The Middle English Metrical Paraphrase of the Old Testament: The CA. 1518 Translation and the Middle Dutch Analogue, Mariken Van Nieumeghen

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Like the Bible upon which it is based, the metrical paraphrase is unlikely to be a text read cover-to-cover by the faint-hearted. The Paraphrase is, in several ways, a remarkable artifact of the Chaucerian period, one that can reveal a great deal about vernacular biblical literature in Middle English, about readership and lay understandings of the Bible, about the relationship between Christians and Jews in late medieval England, about the environment in which the Lollards and other reformers worked, about perceived roles ...

The Middle English Metrical Paraphrase of the Old Testament: The CA. 1518 Translation and the Middle Dutch Analogue, Mariken Van Nieumeghen 2011, Medieval Institute Publications, Kalamazoo

ISBN-13: 9781580441506

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