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Anglo-Norman Literature: A Guide to Texts and Manuscripts

Title:
Anglo-Norman Literature: A Guide to Texts and Manuscripts
Author:
Dean, R. J. and Boulton, M. B. M.
Series:
Anglo-Norman Text Society
Location:
London
Notes:
  • Brief discussion of the Anglo-Norman early heraldic rolls of the kind found in CCCC MS 16, dating it 1240-53, pp. 213-5, no. 391.1
  • Brief discussion of the Anglo-Norman early heraldic rolls of the kind found in CCCC MS 26, dating it 1240-53, pp. 213-5, no. 391.1
  • Description of an Anglo-Norman text on Zodiac predictions apparently derived from a text called the _Bona temporalia_ and giving the incipit as found in CCCC MS 37, dating it to the early 14th century, p. 203, no. 376
  • Description of Anglo-Norman ’Lists of counties of England, archbishoprics and bishoprics of England and Wales’, giving the rubric, as found in CCCC MS 37, dating it to the early 14th century, pp. 11-12, no. 11
  • Description of the Anglo-Norman _Le livre de seyntz medicines_ by Henry of Lancaster, a devotional treatise in which sin is allegorized as illness written in 1354 as found in CCCC MS 218, dating it to the late 14th century, pp. 378-9, no.696
  • Description of the Anglo-Norman text of _Algorism_, a treatise on mathematics in 274 lines, plus additional lines on measures, as found in CCCC MS 133, dating it to the 14th/15th century, pp. 180-81, no. 329
  • Description of the Anglo-Norman text of _Amis et Amiloun_, a 13th century romance of 1250 lines, as found in CCCC MS 50, dating it to the mid-13th century, pp. 92-3, no. 157
  • Description of the Anglo-Norman text of _Estrif de Druerie Fine_, a marginal fragment of text consisting of a dialogue between a thrush and a nightingale about ladies having _seisine damur_ as found in CCCC MS 383 f. 12r, dating it to the early 13th century, pp. 139-40, no. 250
  • Description of the Anglo-Norman text of _Gui de Warewic_, a romance in 12926 lines dating from the first half of the 13th century as found in CCCC MS 50, dating it to the mid-13th century, pp. 90-91, no. 154
  • Description of the Anglo-Norman text of _Housbondrie_ by Walter of Henley, a tract in the form of a sermon designed as a commentary on the text of _Seneschaucie_, used by monastic landlords, as found in CCCC MS 301 pp. 141-8, dating it to the early 14th century, pp. 216-8, no. 394
  • Description of the Anglo-Norman text of _Le Livre de Reis de Brittanie_, a short prose chronicle of England; the version in CCCC MS 53 runs to the death of Edward I and has a continuation in a different hand running to 1399, dating it to the early 14th century and the continuation to the early 15th century, pp. 12-15, no. 13
  • Description of the Anglo-Norman text of _Le Livre de Reis de Brittanie_, a short prose chronicle of England; the version in CCCC MS 469 lacks a prologue and breaks off at the reign of Edgar, dating it to the late 13th century, pp. 12-15, no. 13
  • Description of the Anglo-Norman text of _Le Livre de Reis de Brittanie_, a short prose chronicle of England; the version in CCCC MS 50 begins with the arrival of the kings of East Anglia and runs to the accession of Henry III, dating it to the late 13th century, pp. 12-15, no. 13
  • Description of the Anglo-Norman text of _Le Petit Sermon_, a verse sermon on loving and fearing God and the Last Judgement in 780 lines as found in CCCC MS 405 pp. 343-68, dating it to the early 14th century, pp. 351-2, no. 636
  • Description of the Anglo-Norman text of _Orthographia Gallica_, a manual for the teaching of correct spelling and pronunciation of Continental French in the 14th century as found in CCCC MS 335, dating it to the early 15th century, pp. 162-3, no. 287
  • Description of the Anglo-Norman text of _Proverbes de Fraunce_, 464 proverbs in prose, arranged in alphabetical order as found in CCCC MS 450 pp. 252-60, dating it to the early 14th century, p. 151, no. 267
  • Description of the Anglo-Norman text of _Rossignos_ by John of Howden (d. 1275), a verse homily on the life of Christ composed for Eleanor of Provence as found in CCCC MS 471, dating it to the mid-14th century, p. 342, no. 626
  • Description of the Anglo-Norman text of _Seth_, or ’The Holy Rood’ in verse, part of the longer legend of the Penitence of Adam, a 13th century translation of the preceding text in CCCC MS 66A and unique to it, dating it to the mid-13th century (before 1254), p. 264. no. 480
  • Description of the Anglo-Norman text of _Seth_, or ’The Holy Rood’ in verse, part of the longer legend of the Penitence of Adam, a 13th century translation of the preceding text in CCCC MS 66A ff. 224-7 and unique to it, dating it to the mid-13th century (before 1254), p. 264. no. 480
  • Description of the Anglo-Norman text of _Un Chivaler e sa Dame e un Clerk_, a fabliau of 586 lines, unique to CCCC MS 50 ff. 90-94, dating it to the mid-13th century, p. 109, no. 189
  • Description of the Anglo-Norman text of ’Husbandry’, a treatise dealing with auditing and the duties of the steward that circulated among monastic houses as found in CCCC MS 301 pp. 148-53, dating it to early 14th century, pp. 218-9, no. 395
  • Description of the Anglo-Norman text of ’Paints and Dyes’, a short passage of which is found in CCCC MS 297, giving the incipit and explicit, dating it to 13th/14th century, pp. 210-11, no. 387
  • Description of the Anglo-Norman text of ’Prognostications’, a short treatise on propitious days of the month for care of the body as found in CCCC MS 335 ff. 137-8, dating it to the mid-14th century, p. 203, no.
