Nicholas Love's Mirror of the Blessed Life of Jesus Christ
A Reading Text
Edited by Michael G. Sargent
Michael Sargent is Professor in the Department of English, Queens College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York. He has published a number of books, including De Cella in Seculum: Religious and Secular Life and Devotion in Late Medieval England (Boydell & Brewer, 1989) and Nicholas Love at Waseda (Boydell & Brewer, 1997).
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS FOREWORD AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS INTRODUCTION THE TEXT OF THIS EDITION SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY LIST OF MANUSCRIPTS AND EARLY PRINTS TABLE OF AFFILIATIONS PLATES TEXT: Table of Contents "Attende" Note and "Memorandum" Proem Die Lune [Monday] Die Martis [Tuesday] Die Mercurij [Wednesday] Die Jouis [Thursday] Die Veneris [Friday] Die Sabbati [Saturday] Die Dominica [Sunday] De Sacramento [Treatise on the Sacrament] EXPLANATORY NOTES SELECT GLOSSARY
Sargent’s introduction (sixteen pages) is very valuable, because it elucidates the complex circumstances of Love’s creation.’‘We believe that all university libraries should obtain a copy of this work.
Fifteenth-Century Studies 34
Michael G. Sargent has produced two editions of Nicholas Love’s The Mirror of the Blessed Life of Jesus Christ:..
The Year’s Work in English Studies, Vol. 86, No. 1
The publishers have been generous in their provision of space, and the book is well sized, produced on good-quality paper, with eleven plates (seven colour) which allow a snapshot of the manuscripts.’‘…this will be the definitive edition of Love’s text; Sargent’s editorial labours have endowed it with a scholarly authority for the twenty-first century matching the ecclesiastical authority it enjoyed in the fifteenth.
(Medium Ævum, Vol. LXXVI
M.G S. is to be warmly commended on this fine edition of a major treatise in the vernacular and his book is a welcome addition to the devotional literature of the early 15th century.
Revue d’histoire ecclésiastique
It is a most readable text, and Professor Sargent has given us back something of real worth.
Size: 244 × 172 mm
Publication: January 4, 2005
Series: Exeter Medieval Texts and Studies