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An edition with commentary of the Speculum huius vite, a fifteenth-century pastoral manual in English

Abstract: ´╗┐The Speculum huius vite is a pastoral manual composed in English around the end of thefourteenth century. It is, on one level, an abbreviated version of the Prick of Conscience,arguably one of the most popular English texts of the late middle ages; but the Speculumis more than simply an abbreviation of a popular text, since it refashions its source toaccommodate a new emphasis and new material, including a commentary on the tencommandments and some shorter exhortations to the clergy and laity regarding humilityand modesty. Evidence from the two manuscripts of the Speculum (Bodleian MSAdditional A. 268, fols. 117r-139r, and Dublin Trinity Coll. MS 155, pp. 149-238) andfrom two related manuscripts of the Prick of Conscience (Cambridge University LibraryMS Dd.12.69, fols. 37r-97v and Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Library MS 155,fols. 1-77) indicates that two revisions were involved in the production of the Speculumfrom the Prick of Conscience. The dialect of the poem has been extensively studied todetermine whether it is possible to make any conjectures concerning the geographicalsource of the first and second revisions of the text. The text was probably used forcatechetical instruction, private reading, and preaching within the tradition of Englishcatechetical manuals produced after the Fourth Lateran Council. The thesis provides adescription of the manuscripts of the text (Chapter One), discussions of the historicalcontext of the poem (Chapter Two), the sources and immediate context of the poem(Chapter Three), the relationship of the manuscripts (Chapter Four), and the language anddialect of the text (Chapter Five). These are followed by notes on editorial procedure, anedition of the text, a glossary, notes to the text, and a bibliography.

Type of Award:DPhil Level of Award:Doctoral Awarding Institution: University of Oxford Notes:The digital copy of this thesis has been made available thanks to the generosity of Dr Leonard Polonsky

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Language: eng Subjects: Pastoral theology Handbooks, manuals, etc Tiny URL: td:602330263

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Author: Trudel, Guy Alan. - institutionUniversity of Oxford facultyFaculty of English Language and Literature - - - - Bibliographic Detai

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