  • Description of the Anglo-Norman text of ’St Paul’s Vision of Hell’ by Adam de Ross, a 12th century version sometimes called _La Descente de saint Paul en enfer_, as found (incomplete) in CCCC MS 405 pp. 457-62, dating it to the early 14th century, p. 306, no. 553
  • Description of the Anglo-Norman text of ’The Childhood of Jesus’ of 124 lines as found in CCCC MS 66A, dating it to the mid-13th century (before 1254), p. 273, no. 496
  • Description of the Anglo-Norman text of ’The Fall, Harrowing of Hell, and Passion’, an anonymous verse sermon as found in CCCC MS 405 pp. 368-94, dating it to the early 14th century, p. 331, no. 599
  • Description of the Anglo-Norman text of ’The Oxford Psalter’, a prose translation of the Gallican version, a later version of which (post 13th century) is found in CCCC MS 278 ff. 91-147, dating it to the early 14th century, pp. 239-41, no. 445
  • Description of the Anglo-Norman text of ’The Perilous Days’ in prose, a list of inauspicious days and predicted disasters as found in CCCC MS 405 pp. 16-17, dating it to the first quarter of the 14th century, pp. 204-5, no. 379
  • Description of the Anglo-Norman text of ’The Prophecies of Merlin (Prose Version)’, also called ’The Prophecy of the Six Kings to Follow John’, as found in CCCC MS 405 pp. 8-12, dating it to the mid-14th century, pp. 16-17, no. 18
  • Description of the Anglo-Norman text of ’The Rule of the Hospitallers’, accompanied by a list of miracles associated with the foundation of the order; the earliest known version of the Rule (c. 1181-85), unique to CCCC MS 405 pp. 255-310, dating it to the early 14th century, pp. 388-9, no. 714
  • Description of the Anglo-Norman text of a ’Legal glossary’ of Anglo Saxon legal terms and their equivalent in Anglo-Norman as found in CCCC MS 297, dating it to the 13th/14th century, pp. 173-4, no. 316
  • Description of the Anglo-Norman text of a letter incipit _Seynt Leon apostoile de Rome escrit ceste lettre e dit ky unkys le lirra ja cel jour ne estout doter sun enimi_, a redaction of the letter found in BL Harley 1260 as found in CCCC MS 405 p. 20, dating it to the early 14th century, pp. 454-5, no. 883
  • Description of the Anglo-Norman text of a poem A Meditation on the Love of the Virgin, with continuations as found in CCCC MS 450 pp. 260-62, dating it to the early 14th century, p. 427, no. 798
  • Description of the Anglo-Norman text of a verse Apocalypse, of which CCCC MS 20 contains a _gamma_ text version with many abridgements and accompanied by extracts from the French version of the non-Berengaudus prose commentary, dating the MS to the early 14th century, pp. 262-3, no. 478
  • Description of the Anglo-Norman text of an exhortation to meditate on the crucifixion, written as prose as found in CCCC MS 462 f. 152, dating it to the mid-13th century, p. 487, no. 976
  • Description of the Anglo-Norman text of medical prescriptions containing one recipe for gout as found in CCCC MS 301, dating it to the early 14th century, pp. 234-6, no. 439
  • Description of the Anglo-Norman text of Medical Prescriptions containing six receipts for men and animals as found in CCCC MS 150, dating it to the late-13th century, pp. 234-6, no. 439
  • Description of the Anglo-Norman text of Medical Prescriptions containing three receipts for eyes and teeth as found in CCCC MS 335, dating it to the mis-14th century, pp. 234-6, no. 439
  • Description of the Anglo-Norman text of medical prescriptions containing various receipts as found in CCCC MS 511, dating it to the mid-14th century, pp. 234-6, no. 439
  • Description of the Anglo-Norman text of Proverbial Follies, 36 of which are found in CCCC MS 450 p. 252, dating it to the early 14th century, pp. 150-51, no. 266
  • Description of the Anglo-Norman text of St Paul’s Vision of Hell, c. 300 lines in octosyllabic couplets, which is incomplete in CCCC MS 20, dating it to the early 14th century, p. 307, no. 555
  • Description of the Anglo-Norman text of the _Distichs of Cato_ by Elie of Winchester, a translation of 766 lines dating from the end of the 12th century as found in CCCC MS 405 pp. 317-42, dating it to the early 14th century, pp. 143-4, no. 254
  • Description of the Anglo-Norman text of the _Divisiones Mundi_ by Perot Garbelei, a 13th century treatise on geography of 935 lines, mostly translated from _De Imagine Mundi_ of Honorius of Autun and influenced by Pierre de Beauvais’ _Mappemonde_, found in CCCC MS 405 pp. 394-425, dating it to the early 14th century, pp. 181-2, no. 330
