The Complete Harley 2253 Manuscript: Volume 1 [Paperback]

Susanna Greer Fein (Editor)

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ISBN: 9781580442053 | Published by: Medieval Institute Publications | Year of Publication: 2015 | Language: English 516p,

The Complete Harley 2253 Manuscript: Volume 1


British Library MS Harley 2253 is one of the most important literary works to survive from the English medieval era. In rarity, quality, and abundance, its secular love lyrics comprise an unrivaled collection. Intermingled with them are contemporary political songs as well as delicate lyrics designed to inspire religious devotion.

Table of Contents

MS Harley 2253: Texts and Translations
Booklet 1
1. Vitas patrum / The Lives of the Fathers
1a. Thais / The Story of Thais
Booklet 2
2. Herman de Valenciennes, La Passioun Nostre Seignour / Herman de Valenciennes, The Passion of Our Lord
3. De la Passioun Jhesu [L’Évangile de Nicodème, La Tradition A] / Of Jesus’ Passion [The Gospel of Nicodemus, Tradition A]
3a. Epistle a Tiberie / The Letter of Pilate to Tiberius
3b. Epistle a Claudie l’emperour / The Letter of Pilate to Emperor Claudius
4. De seint Johan le Ewangeliste / The Life of Saint John the Evangelist
5. De seint Johan le Baptist / The Life of Saint John the Baptist
6. De seint Bartholomeu / The Life of Saint Bartholomew
7. Passioun seint Piere / The Passion of Saint Peter
Explanatory Notes
Textual Notes
Appendix: Full Contents of MS Harley 2253
Volume 1: Index of First Lines
Volume 1: Index of Manuscripts Cited
Volume 1: Index of Proper Names

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