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Faculty Book: Michael G. Sargent, editor

Michael G. Sargent, editor

Nicholas Love: The Mirror of the Blessed Life of Jesus Christ, A Reading Text, paperback

Nicholas Love: The Mirror of the Blessed Life of Jesus Christ, A Full Critical Edition, hardback
(University of Exeter Press, Exeter Medieval Texts and Studies, 2004)

Nicholas Love's Mirror of the Blessed Life of Jesus Christ, an important work of late medieval English vernacular theology, is made available here in two versions: (1) a paperback "Reading Text" edition, complete with a short introduction, explanatory notes, and glossary; and (2) a longer hardback, the Full Critical Edition. The latter is not merely a revision of Michael Sargent's 1992 Garland best-text edition, now out of print, but a new and completely critical edition that uses the Garland volume only as its starting-point. Although based on the same manuscript, and containing much of the same introductory material, this edition includes the results of a complete collation of the seventy-one known surviving manuscripts and early prints. The Introduction discusses the evidence for the process of composition of the text, and places Love's Mirror, properly, at the centre of current scholarly discussion of the development of vernacular theology in late medieval England. Michael G. Sargent is a professor of English at Queens College and The Graduate Center.

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Submitted on: JUN 1, 2004

Category: English | Faculty Books