  • Description of the Anglo-Norman text of the _Roman de Brut_ by Wace as found in CCCC MS 50, dating it to the mid-13th century, pp. 2-3, no. 2
  • Description of the Anglo-Norman text of the _Scalacronica_, a prose history of England from Adam to 1364, based on the _Brut_ and well known chronicles as found in CCCC MS 133, dating it to the 14th/15th century, p. 50, no. 74
  • Description of the Anglo-Norman text of the _Secreta Medicine H. Sampsonis de Clouburnel_, a series of herbal receipts, salves, prayers and charms as found in CCCC MS 388 ff. 50-51, dating it to the 13th/14th century, p. 226, no. 412
  • Description of the Anglo-Norman text of the _Secreta Medicine H. Sampsonis de Clouburnel_, a series of herbal receipts, salves, prayers and charms as found in CCCC MS 388, dating it to the 13th/14th century, p. 226, no. 412
  • Description of the Anglo-Norman text of the _Tretiz de Langage_ by Walter of Bibbesworth, a French vocabulary, a shorter, anonymous, recension being found in CCCC MS 450 pp. 241-51, dating it to the early 14th century, pp. 160-61, no. 285
  • Description of the Anglo-Norman text of the ’Genalogical Roll Chronicle’ featuring genealogical portrait roundels beginning with Adam and Eve, as found in CCCC MS 98, dating it to the 15th century, p. 10, no. 7
  • Description of the Anglo-Norman text of the Genealogical Tables as found in CCCC MS 469, p. 7-10, no. 6
  • Description of the Anglo-Norman text of the Genealogical Tables, featuring a description of England and chronicle material (in Latin) to 1291 as found in CCCC MS 175, dating it to the mid-13th century, pp. 7-9, no. 6
  • Description of the Anglo-Norman text of the itinerary from London to Jerusalem via France and Italy, with illustrations in Matthew Paris’ own hand as found in CCCC MS 26, dating it to the mid-13th century, pp. 183-4, no. 334
  • Description of the Anglo-Norman text of the Prayer to the Virgin by Walter of Bibbesworth, written as prose as found in CCCC MS 450, dating it to the early 14th century, p. 428, no. 799
  • Description of the Anglo-Norman text of the Prayer to the Virgin: Aves, Joys, Litany of Saints and a prayer to the Blessed Virgin as found in CCCC MS 405, pp. 311-17, pp. 400-03, no. 740
  • Description of the Anglo-Norman text of the Prose _Apocalypse_, an illustrated version of the 13th century with a prose commentary distinct from that of Berengaudus, as found in CCCC MS 394 ff. 1-79, dating it to the early 14th century, pp. 259-60, no. 475
  • Description of the Anglo-Norman text of the short version of the _Brut_ as found in CCCC MS 98, dating it to the mid-15th century, pp. 24-7, no. 36
  • Description of the Anglo-Norman text of three love songs written around the theme of _fin’amor_ as found in CCCC MS 450 pp. 264-66, dating it to the early 14th century, p. 76, no. 125
  • Description of the Anglo-Norman text of veterinary receipts for horses similar to those found in CCCC MS 297 at ff. 203-4, dating it to the 13th/14th century, pp. 220-21, no. 399
  • Description of the Anglo-Norman text of veterinary recipes for horses as found in CCCC MS 301 at ff. 79-81, dating it to the 14th century, pp. 220-21, no. 399
  • Description of the Anglo-Norman text on the interpretation of dreams, providing instructions for how to use the text of the Psalter and prayers to interpret dreams as found in CCCC MS 405 p. 17, dating it to the first quarter of the 14th century, p. 209, no. 385
  • Description of the Anglo-Norman version of ’The Four Daughters of God’, a verse allegory of 129 lines (abridged from the full length 300 lines) as found in CCCC MS 50, dating it to the mid-13th century, p. 372, no. 685
  • Description of the Latin and Anglo-Norman text of selected Psalms for the liturgical year collected on the lower margins of CCCC MS 383, dating it to the early 13th century, p. 247, no. 455
  • Description of the text of a collection of medical receipts in Latin, Anglo-Norman and Middle English, with a verse prologue and an an Anglo-Norman treatise on urine as found in CCCC MS 388, dating it to the 13th/14th century, pp. 224-5, no. 408
  • Description of the text of the Anglo-Norman itinerary from London to Jerusalem via France and Italy, with illustrations in Matthew Paris’ own hand as found in CCCC MS 16, dating it to the mid-13th century, pp. 183-4, no. 334
  • Description of the text of the Anglo-Norman love song _Volez oyer le Castoy_ found on the flyleaf of CCCC MS 8, dating it to the mid-13th century, p. 72, no. 118