Cambridge Studies in Anglo-Saxon England: The Apocryphal Gospels of Mary in Anglo-Saxon England Series Number 26 (Hardback)
  • Cambridge Studies in Anglo-Saxon England: The Apocryphal Gospels of Mary in Anglo-Saxon England Series Number 26 (Hardback)
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Cambridge Studies in Anglo-Saxon England: The Apocryphal Gospels of Mary in Anglo-Saxon England Series Number 26 (Hardback)

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Hardback 368 Pages / Published: 04/02/1999
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This book provides an edition, with a facing translation and detailed commentary, of the three apocryphal gospels of Mary written in Old English. The gospels, which deal with Mary's birth, childhood, death and assumption, are found in manuscripts in Oxford and Cambridge, but have rarely been treated as a group before and in fact have been almost totally neglected by English scholars. An extensive introduction explains the origins and development of the apocrypha from the second to the eleventh century, discussing the Syriac, Greek, Coptic and Latin evidence. Clayton goes on to consider in detail the influence of these apocrypha in Anglo-Saxon England by placing the Old English texts in a very broad context. Editions of Latin analogues from eleventh-century English manuscripts are also included in appendices.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521581684
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 710 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 24 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'... makes a valuable contribution to modern debates about editorial practices ... it provides evidence for translation practices and competency in Latin; and, above all, it brings together for the first time a body of apocryphal material, so that it can be discussed in the context of the broader tradition of which it is part.' Early Medieval Europe
"This book is an edition, and yet, in keeping with the title and character of the series it appears in, Cambridge Studies in Anglo-Saxon England, it is also a great deal more...Clayton's work here quietly makes its own unique contribution to an ongoing feminist reappraisal of all the literature and culture of Anglo-Saxon England." Speculum: A Journal of Medieval Studies
"The scholarship in this book is exceptionally good, reflecting years of patient scrutiny of a difficult topic and demonstrating a sound grasp of editorial procedures in Latin and Old English. It will serve as a model for many studies of medieval apocrypha to come." Thomas N. Hall, Jrnl of Eng & Germanic Philology

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