The Vita Sancti Malchi of Reginald of Canterbury: A Critical Edition

The Vita Sancti Malchi of Reginald of Canterbury: A Critical Edition

The Vita Sancti Malchi of Reginald of Canterbury: A Critical Edition

The Vita Sancti Malchi of Reginald of Canterbury: A Critical Edition

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This edition, begun in 1935, has been completed under the direction and with the continued assistance of Dr. William AbbottOldfather, Chairman of the Department of the Classics at the University of Illinois. His stimulating friendship and unfailing generosity have been a source of constant encouragement; to him I am indebted for much more than the original suggestion to undertake the task. His discovery and immediate identification of MS. Merton College241 in August, 1928, has contributed substantially to the completion of the manuscript evidence. His influence upon the work is indicated not only by the occasional emendations and translations made by him and incorporated with his initials in the notes and apparatus but by the numerous illuminating interpretations and corrections which have resulted from his patient reading of the proofs.

To ProfessorJacob Hammer, of Hunter Collegein the City of New York, I am under heavy obligation for kindness which I cannot adequately repay. He had already prepared a transcript of the text and a collation of all the existing manuscripts of the Vita S. Malchi except MS. Merton College241 when I discovered that he was working on an edition. Not only did he generously allow me to continue the undertaking but he offered suggestions as to method which have been exceedingly welcome, proceeding as they do from one who is thoroughly familiar with the problems involved. His articles and notes on Reginald of Canterbury, recorded in my bibliography, have been of value in the preparation of the text. I wish to express to him in this place my deep appreciation for the open-hearted favor he has done me.

I am grateful to the Modern Language Association of America, which, through its extended Rotograph Service, administered by the Division of Manuscripts, Library of Congress, supplied me with a full set of the six known manuscripts upon which this edition is based. The American Council of Learned Societies, through its Committee on Research and Teaching Personnel, awarded me a study-grant for the reading of Medieval Latin language and literature as a Graduate Fellow in the Department of Latin, University of Chicago, from February to September, 1940; to the Council I am obligated for the leisure to make further investigations of the background of the work and of the age in which it was written, although the edition itself was completed, save for certain details, by May, 1936.

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