The Middle English 'Liber Aureus and Gospel of Nicodemus': Edited from London, British Library, MS Egerton 2658

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Apart from Nicholas Love's 'Mirror of the Blessed Life of Jesus Christ', the pseudo-Bonaventuran 'Meditationes Vitae Christi' was the basis for a number of other Middle English texts in verse and prose. The 'Liber Aureus and Gospel of Nicodemus', which survives in three manuscripts and a fragment, offers a distinctive contribution to the tradition that followed in the wake of the Latin text and provides a significant counterpoint to Nicholas Love's version. Whereas Love adopts from the 'Meditationes Vitae Christi' most of ...

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