Perhaps worthy of special mention among single productions is the 'Cursor Mundi
Garipzanov, Ildar, Caroline Goodson, and Henry Maguire, eds, Graphic Signs of Identity, Faith, and Power in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages (Cursor Mundi
, 27), Turnhout, Brepols, 2016; hardback; pp.
Moreover, twen(e) can be found in one South-Western text, i.e., Holy rood (1175) and in two Northern manuscripts of one text, i.e., Cursor mundi
"The Book of Shrift," a 4000-line penitential handbook in verse (Index of Middle English Verse 694), forms one of the typical additions to the original text of Cursor Mundi
. (1) In the early (s.
Klinck comparing two different editorial approaches to the Middle English biblical paraphrase Cursor mundi
. This serves as an excellent opening because it highlights one of the central concerns in medieval editorial practice which is confronted head-on in these essays, namely the tendency to question traditional practice without suggesting 'new' and 'better' ways to edit.
After a thoughtful and learned introduction from the editors, which at once lays out the history of the collection, the details and relationships of the contributions, and the place of this volume in issues of editing and printing overall, the first group of essays evaluates the editing of the Cursor Mundi
, Anglo-Norman texts, and Malory.
In a chapter on the exegetical tradition of apocalyptic scripture, Bostick reviews Tyconius, Rupert of Deutz, the Tiburtine Sibyl, Pseudo-Methodius, and Adso (the futurists) as well as literary adaptations such as the twelfth-century Latin Play of Anti-Christ, thirteenth-century Cursor Mundi
, fourteenth-century Pricke of Conscience, fifteenth-century Chester Domesday play and the Antechryst printed by Wynkyn de Words (ca.
Thompson on the compiling methods of the Cursor Mundi
. Pointing out that a cursor was a medieval lecturer responsible for reading the Bible cursorie, Thompson relates the Cursorpoet's enterprise to the teaching of the Bible in England and northern France.
Shoval, Ilan, King John's Delegation to the Almohad Court (1212): Medieval Interreligious Interactions and Modern Historiography (Cursor Mundi
, 23), Turnhout, Brepols, 2016; hardback; pp.
Almost all of them come from Yorkshire, the exceptions being the Cursor Mundi
(Northumberland) and the Avowing of Arthur (Cumberland).
The evidence that White marshals to make his case in the introduction and first two chapters ranges from Saint Augustine and other Latin Church Fathers to scholastics such as St Thomas Aquinas and the school of Alexander of Hales, to vernacular writings like The Owl and the Nightingale and the Cursor Mundi
. His argument provides a definitive corrective to the older view, chiefly promulgated by C.
The first case studies come in a chapter devoted to the Cursor Mundi
, Robert Manning's Handlyng Synne, and the South English Legendary.