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Early English Text Society

Works: 1,490 works in 3,057 publications in 6 languages and 18,808 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Sermons  Poetry  Drama  Records and correspondence  Romances  Folklore  Biography  Manuscripts 
Roles: Editor, Other, Publisher
Classifications: PR1119, 822.0516
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Early English Text Society by Early English Text Society( serial )
in English and English, Middle [1100-1500] and held by 757 libraries worldwide
Contains Old English and Middle English titles of historical or literary interest and not otherwise available in good editions
The Chester mystery cycle ( Book )
9 editions published between 1974 and 1986 in English and English, Middle [1100-1500] and held by 714 libraries worldwide
Aelred of Rievaulx's De institutione inclusarum : two English versions by Aelred( Book )
4 editions published in 1984 in English and English, Middle [1100-1500] and held by 434 libraries worldwide
The pilgrimage of the lyfe of the manhode by Guillaume( Book )
11 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 430 libraries worldwide
Richard Rolle, prose and verse by Richard Rolle( Book )
4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 425 libraries worldwide
Octovian by Robert Thornton( Book )
4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 419 libraries worldwide
The Middle English physiologus by Theobaldus( Book )
3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 416 libraries worldwide
Sidrak and Bokkus : a parallel-text edition from Bodleian Library, MS Laud Misc. 559 and British Library, MS Lansdowne 793 ( Book )
12 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and English, Middle [1100-1500] and held by 415 libraries worldwide
Aelfric's Catholic homilies. text by Aelfric( Book )
6 editions published between 1979 and 2000 in English, Old [ca. 450-1100] and English and held by 408 libraries worldwide
"This is the third and final volume of the Society's edition of the Catholic Homilies, a set of preaching texts in two series composed in Old English around A.D. 990 for the use of preachers throughout England. Aelfric (monk of Winchester, and then Cerne Abbas and the first abbot of Eynsham) was one of the leading scholars of his time and the foremost prose stylist of the Anglo-Saxon period. The two series of Catholic Homilies together make up the longest extant text in Old English, and are Aelfric's most important work. The text of the Second Series, edited by M.R. Godden, was published in 1979 (S.S. 5), and the text of the First Series, edited by Peter Clemoes, in 1997 (S.S. 17); both volumes included an analysis of the manuscripts of each series and a detailed account of the textual history. This final volume gives an account of the origin, function and dating of the Catholic Homilies and their Latin sources; a detailed commentary on all eighty homilies; and a glossary of all words occuring in the text."--Jacket
The Liber celestis of St Bridget of Sweden : the Middle English version in British Library MS Claudius B i, together with a life of the saint from the same manuscript by Bridget( Book )
6 editions published in 1987 in English and English, Middle [1100-1500] and held by 394 libraries worldwide
Old English homilies from MS Bodley 343 by Bodleian Library( Book )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 381 libraries worldwide
Paston letters and papers of the fifteenth century ; [in 3 parts] by Norman Davis( Book )
28 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and English, Middle [1100-1500] and held by 357 libraries worldwide
The Paston family papers provide an incomparable picture of life in fifteenth-century England, and richly illustrate the resources of the language at an important period. They have long been consulted by historians and other students of the fifteenth century for their information about social history and politics, both within East Anglia and also nationally. This authoritative edition, by Professor Norman Davis--formerly Director of the Early English Text Society--was published by the Clarendon Press in 1971 (volume I) and 1976 (volume II) but has long been out of print. In addition to the letters and papers themselves, Volume I contains excellent biographical sketches of the writers, a full comparative chronological table, and an informative introduction to the separate documents. Volume II contains correspondence addressed to the Pastons by others than members of the family. This is arranged in chronological order under the names of the recipients, and in addition some sixty miscellaneous documents are also included. A third volume, which Professor Davis was unable to complete before his death, is in preparation, edited by Dr. Richard Beadle and Professor Colin Richmond. This will include the remaining text and the indexes, and will complete the series
Supplementary lives in some manuscripts of the Gilte legende by Jacobus( Book )
5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 351 libraries worldwide
The revelation of the Monk of Eynsham by Adam( Book )
5 editions published in 2002 in English, Middle [1100-1500] and English and held by 337 libraries worldwide
This is a late-15th-century translation of the late-12th-century 'Visio Monachi de Eynsham'. It recounts a vision of purgatory and paradise, peopled by contemporary figures such as King Henry II, experienced by the author's brother at the monastery of Eynsham in 1196
Ipomadon by Hue( Book )
4 editions published in 2001 in English, Middle [1100-1500] and English and held by 321 libraries worldwide
"Ipomadon is a Middle English translation of the twelfth-century Anglo-Norman romance, Ipomedon, by Hue de Rotelande. The romance was translated into English three times in the medieval period; this edition contains the fullest version, Ipomadon A. The complete text has only been available hitherto in E. Kolbing's German edition of 1889." "This new edition includes a glossary and full explanatory notes, and discussion of the language of the text, together with a full comparison of the different versions of this popular story."--BOOK JACKET
The seven sages of Rome (Midland version) ( Book )
6 editions published in 2005 in English, Middle [1100-1500] and English and held by 319 libraries worldwide
The defective version of Mandeville's travels by John Mandeville( Book )
5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 317 libraries worldwide
The fourth and final volume of the series of English versions of Mandeville published by EETS. This work represents a unique manuscript version of the text and offers important insights into the dissemination of this influential and widely-read text
John Mirk's Festial : edited from British Library MS Cotton Claudius A. II by John Mirk( Book )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 314 libraries worldwide
This is the first edition for over 100 years of 'The Festial', the best-known of medieval English sermon collections, by the Augustinian canon, John Mirk, of Lilleshall Abbey
The Parker chronicle and laws : (Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, MS. 173) : a facsimile by Early English Text Society( Book )
5 editions published between 1941 and 1973 in English and English, Old [ca. 450-1100] and held by 295 libraries worldwide
The York plays : a critical edition of the York Corpus Christi play as recorded in British Library Additional MS 35290 ( Book )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 256 libraries worldwide
"Definitive scholarly edition of the York Plays. It supersedes this editor's previous edition (of the text only), published in the York Medieval Texts Series in 1982. Volume 2 offers an entirely new, full commentary and glossary to facilitate study of the revised and corrected text (published with an introduction in volume 1), and incorporating the most recent scholarly views and discoveries. The York Plays, a cycle of religious dramas on Biblical subjects, ranging from the Creation through the life and Passion of Christ, to the Last Judgement, are one of the great literary and theatrical monuments of the later Middle Ages in English. They were financed by merchants and master craftsmen and their guilds, and expressed not only the essential theological land devotional beliefs of their time, but also the wealth, prestige, and economic vitality of medieval York."-- Publisher description
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Early English text society. Grande-Bretagne
Societas pro Textibus Anglicis Antiquis
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