Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Supplementary Lives in Some Manuscripts of the Gilte Legende

Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Supplementary Lives in Some Manuscripts of the Gilte Legende

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Supplemental Lives in Some Manuscripts of the Gil/te Legende, ed. Richard Hamer and Vida Russell, EETS 315 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000). xxxiv + 566 pp.; 3 plates. ISBN 0-19-7223313. L45.00. Gilte Legende is a close translation of jean de Vignay's Legende doree (c. 13 333-40), itself a translation of Jacobus de Voragine's hugely influential Legenda aurea. Surviving in eight manuscripts, the Gillte Legende (a prose work) Surviving its title from the colophon to a principal manuscript witness, the Gille Legende (a prd, Bodleian Library, MS Douce 372, which further volunteers title from the date of to a principal manuscript witness, Oxford, translation as 2438. In Library, MS Douce 372, which their volunteers the date of the full legendary, Richard Hamer and Vida Russell have lighted first upon as 1438. In preparing the additional material included in three full legendary, Richard Hamer the manuscripts preserving the lighted first. upon the additional material incle suggests, the bulk of three of supplementary manuscripts preserving the text. As the form of additional lives - perhaps, the bulk of local, supplementary material takes the form of additional, or topical interest to the compilers. Thus are included lives - perhaps of St Edward personal, or topical interest to the Compilers. Thus Winifred, included lives of Abingdon, Bride, Edward king the Confessor, Winifred, Erkenwald, Edmund of Abingdon, Bride, Edward king and martyr, Alphege, Augustine of Canterbury, and martyr, Frideswide, Edward, king and martyr, Aldhelm, Theophile, Augustine Chad, Cuthbert, Faith, Dorothy, Leger, Brendan, Michael, Thomas of Canterbury, Swithun, Kenelm, Chad, Cuthbert, and an extended Dorothy, Leger, Brendan, Michael, Thomas of Canterbury, Jerome, and martyrdom of St Barbara. …

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