The Apocryphal Lives Of Adam And Eve
Edited by Brian Murdoch and Jacqueline Tasioulas
Brian Murdoch is Professor of German at the University of Stirling. He has published widely on medieval and modern literature in German and Celtic, including Adam’s Grace (Brewer, 2000) and The Germanic Hero (Hambledon, 1996). His main research interests include medieval literature in general (Germanic and also Celtic), especially religious literature; the Baroque; and the literature of the world wars, especially the writings of Erich Maria Remarque.
Jacqueline Tasioulas is a Fellow in English at Newnham College, Cambridge and has written on Chaucer and medieval drama and edited The Makars (Canongate, 1999), a collection of the poems of Henryson, Dunbar and Douglas.
Preface Introduction • The texts and their manuscripts • Dates and dialects • Metre • Sources and literary relationships • Bibliography THE AUCHINLECK 'LIFE OF ADAM' THE 'CANTICUM DE CREATIONE' Notes on the Poems Glossary Index of Persons and Places
Tout en rendant service aux specialistes de la literature anglaise medievale, ce petit en volume economique, facilement accessible, merite le success aupres de etudiants.
Comptes Rendus - Le Moyen Âge. CXI
… a well informed and carefully presented volume containing editions of the only two surviving Middle English texts in verse dealing with apocryphal lives of Adam and Eve … This volume serves to rescue two highly interesting vernacular texts … These two texts are well served by their modern editors, and the edition will probably be in use for as many generations as its predecessor.
Anglia Zeitschrift für Englische Philologie, Band 122 , Heft 3
…In making the texts available in a handsome edition, and in documenting the Latin source material so thoroughly, Murdoch and Tasioulas are to be commended.
Two of the most interesting Middle English poems on these subjects… are here presented in an edition that meets the usual high standards of the Exeter Medieval English Texts and Studies series.
This welcome volume offers accessible texts and comprehensive notes on two medieval English versions of the legendary Lives of Adam and Eve. An admirable, authoritative contribution to scholarship on the apocryphal tradition.
Medium Ævum Vol LXXII
Size: 230 x 150 mm
Publication: June 2, 2002
Series: Exeter Medieval Texts and Studies