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"A Good Reder": the middle English Wise Book of Philosophy and Astronomy, instruction, publics, and manuscripts
Griffin, Carrie
The present work is a study of the Middle English prose text known as The Wise Book of Philosophy and Astronomy, a consideration of its transmission and reception history, and a survey of its manuscript witnesses; it also incorporates an edition of the text from two of its manuscripts. The text is a cosmological treatise of approximately five thousand words, written for the most part in English, with astronomical and astrological terms in Latin, though the English translation is frequently given. It is written anonymously, and survives in thirty-three manuscripts.
Keyword(s): Middle English literature; The Wise Book of Philosophy and Astronomy; English literature Middle English, 1100-1500; Manuscripts, English (Middle)
Publication Date:
2006
Type: Doctoral thesis
Peer-Reviewed: No
Language(s): English
Institution: University College Cork
Citation(s): Griffin, C. 2006. "A Good Reder": the middle English Wise Book of Philosophy and Astronomy, instruction, publics, and manuscripts. PhD Thesis, University College Cork.
Publisher(s): University College Cork
File Format(s): application/pdf
Supervisor(s): Connolly, Margaret
King, Andrew
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