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The Dialogue of Solomon and Marcolf
A Dual-Language Edition from Latin and Middle English Printed Editions

Edited by Nancy Mason Bradbury and Scott Bradbury

The Dialogue of Solomon and Marcolf
Paperback, 118 pages £12.00
Published: 2012
ISBN: 9781580441803
Format: 254mm x 178mm
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Subjects: Literary Studies, Medieval Institute Publications, Medieval Studies
Series: TEAMS Middle English Texts Series

The two texts of the Dialogue presented here, a Latin version printed ca. 1488 and a Middle English translation printed in 1492, preserve lively, entertaining, and revealing exchanges between the Old Testament wisdom figure Solomon and Marcolf, a medieval peasant who is ragged and foul-mouthed but quick-witted and verbally astute. The Dialogue was a best-seller of its day; Latin versions survive in some twenty-seven manuscripts and forty-nine early printed editions and the work was translated into a wide variety of late medieval vernaculars, including German, Dutch, Swedish, Italian, English, and Welsh.

Acknowledgements Introduction The Dialogue of Solomon and Marcolf Explanatory Notes Textual Notes Appendix Bibliography

Nancy Mason Bradbury is Professor of English at Smith College, and focuses on Chaucer, anonymous medieval romances and tales, and medieval proverbs. Scott Bradbury is Professor of Classical Languages and Literatures at Smith College, specializing in the history of the Later Roman Empire and in ancient religions.

Publication Details:

 Paperback , 118 pages
 254mm x 178mm

BIC Code:
 Medieval Institute Publications


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