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Chaucer, the Wife of Bath's prologue on CD-ROM

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer; Peter Robinson
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1996.
Series: Canterbury tales project.
Edition/Format:   Computer file : English

The Wife of Bath's Prologue on CD-ROM contains all the original sources for the work, both transcribed and in image form, with sophisticated search software and scholarly apparatus.


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Document Type: Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey Chaucer; Peter Robinson
ISBN: 0521565952 9780521565950 0521465931 9780521465939
OCLC Number: 84714700
Notes: Title from disc label.
With User's manual (80p).
Awards: Winner of English Association Beatrice White Prize 1998
Description: 1 computer optical disc ; 4.75 in.
Contents: The CD-ROM contains: * Transcriptions of all 58 pre-1500 witnesses of Chaucer's Wife of Bath's Prologue (54 manuscripts and 4 early print editions), fully encoded in SGML (Standard Generalized Mark-up Language). * Digitized images of the originals of 1,200 manuscript pages, useful for teaching purposes or for checking the accuracy of any transcription against the original. * Hypertext linking between files allowing the reader to call up the full collation of any word across the entire range of witnesses. * A lemmatized spelling database permitting scholars to trace every spelling of every word across the witnesses. * A description of each witness based on examination of the witness itself. * Transcripts of all of the glosses in every manuscript of the Prologue. * A powerful DynaText search and retrieval engine with user-friendly screen design. System requirements: The CD-ROM runs identically on PC Windows and Macintosh systems. All necessary search and display software and fonts are provided on the CD-ROM and do not need to be acquired separately. The following equipment is recommended: PC: 386 or later; Windows 3.1+; 8 Mb of RAM; double-speed CD-ROM drive. Macintosh: system 7 or later; 4 Mb of RAM; double-speed CD-ROM drive.
Series Title: Canterbury tales project.
Other Titles: Wife of Bath's prologue (CD-ROM)
Responsibility: edited by Peter Robinson ; [with contributions from Norman Blake [and others].


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