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The medieval poem Cursor Mundi is a biblical verse account of the history of the world, offering a chronological overview of salvation history from Creation to Doomsday. Originating in northern England around the year 1300, the poem was frequently copied in the north before appearing in a southern version in substantially altered form. Although it is a storehouse of popular medieval biblical lore and a fascinating study in the eclectic use of more than a dozen sources, the poem has until now attracted little scholarly attention. This five-part collaborative edition presents the Arundel version of the poem with variants from three others. In addition it provides a discussion of sources and analogues, detailed explanatory notes, and a bibliography.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. p. vii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-xi
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  1. Introduction to This Volume
  2. pp. 1-2
  1. List of Manuscript Sigla
  2. p. 1
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  1. Structure of This Section
  2. p. 1
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  1. Editorial Principles
  2. p. 2
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  1. General Introduction 1
  2. pp. 3-52
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  1. Sources
  2. pp. 3-8
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  1. Genre
  2. pp. 8-11
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  1. Structure
  2. pp. 11-13
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  1. Date, Provenance, and Authorship
  2. pp. 13-18
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  1. Ownership and History of the Manuscripts
  2. pp. 18-24
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  1. Decoration
  2. pp. 24-35
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  1. Influence
  2. pp. 35-42
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  1. Manuscript Relations2
  2. pp. 42-50
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  1. Abbreviations
  2. pp. 51-52
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  1. Text of the Southern Version of Cursor Mundi: Lines 21845–23898
  2. pp. 53-99
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  1. Textual Notes
  2. pp. 101-107
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  1. Explanatory Notes
  2. pp. 109-120
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  1. Appendices
  2. pp. 121-198
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  1. A. Errors in Morris' Texts
  2. pp. 121-142
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  1. B. MS B, II. 22005–23898 Pricke of Conscience, II. 4085–6417)
  2. pp. 143-185
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  1. C. The Finding of the True Cross (II. 21347–21846)
  2. pp. 187-190
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  1. D. Mary's Lament and the Establishment of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception (II. 23909–24968)
  2. pp. 191-198
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 199-203
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  1. Glossary
  2. pp. 205-263
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  1. Index of Persons and Places
  2. pp. 265-291
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780776617282
Related ISBN
9780776605043
MARC Record
OCLC
181843489
Pages
320
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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