Medieval and Renaissance
Everyman and Medieval Miracle Plays
Paperback ISBN: 046087280x
Part of the "Everyman" series which has been re-set with wide margins and easy-to-read type, this book includes marginal glosses and footnotes to explain difficult words and phraseology. It is a selection of 15th-century pageants which includes the play "Everyman".
The Book of Margery Kempe
A New Translation, Contexts, Criticism
Paperback ISBN: 0393976394
The text presented here remains as faithful to the original MiddleEnglish as possible, without sounding archaic. Kempe's work isaccompanied by an introduction, a map of medieval England, a Kempelexicon, and explanatory annotations. "Contexts" collects primaryreadings that illuminate The Book of Margery Kempe. Included areexcerpts from The Constitutions of Thomas Arundel, Meditations on theLife of Christ, The Shewings of Julian of Norwich, The Book of SaintBride, and The Life of Marie d'Oignies by Jacques de Vitry. "Criticism"includes nine varied interpretations of the autobiography, written byClarissa W. Atkinson, Lynn Staley, Karma Lochrie, David Aers, KathleenAshley, Gail McMurray Gibson, Sarah Beckwith, Caroline Walker Bynum,and Nicholas Watson. A Selected Bibliography is also included.
Paperback ISBN: 0460872974
Part of the "Everyman" series which has been re-set with wide margins for notes and easy-to-read type. Each title includes a themed introduction by leading authorities on the subject, life-and-times chronology of the author, text summaries, annotated reading lists and selected criticism and notes.
Paperback ISBN: 1551119668
This volume includes the full text of More's 1516 classic, Utopia, together with a wide range of background contextual materials. For this edition the G.C. Richards translation has been substantially revised and modernized by William P. Weaver of Baylor University.Appendices include illustrations from the 1518 edition; relevant passages from the Bible and from Plato; and excerpts from More's 1534 Dialogue of Comfort Against Tribulation that have been cited for their alleged relevance to the debate over whether or not More himself espoused the "communist" principles of the Utopia he imagined.
Middle English Romances
Authoritative Texts Sources and Backgrounds Criticism
Paperback ISBN: 0393966070
This Norton Critical Edition presents significant examples of one ofthe most important bodies of English poetry written before theRenaissance. The texts of the seven romances included--Havelok, Ywain and Gawain, SirOrfeo, Sir Launfal, The Awntyrs off Arthure at the Terne Wathelyne, TheWeddyng of Syr Gawen and Dame Ragnell, and The Sege off Melayne--arecomplete, authoritative (rendered from the best manuscripts), andcomprehensively glossed and annotated for undergraduate readers. In addition to their literary importance, the seven romances werechosen because they shed light on other important Middle English texts. "Sources and Backgrounds" offers comparative analogues (many complete) toeach of the seven romances. These readings enable students tounderstand the genre in the context of related medieval ideas andattitudes. "Criticism" collects four essays that provide a variety of perspectiveson Middle English romances by Erich Auerbach, John Finlayson, A. C.Baugh, and Gisela Guddat-Figge. A Selected Bibliography is also included.
The Divine Comedy
Paperback ISBN: 0691018960
Charles S. Singleton's edition of the Divine Comedy, of which this is the first part, provides the English-speaking reader with everything he needs to read and understand Dante's great masterpiece. The Italian text here is in the edition of Giorgio Petrocchi, the leading Italian editor of Dante. Professor Singleton's prose translation, facing the Italian in a line-for-line arrangement on each page, is smooth and literate. The companion volume, the Commentary, marshals every point of information the reader may require: vocabulary; grammar; identification of Dante's characters; historical sources of some of the incidents and, where pertinent, excerpts from those sources in their original languages and in translation; profound clear analysis of the Divine Comedy's basic allegory. There is a complete bibliography of every aspect of Dante studies. This first part of the Divine Comedy which is illustrated with maps of Italy and the region Dante knew especially, diagrams of the circles of Hell, and plates showing some of the historic sites mentioned by Dante in his poem.