The Southern Version of Cursor Mundi, Vol. I

The Southern Version of Cursor Mundi, Vol. I

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Title: The Southern Version of Cursor Mundi, Vol. I
Author: Horral, Sarah M.
Abstract: The medieval poem Cursor Mundi is a biblical verse account of the history of the world, offering a chronological overview of salvation history from Creation to Doomsday. Originating in northern England around the year 1300, the poem was frequently copied in the north before appearing in a southern version in substantially altered form. Although it is a storehouse of popular medieval biblical lore and a fascinating study in the eclectic use of more than a dozen sources, the poem has until now attracted little scholarly attention. This five-part collaborative edition presents the Arundel version of the poem with variants from three others. In addition it provides a discussion of sources and analogues, detailed explanatory notes, and a bibliography.
Date: 1978
UOP: http://www.press.uottawa.ca/book/the-southern-version-of-cursor-mundi-vol-i
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10393/19621

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