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Gavin Douglas, The Palyce of Honour

Edited by David John Parkinson

Gavin Douglas, The Palyce of Honour
Paperback, 244 pages £19.50
Published: 2018
ISBN: 9781580443722
Format: 260mm x 210mm
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Hardback, 244 pages £70.00
Published: 2018
ISBN: 9781580443739
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Subjects: Literary Studies, Medieval Institute Publications, Medieval Studies
Series: TEAMS Middle English Texts Series

At the end of the fifteenth century, Gavin Douglas devised his ambitious dream vision The Palyce of Honour in part to signal a new scope to Scottish literary culture. While deeply versed in Chaucer's writings, Douglas identified Ovid's Metamorphoses as a particularly timely model in the light of contemporary humanist scholarship. For all its comedy, The Palyce of Honour stands as a reminder to James IV of Scotland that poetry casts a powerful light upon the arts of rule.  A new edition of David Parkinson’s 1992 book The Palis of Honoure.

Medieval Institute Publications at Western Michigan University publishes the TEAMS Middle English Texts series, which is designed to make available texts that occupy an important place in the literary and cultural canon but have not been readily obtainable in student editions.

The focus of Middle English Texts is on Middle English literature adjacent to such major authors as Chaucer or Malory. The editions include glosses of difficult words and short introductions on the history of the work, its merits, points of topical interest and brief bibliographies.


Preface and Acknowledgements
The Palyce of Honour
Explanatory Notes
Textual Notes

David J. Parkinson is a professor of English at the University of Saskatchewan.

Publication Details:

 Paperback , 244 pages
 260mm x 210mm

 Hardback , 244 pages

BIC Code:
  LIT004120, LIT011000, LIT014000
 Medieval Institute Publications


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