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Prik of Conscience

Edited by James H Morey

Prik of Conscience
Paperback, 290 pages £23.50
Published: 2012
ISBN: 9781580441728
Format: 254mm x 178mm
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Subjects: Literary Studies, Medieval Institute Publications, Medieval Studies
Series: TEAMS Middle English Texts Series

In the first modern edition of the poem since 1863, James H. Morey presents The Prik of Conscience to a new audience of students of the Middle Ages. The famous fourteenth century poem leads its audience on a path of penance. Attributed to the mystic Richard Rolle, it became one of the most popular poems in medieval England and appears in about 130 manuscripts, more than any other Middle English poem. This edition is the first to offer extensive annotations and a gloss, making it accessible to students at all levels of proficiency in Middle English.

Acknowledgments Introduction Prik of Conscience Entre Part 1 Of Man and of his Wretchedness Part 2 Of the World's Unstableness Part 3 Of Death and of the Pain that with him goes Part 4 Of Purgatory where Souls are cleansed of their Folly Part 5 Of the Day of Doom and of the Tokens that before shall come Part 6 The Pains of Hell Part 7 The Joys of Heaven Explanatory Notes Textual Notes Index of Biblical References Index of Proper Names and Terms Bibliography Glossary

James H. Morey is Professor of English at Emory University. His interests range from Old French to Old Norse literature, concentrating on religious literature and the vernacular Bible.

Publication Details:

 Paperback , 290 pages
 254mm x 178mm

BIC Code:
 Medieval Institute Publications


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