A Critical Edition of John Mirk's Festial, edited from British Library MS Cotton Claudius A.II: Volume 1

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The Festial, most probably composed in the late 1380s by the Augustinian canon, John Mirk, of Lilleshall Abbey, Shropshire, was the most popular and influential collection of sermons in English in the late medieval and early Tudor period, surviving in many copies, and printed by Caxton and his successors. The collection was designed to be accessible and entertaining, as well as orthodox, to counter the success of Lollard preaching, and taught both the priests who used the sermons, as well as their audiences, the ...

A Critical Edition of John Mirk's Festial, edited from British Library MS Cotton Claudius A.II: Volume 1 2010, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780199578498

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