dozen works in Latin and Old French. His eclectic method precludes positive identification of all his sources but ...

Editorial Principles

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p. xxii

Text

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pp. 1-116

Explanatory Notes

List of Abbreviations

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p. 117

Notes

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pp. 118-145

Appendix A: Errors in Morris' Texts

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pp. 147-150

Appendix B: The Thornton Manuscript

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pp. 151-192

Bibliography

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pp. 193-198