Manuscript Glosses to the "Canterbury Tales" - Chaucer Studies 29 (Hardback)Stephen Partridge (author)
Hardback 352 Pages / Published: 04/12/2002
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The manuscript glosses to Chaucer's Canterbury Tales can tell us much about how early readers understood Chaucer's work; yet while particular glosses have long been cited in studies of reception and of Chaucer's own working methods, there has never been a printed edition to make the entire body of evidence easily accessible. This first published edition presents the glosses according to where in the text they appear, includes a full corpus of variants, and identifies the sources of the glosses, while headnotes to each tale provide an overview of the material. The extended introduction offers a taxonomy of these and other Middle English manuscript glosses, and discusses how the material can shed light on how fifteenth-century readers responded to the Tales, and on medieval reading in general.
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
Number of pages: 352
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
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