Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Revelacion

Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Revelacion

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Revelacion, ed. Brent A. Pitts, Anglo-Norman Texts 68 (London: Anglo-Norman Text Society, 2010). viii + 160 pp.; ? plate. ISBN 0-905474-53-8. £37.50. Judging by the extant codices, illustrated Apocalypses, with their elaborate visual glosses on the Book of Revelation, were in great demand on both sides of the English Channel in the late thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries. The four surviving French verse renderings of John's visions have hardly garnered scholarly attention for their literary value. When, in 1896, Paul Meyer published extracts from one of these, the Revelación composed in Anglo-Norman in the late thirteenth century, he saw no need to edit the text in full, citing its lack of recognition as its principal merit. It was particularly Revelation's erratic versification, possibly influenced by English speech patterns, which Meyer found so unpalatable.

The full text of Revelación now appears in print for the first time. …

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