The Doctrine of the Hert
A Critical Edition with Introduction and Commentary
Edited by Christiania Whitehead, Denis Renevey, and Anne Mouron
Anne Mouron is a fellow in English at Greyfriars, University of Oxford. She writes on late medieval devotional literature.
Christiania Whitehead is a Senior Lecturer in Medieval English Literature at the University of Warwick. Her fields of interest lie in medieval allegory and female spirituality.
Denis Renevey is Chair of Medieval English Literature and Language at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. He has published widely in the field of vernacular theology and female religious writings.
Foreword Introduction 1. De doctrina cordis 2. The structure and content of De doctrina cordis 3. Authorship 4. Vernacular versions 5. The Doctrine of the Hert and fifteenth-century English religiosity 6. Themes and images 7. The Doctrine of the Hert as a translation 8. Middle English manuscript descriptions 9. Choice of base manuscript 10. Language and dialect Bibliography Editorial Procedures The Doctrine of the Hert Prologue Capitulum primum Capitulum secundum Capitulum tercium Capitulum quartum Capitulum quintum Capitulum sextum Capitulum septimum Textual Commentary Abbreviated references Additional prefatory notes Prologue Capitulum primum Capitulum secundum Capitulum tercium Capitulum quartum Capitulum quintum Capitulum sextum Capitulum septimum Textual Variants Index to Latin and English Scriptural Quotations Appendices A. Transcription of the 'HV' Prologue from De doctrina cordis B. Table of chapter contents from the 1607 edition of De doctrina cordis Glossary of Middle English Terms
A significant resource for students and scholars of medieval mysticism.
The Year’s Work in English Studies, Vol 91
An important addition to the corpus of medieval spiritual literature in the vernacular...it should enjoy a wide readership among all those interested in medieval mysticism and spirituality.
Analecta Cartusiana, No. 293
These two complementary volumes together fill a major gap in the ever-burgeoning fields of late medieval devotional literature and of medieval women’s spirituality. Students of medieval devotional literature and of medieval women’s spirituality will want to own the Companion as well as the edition of The Doctrine of the Hert.
Medieval Feminist Forum, 48.1
The edition is intended to be used alongside A Companion to the Doctrine of the Hert: The Middle English Translation and its Latin and European Contexts, edited by Denis Renevey and Christiania Whitehead (Exeter, 2010). These volumes represent a very significant and welcome contribution to medieval scholarship and will undoubtedly influence much future work on vernacular religious writings.
Medium Ævum, Vol. LXXIX
Size: 228 x 153 mm
Publication: May 17, 2010
Series: Exeter Medieval Texts and Studies