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Index of Middle English Prose: Index to Volumes I to XX

Index of Middle English Prose: Index to Volumes I to XX

Copyright Date: 2014
Edition: NED - New edition
Published by: Boydell and Brewer,
Pages: 480
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    Index of Middle English Prose: Index to Volumes I to XX
    Book Description:

    This volume is a vital research tool for anyone working with Middle English prose texts. It is designed to give immediate access to the indices now found separately in the first twenty descriptive manuscript catalogues published as The Index of Middle English Prose. This single new volume enables scholars to quickly find all surviving manuscript copies of a particular text. In addition to an index of first lines, the volume contains other finding aids in the form of an index of final lines and of acephalous and atelous texts. A general index covers subjects, rubrics and titles, and there is also a summary contents list for each of the twenty published catalogues.

    eISBN: 978-1-78204-323-2
    Subjects: Language & Literature

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-iv)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. v-v)
  3. Introduction
    (pp. vi-x)
    Kari Anne Rand

    TheIndex of Middle English Proseis our most important reference tool for non-verse texts in manuscripts written in English between 1200 and 1500. The series has been published by Boydell & Brewer since 1984. The first twenty volumes cover the contents of seventy-two manuscript collections, mostly in Britain, but also some in the rest of Europe and in the United States. The descriptions have been done repository by repository. In some ways the title chosen when the series began is a misnomer. The most important part of each volume is the main body of text, which is perhaps best described...

  4. Summary lists of contents
    (pp. 1-133)
  5. Index of Incipits
    (pp. 134-362)
  6. Index of Rubrics and Titles
    (pp. 363-465)
  7. General Index
    (pp. 466-600)
  8. Back Matter
    (pp. 601-604)