Item description for A Repertorium of Middle English Prose Sermons by Veronica Jane O'Mara & Suzanne Paul...
This four-volume Repertorium is part of a European initiative called SERMO, a series of separate projects aimed at making available information about sermons in various medieval vernaculars through the provision of systematic catalogues or repertoria. Containing details of over one thousand Middle English prose sermons in more than 150 manuscripts, mainly from the late fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, the current Repertorium incorporates sermons already published alongside those that remain unedited. Each entry contains a concise manuscript description, followed by a detailed analysis of each catalogued sermon under various headings, including authorship, occasion, summary of content, exempla, and biblical citations; the whole work is supported by an extensive set of indices. By presenting the texts in a consistent and streamlined manner the Repertorium will serve as a stimulus to future editions, facilitate comparative study, and open up new research questions. This work of reference, which provides an overview of the whole corpus of Middle English prose sermons, is aimed not just at sermon specialists but at all scholars interested in medieval historical, literary, and religious culture.
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Studio: Brepols (distributed)
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.2" Width: 6.9" Height: 6.8" Weight: 11.8 lbs.
Release Date Mar 15, 2008
Publisher David Brown
ISBN 2503519903 ISBN13 9782503519906