Edited by Peter J. Lucas
Subjects: Medieval Studies
This volume is one of a series of Old and Middle English texts, including works of interest and importance previously unpublished, long out of print, or otherwise inaccesible to the student. Out of print for some time, this edition of "Exodus" contains many suggestions for solving some of the poem's difficulties. Edition with contextual introduction, notes, glossary and bibliography.
Preface, ix; List of Abbreviations, xiii; Introduction, 1; I THE MANUSCRIPT, 1; 1 History, Provenance and Origin, 1; 2 General Description, 6; 3 Sectional Divisions, 8; 4 Lay-out and Lacunae, 13; 5 The Intended Illustrations, 15; 6 Punctuation, 17; 7 Scribal Error, 24; 8 Compilation, 27; 9 The Textual Integrity of Exodus, 30; 10 The Corrector's Accents, 33; II LANGUAGE, 35; III METRE, 39; IV STYLE, 43; V SOURCES, 51; VI THEME, 61; VII DATE AND ORIGIN, 69; The Text, 73; EDITORIAL PROCEDURE, 74; EXODUS: Text with textual notes and Commentary, 75; Select Bibliography, 149; Glossary, 170; Glossorial Index of People and Places, 207.
"No one interested in the Old English poem Exoduscan afford to be without this edition" Notes and Queries.
Dr Lucas is Head of Old and Milddle English at University College, Dublin.